Sunday’s Den: Wrapping up a college football Saturday

13) Texas 41, Oklahoma State 34 OT:
— OSU led 31-20 in 3rd quarter, then Texas ran a kick back 100 yards for a TD.
— Texas was outgained 530-287, but was +4 in turnovers, and also got a free set of downs after a roughing the punter penalty- they also ran that kick back for a TD.
— Texas is 5-1 in last six series games, with four wins by 3 points or in OT.

12) Clemson 34, Boston College 28:
— BC led 28-13 at halftime; they didn’t score in second half.
— Clemson’s freshman backup QB Uiagaleleiu stepped in for Lawrence, was 30-41/382 passing, with two TDs.

11) Michigan State 27, Michigan 24:
— Spartans drove 93 yards for winning TD, with 0:37 left.
— State averaged 10.1 yards per pass attempt.

10) Purdue/Indiana are both 2-0 in Big 14 play, first time since 1972 they’ve both been 2-0 in conference games.

9) Coastal Carolina 51, Georgia State 0:
— Chanticleers are 6-0 this season, with a win at Big X’s Kansas.

8) Indiana 37, Rutgers 21:
— Rutgers scored a TD with 1:31 left that was nullified by a penalty; they threw eight laterals on the play, which took 0:33 to run. Penalty was for a forward lateral; they’ll show this on highlight shows all weekend, I’m guessing.
— Teams combined to convert only 5-26 third down plays- they combined for 187 penalty yards.

7) Upsets of the Week:
— Michigan State (+24) 27, Michigan 24
— Maryland (+20) 45, Minnesota 44 OT
— Louisiana Tech (+12) 37, UAB 34 OT
— Virginia (+7) 44, North Carolina 41
— Texas (+3.5) 41, Oklahoma State 34 OT

6) Maryland 45, Minnesota 44 OT:
— Gophers led 38-21 after third quarter, then blew the lead.
— Minnesota has to recruit a kicker; they missed a PAT in overtime.
— Tagovailoa threw for 394 yards, three TD’s for the Terrapins.

5) Alabama 41, Mississippi State 0:
— Last year, Mike Leach’s Washington State team was 3-0, then they blew a 49-24 lead at home to UCLA, losing 67-63. Starting with that game, Leach’s teams are 4-10 in their last 14 games— his Miss State team has been outscored 93-16 in their last three games.

4) Cincinnati 49, Memphis 10:
— Bearcats are 5-0; they outrushed Memphis 242-3 in this game.

3) ESPN is going to televise 35 of the 37 bowls this season; first bowl will be December 19, last one will be the national title game, on January 11.

2) Auburn 48, LSU 11:
— Defending national champs are 2-3; this was their worst loss since 1996.
— LSU has given up 44+ points in three of their five games.

1) Could someone explain to me why East Carolina and Tulsa are in the same league? MapQuest tells me that the two schools are 1,235 miles apart. Same deal with Navy and SMU. 

Author: Armadillo Sports

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