Sunday’s Den: Wrapping up a college football Saturday

13) North Carolina 58, Wake Forest 55:
— Demon Deacons led this game 45-27 in third quarter.
— 9-1 Wake gave up 114 points in last two games.
— Total yardage: Wake 615, UNC 546
— Both teams had 110+ yards in penalties. Not a great day for the refs. 

12) Army 21, Air Force 14 OT:
— Since 2005, games between the service academies have gone under the total 40 of 50 times, with one push (40-9-1 under).
— Army actually threw a 79-yard TD pass.
— Air Force tied game with FG with 0:23 left.

11) Arkansas 31, Mississippi State 28:
— Miss State missed 39-yard FG at 0:00 that would’ve forced OT.
— Earlier in game, a different MSU kicker missed a 23-yard FG.
— Miss State QB Rogers threw for 417 yards in losing cause.
— This is Mike Leach, after the game:
“Announce this. There’s an open tryout on our campus for kickers. Anybody that wants to kick or walk on and kick at Mississippi State, we’ll hold a tryout any time you can get over there to our building, providing you’re cleared by the NCAA.”

Alrighty then.

10) Clemson 30, Louisville 24
— Tigers outscored Louisville 13-0 in 4th quarter to escape with a win.
— Louisville three TD’s were on plays of 26-23-51 yards.
— Cardinals ran ball for 223 yards, outgained Clemson 397-340.

9) Oregon 26, Washington 16— 1:58 to go, Washington had ball on their own 10-yard line, 4th-and-10, down 24-16. They don’t go for it, they line up to punt- the fans boo, the center snaps the ball over the punter’s head. Safety for Oregon, game over. No bueno.

Washington had only two timeouts left; this coach is incompetent in game management. Huskies are now 4-5; they’ve been a program that has won a lot. Not anymore.

8) Purdue 40, Michigan State 29:
— Boiler QB O’Connell threw for 536 yards. Lot of yards.
— Purdue converted 11-18 third down plays.
— Boilers outgained Michigan State, 594-458.
— Both sides averaged 9+ yards/pass attempt.

7) Upsets of the Week:
— South Carolina (+20.5) 40, Florida 17
— Illinois (+15) 14, Minnesota 6
— Colorado (+12) 37, Oregon State 34, OT
— Eastern Michigan (+9) 52, Toledo 49
— Central Michigan (+9) 42, Western Michigan 30
— TCU (+7.5) 30, Baylor 28

6) Cincinnati 28, Tulsa 20— Bearcats keep winning, but they’re 0-3 ATS in last three games, and apparently that matters to the geniuses who vote in the top 25 poll. Alabama struggled with LSU this week; will people vote them lower because of that? Didn’t think so.

5) TCU 30, Baylor 28:
— QB Morris threw for 461 yards, 2 TD’s in his first start for TCU.
— Morris is yet another former Oklahoma QB; his dad coached SMU, Arkansas.
— Horned Frogs outgained Baylor, 562-393.

4) Illinois 14, Minnesota 6:
— Golden Gophers are 6-3; in two of those losses, they were favored by 31, 15 points, so it is really a disappointing 6-3 record.

3) Memphis 28, SMU 25:
— Mustangs lose second straight game, after a 7-0 start.
— Memphis outgained SMU, 454-323; they were +2 in turnovers.

2) Miami 33, Georgia Tech 30:
— 5-4 Miami won its last three games, by total of 8 points.
— Miami outscored Tech 16-7 in second half.

1) Iowa State 30, Texas 7:
— Texas is 4-5, has lost four games in a row, giving up 37 ppg.
— Last year, Longhorns fired Tom Herman, who was 32-18 at Texas, 4-0 in bowl games.
— Boosters were mad at him; he didn’t win a national title.
— Maybe they should’ve kept Herman. 

Author: Armadillo Sports

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