Elsewhere in College Football
By John Kreinbihl
Any week in college football that includes a 1-0 victory is a unique week. Grambling officially forfeited to Jackson State and the Tigers were awarded a 1-0 win over the Tigers to move to 6-0 in the SWAC. We’ll call that the lowest winning score of the week. On the other side of the coin…
Several teams got to 70 points and one got to 80—more on that later—this week. W. Connecticut hung 70 on Fitchburg St. but only managed to win by 56. LIU Post downed Pace 58-0, and yes, I do believe the head coach at Pace has his game plan outlined on blue index cards. The Setters fell to 0-7 on the season, but they stayed closer to LIU Post than they did to New Haven in a 65-0 defeat. Both those games took place outside the actor’s studio. But the top dog this week is a 64-point win for the Baylor Bears. Baylor 71 Iowa State 7. Thanks for dropping by boys. For Baylor to score 70+ points isn’t new. The Bears are 6-0, have scored 70 or more points in four times, and ran up 69 in another game. Of course they have played 5 home games and played the likes of Wofford, Buffalo, Louisiana-Monroe and West Virginia so upon further review, perhaps they are underachieving.
Lowest Wining Score
12 points by Rhode Island. The Rams are Alive and Kicking. Field goals that is. Rhode Island beat Richmond 12 -10 on Saturday by kicking a field goal in each quarter. That will happen when you’re 2 of 15 on third down. Dylan Smith tied a school record with the four FG’s. The fact that he had one each quarter makes it even better. It’s not everyday you see this line in a football box score: 3 3 3 3 12.
Most Points in a Losing Effort
Lake Erie College lost to Malone 55-50. Check out these numbers from the game. The Lake Erie College Storm had 833 yards in offense; 36 first downs; averaged over 13 yards per pass and 6.5 yards per rush; and lost. Lake Erie QB Brendan Gallagher was 35-42—that’s an 83% completion rate—for 563 yards and 6 TD’s. And they lost. All statistical information was courtesy of the Lake Erie Strom athletic department’s newsroom, a.k.a. the “Storm Center”. Video Clips are StormWatch and since they are 2-5 I assume they have a lot of Strom Damage and Storm Clean-up in front of them.
Holy Jack Klugman!!!
The Quincy Hawks travelled to Owensboro, Kentucky to take on the Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers and showed their appreciation to the hosts by winning 80-26. The official autopsy showed Quincy with 11 TD’s and a FG. The Hawks outrushed the Panthers 437 to 55 and Quincy averaged 9.9 yards each time they ran the ball. It was 73-20 after three quarters and the Hawks did all they could to not run up the score but Kentucky Wesleyan fumbled and the Hawks returned it 40 yards for their last TD. High scores in losing efforts are not new to either of these teams as Quincy lost to Indiana State 70-7 and Ky. Wesleyan lost to Liberty 73-7 earlier in the year.
Name Games of the Week
Randolph Macon 27 Washington and Lee 21
Hampton-Sydney 33 Emory and Henry 12
MIT, BYU and SMU were winners.
IUP, UCLA, VMI, RPI, LSU & TCU were not.
More QB’s Putting Up Big Numbers
Quarterbacks from the LaGrange College Panthers and Huntingdon College Hawks. LaGrange QB Craig Graham threw for 450 yards and 5 TD’s and the Panthers' pair of passers, Ryne Taylor and Taylor Hughes, who we’ll refer to as Taylor Squared, combined for 441 yards and 4 TD’s. LaGrange was down 37-17 with 43 seconds left in the third quarter and rallied to win the game 44-40. I believe LaGrange got a pep talk from ZZ Top prior to the fourth quarter but I might be mistaken a haw, haw, haw, haw….
We Have Met the Enemy And It is Us
The forfeit between the Jackson State Tigers and the Grambling Tigers was nothing compared to this game that caught my eye. Concordia 48 Concordia 42. Concordia (WI) travelled to Lake Forest, Illinois to take on Concordia (Chicago) and came away with a six-point win. These two teams combined for 1,127 yards of offense including almost 700 yards passing. It was a back and forth game all afternoon as each time Concordia scored, Concordia would answer. Concordia lead by 20 late in the third, but Concordia rallied for three TD’s in the 4th but couldn’t overcome the deficit and lost by six. The lost dropped Concordia to 1-5 while Concordia improved to 4-2. By the way, 550 people attended this game and they all were named Terry or Chris.
Directional Game of the Week
SW Oklahoma 37 SE Oklahoma 27. The Bulldogs defeated the Savage Storm Friday night in Durant, Oklahoma. It sounds as if they may have played at Kevin Durant’s house in Oklahoma but apparently they didn’t. I know Oklahoma gets its’ share of bad weather, but they are over-the-top crazy about it when it comes to sports teams--The Thunder, Tulsa Golden Hurricane and the Southeast Oklahoma Savage Storm just to name a few. It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature. Maybe all these teams should change their nicknames to lesser weather related situations like the Cloudy Skies or the Most Sunny and Milds or punctuation marks and life would be easier.
A Correct Assumption
If you had a feeling the Greyhounds would beat Southern Connecticut you should have bet the house. Assumption College fell behind early but came back to defeat the Owls 17-7 Saturday night in a Northeast 10 Conference tilt. If you thought the Greyhounds would lose you made an ass, of well, you know.
Southern Virginia defeated Apprentice 34-7. After the game Donald Trump walked into the Apprentice locker room, took one look at their coach and said, “You’re Fired”.