Over 1,300 yards passing in Texas HS game last night
Last night Todd Dodge's Marble Falls (TX) team beat Boerne-Champion HS (TX) in a 62-55 shootout that featured two air attacks that combined for 1,300 yards. Both teams eclipsed any scoring that took place during the Texas summer 7 on 7 passing tournament (Bowie HS was the highest scoring team in the tournament with 50 points).
Marble Falls quarterback Mike Richardson went off for a state record 715 yards (which ranks second nationally), less than fifty yards shy of the national record of 764 yards. Richardson broke the state record of 683 yards that was set last season.
What makes the accomplishment even more impressive is that in the previous three games combined, Richardson had thrown for 760 yards total.
Prior to this game, only two quarterbacks had ever thrown for over 600 in a single game. Unofficially after last night, many publications had Boerne-Champion quarterback Kyle Poeske finishing with 610 yards passing. However, the official numbers just came in and show that Kyle Poenske actually came up 5 yards short of that 600 yard milestone. Still an impressive outing regardless.
Great jobs by both offensive staffs.
Jimbo: Against the no huddle, clock control is second to scoring points
Clemson and Florida State face off tomorrow night in one of the premier games of the weekend at 8pm ET.
Yesterday, Jimbo Fisher was asked about the importance of running the ball and controlling the clock this week to keep the Clemson offense off of the field (which ranks in the top 29 in scoring offense, and rushing and passing offense).
Fisher noted that the days of trying to eat up the clock by running the ball against no huddle teams are pretty much gone, you have to flat out score points to have a shot.
"Better score points. See, all those days, because of the no huddle things, I think those days are gone."
"I think it's harder in college to control the ball much more than it is in pro ball because the clock doesn't run, and in college ball the clock stops for so many different things."
Florida State brings the nations second ranked scoring offense into the game, averaging 59 points per game, scoring at least 52 points in each of their three games so far this season. Their defense also boasts an impressive resume, ranking #1 nationally in rushing defense, pass defense, pass efficiency defense, total defense, and scoring defense.
Rocky Long: The top 8 FCS teams could beat 70% to 80% of FBS teams
Last week, San Diego State beat FCS North Dakota in a 49-41 shootout. During Rocky Long's weekly radio show, he noted how good North Dakota was, especially at the skill positions and up front on the offensive line, and that he believes the top 8 teams in the FCS can beat "70% to 80% of teams at the Division I level."
So far this season, the top eight FCS teams are 2-4 against FBS schools. #1 North Dakota State (Colorado State), and #4 Youngstown State (Pitt) have both collected wins.
That record could easily be flipped to 4-2. Northern Iowa (1-2) has played two of their three games against Big Ten teams (Wisconsin and Iowa), losing by a combined 15 points.
If you expand to the top ten FCS teams, Eastern Washington is a combined 1-1 against FBS opponents, beating Idaho 20-3 and losing a four point ball game to Washington State (20-24) making the top ten FCS teams 3-5 against FBS competition.
Hear Coach Long's thoughts below.
"We don't look back, we look forward"
Wyoming takes on Idaho tomorrow at 5pm ET in a battle of teams looking for their first win of the year. A year ago, Wyoming finished 8-5.
Here's a pretty good motivational video focused on the Cowboy's getting back on track with some good quotes.
Friday TV - College and prep action
Baylor takes on Louisiana-Monroe along with a quality Midwest high school match up tonight.
Eastern time listed.
Georgetown at Princeton - 7 - ESPNU
Baylor at Louisiana-Monroe - 8 - ESPN
Trinity (KY) vs. Cathedral (IN) - 8:30 - ESPN2
Mic'd up at Tulane with Mike Neu
Tulane quarterbacks coach Mike Neu got mic'd up for this clip. Coach Neu talks about his background as a scout with the Saints (and his respect for Curtis Johnson) and as a head coach in the Arena league with the Voodoo for a few seasons.
In the clip Neu coaches up the three step drop during a fade in the red zone. getting depth on their roll outs, and the importance of snapping their head around on the play action, as well as a handful of other coaching points.
Kentucky offensive line coach Mike Summers explains slide side pass pro
Here's Kentucky offensive line coach Mike Summers coaching up the slide side of their pass protection via Fox Sports South.
Through three games, Kentucky is allowing just over a sack per game (1.33 average), and they're airing it out quite a but, ranking #5 nationally in pass attempts (151).
Texas Tech highlight video with Neal Brown sharing offensive philosophy
Well done video here from Texas Tech with quotes from offensive coordinator Neal Brown, and other assistants (and players), breaking down their offensive philosophy, complete with highlights.
Brown references the "do your job" mantra several times throughout the clip, and stresses that, in their offense, you have 11 one on one matchups across the board that the men on the field need to win in order to be successful.