Saturday’s Den: Random stuff with weekend here……..

Bowl season started Friday; lot of football on TV for the next month:
Troy 18, Texas-San Antonio 12:
UTSA led 12-0 with 2:00 left in first half; they never scored again.
Roadrunners had five turnovers, 104 yards in penalties. 
Troy has now won its last five bowl games
Underdogs covered Cure Bowl six of last seven years.

UAB 24, Miami OH 20
UAB drove 70 yards, scored game-winning TD with 1:33 left.
Miami WR was tackled on the 2-yard line as time ran out.
Blazers were 7-12 on third down, Miami 4-14.
UAB outgained Miami 390-272.

There is also lot of basketball on TV these days……..
Marquette 69, Creighton 58
Marquette outscored Bluejays 24-9 over final 10:15 of first half.
Golden Eagles were +8 in turnovers (18-10)
Creighton has lost six games in a row, after a 5-0 start.
Marquette is shooting 60.3% inside the arc (#4)

Xavier 102, Georgetown 89
Xavier made 14-26 on arc, scored 59 points in second half.
Georgetown has lost 21 Big East games in a row.
In 5+ years under Patrick Ewing, Hoyas are 26-64 in Big East regular season games.
Xavier has won five games in a row, scoring 86 ppg.

76ers 116, Warriors 108
Embiid scored 34 points, added 13 rebounds.
Golden State is 14-16, #11-seed in Western Conference.
Steph Curry is out for couple months with a bad shoulder.

49ers 21, Seahawks 13
San Francisco clinches the NFC West crown.
McCaffrey ran ball for 108 yards and a TD. 
Last six games, 49ers allowed six TD’s on 62 drives.
Two games vs Seattle this year, 49ers ran ball for 359 yards.

Seattle’s first four drives: 14 plays, minus-4 yards, one first down.
Seattle is 1-4 SU/0-5 ATS last five games, running for 62.6 yards/game.
Last five games, opponents are 28-54 (50.7%) on 3rd down.
Last five games, Seattle gave up 161-283-171-223-170 rushing yards.

— QB Russell Wilson is out for Denver’s game with the Cardinals Sunday; Brett Rypien will make his third NFL start instead.

Jets QB Zach Wilson gets the nod under center Sunday; Mike White wasn’t cleared by doctors to play. Joe Flacco will be the Jets’ backup QB.

Baseball happenings:
White Sox signed OF Andrew Benntendi for five years, $75M.
Minnesota Twins signed OF Joey Gallo for one year, $11M.
Red Sox DFA’d 1B Eric Hosmer.

— Alabama’s football team is 10-2 this season, but they’re minus-2 in turnovers; from 2015-21, Crimson Tide was +76 in turnovers in 100 games.

— Favorites won/covered the last seven Cotton Bowls.

— When Manhattan College fired basketball coach Steve Masiello on October 25, their best player, Jose Perez, hit the transfer portal— he chose West Virginia, and is eligible to start practicing with WVU today. But the NCAA denied Perez’ appeal to become immediately eligible to play games; West Virginia will appeal the decision.

Murray State 68, Austin Peay 60— Two teams who were long-time Ohio Valley rivals, but have both bolted the OVC for different leagues. Murray State is 7-4, winning both their MVC games in overtime. Murray outscored the Governors 13-2 over final 4:53 of this game. 

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.