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BroadwayBomber55
02-04-15, 12:13 PM
Fresh off Year 1 of the College Football Playoff, the NCAA's Football Bowl Subdivision is in Year 2 of the College Football Playoff Era.

Will the Ohio State Buckeyes successfully defend their title?

Meanwhile in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, will the North Dakota State Bison win their fifth straight FCS title?

Here we go...

BroadwayBomber55
02-04-15, 12:14 PM
2015 National Signing Day is here...

Chat coverage: http://espn.go.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/108400/chat-national-signing-day-live

Rivals.com: https://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1732793

RhodyYanksFan
02-05-15, 02:22 PM
Once a scumbag, always a scumbag. Bobby Petrino strikes again.

http://deadspin.com/bobby-petrino-is-still-scum-1683979213


Bobby Petrino's coaching career has been a series of escapes. Not even one year after signing a 10-year extension with Louisville, he jumped to the Atlanta Falcons; bailed on the NFL after 13 games; went to Arkansas, where got the boot after wrecking his motorcycle with his mistress on the back; hopped to Western Kentucky with a clause that contractually obligated him to pay the school if he left early, and left early anyway to return to Louisville. So, combining Petrino's history with the heartless nature of college football recruiting, this story of a screwed-over recruit is merely disgusting, but not surprising.

Three-star Dutch Fork HS running back Matt Colburn, South Carolina's Mr. Football, had been committed to the Cardinals since June. Two days before National Signing Day, Louisville inside linebackers coach Tony Grantham—not even Petrino himself—called Colburn to tell him they were rescinding his scholarship, citing a need for more defensive backs on the squad. Instead, they offered Colburn a grayshirt opportunity: Sit out this season, don't start school until next semester, and maybe get a shot next year. After eight months assuming he had a team, Colburn would have been left with a promise from a program that already broke one.

Soriambi
02-05-15, 03:11 PM
Once a scumbag, always a scumbag. Bobby Petrino strikes again.

http://deadspin.com/bobby-petrino-is-still-scum-1683979213


That just shouldn't be allowed. Poor kid. It looks like he got some offers from some other Division 1 programs, so he probably won't be left out in the cold completely (that article mentions that he got offers from Wake Forest, Marshall, and Kent State), but that's just a shame, especially when he's been committed for so long.

RhodyYanksFan
02-05-15, 04:05 PM
That just shouldn't be allowed. Poor kid. It looks like he got some offers from some other Division 1 programs, so he probably won't be left out in the cold completely (that article mentions that he got offers from Wake Forest, Marshall, and Kent State), but that's just a shame, especially when he's been committed for so long.

It's insane that these coaches can leave whenever they want but if a kid transfers he has to sit out a year. Say you get recruited by a good coach you want to play for, then after your freshman year he bolts to the NFL...now you're stuck playing for a guy you don't know who may not run a system you'll excel in, and the player is penalized for it?!

Also, I hope Petrino ditches Louisville again, just so they have to pay him. That's their penance for giving out that ridiculous contract.

Soriambi
02-05-15, 04:22 PM
It's insane that these coaches can leave whenever they want but if a kid transfers he has to sit out a year. Say you get recruited by a good coach you want to play for, then after your freshman year he bolts to the NFL...now you're stuck playing for a guy you don't know who may not run a system you'll excel in, and the player is penalized for it?!


I think it sucks too, but I tend to sympathize somewhat with the transfer rule, because if you don't have that, I think it's very likely that players are essentially being actively recruited for their whole four/five years. If you could trust coaches to not tamper with star players on the honor system, that would be great, but I think it's a difficult balance. I think if players could transfer to any program they wanted whenever they wanted and play immediately, it might cause all kinds of chaos. I'm not sure what a good solution would be, though, because I don't think the current system makes much sense either, especially in situations like the ones you're talking about.

Perhaps players should be allowed to freely transfer when a head coach leaves, but have to sit out the year in other situations. That would greatly increase the job security of coaches, though, I'd imagine.

RhodyYanksFan
02-05-15, 04:37 PM
I think it sucks too, but I tend to sympathize somewhat with the transfer rule, because if you don't have that, I think it's very likely that players are essentially being actively recruited for their whole four/five years. If you could trust coaches to not tamper with star players on the honor system, that would be great, but I think it's a difficult balance. I think if players could transfer to any program they wanted whenever they wanted and play immediately, it might cause all kinds of chaos. I'm not sure what a good solution would be, though, because I don't think the current system makes much sense either, especially in situations like the ones you're talking about.

Perhaps players should be allowed to freely transfer when a head coach leaves, but have to sit out the year in other situations. That would greatly increase the job security of coaches, though, I'd imagine.

Yeah you bring up a good point that I hadn't thought of. Not sure what the best solution is. Whatever it is I have zero faith in the NCAA figuring it out, or doing the right thing.

Soriambi
02-05-15, 05:08 PM
Yeah you bring up a good point that I hadn't thought of. Not sure what the best solution is. Whatever it is I have zero faith in the NCAA figuring it out, or doing the right thing.

Yeah, it seems impossible for them to do the right thing even when that path is clear. When it's not, what chance do they have?

melon
02-06-15, 12:21 AM
You absolutely cannot have players transfer without sitting out a year.

Coaches, like Petrino, would be raiding the bench of the Alabamas and Ohio States. In return, the Alabamas and Ohio States would be raiding the starters of non elite programs. And think of the booster money that would be funneling to the 3 quarterbacks of Ohio State, hard closing them to head to specific programs.

Maybe you can have a rule that players can transfer without penalty when a new coach comes in. Other than that, chaos would occur.

Soriambi
04-16-15, 09:58 AM
Once again, I think the playoffs will be expanding sooner rather than later:

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/12688517/college-bowl-game-payouts-surpass-500-million-first-year-college-football-playoff

melon
04-16-15, 10:36 PM
Once again, I think the playoffs will be expanding sooner rather than later:

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/12688517/college-bowl-game-payouts-surpass-500-million-first-year-college-football-playoff

I'd love to see it expanded. But if it were, you'd need to have a home game type of situation, as opposed to a bowl game in a neutral field.

And I wouldn't have any problems with a higher ranked team hosting a first round playoff game, but the college presidents are in love with tradition and move at snail's pace....


The conference commissioners who created the College Football Playoff considered holding the semifinals at campus venues, but ultimately decided to work within the bowl system.

Soriambi
04-17-15, 10:45 AM
I'd love to see it expanded. But if it were, you'd need to have a home game type of situation, as opposed to a bowl game in a neutral field.

And I wouldn't have any problems with a higher ranked team hosting a first round playoff game, but the college presidents are in love with tradition and move at snail's pace....

If there's one thing they might love more than tradition, though, it's an extra 200 million dollars.

melon
04-17-15, 11:24 AM
Good point. Money talks. And it would be so easy to implement another round the weekend before Christmas. Fans would definitely win.

Logistically, the smaller college towns wouldn't be able to handle the crush of national media and traveling fans. But that has no effect on the 99% of the other people watching on television.

BroadwayBomber55
08-26-15, 12:54 PM
AP Top 25 Rankings - Preseason
http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/1


AP Top 25
RK TEAM REC PTS TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Ohio State(61) 0-0 1525 — — 9/08 @ Virginia Tech
2 TCU 0-0 1428 — — 9/04 @ Minnesota
3 Alabama 0-0 1322 — — 9/06 vs #20 Wisconsin
4 Baylor 0-0 1263 — — 9/04 @ SMU
5 Michigan State 0-0 1256 — — 9/04 @ Western Michigan
6 Auburn 0-0 1192 — — 9/05 vs Louisville
7 Oregon 0-0 1156 — — 9/06 vs Eastern Washington
8 USC 0-0 1085 — — 9/06 vs Arkansas State
9 Georgia 0-0 991 — — 9/05 vs Louisiana Monroe
10 Florida State 0-0 959 — — 9/06 vs Texas State
11 Notre Dame 0-0 873 — — 9/05 vs Texas
12 Clemson 0-0 862 — — 9/05 vs Wofford
13 UCLA 0-0 698 — — 9/05 vs Virginia
14 LSU 0-0 675 — — 9/05 vs McNeese State
15 Arizona State 0-0 605 — — 9/05 vs Texas A&M
16 Georgia Tech 0-0 588 — — 9/03 vs Alcorn State
17 Ole Miss 0-0 563 — — 9/05 vs Tennessee-Martin
18 Arkansas 0-0 410 — — 9/05 vs UTEP
19 Oklahoma 0-0 394 — — 9/05 vs Akron
20 Wisconsin 0-0 393 — — 9/06 vs #3 Alabama
21 Stanford 0-0 347 — — 9/05 @ Northwestern
22 Arizona 0-0 311 — — 9/04 vs Texas San Antonio
23 Boise State 0-0 240 — — 9/05 vs Washington
24 Missouri 0-0 219 — — 9/05 vs Southeast Missouri State
25 Tennessee 0-0 114 — — 9/05 vs Bowling Green

Dropped from rankings: Mississippi State 11, Kansas State 18, Utah 21, Louisville 24

Others receiving votes: Mississippi State 100, Texas A&M 61, Oklahoma State 46, Virginia Tech 42, Utah 36, Penn State 20, Louisville 12, Cincinnati 8, Nebraska 6, Kansas State 5, Florida 4, NC State 4, Texas 3, BYU 2, Northern Illinois 2, Michigan 2, California 1, Western Kentucky 1, West Virginia 1

BroadwayBomber55
08-26-15, 12:55 PM
USA Today Coaches Poll Top 25 Rankings - Preseason
http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/2


USA Today Coaches Poll
RK TEAM REC PTS TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Ohio State(62) 0-0 1598 — — 9/08 @ Virginia Tech
2 TCU(1) 0-0 1487 — — 9/04 @ Minnesota
3 Alabama(1) 0-0 1452 — — 9/06 vs #18 Wisconsin
4 Baylor 0-0 1365 — — 9/04 @ SMU
5 Oregon 0-0 1260 — — 9/06 vs Eastern Washington
6 Michigan State 0-0 1230 — — 9/04 @ Western Michigan
7 Auburn 0-0 1103 — — 9/05 vs Louisville
8 Florida State 0-0 1057 — — 9/06 vs Texas State
9 Georgia 0-0 1026 — — 9/05 vs Louisiana Monroe
10 USC 0-0 1014 — — 9/06 vs Arkansas State
11 Notre Dame 0-0 883 — — 9/05 vs Texas
12 Clemson 0-0 838 — — 9/05 vs Wofford
13 LSU 0-0 727 — — 9/05 vs McNeese State
14 UCLA 0-0 697 — — 9/05 vs Virginia
15 Ole Miss 0-0 668 — — 9/05 vs Tennessee-Martin
16 Arizona State 0-0 577 — — 9/05 vs Texas A&M
17 Georgia Tech 0-0 573 — — 9/03 vs Alcorn State
18 Wisconsin 0-0 470 — — 9/06 vs #3 Alabama
19 Oklahoma 0-0 407 — — 9/05 vs Akron
20 Arkansas 0-0 377 — — 9/05 vs UTEP
21 Stanford 0-0 365 — — 9/05 @ Northwestern
22 Arizona 0-0 299 — — 9/04 vs Texas San Antonio
23 Missouri 0-0 229 — — 9/05 vs Southeast Missouri State
24 Boise State 0-0 190 — — 9/05 vs Washington
25 Tennessee 0-0 166 — — 9/05 vs Bowling Green

Dropped from rankings: Mississippi State 12, Kansas State 18, Utah 20, Marshall 22, Louisville 24

Others receiving votes: Mississippi State 164, Texas A&M 149, Oklahoma State 89, Virginia Tech 70, Utah 40, Kansas State 37, Nebraska 27, Louisville 27, Minnesota 25, Penn State 20, South Carolina 18, Miami (FL) 16, Texas 8, Illinois 7, Duke 6, Air Force 5, Louisiana Tech 5, Marshall 4, Utah State 4, West Virginia 3, NC State 3, BYU 3, North Carolina 2, Florida 2, Georgia Southern 2, UCF 1, Cincinnati 1, Kentucky 1, Maryland 1, Michigan 1, Washington 1

BroadwayBomber55
08-26-15, 12:56 PM
FCS Coaches Poll Top 25 - Preseason
http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/20


FCS Coaches Poll
RK TEAM REC PTS TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 North Dakota State(24) 0-0 600 — — 8/29 @ #12 Montana
2 Illinois State 0-0 551 — — 9/05 @ Iowa
3 Villanova 0-0 512 — — 9/03 @ Connecticut
4 Sam Houston State 0-0 511 — — 9/05 @ Texas Tech
5 Coastal Carolina 0-0 502 — — 9/05 @ Furman
6 Eastern Washington 0-0 481 — — 9/06 @ Oregon
7 New Hampshire 0-0 445 — — 9/04 @ San Josι State
8 Chattanooga 0-0 409 — — 9/05 vs #9 Jacksonville State
9 Jacksonville State 0-0 396 — — 9/05 @ #8 Chattanooga
10 Northern Iowa 0-0 381 — — 9/06 @ Iowa State
11 Montana State 0-0 296 — — 9/04 vs Fort Lewis
12 Montana 0-0 278 — — 8/29 vs #1 North Dakota State
13 James Madison 0-0 272 — — 9/05 vs Morehead State
14 Liberty 0-0 256 — — 9/05 vs Delaware State
15 South Dakota State 0-0 215 — — 9/05 @ Kansas
16 Youngstown State 0-0 205 — — 9/05 @ Pittsburgh
17 Eastern Kentucky 0-0 171 — — 9/03 vs Valparaiso
18 Richmond 0-0 170 — — 9/05 @ Maryland
19 Southeastern Louisiana 0-0 164 — — 9/03 @ Northwestern State
20 Indiana State 0-0 106 — — 9/05 vs Butler
21 Fordham 0-0 103 — — 9/04 @ Army
22 Harvard 0-0 99 — — 9/19 @ Rhode Island
23 McNeese State 0-0 91 — — 9/05 @ LSU
24 Idaho State 0-0 82 — — 9/05 vs Black Hills State
25 Eastern Illinois 0-0 73 — — 9/03 @ Western Illinois

Dropped from rankings: Bethune-Cookman 22, Sacred Heart 23, William & Mary 24

Others receiving votes: Alcorn State 52, Stephen F Austin 51, William & Mary 43, Cal Poly 42, Northern Arizona 34, Bethune-Cookman 25, North Carolina A&T 24, South Carolina State 21, Jackson State 21, Sacred Heart 14, Charleston Southern 14, Western Carolina 13, Furman 12, South Dakota 12, Bucknell 9, Maine 9, Lehigh 8, Samford 5, Towson 5, San Diego 4, Yale 4, Bryant 4, Central Arkansas 2, Duquesne 2, Tennessee-Martin 1

BroadwayBomber55
08-26-15, 12:58 PM
Okay folks. With the 2015 College Football Season a week away, it's time to do my regular season picks.

Starting with the Football Championship Subdivision Conferences (FCS)...

BroadwayBomber55
08-26-15, 01:14 PM
BB55's Predictions - 2015 FCS Conference Regular Season: Big Sky

Conference Champion: Eastern Washington

2. Montana State
3. Montana
4. Northern Arizona
5. Idaho State
6. Southern Utah
7. Cal Poly
8. Sacramento State
9. Weber State
10. North Dakota
11. Portland State
12. California-Davis
13. Northern Colorado

BroadwayBomber55
08-26-15, 01:16 PM
BB55's Predictions - 2015 FCS Conference Regular Season: Big South

Conference Champion: Coastal Carolina

2. Liberty
3. Gardner-Webb
4. Charleston Southern
5. Monmouth
6. Presbyterian
7. Kennesaw State

BroadwayBomber55
08-26-15, 01:19 PM
BB55's Predictions - 2015 FCS Conference Regular Season: Colonial Athletic Association

Conference Champion: Villanova

2. New Hampshire
3. James Madison
4. William and Mary
5. Maine
6. Richmond
7. Delaware
8. Towson
9. Albany
10. Stony Brook
11. Elon
12. Rhode Island

BroadwayBomber55
08-26-15, 01:21 PM
BB55's Predictions - 2015 FCS Conference Regular Season: Ivy League

Conference Champion: Harvard

2. Dartmouth
3. Yale
4. Brown
5. Princeton
6. Cornell
7. Penn
8. Columbia

BroadwayBomber55
08-26-15, 01:24 PM
BB55's Predictions - 2015 FCS Conference Regular Season: Mid-Eastern Athletic

Conference Champion: South Carolina State

2. Morgan State
3. North Carolina A&T
4. Bethune-Cookman
5. Florida A&M
6. North Carolina Central
7. Norfolk State
8. Howard
9. Delaware State
10. Hampton
11. Savannah State

BroadwayBomber55
08-26-15, 01:26 PM
BB55's Predictions - 2015 FCS Conference Regular Season: Missouri Valley Football

Conference Champion: North Dakota State

2. Northern Iowa
3. Illinois State
4. Youngstown State
5. Western Illinois
6. Indiana State
7. South Dakota State
8. Southern Illinois
9. Missouri State
10. South Dakota

BroadwayBomber55
08-26-15, 01:28 PM
BB55's Predictions - 2015 FCS Conference Regular Season: Northeast

Conference Champion: Wagner

2. Bryant
3. Sacred Heart
4. Duquesne
5. St. Francis
6. Central Connecticut State
7. Robert Morris

BroadwayBomber55
08-26-15, 01:32 PM
BB55's Predictions - 2015 FCS Conference Regular Season: Ohio Valley

Conference Champion: Jacksonville State

2. Eastern Illinois
3. Tennessee-Martin
4. Eastern Kentucky
5. Tennessee State
6. Tennessee Tech
7. Southeast Missouri
8. Murray State
9. Austin Peay

BroadwayBomber55
08-26-15, 01:36 PM
BB55's Predictions - 2015 FCS Conference Regular Season: Patriot League

Conference Champion: Fordham

2. Bucknell
3. Lafayette
4. Colgate
5. Lehigh
6. Holy Cross
7. Georgetown

BroadwayBomber55
08-26-15, 02:10 PM
BB55's Predictions - 2015 FCS Conference Regular Season: Pioneer League

Conference Champion: Jacksonville

2. San Diego
3. Drake
4. Dayton
5. Stetson
6. Morehead State
7. Campbell
8. Butler
9. Valparaiso
10. Marist
11. Davidson

BroadwayBomber55
08-26-15, 02:37 PM
BB55's Predictions - 2015 FCS Conference Regular Season: Southern

Conference Champion: Chattanooga

2. Wofford
3. Samford
4. Furman
5. Western Carolina
6. Mercer
7. The Citadel
8. Virginia Military Institute

BroadwayBomber55
08-26-15, 02:42 PM
BB55's Predictions - 2015 FCS Conference Regular Season: Southland

Conference Champion: Sam Houston State

2. McNeese State
3. Southeastern Louisiana
4. Stephen F. Austin
5. Northwestern State
6. Central Arkansas
7. Abilene Christian
8. Incarnate Word
9. Lamar
10. Houston Baptist
11. Nicholls State

BroadwayBomber55
08-26-15, 02:46 PM
BB55's Predictions - 2015 FCS Conference Regular Season: Southwest Athletic

SWAC East
Division Champion: Alcorn State
2. Jackson State
3. Alabama A&M
4. Alabama State
5. Mississippi Valley State

SWAC West
Division Champion: Southern
2. Grambling
3. Prairie View A&M
4. Arkansas-Pine Bluff
5. Texas Southern

SWAC Conference Championship Game Winner: Alcorn State over Southern

BroadwayBomber55
08-27-15, 01:24 PM
Now, that I made my Football Championship Subdivision predictions, it's now time with my Football Bowl Subdivision predictions...

BroadwayBomber55
08-27-15, 01:52 PM
BB55's Predictions - 2015 FBS Conference Regular Season: FBS Independents

1. Notre Dame (BB55's predicted record: 9-3)
2. Brigham Young (BB55's predicted record: 8-4)
3. Army (BB55's predicted record: 4-8)

BroadwayBomber55
08-27-15, 02:45 PM
BB55's Predictions - 2015 FBS Conference Regular Season: Sun Belt Conference

Conference Champion: Appalachian State

2. Georgia Southern
3. Arkansas State
4. Louisiana-Lafayette
5. Louisiana-Monroe
6. Texas State
7. Troy
8. South Alabama
9. New Mexico State
10. Idaho
11. Georgia State

BroadwayBomber55
08-28-15, 01:23 AM
BB55's Predictions - 2015 FBS Conference Regular Season: Mid-American Conference

MAC East
Division Champion: Bowling Green
2. Massachusetts
3. Buffalo
4. Ohio
5. Miami (OH)
6. Kent State

MAC West
Division Champion: Northern Illinois
2. Western Michigan
3. Toledo
4. Central Michigan
5. Ball State
6. Eastern Michigan

Mid-American Conference Championship Game Winner: Northern Illinois over Bowling Green

BroadwayBomber55
08-28-15, 01:26 AM
BB55's Predictions - 2015 FBS Conference Regular Season: American Athletic Conference

AAC East
Division Champion: Cincinnati
2. Central Florida
3. East Carolina
4. Temple
5. Connecticut
6. South Florida

AAC West
Division Champion: Memphis
2. Navy
3. Houston
4. Southern Methodist
5. Tulsa
6. Tulane

American Athletic Conference Championship Game Winner: Memphis over Cincinnati

BroadwayBomber55
08-28-15, 01:29 AM
BB55's Predictions - 2015 FBS Conference Regular Season: Conference USA

C-USA East
Division Champion: Marshall
2. Western Kentucky
3. Florida Atlantic
4. Middle Tennessee
5. Old Dominion
6. Florida International
7. North Carolina-Charlotte

C-USA West
Division Champion: Louisiana Tech
2. Southern Miss
3. Rice
4. Texas-El Paso
5. North Texas
6. Texas-San Antonio

Conference USA Championship Game Winner: Louisiana Tech over Marshall

BroadwayBomber55
08-28-15, 01:32 AM
BB55's Predictions - 2015 FBS Conference Regular Season: Mountain West

Mountain Division
Division Champion: Boise State
2. Colorado State
3. Utah State
4. Air Force
5. Wyoming
6. New Mexico

West Division
Division Champion: San Diego State
2. Fresno State
3. Nevada
4. San Jose State
5. Hawaii
6. Nevada-Las Vegas

Mountain West Conference Championship Game Winner: Boise State over San Diego State

BroadwayBomber55
08-28-15, 01:35 AM
BB55's Predictions - 2015 FBS Conference Regular Season: Big XII Conference

Conference Champion: Texas Christian
2. Baylor
3. Oklahoma
4. Kansas State
5. Oklahoma State
6. West Virginia
7. Texas
8. Texas Tech
9. Iowa State
10. Kansas

BroadwayBomber55
08-28-15, 01:38 AM
BB55's Predictions - 2015 FBS Conference Regular Season: Atlantic Coast Conference

Atlantic Division
Division Champion: Florida State
2. Louisville
3. Clemson
4. North Carolina State
5. Boston College
6. Syracuse
7. Wake Forest

Coastal Division
Division Champion: Virginia Tech
2. Pittsburgh
3. Miami
4. Georgia Tech
5. Duke
6. North Carolina
7. Virginia

Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Game Winner: Florida State over Virginia Tech

BroadwayBomber55
08-28-15, 01:41 AM
BB55's Predictions - 2015 FBS Conference Regular Season: Southeastern Conference

SEC West
Division Champion: Alabama
2. Auburn
3. Louisiana State
4. Arkansas
5. Ole Miss
6. Mississippi State
7. Texas A&M

SEC East
Division Champion: Tennessee
2. Georgia
3. South Carolina
4. Florida
5. Missouri
6. Kentucky
7. Vanderbilt

Southeastern Conference Championship Game Winner: Alabama over Tennessee

BroadwayBomber55
08-28-15, 01:45 AM
BB55's Predictions - 2015 FBS Conference Regular Season: Pacific-12 Conference

Pac-12 North
Division Champion: Oregon
2. Stanford
3. California
4. Washington
5. Oregon State
6. Washington State

Pac-12 South
Division Champion: Southern California
2. Arizona State
3. California-Los Angeles
4. Arizona
5. Utah
6. Colorado

Pacific-12 Conference Championship Game Winner: Oregon over Southern California

BroadwayBomber55
08-28-15, 01:47 AM
BB55's Predictions - 2015 FBS Conference Regular Season: Big Ten Conference

Big Ten East
Division Champion: Ohio State
2. Michigan State
3. Michigan
4. Penn State
5. Rutgers
6. Maryland
7. Indiana

Big Ten West
Division Champion: Wisconsin
2. Nebraska
3. Minnesota
4. Iowa
5. Northwestern
6. Illinois
7. Purdue

Big Ten Conference Championship Game Winner: Ohio State over Wisconsin

BroadwayBomber55
09-03-15, 12:22 PM
Opening week of college football is here...:gulp:

BroadwayBomber55
09-03-15, 12:34 PM
BB55's Top 25 FBS Predictions - Week 1

Thursday September 3, 2015
#16 Georgia Tech over Alcorn State

BB55's Match of the Day #1: #2 Texas Christian over Minnesota

#22 Arizona over Texas-San Antonio

Friday September 4, 2015
#5 Michigan State over Western Michigan

#4 Baylor over Southern Methodist

BB55's Match of the Day #2: #23 Boise State over Washington

Saturday September 5, 2015
#21 Stanford over Northwestern

#9 Georgia over Louisiana-Monroe

#17 Mississippi over Tennessee-Martin

#12 Clemson over Wofford

#13 California-Los Angeles over Virginia

#18 Arkansas over Texas-El Paso

BB55's Match of the Day #3: #6 Auburn over Louisville

#25 Tennessee over Bowling Green

#24 Missouri over Southeast Missouri State

#19 Oklahoma over Akron

BB55's Match of the Day #4: #15 Arizona State over Texas A&M

BB55's Match of the Day #5: #11 Notre Dame over Texas

#14 Louisiana State over McNeese State

BB55's Match of the Day #6: #3 Alabama over #20 Wisconsin

#7 Oregon over Eastern Washington

#10 Florida State over Texas State

#8 Southern California over Arkansas State

Monday September 7, 2015
BB55's Match of the Day #7: #1 Ohio State over Virginia Tech

BroadwayBomber55
09-05-15, 01:33 PM
FBS Top 25 Scores - Thursday September 3, 2015

#2 ranked Texas Christian Horned Frogs hanged on to win against a gamed Minnesota Golden Gophers squad 23-17 on the road.

TCU QB Trevone Boykin had 338 yards of total offense (246 passing and 92 rushing) and two total touchdowns.

Horned Frogs RB Aaron Green added 88 rushing yards as TCU once led 17- and 23-10.

But the Golden Gophers fought until the bitter end. Minnesota QB Mitch Leidner had 197 yards passing including a 22-yard touchdown pass to KJ Maye.

Rodney Smith had 88 rushing yards and a score on 16 carries.

Both teams had two takeaways on defense while TCU had the 2-1 edge in sacks. TCU had the better third-down efficiency 7/19 to Minnesota's 4/15.

#16 ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vaporized the Alcorn State Braves 69-6.

Yellow Jackets QB Justin Thomas only played the first quarter as Georgia Tech routed Alcorn State with a 34-0 blitz in the opening stanza.

Marcus Marshall and Patrick Skov led the way for Georgia Tech as Marshall piled up 184 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries while Skov added 72 and three scores on 12 carries.

The Yellow Jacket defense forced three turnovers and had two sacks.

#22 ranked Arizona Wildcats outlasted the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners 42-32.

Anu Solomon had 229 yards passing and four touchdowns.

However, Blake Bogenschutz kept the Roadrunners in the game with 359 yards of total offense including 332 yards passing and three total offensive touchdowns.

To make matters worse, Arizona lost LB Scooby Wright to a knee injury in the first quarter. Wright tried to play through the injury, but left the game completely after one play.

BroadwayBomber55
09-05-15, 01:58 PM
FBS Top 25 Scores - Friday September 4, 2015

The #5 ranked Michigan State Spartans had a successful tuneup towards their clash against the Oregon Ducks next week after grabbing a 13-point victory over the Western Michigan Broncos 37-24

Spartans QB Connor Cook had 256 passing yards and two touchdowns. Madre London added 59 rushing yards and two scores.

#4 ranked Baylor Bears romped the Southern Methodist Mustangs 56-21.

Baylor QB Seth Russell had 435 yards of total offense including 376 through the air and six total touchdowns including five passing scores. Jay Lee had a hat-trick in the contest.

The Baylor defense had three sacks and two takeaways.

It wasn't a successful return to the Smurf Turf for former Boise State Broncos head coach Chris Petersen as his old team defeated his current team, the Washington Huskies 16-13.

Broncos RB Jeremy McNichols 89 rushing yards and two first-half touchdowns on 24 carries were good enough for the 23rd ranked team of the nation.

Cameron Van Winkle had two field goals and Dante Pettis had a 76-yard punt return score in a losing effort for the Huskies who came close to an upset.

melon
09-05-15, 05:14 PM
College kickers have stronger legs these days, it seems.

Near the end of the first half, Auburn's Daniel Carlson nails a 56 yard FG. And then on the ensuing drive, Louisville's kicker missed a 61 yarder.

Soriambi
09-05-15, 06:25 PM
College kickers have stronger legs these days, it seems.

Near the end of the first half, Auburn's Daniel Carlson nails a 56 yard FG. And then on the ensuing drive, Louisville's kicker missed a 61 yarder.

Pfft. I could miss a 61 yarder too.

NelsonMuntz
09-05-15, 09:43 PM
lol @ Penn State.

melon
09-05-15, 09:49 PM
Pfft. I could miss a 61 yarder too.

ha ha....point taken.

Soriambi
09-05-15, 10:23 PM
ha ha....point taken.

Hell, if I had a week to train you I'm confident I could teach you to miss a 61 yarder while blindfolded!

BroadwayBomber55
09-05-15, 11:42 PM
This is the Play of the Week in FBS's Week 1 action

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bEPylRzJcc

Not a good start for Mike Riley in his first game as Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach.

Memo to the Cornhuskers defense: stop ball watching and knock it down.

Very poor coverage in the end zone from the UNL defense.

What a win for the Brigham Young Cougars in Lincoln. However, they lost starting QB Taysom Hill to another season-ending injury. This time, it's a fractured foot.

melon
09-06-15, 12:58 PM
Unbelievable that the receiver was able to cradle the ball into his midsection at the goal line. If you're going to play that soft with nobody in front of him, then Riley should probably rush more than 3.

Soriambi
09-06-15, 08:23 PM
ND lost Folston for the season with a torn MCL. Ouch. Hopefully all the guys who filled in yesterday can step up. Incredible job all around yesterday, by the way. I know Texas is down, but laying a dominant beatdown like that on Texas is still impressive.

trentonthunder
09-07-15, 05:49 PM
After week one I can't decide who's worse, The "Pac-10" or Penn State ?

Most impressive starts...........

1. The SEC
2. Notre Dame
3. Northwestern
4. Temple (actually could be #1, but we don't know how bad Penn State is yet)

BroadwayBomber55
09-09-15, 01:05 PM
My 3 Up and 3 Down after week 1 of FBS College Football

3 Up
1. The SEC - 10 teams in the AP Top 25
2. Ohio State pulling away and piling 42 points against a tough Virginia Tech defense
3. Northwestern - Neutralizing Stanford's offense in a scalp

3 Down
1. Penn State losing to Temple
2. Central Florida losing to Florida International
3. The Pacific-12 Conference - A lot of work to do if they want to be the nation's best conference not named the Southeastern Conference especially after Washington State lost to Portland State, Arizona struggling to Texas-San Antonio and Stanford losing to Northwestern.

BroadwayBomber55
09-09-15, 01:14 PM
Top 25 FBS Polls - AP Top 25

After Week 1
http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/1/week/2


AP Top 25
RK TEAM REC PTS TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Ohio State(61) 1-0 1525 — @ Virginia Tech W 42-24 9/12 vs Hawaii
2 Alabama 1-0 1420 1 vs #20 Wisconsin W 35-17 9/12 vs Middle Tennessee
3 TCU 1-0 1365 1 @ Minnesota W 23-17 9/12 vs Stephen F Austin
4 Baylor 1-0 1252 — @ SMU W 56-21 9/12 vs Lamar
5 Michigan State 1-0 1198 — @ Western Michigan W 37-24 9/13 vs #7 Oregon
6 Auburn 1-0 1166 — vs Louisville W 31-24 9/12 vs Jacksonville State
7 Oregon 1-0 1081 — vs Eastern Washington W 61-42 9/13 @ #5 Michigan State
8 USC 1-0 1074 — vs Arkansas State W 55-6 9/13 vs Idaho
9 Notre Dame 1-0 1061 2 vs Texas W 38-3 9/12 @ Virginia
10 Georgia 1-0 981 1 vs Louisiana Monroe W 51-14 9/12 @ Vanderbilt
11 Florida State 1-0 942 1 vs Texas State W 59-16 9/12 vs South Florida
12 Clemson 1-0 862 — vs Wofford W 49-10 9/12 vs Appalachian State
13 UCLA 1-0 833 — vs Virginia W 34-16 9/13 @ UNLV
14 LSU 0-0 653 — @ #25 Mississippi State 9/13 @ #25 Mississippi State
15 Georgia Tech 1-0 636 1 vs Alcorn State W 69-6 9/12 vs Tulane
16 Texas A&M 1-0 629 — vs #15 Arizona State W 38-17 9/12 vs Ball State
17 Ole Miss 1-0 600 — vs Tennessee-Martin W 76-3 9/12 vs Fresno State
18 Arkansas 1-0 480 — vs UTEP W 48-13 9/12 vs Toledo
19 Oklahoma 1-0 469 — vs Akron W 41-3 9/12 @ #23 Tennessee
20 Boise State 1-0 279 3 vs Washington W 16-13 9/13 @ BYU
21 Missouri 1-0 274 3 vs Southeast Missouri State W 34-3 9/12 @ Arkansas State
22 Arizona 1-0 259 — vs Texas San Antonio W 42-32 9/12 @ Nevada
23 Tennessee 1-0 169 2 vs Bowling Green W 59-30 9/12 vs #19 Oklahoma
24 Utah 1-0 137 — vs Michigan W 24-17 9/12 vs Utah State
25 Mississippi State 1-0 104 — @ Southern Mississippi W 34-16 9/13 vs #14 LSU
Dropped from rankings: Arizona State 15, Wisconsin 20, Stanford 21

Others receiving votes: Wisconsin 79, BYU 74, Northwestern 72, Arizona State 49, Oklahoma State 30, West Virginia 23, Temple 8, Florida 8, Cincinnati 7, Kansas State 7, Minnesota 5, NC State 4, Louisville 4, Western Kentucky 3, California 2, Stanford 1

BroadwayBomber55
09-09-15, 01:15 PM
Top 25 FBS Polls - USA Today Coaches

After Week 1
http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/2/week/2


Coaches Poll
RK TEAM REC PTS TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Ohio State(63) 1-0 1599 — @ Virginia Tech W 42-24 9/12 vs Hawaii
2 Alabama(1) 1-0 1485 1 vs #18 Wisconsin W 35-17 9/12 vs Middle Tennessee
3 TCU 1-0 1464 1 @ Minnesota W 23-17 9/12 vs Stephen F Austin
4 Baylor 1-0 1349 — @ SMU W 56-21 9/12 vs Lamar
5 Oregon 1-0 1279 — vs Eastern Washington W 61-42 9/13 @ #6 Michigan State
6 Michigan State 1-0 1252 — @ Western Michigan W 37-24 9/13 vs #5 Oregon
7 Auburn 1-0 1190 — vs Louisville W 31-24 9/12 vs Jacksonville State
8 Florida State 1-0 1090 — vs Texas State W 59-16 9/12 vs South Florida
9 Georgia 1-0 1075 — vs Louisiana Monroe W 51-14 9/12 @ Vanderbilt
10 USC 1-0 1035 — vs Arkansas State W 55-6 9/13 vs Idaho
11 Notre Dame 1-0 994 — vs Texas W 38-3 9/12 @ Virginia
12 Clemson 1-0 870 — vs Wofford W 49-10 9/12 vs Appalachian State
13 UCLA 1-0 801 1 vs Virginia W 34-16 9/13 @ UNLV
14 Ole Miss 1-0 735 1 vs Tennessee-Martin W 76-3 9/12 vs Fresno State
15 LSU 0-0 734 2 @ Mississippi State 9/13 @ Mississippi State
16 Georgia Tech 1-0 651 1 vs Alcorn State W 69-6 9/12 vs Tulane
17 Oklahoma 1-0 541 2 vs Akron W 41-3 9/12 @ #23 Tennessee
18 Arkansas 1-0 495 2 vs UTEP W 48-13 9/12 vs Toledo
19 Texas A&M 1-0 418 — vs #16 Arizona State W 38-17 9/12 vs Ball State
20 Arizona 1-0 336 2 vs Texas San Antonio W 42-32 9/12 @ Nevada
21 Missouri 1-0 301 2 vs Southeast Missouri State W 34-3 9/12 @ Arkansas State
22 Boise State 1-0 277 2 vs Washington W 16-13 9/13 @ BYU
23 Tennessee 1-0 212 2 vs Bowling Green W 59-30 9/12 vs #17 Oklahoma
24 Wisconsin 0-1 108 6 vs #3 Alabama L 35-17 9/12 vs Miami (OH)
25 Utah 1-0 106 — vs Michigan W 24-17 9/12 vs Utah State

Dropped from rankings: Arizona State 16, Stanford 21

Others receiving votes: Mississippi State 97, Arizona State 66, Oklahoma State 52, Northwestern 35, BYU 23, Kansas State 23, South Carolina 22, Duke 15, West Virginia 13, Miami (FL) 12, Florida 7, Louisville 6, Marshall 6, Minnesota 5, NC State 4, Nebraska 3, Maryland 3, Temple 3, Pittsburgh 2, Illinois 2, Memphis 1, Stanford 1, California 1, Louisiana Tech 1

BroadwayBomber55
09-09-15, 01:17 PM
FBS Bowl Projections after Week 1
http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/13610570/college-football-bowl-projections-week-1


College Football Playoff semifinals

College Football Playoff at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Thurs., Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Alabama vs. Notre Dame
McMurphy: TCU vs. USC

College Football Playoff at the Capital One Orange Bowl

Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Thurs., Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Ohio State vs. Baylor
McMurphy: Michigan State vs. Auburn

BroadwayBomber55
09-09-15, 01:21 PM
Top 25 FCS Coaches Poll

After Week 1
http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/polls?poll=7&week=2


FCS Coaches Poll (I-AA) Ranking
Rank Team Record Pts Last Week
1. Coastal Car. (4) 1-0 517 5
2. N. Dak. St. (6) 0-1 490 1
2. Villanova 0-1 490 3
4. Sam Houston St. (2) 0-1 487 4
5. Illinois St. (5) 0-1 481 2
6. Jacksonville St. (1) 1-0 453 9
7. Eastern Wash. 0-1 437 6
8. Montana (3) 1-1 393 12
9. Montana St. 1-0 384 11
10. S. Dakota St. (1) 1-0 363 15
11. James Madison 1-0 312 13
12. Chattanooga 0-1 301 8
13. Liberty 1-0 280 14
14. Northern Iowa 0-1 274 10
15. New Hampshire 0-1 257 7
16. Fordham 1-0 233 21
17. Youngstown St. 0-1 219 16
18. SE Louisiana 1-0 175 19
19. E. Kentucky 1-0 174 17
20. Cal Poly 1-0 130 NR
21. Indiana St. 1-0 128 20
22. Richmond 0-1 77 18
23. McNeese St. 0-0 75 23
24. Idaho St. 1-0 68 24
25. Harvard 0-0 44 22

Others Receiving Votes:
William & Mary 44, Northern Arizona 36, Portland St. 22, Jackson St. 19, S. Carolina St. 18, Samford 17, North Dakota 17, Towson 12, Western Ill. 12, South Dakota 10, Charleston Sou. 8, Alcorn St. 4, Furman 2, Southern Ill. 1, Jacksonville 1

BroadwayBomber55
09-11-15, 07:48 PM
BB55's Top 25 FBS Picks - Week 2

Friday September 11, 2015
BB55's Match of the Day #1 - #24 Utah over Utah State

Saturday September 12, 2015
#11 Florida State over South Florida

#6 Auburn over Jacksonville State

#12 Clemson over Appalachian State

#1 Ohio State over Hawaii

#3 Texas Christian over Stephen F. Austin

#15 Georgia Tech over Tulane

#9 Notre Dame over Virginia

#10 Georgia over Vanderbilt

#17 Ole Miss over Fresno State

#2 Alabama over Middle Tennessee State

#18 Arkansas over Toledo

BB55's Match of the Day #2 - #19 Oklahoma over #23 Tennessee

BB55's Match of the Day #3 - #22 Arizona over Nevada

#16 Texas A&M over Ball State

#21 Missouri over Arkansas State

#4 Baylor over Lamar

#8 Southern California over Idaho

BB55's Match of the Day #4 - #7 Oregon over #5 Michigan State

BB55's Match of the Day #5 - #14 Louisiana State over #25 Mississippi State

BB55's Match of the Day #6 - #20 Boise State over Brigham Young

#13 California-Los Angeles over Nevada-Las Vegas

BroadwayBomber55
09-12-15, 03:00 AM
#24 ranked Utah Utes defeated the Utah State Aggies 24-14, but also lost starting quarterback Travis Wilson to a left shoulder injury.

Wilson left the game after scrambling for a 38-yard run midway through the second quarter. Wilson had 125 yards of total offense and a 12-yard touchdown run before leaving the game.

Utah running back Devontae Booker picked up the slack with 120 yards and a touchdown on 31 carries.

Aggies QB Chuckie Keeton had 256 yards on 22/35 passing for two touchdowns, but threw two interceptions.

The Utes defense forced three turnovers and sacked Keeton twice.

trentonthunder
09-12-15, 01:45 PM
Won't be surprised to see Tennessee win against Oklahoma tonight at 6pm eastern.

BroadwayBomber55
09-12-15, 04:21 PM
A cataclysmic upset averted at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

The #6 ranked team in the nation, the Auburn Tigers, survived a massive scare against FCS opponent the Jacksonville State Gamecocks in overtime 27-20.

Gus Malzahn's team overcame three turnovers including two interceptions by starting QB Jeremy Johnson.

After a field-goal battle from Jacksonville State's Connor Rouleau and Auburn's Daniel Carlson where Auburn led 6-3, the Gamecocks scored the first touchdown of the game to take a 10-6 halftime lead.

Eli Jenkins connected with Josh Barge for an 11-yard touchdown strike.

But Auburn entered the fourth quarter with a 13-10 lead when Johnson hooked up with Roc Thomas for a 51-yard connection.

Jacksonville State scored the next 10 points of the ballgame though when Rouleau kicked his second field goal of the game from 26 yards out and Troymaine Pope barged in with a five-yard rushing major as the Gamecocks took a 20-13 lead with 6:06 remaining.

Pope had 85 yards and that touchdown on 21 carries in the game.

It looked like Auburn was cooked when Thomas fumbled in the Auburn red zone with 3:18 to go.

But a poor punt from Hamish MacInnes, a 17-yarder from their own 14 yard line set up Auburn's game-tying touchdown to force overtime when Johnson threw his second touchdown pass to Melvin Ray with 48 seconds left.

Peyton Barber scored the opening touchdown in overtime from four-yards out to give Auburn a 24-17 lead.

Barber finished the day with 125 yards rushing and a major in overtime on 23 carries.

Jacksonville State were driving to Auburn's five-yard line before Cassanova McKinzy sacked Jenkins for a 16-yard loss on third-and-goal.

Jenkins threw his fourth down pass incomplete and Auburn survived.

Johnson had 236 yards passing on 21/32 completions with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Jenkins had 277 yards on 26/43 passing in a losing effort. Barge had 14 grabs for 132 yards and a touchdown.

Everett Golson had a successful debut as Florida State Seminoles starting quarterback as the #11 ranked team in the nation used a 27-7 second half to pull away from the South Florida Bulls 34-14.

Golson had 163 yards passing and a touchdown with no interceptions, but was sacked three times.

Dalvin Cook carried the Seminoles offense though with 266 rushing yards and a hat-trick on 30 carries.

D'Ernest Johnson kept the USF Bulls in it though with 89 rushing yards and two touchdowns as USF cut the gap to 10 points early in the fourth quarter before Florida State pulled away.

The #12 ranked Clemson Tigers crippled the Appalachian State Mountaineers 41-10.

Clemson QB Deshaun Watson had 248 yards passing and three touchdowns, two of them to Charone Peake.

The Clemson defense had two sacks and forced four turnovers including a pick-six from Carlos Watkins.

Soriambi
09-12-15, 07:15 PM
Way to find a way to win for ND at the end there, but I'd imagine today probably ends any realistic chance they had at the playoffs, losing Zaire. It did not look like he'll be back any time soon. I'd imagine he's done for the year. The backup really stepped up, though, and CJ Prosise looks like a revelation.

BroadwayBomber55
09-12-15, 09:01 PM
Way to find a way to win for ND at the end there, but I'd imagine today probably ends any realistic chance they had at the playoffs, losing Zaire. It did not look like he'll be back any time soon. I'd imagine he's done for the year. The backup really stepped up, though, and CJ Prosise looks like a revelation.

Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire is out for the season with a fractured ankle
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/notre-dames-zaire-banged-game-virginia-222344858--ncaaf.html

Great character win on the road for the Fighting Irish, but their mettle will be tested.

BroadwayBomber55
09-12-15, 09:28 PM
#18 ranked Arkansas Razorbacks were upset by the Toledo Rockets at home 16-12.

Razorbacks QB Brandon Allen had 412 rushing yards, but threw an interception, the only turnover of the game.

Rockets QB Phillip Ely had 237 passing yards and a touchdown. Damion Jones-Moore added 68 rushing yards and a 11-yard touchdown run on 11 carries.

Toledo went 8/17 on third-down conversions while Arkansas went 5/13.

The #1 ranked team in the nation, the Ohio State Buckeyes pitched a 38-0 shutout on the Hawaii Warriors.

Ezekiel Elliott had 101 rushing yards and a hat-trick on 27 carries.

The Buckeyes defense had four sacks and four takeaways. Max Wittek had three turnovers with two interceptions and a lost fumble when Vonn Bell had a scoop and six.

The #15 ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets destroyed the Tulsa Golden Hurricane 65-10.

Yellow Jackets QB Justin Thomas had 168 total offensive yards and three total touchdowns including two passing.

Qua Searcy added 52 total offensive yards and two total touchdowns.

#10 ranked Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Vanderbilt Commodores 31-14.

Bulldog RB and Heisman Trophy candidate Nick Chubb had 189 rushing yards on 19 carries.

Mark Richt's defense and special teams did the job for Georgia when Isaiah McKenzie had a 77-yard punt return score and a pick-six from Dominick Sanders.

Commodore QB Johnny McCrary had three interceptions and was sacked three times.

#17 ranked Ole Miss Rebels piled 73 points on the Fresno State Bulldogs in a 73-21 thrashing.

Rebels QB Chad Kelly had 372 total offensive yards including 346 through the air and five total touchdowns including four passing.

Quincy Adeboyejo had five grabs for 120 yards and three touchdowns.

A sloppy affair in Oxford as both teams combined for seven turnovers including four from Fresno State.

#3 ranked Texas Christian Horned Frogs also poured 70+ points in a 70-7 rout over the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks.

TCU QB Trevone Boykin had 285 passing yards and four touchdowns on 18/27 completions.

#2 ranked Alabam Crimson Tide used the running attack from Derrick Henry to defeat the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 37-10.

Henry had a rushing hat-trick and 96 yards on 18 carries.

The Crimson Tide defens had four takeaways.

JDPNYY
09-12-15, 11:02 PM
Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire is out for the season with a fractured ankle
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/notre-dames-zaire-banged-game-virginia-222344858--ncaaf.html

Great character win on the road for the Fighting Irish, but their mettle will be tested.

The overrated, as always, Notre Dame team barely squeaks by a team ranked - oh, maybe... 60th in the nation.

I'm sure they'll move up in the polls after that tough game.

BroadwayBomber55
09-15-15, 12:15 AM
BB55's 3 Up and 3 Down after Week 2 FBS action...

3 Up:
1. Toledo Rockets - Grabbing a scalp on the road against Bret Bielema and the Arkansas Razorbacks
2. Michigan State Spartans - Avenging their loss to the Oregon Ducks last season
3. Bowling Green Falcons - Grabbing their first win over a Power 5 conference since 2008 after crippling the Maryland Terrapins for 692 yards in a 48-27 romp.

3 Down:
1. Wyoming Cowboys - Losing to North Dakota 24-13 and seeing the Eastern Michigan Eagles clobbering them 48-29 wasn't pretty to watch.
2. South Carolina Gamecocks - The Kentucky Wildcats have the 'Ol Ball coach's number recently. Kentucky has their second straight win over the Gamecocks piling on more frustration on Steve Spurrier.
3. The Cincinnati Bearcats - Gunner Kiel's four interceptions handed the Temple Owls a 34-26 win and took on the tag as early favorites to win the American Athletic Conference.

BroadwayBomber55
09-15-15, 12:18 AM
Top 25 FBS Rankings - AP Poll

After Week 2
http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/1/seasontype/2/year/2015/week/3


AP Top 25

RK TEAM REC PTS TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Ohio State(59) 2-0 1523 — vs Hawaii W 38-0 9/19 vs Northern Illinois
2 Alabama 2-0 1423 — vs Middle Tennessee W 37-10 9/20 vs #15 Ole Miss
3 TCU 2-0 1366 — vs Stephen F Austin W 70-7 9/20 vs SMU
4 Michigan State(2) 2-0 1354 1 vs #7 Oregon W 31-28 9/19 vs Air Force
5 Baylor 2-0 1240 1 vs Lamar W 66-31 —
6 USC 2-0 1146 2 vs Idaho W 59-9 9/20 vs Stanford
7 Georgia 2-0 1031 3 @ Vanderbilt W 31-14 9/19 vs South Carolina
8 Notre Dame 2-0 1012 1 @ Virginia W 34-27 9/19 vs #14 Georgia Tech
9 Florida State 2-0 973 2 vs South Florida W 34-14 9/19 @ Boston College
10 UCLA 2-0 928 3 @ UNLV W 37-3 9/20 vs #19 BYU
11 Clemson 2-0 926 1 vs Appalachian State W 41-10 9/17 @ Louisville
12 Oregon 1-1 833 5 @ #5 Michigan State L 31-28 9/19 vs Georgia State
13 LSU 1-0 787 1 @ #25 Mississippi State W 21-19 9/19 vs #18 Auburn
14 Georgia Tech 2-0 716 1 vs Tulane W 65-10 9/19 @ #8 Notre Dame
15 Ole Miss 2-0 713 2 vs Fresno State W 73-21 9/20 @ #2 Alabama
16 Oklahoma 2-0 705 3 @ #23 Tennessee W 31-24 9/19 vs Tulsa
17 Texas A&M 2-0 703 1 vs Ball State W 56-23 9/19 vs Nevada
18 Auburn 2-0 519 12 vs Jacksonville State W 27-20 9/19 @ #13 LSU
19 BYU 2-0 349 — vs #20 Boise State W 35-24 9/20 @ #10 UCLA
20 Arizona 2-0 342 2 @ Nevada W 44-20 9/20 vs Northern Arizona
21 Utah 2-0 290 3 vs Utah State W 24-14 9/20 @ Fresno State
22 Missouri 2-0 264 1 @ Arkansas State W 27-20 9/19 vs Connecticut
23 Northwestern 2-0 170 — vs Eastern Illinois W 41-0 9/19 @ Duke
24 Wisconsin 1-1 158 — vs Miami (OH) W 58-0 9/19 vs Troy
25 Oklahoma State 2-0 48 — vs Central Arkansas W 32-8 9/19 vs Texas San Antonio

Dropped from rankings: Arkansas 18, Boise State 20, Tennessee 23, Mississippi State 25

Others receiving votes: Temple 38, West Virginia 37, Mississippi State 32, Tennessee 30, Toledo 29, Kansas State 26, Arizona State 20, Boise State 16, Houston 16, NC State 14, Florida 12, Minnesota 9, Arkansas 6, California 5, Iowa 5, Miami (FL) 3, Stanford 3, Western Kentucky 2, Virginia Tech 2, Duke 1

BroadwayBomber55
09-15-15, 12:20 AM
Top 25 FBS Rankings - USA Today Coaches Poll

After Week 2
http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/2/seasontype/2/year/2015/week/3


Coaches Poll

RK TEAM REC PTS TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Ohio State(62) 2-0 1574 — vs Hawaii W 38-0 9/19 vs Northern Illinois
2 Alabama(1) 2-0 1472 — vs Middle Tennessee W 37-10 9/20 vs #11 Ole Miss
3 TCU 2-0 1430 — vs Stephen F Austin W 70-7 9/20 vs SMU
4 Michigan State 2-0 1383 2 vs #5 Oregon W 31-28 9/19 vs Air Force
5 Baylor 2-0 1324 1 vs Lamar W 66-31 —
6 Florida State 2-0 1119 2 vs South Florida W 34-14 9/19 @ Boston College
7 USC 2-0 1116 3 vs Idaho W 59-9 9/20 vs Stanford
8 Georgia 2-0 1108 1 @ Vanderbilt W 31-14 9/19 vs South Carolina
9 Clemson 2-0 948 3 vs Appalachian State W 41-10 9/17 @ Louisville
10 Notre Dame 2-0 903 1 @ Virginia W 34-27 9/19 vs #16 Georgia Tech
11 Ole Miss 2-0 851 3 vs Fresno State W 73-21 9/20 @ #2 Alabama
12 UCLA 2-0 850 1 @ UNLV W 37-3 9/20 vs #22 BYU
13 Oregon 1-1 847 8 @ #6 Michigan State L 31-28 9/19 vs Georgia State
14 LSU 1-0 806 1 @ Mississippi State W 21-19 9/19 vs #15 Auburn
15 Auburn 2-0 784 8 vs Jacksonville State W 27-20 9/19 @ #14 LSU
16 Georgia Tech 2-0 731 — vs Tulane W 65-10 9/19 @ #10 Notre Dame
17 Oklahoma 2-0 664 — @ #23 Tennessee W 31-24 9/19 vs Tulsa
18 Texas A&M 2-0 590 1 vs Ball State W 56-23 9/19 vs Nevada
19 Arizona 2-0 423 1 @ Nevada W 44-20 9/20 vs Northern Arizona
20 Missouri 2-0 320 1 @ Arkansas State W 27-20 9/19 vs Connecticut
21 Utah 2-0 279 4 vs Utah State W 24-14 9/20 @ Fresno State
22 BYU 2-0 204 — vs #22 Boise State W 35-24 9/20 @ #12 UCLA
23 Wisconsin 1-1 202 1 vs Miami (OH) W 58-0 9/19 vs Troy
24 Northwestern 2-0 95 — vs Eastern Illinois W 41-0 9/19 @ Duke
25 Oklahoma State 2-0 71 — vs Central Arkansas W 32-8 9/19 vs Texas San Antonio

Dropped from rankings: Arkansas 18, Boise State 22, Tennessee 23

Others receiving votes: West Virginia 49, Tennessee 43, Kansas State 39, Arizona State 36, Mississippi State 35, Duke 32, Temple 24, Miami (FL) 16, Boise State 14, NC State 13, Memphis 13, Illinois 8, Kentucky 8, Minnesota 8, Florida 8, California 6, Toledo 6, Michigan 5, Iowa 5, Nebraska 3, Arkansas 3, Pittsburgh 2, Houston 2, South Carolina 1, Texas Tech 1, Western Kentucky 1

BroadwayBomber55
09-15-15, 12:28 AM
FBS Bowl Projections after Week 2
http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/13647669/college-football-bowl-projections-week-2


College Football Playoff semifinals

College Football Playoff at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Thurs., Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Alabama vs. USC
McMurphy: TCU vs. USC

College Football Playoff at the Capital One Orange Bowl

Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Thurs., Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Ohio State vs. Baylor
McMurphy: Michigan State vs. Auburn

College Football Playoff National Championship

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Mon., Jan. 11, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Ohio State vs. Alabama
McMurphy: TCU vs. Auburn

BroadwayBomber55
09-19-15, 03:19 PM
Top 25 FCS Polls - FCS Coaches Poll after Week 2
http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/polls?poll=7&week=3


FCS Coaches Poll (I-AA) Ranking
Rank Team Record Pts Last Week
1. Coastal Car. (14) 2-0 620 1
2. N. Dak. St. 1-1 592 2
3. Villanova 1-1 574 2
4. Jacksonville St. (5) 1-1 553 6
5. Sam Houston St. 0-1 545 4
6. Illinois St. (1) 1-1 538 5
7. Montana 1-1 450 8
8. S. Dakota St. (2) 2-0 440 10
9. Montana St. 1-0 434 9
10. James Madison 2-0 409 11
11. Northern Iowa 1-1 403 14
12. Chattanooga 1-1 343 12
13. New Hampshire 1-1 287 15
14. Liberty 1-1 285 13
15. Eastern Wash. 0-2 270 7
16. Youngstown St. 1-1 240 17
17. SE Louisiana 2-0 208 18
18. Cal Poly 1-1 195 20
19. Fordham 1-1 183 16
20. Portland St. 2-0 123 NR
21. McNeese St. 1-0 121 23
22. E. Kentucky 1-1 120 19
23. Richmond 1-1 90 22
24. Northern Arizona 2-0 74 NR
25. Indiana St. 1-1 72 21

Others Receiving Votes:
Samford 61, William & Mary 55, Harvard 43, North Dakota 24, Towson 22, Jackson St. 20, S. Carolina St. 19, Idaho St. 16, Alcorn St. 6, N.C. A&T 6, Charleston Sou. 3, South Dakota 3, Western Ill. 1, Tennessee St. 1, Jacksonville 1

BroadwayBomber55
09-19-15, 03:28 PM
BB55's Top 25 FBS Picks - Week 3

Thursday September 17, 2015
#11 Clemson over Louisville

Friday September 18, 2015
#9 Florida State over Boston College

Saturday September 19, 2015
#22 Missouri over Connecticut

#4 Michigan State over Air Force

#17 Texas A&M over Nevada

#16 Oklahoma over Tulsa

#23 Northwestern over Duke

#12 Oregon over Georgia State

#24 Wisconsin over Troy

BB55's Match of the Day #1 - #1 Ohio State over Northern Illinois

#25 Oklahoma State over Texas-San Antonio

BB55's Match of the Day #2 - #8 Notre Dame over #14 Georgia Tech

BB55's Match of the Day #3 - #18 Auburn over #13 Louisiana State

#7 Georgia over South Carolina

BB55's Match of the Day #4 - #6 Southern California over Stanford

#3 Texas Christian over Southern Methodist

BB55's Match of the Day #5 - #2 Alabama over #15 Ole Miss

BB55's Match of the Day #6 - #10 California-Los Angeles over #19 Brigham Young

#21 Utah over Fresno State

#20 Arizona over Northern Arizona

BroadwayBomber55
09-19-15, 03:36 PM
#11 ranked Clemson Tigers survived by the skin of their teeth on the road against the Louisville Cardinals in a 20-17 squeaker.

Tigers QB Deshaun Watson threw for 199 yards and two touchdowns despite throwing two picks.

But L'Ville never quit when Jeremy Smith pounced a one-yard touchdown run to give Louisville their only lead of the game at 10-7 with 11:15 left in the third.

Traveon Samuel also had a 100-yard kickoff return score to cut the lead to 20-17 with 9:57 left in the fourth.

However, the Clemson defense had five sacks on Louisville QB Kyle Bolin and picked him off twice.

BroadwayBomber55
09-19-15, 03:44 PM
Under the Friday Night Lights in Chestnut Hill, MA, the #9 ranked Florida State Seminoles blanked the Boston College Eagles 14-0.

Former Notre Dame Fighting Irish starting quarterback Everett Golson threw the only touchdown pass of the game, a nine-yard strike to Travis Rudolph in the first quarter. Golson had 119 passing yards and one touchdown with no interceptions.

The Seminole defense stymied the BC offense as the Eagles mustered up only 195 yards and had two sacks and two turnovers including a Jalen Ramsey 36-yard scoop-and-six off a Jon Hillman lost fumble in the fourth.

Soriambi
09-19-15, 07:20 PM
Great game for ND today, even though the final doesn't show quite how dominant they were thanks to the touchdown+two, onside kick, touchdown in the final minute. Kizer looked pretty strong and the defense was unbelievable shutting down Georgia Tech like that.

BroadwayBomber55
09-19-15, 08:49 PM
Great game for ND today, even though the final doesn't show quite how dominant they were thanks to the touchdown+two, onside kick, touchdown in the final minute. Kizer looked pretty strong and the defense was unbelievable shutting down Georgia Tech like that.

In fact, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish beat the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at their own game which is running the football.

What a game by C.J. Prosise with 198 yards and a rushing hat-trick on 22 carries.

BroadwayBomber55
09-19-15, 09:08 PM
An ugly win for the #1 ranked team in the nation and the defending national champion, Ohio State Buckeyes.

Urban Meyer's team edged the Northern Illinois Huskies by seven points 20-13 despite turning the ball over five times including two interceptions from Cardale Jones who was benched after throwing those picks.

J.T. Barrett had a 23-yard touchdown pass to Michael Thomas in the second quarter and a huge pick-six from Darron Lee was just enough for the Buckeyes.

Aregeros Turner's five-yard touchdown run was NIU's only touchdown of the game.

Connor Cook had 247 passing yards and four touchdowns as the #4 ranked Michigan State Spartans defeated the Air Force Falcons by 14 points, 35-21.

Aaron Burbridge had three of Cook's four touchdown passes with eight catches for 156 yards.

The Spartans defense forced three turnovers including a RJ Williamson scoop-and-six in the first quarter.

#12 ranked Oregon Ducks throttled the Georgia State Panthers 61-28.

Jeff Lockie had 228 passing yards and two touchdowns with Royce Freeman adding 101 yards and a score off 10 carries.

The Ducks defense forced four turnovers and scored two touchdowns: one off a Tyree Robinson pick-six and a scoop-and-six from Joe Walker. Panthers QB Nick Arbuckle had three turnovers, two interceptions and a lost fumble and was sacked four times.

BroadwayBomber55
09-19-15, 10:44 PM
#13 ranked Louisiana Tigers throttled the Auburn Tigers 45-21.

Leonard Fournette chewed up the Auburn defense with 228 rushing yards and a rushing hat-trick.

LSU QB Brandon Harris added 140 total offensive yards and three total touchdowns.

Les Miles' defense forced two turnovers and sacked Auburn QB Jeremy Johnson four times.

In a high-scoring affair in Norman, the #16 ranked Oklahoma Sooners outlasted the Tulsa Golden Hurricane 52-38.

Sooners QB Baker Mayfield had 572 total offensive yards and six touchdowns including 487 yards on 32/38 passing and four touchdown throws with Mark Andrews catching two.

Tulsa QB Dane Evans had 427 passing yards and four scores to keep Tulsa in the game with Zack Langer added 161 rushing yards and a major on 31 carries.

But Samaje Perine added 152 rushing yards and a score on 22 carries to seal the win.

#17 ranked Texas A&M Aggies romped the Nevada Wolfpack.

Aggies QB Kyle Allen had 325 yards of total offense including five total touchdowns. Josh Reynolds had two of Allen's four touchdown passes.

Texas A&M RB Tra Carson added 137 yards on 22 carries.

Nevada RB Don Jackson had 75 total offensive yards and two majors in a losing effort.

#22 ranked Missouri Tigers had the lowest score of the game of the day with a 9-6 victory over the Connecticut Huskies.

Justin Wain blocked a punt to give Mizzou a 2-0 lead with a safety in the first quarter.

Connecticut answered with a Ron Johnson six-yard touchdown scamper, but Bobby Puyol missed the extra point.

Maty Mauk scored Mizzou's only touchdown of the game with a two-yard touchdown run.

A sloppy game as both teams had two turnovers.

#23 ranked Northwestern Wildcats continue their surprise start with a 19-10 victory over the Duke Bluedevils.

Warren Long had a 55-yard touchdown run and recovered a punt return fumble.

Solomon Vault added a 98-yard kickoff return score for NW.

Duke QB Thomas Sirk had 212 total offensive yards and two scores in a losing effort.

#24 ranked Wisconsin Badgers stuffed the Troy Trojans 28-3.

Joel Stave had 207 passing yards and two total offensive touchdowns.

Dare Ogunbowale added 75 rushing yards and a score despite the Badgers losing two players to ejections when Leon Jacobs targeted Brandon Silvers in the chest in the first quarter and Derrick Tindal was tossed in the third quarter after tackling Ismail Saleem while going to the ground.

Camp Randall Stadium also had a fire alarm went off in the fourth quarter in the pizza oven inside the stadium's main kitchen.

#25 ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys throttled the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners in a 69-14 vaporizing.

Mason Rudolph led the way with 280 passing yards and two touchdown passes.

Chris Carson added 104 yards on the ground and two scores.

Mike Gundy's Cowboy's defense forced seven turnovers including two scoop-and-sixes from Devante Averette and Deric Robertson and had three sacks.

Soriambi
09-20-15, 12:34 PM
In the Coaches Poll, Ole Miss jumps to #5 after their win on the road over Bama, with Bama dropping to 12. USC drops to 18 after the loss to Stanford (and Stanford finds their way back into the top 25.) Notre Dame moves up to #8, with Georgia Tech dropping to 20. LSU jumps to #9 with Auburn still somehow clinging to a top 25 spot at #25. Top ten are Ohio State, TCU, MSU, Baylor, Ole Miss, Georgia, FSU, ND, LSU, and Clemson with UCLA and Alabama just outside the top 10.

BroadwayBomber55
09-20-15, 12:55 PM
With #3 ranked Texas Christian Horned Frogs, #7 ranked Georgia Bulldogs, #10 California-Los Angeles Bruins #15 ranked Ole Miss Rebels, #20 ranked Arizona Wildcats and #21 ranked Utah Utes rounding out the winners' list in Week 3, here's my 3 Up, 3 Down.

3 Up
1. TCU - Trevone Boykin had another monster Heisman Trophy candidate performance with 504 yards of total offense and six total touchdowns.
2. Ole Miss and LSU - Chad Kelly shredded the Alabama defense and the Rebels defense swarmed Jake Coker and the Tide offense with five takeaways. As for Les Miles' team, they broke out of their slump after crippling the Auburn Tigers defense.
3. Northwestern - The NW Wildcats keep their surprise ascent with a 3-0 record.

3 Down
1. Auburn - In my mind, Gus Malzahn's crew is the most disappointing team so far in the 2015 FBS College Football season. Two straight ugly wins followed by a thrashing on the road in Baton Rouge against LSU. Will Muschamp hasn't fixed this defense at all.
2. Alabama and USC - Both the Crimson Tide and Trojans took a massive blow in their College Football Playoff chances and both defenses were exposed heavily in their losses to the Rebels and the Stanford Cardinal.
3. Central Florida - 0-3 for the first time since 2004 including a 16-15 loss to FCS club Furman. They also have a QB problem with Tyler Harris, Bo Schneider and Nick Patti trying to fill Justin Holman's shoes.

BroadwayBomber55
09-20-15, 02:32 PM
Top 25 FBS Polls - AP After Week 3
http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/1/seasontype/2/year/2015/week/4


AP Top 25
RK TEAM REC PTS TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Ohio State(42) 3-0 1490 — vs Northern Illinois W 20-13 9/26 vs Western Michigan
2 Michigan State(7) 3-0 1415 2 vs Air Force W 35-21 9/26 vs Central Michigan
3 Ole Miss(11) 3-0 1345 12 @ #2 Alabama W 43-37 9/26 vs Vanderbilt
TCU 3-0 1345 — vs SMU W 56-37 9/26 @ Texas Tech
5 Baylor 2-0 1213 — — 9/26 vs Rice
6 Notre Dame 3-0 1183 2 vs #14 Georgia Tech W 30-22 9/26 vs Massachusetts
7 Georgia 3-0 1162 — vs South Carolina W 52-20 9/26 vs Southern
8 LSU(1) 2-0 1088 5 vs #18 Auburn W 45-21 9/26 @ Syracuse
9 UCLA 3-0 981 1 vs #19 BYU W 24-23 9/26 @ #16 Arizona
10 Florida State 3-0 953 1 @ Boston College W 14-0 —
11 Clemson 3-0 903 — @ Louisville W 20-17 —
12 Alabama 2-1 882 10 vs #15 Ole Miss L 43-37 9/26 vs Louisiana Monroe
13 Oregon 2-1 855 1 vs Georgia State W 61-28 9/25 vs Utah
14 Texas A&M 3-0 798 3 vs Nevada W 44-27 9/26 vs Arkansas
15 Oklahoma 3-0 782 1 vs Tulsa W 52-38 —
16 Arizona 3-0 488 4 vs Northern Arizona W 77-13 9/26 vs #9 UCLA
17 Northwestern 3-0 469 6 @ Duke W 19-10 9/26 vs Ball State
18 Utah 3-0 439 3 @ Fresno State W 45-24 9/25 @ Oregon
19 USC 2-1 367 13 vs Stanford L 41-31 9/26 @ Arizona State
20 Georgia Tech 2-1 352 6 @ #8 Notre Dame L 30-22 9/26 @ Duke
21 Stanford 2-1 288 — @ #6 USC W 41-31 9/25 @ Oregon State
22 Wisconsin 2-1 174 2 vs Troy W 28-3 9/26 vs Hawaii
BYU 2-1 174 3 @ #10 UCLA L 24-23 9/26 @ Michigan
24 Oklahoma State 3-0 149 1 vs Texas San Antonio W 69-14 9/26 @ Texas
25 Missouri 3-0 135 3 vs Connecticut W 9-6 9/26 @ Kentucky

Dropped from rankings: Auburn 18

Others receiving votes: Mississippi State 52, West Virginia 48, Tennessee 45, California 38, Toledo 36, Arizona State 25, Houston 22, Texas Tech 20, Auburn 20, Temple 20, Boise State 17, Miami (FL) 13, Iowa 10, Kansas State 8, Florida 7, NC State 5, Virginia Tech 4, Minnesota 4, Memphis 1

BroadwayBomber55
09-20-15, 02:33 PM
Top 25 FBS Polls - USA Today Coaches Poll After Week 3
http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/2/seasontype/2/year/2015/week/4


Coaches Poll
RK TEAM REC PTS TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Ohio State(61) 3-0 1594 — vs Northern Illinois W 20-13 9/26 vs Western Michigan
2 TCU 3-0 1482 1 vs SMU W 56-37 9/26 @ Texas Tech
3 Michigan State(3) 3-0 1477 1 vs Air Force W 35-21 9/26 vs Central Michigan
4 Baylor 2-0 1364 1 — 9/26 vs Rice
5 Ole Miss 3-0 1292 6 @ #2 Alabama W 43-37 9/26 vs Vanderbilt
6 Georgia 3-0 1262 2 vs South Carolina W 52-20 9/26 vs Southern
7 Florida State 3-0 1119 1 @ Boston College W 14-0 —
8 Notre Dame 3-0 1109 2 vs #16 Georgia Tech W 30-22 9/26 vs Massachusetts
9 LSU 2-0 1085 5 vs #15 Auburn W 45-21 9/26 @ Syracuse
10 Clemson 3-0 1022 1 @ Louisville W 20-17 —
11 UCLA 3-0 968 1 vs #22 BYU W 24-23 9/26 @ #16 Arizona
12 Alabama 2-1 883 10 vs #11 Ole Miss L 43-37 9/26 vs Louisiana Monroe
13 Oregon 2-1 855 — vs Georgia State W 61-28 9/25 vs #17 Utah
14 Oklahoma 3-0 790 3 vs Tulsa W 52-38 —
15 Texas A&M 3-0 745 3 vs Nevada W 44-27 9/26 vs Arkansas
16 Arizona 3-0 605 3 vs Northern Arizona W 77-13 9/26 vs #11 UCLA
17 Utah 3-0 501 4 @ Fresno State W 45-24 9/25 @ #13 Oregon
18 USC 2-1 461 11 vs Stanford L 41-31 9/26 @ Arizona State
19 Northwestern 3-0 347 5 @ Duke W 19-10 9/26 vs Ball State
20 Georgia Tech 2-1 338 4 @ #10 Notre Dame L 30-22 9/26 @ Duke
21 Wisconsin 2-1 274 2 vs Troy W 28-3 9/26 vs Hawaii
22 Oklahoma State 3-0 242 3 vs Texas San Antonio W 69-14 9/26 @ Texas
23 Missouri 3-0 234 3 vs Connecticut W 9-6 9/26 @ Kentucky
24 Stanford 2-1 133 — @ #7 USC W 41-31 9/25 @ Oregon State
25 Auburn 2-1 79 10 @ #14 LSU L 45-21 9/26 vs Mississippi State

Dropped from rankings: BYU 22

Others receiving votes: West Virginia 75, BYU 74, Miami (FL) 58, Tennessee 49, Kansas State 47, Mississippi State 46, Texas Tech 36, Arizona State 31, Florida 24, California 20, NC State 15, Temple 15, Iowa 13, Memphis 8, Boise State 8, Minnesota 6, Virginia Tech 4, Houston 4, Northern Illinois 3, Toledo 2, Boston College 1

BroadwayBomber55
09-26-15, 12:19 PM
Top 25 FCS Polls - FCS Coaches Polls After Week 3
http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/polls?poll=7&week=4


FCS Coaches Poll (I-AA) Ranking

Rank Team Record Pts Last Week
1. Coastal Car. (18) 3-0 631 1
2. N. Dak. St. (4) 2-1 617 2
3. Jacksonville St. (3) 2-1 591 4
4. Villanova 2-2 579 3
5. Illinois St. 2-1 531 6
6. Northern Iowa 2-1 483 11
7. S. Dakota St. (1) 2-0 481 8
8. James Madison 3-0 477 10
9. Chattanooga 2-1 438 12
10. Liberty 2-1 410 14
11. Eastern Wash. 1-2 349 15
12. Youngstown St. 2-1 328 16
13. Montana St. 1-1 296 9
14. Sam Houston St. 0-2 277 5
15. Montana 1-2 260 7
16. Fordham 2-1 239 19
17. McNeese St. 2-0 231 21
18. Portland St. 2-0 220 20
19. SE Louisiana 2-1 164 17
20. Richmond 2-1 147 23
21. E. Kentucky 1-1 126 22
22. Cal Poly 1-2 114 18
23. Indiana St. 2-1 112 25
24. New Hampshire 1-2 78 13
25. William & Mary 1-1 45 NR

Others Receiving Votes:
Harvard 42, Northern Arizona 34, Samford 28, S. Carolina St. 23, Charleston Sou. 21, Stony Brook 20, Towson 20, N.C. A&T 14, Alcorn St. 8, Furman 7, Lamar 5, Western Ill. 3, Jacksonville 1

BroadwayBomber55
09-26-15, 12:32 PM
BB55's Top 25 FBS Picks - Week 4

Friday September 25, 2015
#21 Stanford over Oregon State

Saturday September 26, 2015
BB55's Match of the Day #1: Michigan over #22 Brigham Young

#8 Louisiana State over Syracuse

#2 Michigan State over Central Michigan

#20 Georgia Tech over Duke

#7 Georgia over Southern

#5 Baylor over Rice

BB55's Match of the Day #2: #24 Oklahoma State over Texas

#1 Ohio State over Western Michigan

#6 Notre Dame over Massachusetts

#12 Alabama over Louisiana-Monroe

BB55's Match of the Day #3: #3 Texas Christian over Texas Tech

#3 Ole Miss over Vanderbilt

#14 Texas A&M over Arkansas

BB55's Match of the Day #4: #25 Missouri over Kentucky

BB55's Match of the Day #5: #9 California-Los Angeles over #16 Arizona

#22 Wisconsin over Hawaii

#17 Northwestern over Ball State

BB55's Match of the Day #6: #13 Oregon over #18 Utah

BB55's Match of the Day #7: #19 Southern California over Arizona State

BroadwayBomber55
09-26-15, 12:48 PM
The #21 ranked Stanford Cardinal snatched up another road win after a 42-24 victory over the Oregon State Beavers.

Barry Sanders had 97 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns on seven carries.

Christian McCaffrey was the workhorse with 206 rushing yards on 30 carries.

Remound Wright added two scores.

Kevin Hogan chipped in with 163 passing yards and two scores.

Beavers QB Seth Collins led his team with 287 yards of total offense with two total touchdowns in a losing effort.

BroadwayBomber55
09-26-15, 05:40 PM
Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines put on a dominating display inside the Big House.

Michigan scored all of their 31 points in the first half in a 31-0 whitewash over the #22 ranked Brigham Young Cougars.

Wolverines QB Jake Rudock had 227 yards of total offense and three total touchdowns.

De'Veon Smith added 125 yards and his highlight reel 60-yard touchdown scamper.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KNfWrIN1yY

The Michigan defense allowed only 105 yards and BYU went 4/15 on third down conversions.

Another Top 25 ranked FBS team went down as the Duke Bluedevils shocked the #20 ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 34-20.

Duke RB Shaquille Powell had 88 rushing yards and a rushing hat-trick on 14 carries.

DeVon Edwards added a 100-yard kickoff return touchdown.

Georgia Tech QB Justin Thomas kept his team in the game with 201 yards of total offense and two total touchdowns, but it wasn't enough as GT went 5/19 on third down conversions.

#2 ranked Michigan State Spartans secured a 30-10 victory over the Central Michigan Chippewas.

Gerald Holmes two fourth-quarter touchdowns helped the Spartans pull away from the Chippewas.

Cooper Rush did keep Central Michigan in the game with 285 yards on 26/39 passing and a touchdown, but the Michigan State defense sacked him four times and forced a turnover.

#7 ranked Georgia Bulldogs smothered the Southern Jaguars 48-7.

Nick Chubb had 155 yards of total offense including 131 on the ground and three total offensive touchdowns.

Sony Michel added 75 rushing yards and two touchdowns on six carries.

Another monster day for Louisiana State Tiger running back Leonard Fournette as he had 244 yards and two scores off 26 carries in LSU's 34-32 victory over the Syracuse Orange.

Syracuse QB Zack Mahoney did make life tough for Les Miles' team with 154 passing yards and three touchdowns, but had the only turnover of the game when he threw an interception.

BroadwayBomber55
09-26-15, 07:23 PM
The #6 ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish scored 41 unanswered points from midway through the second quarter to four minutes left in the game to rout the Massachusetts Minutemen 62-27.

Marquis Young's 83-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and a pair of one-yard plunges from Sekai Lindsay and Jamal Wilson in the second quarter pulled UMass to within one, 21-20 with 6:44 left in the second quarter.

But DeShone Kizer, C.J. Prosise and the Irish were in no mood for an upset as the Irish embarked on a 41-0 run.

C.J. Sanders started the rout with a 50-yard punt return score to make it 28-20 Notre Dame.

Kizer threw a seven-yard touchdown pass to Chris Brown to make 35-20 at halftime.

Prosise added a 16-yard touchdown run with Dexter Williams pouncing in from 14-yards out and Brandon Wimbush gored through the UMass defense up the middle with a 58-yard scamper as the Irish pitched a 20-0 shutout in third quarter to lead 55-20.

Josh Adams put the cherry on top with a 70-yard scamper in the fourth quarter.

Kizer finished the game with 249 yards of total offense with three total touchdowns while Prosise added 149 rushing yards and two scores off 15 carries. Adams was the other ND rusher with a 100-yard day with 133 and his 70-yard touchdown run.

The Irish gained 681 yards on the day including 457 on the ground.

The #1 ranked team in the nation and defending national champion Ohio State Buckeyes bounced back from their near scare against the Northern Illinois Huskies last week with a 38-12 victory over the Western Michigan Broncos.

Cardale Jones bounced back from his awful game last week with 288 yards passing and two touchdowns.

Ezekiel Elliott added 124 rushing yards and a score.

#5 ranked Baylor Bears posted the highest score of the day with 70 in a 70-17 vaporizing over the Rice Owls.

Seth Russell went 12/16 passing with 277 yards and six touchdowns with Corey Coleman snatching six balls for 100 yards and a hat-trick.

Shock Linwood added 158 yards and a touchdown off 16 carries and Terence Williams added 111 and a major off 19 carries.

The Baylor defense had five sacks and two takeaways.

#24 ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys squeaked by the Texas Longhorns 30-27.

Mike Gundy's Cowboys survived an ugly encounter when Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph had three turnovers including two returned for touchdowns, a scoop-and-six from Hassan Ridgeway in the second quarter and a Holton Hill pick-six in the third quarter.

J.W. Walsh took some of the pressure off Rudolph with two total offensive touchdowns and Ben Grogan made three field goals including two clutch ones with under two minutes to go in the game as Texas led 27-24 after three quarters.

#12 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide blanked the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks 34-0.

Jake Coker had 158 passing yards and three touchdowns.

The Crimson Tide defense had six sacks and forced two turnovers.

ruthianblast
09-26-15, 11:55 PM
Wow, Oregon is getting thrashed.

Close call for TCU. Ole Miss, looked good as does USC.

I already can't wait for the playoff this year.

BroadwayBomber55
09-27-15, 02:02 AM
The #18 ranked Utah Utes decapitated the #13 ranked Oregon Ducks in Autzen 62-20 which saw the Ducks' College Football Playoff hopes go up in smoke.

Travis Wilson stampeded the Ducks defense with 327 yards of total offense and five total touchdowns. Caleb Repp caught two of Wilson's four touchdown passes.

Britain Covey also caught two touchdown passes including one from Utah RB Devontae Booker off a gadget play in the third quarter as Utah used a 42-0 run to vaporize the Ducks.

Booker had 146 total yards from scrimmage with his 25-yard touchdown pass to Covey.

Boobie Hobbs also added a 69-yard punt return touchdown.

The Utes defense also forced three turnovers.

#9 ranked California-Los Angeles Bruins kept pace with the Utes in the Pacific-12 South Division after a 26-point victory on the road in Tucson against the #16 ranked Arizona Wildcats 56-30.

Rich Rodriguez's defense had no answer for UCLA running back Paul Perkins when he had 85 rushing yards and a rushing hat-trick in the game.

Josh Rosen threw for 284 yards and two scores on 19/28 passing.

It got worse for the Arizona Wildcats when starting QB Anu Solomon was knocked out of the game in the second quarter after taking a shot in the head while sliding.

Jim Mora Jr.'s defense forced three turnovers in the game.

The highest scoring game of the day was in Lubbock when the #3 ranked Texas Christian Horned Frogs survived a massive scare against a game and upset-minded Texas Tech Red Raiders squad 55-52.

Both of those teams combined for 1378 yards of offense with no turnovers and no sacks.

Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes II and RB DeAndre Washington made life miserable for the Horned Frogs defense.

Mahomes II had 428 yards of total offense with three total touchdowns while Washington chipped in with 188 yards on the ground and four majors.

But TCU QB and Heisman Trophy candidate Trevone Boykin and his running mate Aaron Green refuse to let the Horned Frogs die.

They gave the Red Raiders defense headaches with Boykin throwing for 485 yards and four touchdowns with Josh Doctson getting a hat-trick on 18 catches and 267 yards.

Green added 162 yards and two scores off 28 carries on the ground and caught the game-winning pass from four yards out with 29 seconds left.

The other #3 ranked team in the nation, the Ole Miss Rebels had a 27-16 win over the Vanderbilt Commodores.

Rebels QB Chad Kelly had 321 passing yards and a touchdown, but threw two picks.

Rebels RB Jaylen Walton added 215 all-purpose yards including 133 on the ground and a touchdown.

#14 ranked Texas A&M Aggies needed overtime to outlast the Arkansas Razorbacks 28-21 inside Arlington's AT&T Stadium.

Brandon Allen, Alex Collins and Rawleigh Williams made it tough for the Aggies in the contest.

Allen threw for 225 yards and a touchdown, but also threw an interception.

Collins had 151 yards rushing and a score off 26 carries and Williams had 46 and a major off eight carries as Arkansas once led 21-13 in the fourth quarter.

But the Razobacks defense had no answer Kyle Allen and Tra Carson. Allen had 358 yards and two touchdowns in the game, both to Christian Kirk who caught both of them including the only score in overtime.

Carson had two-yard touchdown run to force overtime with 2:50 left in the fourth where Allen also converted a two-point score with his pass to Josh Reynolds.

#17 ranked Northwestern Wildcats go to 4-0 on the season after outlasting the Ball State Cardinals 24-19.

It started sluggish for Northwestern as Ball State had a 10-7 lead at halftime thanks to a
Morgan Hagee 30-yard field goal and a Riley Neal 22-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Williams.

But Wildcat QB Clayton Thorson threw two touchdown passes that sparked a 17-0 run in the third quarter to give Northwestern a 24-10 lead.

Neal connected with Williams again from 29-yards out before the end of the third quarter, but Northwestern blocked the extra point.

Hagee's 36-yard field goal brought Ball State to within five points with 4:34 to go, but Northwestern survived.

Thorson had 256 yards passing and three touchdowns, two to Dan Vitale.

Justin Jackson added 184 yards on 33 carries.

Neal had 252 total offensive yards and the two touchdown passes to Williams in a losing effort for the Cardinals.

Taiwan Deal was the main man inside Madison's Camp Randall Stadium with 147 rushing yards and two touchdowns in the #22 ranked Wisconsin Badgers' 28-0 shutout over the Hawaii Warriors.

Deal had 147 yards and two majors on 26 carries.

Joel Stave added 164 passing yards and a touchdown and Dare Ogunbowale chipped in with 85 yards and a score off 15 carries.

BroadwayBomber55
09-27-15, 02:11 AM
The Kentucky Wildcats handed the #25 ranked Missouri Tigers their first loss of the season in a 21-13 victory.

Patrick Towles connected on 22/27 passes for 249 yards and two touchdowns. Towles also added 21 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Mizzou QB Maty Mauk had 229 total offensive yards and a touchdown pass, but it wasn't enough.

Kentucky went 9/14 on third-down conversions.

Finally, the #19 ranked Southern California Trojans round out the winners' list in Week 4 with a 42-14 romp over the Arizona State Sundevils.

USC QB Cody Kessler threw for 375 yards and five touchdowns, two to JuJu Smith-Schuster.

Demario Richard was the only bright spot for the Sundevils with 131 rushing yards and two scores off 14 carries.

BroadwayBomber55
09-27-15, 02:25 AM
After Week 4 action in the FBS, here's my 3 Up, 3 Down.

BB55's 3 Up and 3 Down

3 Up
1. UCLA Bruins - Jim Mora Jr's squad is now the favorite to take the Pacific-12 South Division, even though their Victory Bell rivals USC will have a say on that.
2. Utah Utes - Kyle Willingham's Utes were very impressive inside noisy Autzen Stadium after embarrassing the Oregon Ducks who just seen their College Football Playoff hopes squelched.
3. Northwestern Wildcats - The feel good story continues as they go to 4-0 in their campaign before their Big Ten slate starts next week against the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

3 Down
1. Auburn Tigers - It's getting ugly at Jordan-Hare. The defense can't stop anybody and they have a quarterback problem. Jeremy Johnson was relegated to backup in favor of Sean White and White didn't do well either in their loss to the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
2. Central Florida Knights - It's also getting ugly for George O'Leary and the Central Florida Knights. Dismissing RB William Stanback for repeated drug tests is one problem. Their schedule is another. Will they get to six wins just to become bowl eligible? A very tall order for UCF.
3. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - The Yellow Jackets supposed to challenge both the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Miami Hurricanes for the ACC Coastal Division title. After laying two straight eggs, I don't see it.

BroadwayBomber55
09-27-15, 02:44 AM
Bowl projections after Week 3
http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/13699200/college-football-bowl-projections-week-3


College Football Playoff semifinals

College Football Playoff at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Thurs., Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Ohio State vs. TCU
McMurphy: Michigan State vs. TCU

College Football Playoff at the Capital One Orange Bowl

Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Thurs., Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Ole Miss vs. Notre Dame
McMurphy: Ole Miss vs. Notre Dame

College Football Playoff National Championship

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Mon., Jan. 11, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Ohio State vs. Ole Miss
McMurphy: Michigan State vs. Ole Miss

BroadwayBomber55
09-27-15, 02:22 PM
Top 25 FBS Rankings - AP Poll after Week 4
http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/1/seasontype/2/year/2015/week/5


AP Top 25
RK TEAM REC PTS TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Ohio State(45) 4-0 1482 — vs Western Michigan W 38-12 10/3 @ Indiana
2 Michigan State(5) 4-0 1397 — vs Central Michigan W 30-10 10/3 vs Purdue
3 Ole Miss(10) 4-0 1349 — vs Vanderbilt W 27-16 10/3 @ #25 Florida
4 TCU 4-0 1254 1 @ Texas Tech W 55-52 10/3 vs Texas
5 Baylor 3-0 1196 — vs Rice W 70-17 10/3 vs Texas Tech
6 Notre Dame 4-0 1163 — vs Massachusetts W 62-27 10/3 @ #12 Clemson
7 UCLA 4-0 1156 2 @ #16 Arizona W 56-30 10/2 vs Arizona State
8 Georgia 4-0 1147 1 vs Southern W 48-6 10/3 vs #13 Alabama
9 LSU 3-0 1075 1 @ Syracuse W 34-24 10/3 vs Eastern Michigan
10 Utah(1) 4-0 1034 8 @ #13 Oregon W 62-20 —
11 Florida State 3-0 888 1 — 10/3 @ Wake Forest
12 Clemson 3-0 853 1 — 10/3 vs Notre Dame
13 Alabama 3-1 850 1 vs Louisiana Monroe W 34-0 10/3 @ Georgia
14 Texas A&M 4-0 776 — vs Arkansas W 28-21 10/3 vs Mississippi State
15 Oklahoma 3-0 747 — — 10/3 vs #23 West Virginia
16 Northwestern 4-0 566 1 vs Ball State W 24-19 10/3 vs Minnesota
17 USC 3-1 509 2 @ Arizona State W 42-14 —
18 Stanford 3-1 486 3 @ Oregon State W 42-24 10/2 vs Arizona
19 Wisconsin 3-1 309 3 vs Hawaii W 28-0 10/3 vs Iowa
20 Oklahoma State 4-0 281 4 @ Texas W 30-27 10/3 vs Kansas State
21 Mississippi State 3-1 211 — @ Auburn W 17-9 10/3 @ Texas A&M
22 Michigan 3-1 209 — vs #22 BYU W 31-0 10/3 @ Maryland
23 West Virginia 3-0 179 — vs Maryland W 45-6 10/3 @ Oklahoma
24 California 4-0 149 — @ Washington W 30-24 10/3 vs Washington State
25 Florida 4-0 140 — vs Tennessee W 28-27 10/3 vs Ole Miss

Dropped from rankings: Oregon 13, Arizona 16, Georgia Tech 20, BYU 22, Missouri 25

Others receiving votes: Toledo 68, Oregon 64, Arizona 48, Boise State 38, Iowa 37, Texas Tech 36, Houston 23, Duke 18, Temple 17, Miami (FL) 14, Kansas State 12, Memphis 11, NC State 10, Navy 9, Minnesota 5, BYU 5, Tennessee 4

BroadwayBomber55
09-27-15, 02:24 PM
Top 25 FBS Rankings - USA Today Coaches Poll after Week 4
http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/2/seasontype/2/year/2015/week/5


Coaches Poll
RK TEAM REC PTS TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Ohio State(61) 4-0 1593 — vs Western Michigan W 38-12 10/3 @ Indiana
2 Michigan State(2) 4-0 1493 1 vs Central Michigan W 30-10 10/3 vs Purdue
3 TCU 4-0 1401 1 @ Texas Tech W 55-52 10/3 vs Texas
4 Baylor 3-0 1394 — vs Rice W 70-17 10/3 vs Texas Tech
5 Ole Miss(1) 4-0 1348 — vs Vanderbilt W 27-16 10/3 @ #23 Florida
6 Georgia 4-0 1256 — vs Southern W 48-6 10/3 vs #13 Alabama
7 Notre Dame 4-0 1114 1 vs Massachusetts W 62-27 10/3 @ #11 Clemson
8 LSU 3-0 1106 1 @ Syracuse W 34-24 10/3 vs Eastern Michigan
9 Florida State 3-0 1088 2 — 10/3 @ Wake Forest
10 UCLA 4-0 1076 1 @ #16 Arizona W 56-30 10/2 vs Arizona State
11 Clemson 3-0 971 1 — 10/3 vs #7 Notre Dame
12 Utah 4-0 893 5 @ #13 Oregon W 62-20 —
13 Alabama 3-1 867 1 vs Louisiana Monroe W 34-0 10/3 @ #6 Georgia
14 Oklahoma 3-0 803 — — 10/3 vs #21 West Virginia
15 Texas A&M 4-0 786 — vs Arkansas W 28-21 10/3 vs #22 Mississippi State
16 USC 3-1 566 2 @ Arizona State W 42-14 —
17 Northwestern 4-0 511 2 vs Ball State W 24-19 10/3 vs Minnesota
18 Wisconsin 3-1 418 3 vs Hawaii W 28-0 10/3 vs Iowa
19 Oklahoma State 4-0 413 3 @ Texas W 30-27 10/3 vs Kansas State
20 Stanford 3-1 401 4 @ Oregon State W 42-24 10/2 vs Arizona
21 West Virginia 3-0 230 — vs Maryland W 45-6 10/3 @ #14 Oklahoma
22 Mississippi State 3-1 145 — @ #25 Auburn W 17-9 10/3 @ #15 Texas A&M
23 Florida 4-0 141 — vs Tennessee W 28-27 10/3 vs #5 Ole Miss
24 California 4-0 89 — @ Washington W 30-24 10/3 vs Washington State
Oregon 2-2 89 11 vs #17 Utah L 62-20 10/3 @ Colorado

Dropped from rankings: Arizona 16, Georgia Tech 20, Missouri 23, Auburn 25

Others receiving votes: Michigan 84, Arizona 72, Kansas State 66, Miami (FL) 61, NC State 52, Boise State 47, Duke 44, Iowa 44, Memphis 42, Texas Tech 22, Temple 18, Toledo 15, Auburn 8, Minnesota 6, Missouri 6, Georgia Tech 6, Houston 5, Kentucky 3, Indiana 2, Tennessee 2, Navy 1, BYU 1, Illinois 1

EvanJ
09-27-15, 09:20 PM
After a 14-0 win and an off week, Florida State fell in both polls in consecutive weeks in which they did not allow a point.

BroadwayBomber55
10-03-15, 12:25 PM
Top 25 FCS Rankings After Week 4 - FCS Coaches Poll
http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/polls?poll=7&week=5


FCS Coaches Poll (I-AA) Ranking
Rank Team Record Pts Last Week
1. Coastal Car. (17) 4-0 630 1
2. N. Dak. St. (4) 2-1 610 2
3. Jacksonville St. (3) 3-1 598 3
4. Illinois St. 2-1 552 5
5. James Madison (1) 4-0 550 8
6. Northern Iowa 2-1 521 6
7. S. Dakota St. (1) 3-0 520 7
8. Chattanooga 3-1 447 9
9. Eastern Wash. 2-2 417 11
10. Youngstown St. 2-1 374 12
11. Montana St. 2-1 360 13
12. Montana 2-2 306 15
13. Fordham 3-1 299 16
14. Sam Houston St. 1-2 280 14
15. McNeese St. 3-0 261 17
16. Portland St. 3-0 255 18
17. Villanova 2-2 249 4
18. Liberty 2-2 200 10
19. SE Louisiana 3-1 195 19
20. Richmond 2-1 166 20
21. E. Kentucky 2-1 164 21
22. William & Mary 2-1 126 25
23. New Hampshire 2-2 87 24
24. Indiana St. 2-1 84 23
25. Harvard 2-0 62 NR

Others Receiving Votes:
Cal Poly 25, Charleston Sou. 19, Sacramento St. 14, Lamar 12, N.C. A&T 12, Furman 10, Southern Ill. 9, Samford 7, Western Ill. 7, Pennsylvania 5, Alcorn St. 4, Weber St. 4, Towson 2, Northern Arizona 2, Dartmouth 2, North Dakota 1, Jacksonville 1, Bryant 1

BroadwayBomber55
10-03-15, 12:28 PM
Bowl Projections after Week 4
http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/13752903/college-football-bowl-projections-week-4


College Football Playoff semifinals

College Football Playoff at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Thurs., Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Ole Miss vs. UCLA
McMurphy: Michigan State vs. Ole Miss

College Football Playoff at the Capital One Orange Bowl

Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Thurs., Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Ohio State vs. Baylor
McMurphy: UCLA vs. Notre Dame

College Football Playoff National Championship

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Mon., Jan. 11, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Ohio State vs. UCLA
McMurphy: UCLA vs. Michigan State

BroadwayBomber55
10-03-15, 12:48 PM
BB55's Top 25 FBS Picks - Week 5

Saturday October 3, 2015
BB55's Match of the Day #1: #15 Oklahoma over #23 West Virginia

#4 Texas Christian over Texas

#22 Michigan over Maryland

#2 Michigan State over Purdue

BB55's Match of the Day #2: #19 Wisconsin over Iowa

BB55's Match of the Day #3: #5 Baylor over Texas Tech

BB55's Match of the Day #4: #1 Ohio State over Indiana

BB55's Match of the Day #5: #13 Alabama over #8 Georgia

#11 Florida State over Wake Forest

BB55's Match of the Day #6: #20 Oklahoma State over Kansas State

#24 California over Washington State

BB55's Match of the Day #7: #3 Ole Miss over #25 Florida

#9 Louisiana State over Eastern Michigan

BB55's Match of the Day #8: #14 Texas A&M over #21 Mississippi State

#7 California-Los Angeles over Arizona State

BB55's Match of the Day #9: #6 Notre Dame over #12 Clemson

BB55's Match of the Day #10: #18 Stanford over Arizona

BroadwayBomber55
10-03-15, 06:12 PM
The biggest surprise stories so far in FBS College Football are coming from the Big Ten Conference.

The Iowa Hawkeyes and the #16 ranked Northwestern Wildcats are 5-0.

The Hawkeyes take the Heartland Trophy edging the #19 ranked Wisconsin Badgers inside Madison's Camp Randall Stadium, 10-6.

C.J. Beathard's one-yard touchdown pass to George Kittle was the only major in the game.

The Hawkeye defense forced four turnovers and Joel Stave, Dare Ogunbowale and the Badgers defense were 4/13 on third-down conversions.

Meanwhile, the NW Wildcats also jump to 5-0 after whitewashing the Minnesota Golden Gophers 27-0.

Clayton Thorson had 128 yards on 14/19 passing and added two rushing scores.

Justin Jackson added 120 yards on the ground on 20 carries.

The Northwestern Wildcat defense forced two turnovers including a Anthony Walker scoop-and-six off a Mitch Leidner fumble.

#2 ranked Michigan State Spartans squeaked by the Purdue Boilermakers 24-21.

Michigan State raced out to a 21-0 lead at halftime when LJ Scott had two first-quarter rushing touchdowns and Connor Cook's 23-yard touchdown strike to R.J. Shelton.

Scott had 146 rushing yards on the day.

But Purdue never quit when they scored the next 14 points of the ballgame to pull within seven early in the fourth quarter.

David Blough's two-yard touchdown pass to Gregory Phillips were the only points in the third quarter and Markell Jones pierced through the Michigan State defense for a 68-yard scamper.

Michael Geiger's 30-yard field goal gave the Spartans a 24-14 lead with 10:28 to go.

Jones' second touchdown of the game, a three-yard punch, pulled Purdue back within three with 7:04 to go, but Michigan State held on for the win. Jones had 157 yards and two scores in a losing effort.

The Spartans defense also forced three turnovers and sacked Blough three times.

Jim Harbaugh keeps the Michigan Wolverines red hot.

The #22 ranked team in the nation pitched a 28-0 shutout over the Maryland Terrapins despite three giveaways.

Drake Johnson had 99 yards of total offense and two touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving. Jehu Chesson added a 66-yard touchdown run on one carry.

The Michigan defense had three takeaways, all three Caleb Rowe interceptions, three sacks on Daxx Garman and stuffed Maryland on third down where the Terrapins were 1/18 on third-down conversions.

#4 ranked Texas Christian Horned Frogs put up a lot of style points on the Texas Longhorns in a 50-7 vaporizing.

TCU raced out to a 30-0 lead in the first quarter when Trevone Boykin threw three touchdown passes.

Josh Doctson caught two touchdown passes in the quarter including a 29-yard haul from Shaun Nixon off a gadget play.

Boykin had 332 yards on 20/35 passing for five touchdowns in the game. Boykin had 387 yards of total offense overall. KaVontae Turpin caught four of Boykin's touchdown passes.

The only Texas score came with 5:07 in the fourth when Tyrone Swoopes connected on a 21-yard touchdown pass to Lorenzo Joe.

#15 ranked Oklahoma Sooners were 20-points better than the #23 ranked West Virginia Mountaineers in a 44-24 victory.

Baker Mayfield's 320 passing yards and three touchdowns to were just enough for OU as Skyler Howard and the Mountaineers pulled WVU to within three twice in third quarter.

However, Oklahoma's defense forced five turnovers including a scoop-and-six from Jordan Evans off a Howard fumble and sacked the West Virginia quarterback six times.

Cool Papa B.
10-03-15, 09:43 PM
Ohio State is beginning to feel like last years FSU. I don't know if it's the OLine, Cardale Jones, or both. but something isn't clicking with that offense. The talent is there. And if there's anyone who can turn their offensive struggles around it's Urban Meyer.

Adolphus Washington & Ezekiel Elliot are the two guys carrying this team. Would live if the Giants can get 1 or both of those guys.

Soriambi
10-03-15, 09:52 PM
Ohio State is beginning to feel like last years FSU. I don't know if it's the OLine, Cardale Jones, or both. but something isn't clicking with that offense. The talent is there. And if there's anyone who can turn their offensive struggles around it's Urban Meyer.

Adolphus Washington & Ezekiel Elliot are the two guys carrying this team. Would live if the Giants can get 1 or both of those guys.

Yeah, OSU has not looked like the #1 team in the country. Though I'm not sure who does, with MSU looking pretty bad today and Ole Miss on their way to a big loss against Florida. Notre Dame settled down after their early struggles, but they need to get something going offensively. As of now, it's looking like #3, #6, #7, and #8 might all lose this week, with #1, #2, #9, and #11 all looking unimpressive or having looked unimpressive at the moment. I think Alabama probably ends up back in the top 5 after today.

Cool Papa B.
10-03-15, 10:17 PM
Yeah, OSU has not looked like the #1 team in the country. Though I'm not sure who does, with MSU looking pretty bad today and Ole Miss on their way to a big loss against Florida. Notre Dame settled down after their early struggles, but they need to get something going offensively. As of now, it's looking like #3, #6, #7, and #8 might all lose this week, with #1, #2, #9, and #11 all looking unimpressive or having looked unimpressive at the moment. I think Alabama probably ends up back in the top 5 after today.

Yeah. I would say Bama' was the most impressive this week.

Poor Mark Richt....He just can't seem to win the big game.

Soriambi
10-03-15, 10:21 PM
Yeah. I would say Bama' was the most impressive this week.

Poor Mark Richt....He just can't seem to win the big game.

'Bama and Florida. I wouldn't be surprised if Florida makes a Utah-like jump after this week to like 12ish. TCU was also good in its total beatdown of Texas. How the hell did Texas get as bad as they are?

Soriambi
10-03-15, 10:24 PM
By the way, it's all academic now, but I figure Indiana would have gone for 2 if they'd scored against OSU late.

Cool Papa B.
10-03-15, 10:29 PM
By the way, it's all academic now, but I figure Indiana would have gone for 2 if they'd scored against OSU late.

That's a good question. I think they would have gone for 2 also.

Soriambi
10-03-15, 10:36 PM
Geez, Notre Dame can't catch anything. This has been ugly.

Cool Papa B.
10-03-15, 11:28 PM
ND is making it interesting....

Soriambi
10-03-15, 11:45 PM
ND is making it interesting....

What a frustrating loss. So many chances to do more with that game, so many dropped passes, and after the nightmare start, fumbling inside the 5. Very winnable game in the end. Only nice thing is that by getting so close, they shouldn't lose too much rankings-wise, and if they can win out they will probably still have a shot at the playoff, but that doesn't make me feel too much better at the moment.

BroadwayBomber55
10-04-15, 12:53 AM
Rounding out the winners' list: #9 LSU, #14 Texas A&M, Arizona State crippling #7 UCLA, #24 California and #18 Stanford

BroadwayBomber55
10-04-15, 01:11 AM
After Week 5 of FBS College Football action is in the book, here's my 3 Up, 3 Down

BB55's 3 Up
1. Alabama - The Crimson Tide jumped back into the College Football Playoff picture with an impressive beatdown on the Georgia Bulldogs. Still need help in a nasty SEC West to play in another SEC title game.

2. Iowa and Northwestern - The Hawkeyes and Wildcats 5-0? Who would've thought at the beginning of the season in the Big Ten.

3. California - Golden Bear QB Jared Goff is helping Cal making some noise in the Pacific-12 North Division as he leads the Golden Bears to a 5-0 record. Goff so far is throwing for 1,630 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. The Bears will get some tests though against the Utah Utes, UCLA Bruins and the USC Trojans in the next three games.

BB55's 3 Down
1. Tennessee and Georgia Tech. These two teams can't live up to the hype. Butch Jones loaded up the Tennessee Volunteers' with talent, but can't even put it all together as they are 2-3 on the season after the Arkansas Razorbacks edged them 24-20. They have Georgia and Alabama up next. Ouch.

As for Georgia Tech, the Yellow Jackets lost three straight games after the North Carolina Tar Heels beat them 38-31. It's a very wide open ACC Coastal Division with Duke leading the way with a 2-0 mark in ACC play.

2. Virginia Tech - The Hokies 17-13 loss to the Pittsburgh Panthers hurts not only Frank Beamer's team, but weakens Ohio State's body of work with this loss as Virginia Tech falls to 2-3 overall.

3. Nebraska - It's going from bad, to worse, to awful in Mike Riley's first season as Nebraska Cornhuskers coach. They are now 2-3 after blowing a 13-0 lead in a 14-13 loss to the Illnois Fighting Illini on the road.

Soriambi
10-04-15, 01:19 PM
Six different teams with first place votes in the Coaches poll (OSU, TCU, MSU, Baylor, LSU, and Utah (I assume Utah's coach is responsible for the latter.)) Clemson and Utah both raise five spots to 6 and 7 respectively, Alabama is back in the top 10 at 10, with the Sooners also joining the top 10 at 9. The big jump was Florida to 12, with Ole Miss dropping to 13. Notre Dame dropped to 15, with the big losers being Georgia, who dropped ten spots to 16, and UCLA, dropping ten spots to 20. New to the Coaches top 25 this week are Michigan, Iowa, Boise State, and Memphis. TCU also swaps spots with MSU at #2/#3.

BroadwayBomber55
10-04-15, 01:24 PM
Top 25 FBS Rankings after Week 5: USA Today Coaches Poll
http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/2/seasontype/2/year/2015/week/6


Coaches Poll
RK TEAM REC PTS TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Ohio State(50) 5-0 1523 — @ Indiana W 34-27 10/10 vs Maryland
2 TCU(4) 5-0 1435 1 vs Texas W 50-7 10/10 @ Kansas State
3 Michigan State(1) 5-0 1409 1 vs Purdue W 24-21 10/10 @ Rutgers
4 Baylor(5) 4-0 1408 — vs Texas Tech W 63-35 10/10 @ Kansas
5 LSU(1) 4-0 1257 3 vs Eastern Michigan W 44-22 10/10 @ South Carolina
6 Clemson 4-0 1196 5 vs #7 Notre Dame W 24-22 10/10 vs Georgia Tech
7 Utah(1) 4-0 1118 5 — 10/10 vs #22 California
8 Florida State 4-0 1067 1 @ Wake Forest W 24-16 10/10 vs Miami (FL)
9 Oklahoma 4-0 1009 5 vs #21 West Virginia W 44-24 10/10 vs Texas
10 Alabama 4-1 990 3 @ #6 Georgia W 38-10 10/10 vs Arkansas
11 Texas A&M 5-0 983 4 vs #22 Mississippi State W 30-17 —
12 Florida 5-0 755 11 vs #5 Ole Miss W 38-10 10/10 @ Missouri
13 Ole Miss 4-1 727 8 @ #23 Florida L 38-10 10/10 vs New Mexico State
14 Northwestern 5-0 707 3 vs Minnesota W 27-0 10/10 @ #21 Michigan
15 Notre Dame 4-1 674 8 @ #11 Clemson L 24-22 10/10 vs Navy
16 Georgia 4-1 562 10 vs #13 Alabama L 38-10 10/10 @ Tennessee
17 USC 3-1 540 1 — 10/8 vs Washington
18 Stanford 4-1 535 2 vs Arizona W 55-17 —
19 Oklahoma State 5-0 519 — vs Kansas State W 36-34 10/10 @ West Virginia
20 UCLA 4-1 401 10 vs Arizona State L 38-23 —
21 Michigan 4-1 322 — @ Maryland W 28-0 10/10 vs #14 Northwestern
22 California 5-0 311 2 vs Washington State W 34-28 10/10 @ #7 Utah
23 Iowa 5-0 243 — @ #18 Wisconsin W 10-6 10/10 vs Illinois
24 Boise State 4-1 100 — vs Hawaii W 55-0 10/10 @ Colorado State
25 Memphis 5-0 68 — @ South Florida W 24-17 —

Dropped from rankings: Wisconsin 18, West Virginia 21, Mississippi State 22, Oregon 24

Others receiving votes: Oregon 64, Duke 59, West Virginia 31, Toledo 24, Kansas State 17, Temple 16, Arizona State 16, Mississippi State 14, Navy 12, Houston 11, Kentucky 6, Arizona 5, Missouri 4, Wisconsin 4, North Carolina 4, Indiana 2, Illinois 2

BroadwayBomber55
10-04-15, 03:31 PM
Top 25 FBS Rankings after Week 5: AP Poll
http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/1/seasontype/2/year/2015/week/6


AP Top 25
RK TEAM REC PTS TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Ohio State(38) 5-0 1444 — @ Indiana W 34-27 10/10 vs Maryland
2 TCU(5) 5-0 1371 2 vs Texas W 50-7 10/10 @ Kansas State
3 Baylor(10) 4-0 1364 2 vs Texas Tech W 63-35 10/10 @ Kansas
4 Michigan State 5-0 1291 2 vs Purdue W 24-21 10/10 @ Rutgers
5 Utah(7) 4-0 1254 5 — 10/10 vs #23 California
6 Clemson 4-0 1217 6 vs #6 Notre Dame W 24-22 10/10 vs Georgia Tech
7 LSU 4-0 1212 2 vs Eastern Michigan W 44-22 10/10 @ South Carolina
8 Alabama 4-1 1026 5 @ #8 Georgia W 38-10 10/10 vs Arkansas
9 Texas A&M(1) 5-0 1009 5 vs #21 Mississippi State W 30-17 —
10 Oklahoma 4-0 976 5 vs #23 West Virginia W 44-24 10/10 vs Texas
11 Florida 5-0 935 14 vs #3 Ole Miss W 38-10 10/10 @ Missouri
12 Florida State 4-0 922 1 @ Wake Forest W 24-16 10/10 vs Miami (FL)
13 Northwestern 5-0 753 3 vs Minnesota W 27-0 10/10 @ #18 Michigan
14 Ole Miss 4-1 731 11 @ #25 Florida L 38-10 10/10 vs New Mexico State
15 Notre Dame 4-1 721 9 @ #12 Clemson L 24-22 10/10 vs Navy
16 Stanford 4-1 617 2 vs Arizona W 55-17 —
17 USC 3-1 498 — — 10/8 vs Washington
18 Michigan 4-1 452 4 @ Maryland W 28-0 10/10 vs #13 Northwestern
19 Georgia 4-1 441 11 vs #13 Alabama L 38-10 10/10 @ Tennessee
20 UCLA 4-1 415 13 vs Arizona State L 38-23 —
21 Oklahoma State 5-0 332 1 vs Kansas State W 36-34 10/10 @ West Virginia
22 Iowa 5-0 254 — @ #19 Wisconsin W 10-6 10/10 vs Illinois
23 California 5-0 233 1 vs Washington State W 34-28 10/10 @ #5 Utah
24 Toledo 4-0 87 — @ Ball State W 24-10 10/10 vs Kent State
25 Boise State 4-1 65 — vs Hawaii W 55-0 10/10 @ Colorado State

Dropped from rankings: Wisconsin 19, Mississippi State 21, West Virginia 23

Others receiving votes: Oregon 39, Duke 31, Houston 31, Temple 23, Memphis 19, Navy 19, Arizona State 15, Mississippi State 11, West Virginia 8, Texas Tech 4, BYU 3, Kansas State 1, Missouri 1

ruthianblast
10-05-15, 04:25 AM
I know it's hard for the writers but OSU should not be number 1 right now. The defense has continued to be very good, but the offense looks terrible except for Elliott.

Soriambi
10-05-15, 08:35 AM
I know it's hard for the writers but OSU should not be number 1 right now. The defense has continued to be very good, but the offense looks terrible except for Elliott.

I think they probably should be, if only because no one else has been particularly inspiring enough to take it from them.

Cool Papa B.
10-06-15, 03:58 PM
Six different teams with first place votes in the Coaches poll (OSU, TCU, MSU, Baylor, LSU, and Utah (I assume Utah's coach is responsible for the latter.)) Clemson and Utah both raise five spots to 6 and 7 respectively, Alabama is back in the top 10 at 10, with the Sooners also joining the top 10 at 9. The big jump was Florida to 12, with Ole Miss dropping to 13. Notre Dame dropped to 15, with the big losers being Georgia, who dropped ten spots to 16, and UCLA, dropping ten spots to 20. New to the Coaches top 25 this week are Michigan, Iowa, Boise State, and Memphis. TCU also swaps spots with MSU at #2/#3.

I think some of these voters are drinking a little too much Utah Kool Aid. I mean, I know the beat down of Oregon was huge-some can argue that this is a down year for the Ducks and they're not the same team without Gino. But having them in the top 5-6 in the nation ranked in front of teams like Clemson, Alabama, & Florida is too much IMO. This feel like voters trying to keep the Pac 12 relevant.

I believe this year it will be the Pac-12 on the outside looking in for the CFB playoffs.

BroadwayBomber55
10-08-15, 12:51 AM
Top 25 FCS Rankings after Week 5 - FCS Coaches Poll
http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/polls?poll=7&week=6


FCS Coaches Poll (I-AA) Ranking
Rank Team Record Pts Last Week
1. Coastal Car. (16) 5-0 633 1
2. N. Dak. St. (6) 3-1 622 2
3. Jacksonville St. (4) 4-1 601 3
4. Illinois St. 3-1 572 4
5. James Madison 5-0 559 5
6. Chattanooga 3-1 491 8
7. Youngstown St. 3-1 446 10
8. Eastern Wash. 2-2 436 9
9. S. Dakota St. 3-1 410 7
10. Northern Iowa 2-2 389 6
11. Montana 3-2 362 12
12. Fordham 4-1 358 13
13. McNeese St. 4-0 331 15
14. Sam Houston St. 2-2 282 14
15. Liberty 3-2 263 18
16. Villanova 2-2 230 17
17. SE Louisiana 3-1 214 19
18. Richmond 3-1 202 20
19. Montana St. 2-2 199 11
20. E. Kentucky 2-2 165 21
21. Indiana St. 3-1 129 24
22. New Hampshire 3-2 126 23
23. Portland St. 3-1 119 16
24. Harvard 3-0 87 25
25. North Dakota 4-1 53 NR

Others Receiving Votes:
Charleston Sou. 27, N.C. A&T 27, Northern Arizona 26, Cal Poly 24, Furman 23, Alcorn St. 13, Idaho St. 7, Lamar 5, Western Ill. 5, William & Mary 5, Central Arkansas 2, Towson 2, Samford 2, Southern Utah 1, Dartmouth 1, Jacksonville 1

BroadwayBomber55
10-08-15, 12:53 AM
College Football Bowl Projections after Week 5
http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/13805884/college-football-bowl-projections-week-5


College Football Playoff semifinals

College Football Playoff at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Thurs., Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Baylor vs. Clemson
McMurphy: Oklahoma vs. Stanford

College Football Playoff at the Capital One Orange Bowl

Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Thurs., Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Alabama vs. Ohio State
McMurphy: Michigan State vs. Clemson

College Football Playoff National Championship

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Mon., Jan. 11, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Baylor vs. Alabama
McMurphy: Oklahoma vs. Michigan State

BroadwayBomber55
10-08-15, 01:07 AM
BB55's Top 25 FBS Picks - Week 6

Thursday October 8, 2015
#17 USC over Washington

Saturday October 10, 2015
#14 Ole Miss over New Mexico State

#3 Baylor over Kansas

BB55's Match of the Day #1: #10 Oklahoma over Texas

BB55's Match of the Day #2: Illinois over #22 Iowa

#1 Ohio State over Maryland

#24 Toledo over Kent State

BB55's Match of the Day #3: #15 Notre Dame over Navy

BB55's Match of the Day #4: #18 Michigan over #13 Northwestern

#7 LSU over South Carolina

#19 Georgia over Tennessee

#6 Clemson over Georgia Tech

#8 Alabama over Arkansas

BB55's Match of the Day #4: #21 Oklahoma State over West Virginia

#25 Boise State over Colorado State

BB55's Match of the Day #5: #2 TCU over Kansas State

BB55's Match of the Day #6: #11 Florida over Missouri

BB55's Match of the Day #7: #12 Florida State over Miami (FL)

#4 Michigan State over Rutgers

BB55's Match of the Day #8: #5 Utah over #23 California

BroadwayBomber55
10-09-15, 02:29 AM
Another National Championship chance goes down the drain again for the USC Trojans.

The #17 ranked team in the nation were upset at home to the Washington Huskies 17-12 to take themselves out of the College Football Playoff picture.

The UW Husky defense forced three turnovers and swarmed USC QB Cody Kessler for five sacks and Kessler threw two picks.

Myles Gaskin had 134 yards rushing and a touchdown off 22 carries and Rich Petersen even used a gadget play for a major when WR Marvin Hall connected with Joshua Perkins for a 27-yard touchdown connection.

Ronald Jones II got USC to within five with a one-yard touchdown burst, but to no avail as Washington grabs the victory and gives USC their second loss.

BroadwayBomber55
10-10-15, 08:50 PM
The biggest story of the day in FBS college football so far has been Charlie Strong and the embattled Texas Longhorns.

The much-maligned Strong helped the Longhorns throw a monkey wrench in the Oklahoma Sooners' College Football Playoff plans with a 24-17 victory over the #10 ranked team in the nation in the Red River Shootout inside the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.

It's Ou's first loss of the season.

Jerrod Heard, starting for Tyrone Swoopes, had 168 yards of total offense including a 115-yard rushing performance and a 24-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Johnson.

Swoopes also did his part with total two offensive touchdowns: a three-yard touchdown run and a two-yard touchdown pass to Caleb Bluiett.

The Longhorn defense swarmed Sooners QB Baker Mayfield with six sacks as OU only gained 278 yards of total offense and had a takeaway.

Meanwhile in Columbus, the #1 ranked team in the nation and defending national champion, Ohio State Buckeyes overcame another slow start to blow out the Maryland Terrapins 49-28.

Buckeyes QB J.T. Barrett had 62 rushing yards and a hat-trick on the ground in the game. Ezekiel Elliott added 106 yards and two scores off 21 carries.

Another Buckeyes QB Cardale Jones had 291 yards on 21/28 passing and two touchdowns with former QB Braxton Miller getting a touchdown grab.

Terrapins QB Perry Hills had 333 total offensive yards and three total offensive touchdowns in a losing effort in what could be Randy Edsall's final game as Maryland head coach.

Edsall stormed out of the press conference after the game.
http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2015-10-10/randy-edsall-leaves-press-conference-after-ohio-state-loss-maryland

#3 ranked Baylor Bears vaporized the Kansas Jayhawks 66-7.

Bears QB Seth Russell had 252 yards of total offense including 246 through the air and four offensive touchdowns including three passing.

Shock Linwood added 135 rushing yards and a score off 13 carries.

#6 ranked Clemson Tigers piled more misery to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets fading season with a 43-24 victory.

Deshaun Watson had 265 yards passing and two touchdowns. Wayne Gallman added 115 yards and two scores off 13 carries for Clemson as they won a sloppy game when they had three giveaways.

The Clemson defense stifled the Georgia Tech offense as the Yellow Jackets went 1/12 on third-down conversions and allowed a safety when Ryan Rodwell had his punt blocked.

#7 ranked LSU Tigers dismantled the South Carolina Gamecocks 45-24 as the designated road team.

Les Miles' team was the road team when catastrophic flooding hit Gainesville, SC.

Leonard Fournette led the LSU rushing attack with 158 rushing yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. Derrius Guice added 161 and a major off 16 carries. Darrel Williams had the most touchdowns on the ground with two.

Brandon Harris chipped in with 228 passing yards and two touchdowns.

BroadwayBomber55
10-10-15, 09:36 PM
#14 ranked Ole Miss Rebels destroyed the New Mexico State Aggies 52-3 in Oxford.

Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly had 416 yards of total offense with four total touchdowns including three in the air. Laquon Treadwell had two of them.

Eugene Brazley added a 78-yard scamper to put the cherry on top.

The Rebel defense had four sacks and forced two turnovers.

#15 ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish didn't have a close shave against the Navy Midshipmen this time in a 41-24 win in South Bend.

C.J. Prosise had 129 rushing yards and a rushing hat-trick in the game. Navy RB Quentin Ezell had 75 rushing yards and two scores in a losing effort.

The ND defense had three takeaways in the contest.

Jim Harbaugh continues to lead a red hot Michigan Wolverines squad after posting their third straight shutout of the season.

The #18 ranked team in the nation earned another scalp against a Top 25 opponent as one of the feel good stories of the season, the #13 ranked Northwestern Wildcats, had a reality check in Michigan's 38-0 whitewash as NW received their first loss of the season.

The Michigan defense hasn't allowed a point since the UNLV Rebels scored a fourth-quarter touchdown with 10 minutes to go.

Jehu Chesson set the tone returning the opening kickoff 96-yards into the house.

Wolverines QB Jake Rudock added 190 yards of total offense with a rushing touchdown as Michigan had three.

The Michigan defense added four sacks and Jourdan Lewis had a 37-yard pick-six in the third quarter.

#19 ranked Georgia Bulldogs not only lost to the Tennessee Volunteers after blowing a 24-3 second quarter lead. Mark Richt's team also lost star RB Nick Chubb to a nasty knee injury in the first offensive snap of the game.
Warning: Graphic images.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vha9HO0LApg

Georgia rallied however to a 24-3 lead thanks to a Leonard Floyd 96-yard scoop-and-six off a Jalen Hurd lost fumble, a Greyson Lambert 28-yard touchdown pass to Malcolm Mitchell and a Reggie Davis 75-yard punt-return fumble recovery score.

Lambert had 279 passing yards and two touchdowns in the contest.

However, the Vols scored 28 unanswered points to take a 31-24 lead after three quarters.

Joshua Dobbs was involved in all four touchdowns. Dobbs threw three scores, two to Alvin Kamara, and punched one in from one-yard out.

Lambert connected with Davis from 48-yards out to tie the game at 31-31 early in the fourth, but Dobbs help Tennessee grab a win with a five-yard touchdown run.

Dobbs had 430 yards of total offense and five total touchdowns in the win.

#22 ranked Iowa Hawkeyes squeaked by the Illinois Fighting Illini by nine points 29-20 in Iowa City.

Jordan Canzeri had 271 yards of total offense including 256 on the ground and a major off 43 carries.

The Fighting Illini were hanging around though when Wes Lunt threw for 317 yards and 53-yard touchdown pass to Geronimo Allison.

But Kirk Ferentz's defense stepped up to sack Lunt three times and had two takeaways.

The #24 ranked Toledo Rockets scored 38 unanswered points to rout the Kent State Golden Flashes 38-7.

Kent State got on the board first when an errant long snap saw Ryan Seibert recovered the ball in the end zone.

But it was all Toledo after that.

Phillip Ely had 205 yards passing and two scores with Kareem Hunt adding 85 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

Terry Swanson was a handfull for the Kent State defense with 161 yards and a touchdown off 16 carries.

BroadwayBomber55
10-11-15, 01:40 AM
#2 ranked TCU Horned Frogs edged the Kansas State Wildcats in a thriller in Manhattan, KS 52-45 to keep their Top 2 ranking.

K-State QB Joe Hubener gave Gary Patterson a migraine after 268 yards of total offense and four rushing touchdowns as the Wildcats once had a 35-17 lead in the game.

But Trevone Boykin, Aaron Green and the Horned Frogs never say die.

Boykin had 425 yards of total offense and four total touchdowns despite throwing two picks including his 69-yard touchdown scamper and his two touchdown passes to Josh Doctson including his 55-yard go-ahead strike with 1:40 to go.

Green added 121 yards and two scores off 11 carries in the win.

The TCU defense also sacked Hubener twice and forced two turnovers including a pick-six from Derrick Kindred.

#4 ranked Michigan State Spartans spoiled the Rutgers Scarlet Knights' upset bid 31-24 on the Banks of the Raritan.

RU QB Chris Laviano made it tough for Michigan State with 208 passing yards and three touchdowns, all to Leonte Carroo.

But Connor Cook stemmed the tide for the Spartans with 357 passing yards and two touchdown passes. Cook's passing yards set up LJ Scott's two touchdown runs including his game-winner with 1:00 left in the fourth.

#8 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide used a 17-7 fourth quarter to pull away from the Arkansas Razorbacks 27-14.

Brandon Allen had 176 passing yards on the game with two touchdowns including his four-yard strike to Drew Morgan as Arkansas had a 7-3 halftime lead.

But Jake Coker threw two touchdown passes including a 81-yard strike to Calvin Ridley helped opened the floodgates for Nick Saban's men.

Coker had 262 passing yards and two touchdowns despite throwing two picks.

Derrick Henry added 95 rushing yards and a score.

The Alabama defense cranked up the pressure with three sacks on Allen and allowed 220 yards.

Kelvin Taylor's 99 rushing yards and two first-quarter touchdown runs helped the #11 ranked Florida Gators stymied the Missouri Tigers 21-3.

The Gator defense sacked Drew Lock three times and picked him off twice including a pick-six from Jalen Tabor. Mizzou had 257 yards on offense and went 1/14 on third-down conversions.

Dalvin Cook was the hero in Tallahassee as #12 ranked Florida State Seminoles averted the Miami Hurricanes' upset bid 29-24.

Cook had 269 yards of total offense and three total touchdowns including his go-ahead 23-yard touchdown run with 7:25 to go in the game.

Hurricanes QB Brad Kaaya had 405 passing yards and three touchdowns in a gallant effort in defeat.

BroadwayBomber55
10-11-15, 02:25 AM
#5 ranked Utah Utes gave California Golden Bears QB Jared Goff a nightmare inside Salt Lake City's Rice-Eccles Stadium.

The Utes defense forced six turnovers in their 30-24 win over the #23 ranked Cal squad.

Goff threw five interceptions in the game despite throwing for 340 yards and two touchdowns. The Utes defense also sacked Goff three times.

Utah RB Devontae Booker took advantage of Cal's miscues with 222 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 34 carries.

#21 ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys needed overtime to outlast the West Virginia Mountaineers in Morgantown, 33-26.

A Rennie Childs 1-yard touchdown run and a Emmanuel Ogbah fumble recovery score saw Mike Gundy's team lead 17-2 at halftime.

Wendell Smallwood got WVU on the board with a 29-yard touchdown run in the third quarter that pulled the Mountaineers to within eight early in the third quarter.

J.W. Walsh replied for Oklahoma State with a four-yard strike to Blake Jarwin to make it 23-9 Oklahoma State.

However, WVU forced overtime with a 17-3 run.

Howard made amends for his lost fumble with a Shelton Gibson 48-yard touchdown to pull WVU to within seven after three quarters.

Josh Lambert's 38-yard field goal made it a four-point ballgame.

After a Ben Grogan 22-yard field goal made it a seven-point game, Howard tied the game at 26-all with a three-yard punch.

Walsh scored the only points in the overtime with a two-yard touchdown run.

The Oklahoma State stood firm in WVU's overtime frame to escape Morgantown with a victory.

The Cowboys defense had four sacks on Howard and had four takeaways.

#25 ranked Boise State Broncos round out the Top 25 winners' list with a 41-10 rout over the Colorado State Rams.

BSU RB Jeremy McNichols led the way with 104 yards rushing and two scores on 17 carries.

Thomas Sperbeck had five catches for 178 yards and two touchdowns, one from Brett Rypien who had 339 passing yards and the other off a trick play from running back Shane Williams-Rhodes on a 53-yarder.

Williams-Rhodes had 102 total yards from scrimmage in the game.

BroadwayBomber55
10-11-15, 02:47 AM
With Week 6 in the books, here's my 3 Up, 3 Down in the FBS.

BB55's 3 Up
1. Texas - What a win for Charlie Strong and the Texas Longhorns. Much maligned throughout the season, but getting support, Strong led the Longhorns to the scalp of the week with a 24-17 win and throwing monkey wrench in the Oklahoma Sooners' College Football Playoff plans. What a celebration in the end.
http://sports.espn.go.com/blog/big12/post/_/id/104803/crowd-surfing-and-a-shiny-hat-photos-from-a-strong-celebration-for-texas

2. Michigan - So far in Jim Harbaugh's first season as Michigan Wolverines' head coach, the Maize and Blue have two Top 25 scalps including a convincing 38-0 thrashing over #13 ranked Northwestern Wildcats. They are one the hottest teams in the nation right now as they posted a third straight shutout.

3. Utah - The Utah Utes are in the driver's seat in the Pacific-12 South Division and with good reason. They have two Top 25 scalps by forcing turnovers against two high-powered offenses in the Oregon Ducks and forced five interceptions and six takeaways overall from Jonathan Goff and the California Golden Bears.

3 Down
1. Oregon - How bad can it get in the post-Marcus Mariota era in Eugene for the Oregon Ducks? The Utes vaporized them inside Autzen and now they lost in double overtime to the Washington State Cougars for their third loss of the season. Not good.
Here's Wazzou's twitter to Oregon...
http://sports.espn.go.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/117547/washington-state-twitter-to-oregon-you-have-died-of-dysentery

2. Nebraska - Seems to me that the Nebraska Cornhuskers have trouble finishing off games. After their 23-21 loss to the Wisconsin Badgers, the Cornuskers now lost four of their last six nail-biting affairs in the dying seconds.

3. North Texas - North Texas Mean Green gave Dan McCarney the pink slip after a 66-7 loss to FCS school Portland State Vikings after trailing 59-0 through three quarters which dropped them to 0-5.

BroadwayBomber55
10-11-15, 08:42 PM
Top 25 FBS Rankings - AP Poll after Week 6
http://sports.espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/1/seasontype/2/year/2015/week/7



AP Top 25
RK TEAM REC PTS TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Ohio State(27) 6-0 1411 — vs Maryland W 49-28 10/17 vs Penn State
2 Baylor(13) 5-0 1390 1 @ Kansas W 66-7 10/17 vs West Virginia
3 TCU(3) 6-0 1354 1 @ Kansas State W 52-45 10/17 @ Iowa State
4 Utah(16) 5-0 1350 1 vs #23 California W 30-24 10/17 vs Arizona State
5 Clemson(1) 5-0 1260 1 vs Georgia Tech W 43-24 10/17 vs Boston College
6 LSU 5-0 1231 1 vs South Carolina W 45-24 10/17 vs #8 Florida
7 Michigan State 6-0 1139 3 @ Rutgers W 31-24 10/17 @ #12 Michigan
8 Florida 6-0 1075 3 @ Missouri W 21-3 10/17 @ #6 LSU
9 Texas A&M(1) 5-0 1046 — — 10/17 vs #10 Alabama
10 Alabama 5-1 1034 2 vs Arkansas W 27-14 10/17 @ #9 Texas A&M
11 Florida State 5-0 937 1 vs Miami (FL) W 29-24 10/17 vs Louisville
12 Michigan 5-1 894 6 vs #13 Northwestern W 38-0 10/17 vs #7 Michigan State
13 Ole Miss 5-1 803 1 vs New Mexico State W 52-3 10/17 @ Memphis
14 Notre Dame 5-1 766 1 vs Navy W 41-24 10/17 vs USC
15 Stanford 4-1 662 1 — 10/15 vs #18 UCLA
16 Oklahoma State 6-0 614 5 @ West Virginia W 33-26 —
17 Iowa 6-0 520 5 vs Illinois W 29-20 10/17 @ #20 Northwestern
18 UCLA 4-1 487 2 — 10/15 @ #15 Stanford
19 Oklahoma 4-1 342 9 vs Texas L 24-17 10/17 @ Kansas State
20 Northwestern 5-1 317 7 @ #18 Michigan L 38-0 10/17 vs #17 Iowa
21 Boise State 5-1 260 4 @ Colorado State W 41-10 10/16 @ Utah State
22 Toledo 5-0 237 2 vs Kent State W 38-7 10/17 vs Eastern Michigan
23 California 5-1 204 — @ #5 Utah L 30-24 —
24 Houston 5-0 121 — vs SMU W 49-28 10/16 @ Tulane
25 Duke 5-1 114 — @ Army W 44-3 —

Dropped from rankings: USC 17, Georgia 19

Others receiving votes: Temple 96, Memphis 59, Arizona State 27, Mississippi State 19, Georgia 16, Texas Tech 10, BYU 8, Western Kentucky 5, USC 5, Kentucky 4, Penn State 4, Navy 3, North Carolina 1

BroadwayBomber55
10-11-15, 08:45 PM
Top 25 FBS Rankings - USA Today Coaches Poll after Week 6
http://sports.espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/2/seasontype/2/year/2015/week/7


Coaches Poll
RK TEAM REC PTS TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Ohio State(47) 6-0 1547 — vs Maryland W 49-28 10/17 vs Penn State
2 Baylor(8) 5-0 1463 2 @ Kansas W 66-7 10/17 vs West Virginia
3 TCU(5) 6-0 1441 1 @ Kansas State W 52-45 10/17 @ Iowa State
4 Michigan State(1) 6-0 1358 1 @ Rutgers W 31-24 10/17 @ #14 Michigan
5 LSU(1) 5-0 1288 — vs South Carolina W 45-24 10/17 vs #11 Florida
6 Clemson 5-0 1245 — vs Georgia Tech W 43-24 10/17 vs Boston College
7 Utah(1) 5-0 1239 — vs #22 California W 30-24 10/17 vs Arizona State
8 Florida State 5-0 1080 — vs Miami (FL) W 29-24 10/17 vs Louisville
9 Alabama 5-1 1052 1 vs Arkansas W 27-14 10/17 @ #10 Texas A&M
10 Texas A&M 5-0 1028 1 — 10/17 vs #9 Alabama
11 Florida 6-0 1001 1 @ Missouri W 21-3 10/17 @ #5 LSU
12 Ole Miss 5-1 837 1 vs New Mexico State W 52-3 10/17 @ #22 Memphis
13 Notre Dame 5-1 786 2 vs Navy W 41-24 10/17 vs USC
14 Michigan 5-1 760 7 vs #14 Northwestern W 38-0 10/17 vs #4 Michigan State
15 Oklahoma State 6-0 689 4 @ West Virginia W 33-26 —
16 Stanford 4-1 677 2 — 10/15 vs #18 UCLA
17 Iowa 6-0 525 6 vs Illinois W 29-20 10/17 @ #21 Northwestern
18 UCLA 4-1 466 2 — 10/15 @ #16 Stanford
19 Oklahoma 4-1 432 10 vs Texas L 24-17 10/17 @ Kansas State
20 Boise State 5-1 321 4 @ Colorado State W 41-10 10/16 @ Utah State
21 Northwestern 5-1 242 7 @ #21 Michigan L 38-0 10/17 vs #17 Iowa
22 Memphis 5-0 185 3 — 10/17 vs #12 Ole Miss
23 California 5-1 174 1 @ #7 Utah L 30-24 —
24 Duke 5-1 154 — @ Army W 44-3 —
25 Toledo 5-0 149 — vs Kent State W 38-7 10/17 vs Eastern Michigan

Dropped from rankings: Georgia 16, USC 17

Others receiving votes: Houston 75, Temple 71, Georgia 61, Arizona State 33, Mississippi State 21, Wisconsin 20, Kentucky 13, Kansas State 11, Penn State 6, USC 4, Texas 4, Texas Tech 4, West Virginia 3, North Carolina 3, Washington 2, Navy 2, Tennessee 1, Illinois 1, Arizona 1

melon
10-12-15, 06:21 PM
USC is looking for a new head coach. Supposedly Steve Sarkisian has a substance problem. I read he could have been lit during practices, meetings, and the game against ASU.


USC has fired coach Steve Sarkisian, the school announced Monday.

"After careful consideration of what is in the best interest of the university and our student-athletes, I have made the decision to terminate Steve Sarkisian, effective immediately," USC athletic director Pat Haden said in a statement.


http://espn.go.com/losangeles/college-football/story/_/id/13873288/steve-sarkisian-fired-usc-trojans-head-coach

trentonthunder
10-12-15, 06:57 PM
Paying players.
Drunk coaches.
Getting NCAA football championships taken away due to rules violations.
What's not to like about U$C.


LMAO

CanoForPresident
10-12-15, 09:43 PM
USC is looking for a new head coach. Supposedly Steve Sarkisian has a substance problem. I read he could have been lit during practices, meetings, and the game against ASU.




http://espn.go.com/losangeles/college-football/story/_/id/13873288/steve-sarkisian-fired-usc-trojans-head-coach


Hated this hiring from the second it happens but I really hope he gets the help that he needs.

Soriambi
10-12-15, 09:50 PM
I have to wonder why they just didn't fire him the other day when all this came to light. I thought there might be legal issues with actually firing him or something, but that seemed the only possible outcome from the start. As CFP said, hopefully he gets the help he needs.

Soriambi
10-12-15, 10:23 PM
Steve Spurrier has decided to retire, seemingly effective immediately:

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/25337485/reports-south-carolina-coach-steve-spurrier-is-retiring

BroadwayBomber55
10-13-15, 01:11 AM
Maryland gives Randy Edsall the boot
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/maryland-fires-football-coach-randy-edsall-174026040--ncaaf.html

BroadwayBomber55
10-15-15, 10:39 PM
Top 25 FCS Poll after Week 6
http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/polls?poll=7&week=7


FCS Coaches Poll (I-AA) Ranking

Rank Team Record Pts Last Week
1. Coastal Car. (15) 6-0 628 1
2. N. Dak. St. (5) 4-1 623 2
3. Jacksonville St. (4) 4-1 600 3
4. Illinois St. 4-1 573 4
5. James Madison (2) 6-0 565 5
6. Chattanooga 4-1 515 6
7. S. Dakota St. 4-1 469 9
8. Eastern Wash. 3-2 455 8
9. McNeese St. 5-0 402 13
10. Fordham 5-1 364 12
11. Sam Houston St. 3-2 363 14
12. Youngstown St. 3-2 352 7
13. Richmond 4-1 322 18
14. Northern Iowa 2-3 294 10
15. E. Kentucky 3-2 280 20
16. Montana St. 3-2 279 19
17. Portland St. 4-1 234 23
18. Harvard 4-0 157 24
19. Montana 3-3 146 11
20. New Hampshire 3-2 134 22
21. SE Louisiana 3-2 108 17
22. Liberty 3-3 102 15
23. Charleston Sou. 4-1 78 NR
24. Villanova 2-3 61 16
24. William & Mary 3-2 61 NR

Others Receiving Votes:
N.C. A&T 57, Indiana St. 42, Western Ill. 31, Alcorn St. 28, North Dakota 28, Dartmouth 16, Cal Poly 14, Lamar 13, Furman 12, Samford 11, Bethune-Cookman 11, Jacksonville 10, S. Carolina St. 5, Central Arkansas 3, Princeton 2, Idaho St. 2

BroadwayBomber55
10-15-15, 10:44 PM
FBS Bowl Projections after Week 6
http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/13859863/college-football-bowl-projections-week-6


College Football Playoff semifinals

College Football Playoff at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Thu., Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Alabama vs. Utah
McMurphy: Baylor vs. Stanford

College Football Playoff at the Capital One Orange Bowl

Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Thu., Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Baylor vs. Clemson
McMurphy: Clemson vs. Michigan

College Football Playoff National Championship

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Mon., Jan. 11, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Alabama vs. Baylor
McMurphy: Baylor vs. Clemson

BroadwayBomber55
10-15-15, 11:12 PM
BB55's Top 25 FBS Picks - Week 7

Thursday October 15, 2015
BB55's Match of the Day #1: #15 Stanford over #18 UCLA

Friday October 16, 2015
#24 Houston over Tulane

BB55's Match of the Day #2: #21 Boise State over Utah State

Saturday October 17, 2015
#22 Toledo over Eastern Michigan

BB55's Match of the Day #3: #2 Baylor over West Virginia

BB55's Match of the Day #4: #20 Northwestern over #17 Iowa

BB55's Match of the Day #5: #13 Ole Miss over Memphis

#11 Florida State over Louisville

BB55's Match of the Day #6: #10 Alabama over #9 Texas A&M

BB55's Match of the Day #7: #19 Oklahoma over Kansas State

BB55's Match of the Day #8: #7 Michigan State over #12 Michigan

BB55's Match of the Day #9: #6 LSU over #8 Florida

#5 Clemson over Boston College

#3 TCU over Iowa State

BB55's Match of the Day #10: #14 Notre Dame over USC

BB55's Match of the Day #11: #1 Ohio State over Penn State

#4 Utah over Arizona State

Cool Papa B.
10-17-15, 04:03 PM
Nice start to the Michigan St. vs. Michigan. Both teams play hardnose defense. Real smash mouth football going on in Ann Arbor today.

Michigan St.'s issues with their special teams could be their downfall today. Should have kicked a field goal there to take the early lead. Still 0-0

Cool Papa B.
10-17-15, 07:22 PM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Did Michigan St. just do that to Michigan???????

Soriambi
10-17-15, 07:27 PM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Did Michigan St. just do that to Michigan???????

Unbelievable. That will probably go right up there with Stanford/Cal, Flutie's Hail Mary, the Auburn FG return against 'Bama, etc, in the craziest endings in NCAA history. Insane.

EvanJ
10-17-15, 07:50 PM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Did Michigan St. just do that to Michigan???????

In 2001 Michigan State also beat Michigan on the last play of regulation, and since then the schools played a triple overtime game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h50Kv5t2RJU

I have two relatives attending Michigan.

melon
10-17-15, 09:11 PM
Poor Harbaugh. He was previously victimized by Utah's Hail Mary, too.

melon
10-17-15, 09:13 PM
USC's Pat Haden collapsed on the sideline before the USC-Notre Dame game.

He was in stable condition, but is still being treated.

Cool Papa B.
10-17-15, 09:53 PM
In 2001 Michigan State also beat Michigan on the last play of regulation, and since then the schools played a triple overtime game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h50Kv5t2RJU

I have two relatives attending Michigan.


I feel sorry for the punter. He had a good game up until that play. He's getting killed on twitter right now.

Soriambi
10-17-15, 09:59 PM
I feel sorry for the punter. He had a good game up until that play. He's getting killed on twitter right now.

Yeah. That's the kind of play you have absolute nightmares about. He literally did the worst thing he could have possibly done on that play. Hopefully he's able to get past it.

Soriambi
10-17-15, 10:49 PM
Florida fans must hate Les Miles so, so much.

Soriambi
10-17-15, 11:12 PM
Go Irish!

Soriambi
10-18-15, 12:19 PM
Yesterday's MSU/Michigan game has me thinking of what the worst possible ways to lose sports games are in terms of improbability and bizarreness. Anyone have any nominees? A couple that came to mind for me were when Notre Dame lost to Michigan State a few years ago when Michigan State, down by 3, ran a fake field goal on a long field goal on the last play of the game and won, Auburn/Alabama of course, that Yankees/Mets game when Luis Castillo dropped a routine game ending pop up in the bottom of the 9th and two runs scored to win the game for the Yankees, the famous Giants/Eagles Herm Edwards game, and a handful of others. I'm mostly looking for situations when the game seems either completely won or, at most (as in the Alabama/Auburn game), the imagined worst case scenario on a given play doesn't result in a loss, but the team finds a way to lose. Don't even take the stakes/rivalries, etc, into consideration. Losing on buzzer beating four point plays in the NBA have to be up there, too.

melon
10-18-15, 02:19 PM
Yesterday's MSU/Michigan game has me thinking of what the worst possible ways to lose sports games are in terms of improbability and bizarreness. Anyone have any nominees? A couple that came to mind for me were when Notre Dame lost to Michigan State a few years ago when Michigan State, down by 3, ran a fake field goal on a long field goal on the last play of the game and won, Auburn/Alabama of course, that Yankees/Mets game when Luis Castillo dropped a routine game ending pop up in the bottom of the 9th and two runs scored to win the game for the Yankees, the famous Giants/Eagles Herm Edwards game, and a handful of others. I'm mostly looking for situations when the game seems either completely won or, at most (as in the Alabama/Auburn game), the imagined worst case scenario on a given play doesn't result in a loss, but the team finds a way to lose. Don't even take the stakes/rivalries, etc, into consideration. Losing on buzzer beating four point plays in the NBA have to be up there, too.

Because of what was at stake, and the history prior to that, the worst game was Game 6 of the '86 World Series- 10th inning with 2 outs, to be exact. I knew grown men that cried.

Also, the '86 ALCS, when Boston had an improbable comeback. This comeback is why I had no sympathy for the Red Sox in the WS....they were living on borrowed time.

Panamaniac42
10-18-15, 09:59 PM
I feel bad for the MSU player whose idiot teammates decided that the best way to celebrate was to dive on him and break his hip.

BroadwayBomber55
10-21-15, 06:12 PM
After seeing the ending between the Michigan State Spartans and Michigan Wolverines, this will really sting Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines for a while.

Some Michigan fans who give punter Kevin Cronin a lot of heat should also blame their defense as well.

Sure Cronin should've fall on the ball after a poor snap, but it should've came down to that for the Wolverines.

The Michigan defense, who kept Connor Cook and company at bay for most of the game, saw some chinks in their armor, on one drive when Michigan was up 23-14 with under 10 minutes to go. They let Cook complete a 74-yard pass to fullback Trevon Pendleton on a dump off to set up L.J. Scott's second touchdown run of the game.

Anyways, after Week 7 action, here are my 3 Up, 3 Down

3 Up
1. The American Athletic Conference - Could a non-Power 5 team have a shot at a college football playoff appearance? The AAC have three teams undefeated at 6-0 in the Temple Owls, Houston Cougars and Memphis Tigers including Memphis grabbing a scalp against then-#13 ranked Ole Miss Rebels. One of them has to stay undefeated and get a lot of help in order to reach the Final Four.

2. Wyoming Cowboys - Finally something went Craig Bohl and the Wyoming Cowboys' way in their 28-21 win over the Nevada Wolfpack for their first win of the season.

3. Notre Dame Fighting Irish - Yes, the USC Trojans played inspired football after seeing Steve Sarkisian fired inside South Bend's Notre Dame Stadium, but Brian Kelly and the Irish found another way to win. DeShone Kizer is settling into the ND offense after throwing his fifth straight 200+ passing yard game including leading a fourth-quarter rally against the Trojans.

3 Down
1. Ole Miss Rebels - After beating the then-#2 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide in their building on September 19, Hugh Freeze and the Ole Miss Rebels lost on the road to the Florida Gators and a sloppy win against the Memphis Tigers. Not a good way to gain ground on a very competitive SEC West Division.

2. Northwestern Wildcats - The Northwestern Wildcats fairy-tale start is an amoeba after two straight losses which take them to 5-2.

3. Boise State Broncos - Yikes, eight turnovers saw the Broncos doubled-up against the Utah State Aggies for their first win over Boise since 1997.

BroadwayBomber55
10-21-15, 06:13 PM
Top 25 FBS Rankings - AP Poll after Week 7
http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/1/seasontype/2/year/2015/week/8



AP Top 25
RK TEAM REC PTS TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Ohio State(28) 7-0 1428 — vs Penn State W 38-10 10/24 @ Rutgers
2 Baylor(12) 6-0 1416 — vs West Virginia W 62-38 10/24 vs Iowa State
3 Utah(16) 6-0 1362 1 vs Arizona State W 34-18 10/24 @ USC
4 TCU(3) 7-0 1338 1 @ Iowa State W 45-21 —
5 LSU(1) 6-0 1306 1 vs #8 Florida W 35-28 10/24 vs Western Kentucky
6 Clemson(1) 6-0 1252 1 vs Boston College W 34-17 10/24 @ Miami (FL)
7 Michigan State 7-0 1202 — @ #12 Michigan W 27-23 10/24 vs Indiana
8 Alabama 6-1 1133 2 @ #9 Texas A&M W 41-23 10/24 vs Tennessee
9 Florida State 6-0 1041 2 vs Louisville W 41-21 10/24 @ Georgia Tech
10 Stanford 5-1 917 5 vs #18 UCLA W 56-35 10/24 vs Washington
11 Notre Dame 6-1 898 3 vs USC W 41-31 —
12 Iowa 7-0 820 5 @ #20 Northwestern W 40-10 —
13 Florida 6-1 785 5 @ #6 LSU L 35-28 —
14 Oklahoma State 6-0 735 2 — 10/24 vs Kansas
15 Michigan 5-2 614 3 vs #7 Michigan State L 27-23 —
Texas A&M 5-1 614 6 vs #10 Alabama L 41-23 10/24 @ #24 Ole Miss
17 Oklahoma 5-1 565 2 @ Kansas State W 55-0 10/24 vs Texas Tech
18 Memphis 6-0 553 — vs #13 Ole Miss W 37-24 10/23 @ Tulsa
19 Toledo 6-0 345 3 vs Eastern Michigan W 63-20 10/24 @ Massachusetts
20 California 5-1 336 3 — 10/22 @ UCLA
21 Houston 6-0 317 3 @ Tulane W 42-7 10/24 @ UCF
22 Temple 6-0 216 — vs UCF W 30-16 10/22 @ East Carolina
23 Duke 5-1 210 2 — 10/24 @ Virginia Tech
24 Ole Miss 5-2 157 11 @ Memphis L 37-24 10/24 vs #15 Texas A&M
25 Pittsburgh 5-1 73 — @ Georgia Tech W 31-28 10/24 @ Syracuse

Dropped from rankings: UCLA 18, Northwestern 20, Boise State 21

Others receiving votes: Mississippi State 62, BYU 21, UCLA 18, North Carolina 17, Texas Tech 14, Georgia 12, Western Kentucky 11, Arizona State 10, Wisconsin 8, Boise State 8, Utah State 7, Northwestern 4

BroadwayBomber55
10-21-15, 06:13 PM
Top 25 FBS Rankings - USA Today Coaches Poll after Week 7
http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/2/seasontype/2/year/2015/week/8


Coaches Poll
RK TEAM REC PTS TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Ohio State(45) 7-0 1547 — vs Penn State W 38-10 10/24 @ Rutgers
2 Baylor(12) 6-0 1488 — vs West Virginia W 62-38 10/24 vs Iowa State
3 TCU(4) 7-0 1417 — @ Iowa State W 45-21 —
4 Michigan State 7-0 1334 — @ #14 Michigan W 27-23 10/24 vs Indiana
5 LSU(1) 6-0 1324 — vs #11 Florida W 35-28 10/24 vs Western Kentucky
6 Clemson 6-0 1271 — vs Boston College W 34-17 10/24 @ Miami (FL)
7 Utah(1) 6-0 1258 — vs Arizona State W 34-18 10/24 @ USC
8 Alabama 6-1 1123 1 @ #10 Texas A&M W 41-23 10/24 vs Tennessee
9 Florida State 6-0 1111 1 vs Louisville W 41-21 10/24 @ Georgia Tech
10 Notre Dame 6-1 924 3 vs USC W 41-31 —
11 Stanford 5-1 898 5 vs #18 UCLA W 56-35 10/24 vs Washington
12 Oklahoma State 6-0 839 3 — 10/24 vs Kansas
13 Iowa 7-0 833 4 @ #21 Northwestern W 40-10 —
14 Florida 6-1 751 3 @ #5 LSU L 35-28 —
15 Oklahoma 5-1 665 4 @ Kansas State W 55-0 10/24 vs Texas Tech
16 Texas A&M 5-1 623 6 vs #9 Alabama L 41-23 10/24 @ #23 Ole Miss
17 Memphis 6-0 544 5 vs #12 Ole Miss W 37-24 10/23 @ Tulsa
Michigan 5-2 544 3 vs #4 Michigan State L 27-23 —
19 California 5-1 370 4 — 10/22 @ UCLA
20 Toledo 6-0 322 5 vs Eastern Michigan W 63-20 10/24 @ Massachusetts
21 Duke 5-1 305 3 — 10/24 @ Virginia Tech
22 Houston 6-0 289 — @ Tulane W 42-7 10/24 @ UCF
23 Ole Miss 5-2 201 11 @ #22 Memphis L 37-24 10/24 vs #16 Texas A&M
24 Temple 6-0 163 — vs UCF W 30-16 10/22 @ East Carolina
25 Georgia 5-2 95 — vs Missouri W 9-6 —

Dropped from rankings: UCLA 18, Boise State 20, Northwestern 21

Others receiving votes: Mississippi State 38, Wisconsin 37, Pittsburgh 32, North Carolina 30, UCLA 30, Texas Tech 14, BYU 9, Navy 9, Oregon 5, Illinois 5, Western Kentucky 5, Utah State 5, Washington State 5, Northwestern 4, Marshall 3, Arizona 2, Boise State 2, Bowling Green 1

BroadwayBomber55
10-21-15, 06:14 PM
College Football Bowl Projections after Week 7
http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/13915606/college-football-bowl-projections-week-7


College Football Playoff semifinals

College Football Playoff at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Thu., Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Ohio State vs. Utah
McMurphy: Baylor vs. Stanford

College Football Playoff at the Capital One Orange Bowl

Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Thu., Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Baylor vs. Alabama
McMurphy: Clemson vs. Michigan State

College Football Playoff National Championship

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Mon., Jan. 11, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Alabama vs. Ohio State
McMurphy: Baylor vs. Michigan State

BroadwayBomber55
10-21-15, 06:16 PM
Top 25 FCS Coaches Poll After Week 7
http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/20/seasontype/2/year/2015/week/8


FCS Coaches Poll
RK TEAM REC PTS TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Coastal Carolina(15) 6-0 610 — — 10/24 @ Monmouth
2 Jacksonville State(5) 5-1 595 1 @ Tennessee Tech W 42-13 10/24 @ Austin Peay
3 James Madison(3) 7-0 569 2 @ Elon W 51-0 10/24 vs #12 Richmond
4 Illinois State(2) 5-1 566 — @ Missouri State W 38-2 10/24 vs #23 Western Illinois
5 Chattanooga 5-1 498 1 @ VMI W 33-27 10/24 @ Wofford
6 South Dakota State 5-1 492 1 @ #12 Youngstown State W 38-8 10/24 vs #25 Northern Iowa
7 Eastern Washington 3-2 452 1 @ Idaho State W 45-28 10/24 @ Northern Colorado
8 North Dakota State 4-2 439 6 vs South Dakota L 24-21 10/24 @ #21 Indiana State
9 McNeese State 6-0 425 — @ Central Arkansas W 28-13 10/24 vs Northwestern State
10 Sam Houston State 4-2 378 1 @ Abilene Christian W 49-21 10/24 vs Nicholls State
11 Fordham 6-1 374 1 vs Holy Cross W 47-41 10/24 vs Lehigh
12 Richmond 5-1 347 1 @ Rhode Island W 37-12 10/24 @ #3 James Madison
13 Portland State 5-1 342 4 vs #16 Montana State W 59-42 10/24 @ Cal Poly
14 Eastern Kentucky 4-2 311 1 @ Southeast Missouri State W 27-10 10/24 vs Tennessee State
15 Harvard 5-0 206 3 @ Lafayette W 42-0 10/24 vs Princeton
16 William & Mary 4-2 190 8 vs #20 New Hampshire W 34-18 10/24 vs Hampton
17 Youngstown State 3-3 177 5 vs #7 South Dakota State L 38-8 10/24 @ Southern Illinois
18 Montana 3-3 173 1 — 10/24 vs North Dakota
19 Montana State 3-3 155 3 @ #17 Portland State L 59-42 10/24 vs East Tennessee State
20 Charleston Southern 5-1 142 3 @ Presbyterian College W 10-7 10/24 @ Gardner-Webb
21 Indiana State 4-2 114 — vs Southern Illinois W 39-36 10/24 vs #8 North Dakota State
22 Villanova 3-3 109 2 @ Albany W 37-0 10/24 @ Towson
23 Western Illinois 4-2 99 — @ #14 Northern Iowa W 24-19 10/24 @ #4 Illinois State
24 North Carolina A&T 5-1 83 — vs Bethune-Cookman W 24-14 10/24 vs Howard
25 Northern Iowa 2-4 60 11 vs Western Illinois L 24-19 10/24 @ #6 South Dakota State

Dropped from rankings: New Hampshire 20, Southeastern Louisiana 21, Liberty 22

Others receiving votes: Dartmouth 53, New Hampshire 23, Southeastern Louisiana 22, Cal Poly 20, Liberty 17, Grambling State 16, Southern Utah 14, Jacksonville 14, The Citadel 13, Towson 5, Alcorn State 5, Bethune-Cookman 4, Furman 4, South Dakota 4, North Dakota 2, Weber State 2, Eastern Illinois 1

BroadwayBomber55
10-21-15, 06:33 PM
The remaining undefeated teams heading into Week 8...

Ohio State Buckeyes 7-0
Michigan State Spartans 7-0
Iowa Hawkeyes 7-0
TCU Horned Frogs 6-0
Baylor Bears 6-0
Oklahoma State Cowboys 6-0
Temple Owls 6-0
Memphis Tigers 6-0
Houston Cougars 6-0
Florida State Seminoles 6-0
Clemson Tigers 6-0
Utah Utes 6-0
Toledo Rockets 6-0
LSU Tigers 6-0

BroadwayBomber55
10-22-15, 09:12 PM
BB55's Top 25 FBS Picks - Week 8

Thursday October 22, 2015
#22 Temple over East Carolina

BB55's Match of the Day #1: #20 California over UCLA

Friday October 23, 2015
#18 Memphis over Tulsa

Saturday October 24, 2015
#21 Houston over UCF

#25 Pittsburgh over Syracuse

BB55's Match of the Day #2: #6 Clemson over Miami (FL)

#2 Baylor over Iowa State

#19 Toledo over Massachusetts

BB55's Match of the Day #3: #17 Oklahoma over Texas Tech

#14 Oklahoma State over Kansas

#7 Michigan State over Indiana

BB55's Match of the Day #4: #23 Duke over Virginia Tech

#8 Alabama over Tennessee

BB55's Match of the Day #5: #5 LSU over Western Kentucky

BB55's Match of the Day #6: #24 Ole Miss over #15 Texas A&M

#9 Florida State over Georgia Tech

#3 Utah over USC

#1 Ohio State over Rutgers

#10 Stanford over Washington

Soriambi
10-24-15, 10:55 PM
About as good a week off as you can have for Notre Dame this week. Their win last week is looking considerably stronger with the beatdown USC put on Utah, their loss is looking better after the total obliteration of Miami by Clemson, and even Georgia Tech doesn't look quite as weak after beating FSU. The losses by FSU and Utah will help rankings-wise too, and Texas A&M lost, which will finish them off as competition. Alabama did not impress against Tennessee, either.

The issue for them is that even if they win out, they might have trouble getting to the top 4. They play Stanford, so that's one team ahead of them, but if either OSU or Michigan State win out, they're going to be ahead of ND (obviously), if Baylor or TCU win out they're going to be, Clemson seems likely to win out, and if either LSU or Alabama end up winning the SEC they'll probably be higher, too. OSU, the Baylor vs. TCU winner, the Alabama vs. LSU winner, and/or Clemson would need to find another loss (and in OSU or Baylor's case, maybe 2). Utah might not drop too far, either, depending on the mood of the voters, so they're not out of it.

The SEC had better watch out, though, because they have a very real possibility at the moment of missing out on the CFP entirely. LSU and Bama play in two weeks. If LSU wins, they'd still need to beat Arkansas, Mississippi, and Texas A&M, plus the winner from the East, none of those being easy. Alabama would probably be better positioned, but would need to win at Mississippi State and at Auburn and then against the East winner.

BroadwayBomber55
10-24-15, 11:50 PM
That's a big blow for the Florida State Seminoles College Football Playoff chances with their loss to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets after a blocked field goal return for a touchdown as time expired.

Also, Dalvin Cook was invisible in the second-half despite GT having one of the worst run defenses in the ACC as he scampered for only 82 yards.

BroadwayBomber55
10-24-15, 11:55 PM
About as good a week off as you can have for Notre Dame this week. Their win last week is looking considerably stronger with the beatdown USC put on Utah, their loss is looking better after the total obliteration of Miami by Clemson, and even Georgia Tech doesn't look quite as weak after beating FSU. The losses by FSU and Utah will help rankings-wise too, and Texas A&M lost, which will finish them off as competition. Alabama did not impress against Tennessee, either.

The issue for them is that even if they win out, they might have trouble getting to the top 4. They play Stanford, so that's one team ahead of them, but if either OSU or Michigan State win out, they're going to be ahead of ND (obviously), if Baylor or TCU win out they're going to be, Clemson seems likely to win out, and if either LSU or Alabama end up winning the SEC they'll probably be higher, too. OSU, the Baylor vs. TCU winner, the Alabama vs. LSU winner, and/or Clemson would need to find another loss (and in OSU or Baylor's case, maybe 2). Utah might not drop too far, either, depending on the mood of the voters, so they're not out of it.

The SEC had better watch out, though, because they have a very real possibility at the moment of missing out on the CFP entirely. LSU and Bama play in two weeks. If LSU wins, they'd still need to beat Arkansas, Mississippi, and Texas A&M, plus the winner from the East, none of those being easy. Alabama would probably be better positioned, but would need to win at Mississippi State and at Auburn and then against the East winner.

ND also need the Pacific-12 Conference winner to lose another game as well. A lot of dominoes have to fall in order for the Fighting Irish to make CFP's Final Four.

Right now, I see this final four: the Big Ten winner, the winner between Baylor and TCU for the Big XII title, Clemson if they win out for the ACC crown and the SEC champion.

BroadwayBomber55
10-24-15, 11:58 PM
Another tragedy in Stillwater: Four dead in Oklahoma State Homecoming Parade crash
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/multiple-injuries-reported-crash-oklahoma-state-parade-165603260--spt.html

Soriambi
10-25-15, 12:46 PM
ND also need the Pacific-12 Conference winner to lose another game as well. A lot of dominoes have to fall in order for the Fighting Irish to make CFP's Final Four.

Right now, I see this final four: the Big Ten winner, the winner between Baylor and TCU for the Big XII title, Clemson if they win out for the ACC crown and the SEC champion.

If Utah ends up winning out and taking the Pac 12, then they'd be trouble for ND, but if Utah loses @Washington, @Arizona, vs. UCLA, or the Pac 12 title game, the Pac 12 wouldn't really be an issue for ND. If Stanford ends up winning the Pac 12 ND would be guaranteed a Pac 12 champ with a second loss, since Notre Dame would have a head to head win against them and Stanford would end up with two losses, obviously assuming ND beats Stanford. If ND doesn't beat Stanford the point is moot.

Best case scenario for ND is Georgia beating Florida next week and going on to beat the SEC West champion. Otherwise they'd need the LSU/Bama game loser to lose another game somewhere. Another possible in is the Baylor/TCU winner finding a loss somewhere, which is possible (but I think unlikely and might not even be enough), as Baylor's schedule isn't easy coming in (Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, and Texas). TCU plays West Virginia, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Baylor. I wouldn't want to count on a Baylor loss to, say, Oklahoma, dropping them low enough for ND to overtake them.

As of right now, I actually think Clemson might have the easiest path to a playoff spot. Ohio State still needs to beat Michigan State, Michigan, and probably Iowa, Baylor still needs to beat TCU and vice versa, LSU still needs to beat Bama and vice versa, Michigan State obviously would need to beat Ohio State and probably Iowa. Clemson has NC State, Florida State, Syracuse, Wake Forest, and South Carolina. With South Carolina looking as weak as they've looked, their major tests appear to be Florida State, which is at home and looks a little easier after this week, and whoever ends up winning the round robin of Pittsburgh/Duke/North Carolina.

BroadwayBomber55
10-26-15, 02:26 AM
After the action in Week 8 FBS College Football action, it's time for my 3 Up, 3 Down segment.

BB55's 3 Up/3 Down

3 Up
1. Washington State Cougars. Why? After their shocking loss to FCS school Portland State Vikings, Mike Leach's Washington State Cougars are one win away from being bowl eligible.

2. The AAC's heavy hitting trio of the Memphis Tigers, Houston Cougars and Temple Owls. Why? All three of those teams remain undefeated. However, two of them have tough assignments next week before the first set of the College Football Playoff Rankings come out.

The Owls host a Notre Dame Fighting Irish squad gunning for a CFP spot while the Cougars take on the Vanderbilt Commodores in a tricky test. The Tigers host the Tulane Green Wave.

3. USC Trojans. In the post-Steve Sarkisian era, the USC carried over their valiant fight and effort against Notre Dame into a thrashing on the #3 ranked Utah Utes over the weekend. Travis Wilson had a terrible game with four interceptions including a pick-six from Cameron Smith. A roller-coaster ride it has been for SC.

3 Down
1. Miami (FL) Hurricanes: Terrible, horrific and bludgeoned to death. That could be the final nail in Al Golden's coffin in his tenure as Miami Hurricanes head coach after the Clemson Tigers vaporized them 58-0.

2. Kansas State Wildcats: Losing 23-9 to the Texas Longhorns handed K-State their fourth straight loss. The offense was meh. Doesn't get any easier with the Baylor Bears up next in their slate.

3. New Mexico State Lobos: Time for Doug Martin to be handed the pink slip. The Troy Trojans destroyed the Lobos 52-7 giving Martin his 27th loss in 31 games in New Mexico State. That's Rich Kotite-esque.

BroadwayBomber55
10-26-15, 02:30 AM
More firings and resignings...

Fool's Gold: Miami (FL) Hurricanes fire head coach Al Golden after the Canes' blown out at home to the Clemson Tigers
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/miami-fires-coach-al-golden-a-day-after-blowout-loss-to-clemson-223949127.html

George O'Leary resigns from the Central Florida Knights; retires as head coach
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/report--ucf-coach-george-o-leary-resigns-200613305.html

BroadwayBomber55
10-26-15, 02:35 AM
Top 25 FBS Rankings after Week 8 - AP Poll
http://sports.espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/1/seasontype/2/year/2015/week/9


AP Top 25

RK TEAM REC PTS TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Ohio State(39) 8-0 1466 — @ Rutgers W 49-7 —
2 Baylor(7) 7-0 1417 — vs Iowa State W 45-27 —
3 Clemson(6) 7-0 1378 3 @ Miami (FL) W 58-0 10/31 @ NC State
4 LSU(5) 7-0 1344 1 vs Western Kentucky W 48-20 —
5 TCU(3) 7-0 1327 1 — 10/29 vs West Virginia
6 Michigan State 8-0 1250 1 vs Indiana W 52-26 —
7 Alabama(1) 7-1 1163 1 vs Tennessee W 19-14 —
8 Stanford 6-1 1062 2 vs Washington W 31-14 10/31 @ Washington State
9 Notre Dame 6-1 997 2 — 10/31 @ #21 Temple
10 Iowa 7-0 934 2 — 10/31 vs Maryland
11 Florida 6-1 867 2 — 10/31 vs Georgia
12 Oklahoma State 7-0 864 2 vs Kansas W 58-10 10/31 @ Texas Tech
13 Utah 6-1 838 10 @ USC L 42-24 10/31 vs Oregon State
14 Oklahoma 6-1 697 3 vs Texas Tech W 63-27 10/31 @ Kansas
15 Michigan 5-2 666 — — 10/31 @ Minnesota
16 Memphis 7-0 660 2 @ Tulsa W 66-42 10/31 vs Tulane
17 Florida State 6-1 571 8 @ Georgia Tech L 22-16 10/31 vs Syracuse
18 Houston 7-0 411 3 @ UCF W 59-10 10/31 vs Vanderbilt
19 Ole Miss 6-2 368 5 vs #15 Texas A&M W 23-3 10/31 @ Auburn
20 Toledo 7-0 365 1 @ Massachusetts W 51-35 —
21 Temple 7-0 307 1 @ East Carolina W 24-14 10/31 vs #9 Notre Dame
22 Duke 6-1 274 1 @ Virginia Tech W 45-43 10/31 vs Miami (FL)
23 Pittsburgh 6-1 161 2 @ Syracuse W 23-20 10/29 vs North Carolina
24 UCLA 5-2 110 — vs #20 California W 40-24 10/31 vs Colorado
25 Mississippi State 6-2 103 — vs Kentucky W 42-16 —

Dropped from rankings: Texas A&M 15, California 20

Others receiving votes: Texas A&M 73, North Carolina 46, USC 33, BYU 18, Georgia 17, Wisconsin 15, Northwestern 10, Appalachian State 6, California 5, Washington State 2

BroadwayBomber55
10-26-15, 02:36 AM
Top 25 FBS Rankings after Week 8 - USA Today Coaches Poll
http://sports.espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/2/seasontype/2/year/2015/week/9


Coaches Poll
RK TEAM REC PTS TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Ohio State(49) 8-0 1557 — @ Rutgers W 49-7 —
2 Baylor(10) 7-0 1488 — vs Iowa State W 45-27 —
3 TCU(2) 7-0 1418 — — 10/29 vs West Virginia
4 LSU(1) 7-0 1345 1 vs Western Kentucky W 48-20 —
5 Michigan State 8-0 1338 1 vs Indiana W 52-26 —
6 Clemson(1) 7-0 1323 — @ Miami (FL) W 58-0 10/31 @ NC State
7 Alabama 7-1 1196 1 vs Tennessee W 19-14 —
8 Stanford 6-1 1073 3 vs Washington W 31-14 10/31 @ Washington State
9 Notre Dame 6-1 1072 1 — 10/31 @ #22 Temple
10 Oklahoma State 7-0 972 2 vs Kansas W 58-10 10/31 @ Texas Tech
11 Iowa 7-0 929 2 — 10/31 vs Maryland
12 Florida 6-1 848 2 — 10/31 vs #23 Georgia
13 Oklahoma 6-1 809 2 vs Texas Tech W 63-27 10/31 @ Kansas
14 Utah 6-1 763 7 @ USC L 42-24 10/31 vs Oregon State
15 Florida State 6-1 647 6 @ Georgia Tech L 22-16 10/31 vs Syracuse
16 Memphis 7-0 640 1 @ Tulsa W 66-42 10/31 vs Tulane
17 Michigan 5-2 611 — — 10/31 @ Minnesota
18 Duke 6-1 393 3 @ Virginia Tech W 45-43 10/31 vs Miami (FL)
19 Houston 7-0 385 3 @ UCF W 59-10 10/31 vs Vanderbilt
20 Toledo 7-0 370 — @ Massachusetts W 51-35 —
21 Ole Miss 6-2 354 2 vs #16 Texas A&M W 23-3 10/31 @ Auburn
22 Temple 7-0 277 2 @ East Carolina W 24-14 10/31 vs #9 Notre Dame
23 Georgia 5-2 116 2 — 10/31 vs #12 Florida
24 Pittsburgh 6-1 111 — @ Syracuse W 23-20 10/29 vs North Carolina
25 UCLA 5-2 95 — vs #19 California W 40-24 10/31 vs Colorado

Dropped from rankings: Texas A&M 16, California 19

Others receiving votes: Texas A&M 89, Mississippi State 70, North Carolina 55, Wisconsin 36, California 17, Navy 15, USC 14, Northwestern 14, BYU 11, Washington State 11, Oregon 11, Marshall 1, Boise State 1

BroadwayBomber55
10-26-15, 02:38 AM
FBS Bowl Projections after Week 8
http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/13968797/college-football-bowl-projections-week-8


College Football Playoff semifinals

College Football Playoff at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Thu., Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Alabama vs. Ohio State
McMurphy: Baylor vs. Stanford

College Football Playoff at the Capital One Orange Bowl

Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Thu., Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Baylor vs. Clemson
McMurphy: Clemson vs. Michigan State

College Football Playoff National Championship

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Mon., Jan. 11, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Alabama vs. Clemson
McMurphy: Baylor vs. Michigan State

BroadwayBomber55
10-30-15, 02:33 AM
Top 25 FCS Rankings after Week 8 - FCS Coaches Poll
http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/20/seasontype/2/year/2015/week/9



FCS Coaches Poll
RK TEAM REC PTS TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Coastal Carolina(15) 7-0 632 — @ Monmouth W 23-20 10/31 @ #19 Charleston Southern
2 Jacksonville State(8) 6-1 629 — @ Austin Peay W 27-7 10/31 vs #14 Eastern Kentucky
3 Illinois State(3) 6-1 605 1 vs #23 Western Illinois W 48-28 10/31 vs #23 Indiana State
4 Chattanooga 6-1 559 1 @ Wofford W 20-17 10/31 vs Western Carolina
5 Eastern Washington 5-2 513 2 @ Northern Colorado W 43-41 10/31 vs Weber State
6 North Dakota State 5-2 498 2 @ #21 Indiana State W 28-14 10/31 @ Southern Illinois
7 McNeese State 7-0 491 2 vs Northwestern State W 47-27 10/31 @ Abilene Christian
8 Richmond 6-1 453 4 @ #3 James Madison W 59-49 10/31 vs Albany
9 James Madison 7-1 417 6 vs #12 Richmond L 59-49 10/31 @ #15 William & Mary
10 Sam Houston State 5-2 416 — vs Nicholls State W 37-7 10/31 vs Texas A&M-Commerce
11 Fordham 7-1 385 — vs Lehigh W 59-42 10/31 @ Colgate
12 Portland State 6-1 370 1 @ Cal Poly W 38-35 10/31 vs #17 Montana
13 South Dakota State 5-2 342 7 vs #25 Northern Iowa L 10-7 10/31 @ Missouri State
14 Eastern Kentucky 5-2 328 — vs Tennessee State W 45-21 10/31 @ #2 Jacksonville State
15 William & Mary 5-2 277 1 vs Hampton W 40-7 10/31 vs #9 James Madison
16 Harvard 6-0 259 1 vs Princeton W 42-7 10/30 vs #22 Dartmouth
17 Montana 4-3 216 1 vs North Dakota W 42-16 10/31 @ #12 Portland State
18 Montana State 4-3 208 1 vs East Tennessee State W 63-7 10/31 @ North Dakota
19 Charleston Southern 6-1 172 1 @ Gardner-Webb W 34-0 10/31 vs #1 Coastal Carolina
20 North Carolina A&T 6-1 142 4 vs Howard W 65-14 10/31 @ Florida A&M
21 Northern Iowa 3-4 112 4 @ #6 South Dakota State W 10-7 10/31 vs South Dakota
22 Dartmouth 6-0 57 — vs Columbia W 13-9 10/30 @ #16 Harvard
23 Indiana State 4-3 55 2 vs #8 North Dakota State L 28-14 10/31 @ #3 Illinois State
24 Southern Utah 5-2 51 — @ UC Davis W 34-6 10/31 vs Cal Poly
Youngstown State 3-4 51 7 @ Southern Illinois L 38-31 10/31 @ Western Illinois

Dropped from rankings: Villanova 22, Western Illinois 23

Others receiving votes: The Citadel 50, Western Illinois 46, Grambling State 29, Southeastern Louisiana 18, Bethune-Cookman 14, Towson 11, Villanova 9, South Dakota 8, Eastern Illinois 7, Liberty 7, New Hampshire 4, Alcorn State 3, Delaware 3, Central Arkansas 2, Tennessee-Martin 1

ruthianblast
10-31-15, 02:08 PM
JT Barrett gets an OVI. Literally no excuse for that in Columbus.

Suspended 1 game, which shouldn't matter as the Buckeyes should win that game no problem without him. Appropriate or too short?

Soriambi
10-31-15, 02:29 PM
JT Barrett gets an OVI. Literally no excuse for that in Columbus.

Suspended 1 game, which shouldn't matter as the Buckeyes should win that game no problem without him. Appropriate or too short?

It's probably too short especially since I believe he tried to evade the traffic stop, but to be honest, at this point I'm kind of numb to player discipline for off field actions in the NFL and NCAA.

BroadwayBomber55
10-31-15, 05:19 PM
BB55's Top 25 FBS Picks - Week 9

Thursday October 29, 2015
#5 TCU over West Virginia

BB55's Match of the Day #1: North Carolina over #23 Pittsburgh

Saturday October 31, 2015
#17 Florida State over Syracuse

#19 Ole Miss over Auburn

#24 UCLA over Colorado

BB55's Match of the Day #2: #11 Florida over Georgia

#3 Clemson over North Carolina State

#15 Oklahoma over Kansas

BB55's Match of the Day #3: #12 Oklahoma State over Texas Tech

#10 Iowa over Maryland

BB55's Match of the Day #4: #15 Michigan over Minnesota

#16 Memphis over Tulane

#22 Duke over Miami (FL)

#18 Houston over Vanderbilt

#13 Utah over Oregon State

BB55's Match of the Day #5: #9 Notre Dame over #21 Temple

BB55's Match of the Day #6: #8 Stanford over Washington State

melon
10-31-15, 08:12 PM
It's probably too short especially since I believe he tried to evade the traffic stop, but to be honest, at this point I'm kind of numb to player discipline for off field actions in the NFL and NCAA.

Did he really have Cardale Jones as his passenger?

Soriambi
10-31-15, 09:05 PM
Did he really have Cardale Jones as his passenger?

I heard something about Jones but I thought it said Jones was the one who picked him up and drove him home. I haven't read that much about it, though. Maybe.

melon
10-31-15, 09:50 PM
I heard something about Jones but I thought it said Jones was the one who picked him up and drove him home. I haven't read that much about it, though. Maybe.

Yes, you are correct.

(fwiw, he was slightly above .08, and he's under the legal age)

BroadwayBomber55
10-31-15, 11:02 PM
Okay California Golden Bears with the Stanford Band Play, eat your heart out.

The Miami Hurricanes pulled off one of the greatest plays in one of the craziest finishes in college football in their win over the Duke Bluedevils.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynVHVH5AOPc

BroadwayBomber55
10-31-15, 11:14 PM
So far, two Top 25 FBS ranked teams went down and it the #23 ranked Pittsburgh Panthers to the North Carolina Tar Heels and the #22 Duke Bluedevils were Stanford Band Played by the Miami Hurricanes.

#15 ranked Michigan Wolverines used a goal-line stand to outlast the Minnesota Golden Gophers in Tracy Claeys' interim coaching debut taking over for Jerry Kill who had to retire from coaching after suffering another seizure and health problems.
http://www.twincities.com/gophers/ci_29035340/gophers-football-coach-jerry-kill-retires-citing-health

#11 ranked Florida Gators whooped the Georgia Bulldogs while the #19 ranked Ole Miss Rebels moved another step closer to winning the SEC West after their win over the Auburn Tigers.

Two of the American Athletic Conference's undefeated trio stayed undefeated in blowout fashion in the #16 ranked Memphis Tigers and #18 ranked Houston Cougars.

#12 ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys posted a 70-spot in a 123-point shootout against the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

#17 Florida State Seminoles, #14 Oklahoma Sooners, #24 UCLA Bruins, #3 Clemson Tigers, #10 Iowa Hawkeyes and #13 Utah Utes are also among the winners.

BroadwayBomber55
10-31-15, 11:45 PM
A huge win for the #9 ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish as they handed the #21 ranked Temple Owls their first loss of the season in Philly in a 24-20 squeaker.

Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer threw two picks, but threw his only touchdown of the game, the game-winner to Will Fuller from 17 yards out with 2:09 to go in the fourth.

The ND defense allowed 279 yards in the win.

melon
10-31-15, 11:50 PM
Okay California Golden Bears with the Stanford Band Play, eat your heart out.

The Miami Hurricanes pulled off one of the greatest plays in one of the craziest finishes in college football in their win over the Duke Bluedevils.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynVHVH5AOPc

Omg, that is the craziest finish that I have ever seen to end a game.

BroadwayBomber55
10-31-15, 11:57 PM
Here's the complete clip with video review...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdY1ys4o8Yo

Soriambi
10-31-15, 11:58 PM
Omg, that is the craziest finish that I have ever seen to end a game.

It's up there, but I don't know if it even beats the MSU/Michigan ending from two weeks ago. I wonder if there have ever been three straight weeks with endings like MSU/Michigan, FSU/Georgia Tech, and now Miami/Duke. Those are usually the kind of crazy endings you see once a season if that.

BroadwayBomber55
10-31-15, 11:58 PM
Omg, that is the craziest finish that I have ever seen to end a game.

You should take a look at this crazy lateral finish by Trinity University against Millsap

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7oF4ZDigjM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHbzQoXuxdU

BroadwayBomber55
11-01-15, 12:59 AM
With the Notre Dame Fighting Irish handing the Temple Owls their first loss of the season, here are the remaining unbeatens as we head into the first slate of the CFP rankings...

Ohio State Buckeyes 8-0
Baylor Bears 7-0
Clemson Tigers 8-0
LSU Tigers 7-0
TCU Horned Frogs 8-0
Oklahoma State Cowboys 8-0
Iowa Hawkeyes 8-0
Michigan State Spartans 8-0
Memphis Tigers 8-0
Houston Cougars 8-0
Toledo Rockets 7-0

Soriambi
11-01-15, 09:19 AM
With the Notre Dame Fighting Irish handing the Temple Owls their first loss of the season, here are the remaining unbeatens as we head into the first slate of the CFP rankings...

Ohio State Buckeyes 8-0
Baylor Bears 7-0
Clemson Tigers 8-0
LSU Tigers 7-0
TCU Horned Frogs 8-0
Oklahoma State Cowboys 8-0
Iowa Hawkeyes 8-0
Michigan State Spartans 8-0
Memphis Tigers 8-0
Houston Cougars 8-0
Toledo Rockets 7-0

It's looking fairly inevitable that we'll have 4 (or maybe 3) unbeaten teams, one of which (the mid-major) will be left out of the playoff in favor of one (or two) 1 loss teams.

JDPNYY
11-01-15, 11:26 AM
Here's the complete clip with video review...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdY1ys4o8Yo

I guess they turned off the block in the back penalty for that play.

trentonthunder
11-01-15, 11:34 AM
It's looking fairly inevitable that we'll have 4 (or maybe 3) unbeaten teams, one of which (the mid-major) will be left out of the playoff in favor of one (or two) 1 loss teams.


It's usually never that easy.

melon
11-01-15, 01:30 PM
This clip of the final play in the Hurricanes game won't hurt your eyes as much....



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrtDZxDNoaI

BroadwayBomber55
11-02-15, 11:55 AM
After another week of FBS College Football action in the books, here's my 3 Up/3 Down for this week...

3 Up
1. The North Texas Mean Green and the New Mexico State Aggies. Why? Those two teams had their monkey off their back as both of them grabbed their first wins of the season.
2. Memphis Tigers and Houston Cougars. Why? The two remaining undefeated teams in the American Athletic Conference kept their "0."
3. Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Why? Handed Temple their first loss of the season as Brian Kelly's squad need some more help in order to make the College Football Playoffs.

3 Down
1. Nebraska Cornhuskers. Why? Their fifth heartbreaking and frustrating loss of the season after their 55-45 loss to the Purdue Boilermakers. Will a 3-9 season be coming in Mike Riley's first year in UNL?
2. West Virginia Mountaineers. Why? WVU is 3-4 overall and winless in Big XII Conference play. Will they miss out on a bowl game?
3. Georgia Bulldogs. Why? Quarterback problems. Greyson Lambert benched. Faton Bauta was horrible against the Florida Gators. A mess for Mark Richt's offense who are struggling without RB Nick Chubb.

BroadwayBomber55
11-02-15, 11:57 AM
Top 25 FBS Rankings after Week 9 - AP Poll
http://sports.espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/1/seasontype/2/year/2015/week/10



AP Top 25

RK TEAM REC PTS TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Ohio State(39) 8-0 1465 — — 11/7 vs Minnesota
2 Baylor(6) 7-0 1408 — — 11/5 @ Kansas State
3 Clemson(6) 8-0 1381 — @ NC State W 56-41 11/7 vs #17 Florida State
4 LSU(5) 7-0 1346 — — 11/7 @ #7 Alabama
5 TCU(4) 8-0 1336 — vs West Virginia W 40-10 11/7 @ #12 Oklahoma State
6 Michigan State 8-0 1249 — — 11/7 @ Nebraska
7 Alabama(1) 7-1 1160 — — 11/7 vs #4 LSU
8 Notre Dame 7-1 1019 1 @ #21 Temple W 24-20 11/7 @ Pittsburgh
9 Stanford 7-1 1014 1 @ Washington State W 30-28 11/7 @ Colorado
10 Iowa 8-0 954 — vs Maryland W 31-15 11/7 @ Indiana
11 Florida 7-1 923 — vs Georgia W 27-3 11/7 vs Vanderbilt
12 Oklahoma State 8-0 879 — @ Texas Tech W 70-53 11/7 vs #5 TCU
13 Utah 7-1 809 — vs Oregon State W 27-12 11/7 @ Washington
14 Oklahoma 7-1 712 — @ Kansas W 62-7 11/7 vs Iowa State
15 Memphis 8-0 683 1 vs Tulane W 41-13 11/7 vs Navy
16 Michigan 6-2 613 1 @ Minnesota W 29-26 11/7 vs Rutgers
17 Florida State 7-1 571 — vs Syracuse W 45-21 11/7 @ #3 Clemson
18 Houston 8-0 466 — vs Vanderbilt W 34-0 11/7 vs Cincinnati
19 Ole Miss 7-2 414 — @ Auburn W 27-19 11/7 vs Arkansas
20 Toledo 7-0 366 — — 11/3 vs Northern Illinois
21 North Carolina 7-1 248 — @ #23 Pittsburgh W 26-19 11/7 vs Duke
22 UCLA 6-2 190 2 vs Colorado W 35-31 11/7 @ Oregon State
23 Temple 7-1 175 2 vs #9 Notre Dame L 24-20 11/6 @ SMU
24 Mississippi State 6-2 144 1 — 11/5 @ Missouri
25 Texas A&M 6-2 101 — vs South Carolina W 35-28 11/7 vs Auburn

Dropped from rankings: Duke 22, Pittsburgh 23

Others receiving votes: Wisconsin 64, USC 57, BYU 27, Northwestern 21, Duke 7, Penn State 5, Boise State 4, Appalachian State 4, California 4, Tennessee 2, Pittsburgh 2, Washington State 1, Navy 1

BroadwayBomber55
11-02-15, 11:58 AM
Top 25 FBS Rankings after Week 9 - USA Today Coaches Poll
http://sports.espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/2/seasontype/2/year/2015/week/10


Coaches Poll

RK TEAM REC PTS TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Ohio State(48) 8-0 1574 — — 11/7 vs Minnesota
2 Baylor(9) 7-0 1481 — — 11/5 @ Kansas State
3 TCU(4) 8-0 1441 — vs West Virginia W 40-10 11/7 @ #10 Oklahoma State
4 LSU(1) 7-0 1388 — — 11/7 @ #7 Alabama
5 Clemson(2) 8-0 1377 1 @ NC State W 56-41 11/7 vs #15 Florida State
6 Michigan State 8-0 1337 1 — 11/7 @ Nebraska
7 Alabama 7-1 1223 — — 11/7 vs #4 LSU
8 Stanford 7-1 1069 — @ Washington State W 30-28 11/7 @ Colorado
9 Notre Dame 7-1 1068 — @ #22 Temple W 24-20 11/7 @ Pittsburgh
10 Oklahoma State 8-0 978 — @ Texas Tech W 70-53 11/7 vs #3 TCU
11 Iowa 8-0 968 — vs Maryland W 31-15 11/7 @ Indiana
12 Florida 7-1 942 — vs #23 Georgia W 27-3 11/7 vs Vanderbilt
13 Oklahoma 7-1 819 — @ Kansas W 62-7 11/7 vs Iowa State
14 Utah 7-1 770 — vs Oregon State W 27-12 11/7 @ Washington
15 Florida State 7-1 693 — vs Syracuse W 45-21 11/7 @ #5 Clemson
16 Memphis 8-0 652 — vs Tulane W 41-13 11/7 vs Navy
17 Michigan 6-2 587 — @ Minnesota W 29-26 11/7 vs Rutgers
18 Houston 8-0 505 1 vs Vanderbilt W 34-0 11/7 vs Cincinnati
19 Ole Miss 7-2 436 2 @ Auburn W 27-19 11/7 vs Arkansas
20 Toledo 7-0 396 — — 11/3 vs Northern Illinois
21 North Carolina 7-1 215 — @ #24 Pittsburgh W 26-19 11/7 vs Duke
22 UCLA 6-2 199 3 vs Colorado W 35-31 11/7 @ Oregon State
23 Temple 7-1 164 1 vs #9 Notre Dame L 24-20 11/6 @ SMU
24 Texas A&M 6-2 148 — vs South Carolina W 35-28 11/7 vs Auburn
25 Mississippi State 6-2 104 — — 11/5 @ Missouri

Dropped from rankings: Duke 18, Georgia 23, Pittsburgh 24

Others receiving votes: Wisconsin 88, Navy 42, Duke 31, USC 20, BYU 19, Northwestern 15, Oregon 14, Pittsburgh 9, Penn State 8, Boise State 7, Marshall 5, Washington State 4, Western Kentucky 3, Appalachian State 1

melon
11-03-15, 06:35 PM
Regarding the finish in the Miami/Duke game....



The ACC announced Sunday it has suspended the on-field officiating crew as well as the replay official and communicator for two games following errors on the final wild play that gave Miami a 30-27 win over Duke on Saturday.


The ACC acknowledged a series of errors during the play, which featured eight laterals off a Duke kickoff and ended with a 91-yard touchdown run by the Hurricanes' Corn Elder.

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/14026475/acc-suspends-field-officials-replay-officials-wild-miami-duke-finish

Soriambi
11-03-15, 07:25 PM
The CFB Playoff Committee thoroughly disagrees, one could say, with the AP and Coaches rankings:

1. Clemson
2. LSU
3. Ohio State
4. Alabama

5. Notre Dame
6. Baylor
7. Michigan State
8. TCU
9. Iowa
10. Florida

I like their rankings better than the other two.

Cool Papa B.
11-03-15, 08:26 PM
The CFB Playoff Committee thoroughly disagrees, one could say, with the AP and Coaches rankings:

1. Clemson
2. LSU
3. Ohio State
4. Alabama

5. Notre Dame
6. Baylor
7. Michigan State
8. TCU
9. Iowa
10. Florida

I like their rankings better than the other two.


No way should Norte Dame be ranked over the 6-10 teams IMO. Looks like the committee is going to give ND every chance to get into the CFB and they consider them better than Baylor, TCU or any Big 12 team. Big 12 better bite the bullet and have a conference championship game.

Soriambi
11-03-15, 08:33 PM
No way should Norte Dame be ranked over the 6-10 teams IMO. Looks like the committee is going to give ND every chance to get into the CFB and they consider them better than Baylor, TCU or any Big 12 team. Big 12 better bite the bullet and have a conference championship game.

I think Baylor probably got hurt by the injury to the QB. If I was voting, I probably would have gone Clemson, LSU, OSU, Baylor, TCU, Alabama, ND, MSU, Florida, and Iowa. That being said, I'm certainly not complaining.

Cool Papa B.
11-03-15, 08:44 PM
I think Baylor probably got hurt by the injury to the QB. If I was voting, I probably would have gone Clemson, LSU, OSU, Baylor, TCU, Alabama, ND, MSU, Florida, and Iowa. That being said, I'm certainly not complaining.



As talented as ND is, they aren't as good as the 6-10 teams IMO. I know this is just the first cfp rankings and a lot can and will change in the next 5 weeks, but wow they're giving ND too much love

melon
11-03-15, 11:06 PM
Pac 12 in danger of getting shut out of the playoffs....

BroadwayBomber55
11-03-15, 11:57 PM
I say like this...

1. Clemson
2. LSU
3. Ohio State
4. TCU

5. Baylor
6. Alabama
7. Michigan State
8. Notre Dame
9. Iowa
10. Florida

BroadwayBomber55
11-04-15, 12:05 AM
BB55's Top 25 FBS Picks - Week 10

Tuesday November 3, 2015
BB55's Match of the Day #1: Northern Illinois over #24 Toledo

Thursday November 5, 2015
#20 Mississippi State over Missouri

#22 Temple over Southern Methodist

Saturday November 7, 2015
#10 Florida over Vanderbilt

BB55's Match of the Day #2: #5 Notre Dame over Pittsburgh

BB55's Match of the Day #3: Penn State over #21 Northwestern

#11 Stanford over Colorado

#18 Ole Miss over Arkansas

BB55's Match of the Day #4: #1 Clemson over #16 Florida State

BB55's Match of the Day #5: #8 TCU over #14 Oklahoma State

#9 Iowa over Indiana

#17 Michigan over Rutgers

BB55's Match of the Day #6: #25 Houston over Cincinnati

#23 UCLA over Oregon State

#7 Michigan State over Nebraska

#15 Oklahoma over Iowa State

BB55's Match of the Day #7: #13 Memphis over Navy

#12 Utah over Washington

#19 Texas A&M over Auburn

#3 Ohio State over Minnesota

BB55's Match of the Day #8: #4 Alabama over #2 LSU

Cool Papa B.
11-04-15, 10:30 AM
I say like this...

1. Clemson
2. LSU
3. Ohio State
4. TCU

5. Baylor
6. Alabama
7. Michigan State
8. Notre Dame
9. Iowa
10. Florida


Mine is:


1. Ohio State
2. Baylor
3. LSU
4. Clemson

5. TCU
6. Alabama
7. Michigan State
8. Florida
9. Notre Dame
10. Iowa

Soriambi
11-05-15, 04:50 PM
As talented as ND is, they aren't as good as the 6-10 teams IMO. I know this is just the first cfp rankings and a lot can and will change in the next 5 weeks, but wow they're giving ND too much love

I don't know, their only loss was by 2 (failed 2 pt conversion) on the road to #1. I think they have a pretty strong case for being around where they are.

Cool Papa B.
11-06-15, 06:00 PM
Florida State vs. Clemson; TCU vs. Oklahoma State (both undefeated); LSU vs. Alabama....College football is chock full of great games this weekend....

Cool Papa B.
11-06-15, 06:06 PM
I don't know, their only loss was by 2 (failed 2 pt conversion) on the road to #1. I think they have a pretty strong case for being around where they are.

ND's 1 loss and overall weak schedule is not more impressive than TCU, Baylor & Michigan State's undefeated record. Actually Florida's 1 loss record(lost to LSU) is more impressive than ND IMO.

Soriambi
11-06-15, 07:59 PM
ND's 1 loss and overall weak schedule is not more impressive than TCU, Baylor & Michigan State's undefeated record. Actually Florida's 1 loss record(lost to LSU) is more impressive than ND IMO.

I think there are arguments for TCU, Baylor, and even Florida being above ND, but disagree on Michigan State. Their win against Michigan was one of the all time greatest flukes in sports history, and I don't give them a heck of a lot of credit for that win. I think ND's loss to Clemson was a more impressive result than Michigan State's win against Michigan. Michigan State also barely beat Purdue and Rutgers, and their win at home against Oregon doesn't seem nearly as impressive now as it did then since Oregon is no great shakes this year.

According to the Sagarin rankings (one of the ones that used to be counted in the BCS computer rankings), ND's schedule so far is #16 in the country. Michigan State's is 59th. Baylor's is 104th*, TCU's is 53rd, and Florida's is 15th.

*Doesn't include the Kansas State game from yesterday.

Based on actual body of work so far this season, I think ND at 5 is defensible, though, like I said, I probably personally would have had them down a couple of spots.

NyQuil
11-07-15, 03:20 PM
A couple absolute joke penalties keeping Vanderbilt alive against Florida.

Soriambi
11-07-15, 07:29 PM
Arkansas' win over Ole Miss is another contender for wildest finish of the year, as they convert a 4th and 25 in overtime on a Hail Mary lateral (for lack of a better explanation), then go for two to win, get stopped but have Ole Miss called for a penalty, then convert the two to win.

BroadwayBomber55
11-08-15, 08:25 PM
And then there were six...
Six teams kept their "0" intact after a Week 10 which showed some clear spots in the CFP Picture.

Here is my 3 Up, 3 Down for this week in FBS College Football Action

1. Iowa. Why? The Iowa Hawkeyes remain undefeated at 9-0 after a 35-27 win over the Indiana Hoosiers. The last time Kirk Ferentz's squad started 9-0? 2009 before finishing the season at 10-2 and capping off the Orange Bowl victory over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. With three games remaining against the Minnesota Golden Gophers, Purdue Boilermakers and Nebraska Cornhuskers, it is a big opportunity for Iowa to go undefeated heading into the Big Ten Conference Championship Game as the Big Ten West Division winner.

2. Nebraska. Why? Speaking of the Cornhuskers, it has been a very rough and heartbreaking first year for Mike Riley as UNL head coach. Coming into the game against #6 ranked and undefeated Michigan State Spartans, Nebraska had a 1-5 record in games decided by eight points or less (one possession). But the Cornhuskers grabbed their first scalp under Riley with a 39-38 victory in Lincoln with UNL starting QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. scoring four offensive touchdowns.

3. Florida. Why? Congratulations to Jim McElwain in his first year as Florida Gators head coach. The former Colorado State Rams boss led the Gators to the SEC East Division title and await the winner of the heavy-hitting SEC West Division.

3 Down
1. Georgia. Why? Is this it for Mark Richt? Sure, the Georgia Bulldogs won six SEC East Division titles and two SEC conference titles under Richt and he has a trying year without their main offensive weapon in megastar RB Nick Chubb and a quarterback roulette, but friction is setting in Athens with Richt not signing his contract extension.

2. Texas A&M. Why? QB problems plagued the Texas A&M Aggies all year and it showed up again in their 26-10 loss to the Auburn Tigers. Kyler Murray was 13/23 passing for 105 yards and three picks. The defense was awful with Jeremy Johnson completing 13 of 17 passes for 132 yards and a score and Jovon Robinson adding 159 yards and a major off 27 carries.

3. California. Why? So much for their 5-0 start. Sonny Dykes and company felt the deja vu a la 2007 all over again when the 2015 California Golden Bears lost their fourth straight game a 44-28 defeat to the Oregon Ducks inside Eugene's Autzen Stadium. The 2007 Golden Bears under Jeff Tedford started 5-0, but when on to lose six of seven games before recovering to edge the Air Force Falcons in the Armed Forces Bowl.

The 2015 team has games against the Oregon State Beavers, Stanford Cardinal in the Big Game and the Arizona State Sundevils. They need one more win to be bowl eligible, but their defense needs to ease the burden off Jared Goff where they have given up a total of 141 points during their four-game losing streak.

BroadwayBomber55
11-08-15, 08:27 PM
Remaining FBS undefeated teams

Clemson Tigers (9-0)
Houston Cougars (9-0)
Ohio State Buckeyes (9-0)
Iowa Hawkeyes (9-0)
Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-0)
Baylor Bears (8-0)

BroadwayBomber55
11-08-15, 08:29 PM
Top 25 FBS Polls - AP Poll after Week 10
http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/1/seasontype/2/year/2015/week/11


AP Top 25
RK TEAM REC PTS TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Clemson(31) 9-0 1489 2 vs #17 Florida State W 23-13 11/14 @ Syracuse
2 Ohio State(26) 9-0 1460 1 vs Minnesota W 28-14 11/14 @ Illinois
3 Alabama(2) 8-1 1376 4 vs #4 LSU W 30-16 11/14 @ #20 Mississippi State
4 Baylor(2) 8-0 1351 2 @ Kansas State W 31-24 11/14 vs #12 Oklahoma
5 Oklahoma State 9-0 1256 7 vs #5 TCU W 49-29 11/14 @ Iowa State
6 Notre Dame 8-1 1219 2 @ Pittsburgh W 42-30 11/14 vs Wake Forest
7 Stanford 8-1 1144 2 @ Colorado W 42-10 11/14 vs Oregon
8 Iowa 9-0 1091 2 @ Indiana W 35-27 11/14 vs Minnesota
9 LSU 7-1 1050 5 @ #7 Alabama L 30-16 11/14 vs Arkansas
10 Utah 8-1 900 3 @ Washington W 34-23 11/14 @ Arizona
11 Florida 8-1 887 — vs Vanderbilt W 9-7 11/14 @ South Carolina
12 Oklahoma 8-1 858 2 vs Iowa State W 52-16 11/14 @ #4 Baylor
13 TCU 8-1 841 8 @ #12 Oklahoma State L 49-29 11/14 vs Kansas
14 Michigan State 8-1 807 8 @ Nebraska L 39-38 11/14 vs Maryland
15 Michigan 7-2 684 1 vs Rutgers W 49-16 11/14 @ Indiana
16 Houston 9-0 561 2 vs Cincinnati W 33-30 11/14 vs #25 Memphis
17 North Carolina 8-1 506 4 vs Duke W 66-31 11/14 vs Miami (FL)
18 UCLA 7-2 403 4 @ Oregon State W 41-0 11/14 vs Washington State
19 Florida State 7-2 379 2 @ #3 Clemson L 23-13 11/14 vs NC State
20 Mississippi State 7-2 357 4 @ Missouri W 31-13 11/14 vs #3 Alabama
21 Temple 8-1 310 2 @ SMU W 60-40 11/14 @ South Florida
22 Navy 7-1 218 — @ #15 Memphis W 45-20 11/14 vs SMU
23 Wisconsin 8-2 183 — @ Maryland W 31-24 —
24 Northwestern 7-2 177 — vs Penn State W 23-21 11/14 vs Purdue
25 Memphis 8-1 137 10 vs Navy L 45-20 11/14 @ #16 Houston

Dropped from rankings: Ole Miss 19, Toledo 20, Texas A&M 25

Others receiving votes: USC 104, BYU 35, Ole Miss 22, Texas A&M 6, Boise State 6, Toledo 4, Washington State 2, Western Kentucky 2

BroadwayBomber55
11-08-15, 08:30 PM
Top 25 FBS Polls - USA Today Coaches Poll after Week 10
http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/2/seasontype/2/year/2015/week/11


Coaches Poll
RK TEAM REC PTS TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Ohio State(34) 9-0 1526 — vs Minnesota W 28-14 11/14 @ Illinois
2 Clemson(21) 9-0 1511 3 vs #15 Florida State W 23-13 11/14 @ Syracuse
3 Baylor(5) 8-0 1439 1 @ Kansas State W 31-24 11/14 vs #11 Oklahoma
4 Alabama(3) 8-1 1410 3 vs #4 LSU W 30-16 11/14 @ #20 Mississippi State
5 Oklahoma State 9-0 1267 5 vs #3 TCU W 49-29 11/14 @ Iowa State
6 Notre Dame 8-1 1234 3 @ Pittsburgh W 42-30 11/14 vs Wake Forest
7 Stanford 8-1 1197 1 @ Colorado W 42-10 11/14 vs Oregon
8 Iowa 9-0 1119 3 @ Indiana W 35-27 11/14 vs Minnesota
9 LSU 7-1 1023 5 @ #7 Alabama L 30-16 11/14 vs Arkansas
10 Florida 8-1 949 2 vs Vanderbilt W 9-7 11/14 @ South Carolina
11 Oklahoma 8-1 936 2 vs Iowa State W 52-16 11/14 @ #3 Baylor
12 TCU 8-1 898 9 @ #10 Oklahoma State L 49-29 11/14 vs Kansas
13 Utah 8-1 862 1 @ Washington W 34-23 11/14 @ Arizona
14 Michigan State 8-1 849 8 @ Nebraska L 39-38 11/14 vs Maryland
15 Michigan 7-2 683 2 vs Rutgers W 49-16 11/14 @ Indiana
16 Houston 9-0 577 2 vs Cincinnati W 33-30 11/14 vs #25 Memphis
17 North Carolina 8-1 524 4 vs Duke W 66-31 11/14 vs Miami (FL)
18 UCLA 7-2 413 4 @ Oregon State W 41-0 11/14 vs Washington State
Florida State 7-2 413 3 @ #5 Clemson L 23-13 11/14 vs NC State
20 Mississippi State 7-2 356 5 @ Missouri W 31-13 11/14 vs #4 Alabama
21 Temple 8-1 323 2 @ SMU W 60-40 11/14 @ South Florida
22 Wisconsin 8-2 227 — @ Maryland W 31-24 —
23 Navy 7-1 212 — @ #16 Memphis W 45-20 11/14 vs SMU
24 Northwestern 7-2 166 — vs Penn State W 23-21 11/14 vs Purdue
25 Memphis 8-1 147 9 vs Navy L 45-20 11/14 @ #16 Houston

Dropped from rankings: Ole Miss 19, Toledo 20, Texas A&M 24

Others receiving votes: USC 57, BYU 40, Ole Miss 27, Oregon 25, Washington State 20, Texas A&M 10, Boise State 9, Toledo 8, Western Kentucky 7, Georgia 5, Arkansas 2, Appalachian State 2, Bowling Green 1, Pittsburgh 1

BroadwayBomber55
11-08-15, 08:34 PM
BB55's Week 2 CFP Projections - Top 10

Top 4
1. Ohio State
2. Alabama
3. Clemson
4. Baylor

Other 6 of the Top 10
5. Notre Dame
6. Iowa
7. Oklahoma State
8. Stanford
9. Michigan State
10. Utah

BroadwayBomber55
11-10-15, 09:57 PM
College Football Playoff - Week 2 Rankings
http://sports.espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/21/seasontype/2/year/2015/week/11


RK TEAM REC TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Clemson 9-0 — vs #16 Florida State W 23-13 11/14 @ Syracuse
2 Alabama 8-1 2 vs #2 LSU W 30-16 11/14 @ #17 Mississippi State
3 Ohio State 9-0 — vs Minnesota W 28-14 11/14 @ Illinois
4 Notre Dame 8-1 1 @ Pittsburgh W 42-30 11/14 vs Wake Forest

5 Iowa 9-0 4 @ Indiana W 35-27 11/14 vs Minnesota
6 Baylor 8-0 — @ Kansas State W 31-24 11/14 vs #12 Oklahoma
7 Stanford 8-1 4 @ Colorado W 42-10 11/14 vs Oregon
8 Oklahoma State 9-0 6 vs #8 TCU W 49-29 11/14 @ Iowa State
9 LSU 7-1 7 @ #4 Alabama L 30-16 11/14 vs Arkansas
10 Utah 8-1 2 @ Washington W 34-23 11/14 @ Arizona
11 Florida 8-1 1 vs Vanderbilt W 9-7 11/14 @ South Carolina
12 Oklahoma 8-1 3 vs Iowa State W 52-16 11/14 @ #6 Baylor
13 Michigan State 8-1 6 @ Nebraska L 39-38 11/14 vs Maryland
14 Michigan 7-2 3 vs Rutgers W 49-16 11/14 @ Indiana
15 TCU 8-1 7 @ #14 Oklahoma State L 49-29 11/14 vs Kansas
16 Florida State 7-2 — @ #1 Clemson L 23-13 11/14 vs NC State
17 Mississippi State 7-2 3 @ Missouri W 31-13 11/14 vs #2 Alabama
18 Northwestern 7-2 3 vs Penn State W 23-21 11/14 vs Purdue
19 UCLA 7-2 4 @ Oregon State W 41-0 11/14 vs Washington State
20 Navy 7-1 — @ #13 Memphis W 45-20 11/14 vs SMU
21 Memphis 8-1 8 vs Navy L 45-20 11/14 @ #24 Houston
22 Temple 8-1 — @ SMU W 60-40 11/14 @ South Florida
23 North Carolina 8-1 — vs Duke W 66-31 11/14 vs Miami (FL)
24 Houston 9-0 1 vs Cincinnati W 33-30 11/14 vs #21 Memphis
25 Wisconsin 8-2 — @ Maryland W 31-24 —

Dropped from rankings: Ole Miss 18, Texas A&M 19, Toledo 24

BroadwayBomber55
11-10-15, 10:02 PM
Outside of the latest CFP rankings, this is the biggest story in college football.

Missouri president Tim Wolfe resigning over racial complaints
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/missouri-system-president-tim-wolfe-resigns-amid-campus-protests--racial-tension-164601915.html;_ylt=A0SO8w2Ur0JWciEAlylXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEyNnBtOW1zBGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDQjEyMDRfMQRzZWMDc2M-

And the photos and reactions...
http://espn.go.com/college-football/photos/gallery/_/id/14091412/university-missouri-protests-reaction

BroadwayBomber55
11-14-15, 10:30 PM
Top 25 FCS Polls - FCS Coaches Poll after Week 10
http://sports.espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/20/seasontype/2/year/2015/week/11


FCS Coaches Poll
RK TEAM REC PTS TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Jacksonville State(25) 8-1 649 — @ Eastern Illinois W 24-3 vs Southeast Missouri State W 56-28
2 McNeese State(1) 9-0 617 3 vs #9 Sam Houston State W 27-10 —
3 North Dakota State 7-2 598 2 vs Western Illinois W 59-7 @ #21 Youngstown State W 27-24
4 Coastal Carolina 8-1 556 4 vs Gardner-Webb W 46-0 vs Kennesaw State W 45-13
5 South Dakota State 7-2 543 6 vs #2 Illinois State W 25-20 @ South Dakota W 30-23
6 Illinois State 7-2 499 4 @ #11 South Dakota State L 25-20 @ Southern Illinois W 42-21
7 William & Mary 7-2 473 5 @ Elon W 34-13 vs Towson W 31-17
8 Charleston Southern 8-1 433 5 @ Kennesaw State W 28-14 vs Liberty W 31-24
9 Chattanooga 7-2 401 6 @ Mercer L 17-14 vs #20 The Citadel W 31-23
10 Eastern Washington 6-3 373 6 vs Northern Arizona L 52-30 @ #22 Montana L 57-16
11 James Madison 7-2 352 3 — @ Delaware W 24-21
12 Richmond 7-2 339 5 @ New Hampshire L 30-25 @ Villanova L 21-20
13 Harvard 8-0 308 2 @ Columbia W 24-16 vs Penn L 35-25
14 North Carolina A&T 8-1 282 2 @ South Carolina State W 9-6 vs Delaware State W 27-6
15 Southern Utah 7-2 281 3 @ #24 Montana State W 34-23 @ #16 Portland State L 24-23
16 Portland State 7-2 266 7 @ Northern Colorado L 35-32 vs #15 Southern Utah W 24-23
17 Fordham 8-2 253 — vs Bucknell W 24-16 @ Georgetown W 38-31
18 Sam Houston State 6-3 250 9 @ #5 McNeese State L 27-10 vs Northwestern State W 59-21
19 Northern Iowa 5-4 212 1 vs Indiana State W 59-13 @ Missouri State W 41-0
20 The Citadel 7-2 168 2 vs VMI W 35-14 @ #9 Chattanooga L 31-23
21 Youngstown State 5-4 138 — vs Missouri State W 47-7 vs #3 North Dakota State L 27-24
22 Montana 5-4 83 — @ Idaho State W 33-27 vs #10 Eastern Washington W 57-16
23 Bethune-Cookman 8-2 80 2 vs Morgan State W 38-14 —
24 Dartmouth 7-1 49 — vs Cornell W 21-3 @ Brown W 34-18
25 Northern Arizona 6-3 44 — @ #4 Eastern Washington W 52-30 vs Sacramento State W 49-35

Dropped from rankings: Eastern Kentucky 19, Montana State 24

Others receiving votes: Towson 43, Central Arkansas 41, Grambling State 35, Tennessee-Martin 33, Eastern Kentucky 18, Dayton 11, Western Carolina 6, North Dakota 5, South Dakota 4, Villanova 2, Montana State 2, Indiana State 1, Eastern Illinois 1, Bryant 1

BroadwayBomber55
11-14-15, 10:37 PM
BB55's Top 25 FBS Picks - Week 11

Saturday November 14, 2015
#1 Clemson over Syracuse

BB55's Match of the Day #1: #2 Alabama over #17 Mississippi State

#3 Ohio State over Illinois

#4 Notre Dame over Wake Forest

#8 Oklahoma State over Iowa State

#11 Florida over South Carolina

#13 Michigan State over Maryland

BB55's Match of the Day #2: #14 Michigan over Indiana

BB55's Match of the Day #3: #16 Florida State over North Carolina State

#18 Northwestern over Purdue

#20 Navy over Southern Methodist

BB55's Match of the Day #4: #23 North Carolina over Miami (FL)

BB55's Match of the Day #5: #19 UCLA over Washington State

#15 TCU over Kansas

BB55's Match of the Day #6: #10 Utah over Arizona

#5 Iowa over Minnesota

BB55's Match of the Day #7: #12 Oklahoma over #6 Baylor

BB55's Match of the Day #8: #7 Stanford over Oregon

#9 LSU over Arkansas

BB55's Match of the Day #9: #24 Houston over #21 Memphis

#22 Temple over South Florida

BroadwayBomber55
11-14-15, 11:00 PM
The current Top 4 teams in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, Clemson Tigers, Alabama Crimson Tide, Ohio State Buckeyes and Notre Dame Fighting Irish won their games today.

#7 ranked Stanford Cardinal upset by the Oregon Ducks today, 38-36 down on The Farm.

If the #10 ranked Utah Utes lose to the Arizona Wildcats, the Pacific-12 Conference's hopes for a CFP spot will be dealt an incredible blow and boost the Big-XII Conference chances after this week.

The #8 ranked Oklahoma State Sooners stay undefeated after escaping Ames, Iowa with a 35-31 win over the Iowa State Cyclones. Some payback from the 2011 shocker in Double Overtime for Mike Gundy's men.

BroadwayBomber55
11-14-15, 11:29 PM
The Houston Cougars, Oklahoma State Cowboys and now the Iowa Hawkeyes kept their undefeated record intact despite some scares today.

J.W. Walsh had three second-half touchdowns including two in the fourth quarter as the Cowboys erased a 10-point deficit to outlast the Iowa State Cyclones in Ames, 35-31.

Walsh had two touchdown runs and a seven-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Carr with 3:06 left in the fourth quarter.

Meanwhile, the #24 ranked Houston Cougars had to erase two 20-point leads to avert an upset from the #21 ranked Memphis Tigers 35-34.

Memphis QB Paxton Lynch had 278 yards and two touchdowns as Memphis once led 34-14 with 14:51 left in the fourth.

But Houston backup QB Kyle Postma, filling in for the injured Greg Ward Jr. who left the game in the second quarter with an ankle injury, led a 21-0 run to end the game.

Postma had 285 yards of total offense and two touchdowns since coming in and led to two scoring touchdown drives, a Kenneth Farrow 10-yard scamper and a Javin Webb one-yard punch, before his game-winning seven-yard touchdown run with 1:27 remaining in regulation.

In Iowa City, IA, LeShun Daniels Jr. had 195 rushing yards and a rushing hat-trick on 26 carries as the #5 ranked Iowa Hawkeyes edged the Minnesota Golden Gophers 40-35 to go to 10-0 on the season.

BroadwayBomber55
11-14-15, 11:50 PM
#6 ranked Baylor Bears suffer their first loss of the season at the hands of #12 ranked Oklahoma Sooners 44-34.

Sooners QB Baker Mayfield led the charge with 346 yards of total offense and four total touchdowns with Sooners RB Samaje Perine adding 166 yards on the ground and two scores.

The Sooners defense forced three turnovers as they go to 9-1 while Baylor drops to 8-1.

BroadwayBomber55
11-14-15, 11:52 PM
With Baylor's loss to Oklahoma, there are five remaining FBS undefeated teams left as we head to Week 12...

Clemson Tigers (10-0)
Houston Cougars (10-0)
Ohio State Buckeyes (10-0)
Iowa Hawkeyes (10-0)
Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-0)

BroadwayBomber55
11-15-15, 01:43 AM
The Pacific-12 Conference's chances of getting a College Football Playoff spot suffered an incredible blow as #7 ranked Stanford and #10 ranked Utah both suffered upset defeats.

The Oregon Ducks escaped Palo Alto with a 38-36 win over the Cardinal while the Utes lost in Double Overtime 37-30 to the Arizona Wildcats.

Arizona QB Anu Solomon had 363 yards of total offense and three total touchdowns in the upset.

Both front runners for the Pacific-12 Conference Championship Game now have two losses.

BroadwayBomber55
11-15-15, 03:15 PM
After Week 11 of FBS College Football action, here is my latest 3 Up/3 Down.

3 Up
1. The Bedlam rivals. Why? Both the Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowboys boost the Big XII Conference chances of a College Football Playoff spot with their wins this week. The Sooners handed the Baylor Bears their first loss of the season while Mike Gundy and his Cowboys escaped with a 35-31 win over the Iowa State Cyclones thanks to J.W. Walsh.

2. North Carolina Tar Heels. Why? Marquise Williams and the Tar Heels could be the main threat to the Clemson Tigers' ACC title hopes after clobbering the Miami (FL) Hurricanes 59-21 in Chapel Hill. With one more win in their final two games against the Virginia Tech Hokies or the North Carolina State Wolfpack, the Tar Heels clinch the ACC Coastal Division title.

3. South Florida Bulls. Why? Getting bowl-eligible status by tripping up the Temple Owls for their first win against a Top 25 opponent since 2011.

3 Down
1. The Pacific-12 Conference. Why? The conference's chances of grabbing one of the four spots in the College Football Playoff were dealt an incredible when Stanford and Utah suffered upset losses. The Cardinal may have to play the spoiler role when the Notre Dame Fighting Irish come to town and both the Cardinal and Utes could go into the Pac-12 Championship Game with two losses.

2. Duke Bluedevils. Why? Their collapse after the controverisal lateral touchdown return against the Miami Hurricanes continues to snowball.

North Carolina and the Pittsburgh Panthers outscored Duke 97-44 in those two losses.

3. Auburn Tigers. Why? Been a terrible year for Gus Malzahn's Auburn Tigers who lost to the Georgia Bulldogs at home. Auburn is 5-5 and needs a win against the Idaho Vandals next week to be bowl eligible and a win in the Iron Bowl against Alabama to avoid finishing dead last in the SEC West Division.

BroadwayBomber55
11-15-15, 03:16 PM
Top 25 FBS Polls after Week 11 - AP Poll
http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/1/seasontype/2/year/2015/week/12


AP Top 25
RK TEAM REC PTS TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Clemson(34) 10-0 1496 — @ Syracuse W 37-27 11/21 vs Wake Forest
2 Ohio State(23) 10-0 1460 — @ Illinois W 28-3 11/21 vs #9 Michigan State
3 Alabama(4) 9-1 1424 — @ #20 Mississippi State W 31-6 11/21 vs Charleston Southern
4 Oklahoma State 10-0 1301 1 @ Iowa State W 35-31 11/20 vs #10 Baylor
5 Notre Dame 9-1 1286 1 vs Wake Forest W 28-7 11/21 vs Boston College
6 Iowa 10-0 1216 2 vs Minnesota W 40-35 11/21 vs Purdue
7 Oklahoma 9-1 1182 5 @ #4 Baylor W 44-34 11/21 vs #11 TCU
8 Florida 9-1 1055 3 @ South Carolina W 24-14 11/21 vs Florida Atlantic
9 Michigan State 9-1 1008 5 vs Maryland W 24-7 11/21 @ #2 Ohio State
10 Baylor 8-1 946 6 vs #12 Oklahoma L 44-34 11/20 @ #4 Oklahoma State
11 TCU 9-1 857 2 vs Kansas W 23-17 11/21 @ #7 Oklahoma
12 North Carolina 9-1 791 5 vs Miami (FL) W 59-21 11/21 @ Virginia Tech
13 Houston 10-0 790 3 vs #25 Memphis W 35-34 11/21 @ Connecticut
14 Michigan 8-2 738 1 @ Indiana W 48-41 11/21 @ Penn State
15 Stanford 8-2 668 8 vs Oregon L 38-36 11/21 vs California
16 Florida State 8-2 559 3 vs NC State W 34-17 11/21 vs Chattanooga
17 LSU 7-2 549 8 vs Arkansas L 31-14 11/21 @ #25 Ole Miss
18 Utah 8-2 514 8 @ Arizona L 37-30 11/20 vs UCLA
19 Navy 8-1 465 3 vs SMU W 55-14 11/20 @ Tulsa
20 Northwestern 8-2 397 4 vs Purdue W 21-14 11/21 @ #21 Wisconsin
21 Wisconsin 8-2 338 2 — 11/21 vs #20 Northwestern
22 USC 7-3 201 — @ Colorado W 27-24 11/21 @ #23 Oregon
23 Oregon 7-3 170 — @ #7 Stanford W 38-36 11/21 vs #22 USC
24 Washington State 7-3 167 — @ #18 UCLA W 31-27 11/21 vs Colorado
25 Ole Miss 7-3 44 — — 11/21 vs #17 LSU

Dropped from rankings: UCLA 18, Mississippi State 20, Temple 21, Memphis 25

Others receiving votes: Toledo 39, Arkansas 35, Memphis 32, Mississippi State 25, UCLA 18, Pittsburgh 15, Temple 13, Texas A&M 8, Georgia 8, Western Kentucky 4, Bowling Green 4, Air Force 1, Arkansas State 1

BroadwayBomber55
11-15-15, 03:21 PM
Top 25 FBS Polls after Week 11 - USA Today Coaches Poll
http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/2/seasontype/2/year/2015/week/12



Coaches Poll
RK TEAM REC PTS TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Clemson(28) 10-0 1560 1 @ Syracuse W 37-27 11/21 vs Wake Forest
2 Ohio State(32) 10-0 1541 1 @ Illinois W 28-3 11/21 vs #9 Michigan State
3 Alabama(4) 9-1 1484 1 @ #20 Mississippi State W 31-6 11/21 vs Charleston Southern
4 Oklahoma State 10-0 1348 1 @ Iowa State W 35-31 11/21 vs #10 Baylor
5 Notre Dame 9-1 1333 1 vs Wake Forest W 28-7 11/21 vs Boston College
6 Iowa 10-0 1278 2 vs Minnesota W 40-35 11/21 vs Purdue
7 Oklahoma 9-1 1240 4 @ #3 Baylor W 44-34 11/21 vs #11 TCU
8 Florida 9-1 1132 2 @ South Carolina W 24-14 11/21 vs Florida Atlantic
9 Michigan State 9-1 1020 5 vs Maryland W 24-7 11/21 @ #2 Ohio State
10 Baylor 8-1 999 7 vs #11 Oklahoma L 44-34 11/21 @ #4 Oklahoma State
11 TCU 9-1 970 1 vs Kansas W 23-17 11/21 @ #7 Oklahoma
12 North Carolina 9-1 801 5 vs Miami (FL) W 59-21 11/21 @ Virginia Tech
13 Michigan 8-2 759 2 @ Indiana W 48-41 11/21 @ Penn State
14 Houston 10-0 745 2 vs #25 Memphis W 35-34 11/21 @ Connecticut
15 Stanford 8-2 690 8 vs Oregon L 38-36 11/21 vs California
16 Florida State 8-2 638 2 vs NC State W 34-17 11/21 vs Chattanooga
17 LSU 7-2 584 8 vs Arkansas L 31-14 11/21 @ #25 Ole Miss
18 Utah 8-2 493 5 @ Arizona L 37-30 11/21 vs UCLA
19 Navy 8-1 456 4 vs SMU W 55-14 11/20 @ Tulsa
20 Wisconsin 8-2 447 2 — 11/21 vs #21 Northwestern
21 Northwestern 8-2 359 3 vs Purdue W 21-14 11/21 @ #20 Wisconsin
22 Oregon 7-3 186 — @ #7 Stanford W 38-36 11/21 vs #24 USC
23 Washington State 7-3 155 — @ #18 UCLA W 31-27 11/21 vs Colorado
24 USC 7-3 154 — @ Colorado W 27-24 11/21 @ #22 Oregon
25 Ole Miss 7-3 70 — — 11/21 vs #17 LSU
Mississippi State 7-3 70 5 vs #4 Alabama L 31-6 11/21 @ Arkansas

Dropped from rankings: UCLA 18, Temple 21, Memphis 25

Others receiving votes: UCLA 57, Memphis 51, Georgia 35, Toledo 33, Arkansas 28, Texas A&M 25, Temple 17, Pittsburgh 14, Western Kentucky 11, Bowling Green 8, Louisville 3, Appalachian State 2, Arkansas State 2, BYU 1, Marshall 1

BroadwayBomber55
11-15-15, 03:24 PM
BB55's Week 3 CFP Projections - Top 10

Top 4
1. Clemson
2. Alabama
3. Ohio State
4. Notre Dame

Other 6 of the Top 10
5. Iowa
6. Oklahoma State
7. Oklahoma
8. Florida
9. Michigan State
10. Florida State

BroadwayBomber55
11-17-15, 10:17 PM
College Football Playoff - Week 3 Rankings
http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/21/seasontype/2/year/2015/week/12

The Top 10


College Football Playoff Rankings
RK TEAM REC TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Clemson 10-0 — @ Syracuse W 37-27 11/21 vs Wake Forest
2 Alabama 9-1 — @ #17 Mississippi State W 31-6 11/21 vs Charleston Southern
3 Ohio State 10-0 — @ Illinois W 28-3 11/21 vs #9 Michigan State
4 Notre Dame 9-1 — vs Wake Forest W 28-7 11/21 vs Boston College

5 Iowa 10-0 — vs Minnesota W 40-35 11/21 vs Purdue
6 Oklahoma State 10-0 2 @ Iowa State W 35-31 11/21 vs #10 Baylor
7 Oklahoma 9-1 5 @ #6 Baylor W 44-34 11/21 vs #18 TCU
8 Florida 9-1 3 @ South Carolina W 24-14 11/21 vs Florida Atlantic
9 Michigan State 9-1 4 vs Maryland W 24-7 11/21 @ #3 Ohio State
10 Baylor 8-1 4 vs #12 Oklahoma L 44-34 11/21 @ #6 Oklahoma State

Cool Papa B.
11-19-15, 11:46 AM
College Football Playoff - Week 3 Rankings
http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/21/seasontype/2/year/2015/week/12

The Top 10

My top 6 would be:


1. Alabama
2. Ohio State
3. Clemson
4. Oklahoma State


5. Notre Dame
6. Oklahoma


Oklahoma State last 2 games will be tough ones. Baylor and then Oklahoma. I doubt seriously that they will win both those games. If they do then IMO they deserve to be in the playoffs. If they lost and Oklahoma and ND runs the table then the 4th spot will come to them.


If Ohio State beats Michigan State on Saturday they clinch the Big 10 East and punch their ticket into the Big 10 Championship.

BroadwayBomber55
11-20-15, 02:00 AM
My top 6 would be:


1. Alabama
2. Ohio State
3. Clemson
4. Oklahoma State


5. Notre Dame
6. Oklahoma


Oklahoma State last 2 games will be tough ones. Baylor and then Oklahoma. I doubt seriously that they will win both those games. If they do then IMO they deserve to be in the playoffs. If they lost and Oklahoma and ND runs the table then the 4th spot will come to them.


If Ohio State beats Michigan State on Saturday they clinch the Big 10 East and punch their ticket into the Big 10 Championship.

This should be an exciting 3-4 remaining weeks of FBS college football.

BroadwayBomber55
11-21-15, 12:37 PM
Top 25 FCS Rankings - FCS Coaches Poll after Week 11
http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/20/seasontype/2/year/2015/week/12


FCS Coaches Poll
RK TEAM REC PTS TREND LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Jacksonville State(24) 9-1 648 — vs Southeast Missouri State W 56-28 11/21 vs Murray State
2 McNeese State(2) 9-0 616 — — 11/21 @ Lamar
3 North Dakota State 8-2 592 — @ #21 Youngstown State W 27-24 11/21 vs Missouri State
4 Coastal Carolina 9-1 559 — vs Kennesaw State W 45-13 @ Liberty L 24-21
5 South Dakota State 8-2 544 — @ South Dakota W 30-23 11/21 @ Western Illinois
6 Illinois State 8-2 531 — @ Southern Illinois W 42-21 11/21 vs South Dakota
7 William & Mary 8-2 486 — vs Towson W 31-17 11/21 @ #16 Richmond
8 Charleston Southern 9-1 464 — vs Liberty W 31-24 11/21 @ Alabama
9 Chattanooga 8-2 440 — vs #20 The Citadel W 31-23 11/21 @ Florida State
10 James Madison 8-2 408 1 @ Delaware W 24-21 11/21 vs Villanova
11 Portland State 8-2 368 5 vs #15 Southern Utah W 24-23 11/21 @ #19 Eastern Washington
12 Sam Houston State 7-3 327 6 vs Northwestern State W 59-21 11/21 @ #25 Central Arkansas
13 North Carolina A&T 9-1 312 1 vs Delaware State W 27-6 11/21 vs North Carolina Central
14 Fordham 9-2 295 3 @ Georgetown W 38-31 —
15 Northern Iowa 6-4 256 4 @ Missouri State W 41-0 11/21 vs Southern Illinois
16 Richmond 7-3 229 4 @ Villanova L 21-20 11/21 vs #7 William & Mary
17 Montana 6-4 188 5 vs #10 Eastern Washington W 57-16 11/21 @ Montana State
18 Southern Utah 7-3 185 3 @ #16 Portland State L 24-23 11/21 vs #20 Northern Arizona
19 Eastern Washington 6-4 184 9 @ #22 Montana L 57-16 11/21 vs #11 Portland State
20 Northern Arizona 7-3 138 5 vs Sacramento State W 49-35 11/21 @ #18 Southern Utah
21 Harvard 8-1 114 8 vs Penn L 35-25 11/21 @ Yale
22 Bethune-Cookman 8-2 111 1 — 11/21 vs Florida A&M
23 Dartmouth 8-1 93 1 @ Brown W 34-18 11/21 vs Princeton
24 The Citadel 7-3 92 4 @ #9 Chattanooga L 31-23 11/21 @ South Carolina
25 Central Arkansas 7-3 70 — @ Nicholls State W 34-31 11/21 vs #12 Sam Houston State

Dropped from rankings: Youngstown State 21

Others receiving votes: Grambling State 59, Dayton 29, Villanova 20, Youngstown State 19, Eastern Kentucky 16, North Dakota 15, Eastern Illinois 13, Alcorn State 7, New Hampshire 5, Towson 5, Penn 4, Tennessee-Martin 2, Western Illinois 2, Western Carolina 2, Cal Poly 1, South Dakota 1

BroadwayBomber55
11-21-15, 12:44 PM
BB55's Top 25 FBS Picks - Week 12

Saturday November 21, 2015
BB55's Match of the Day #1: #17 North Carolina over Virginia Tech

#5 Iowa over Purdue

#12 Michigan over Penn State

BB55's Match of the Day #2: Temple over #21 Memphis

#8 Florida over Florida Atlantic

BB55's Match of the Day #3: #14 Florida State over Chattanooga

BB55's Match of the Day #4: #3 Ohio State over #9 Michigan State

BB55's Match of the Day #5: #25 Wisconsin over #20 Northwestern

#19 Houston over Connecticut

BB55's Match of the Day #6: #24 USC over #23 Oregon

BB55's Match of the Day #7: #13 Utah over UCLA

BB55's Match of the Day #8: #15 LSU over #22 Ole Miss

#1 Clemson over Wake Forest

#2 Alabama over Charleston Southern

#16 Navy over Tulsa

BB55's Match of the Day #9: #4 Notre Dame over Boston College

BB55's Match of the Day #10: #6 Oklahoma State over #10 Baylor

BB55's Match of the Day #11: #7 Oklahoma over #18 TCU

BB55's Match of the Day #12: #11 Stanford over California

#24 Washington State over Colorado

Soriambi
11-21-15, 03:47 PM
Go Baylor, Go TCU, Go MSU, Go Wake Forest (?), Go Charleston Southern (??), and most importantly, Go Irish!

BroadwayBomber55
11-21-15, 04:36 PM
#5 ranked Iowa Hawkeyes punched their ticket to the Big Ten Conference Championship Game.

Kirk Ferentz's men doubled up the Purdue Boilermakers 40-20 to clinch at least a share of the Big Ten West Division title, but will go to the Big Ten Conference title game due to their head-to-head edge over the Wisconsin Badgers even if the Badgers win their final two Big Ten conference games.

Iowa QB C.J. Beathard had 313 passing yards and three touchdowns as he completed 12/20 passing.

The Hawkeyes will await the winner of the Big Ten East Division between the Ohio State Buckeyes, Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans.

Jim Harbaugh led the #12 ranked team in the nation to a 28-16 victory in Happy Valley over the Penn State Nitany Lions in a successful tuneup towards their regular season finale against their bitter rival the Ohio State Buckeyes next week in The Big House.

Wolverines QB Jake Rudock completed 25/38 passes for 256 yards, 2 TD and 1 INT.

Christian Hackenberg had 137 yards passing and a touchdown, but was sacked four times.

Tyler Davis kept the Nitany Lions in the game with three field goals as Penn State trailed by five points with 8:13 to go, but De'Veon Smith's one-yard touchdown punch gave Michigan some breathing room late.

Meanwhile, #8 ranked Florida Gators averted a huge upset bid from the Florida Atlantic Owls in Gainesville, 20-14 in overtime.

Fresh off finishing their SEC play with a SEC East Division title, Jim McElwain's Gators had a 14-0 lead after a scoreless first-half thanks to Kelvin Taylor's one-yard touchdown run and Treon Harris' 53-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Callaway.

But the Owls refused to quit.

Jaquez Johnson's 10-yard TD pass to Kalib Woods cut the deficit to 14-7 after three quarters.

Both teams were sloppy with the ball when both teams combined for five turnovers, three from Florida Atlantic and two from Florida, but one of the Gators' giveaways resulted in a touchdown that forced overtime.

Ocie Rose recovered a Harris' fumble in the end zone with 8:52 left to force overtime.

Harris, who had both Florida turnovers, made up for his mistakes when he found Jake McGee from 13 yards out, but Austin Hardin missed the extra point.

Florida Atlantic had a chance to score a touchdown and pull off a major upset, but Johnson's fourth-and-goal pass slipped through Jenson Stoshak's hands in the wet weather as the Gators survived and kept their CFP playoff hopes alive by the skin of their teeth.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEAGUWt2SGA

In Blacksburg's Lane Stadium, the #17 North Carolina Tar Heels spoiled Frank Beamer's final home game as Virginia Tech Hokies head coach with a 30-27 overtime to clinch the ACC Coastal Division title and face off against ACC Atlantic Division winner Clemson Tigers in the ACC Championship Game.

Beamer, who announced he will be retiring as VT coach back on November 2nd (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXVzSXn2S0E), saw the Hokies trail 24-10 with 8:10 to go in regulation.

Elijah Hood had 115 yards rushing and two scores off 17 carries.

However, Hokies QB Michael Brewer threw two red zone touchdowns in the game to force overtime with a eight-yard strike to Bucky Hodges and a four-yard strike to Isaiah Ford.

Another sloppy game with the ball as both teams combined for six turnovers, three each on either side.

In overtime, the Hokies took a 27-24 lead thanks to a Joey Slye 41-yard field goal.

But Tar Heels QB Marquise Williams, who had a horrible game with the ball with five fumbles, threw the game-winning five-yard strike to Quinshad Davis.

The Tar Heels clinched at least a share of the ACC Coastal Division title, but will go to Charlotte, NC's Bank of America Stadium as the ACC Coastal representive thanks to their head-to-head edge over the Pittsburgh Panthers.

Brewer had 273 passing yards and three total touchdowns despite throwing two picks and sacked five times in a losing effort, but they need a win next week against Commonwealth Cup rival Virginia Cavaliers to be bowl eligible.

The Temple Owls moved one step closer towards clinching the American Athletic Conference East Division title with a 31-12 drubbing on the #21 ranked Memphis Tigers.

Owls QB P.J. Walker had 310 yards of total offense and two touchdowns in the victory with David Hood adding 61 rushing yards and a score off 14 carries.

The Owls need to beat the Connecticut Huskies to clinch the AAC East title outright or else if Temple loses and the South Florida Bulls beat their War on I-4 rival Central Florida Knights, USF will represent the AAC East against the AAC West Division winner by the virtue of their head-to-head win over Temple in Tampa.

BroadwayBomber55
11-21-15, 04:41 PM
I bet Michigan Wolverines fans are rooting for the Ohio State Buckeyes to beat the Michigan State Spartans.

Why? If the Buckeyes beat the Spartans inside the Horseshoe, it will be Ohio State-Michigan for the Big Ten East Division title with the winner having the right to face the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Big Ten Conference Championship Game.

If the Spartans beat the Buckeyes, then the Big Ten East will have a three-way dance next week with the Buckeyes-Wolverines facing each other in the Big House while the Spartans host the Penn State Nitany Lions in East Lansing.

Here are the tiebreaking scenarios in the Big Ten:
http://www.bigten.org/sports/m-footbl/archive/081011aaa.html


The following procedure will determine the representative from each division in the event of a tie:
(a) If two teams are tied, the winner of the game between the two tied teams shall be the representative.
(b) If three or more teams are tied, steps 1 through 7 will be followed until a determination is made. If only two teams remain tied after any step, the winner of the game between the two tied teams shall be the representative.
1. The records of the three tied teams will be compared against each other.
2. The records of the three tied teams will be compared within their division.
3. The records of the three teams will be compared against the next highest placed teams in their division in order of finish (4, 5, 6, and 7).
4. The records of the three teams will be compared against all common conference opponents.
5. The highest ranked team in the first College Football Playoff poll following the completion of Big Ten regular season conference play shall be the representative in the Big Ten Championship Game, unless the two highest ranked tied teams are ranked within one spot of each other in the College Football Playoff poll. In this case, the head-to-head results of the top two ranked tied teams shall determine the representative in the Big Ten Championship Game.
6. The team with the best overall winning percentage [excluding exempted games] shall be the representative.
7. The representative will be chosen by random draw.

BroadwayBomber55
11-21-15, 04:48 PM
So far, we have one FBS Conference Championship Game set and that's in the ACC between ACC Atlantic Division Champion Clemson Tigers and the ACC Coastal Division Champion North Carolina Tar Heels.

Those two teams will meet in Charlotte, NC's Bank of America Stadium on December 5.

Soriambi
11-21-15, 06:50 PM
Michigan State beats Ohio State!

ruthianblast
11-21-15, 07:33 PM
Michigan State beats Ohio State!

F@ck

Terrible play calls

BroadwayBomber55
11-21-15, 10:37 PM
Michigan State beats Ohio State!

And the Spartans did it without starting QB Connor Cook and despite the Buckeyes scoring 14 points off their two takeaways.

Michigan State ran for 203 yards to the Ohio State's 86 and converted 7/15 on third downs to the Buckeyes' 4/14.

With this win, Mark Dantonio's Spartans are in the driver's seat for the Big Ten East title since they have the head-to-head edge over both the Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines.

If Michigan State beats the Penn State Nitany Lions in front of their home fans in East Lansing next week, the Spartans win the Big Ten East Division and take on Big Ten West Division Champion, the Iowa Hawkeyes.

If Michigan State loses to Penn State, then the winner of the Ohio State Buckeyes-Michigan Wolverines game will win the Big Ten East.

BroadwayBomber55
11-21-15, 10:55 PM
Meanwhile, the #1 ranked team in the nation, the Clemson Tigers, finished their ACC play as the ACC Atlantic Division champions rolled all over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 33-13 despite four giveaways.

Clemson QB Deshaun Watson had 387 yards of total offense including 343 passing yards after completing 24 of 35 passes and had three total offensive touchdowns.

The Clemson defense had five sacks on Wake QB John Wolford who had to be relieved from Kendall Hinton who had 73 yards of total offense and two total offensive majors.

Clemson will take on bitter rival, the South Carolina Gamecocks in Columbia, before taking on ACC Coastal Division winner the North Carolina Tar Heels in the ACC Championship Game on December 5.

#14 ranked Florida State Seminoles finish their ACC play at 6-2 and go to 9-2 overall after throttling the Chattanooga Mocs 52-13.

Dalvin Cook had 106 yards and two scores off 15 carries with Sean Maguire adding 152 yards on 12/17 passing and two scores.

Jacques Patrick also had a two-touchdown game for the Seminoles who will try to spoil the Florida Gators' College Football Playoff hopes.

Somebody's "0" goes and it was the #19 ranked Houston Cougars who lost 20-17 to the Connecticut Huskies who are bowl eligible.

UConn WR Noel Thomas caught seven balls for 108 yards and two touchdowns.

The UConn defense had three sacks on Kyle Postma and had four takeaways.

Chance Allen still had 105 receiving yards and a touchdown off six catches and Brandon Wilson made UConn fans sweat a bit with a 94-yard kickoff return to the house.

BroadwayBomber55
11-21-15, 11:05 PM
#2 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide had a successful tuneup towards the Iron Bowl clash at Jordan-Hare Stadium next week against the Auburn Tigers after a 56-6 vaporizing on the Charleston Southern Buccaneers.

Alabama outgained Charlston Southern 403-134 on offense. Derrick Henry had 68 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries with Jake Coker adding 155 passing yards and two touchdowns on 11 for 13 passing.

Meanwhile in Oxford, the #22 ranked Ole Miss Rebels throttled the #15 ranked LSU Tigers 38-17.

Ole Miss Rebels QB Chad Kelly torched Les Miles' defense with 361 yards of total offense and four offensive touchdowns.

Alabama currently leads Ole Miss by one game in SEC play with one game to go, but Ole Miss has the head-to-head tiebreaker.

If Alabama beats Auburn, the Crimson Tide win the SEC West Division and play SEC East Division Champion Florida Gators in the SEC Championship Game.

If Alabama loses to Auburn and Ole Miss beats their Egg Bowl rival, the Mississippi State Bulldogs, in Starksville, Ole Miss wins the SEC West.

BroadwayBomber55
11-21-15, 11:08 PM
Kevin and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish fans can start breathing again.

The #4 ranked team in the nation edged the Boston College Eagles in the Holy War from Boston's Fenway Park 19-16.

Brian Kelly's Irish won the game despite five giveaways including three in the red zone. Fortunately for the Irish, BC didn't score a single point off their five takeaways.

Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer had 319 yards passing and two touchdowns despite three interceptions.

Jeff Smith had 124 yards of total offense and two total touchdowns including his 80-yard scamper in a losing effort.

Soriambi
11-21-15, 11:13 PM
Kevin and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish fans can start breathing again.


Weird game. Ugly as anything, and ended up being close, but it never really felt like a game they didn't have well in hand. The game almost looked like it was being played in a blizzard. That's not going to help too much, though. Got some help from Baylor, which gives ND another potential in, but ND could drop out of the top 4 this week.

dabomb2045
11-21-15, 11:15 PM
ND needs an impressive win next week vs Stanford. Otherwise, I dont think they will get in.

Soriambi
11-21-15, 11:26 PM
ND needs an impressive win next week vs Stanford. Otherwise, I dont think they will get in.

I don't even know what to think right now. It's crazy how much making it 4 teams shakes things up. There are a lot of possible ins for ND, but also a lot of ways they could end up at 5. Probably the clearest path for ND would be an Oklahoma State win next week against Oklahoma. If Oklahoma loses, they're done, and I don't see any other 1 loss Big 12 team overtaking ND.

That would make it Clemson, Bama/Florida winner, Michigan State/Iowa winner, and ND.

Another in would be a very possible win by FSU over Florida. That would mean that if Florida could knock off Alabama, the SEC would end up unrepresented in the playoff. Same thing if Alabama loses to Auburn and the west representative beats Florida.

Iowa could also slip up @ Nebraska (is Iowa really as good as they seem?), which is a more unlikely outcome, and beat MSU in the Big 10 title game. I don't think they'd get in over ND if that happened. Alternatively, if MSU loses to Penn State and Michigan beats OSU, I can't imagine a 2 loss Michigan passing ND even with a Big 10 title.

Clemson plays South Carolina, and I don't see any way they could lose that game with how SC is playing, even though it's a rivalry game. North Carolina could give them a bit of a challenge, though, and a 12-1 North Carolina isn't getting in over ND either.

It's also possible that ND beats Stanford, the other teams ND doesn't want to win win, but the committee still sees them as better than Oklahoma.

It's a very muddled picture.

Addendum: The TCU game with Oklahoma has narrowed significantly, so that's still not out of the question.

BroadwayBomber55
11-21-15, 11:32 PM
#16 ranked Navy Midshipmen moved a step closer towards clinching the American Athletic Conference West Division title after destroying the Tulsa Golden Hurricane 44-21.

Navy QB Keenan Reynolds had 136 yards of total offense including 81 rushing off 19 carries and a score.

The Navy defense had four sacks on Tulsa QB Dane Evans and had two takeaways.

The winner of the Navy-Houston Cougars game next week in Houston will decide the AAC West Division title and play the winner of the AAC East.

#20 ranked Northwestern Wildcats go to 5-2 in Big Ten play and 9-2 overall edging the #25 ranked Wisconsin Badgers 13-7 in Madison.

Justin Jackson led the way for Northwestern with 139 yards and a major off 35 carries.

Jack Mitchell added two field goals.

The Northwestern Wildcat defense sacked Wisconsin QB Joel Stave six times and forced five turnovers.

#23 ranked Oregon Ducks are playing their best football of their season after dismantling the #24 ranked USC Trojans inside Eugene's Autzen Stadium 48-28.

The USC Trojans defense had no answer for Oregon livewire QB Vernon Adams Jr. who had completed 20 of 25 passes for 407 yards and six touchdowns.

The Ducks need the California Golden Bears to beat the Stanford Cardinal in order to have a shot at the Pacific-12 North title. The Ducks will also have an eye out for the Washington State Cougars game against the Colorado Buffaloes.

Meanwhile in the Pacific-12 South Division title race, #13 ranked Utah Utes are eliminated in the Pac-12 South Division race after the UCLA Bruins grabbed a scalp in Salt Lake City with a 17-9 win.

Josh Rosen had 220 yards passing and a touchdown to Thomas Duarte and Paul Perkins added 98 yards rushing and a score off 28 carries.

Jim Mora Jr.'s defense had two sacks on Utah QB Travis Wilson and forced two lost fumbles.

With both USC and UCLA beating Utah, the winner in the Victory Bell rivalry game in L.A. Memorial Coliseum will win the Pac-12 South Division title.

BroadwayBomber55
11-21-15, 11:39 PM
An ugly win for the #10 ranked Baylor Bears in a 45-35 win over the #6 ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys in Stillwater as Mike Gundy's Cowboys suffer their first loss of the season.

Baylor's QB duo of Jarrett Stidham and Chris Johnson combined for 396 passing and three touchdowns despite Art Briles' team having three giveaways. Johnson added 42 rushing yards and a touchdown.

KD Cannon caught five balls for 210 yards and two touchdowns. Shock Linwood added 91 yards and a score on the ground to lift the Baylor rushing attack.

Mason Rudolph completed 27 of 50 passes for 430 yards and three touchdowns in a losing effort, but the Baylor defense sacked the Oklahoma State QB six times.

BroadwayBomber55
11-21-15, 11:51 PM
Good luck to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish defense stopping this guy: Stanford Cardinal RB and return specialist Christian McCaffrey
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=14190818&ex_cid=espntw

Soriambi
11-21-15, 11:56 PM
Looks like Oklahoma will hang on, as TCU can't convert on the 2 point conversion for the win, giving Oklahoma a 30-29 win pending recovery of the onside kick. At least it doesn't look quite as impressive at 30-29 as it would have at 30-13.

BroadwayBomber55
11-22-15, 12:04 AM
Looks like Oklahoma will hang on, as TCU can't convert on the 2 point conversion for the win, giving Oklahoma a 30-29 win pending recovery of the onside kick. At least it doesn't look quite as impressive at 30-29 as it would have at 30-13.

I don't know why TCU co-offensive coordinator's Doug Meacham and Sonny Cumbie called for a 2-point conversion instead of forcing overtime against Oklahoma.

The Horned Frogs outscored the Sooners 22-7 in the second half with Bram Kohlhausen throwing two touchdowns in relief of Foster Sawyer who threw three picks in the game.

Gary Patterson and company could've made a bigger mess in the Big XII standings and have a shot at the Big XII title, but they're now relegated to spoiler role.

For Bob Stoops, he lost Baker Mayfield after he was knocked out of the game in the second quarter.
http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/25384769/heisman-hopeful-baker-mayfield-knocked-out-of-the-game-after-hard-hit

Soriambi
11-22-15, 12:05 AM
I don't know why TCU co-offensive coordinator's Doug Meacham and Sonny Cumbie called for a 2-point conversion instead of forcing overtime against Oklahoma.

The Horned Frogs outscored the Sooners 22-7 in the second half with Bram Kohlhausen throwing two touchdowns in relief of Foster Sawyer who threw three picks in the game.

Gary Patterson and company could've made a bigger mess in the Big XII standings and have a shot at the Big XII title, but they're now relegated to spoiler role.

I think that's generally the right move, especially on the road and with all the momentum going your way. I'd rather run my best play from the 3 for a guaranteed win than leave it up to the randomness of OT. That way you leave things entirely in your own hands.

BroadwayBomber55
11-22-15, 12:15 AM
I think that's generally the right move, especially on the road and with all the momentum going your way. I'd rather run my best play from the 3 for a guaranteed win than leave it up to the randomness of OT. That way you leave things entirely in your own hands.

That's fair enough.

I also think that even if TCU gotten the two-point conversion, there's still time left for Oklahoma to go down the field and get a field goal attempt. They had 51 seconds left.

Also, the Horned Frog defense hasn't been able to stop anybody.

BroadwayBomber55
11-22-15, 02:06 AM
The Stanford Cardinal are going to the Pacific-12 Conference Championship Game.

The #11 ranked team of the nation book their spot in Santa Clara, CA's Levi's Stadium for the Pac-12 title game after winning the Pac-12 North Division in a 35-22 victory over their rivals from across the San Francisco Bay, the California Golden Bears in the 118th meeting of the Big Game.

With the Ohio State Buckeyes and Oklahoma State Cowboys losing and taking an incredible blow in their quests for one of the four spots in the College Football Playoff, David Shaw and the Cardinal took advantage with their win over Sonny Dykes, Jared Goff and Cal.

Stanford all-around RB Christian McCaffrey had 389 all-purpose yards and two total touchdowns: a 49-yard reception off a screen pass from Kevin Hogan and a 98-yard kickoff return score before halftime.

The Cal defense can't stop Stanford's rushing attack when the Cardinal had 260 yards on the ground on 40 carries and three scores.

Goff had 386 yards passing and two touchdowns in a losing effort.

Stanford finishes Pac-12 play at 8-1 and now await the winner of the Pac-12 South Division between Victory Bell rivals, USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins.

But the Cardinal have to deal with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in a potential CFP eliminator next week at Stanford Stadium in the Legends Trophy clash.

BroadwayBomber55
11-22-15, 02:16 AM
In the final Top 25 FBS clash of Week 12, the #24 ranked Washington State Cougars blew out the Colorado Buffaloes 27-3.

However, Mike Leach and Wazzou lost starting QB Luke Falk to an apparent head injury after taking a sack in the third quarter.
http://espn.go.com/ncf/story/_/id/14191866/luke-falk-washington-state-cougars-carted-apparent-head-injury

Falk completed 27 of 35 passes for 199 yards and a touchdown before leaving the game on a gurney. The good news is that his hands are moving including a thumbs up.
https://vine.co/v/izWQFUK3M2T