Sunday’s Den: Wrapping up a college football Saturday

SMU 77, Houston 63
SMU QB Mordecai threw seven TD passes…….in the FIRST HALF!!!
For the game, Mordecai was 28-37/379 passing with nine TD’s. He also ran the ball for 54 yards and a touchdown.
Mustangs led 56-35 at halftime.
Houston QB Tune threw for 527 yards and seven TD’s.
If I was Houston’s defensive coordinator, might be time to update the resume.

LSU 32, Alabama 31 OT
LSU scored TD in OT; they went for 2 points and the win— they got it.
Alabama kicked a 46-yard FG with 0:21 left to force OT.
Since 2005, this is the 5th time Alabama-LSU have played an overtime game.

Georgia 27, Tennessee 13— Game was 24-6 at halftime; Dawgs converted 7-12 on third down, Tennessee only 2-14. Georgia held the Vols to 289 total yards.

Kansas 37, Oklahoma State 16
Jayhawks are bowl eligible for the first time since 2008
Oklahoma State lost three of last four games after a 5-0 start, giving up 40.5 ppg.

Air Force 13, Army 7— We try to give out good handicapping trends here; since 2005, when service academy teams play each other, the under is 43-9-1. We posted this trend in Friday’s Den, so don’t say we didn’t try to help.

TCU 34, Texas Tech 24— Horned Frogs ran ball for 234 yards; they’re the quietest 9-0 team you’ve ever seen.

Mississippi State 39, Auburn 33 OT
Bulldogs led 24-6 at halftime.
QB Rogers was 42-59/357 passing, with three TD’s.
Auburn ran ball for 261 yards, threw for only 70.
MSU kicked FG to tie game with 0:29 left, to force OT.
Auburn had 13 penalties for 100 yards.

Liberty 31, Arkansas 29
8-1 Liberty led 21-3 at halftime.
Flames had a goal-line stand with 1:11 left to play.
Liberty coach Freeze struggled in the SEC, going 12-25 in five years at Ole Miss, but he gets a big win here over a good SEC team.

Upsets of the Week:
Michigan State (+16.5) 23, Illinois 15
Liberty (+13.5) 21, Arkansas 19
LSU (+13) 32, Alabama 31
BYU (+9.5) 31, Boise State 28
Ball State (+7) 27, Kent State 20
NC State (+5) 30, Wake Forest 21
Iowa (+4.5) 24, Purdue 3

Temple 54, South Florida 28— EJ Warner was 27-36/344 passing, with two TD’s.

Baylor 38, Oklahoma 35— Sooners outgained Baylor 499-413, converted 10-15 on third down, but Gabriel threw three INT’s. Oklahoma is now 5-4, after going 107-24 the last 10 years.

Tulane 27, Tulsa 13— 8-1 Green Wave is ranked in the top 20 for first time this century; they were 2-10 last year, were 46-77 over the last decade, before this season.

Florida State 45, Miami 3— FSU led 31-3 at halftime. Once-proud Hurricanes have now lost five of their last seven games.

Minnesota 20, Nebraska 13— RB Ibrahim ran ball for 127 yards, his 17th straight game with 100+ rushing yards. 6-3 Gophers are bowl eligible.

Notre Dame 35, Clemson 14— Notre Dame’s first TD came on a blocked punt; they later had a pick-6, as Clemson loses for the first time this season.

Kentucky 21, Missouri 17— Wildcats drove 58 yards in 2:48, threw 22-yard TD pass for winning score with 5:18 left. Kentucky is now 6-3, bowl eligible for the 7th straight year. 

Tex-San Antonio 44, UAB 38 OT
UAB scored two TD’s in last 4:39 to force overtime.
Blazers outgained UTSA 553-494.
Senior QB Harris threw for 285 yards, 4 TD’s for UTSA.
Roadrunners are now 7-2, 5-0 in Conference USA.

Astros 4, Phillies 1
Alvarez hit a 3-run homer for Houston.
Game was scoreless after five innings.
Phillies scored total of three runs in Games 4-6.
Astros win title for 2nd time; they’ve been in four of last six World Series.
This should cement Dusty Baker as a Hall of Famer, hopefully next year. 

Author: Armadillo Sports

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