Sunday’s Den: Wrapping up a college football Saturday……

Kansas 48, Houston 30
Lance Leipold is the coach at Kansas; he won five D-III national titles coaching Wisconsin–Whitewater- you win five national titles at any level, you’re a damn good coach. Then he went to Buffalo, and went 24-10 his last three years there.

This is his second year at Kansas; Jayhawks are 3-0, and have won consecutive road games by 10+ points for the first time since 1995. Kansas is 3-1 in its last four road games, after they had been 2-64 in their previous 66 road tilts.

I’m guessing he’ll be getting a phone call from Nebraska fairly soon.

Appalachian State 32 (-13.5), Troy State 28
App State scored on a 53-yard Hail Mary as time expired for the win.
Troy took an intentional safety to improve field position with 0:20 left- they led 28-26 after the safety.
Check out the highlights on TV; App State pulled one out of the hat here.

UCLA 32, South Alabama 31
UCLA kicked a 24-yard FG on last play for the win.
USA led 31-29, but eschewed a 39-yard FG with 3:00 left and tried for a game-clinching first down with a fake field goal, which failed badly. Bruins then drove for the winning score.
UCLA outscored South Alabama 9-0 in fourth quarter.

Arizona 31, North Dakota State 28
I-AA North Dakota State was a 3-point favorite in this game.
Bison ran 57 plays; only 7 of them were on third down.
Arizona threw a 22-yard TD pass with 4:53 left for the win. 

Syracuse 32, Purdue 29
Syracuse threw a 25-yard TD pass with 0:07 left for the win.
Purdue led 9-3 at halftime.
There were 42 points scored in the 4th quarter.
Purdue QB O’Connell threw for 424 yards and 3 TD’s, but also threw a pick-6.
Boilers missed a PAT and two field goals- they had 13 penalties for 138 yards.

Washington 39, Michigan State 28
Huskies led 29-8 at halftime.
Indiana transfer QB Michael Penix threw for 397 yards, four TD’s.

Indiana 33, Western Kentucky 30 OT
Hoosiers scored TD/2-point conversion with 0:47 left to force OT.
WKU led 24-13 after three quarters.
Hilltoppers outgained Indiana, 545-484
Indiana won game with a 51-yard FG in overtime.

Wake Forest 37, Liberty 36
17-point favorite Deacons led 20-8 at halftime.
Liberty scored TD with 1:11 left, went for 2 points and the lead, but failed.
Flames outgained Wake Forest, 437-346
Liberty turned ball over four times (minus-2)
Wake ran ball 26 times for only 21 yards.

Rutgers 16, Temple 14
Temple’s QB is freshman EJ Warner, son of NFL Hall of Famer Kurt Warner; he was 19-32 for 215 yards passing in this game.

Florida 31, South Florida 28
Gators blew a 24-10 lead, scored game-winning TD with 5:05 left.
USF missed a 49-yard field goal with 0:23 left.
Florida was 23-point favorite; if they were ranked #18 last week, they should be lower after this.
USF ran for 286 yards, ran 74 plays- they outgained Florida 402-329.

Arkansas 38, Missouri State 27
I-AA Missouri State led 17-0 with 9:00 left in 2nd quarter, led 27-17 with 12:00 left in game.
Arkansas gained 597 yards, but turned ball over three times (minus-3)
Razorbacks averaged 12.4 yards/pass attempt. 

Charlotte 42, Georgia State 41
20-point underdog Charlotte scored TD with 0:17 left for the win.
49ers threw for 401 yards and 5 TD’s; Georgia State ran for 259 yards. Panthers gained 602 yards and lost.

Eastern Michigan 30, Arizona State 21
Big late-night upset out west.
Eagles led 24-14 at halftime.

Oregon 41, BYU 20
Ducks led 38-7 after three quarters.
Oregon ran for 212 yards, averaged 11.4 yards/pass attempt.
Ducks lost 49-3 to Georgia; how freakin’ good is Georgia?

Upsets of the Week:
Charlotte (+20) 42, Georgia State 41
Eastern Michigan (+20) 30, Arizona State 21
Bowling Green (+17) 34, Marshall 31 OT
Wyoming (+16.5) 17, Air Force 14
Tulane (+13.5) 17, Kansas State 10
Rice (+11) 33, Louisiana 21
Kansas (+9) 48, Houston 30

Also, I-AA Southern Illinois beat Northwestern 31-24. 

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.

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