Sunday, September 26, 2010

College Football Week 4 Results

Week 4 is over and there were enough losses by the Top 25 to ensure considerable movement in the upcoming polls. Most were due to two ranked teams facing each other. Then there’s #7 Texas losing to UCLA…
[The three numbers for the rankings are from the AP Top 25, The Harris Coaches’ Poll, and An “NR” means that that particular poll did Not Rank the team.]

1/1/1 Alabama (4-0) The Tide got quite a scare when #10 Arkansas (3-1) led 20-7 in the third quarter, but the Crimson scored 17 unanswered points to pull it out 24-20. Mark Ingram ran 24 times for 157 yards and 2 TDs for the Tide. Ryan Mallett completed 25 of 38 attempts for 357 yards and one TD, but 3 INT—the last coming with less than two minutes to play and Arkansas on the march--cost the Razorbacks.

2/2/2 Ohio State (4-0) The Buckeyes will host the Eastern Michigan Eagles (0-4) Saturday 73-20. Dane Sanzenbacher caught 4 TD passes from Terrelle Pryor who completed 20 of 26 passes for 224 yards. Pryor caught a TD pass himself and also ran for a score.

3/3/3 Boise State (3-0) The Broncos beat the #24 Oregon State (1-2) Saturday 37-24. Kellen Moore completed 19 of 27 for 288 yards and 3 TDs

4/5/4 TCU (4-0) The Horned Frogs beat the Southern Methodists Mustangs (2-2) 41-24 Friday night. It wasn’t easy, however. The Frogs fell behind 17-14 early in the third quarter but then Jeremy Kerley returned the following kickoff 83 yards the offense stepped up. Making up for two interceptions, Andy Dalton led the Frogs in putting 21 unanswered points on the scoreboard. The TCU defense gave up 361 yards.

5/6/5 Oregon (4-0) The Ducks downed the Arizona State Sun Devils (2-2) Saturday 42-31. It took seven turnovers to do it, however. The Ducks recovered three Sun Devil fumbles and intercepted Steven Threet four times—three of them in a scoreless fourth quarter. Threet did complete 30 of 53 attempts for 387 yards and 3 TDs. Darron Thomas was 19 of 33 for 260 yards and 2 TDs and also ran for a score for the Ducks.

6/7/6 Nebraska (4-0) The Huskers won a surprisingly close contest against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits (0-3) Saturday 17-3. Kyle Minett ran 28 times for the Jackrabbits gaining 112. He also caught 5 passes for 40 yards. Since South Dakota State only ran 65 plays for a net of 236 yards….

7/4/8 Texas (3-1) The Longhorns lost to the UCLA Bruins (2-2) Saturday 34-12. Johnathan Franklin rushed for 118 yards and a TD on 19 carries, Kevin Prince ran for one TD and passed another. Despite Garrett Gilbert completing 30 of 45 tosses for 264 yards and a TD, the Longhorns were never in this one.

8/9/7 Oklahoma (4-0) The Sooners squeaked by the Cincinnati Bearcats (1-3) by a score of 31-29. Cincinnati scored 17 points in the fourth quarter, but it was too little too late as two D.J. Woods’ fumbles (one early as he was heading into the end zone, another on a muffed punt in the fourth quarter) cost the bearcats dearly. The Sooners’ Landry Jones completed 36 of 51 passes for 370 yards and 2 TDs. Woods made 7 catches for 171 yards and one TD for the Bearcats.

9/8/9 Florida (4-0) The Gators handed the Kentucky Wildcats (3-1) their first loss of the season 48-14 on Saturday. Freshman QB Trey Burton scored six (6) touchdowns on runs of 11, 10, 9, 3, and 7 yards. He also scored on an 11 yard pass from John Brantley.

10/11/10 Arkansas (3-1) The Razorbacks dropped a close one to #1 Alabama (4-0) Saturday 24-20.

11/10/11 Wisconsin (4-0) The Badgers routed the Austin Peay Governors (2-2) Saturday 70-3. The Badgers scored TDs on each of their first half possessions—all seven of them. Stats don’t mean much in a game like this but Scott Tolzien was 15 of 17 for 217 yards and three TDs—all in the first half, and freshman James White carried the ball 11 times for 145 yards and four TDs

12/NR/12 South Carolina (3-1) The Gamecocks lost 35-27 to #17 Auburn (4-0) on Saturday when the Tigers—trailing the entire game--put 14 points on the board in the fourth quarter

13/13/13 Utah (4-0) The Utes routed the San Jose State Spartans (1-3) 56-3 Saturday. Eight different players scored TDs for the Utes as the scored on offense and special teams (punt return).

14/16/15 Arizona (4-0) Trailing 9-3, the Wildcats scored a TD and made the conversion with 1:11 remaining in the game to down the California Golden Bears (2-2) 10-9 on Saturday.

15/12/20 LSU (4-0) After jumping out to a 17-0 lead in the first half, the Tigers held on earning a victory over #22 West Virginia Mountaineers (3-1) 20-14.

16/17/19 Stanford (4-0) The Cardinal beat Notre Dame (1-3) Saturday 37-14. Andrew Luck tossed his first interceptions of the year against the Irish, but Nate Whitaker and Owen Marecic saved his bacon. Whitaker kicked five field goals of 24, 41, 36, 33, and 29 yards. Marecic, who plays both sides of the ball for the Cardinal, scored 2 TDs—on a one-yard run and then, seconds later on a 20-yard interception return. Dayne Crist completed 25 of 44 passes for 304 yards and one TD but the Irish got just 44 yards on the ground.

17/14/14 Auburn (4-0) The Tigers downed #12 South Carolina (3-1) on Saturday. Cameron Newton scored 3 TDs on the ground (54, 3, and 4 yards) and tossed two TD passes (7 and 12 yards) in leading the Tigers over the Gamecocks. Newton finished the day with 25 rushes for 176 yards while completing 16 of 21 for 158 yards. Auburn had to come from behind—scoring the last 14 points of the game—to earn the victory.

18/18/16 Iowa (3-1) The Hawkeyes shutout the Ball State Cardinals (1-3) 45-0. Adam Robinson carried the ball 22 times for 115 yards and scored two TDs. Ricky Stanzi completed 19 of 25 attempts for 288 yards and three TDs.

19/19/21 Miami (Fla.) (2-1) The Hurricane played with the Pittsburgh Panthers (1-2) 31-3 on Thursday night. And while the 31 points might lead you to believe this victory could be credited to the Miami offense, not so. The Hurricanes had five sacks, nine tackles for losses and forced three turnovers.

20/15/18 Southern California (4-0) The Trojans spotted the Washington State (1-3) seven points early and then rolled over the Huskies to an easy victory 50-16. USC’s Matt Barkley completed 15 of 25 passes for 290 yards and 3 TDs but tossed 2 INTs. USC had a total of 613 net yards including 285 on the ground. So what the heck was Mitch Mustain doing scoring on a 2-point conversion early in the second half? Coach Kifflin is addicted to the 2-point conversion.

21/22/17 Michigan (4-0) The Wolverines routed the Bowling Green Falcons (1-3) 65-21. Denard Robinson only played one-and-a-half quarters as he tweaked his knee when he got tackled on the sidelines at the end of a 47-yard run. In that short time on the field, Robinson was 4-for-4 for 60 yards and ran five times for 129 yards and two TDs. He should be ready for next week’s game against Indiana. Backup Tate Forcier was 12-12 for 110 yards and one TD. He limped off the field in the fourth quarter after aggravating a knee he injured on the opening drive of the second half. He too should be ready to play on Saturday.

22/21/22 West Virginia (3-1) The Mountaineers came up short on their comeback bid losing to #15 LSU (4-0) 20-14on Saturday.

23/20/23 Penn State (3-1) The Nittany Lions’ Collin Wagner kept Penn State in the game on Saturday against the Temple Owls (3-1) with field goals of 45, 32, 43, 32, and 21 yards. Meanwhile the Owls Bernard Pierce scored TDs on runs of 5 and 3 yards. Still Temple suffered four turnovers (three interceptions) as the Nittany Lions prevailed 22-13.

24/NR/NR Oregon State (1-2) The Beavers became the latest victim of The Blue Rug as #3 Boise State (3-0) on Friday night 37-24.

25/23/25 Michigan State (4-0) The Spartans romped over the Northern Colorado Bears (2-2) 45-7 on Saturday with coach Mark Dantonio at home recuperating from heart surgery. The Spartans lead 35-0 at the half, 42-0 after three. Le'Veon Bell scored three TDs on runs of 8, 1, and 15 yards. Kirk Cousins had TD passes of 24 and 16 yards.

NR/24/NR Missouri (4-0) The Tigers jumped out to a 28 -0 lead on the way to routing the Miami (Ohio) Red Hawks (2-2) on Saturday 51-13. Carl Gettis scored first on a 19 yards fumble return—on the first play of the game. Six other Tiger players scored TDs.

NR/25/NR Oklahoma State (3-0) The Cowboys will be idle this week.

NR/NR/24 Pittsburgh (1-2) The Panthers looked lost against the #19 Miami Hurricane (2-1) on Thursday night as the ‘Canes won


poker affiliate said...

Andrew Luck has shown himself to be the elite quarterback in college football and likely overall #1 pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. He has quickly surpassed Jake Locker by showing strong arm, good pocket awareness, and making accurate throws. Winning at Notre Dame is no easy task.

joated said...

He's certainly one of the best pro style QBs in the college game today. Far too many schools use a QB who is more of a runner. This may be exciting, but like the option offenses of decades past, just doesn't prepare a kid for the por game.