Home Authors Posts by SBNation

SBNation

83426 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
All articles published under this account have been curated from a SBNation.com team site. A link to the full and originally published article has been provided within each piece of content. If you like what you see, be sure to register and be part of the SBNation team community found at the corresponding team's page.

FINAL: K-State 21, Texas Tech 6

The last time Texas Tech Red Raiders was held to under 300 yards of total offense, Tommy Tuberville was the head coach. It was November 12, 2011, and the Red Raiders were held to 270 yards of offense in a 66-6 rout at the hands of Oklahoma State Cowboys. The last time they failed to reach the end zone on the road was in 2006.
Texas Tech did not score a touchdown today, nor did they get 300 yards of offense. They did not get 270. They did not even get 200. Kansas State Wildcats ‘s defense held the visitors to 31 yards on the ground and only 150 through the air, putting up a dominant performance which resulted in a 21-6 victory in what may have been the final home game for the legendary Bill Snyder.
It could have been a lot worse.
Twice, K-State was foiled trying to convert on fourth down deep in Red Raider territory.

Purdue 44, Wisconsin 47 3OT

Pure Purdue.
That’s the only way we can describe that loss.
Perhaps the pivoting moment in this game when Purdue got the ball down to Wisconsin’s 1-yard line, but failed to get the touchdown. Had they gone for the TD, they would have been up 3 scores, which probably would have sealed the win for Purdue. Instead, they kicked the field goal to go up two touchdowns, which Wisconsin quickly earned.
This loss was on Purdue. It was on the coaching staff making some questionable calls when they had the opportunity to score. This was on Blough and the offense making critical mistakes and poorly executing many plays. And the defense just let Wisconsin run all over them. They probably won’t be able to stop Brohm from leaving too.
Purdue had the chance to bury the hatchet from The Fumble and get their first win over Wisconsin since 2003.

Georgia 66, UMass 27: Behold the Matt Downing era!

The Bulldogs emptied the bench en route to racing past the UMass Minutemen 66-27 in Sanford Stadium.
The denouement of this story was not unanticipated, and the plot was devoid of twists. The #5 team in the land was deeper and more athletically gifted than their visitors, such that the 39 point final margin probably undersells the gap between the teams. A couple of late scores by Andy Isabella, the nation’s leading receiver, made this one look perhaps a little more respectable than it really was.
The Bulldog offense scored on every single possession except the last one, in which a cadre of walk-ons killed the clock. Even then the ‘Dawgs churned out 52 yards and four first downs by the likes of Matt Downing, Willie Erdman, Ian Donald-McIntyre, and Lofton Tidwell.

Miami Hurricanes Football: Three Stars From the Virginia Tech Game

This week, the Hurricanes took their quest to win their sixth game of the 2018 season on the road to Blacksburg, Virginia. In a battle between two former Big East foes, the gleam of this game was tarnished by the current iterations of both programs. This afternoon, the next chapter of the Hokies versus the Hurricanes was a patch job to halt the leaking faucet that had both teams entering this game on losing streaks.
For Miami, the plumber has cleared the gunk out of the drain, securing a 38-14 victory at the expense of their conference rival. The Hurricanes appeared to resemble the bullies that fans had hoped for at the beginning of the season. The Canes broke free of an accursed four-game losing streak, gaining bowl eligibility. Yes indeed, your Miami Hurricanes are back in the win column.
Third Star

QB N’Kosi Perry

Lee Luther Jr.

Victory is Ours! UCLA Beats Southern California 34-27

The “P” word. That special word that all Bruins fans have been relegated to look at when examining this UCLA team. That “P” word is, “progress”. Can we just see glimpses of progress that will give fans hope as we look forward to 2019? That is what fans are looking for.
After seeing almost no signs of progress against Utah and Oregon, there were some signs of progress last week against Arizona State, and if there were ever a week where Bruins fans wanted to see progress, it was this week’s game against a pretty bad Southern California team where we wanted to see progress, as the Trojans were coming off a pretty anemic performance in a 14-13 loss to the Golden Bears.
The first half of UCLA football was pretty solid on the offensive side of the ball, as the Bruins out gained the Trojans in total yards 269-257.

Victory is Ours! UCLA Beats Southern California 34-27

The “P” word. That special word that all Bruins fans have been relegated to look at when examining this UCLA team. That “P” word is, “progress”. Can we just see glimpses of progress that will give fans hope as we look forward to 2019? That is what fans are looking for.
After seeing almost no signs of progress against Utah and Oregon, there were some signs of progress last week against Arizona State, and if there were ever a week where Bruins fans wanted to see progress, it was this week’s game against a pretty bad Southern California team where we wanted to see progress, as the Trojans were coming off a pretty anemic performance in a 14-13 loss to the Golden Bears.
The first half of UCLA football was pretty solid on the offensive side of the ball, as the Bruins out gained the Trojans in total yards 269-257.

The Victory Bell is Lost: Trojans lose a tight one 34-27 to crosstown rival...

In what was their first loss to UCLA in four years, the Trojans hit rock-bottom this season as they lost their sixth game this season 34-27 to a 2-8 Bruin team.
JT Daniels threw for a career-high 337 yards to go along with two touchdowns and two interceptions on 20-of-34 passing. Michael Pittman Jr. and Amon-Ra St. Brown each had great showings as the duo combined for 13 catches 207 yards and two touchdowns.
The first half was full of the usual suspects for the Trojans. Poor tackling and an inability to stop the run led to UCLA runningback Josh Kelley having an absolute field day on the USC defense. In the first half alone, Kelley had already run the ball 21 times for 147 yards and one touchdown.

The Victory Bell is Lost: Trojans lose a tight one 34-27 to crosstown rival...

In what was their first loss to UCLA in four years, the Trojans hit rock-bottom this season as they lost their sixth game this season 34-27 to a 2-8 Bruin team.
JT Daniels threw for a career-high 337 yards to go along with two touchdowns and two interceptions on 20-of-34 passing. Michael Pittman Jr. and Amon-Ra St. Brown each had great showings as the duo combined for 13 catches 207 yards and two touchdowns.
The first half was full of the usual suspects for the Trojans. Poor tackling and an inability to stop the run led to UCLA runningback Josh Kelley having an absolute field day on the USC defense. In the first half alone, Kelley had already run the ball 21 times for 147 yards and one touchdown.

Evening Open Thread: I’m not upset, you’re upset.

Now that you’ve watched the Red and Black break a (mild) sweat in taking down the UMass Minutemen, can I tempt you with some dessert?
There’s football with arguable playoff implications on your dial, as well as some games with sheer entertainment potential. Duke travels to #2 Clemson at 7:00 (ESPN) hoping to throw the playoff race into disarray. Coach Cutcliffe’s 7-3 Blue Devils ambushing the presumptive ACC champs would be surprising, but also hilarious.
Rice travels to #7 LSU (ESPNU) in a game that, again, would be a pretty unlikely upset. But if like me you’re just waiting for Ed Orgeron to Ed Orgeron the heck out of one this season, this would be a reasonable candidate.

Recap: Miami Prevails in Blacksburg, Snapping 4-Game Losing Streak

Miami found themselves trailing almost instantly on Saturday, with Virginia Tech taking the opening drive for a touchdown. The fight and effort that we wanted to see from the team wasn’t there out of the gate, and a quick 7-point deficit was the result. With Michael Pinckney being suspended for the contest, Miami’s defense had taken a hit even before kickoff.
Following a drop by Dee Wiggins on a sure-touchdown, Miami’s offense recovered – answering Virginia Tech’s touchdown with a field goal by Bubba Baxa. Despite trailing, any points are good for Miami’s offense. N’Kosi Perry looked slightly shaky but still managed to deliver dimes into tight windows.

Skip to toolbar