Monday, November 21, 2011

College Football 2011, Week 12 results

Week 12 Results

I miss watching football for one weekend and there are upsets galore! At least I could have watched the #2 Oklahoma State Cowboys fall to the Iowa State Cyclones…if I had watched the second half.

Additionally, #4 Oregon lost to #18 Southern California; #5 Oklahoma lost to #25 Baylor; #7 Clemson lost to North Carolina State; #17 Nebraska lost to #20 Michigan; #22 Southern Mississippi lost to UAB; and #23 Florida State lost to the Virginia Cavaliers.

That’s seven (7) upsets this week with numbers 2, 4, 5, 7 in the top ten losing. That’s going to play havoc with the BCS rankings! And the loses by numbers 17, 22, and 23 could cost them any Top 25 position.

(Polls are AP, Coaches’, the CBSSports120 and the BCS. NR = not ranked)

1/1/2/1 LSU (11-0) The Tigers routed the Mississippi Rebels (2-9) 52-3. Ron Brooks returned an interception 46 yards for a TD 28 seconds into the game and LSU rushed for 353 yards. Kevin Minter recovered a fumble in the end zone for a TD. Jordon Jefferson started at QB and was 7 for 7 including a TD. Jarrett Lee completed his only pass as LSU threw only eight times. Next Friday, LSU hosts 10-1 Arkansas.

2/2/1/2 Oklahoma State (10-1) The Cowboys got beat in double OT by the Iowa State Cyclones (6-4) on Friday night. The Cyclones trailed 24-7 before mounting a comeback to tie the game at 24 all in regulation. With the Cyclones scoring a TD in the first overtime, Oklahoma State managed to tie it on a 6 yard pass from Josh Weeden to Josh Cooper. OK State started the second overtime but Weeden was intercepted. Then it was Iowa State’s turn and they marched it down and scored on a 4-yard run by Jeff Woody. Weeden completed 42 of 58 attempts for 476 yards and three TDs and three INTs. Jared Barnett was 31 of 58 for 376 yards and three TDs and two INTs. Barnett was intercepted in the first quarter and saw it returned by Shaun Lewis for a TD. Weeden was intercepted in the second overtime and watched the game disappear. The Cowboys also lost two fumbles while Iowa State lost one. OKS ran 76 plays for 536 net yards. Iowa State ran 101 plays for a net of 568 yards.

3/3/4/3 Alabama (10-1) The Tide rolled over the Georgia Southern Eagles (9-2) 45-21. AJ McCarron completed 14 of 19 pass attempts for 190 yards and three TDs and Trent Richardson rushed 32 times for 175 yards and two TDs (he also caught one of McCarron’s TD passes) for the Tide. Alabama’s Dre Kirkpatrick returned a blocked field goal 55 yards for a TD. Dominique Swope carried 18 times for 1532 yards including an 82-yard TD and Laron Scott had a 95-yard kick return for a TD for the Eagles.

4/4/5/4 Oregon (9-2) The Ducks fell to the #18 Trojans of Southern California (9-2) 38-35 despite scoring the final 21 points of the game. It was a case of running out of time. Matt Barkley was 26 of 34 for 323 yards and four TDs and Marqise Lee caught 8 of them for 187 yards (and one of the TDs) for the Trojans. De’Anthony Thomas scored one TD on a 29-yard Darron Thomas pass and another on a 96-yard kick return and Kenjon Barner rushed 15 times for 123 yards and two TDs for the Ducks.

5/5/3/5 Oklahoma (8-2) The Sooners were beaten by the #25 Baylor Bears (7-3) 45-38. Blake Bell’s fourth TD run tied the score at 38 in the fourth quarter but Robert Griffin led the Bears 80 yards on the ensuing drive hitting Terrance Williams for a 34-yard TD for the final score. It was Griffin’s fourth TD pass including a 69 catch and run to Tevin Reese and an 87 yarder to Kendall Wright. Wright had 8 catches for 208 yards. Oklahoma ran 87 plays for a net 605 yards while Baylor ran 73 plays for 616 yards. Oklahoma also had committed three turnovers (one INT and two fumbles). Landry Jones finished the day 36 of 51 for 447 yards but NO TDs and one INT. Bell had just five carries for 16 yards but scored four TDs. Griffin was 21 of 34 for 479 yards and the four TDs. It was the first time Baylor ever beat Oklahoma.

6/6/10/6 Arkansas (10-1) The Razorbacks whipped the Mississippi State Bulldogs (5-6) 44-17. Tyler Wilson had 32 completions (a school record) for 365 yards and three TDs for Arkansas. Zach Hocker, in addition to five extra points, connected on three field goals (44, 48 and 27 yards) for the Razorbacks. Next up for Arkansas is #1 LSU at Baton Rouge on Friday afternoon in the regular season finale for both teams.

7/8/12/7 Clemson (9-2) The Tigers were upset by the North Carolina State Wolfpack (6-5) 37-13. NC State scored 27 points in the second quarter when Mike Glennon tossed two TD passes (he had three for the game) Niklas Sade kicked a 21 FG (he had to more in the second half) and Tony Creecy scored on a 4-yard run.

8/9/7/9 Stanford (10-1) The Cardinal survived a fourth-quarter scare by the California Golden Bears (6-5) in a rain-soaked contest to emerge with a 31-28 victory. Andrew Luck was 20 of 30 for 257 yards and two TDs while his counterpart, Zach Maynard was also 20 for 30 for 280 yards and also two TDs.

9/7/8/8 Virginia Tech (10-1) The Hokies held off the Tarheels of North Carolina (6-5) on Thursday night for a 24-21 victory. Logan Thomas tossed two TDs and ran for a third to give the Hokies a 24-7 lead after three quarters. They then needed to hang on as the Tarheels came storming back

10/11/6/10 Boise State (9-1) The Broncos romped over the San Diego State Aztecs (6-4) 52-35 despite the Aztecs scoring 21 points in the fourth quarter. Kellen Moore completed 28 of 40 pass attempts for 366 yards and four TDs. Tyler Shoemaker caught three of them. Ryan Lindley was 30 of 51 for 350 yards and three TDs and Adam Muema carried the ball 13 times for 119 yards and three TDs-including an 81-yard TD run--for the Aztecs.

11/10/9/11 Houston (11-0) The Cougars started slowly against the Southern Methodist Mustangs (6-5), but like an avalanche, the results were inevitable: Cougars 37-7. Case Keenum completed 30 of 45 attempts but connected for just one TD (he did run for a second) before being relieved by Cotton Turner who was 2 for 2 for 47 yards including a 43-yard TD. Matt Hogan connected on field goals of 28, 21, and 22 yards as well as four extra points for Houston. Hogan is a perfect 78-for-78 on extra points this season, a FBS record.

12/12/22/15 Michigan State (9-2) The Spartans crushed Indiana Hoosiers (1-10) 55-3. Kirk Cousins played just a little more than a half, yet threw for 273 yards and three touchdowns. Edwin Baker had two TDs rushing and Johnny Adams returned an interception 86 yards and a TD for the Spartans.

13/15/17/14 Georgia (9-2) The Bulldogs edged the Kentucky Wildcats (4-7) 19-10. The victory clinched a slot in the SEC title game for Georgia. The Bulldogs lost their leading rusher Isaiah Crowell to a left ankle injury after just two carries but the tow of Blair Walsh (four field goals of 39, 39, 25, and 39 yards) and a stifling defense (Kentucky got just 2 net yards in the third quarter, 23 yards rushing on 21 carries and 165 total yards) more than made up for the lack of offense. Brandon Harton did carry the ball 23 times for 101 yards for Georgia.

14/14/14/12 South Carolina (9-2) The Gamecocks routed The Citadel Bulldogs (4-7) 41-20. Connor Shaw threw for 217 yards and three TDs. He also had 90 yards rushing, including a 60-yard TD run. Tailback Brandon Wilds ran for two touchdowns and 109 yards, his third 100-yard game in four starts since replacing the injured Marcus Lattimore.

15/13/24/17 Wisconsin (9-2) The Badgers trailed the Fighting Illini of Illinois (6-5) 17-7 at the half but went on to tally three unanswered TDs in the second half to win 28-17. Montee Ball rushed for 224 yards and two TDs on 38 carries. He scored another TD on a Russell Wilson pass. He now has scored 30 TDs this season. Donovonn Young scored twice for the Illini in the first half. Next Saturday, the Badgers host Penn State as they play for the Legends Division title.

16/17/13/13 Kansas State (9-2) The Wildcats edged the Texas Longhorns (6-4) 17-13 despite being held to just 121 net yards. Collin Klein threw for one TD and ran for one for the Wildcats.

17/16/19/16 Nebraska (8-3) The Cornhuskers were routed by the #20 Michigan Wolverines (9-2) 45-17. Denard Robinson tossed two TDs and ran for two more and Fitzgerlad Toussaint rushed for 138 yards and two TDs to lead the Wolverines offense. Michigan’s defense did their part, holding Nebraska to just 260 net yards and 11 first downs.

18/NR/16/NR Southern California (9-2) The Trojans edged the #4 Oregon Ducks (9-2) 38-35 in Eugene. See above for more.

19/19/18/19 TCU (9-2) The Horned Frogs beat the Colorado State Rams (3-7) 34-10 despite a slow first half start during which the Frogs were out gained on offense. TCU’s Antoine Hicks, Ed Wesley and Matthew Tucker ran for TDs and Tank Carder returned an interception 69 yards for a touchdown. (Love that name for a linebacker!)

20/18/11/18 Michigan (9-2) The Wolverines beat the #17 Cornhuskers of Nebraska (8-3) 45-17. See above for more.

21/21/23/21 Penn State (9-2) The Nittany Lions beat the Ohio State Buckeyes (6-5) 20-14. Stephon Green scored TDs in each of the first two quarters and Anthony Fera kicked a 43-yard field goal in the first and a 46-yard field goal in the second for the Nittany Lions. The defense did the rest as they held Ohio State scoreless in the second half. Next Saturday, the Nittany Lions head to Wisconsin to play the Badgers for the Legends Division title.

22/20/15/20 Southern Mississippi (9-2) The Golden Eagles were upset by the UAB Blazzers (3-8) 31-34. Austin Davis tossed two TDs and ran for a third for the Golden Eagles in a losing cause. Jonathan Perry tossed for one and ran for one while Ty Long connected on a 38-yard field goal with 3:04 left.

23/22/NR/25 Florida State (7-4) The Seminoles were edged by the Virginia Cavaliers (8-3) 14-13 when Florida State's Dustin Hopkins missed a 42-yard field-goal attempt with three seconds left.

24/25/20/NR Notre Dame (8-3) The Irish edged the Eagles of Boston College (3-8) 16-14 behind three field goals by David Ruffer (40, 41, and 27 yards).

25/NR/NR/22 Baylor (7-3) The Bears beat the #5 Oklahoma Sooners (8-2) 45-38. See above for more.

NR/24/NR/NR West Virginia (7-3) The Mountaineers were idle this week.

NR/NR/21/23 Texas (6-4) The Longhorns were edged by the #16 Kansas State Wildcats (9-2) 17-13. See above for more.

NR/NR/25/NR Tulsa (8-3) The Golden Hurricane creamed the UTEP Miners (5-6) 57-28. And it wasn’t that close as it was 50-12 after three quarters. G.J. Kinne threw for three TDs and ran for another for Tulsa. Trey Watts –who had already caught a 53-yard TD pass from Kinne—returned a kick 94 yards for a TD and Shawn Jackson returned an interception 34 yards for TD for a dominating Golden Hurricane.

NR/NR/NR/24 Auburn (7-4) The Tigers beat the Samford Bulldogs (6-5) 35-16. Auburn lead just 21-16 early in the fourth quarter but a 22-yard run for a TD by QB Clint Moseley (he also threw for a TD) and a 10-yard TD run by Onterio McCalebb (he also scored on an earlier 10-yard run but the Tigers safely ahead.

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