Friday’s Den: Wrapping up a busy Thursday night

13) Central Florida 36, Boise State 31:
— Start of game was delayed two hours by lightning; it ended at 1:25am
— Boise had a 100-yard pick-6, led 21-0 early in 2nd quarter.
— UCF outgained Boise 573-283, converted 10-17 on 3rd down.
— Knights scored winning TD with 4:16 left to play. 

12) Ohio State 45, Minnesota 31:
— Gophers led 21-17 midway thru third quarter.
— Ohio State scored TD’s on plays of: 71-38-56-70-61 yards. Explosive.

11)  Utah 40, Weber State 17— Kid named Shaheen on Weber State ran a kick back for a TD, the 6th time he’s done that in college— he’ll play on Sundays someday.

10) Early season bad losses:
— Cal-Davis 19, Tulsa 17
— Eastern Washington 35, UNLV 33 OT

Losing to I-AA teams isn’t good.

9) Temple-Rutgers game was pushed back to Saturday, because of all the rain.

8) Wednesday night, they had 3.15 inches of rain in Manhattan, in an hour!!!! Most rain ever recorded in one day in NYC.

7) Phillies 7, Nationals 6:
— Washington led 6-0 after five innings.
— Phillies won 6th game in row, are 2 games out of first in NL East.

6) Nationals’ pitcher named Alberto Baldonado pitched a scoreless inning in his MLB debut, after pitching in the minor leagues for 11 years— imagine how excited he must’ve been!!!

5) Cubs 6, Pirates 5 (11)— Second baseman for Pirates dropped a simple pop-up on the infield dirt which allowed the winning run to score. Just an awful way to lose.

4) Mets acquired lefty reliever Brad Hand off waivers after Toronto dumped him- they had acquired him from Washington at the trade deadline.

3) With Texas/Oklahoma bolting the Big X, rumor is that the league is looking at adding four teams: BYU, Central Florida, Cincinnati, Houston.

2) Supposedly Dak Prescott is good to go next week in Tampa, but he hasn’t played in a game of any kind since Week 5 of last year; you have to wonder about his conditioning. I’m assuming his shoulder is fine, if they’re letting him play.

1) Couple weeks ago, I complained about the Subway sub shop near my house not taking coupons that they mail out; was at the bank near that Subway yesterday— it is now closed permanently. Several smaller businesses in that area have closed; no bueno. 

Author: Armadillo Sports

I've been involved in sports my whole life, now just write about them. I like to travel, mostly to Las Vegas- they have gambling there.