Gundy on Texas' winning touchdown: "I think he fumbled"
After reviewing the game film on Sunday morning after the Cowboys 36-41 loss to Texas on Saturday night, Mike Gundy had one thing to say about the Longhorns controversial 2 yard touchdown run with 29 seconds left.
"I think he fumbled." Gundy explained.
Immediately following the play, Gundy did not seek out an explanation from the officials, but noted that he does expect to be contacted to discuss the play.
"We don't really get that answer on the field. We only get the answer that they are reviewing a fumble and then the only thing that I can say is the determination must have been that he didn't fumble or that he had already crossed the goal line before he fumbled. But I never got that answer."
Take a quick look at the play in the clip below. You can see a helmet knock the ball loose and an Oklahoma State player ends up with the ball in his lap.
"We coach our players to fight until the very end, the half-yard line, 2-yard line, 4-yard line," Gundy said. "Alex Elkins did a great job of putting his helmet on the football, and that's what he's coached to do. I'm disappointed from that standpoint but there's just nothing you can do. You've just got to move forward."
Gundy noted that he's proud of the way that the players have reacted to the adversity.
"In that area, they are fairly well trained. They know that they can't change calls. I haven't heard one comment from them. It hasn't been discussed with anybody on our coaching staff."
The Cowboys have a bye week this weekend, followed by a trip to Kansas to take on the Jayhawks next weekend.
Monday TV - Chicago at Dallas
The Cowboys take on the Bears tonight.
Eastern time listed.
Chicago at Dallas - 8:30 - ESPN
Narduzzi: Ohio State doctored their game film
Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi claims that Ohio State doctored their game film that the two teams exchanged early in the week.
Narduzzi says that the Buckeyes cut off pre-snap motions and shifts from some formations in their previous four non conference games of the season.
"We had tape cut off all week, where they changed the tape, I'm not going to lie to you. They send you tape and they've got it all cut off, and you don't get to see shifts or motions or anything else." Narduzzi explained after the game that they received the full game film on Thursday, but having it at that point did not help at all.
"A few other teams we talked to that they played, and we compared what they were looking at on tape to what we were looking at. We're like 'We don't see any of that. We see it on their tape but not on our tape.' So that's something I'm sure the Big Ten office will hopefully take care of." Narduzzi added.
The complaint made it's way to the Big Ten office, but was later settled between athletic directors Mark Hollis and Gene Smith with no involvement from the conference.
Asked after the game, Urban Meyer said that he was unaware of the issue.
Sunday TV - All NFL, all day
NFL action all day long, with the New York Giants at Philadelphia in the prime time slot.
Eastern time listed.
Carolina at Atlanta - 1 - FOX
New England at Buffalo - 1 - CBS
Minnesota at Detroit - 1 - FOX
San Diego at Kansas City - 1 - CBS
Seattle at St. Louis - 1 - FOX
San Francisco at NY Jets - 1 - FOX
Tennessee at Houston - 1 - CBS
Cincinnati at Jacksonville - 4:05 - CBS
Miami at Arizona - 4:05 - CBS
Oakland at Denver - 4:05 - CBS
New Orleans at Green Bay - 4:25 - FOX
Washington at Tampa Bay - 4:25 - FOX
NY Giants at Philadelphia - 8:20 - NBC
Here's the video D-II Harding shows recruits
Take a look at the video that Harding University (D-II - AR) shows to their recruits.
Head coach Ronnie Huckeba and the staff explain what recruits can expect as a member of the Bison program and highlight their facilities and tradition.
Very well done video here.
Bill Snyder: We're going to "keep sawing wood" through the bye week
Coming off a huge road win 24-19 win over Oklahoma last weekend, Bill Snyder and Kansas State focused on using their bye week to improve themselves.
As Snyder likes to say, they're going to "keep sawing wood" through their bye week.
''The motivation has to be to get better, become a better football team, become a better player. Maybe there are other motivating aspects for each individual, you'd have to ask them, but I'd like primarily for it to be a better football team.''
The staff planned for meetings-only on Monday and Friday, with practices Tuesday through Thursday and a scrimmage on Saturday morning. After the scrimmage the staff will hit the road recruit for the weekend. Snyder said that his staff will use the time to examone every aspect imaginable and work on correcting any shortcomings before facing Kansas next weekend.
“I would hope the week would be spent trying to improve our capabilities and there would be some inspiration to do that,” Snyder said. “You don't have the hustle and bustle of preparing for the next opponent right away, but we need time to continue the improvement.”
Saturday TV - College GameDay is in East Lansing
College GameDay is in East Lansing for the Spartans match up with Ohio State, and there's plenty of other quality action around the country today.
Eastern time listed.
Baylor at West Virginia - 12 - FX
Buffalo at Connecticut - 12 - Big East Network
Middle Tennessee at Georgia Tech - ESPN3
Indiana at Northwestern - 12 - Big Ten Network
Arkansas at Texas A&M - 12 - SEC Network
Stony Brook at Army - 12 - CBS Sports Network
Penn State at Illinois - 12 - ESPN
Minnesota at Iowa - 12 - ESPN2
Ball State at Kent State - 12 - ESPN3
North Carolina State at Miami (FL) - 12 - ESPNU
Duke at Wake Forest - 12:30 - ESPN3
Nevada at Texas State - 2 - Longhorn Network
Miami (OH) at Akron - 2 - ESPN3
Marshall at Purdue - 3:15 - Big Ten Network
Tennessee at Georgia - 3:30 - CBS
Ohio State at Michigan State - 3:30 - ABC
Clemson at Boston College - 3:30 - ESPN2
Troy at South Alabama - 3:30 - ESPN3
Ohio at Massachusetts - 3:30 - ESPN3
Idaho at North Carolina - 3:30 - ESPN3
Rhode Island at Bowling Green - 3:30 - ESPN3
Louisiana Tech at Virginia - 3:30 - ESPN3
Virginia Tech vs. Cincinnati - 3:30 - ESPNU
San Jose State at Navy - 3:30 - CBS Sports Network
Central Michigan at Northern Illinois - 3:30 - ESPN3
Arizona State at California - 4 - FX
North Texas at Florida Atlantic - 5 - ESPN3
Florida State at South Florida - 6 - ESPN
UCLA at Colorado - 6 - Pac 12 Network
Towson at LSU - 7 - ESPNU
South Carolina at Kentucky - 7 - ESPN2
Florida International at Louisiana-Lafayette - 7 - ESPN3
Western Kentucky at Arkansas State - 7 - ESPN3
Toledo at Western Michigan - 7 - ESPN3
Texas at Oklahoma State - 7:50 - FOX
Louisville at Southern Miss - 8 - CBS Sports Network
Wisconsin at Nebraska - 8 - ABC
UTSA at New Mexico State - 8 - ESPN3
UNLV at Utah State - 8 - ESPN3
Ole Miss at Alabama - 9:15 - ESPN
Oregon State at Arizona - 10 - Pac 12 Network
Oregon at Washington State - 10:30 - ESPN2
The BYU defense has gone 10 games without allowing 300 yards
BYU and Hawaii square off tonight in a match up that where Norm Chow will face a former school that he coached at for the second time in four games (week one against USC being the other one). Chow previously served as an assistant coach at BYU for 27 seasons, most of those coming under LaVell Edwards.
Coach Chow will try be trying for win number two on the year, against a BYU defense that has played pretty solid through four games. The Cougars have gone 10 straight games without allowing 300 yards to any offense. That streak includes games against TCU and Tulsa last year and Washington State, Utah and Boise State this season.
The last time BYU allowed more than 300 yards of offense was the middle of October of last season, when Oregon State racked up 365 total yards of offense. Hawaii's offense has put up at least 300 yards in the past two games, falling short (264 total yards) against USC in the season opener.
Despite the strong defensive performance, BYU (2-2) has dropped two straight after handily winning their first two games of the season (30-6 over Washington State and 45-13 over Weber State).
We saw a note earlier in the week that in the eight seasons under Bronco Mendenhall, BYU has only had a winning record twice through their first four games. That's mind boggling considering that Mendenhall has reached the 10 win mark in five of his seven seasons as the head coach.