Sunday’s Den: Wrapping up a sports Saturday

13) Mississippi State 44, LSU 34:
— Stanford transfer Costello was 36-60 for 623 yards, five TD’s; 623 freakin’ yards.
— Three different MSU receivers had 120+ receiving yards.
— Bulldogs turned ball over four times (-2), still scored 44 points.

12) Mike Leach is a legend, as far as coaching quarterbacks goes; his record against the spread as a road underdog:
— Texas Tech 15-12 ATS
— Washington State 19-11 ATS
— Mississippi State 1-0 ATS
— total 35-23, 60.3%

11) Kansas State 38, Oklahoma 35:
— Sooners led 35-14 with 2:00 left in third quarter.
— K-State upset Oklahoma for second year in a row.
— Wildcats blocked a punt for second week in a row.

Since 2009, Oklahoma has lost six games when they were favored by 20+ points; during that time, no one else in the country has lost more than three such games.

10) Texas 63, Texas Tech 56 OT:
— Seems like lot of teams haven’t practiced tackling much this fall.
— Tech led 56-41 with 3:00 left in the game; quite a comeback. 

9) Upsets of the Day:
— Kansas State (+28) 38, Oklahoma 35
— Mississippi State (+16.5) 44, LSU 34
— UTEP (+9.5) 31, UL-Monroe 6
— Syracuse (+7.5) 37, Georgia Tech 20

8) Lakers 117, Nuggets 107 (LA wins 4-1)
— James/Davis combined for 65 points.
— Lakers held Jamal Murray to 19 points.
— Caruso was +16 in 26:00 off the bench.

7) AL Central update:
— Twins 7, Reds 3— Minnesota leads division by a game
— White Sox 9, Cubs 5— Pale Hose snapped a six-game skid.
— Pirates 8, Indians 0—  Cleveland needs a win Sunday and a Chicago loss to get home field in the first round of the playoffs.

6) Iowa State 37, TCU 34— Horned Frogs scored a TD at the gun to make it 37-34; spread was either TCU +2.5 or +3, but they didn’t kick the PAT, which made some people happy, and other people very unhappy.

5) Louisiana 30, Georgia Southern 28— Ragin’ Cajuns’ kicker split the uprights with a 53-yard field goal on the last play of the game, as Louisiana improved to 3-0- their last two wins were by a total of five points, and they were a 13-point underdog in the other game.

4) Georgia 37, Arkansas 10— Hogs led 7-5 at halftime. Here is Georgia’s QB situation:
— Presumptive starter Jamie Newman opted out of this season.
— USC transfer JT Daniels hasn’t been cleared to play yet.
— 3rd-stringer D’Wan Mathis went 8-17 for 55 yards, was benched.
— 4th-stringer Stetson Bennett, a 5-10 former walk-on, was 20-29 for 211 yards, two TD’s.

3) UCF 51, East Carolina 28— Officials in this game may need rotator cuff surgery soon; Golden Knights were penalized 19 times for 139 yards. ECU was penalized 11 times for 105 yards.

2) COVID has made subbing players in/out easier in goal-line situations in college football, since the benches now extend to the 15-yard line, instead of the 30, the way it used to be.

1) If the baseball playoffs started today (they don’t):
AL East: Tampa Bay, New York
AL Central: Minnesota, Clev/CWS
AL West: Oakland, Houston
AL wild cards: Clev/CWS, Toronto

NL East: Atlanta, Miami
NL Central: Chicago, St Louis
NL West: Los Angeles, San Diego
NL wild cards: Cincinnati, Milwaukee

Author: Armadillo Sports

I've been involved in sports my whole life, now just write about them. I like to travel, mostly to Las Vegas- they have gambling there.