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Video: Inside MTSU's win over Georgia Tech

Middle Tennessee got a good program win over Georgia Tech Saturday, putting up nearly 50 points before it was all said and done (49-28). 

Before they took the field, head coach Rick Stockstill reminded the team, "You've got a great opportunity. That's what it is. It ain't a challenge...it's an opportunity."

The Blue Raider offense went out and racked up more rushing and passing yards than the Yellow Jackets. Starting running back Benny Cunningham racked up 217 yards on 27 carries for 5 touchdowns (an 8 yards per carry average). The defense was successful containing the option offense (only two runs of over 20 yards, and only one pass of 20+), and pressuring the quarterback all day.

"I think that winning this game was probably harder and means more than the win we had at Maryland, because of the type of season that Georgia Tech is having and the type of seasons that they've had." Stockstill explained after the game.

"This one means a lot more to me because of the type of offense that Georgia Tech runs and how hard you have to be able to play to win the type of game like this."

Hear more of Coach Stockstill's thoughts and get a good look inside their big win in the clip. 

Also, here's a good look inside Middle Tennesee's locker room and equipment room, including numerous new upgrades.

50+ pass attempts without a TD for two NFL QB's

This past week of NFL action saw two NFL quarterbacks attempt 50 or more passes without throwing for a touchdown. Since 1960, that feat has happened only 47 other times, and last week marks only the second time that two quarterbacks did it in the same week.

Matthew Stafford (Detroit) went 30 for 51 for 319 and no touchdowns yesterday and on Thursday Brandon Weeden (Cleveland) went 25-52 for 320 yards without a touchdown throw.

That adds up to 103 passing attempts between two NFL quarterbacks (an established starter and a rookie, both first round picks) without a touchdown.The last time that two quarterbacks had 50 pass attempts without a touchdown was 1996 with Drew Bledsoe (Patriots) and Dave Brown (Giants) in losing efforts.

When you look back the last ten times a quarterback has thrown the ball 50+ times without a touchdown, Brett Favre's name is in the record book on four different occasions.

Video: Why you never give up following a sudden change

Tabor College (KS) and Ottawa University (KS) squared off on Saturday in NAIA action complete with a wild finish.

In the clip below, Ottawa has just thrown an interception on their own three yard line, and Tabor is lined up to punch in an insurance touchdown to add to their 21-18 lead with a minute and a half left in the game.

As you can see, it didn't quite work out that way. Ottawa returns a fumble that squirts deep into the end zone and they return the ball over a hundred yards for the game winning touchdown. 

Louisville wins third straight game by single digits

Louisville won their third straight game by single digits this past weekend against Southern Miss (21-17) to advance to 5-0 heading into their bye week before conference play starts.

The Cardinals trailed for most of the rain soaked game (down by 11 at one point) before getting the lead for good in the final six minutes. The two teams combined for just three turnovers despite the sloppy conditions.

Southern Miss found a way to stay in the game despite completing only two passes for 25 yards. Think about that, Southern Miss nearly beat Louisville despite only completing two passes the entire game (and they had a chance to win the game at the end).

Three different Southern Miss players finished with double digit carries. 

Louisville will use their bye week to prepare next weekends match up with Pitt who is currently 2-2 and 0-1 in conference play. Cincinnati, Connecticut, and Rutgers are the only teams currently above .500 that remain on the Cardinals schedule.

Southern Miss is off to a very rough start at 0-4 in Ellis Johnson's first season as head coach. They host Boise State this weekend and then travel to Central Florida. Challenging times in Hattiesburg. 

 

Todd Graham: "We have seven steps left"

After their 27-17 win over Cal Saturday, Todd Graham commended his guys in the locker room on the adjustments that they were able to make during the game, and reminded them that while they're 2-0 now, they have 7 more steps left.

"The more you succeed, the less people want to sacrifice. I encourage you guys to sacrifice, now more than ever there's a sense of urgency. 

"We're 2-0 and have seven steps left, and 21 practices. How can you let one day go by? 21 practices, and nothing is more important than step three, and that's Colorado on the road. Champions win on the road." Graham said.

Arizona State will take on Colorado in one of three Thursday night games on October 11th.

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