Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Sunday Afternoon Tailback


Saturday’s record: 5-3; for the season: 67-20. 


The College Football Playoff Shakeup (This week):  Another week, another shakeup.  Those who lost:  Ohio State, Oklahoma State, TCU, Houston, LSU, Memphis and Wisconsin.



The Yogi Berra “It ain’t over until it’s over Award” goes to…. Michigan State.  The Spartans dominated the line of scrimmage on both ends of the ball.  State kicker Michael Geiger’s 41-yard field goal that went through the uprights as time expired ended the Buckeyes 23-game winning streak and, likely, their chance at a second year in a row shot at a National Championship.



The 2nd place Yogi Berra “It ain’t over until it’s over Award” goes to...Oklahoma.  TCU trailed the Sooners 30-13 entering the 4th Qtr. and lost after a pass for a two-point conversion was batted away with 57 seconds to play, ending the game, OU 30, TCU 29. 



Upsets of the Weekend:  Michigan State beating Ohio State; Baylor over Oklahoma State; UConn over Houston; Temple defeated Memphis.



The Warner Wolf Award (FBS) goes to…Charleston Southern.  If you had the 9-1 Buccaneers and 41, you lost.  Alabama 56 Charleston So. 6.



You took the “Over,” right??? 1st Place, FBS: 101.  Miss. State 51 Arkansas 50.



You took the “Over,” right? 2nd Place, Div. II:  120.  Valdosta State 61 Carson-Newman 59.



Quick Headlines…


Farewell, Frank.  Virginia Tech fans bid adieu to HBC Frank Beamer on Saturday in the Hokies final home game of the season.  Unfortunately for the venerable coach, the Hokies lost 32-27 in OT to North Carolina, that won its 10th consecutive game of the season.  Coach Beamer has 278 wins at Va. Tech.  The Hokies need a win next week to become bowl eligible.


The only undefeated team in Ohio.  In Div. III, Mount Union (OH) continued its domination by beating St Lawrence (NY) 55-23 in the first round of the Div. III playoffs.  The Raiders have now won 92 consecutive home games. 


They call him Mr. Touchdown.  Navy QB Keenan Reynolds ran for a TD in the Midshipmen’s win over Tulsa on Saturday, giving him 82 rushing TDs in his career.  Reynolds is just one rushing TD shy of tying former Wisconsin running back Monte Ball’s NCAA FBS record of 83.



This week’s CFP rankings will be out on Tuesday.  Here’s the link:


Looking ahead to the big game of next weekend:


Friday: Baylor @ TCU.


Saturday:  Clemson @ South Carolina; Alabama @ Auburn; Ohio State @ Michigan; Michigan State hosts Penn State; UCLA @ USC; Ole Miss @ Miss. State; Notre Dame @ Stanford; Oklahoma @ Oklahoma State


The best link for college football TV schedule:





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