Saturday’s Den: Wrapping up a fall Friday…….

Braves 5, Mets 2— Teams are now tied atop NL East standings, with five games left. Mets hold the tie-breaker if the teams wind up even in the standings.

— Atlanta signed P Charlie Morton to a $20M deal for next year, with a team option for 2024. Morton is 9-6, 4.39 in 30 starts this season.

Tulane 27, Houston 24 OT:
Tulane’s 3rd-string QB threw the game-winning TD pass in overtime.
Houston outgained the Green Wave 383-273.
Last three years, Green Wave is 14-6 ATS coming off a loss.

Tex-San Antonio 45, Middle Tennessee 30
Roadrunners led 31-20 at halftime.
UTSA converted 10-14 on third down, Blue Raiders 6-17.
Roadrunners threw for 423 yards, averaging 11.7 yards/attempt.

Boise State 35, San Diego State 13
Aztecs led this game 13-0 at halftime.
Aztecs’ only TD came on a blocked punt.
Broncos outgained San Diego State 450-114.
Boise ran ball for 316 yards, 7/4 yards/attempt.

UCLA 40, Washington 32:
Bruins led 26-10 at halftime.
UCLA converted 10-14 third down plays.
Bruins was +2 in turnovers, ran for 184 yards, 4.7 yards/carry.

UNLV 31, New Mexico 20
Lobos led 17-0 early in second quarter.
Rebels outgained New Mexico, 356-277.
UNLV scored on pick-6 with 0:28 left; this was a close game.

— Discovered an old 2015 NFL Films thing on Amazon Prime the other night, an in-season show featuring the Arizona Cardinals. They had cameras in the coaches’ offices, in the owner’s box during games, like Hard Knocks in the summer.

Haven’t finished it yet, but what I saw was interesting. Bruce Arians was the Cardinals’ coach back then; not sure why the Cardinals let him get away, but he obviously wound up in Tampa and won a Super Bowl couple years ago.

— Cardinals’ GM Steve Keim has three sons: Carson, Brady, Warner. I’m guessing they’re going to go grow up to be quarterbacks.

— Mariners 2, A’s 1— Cal Raleigh’s walk-off homer in the 9th inning puts Seattle in the playoffs for the first time since 2001.

— Houston clinched the #1-seed in the American League when the Orioles beat New York. 

— SMU-Central Florida football game has been moved to Wednesday night at 7:30, because of the hurricane in Florida; game will be televised on ESPN2, the only football on TV that night.

— Iowa is the only state in our country that begins with two vowels. 

Author: Armadillo Sports

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