After setting a bowl record with 70 points last night, Dana Holgorsen gave a shout out to Bob Stitt, Colorado School of Mines head coach, for a play that they ran to perfection.
Putting a reciever in motion, quarterback Geno Smith would snap the ball, and tap it forward to the receiver who was running at full speed. If the receiver doesn't catch it, the play is called dead for an incomplete pass. Very innovative.
Geno Smith went 31 of 42 for 401 yards and a bowl record 6 touchdown passes, with 4 of those touchdowns going to Tavon Austin (who set a bowl record for touchdown receptions). Smith also ran for another touchdown to account for seven on the night. The Mountaineers scored an impressive 5 touchdowns in the 3rd quarter alone.
"You don't score 70 points by being good on offense," Holgorsen said. "You score 70 points by being good on all three sides of the ball."
The PAC-12 has released the 2012 schedule, solidifying the idea that a ton of points will be scored starting very early on. September starts with Toledo taking a trip to Arizona, and Washington State opening up with BYU. Jim Mora will get his career started at UCLA with a trip to Rice and Gus Malzahn will kick things off with a trip to Oregon.
Full schedule listed below.
Thur., Aug. 30
Northern Colorado at Utah
Sat., Sept. 1 Toledo at Arizona Northern Arizona at Arizona State Hawai’i at USC UCLA at Rice Nevada at California San Jose State at Stanford Arkansas State at Oregon Nichols State at Oregon State San Diego State at Washington Washington State at BYU Colorado vs. Colorado State (1)
Sat. Sept. 8 Oklahoma State at Arizona Illinois at Arizona State Southern Utah at California USC vs. Syracuse (2) Nebraska at UCLA Duke at Stanford Fresno State at Oregon Wisconsin at Oregon State Washington at LSU Eastern Washington at Washington State Sacramento State at Colorado Utah at Utah State
Sat., Sept. 15 South Carolina State at Arizona Arizona State at Missouri USC at Stanford Houston at UCLA California at Ohio State Tennessee Tech at Oregon Portland State at Washington Washington State at UNLV Colorado at Fresno State BYU at Utah Sat., Sept. 22 Arizona at Oregon Utah at Arizona State California at USC Oregon State at UCLA Colorado at Washington State
Thur., Sept. 27 Stanford at Washington
Sat., Sept. 29 Oregon State at Arizona Arizona State at California UCLA at Colorado Oregon at Washington State
Thurs., Oct. 4 USC at Utah
Sat., Oct. 6 Arizona at Stanford UCLA at California Washington at Oregon Washington State at Oregon State
Thurs., Oct. 11 Arizona State at Colorado
Sat., Oct. 13 USC at Washington Utah at UCLA California at Washington State Stanford at Notre Dame Oregon State at BYU
Thurs., Oct. 18 Oregon at Arizona State
Sat., Oct. 20 Washington at Arizona Colorado at USC Stanford at California Utah at Oregon State
Sat., Oct. 27 USC at Arizona UCLA at Arizona State California at Utah Washington State at Stanford Colorado at Oregon Oregon State at Washington
Fri., Nov. 2 Washington at California
Sat., Nov. 3 Arizona at UCLA Arizona State at Oregon State Oregon at USC Stanford at Colorado Washington State at Utah
Sat., Nov. 10 Colorado at Arizona Arizona State at USC UCLA at Washington State Oregon at California Oregon State at Stanford Utah at Washington
Sat., Nov. 17 Arizona at Utah Washington State at Arizona State USC at UCLA California at Oregon State Stanford at Oregon Washington at Colorado
Fri., Nov. 23 Arizona State at Arizona Washington at Washington State Utah at Colorado
Sat., Nov. 24 Notre Dame at USC Stanford at UCLA Oregon at Oregon State
Fri., Nov. 30 Pac-12 Football Championship Game
Neutral Sites (1) Invesco Field, Denver, Colo. (2) MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. Note: All Washington home games will be played at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Wash.
Only five more days until the kickoff of the National title game.
LSU football staff released a video yesterday highlighting some prominent sports reporters picking Alabama to win...strategically followed by some highlights reminding us how good LSU is. Love it.
Quick reminder, the National Championship game begins shortly after the FootballScoop Happy Hour in San Antonio, thus Les won't be able to make an appearance this year. He did send word though that since the turf in the Superdome isn't ProGrass he won't be eating any. Les only eats the best.