Sunday’s Den: Wrapping up a busy Saturday

— Texas 34, Alabama 24
Loss ends Alabama’s 21-game home winning streak.
Texas outscored Crimson Tide 21-8 in 4th quarter.
Texas QB Evers was 24-38/349 passing, with 3 TD’s.

— So far this season, SEC teams are 7-10 ATS in non-conference games.

— Oregon 38, Texas Tech 30
If you took Texas Tech +4.5, don’t read this part.
Ducks kicked FG with 1:10 left to take 31-30 lead.
Oregon scored on a pick-6 with 0:35 left to cover the spread.

— So far this season, Pac-12 non-conference favorites are 11-4 ATS.

— North Carolina 40, Appalachian State 34 OT
App State kicked FG with 1:22 left to force overtime.
Total yardage: 527-494, Tar Heels
App State is a dangerous opponent; they’re used to winning.
A year from today, App State is scheduled to visit Clemson.

— Miami 48, Texas A&M 33
Van Dyke threw for 374 yards, 5 TD’s.
Miami had TD passes of 52-64 yards, ran kickoff back 98 yards for a TD.
I’m guessing the wealthy A&M boosters were thrilled with this score.
If A&M fires Jimbo Fisher this year, his buyout is $76.8M. He ain’t getting fired.

— Rice 43, Houston 41 OT
Rice led this game 28-0 with 3:00 left before halftime.
Houston tied game on a TD with 0:15 left.
Rice QB Daniels was 28-42/401, with 4 TD passes.
Big win over their local rival for the Rice program.

— James Madison 36, Virginia 35
Dukes were favored by 6.5 points in this game.
Virginia led 35-24 after third quarter.
JMU drove 80 yards for winning TD with 0:55 left.

— Upsets of the Day:
Florida International (+12) 46, North Texas 39
Rice (+8) 43, Houston 41 OT
Texas (+7) 34, Alabama 24
Cincinnati (+6.5) 27, Pittsburgh 21
Auburn (+5.5) 14, California 10
Washington State (+5) 31, Wisconsin 22

— Word of the Day: Opportunity— A set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something.

— Utah 20, Baylor 13
Neither starting QB played in this game.
Baylor’s #2 QB threw an INT deep in his own territory with game tied, 1:35 left
Utah scored game-winning TD with 0:17 left.

— Colorado 36, Nebraska 13
Nebraska’s QB lost three fumbles in this game, all without getting hit.
He fumbled two shotgun snaps, lost a handoff to a RB- he was awful.
Colorado QB Sanders has thrown for 910 yards in two games.

— Auburn 14, California 10— This is the first game Auburn ever won in the state of California.

— Orioles 13, Red Sox 12— James McCann hit two home runs for Baltimore.

— Arizona 3, Cubs 2 (10)— Diamondbacks are 3-0 in Wrigley so far this weekend, have moved into the third Wild Card slot in the NL, 1.5 games ahead of Miami.

— Rays 7, Mariners 5— Yandy Diaz hit a double and walk-off homer in a game he didn’t start.

— Astros 7, Mariners 5— Yordan Alvarez scored twice, knocked in two runs.

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.