Sunday, November 1, 2015

Nuggets from the games of Oct. 29-31…

Saturday’s record: 6-2; for the season: 46-14


The Top 25 Shakeup (This week):  Another week, another shakeup.  Losers this week:  Pitt, Temple and Duke.


The Yogi Berra “It  ain’t over until it’s over Award” (also THIS week’s “Play of the Year” award)  goes to…Miami (FL).  The ‘Canes’ used an eight-lateral, 91-yard kickoff return that took 46 seconds to upset Duke 30-27.


The 2nd place Yogi Berra “It ain’t over until it’s over Award” goes to…Michigan.  The Wolverines stopped Minnesota QB Mitch Leidner at the half-yard line on the last play of the game to preserve a 29-26 win in Minneapolis.


Upset of the Weekend:  Miami over Duke.


The Heisman Watch:  With Leonard Fournette and LSU idle, TCU QB Trevone Boykin was 32 of 47 passing for 388 and 3 TDs.  He also ran 11 times for 84 and a TD.  Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes III threw for 480, 4 TDs and ran for one.  Clemson QB Deshaun Watson threw for 383, 5 TDs and ran for another.


The Warner Wolf Award (FBS) goes to…Kansas.  If you had the Jayhawks and 54 you lost!  Oklahoma 62, Kansas 7. 


The Warner Wolf Award (FCS) goes to…Houston Baptist.  H.B. lost to Lamar 55-7.


The Warner Wolf Award (Div. II) goes to… Southern Nazarene.  Henderson State 76, Sou. Naz. 7


The Warner Wolf Award (Div. III) goes to…Wisconsin-Eau Claire.  Wisconsin-La Crosse 63, Wisconsin-Eau Claire 0. 


You took the “Over,” right??? 1st Place:  Oklahoma State and Texas Tech combined for 123.   Final:  Cowboys 70, Red Raiders 53


You took the “Over,” right? 2nd Place:  Oregon and Arizona combined for 116.  Final:  Oregon 61, Arizona 55.


You took the “Under,” right?”   In Div. III, Puget Sound 6, Pacific Lutheran 2.



In other news…

·         Farewell, Grantland.  On Friday, ESPN announced it was shutting down the website.  It was a wonderful run for all who wrote and produced the content—and for those of us for whom it was a staple of life.  Best to all the Grantland team.


·         Anchors Away.  Congrats to Navy QB Keenan Reynolds whose 2 TDs on Saturday gave him 77 in his career, tieing him with former Wisconsin Badger Monte Ball for the all-time NCAA FBS record.  Navy is 5-1, having lost only to Notre Dame.


·         A belated congratulations to East Texas Baptist University’s Kendall Roberson, who on Saturday, October 24th ran for 420 and 5 TDs against Belhaven.  Roberson did not play in the 4th Qtr.  His feat was the 17th best all-time NCAA single game rushing performance.


The first rankings for this season’s CFP will be out on Tuesday.  Here’s the link:

Looking ahead to next weekend; Key games for ranked teams: 

·         Thursday:  Baylor @ K. ST.; Miss. St. @ Missouri

·         Friday:  Temple at SMU

·         Saturday:  Notre Dame at Pitt; Vandy @ Florida; Stanford @ Colorado; Arkansas @ Ole Miss; Florida State @ Clemson; Cincinnati @ Houston; Iowa @ Indiana; TCU @ Oklahoma State, LSU @ Alabama and Minnesota @ Ohio State
The best link for college football TV schedule:



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