|BY DAN GEORGE
(NOTE: Opinions expressed here are of the author alone and do not reflect the opinions of anyone at LibertyHillSports.com)
If you stayed up late enough Saturday night you were treated to some great endings. Do we need any other reasons to claim College football is the greatest game on earth.
Did you know?
1. Joe Paterno tied Eddie Robinson's Div 1 record with his 408th career victory as Penn St
(7-1) upended Northwestern 34-24
2. Kellen Moore of Boise State tied Colt McCoy for most wins (44) by a a QB
3. Dominique Davis of East Carolina completed his first 26 passes against Navy
to break the NCAA mark held by Tee Martin and Aaron Rodgers. If you include
the last 10 passes he threw the week before he went 36 straight without an
4. Case Keenum of Houston threw for 6 TD's and 376 yrds vs Marshall to become
the all time total offensive leader in CFB. Keenum needs 802 more passing yards to pass Hawaii's Timmy Chang (17,072) and 5 TD's to eclipse the 134 set by Texas Tech's Graham Harrell (134)
5. The Miami Hurricane's have had at least one player score a touchdown in the NFL for 146 straight weeks...amazing
Who were this weeks biggest winners
1. Michigan State's student body. The 44 yard hail Mary on homecoming weekend will be
remembered forever in East Lansing.
2. LSU, Alabama, Oklahoma State, Stanford, Boise State, Clemson, Kansas State and
Houston all remain unbeaten
3. Purdue inched closer to bowl elgibilty with a 21-14 upset of # 23 Illinois.
4. The Lubbock newspapers have called coach Tommy Tuberville "Tupperware"
wonder what they have to say after Saturday night in Norman
5. USC Trojans controlled the tempo and made some big plays to beat the Fighting Irish
6. The Pac 12...Stanford, Oregon, USC, and Arizona State give this conference 4 top 20
7. The Florida Gators didn't play so Coach Will Muschump couldn't lose his 4th straight.
In case you fell asleep last night
1. Stanford had 615 total yards of offense, 446 rushing, as they won their 15th straight.. 65-21
over the Washington Huskies.
2. Humboldt State (6-1) lost their first game of the year..40-24 at Western Oregon
3. Syracuse 49-23 beat down over #11 West Virginia (fri night)
4. Hawaii 45-34 over New Mexico State
5. Arizona destroyed UCLA 48-12 on Thursday night. UCLA officials claimed
Coach Rick's job is safe for now..bye bye Rick!
Arizona's starting QB, Nick Foles, a graduate of Westlake High in Austin was
26-39 for 291 yards. Did you know Foles started his college career at Michigan St?
Who were this weeks biggest losers
1. I'm going with Oklahoma. The Sooners never lose at Home, a 39 game home
winning streak, and the Red raiders were 0-2.
2. The Wisconsin Badgers complained about not getting the respect they deserved. A shot at
the BCS national championship is gone
3. Remember when Georgia Tech was a fringe Top 10 team.
4. Texas Longhorn fans. The Horns had a bye and next week's game is on the Longhorn
5. Boise State beat Air Force 37-26 to remain unbeaten. I watched that game..I didn't come
away thinking Boise State belongs with the big boy's
What I'm watching next week and predictions
I went 4-2 last week, was dead wrong about Wisconsin and USC, my season record now stands at 25-5
1. Oklahoma at Kansas State.......Kansas State has wins at Tech and Miami this year..no fluke
Oklahoma lose 2 in a row..no way 42-20
2. Stanford at Southern Cal.........USC is improving but Cardinal to physical.....34-24
3. Wisconsin at Ohio State..........Can Wisconsin get back on track against a solid Buckeye
4. Clemson at Georgia Tech.......Quick defenses give Tech problems..Tech has lost last 2
Clemson on a roll...upset special Tech 30-27
5. Georgia vs Florida.................Georgia can move closer to winng the SEC East. Florida
has won 11 of last 13..Go Bulldogs 27-24
6. Michigan St at Nebraska........I love Sparty but Michigan St can't emotionally get up 3
weeks in a row...Huskers in Lincoln 24-17
Coaches on the hot seat
BoB Toledo was 2nd on my list last week..he resigned Monday night. That brings the number to 3. YOu don't want to make my hot seat!
1. Rick Neuheisal UCLA...I've been predicting this for 2 years..I will be right
2. Turner Gill Kansas........has lost last 5 by a combined score of 287-124
3. Houston Nutt Ole Miss....fans want him and athletic director fired..blew a 17 pt lead
4. Jeff Tedford Cal Bears...They did crush Utah yesterday but program needsa change
Dirtiest college football rivalries according to the Wall Street Journal
Michigan State's Will Gholston was suspended for the Wisconsin game for unsportslike conduct vs Michigan. Have you ever wondered the dirtiest college football rivalries?Based on late hits and behavior penalties? Teams underlined are responsible for the highest % of penalties
1. Georgia vs Auburn (What do you expect when you get a bunch of cousins together)
2. Duke vs North Carolina ( I didn't know Duke hit anybody)
3. UCLA vs USC (hey, UCLA won something)
4. New Mexico vs New Mexico St (this state shouldn't be allowed to play college football)
5. Michigan vs Michigan State (did I mention Mich St has won 4 in a row)
(if you have a chance clink on the above link and it will explain the top 10 list below)
1. Texas $848.3 million
2. Georgia $483.6 million
3. Penn State $446.9 million
4. Florida $421.8 million
5. LSU $397.4 million
6. Michigan $393.5 million
7. Alabama $374.3 million
8. Auburn $359.4 million
9. Oklahoma $343 million
10. Tennessee $321.3 million
Talent pool: where the Div 1 signees come from (from March 1st 2011)
The state of Texas appears to have won the distinction for having the most Division I FBS scholarship football players as 345 signed Letters of Intent.
Florida, however, wins the bigger honor: It has the highest percentage of football players heading to a Division I FBS program.
The findings are part of the statistical analysis RivalsHigh does annually (and, we know, a few more signees are still coming in). This year, it shows that one of every 111 high school players in Florida signed a Division I FBS scholarship. That's far more impressive than Texas, where only one of every 454 players signed a Letter of Intent.
Florida, in fact, was one of just three states to have a ratio of less than 1-to-250 with Louisiana coming in second (1 of every 171) and Georgia third (1 of every 185).
|A state-by-state breakdown of Division I FBS signees per participant. Data collected from participation stats distributed by the National Federation of High School Sports and signees as reported by Division I FBS schools and the Rivals.com database.|