Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Sunday Afternoon Tailback

This week’s record: 7-5; for the season: 74-25. 


The College Football Playoff Shakeup (This week):  Another week, another shakeup.  Those who lost over the Thanksgiving CFB weekend: Oklahoma State, Notre Dame, Michigan, Florida, Mississippi State and UCLA.



The Yogi Berra “It ain’t over until it’s over Award” goes to…Stanford.  A final play, 45-yard field goal following a desperate drive after a go-head TD by Notre Dame gave the Cardinal the victory and ended the Irish’s chances for a spot in the CFP.



The Warner Wolf Award (FBS) goes to…SMU.  If you had the Mustangs and 63, you lost.  Final:  Memphis 63, SMU 0. 



You took the “Over,” right??? 1st Place, a three-way tie:  Texas Tech-Texas; Oregon-Oregon State and Az. St.-Cal.  94 points scored in each of these games with Tech, Oregon and Cal the winners, respectively.



You took the “Over,” right? 2nd Place, FCS:  101.  Final: William & Mary 52, Duquesne 49.



Heisman Watch:


·         Alabama running back Derrick Henry ran 46 times for 271 and a TD in the Iron Bowl as Bama beat Auburn 29-13.  Henry also broke the Bama single season rushing record and the 45-year-old record for carries in a game.


·         Clemson QB Deshaun Watson passed and ran for 393 yards and 4 TDs as the Tigers beat cross state rival South Carolina 37-32.


·         Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield threw 2 TDs and ran for one as the Sooners buried Oklahoma State 58-23


·         Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott ran for 214 and 2 TDs as the Buckeyes routed Michigan 42-13.


·         Florida State running back Dalvin Cook ran for 183 and 2 TDs as the Seminoles beat Florida 27-2.


·         LSU running back Leonard Fournette ran 32 times for 159 and a TD and broke the Tigers’ 38-year-old single season rushing record.



Now, some quick headlines…as of this writing, 1:30CST….


·         LSU’s Les Miles will return as HBC next year.  After the Tigers beat Texas A&M in Tiger Stadium last night, his players carried him off the field on their shoulders.

·         HBC Mark Richt is out at Georgia citing a “mutual decision” with UGA powers-that-be.

·         Virginia’s HBC Mike London has resigned after six seasons.

·         Rutgers HBC Kyle Flood has reportedly been fired, as well as the AD.

·         Toledo’s Matt Campbell is reported to be the next HBC at Iowa State.




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


Looking ahead to next weekend: It’s conference championship weekend.



Check this link for the schedule.  It’s the best link for college football on TV:



Sources:; Associated Press


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