Sunday’s List of 13: Wrapping up a sports Saturday……

13) Oklahoma 34, Baylor 31:
— Bears led 28-3 in first half, 31-10 at the half.
— Oklahoma ran 95 plays in this game, Baylor 52.
— Baylor ran only 16 plays in the whole 2nd half, were outgained 368-58 after halftime.
— Oklahoma QB Hurts ran for 114 yards, threw for 297 yards and four TD’s. 

12) Georgia 21, Auburn 14— Dawgs led 21-0 after 3rd quarter, hung on for the win that gives them their 3rd straight SEC East title. Auburn outgained Georgia, 321-259. 

11) TCU 33, Texas Tech 31— Red Raiders missed a PAT, then went for two points after two other times and didn’t convert either one; those three points were the difference in this game. 

TCU gained 549 yards, converting 15-24 third down plays. 

Horned Frogs are 5-5; this was their first win this year (1-4) in games decided by 7 or less points. They need to beat either Oklahoma or West Virginia to become bowl eligible. 

10) Alabama 38, Mississippi State 7— Bama QB Tagovailoa dislocated his hip when Tide led 35-7 near end of the first half; he was helicoptered out of Starkville and Alabama scored only three points in the 2nd half. Tagovailoa is obviously out for the year.

9) Central Michigan 45, Ball State 44— Chippewas trailed 41-24 with 2:00 left in 3rd quarter; they scored game-winning TD with 1:01 left. 

8) Penn State 34, Indiana 27— Indiana QB Peyton Ramsey threw 652 passes for the Hoosiers the last two years, but lost his starting job this year to redshirt freshman Michael Penix Jr; instead of pouting/transferring, like so many college QB’s do these days when they don’t start anymore, Ramsey stuck around and got the starting job back when Penix got hurt. 

Hard not to root for the kid; he played for his dad in HS, is named after Peyton Manning and said he loves the team too much to transfer somewhere else. He was 31-41/371 passing in this game, ran for two TD’s, threw for one in a losing cause. Indiana is 7-3 and headed to a bowl. 

7) Upsets:
— Rice (+14.5) 31, Middle Tennessee 28— Great day for the Owls.
— West Virginia (+14) 24, Kansas State 20
— Syracuse (+10.5) 49, Duke 6
— Temple (+6.5) 29, Tulane 21
— Kent State (+6) 30, Buffalo 27

6) Iowa 23, Minnesota 19— Golden Gophers outgained Iowa 431-290, but lost their 9th straight game in Iowa City. 

5) Michigan 44, Michigan State 10— From 2013-15, Michigan State went 36-5, thanks in large part to a +46 turnover ratio. Thats +46 in 41 games. 

Since then, MSU is 24-24, with a turnover ratio of minus-4. 

4) College basketball upsets:
— Montana State (+15) 67, NC-Greensboro 66- Kid drained 50-footer at buzzer.
— Rice (+9.5) 82, UCSB 81— Gauchos were up 20 at the half.
— Eastern Michigan (+9) 56, North Texas 51
— St Bonaventure (+8.5) 80, Rutgers 74
— Morgan State (+8.5) 68, George Washington 64
— Liberty (+7) 77, East Carolina 57
— Vermont (+2) 70, St John’s 68— Upset in name only. 

3) Wisconsin 37, Nebraska 21— Cornhuskers gave coach Scott Frost a 2-year contract extension, despite his 8-14 record in a year and a half with Nebraska. 

— Florida State fired Willie Taggart in his 2nd year, when he had a 9-12 record (0-5 vs Florida, Miami and Clemson)

— Arkansas fired coach Chad Morris in his 2nd year; he had a 4-18 record. 

2) Temple 29, Tulane 21— Since 2010, Owls are 71-53 overall, 43-33 in conference games, under FIVE different head coaches. Its quietly become a pretty good job, albeit a stepping stone job. 

1) LSU 58, Ole Miss 37— Burrow was 32-42 passing for 489 yards, five TD’s as he continues to make his case to the the first QB taken in next April’s NFL Draft. 

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.