Sunday’s Den: Wrapping up a busy sports Saturday

Bengals 27, Vikings 24 OT
Minnesota led 17-3 after the third quarter.
WR Addison caught six passes for 111 yards, two TD’s.
Minnesota is 6-7 in one-score games this year (11-0 LY)
Mullens is the 56th QB to start an NFL game this season.

Bengals’ first five drives: 32 plays, 116 yards, 3 points.
Bengals’ last five drives: 38 plays, 263 yards, 24 points.
Bengals won their last three games, scoring 34-34-28 points.
Five of Cincinnati’s last six games went over the total.

Colts 30, Steelers 13
Pittsburgh led 13-0 early in second quarter.
Steelers’ second TD came on a 1-yard drive after a blocked punt.
After that TD, rest of game, Steelers ran 37 plays for 161 yards, no points.
Steelers lost four of their last five games, scoring 13.4 ppg.

Colts after the blocked punt: 57 plays, 340 yards, 30 points.
Indianapolis won/covered five of its last six games.
In its last six games, Indy is +9 in turnovers (13-4)
Colts’ team total: over 10-3-1.

Lions 42, Broncos 17
Goff was 24-34/278 passing, with five TD passes.
Lions’ first three drives: 14 plays, 47 yards, 3 punts.
Lions’ next five drives: 39 plays, 372 yards, 35 points.
Detroit is 10-5 ATS in last 15 games vs AFC opponents.

Lions outgained Denver, 448-287.
Last five weeks, Denver converted only 21-67 on third down.
Broncos are 2-5 ATS on the road this season.
Broncos are 7-15 ATS in last 22 games coming off a win.

— Purdue 92, Arizona 84
Boilermakers had three guys score 22+ points.
Purdue shot 61% inside arc, 10-24 on the arc.
First loss for 8-1 Arizona, which has three top 25 wins.

— Kentucky 87, North Carolina 83
Dillingham led Kentucky with 17 points; he didn’t start.
Kentucky had 18 offensive rebounds on 44 missed shots.
North Carolina led once; 72-71 with 5:15 left in game.

— Memphis 79, Clemson 77
First loss for 9-1 Clemson, which led 39-32 at half.
Teams combined to shoot 11-49 on the arc.
Memphis was +9 in turnovers (15-6).

— Ohio State 67, UCLA 60
Brickfest!!! Teams combined to shoot 2-24 on the arc.
Ohio State shot 58.5% inside the arc.
Buckeyes outscored UCLA 30-19 over last 10:47 of game.

— Kansas 75, Indiana 71
Hoosiers led by 13 early in second half.
Kansas played four subs a total of only 24 minutes.
McCullar was only 3-11 from floor, but 13-16 on foul line.

— Creighton 85, Alabama 82
Alabama shot 58% inside arc, only 4-22 on arc.
Crimson Tide led by 6 early in second half.
Creighton outscored Alabama 21-8 on the foul line.

— Saint Louis 75, Louisiana Tech 74
Tech is first team since 2009 to have ZERO TURNOVERS in a game.
But they lost; Billikens outscored Tech 11-4 over final 0:36 of the game.
Saint Louis made 10-18 3-point shots.

— Word of the Day: Smorgasbord- Saturday offered a wide variety of games on TV, starting at 11am, and running for the next 13-14 hours, a sports smorgasbord.

Myrtle Beach Bowl: Ohio U 41, Georgia Southern 21
Bobcats led 20-0 at halftime.
Ohio U was 10-15 on third down, Eagles 5-12
Georgia Southern loses its last five games, after a 6-2 start.

New Orleans Bowl: Jacksonville State 34, Louisiana 31 OT
Gamecocks win a bowl in their first season on the I-A level.
Louisiana loses, despite scoring three defensive touchdowns.
Jax State was minus-4 in turnovers, but ran ball 74 times for 290 yards.

Cure Bowl: Appalachian State 13, Miami OH 9
App State led 6-3 at halftime, on a rainy day in Orlando.
Both teams turned ball over three times.
App State outgained Miami, 388-227

New Mexico Bowl: Fresno State 37, New Mexico State 10
Bulldogs outgained New Mexico State 500-200.
Fresno converted 8-13 third down plays.
Fresno QB Keene was 31-39/380 passing, with 3 TD passes.

Los Angeles Bowl: UCLA 35, Boise State 22
Bruins outscored Boise State 21-0 in third quarter.
QB Garbers came off bench, was 9-12/152 passing, with two TD’s.
UCLA ran ball for 230 yards, outgained Broncos 510-332.

Independence Bowl: Texas Tech 34, California 14
Tech was 9-19 on third down, Cal 4-14.
Cal led 14-7 early, but turned ball over four times (minus-2)
Tech WR Eakin caught seven passes for 106 yards and a TD. 


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.