Pelini: This game shouldn't have been played
Very powerful words from Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini after his team defeated Penn State yesterday.
Pelini feels that as educators, they missed a teaching moment yesterday. His words are strong. This should be a must watch.
184 points scored in a college football game
Faulkner and Union College met yesterday in an NAIA shootout that ended in a 95-89 Faulkner triple OT win.
The two teams ended regulation tied at 75, already eclipsing the previous NAIA record for scoring at 141 points (set by Union last season). The two teams also combined for 1,489 yards.
To put things in perspective, the 184 points scored during yesterday's contest is more than Minnesota, Boston College, UAB, Kentucky, Memphis, Kent State, Akron, New Mexico and FAU have scored all season.
The game was the second highest scoring college football game ever, surpassed only by Georgia Tech's 222-0 beating of Cumberland nearly a century ago (insert your own Paul Johnson joke here).
Ironically, it was a defensive hold by Faulkner that won the game in the third OT, stopping Union's Rob Brown (who had been nearly unstoppable all game) short on 4th and 2 from the 17.
Faulkner's quarterback Josh Hollingsworth threw for 637 yards and seven touchdowns (and he caught one as well).
Faulkner's 14 total touchdowns set an NAIA record.
Congratulations to Faulkner head coach Gregg Baker, offensive coordinator Corey Fipps and the entire staff.
It's Sunday. NFL all day.
All times are eastern.
Arizona at Philadelphia - 1 - FOX
Tennessee at Carolina - 1 - CBS
Houston at Tampa Bay - 1 - CBS
Washington at Miami - 1 - FOX
Jacksonville at Indianapolis - 1 - CBS
Denver at Kansas City - 1 - CBS
Buffalo at Dallas - 1 - CBS
New Orleans at Atlanta - 1 - FOX
St. Louis at Cleveland - 1 - FOX
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati - 1 - CBS
Baltimore at Seattle - 4:05 - CBS
NY Giants at San Francisco - 4:15 - FOX
Detroit at Chicago - 4:15 - FOX
New England at NY Jets - 8:20 - NBC
Playoff football is just around the corner
D2 and D3 playoff pairings will be announced this afternoon (4pm and 6pm).
We'll bring you the brackets once they are announced.
Congrats to all of the coaches that make the field.
FCS pairings will be announced next Sunday.
Quite a head scratcher of a season
Texas Tech is having an interesting season.
They opened up 4-0. They had two fairly easy openers vs. Texas State and then at New Mexico followed by a close game vs. Nevada and then they struggled a little but still beat Kansas by 11. 4-0 at that point.
They then lost two in a row at home 45-40 against A&M and 41-34 against Kansas State (a game they were winning at half and in all the way). 4-2 at this point.
Saturday October 22 they went to Norman to take on undefeated Oklahoma. Tech brought the wood and opened up a 24-7 lead at halftime and was up 41-24 with 7 minutes to play and they held on to win 41-38. 5-2 and have to feel good about themselves....
Iowa State came into Lubbock the following weekend and just unloaded on Tech 41-7; and Tech went to Austin last weekend and took a beating again 52-20. Thus, entering today's game they were 5-4.
Today isn't going to help. Before halftime in Stillwater, Oklahoma State is beating Texas Tech 49-0. And thus, after 10 games, Tech will stand 5-5.
That defeat of Oklahoma looks simply amazing right now. OU's loss to Tech is their only one on the season and they have beat up on everyone else, including a near 40 point win over Texas, 41 over Kansas State, 16 over Texas A&M, etc...
In the 10 seasons Tubs was the head coach at Auburn his team only allowed 40 or more points 3 times. They have now allowed 40 or more in 5 games this season.
Head scratcher of a season for Tech.
It's Saturday, the day that everyone has been waiting for.
All times are eastern.
Florida at South Carolina - 12 - CBS
Nebraska at Penn State - 12 - ESPN
Michigan State at Iowa - 12 - ESPN2
Wake Forest at Clemson - 12 - ESPNU
Oklahoma State at Texas Tech - 12 - ABC
West Virginia at Cincinnati - 12 - ABC
Marshall at Tulsa - 12 - FSN
Penn at Harvard - 12 - Versus
Texas at Missouri - 12 - FX
Duke at Virginia - 3 - FSN
Army at Rutgers - 3:30 - CBSSN
Washington at USC - 3:30 - FX
TCU at Boise State - 3:30 - Versus
Texas A&M at Kansas State - 3:30 - ABC / ESPN
Miami at Florida State - 3:30 - ABC / ESPN
Michigan at Illinois - 3:30 - ABC / ESPN
Auburn at Georgia - 3:30 - CBS
Navy at SMU - 3:30 - FSN
Tennessee at Arkansas - 6 - ESPN2
Western Kentucky at LSU - 7 - ESPNU
Maryland at Notre Dame - 7:30 - NBC
Alabama at Mississippi State - 7:45 - ESPN
Oregon at Stanford - 8 - ESPN
Central Florida at Southern Miss - 8 - CBSSN
Idaho at BYU - 9:15 - ESPN2
Hawaii at Nevada - 10:30 - ESPNU
Arizona State at Washington State - 10:30 - Versus
Video: Leach and Holgorsen reminisce
This is great material. Leach was in Morgantown yesterday and sat down for what turned out to be a rather informative and entertaining interview with Holgorsen and a local host.
Harbaugh believes nobody's got it better
ESPN did an article yesterday about Jim Harbaugh and his first year success with the 49ers.
In the article, Jeffri Chadiha talks about a story that Harbaugh had told early in the season that has inspired the 49ers (perhaps accidentally) where the Harbaugh family would be in the car and Jack Harbaugh, a longtime coach himself, would yell "Who's got it better than us?", to which the rest of the Harbaugh family would reply "Nobody!"
Jim has used that as the teams battle cry for his first season in charge, often asking before practices and games who has it better, with the team emphatically replying "Nobody".
Linebacker Patrick Willis noticed Harbaugh's unique approach early on in camp when Harbaugh would come to team meals. "Normally, you'll see guys wanting to get up and leave the cafeteria when the coach comes in. But he comes in and talks to everybody. He'll sit down with the starters. He'll sit down with the guys on the practice squad. I saw him once walk up to a table where all the seats were taken and he just found a way to squeeze right into space between a couple guys. And nobody left."
Harbaugh's approach has the 49ers sitting at 7-1 and atop the NFC West as they head into this week's match up with the Giants at 4:15 Sunday on FOX.