Sunday’s Den: Wrapping up a college football Saturday

13) Michigan State 37, Michigan 33:
— Walker ran for 191 yards, five TD’s; his 23-yard TD run with 5:08 left won the game.
— Michigan led 30-14 with 5:00 left in third quarter.
— Wolverines outgained State, 552-395- they had a 93-yard TD pass. 

12) Houston 44, SMU 37:
— SMU tied game on a 45-yard FG with 0:30 left.
— Houston ran the ensuing kickoff back 100 yards for game-winning TD.
— Mustangs lose their first game; both teams are now 7-1.
— Houston QB Tune threw for 412 yards, four TD’s.
— Only 2nd time in last 15 years there was a game-winning kick return in last minute of a game.

11) Clemson 30, Florida State 20— Early nominee for Bad Beat of the Decade. Seminoles (+9.5) have ball at end of game on their own 33, down 24-20. They throw a pass and start to lateral all over the field, but they go in the wrong direction, and Clemson runs an errant lateral into the end zone to cover the spread by half a point with the clock at 0:00.

If you laid 9.5 with Clemson, Happy Halloween.

10) Baylor 31, Texas 24:
— Baylor is 7-1; can they keep their coach from bolting?
— Texas led 21-10 with 5:00 left in third quarter.
— Longhorns are 4-4, not what they had in mind when they fired their coach LY.

9) Miami 38, Pittsburgh 34:
— Miami had TD plays of 20-57-40 yards in first quarter.
— Pitt QB Pickett threw for 519 yards in a losing cause.
— Panthers had 107 penalty yards, turned ball over twice.

8) West Virginia 38, Iowa State 31:
— Mountaineers outscored ISU 14-0 in 4th quarter.
— Cyclones had TD plays of 70-68 yards in first quarter.
— WVU had two receivers with 100+ receiving yards.
— Iowa State is 5-3, a disappointing team.

7) Upsets of the Week:
— Washington State (+16.5) 34, Arizona State 21
— Bowling Green (+13) 56, Buffalo 44
— Navy (+11) 20, Tulsa 17
— Miami (+9.5) 38, Pitt 34
— West Virginia (+7.5) 38, Iowa State 31
— Purdue (+7.5) 28, Nebraska 23

6) Georgia 34, Florida 7:
— Game was 3-0 near end of first half, then Florida’s offense imploded.
— Georgia scored three TD’s in 2:09 span late in first half to break game open.
— Dawgs’ first two TD drives were 11-36 yards; they also had a pick-6.
— Both teams turned ball over three times.

5) Wake Forest 45, Duke 7— If Dave Clawson is still Wake’s coach next season, some athletic directors need to lose their jobs. This guy should have a better job. Demon Deacons are 8-0 for the first time ever; they’re the smallest school in country in a Power 5 conference.

4) Cincinnati 31, Tulane 12— When the first poll comes out for the national playoff, will be interesting where the Bearcats land. They beat Notre Dame in South Bend, after all.

3) North Texas 30, Rice 24 OT:
— Owls tied game on 12-yard TD pass with 0:16 left.
— Rice outgained North Texas, 366-289, but had 109 penalty yards.
— Rice converted all four of their 4th down plays.

2) Old Dominion 23, Louisiana Tech 20:
— Monarchs kicked two FG’s in last 1:52.
— Nick Rice kicked 46-yarder at 0:00 for the win.
— ODU had a 100-yard kick return in first half.

1) Ohio State 33, Penn State 24:— Serious question; if James Franklin bolts Happy Valley for either LSU or USC, what %age of Penn State fans will be upset?

— Penn State lost last three games, by 3-2-9 points.
— Buckeyes outgained PSU 466-394.
— Nittany Lions converted 11-16 third down plays.

Author: Armadillo Sports

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