13) Colorado 34, Nebraska 31 OT:
— Cornhuskers led 17-0 at halftime and looked safe; they weren’t.
— Teams combined to score four TD’s in a span of 4:23, with Buffaloes cutting a 17-0 deficit to 24-21.
— Helps to have a 5th-year senior QB: Steven Montez was 28-41/375 passing.
— Nebraska has now lost eight consecutive road games.
— These teams used to be great rivals in the old Big 8 Conference; too bad they don’t play more often. Most of the fans in Boulder Saturday were wearing red.
12) Michigan 24, Army 21 OT:
— Army lost in OT at Oklahoma LY; they’re a good team.
— Why would anyone schedule the Cadets? They play an unusual style that is hard to prepare for, they’re smart, poised, tough and they never give up.
— Army was up 14-7 in 3rd quarter and had ball in red zone, but threw a terrible INT. Seeing how they only threw five passes all day, they probably second guessed themselves on the flight home.
— Michigan QB Patterson (19-29/207) didn’t look good at all.
— Wolverines lost three fumbles, ran ball for only 108 yards.
11) Florida State 45, UL-Monroe 44 OT:
— WarHawks missed a PAT in OT that ended this game.
— Seminoles led 24-7 at halftime.
— Cam Akers ran ball 36 times for 193 yards for FSU.
— Total yardage was 501-419 FSU; ULM scored a defensive TD.
10) LSU 45, Texas 38:
— QB Burrow was 31-39/471 passing for LSU; he was once the 3rd stringer at Ohio State.
— Total yardage was 573-530; when was last time LSU allowed 38 points and won?
9) Minnesota 38, Fresno State 35 OT:
— Gophers tied game in last minute of regulation, scoring a 20-yard TD on 4th-and-10 wth 0:46 left. A perfect pass and a great catch.
— Fresno QB threw a pick in end zone to end game in OT; he had WR wide open, but lofted ball too much and a safety picked it off.
— Second tough loss in row for inexperienced Fresno; they lost 31-23 at USC last week.
8) WTF is Georgia playing Murray State?
Oklahoma State-McNeese State?
Washington State-Northern Colorado?
Have some onions, play teams that give as many scholarships as you do.
7) Upsets of the Week:
— California (+13.5) 20, Washington 19- Game ended at 4:23am ET
— San Diego State (+7.5) 23, UCLA 14
— Western Kentucky (+7.5) 20, FIU 14
— Coastal Carolina (+7) 12, Kansas 7
— Colorado (+4.5) 34, Nebraska 31 OT
— North Carolina (+4.5) 28, Miami 25
— BYU (+4) 29, Tennessee 26 OT
6) I-A team that lost to a I-AA opponent:
— Southern Illinois 45, UMass 20
Close calls/red flags:
— Kent State 26, Kennesaw State 23
— Georgia State 48, Furman 42
— Louisiana Tech 20, Grambling 14
5) Boise State 14, Marshall 7:
— First half, Thundering Herd gained 172 total yards, had 9 first downs.
— Second half, Thundering Herd had zero points, zero first downs.
Not many games end 14-7 when total yardage is 437-172.
4) Maryland 63, Syracuse 20— Whats up with the Terrapins? They hung 79 points on a I-AA team last week, they had 42 at the half in this one-sided game. Maryland ran the ball for 354 yards, threw for 296 more, converting 11-15 third down plays.
3) Memo to TV people who cover college football games: “Plays run” means more than “time of possession”, especially when one team is running a no-huddle offense.
2) Baseball stuff:
— Minnesota Twins’ P Michael Pineda failed a PED test, is suspended for 60 games, will be ineligible for the postseason.
— Cubs’ SS Javier Baez has a hairline fracture in his left thumb, is done for regular season.
1) Patriots dropped from 6-1 to 4-1 to win the Super Bowl now that Antonio Brown has finagled his way to Foxboro. Too bad Raiders-New England don’t play this season.
Word of the Day: Finagle— Obtain something by devious or dishonest means.