RECAP WEEK 12: BCS Standings & Implications from Saturday 11/17

#1, now #6 Kansas State (10-1).  LOST to Baylor (5-5): 52-24 in Waco.  Fell from 1st place to 6th in the BCS.  Baylor came into this game (and is still) un-ranked and with a losing record and not only beat the #1 team in the nation, but absolutely dominated them for 60 minutes.  More details […]

Week 12: Big changes as both #1 AND #2 are DEFEATED

VS #1 Kansas State (10-1, 7-1 Big 12) loses to Baylor (5-5, 2-5 Big 12): 52-24 in WACO, Texas — “Collin Klein and Kansas State (No. 1 BCS, No. 2 AP) can still get to a BCS game. Getting to the BCS Championship Game is all but lost.” (AP) Baylor came into this game un-ranked, […]

Senior Day may not be the last home game for some ND Seniors

From NBC Graphic: Notre Dame Scholarship Seniors with Eligibility Remaining (4th years seniors with eligibility remaining who can petition the NCAA for a 5th year) LB Carlo Calabrese TE Tyler Eifert (declaring for NFL draft) LB Dan Fox TE Jake Golic LT Zack Martin (listed as 30th best OL prospect for NFL draft) K Nick […]

Preview Week 12…USC vs UCLA: #18 vs #17 in the Rose Bowl

3:05 pm on Fox: #18 USC (7-3, 5-3 Pac-12) at #17 UCLA (8-2, 5-2 Pac-12) The game will decide who represents the South Division in the Nov. 30 Pac-12 Championship Game. Last November when these teams met, Matt Barkley completed 35 of 42 passes for 423 yards with a career high-tying six touchdowns to lead […]

Week 12 PREVIEW: What to Watch this Weekend

Less than .03 separates the top three teams in the BCS standings.  As a result, this weekend Kansas State, Oregon and Notre Dame not only need to remain undefeated, but also must try to impress upon voters and computers exactly where they should fall within that small margin of differentiation. 8:00 pm on ESPN:#1 Kansas […]

Preview Week 12…Notre Dame vs Wake Forest: Final Home Game for Irish Seniors

3:30 pm on NBC: Wake Forest (5-5, 3-5 ACC) at #3 Notre Dame (10-0) Notre Dame is a 24-point favorite Saturday is Senior Day and has been getting attention because it is Manti Te’o’s last game at Notre Dame stadium.  Te’o turned down a chance at the NFL to return to ND for his senior […]

Recap Week 11…#4 Notre Dame: Finally stands up to BC

#4 Notre Dame (10-0) defeats Boston College (2-8,1-5): 21-6 in Alumni Stadium Boston College may be unranked with just 2 wins, but that wasn’t going to stop Notre Dame fans from worrying about this game and remembering 1993.  Nineteen years ago, the Irish faced BC at home and were just coming off the game of […]

Recap Week 10…#3 Notre Dame: Beats Pitt to become 9-0 for 1st time since 1993

#3 Notre Dame (9-0) beat Pittsburgh (4-5), 29-26 in 3 OT in South Bend. Perhaps best summed up by head coach Brian Kelly in his post-game press conference: “We overcame a lot tonight…made, uncharacteristically, some mistakes turning the football over.  Obviously twice in the endzone…last year that would’ve been a loss for us.  But our […]

Preview Week 10…#3 Notre Dame: Hoping to distinguish 2012 from 2002

Pitt (4-4) vs #3 Notre Dame 8-0): 3:30 pm EST on NBC.  This year’s matchup will mark the 68th meeting between Notre Dame and Pittsburgh, with the Irish holding a 46-20-1 series lead. 10 years ago almost to the day (11/2/2002), the 5th ranked Irish hosted Boston College, looking to build upon their 8-0 start.  […]

Recap Week 9 Ohio State: Still unbalanced, but victorious over Penn State

Ohio State (9-0) defeats Penn State (5-3), 35-23 at Beaver Stadium. (From the Associated Press).  Ryan Shazier returned an interception 17 yards for a score early in the third quarter that gave the Buckeyes (9-0, 5-0 Big Ten) the lead for good, and the Nittany Lions (5-3, 3-1) and coach Bill O’Brien had their five-game […]