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 […]

Reap Week 12…Ohio State: Beats Wisconsin in OT to remain Perfect

Ohio State (11-0, 7-0 Big Ten) beats Wisconsin (7-4, 4-3 Big Ten):  21-14 (OT) at Camp Randall How Ohio State won:  In OT the Buckeyes had the ball first and Carlos Hyde scored on a 2-yard touchdown run.  On Wisconsin’s OT possession, the Buckeyes defense held them to a net 4 yards. Christian Bryant had […]

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, […]

Recap Week 11…Arizona State: Loss to USC with Season-lows in Yards and Points

ASU (5-5, 3-4 Pac-12) lost to USC (7-3, 5-3 Pac-12): 38-17 on Saturday in Los Angeles. If you didn’t see the game on Saturday, you can read a full summary here.  Or, if you’ve watched any of ASU’s past four games, it was a variation on a theme.  ASU has consistently started strong in the […]

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…ASU @ Oregon St: How to deal with a loss (football team, candidate, or otherwise)

Game Day Rewind: ASU loses to #11 Oregon State: 36-26 at Reser Stadium Enough time has passed between Saturday’s game between ASU (5-4, 3-3 Pac-12) and Oregon State (7-1, 5-1 Pac-12) for me to be able to look at it objectively.  Well, almost.  When the team flew south from Corvallis back to AZ, they were […]

Recap Week 10…#22 Arizona: Takes a beating on the road in LA

#22 Arizona (5-4) loses to UCLA (7-2): 66-10 at the Rose Bowl.  The Wildcats are now 0-3 in away games. Ouch.  We all thought the bloodbath was over after Arizona encountered the wrath of Oregon, however, UCLA proved us wrong this weekend.  Although Arizona was able to get 10 points on the board, the spread […]

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 […]

Recap Week 9… ASU: Heartbreaking Loss to UCLA

ASU (5-3, 3-2 Pac-12) lost in a heartbreaker to UCLA (6-2, 3-2 Pac-12): 45-43 in Tempe on Saturday. A field goal as time expires can be the best way for a game to end, or the worst, depending on what team you’re rooting for.  In ASU’s case, it was the worst.  The loss to UCLA […]

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 […]