Sunday’s Den: Wrapping up a college football Saturday

13) USC 34, Arizona 30:
— Trojans won first two games, by combined total of five points.
— USC drove 75 yards for winning TD with 0:25 left.
— Trojan QB Slovis got criticized a lot by FOX TV guys, but he was 30-43/375. Gus Johnson made it clear he doesn’t think much of the USC coaches. 

12) Ole Miss 59, South Carolina 42:
— Rebels scored the last 21 points of the game.
— Both teams need to recruit a lot of defensive players.
— Ole Miss threw for 508 yards, 16.0 yards/attempt.
— Total yardage: Ole Miss 708, Carolina 548

11) Wisconsin 49, Michigan 11:
— Game was 28-0 at half; Wolverines lost last three games.
— Michigan/Penn State/Florida State are a combined 3-13 this year.
— Indiana/Northwestern are a combined 8-0.
— Michigan lost three home games in row, for first time in 11 years. 

10) Miami 25, Virginia Tech 24:
— Miami trailed 24-13 with 2:00 left in third quarter.
— Winning TD was a 35-yard pass play with 5:59 left in game.
— Hurricanes won their last four games, last three by combined total of 9 points.

9) North Carolina 59, Wake Forest 53:
— Wake Forest led this game 45-24 with 5:00 left in third quarter.
— UNC QB Howell threw for 550 yards, six TD’s.
— Spread was 12.5; Deacons scored a TD with 0:57 left for the cover.

8) Indiana 24, Michigan State 0:
— Hoosiers are 4-0; this was first time since 1993 they blanked a conference opponent, other than Rutgers.
— Neither team scored in the second half.
— Indiana plays Ohio State next week; big game.

7) Upsets of the Week- Not many upsets, this week or last.
— Illinois (+6.5) 23, Rutgers 20
— Colorado (+6.5) 35, Stanford 32

6) Cincinnati 55, East Carolina 17— Up 42-10 with 7:59 left Friday night, Cincinnati executed a fake punt, supposedly to impress the pollsters with a bigger margin of victory.

My question is this: who would be more impressed by 55-17 than 42-10? Aren’t those scores pretty much the same? If I was a voter, and I saw a team rub someone’s nose in it by running a fake punt up 42-10, I’d be more likely to vote them lower, because they’re bleeping jerks.

5) Nebraska 30, Penn State 23:
— Cornhuskers led 27-6 at halftime, hung on for their first win.
— Penn State outgained Huskers 501-297, but completed only 19-39 passes.
— Penn State outgained Indiana 488-211 in their loss to the Hoosiers.
— Nittany Lions are 0-4 for the first time since 2001.

4) Texas Tech 24, Baylor 23:
— Baylor led 24-12 after third quarter.
— Bears’ first TD was scored by the defense.
— Tech drove 79 yards, kicked game-winning FG at the gun.

3) Tulsa 28, SMU 24:
— SMU led 24-7 at halftime; their first TD was scored by the defense.
— Tulsa scoring game-winning TD with 2:11 left.
— Penalties: SMU 11-70, Tulsa 13-117. Lot of penalties.

2) Colorado 35, Stanford 32:
— Buffs led 28-9 with 5:00 left in this quarter, hung on for the win.
— Colorado is 2-0 despite allowing 74 points in two games.
— Buffs’ QB Noyer had TD passes of 55-34 yards.

1) Florida 63, Arkansas 35:
— Florida QB Trask threw five TDs, just in the first half.
— Arkansas QB Franks, who was Florida’s QB for three years before he broke his ankle last year, was 15-19/250 with two TD’s, in his return to the Swamp.
— Florida had 36 first downs; they ran 83 plays, only 12 of them on third down. 

Author: Armadillo Sports

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