Wow, late night TV last night was excellent. Michigan State with the hail mary to beat Wisconsin and then Tubs being Tubs beats Oklahoma in Norman. Great stuff.
Today it's the NFL's turn. All times Eastern.
Regional coverage on CBS and Fox for the 1pm and 4:15 games.
Indianapolis at New Orleans - 8pm - NBC
Stanford is on a historic roll
Stanford just beat the tar out of Washington 65-21...and Washington is not bad.
We saw a note earlier tonight that with this win, Stanford has become the first team since 1936 to win 10 straight games by 25+ points. 10 straight by 25+...that is awesome.
Tonight, they were facing Washington's defense that came into the game ranked 17th in the country in rushing defense. The Cardinal rushed 44 times for 446 yards (10 ypc). That is impressive. Really impressive.
In all honesty, Andrew Luck's stats were efficient; but not exciting 16/21 for 169 with 2 TDs.
That's a good football team.
If they make it 11 straight by 25+ next week, Lane Kiffin is going to be one upset coach considering the huge win they had tonight over Notre Dame. Always fun to watch Kiffin call a game. Stanford at USC next Saturday at 8pm on ABC. Don't miss it.
Sparty beats Wisky on the last play
Great game tonight. Both teams fought hard; but as we all know, someone was going to win...
And in this case, that team is Michigan State (who is now 6-1, 3-0 in the Big Ten).
With the game tied at 31 and 3 seconds remaining in regulation, Kirk Cousins took one last shot into the end zone. Watch the video to see how it went down.
The power of a win
Kentucky opened the season with wins over Western Kentucky and Central Michigan...but then lost 4 straight to Louisville, Florida, LSU and South Carolina.
Today, they picked up a much needed win, 38-14 over Jacksonville State.
After the game, Kentucky offensive coordinator Randy Sanders had this gem, "Winning makes supper taste better. It makes diet coke taste better."
TCU unleashed the hounds
TCU released the pent up frustration today and they did so with aggression.
TCU hosted New Mexico and took liberties with them. Final score, 69-0.
TCU rushed for 264 on 44 carries and threw for 251. They put up 9 offensive touchdowns. The 69 total points is a school record.
Defensively, they held New Mexico to 1 of 13 on 3rd and 4th down conversions. 1. They forced three fumbles and blocked one kick (which they recovered and scored on). They allowed 64 yards rushing and 21 through the air. New Mexico had a total of 5 first downs.
TCU needed that. New Mexico didn't.
Big win today for Danny Hope
Hope and his Boilermakers took care of business at home today in defeating Illinois 21-14.
The win brings Purdue to 4-3 on the season. On paper the victory might not sound that big; but looking down the road, not much more will come easy for Purdue.
They've go to Michigan and then to Wisconsin. They then host Ohio State and Iowa before closing it out at Indiana.
Big win today.
Syracuse with a big win over West Virginia
Doug Marrone got a big win for the program last night with a 49-23 victory over West Virginia. This was the first win over WVU at the Carrier Dome in a decade.
Coming off a bye week, defensive coordinator Scott Shafer had his guys ready to play. The Orange defense held West Virginia's offense to nearly 100 yards less than their average (even more impressive considering the large lead they had in the 4th and WVU trying to sling it around to catch up). The plan certainly included pressuring the quarterback which they did all night (including 4 sacks) which produced 2 interceptions of Geno Smith.
On offense, Nate Hackett's guys produced 23 first downs, were 70% on 3rd down conversions and were able to rush for nearly 200 and throw for about 250.
In the first half, the Orange scored on a run, a pass and a 98 yard kickoff return. Four more touchdown in the second half put the Mountaineers away.
Both Syracuse and West Virginia are now 5-2, 1-1 in the Big East.
Full slate today; plus other regional coverage.
All times Eastern.
North Carolina at Clemson - noon - ESPN
Illinois at Purdue - noon - ESPN2
Kansas State at Kansas - noon - FSN
Oklahoma State at Missouri - noon - FX
Jacksonville State at Kentucky - noon - ESPNU
Yale at Penn - noon - Versus
Auburn at LSU - 3:30 - CBS
Georgia Tech at Miami - 3:30 - ESPN
NC State at Virginia - 3:30 - ESPNU
Oregon at Colorado - 3:30 - FSN
Air Force at Boise State -3:30 - Versus
Tulsa at Rice - 7pm - FSN
Army at Vanderbilt - 7pm - ESPNU
Tennessee at Alabama - 7pm - ESPN2
USC at Notre Dame - 7:30 - NBC
Texas Tech at Oklahoma - 8pm - ABC
Washington at Stanford - 8pm - ABC
Wisconsin at Michigan State - 8pm - ESPN
Oregon State vs. Washington State (in Seattle) - 10:30 - FSN