RECAP WEEK 12: BCS Standings & Implications from Saturday 11/17

ND #1

#1, now #6 Kansas State (10-1).  LOST to Baylor (5-5): 52-24 in Waco.  Fell from 1st place to 6th in the BCS.  Baylor came into this game (and is still) un-ranked and with a losing record and not only beat the #1 team in the nation, but absolutely dominated them for 60 minutes.  More details [...]

Week 12: Big changes as both #1 AND #2 are DEFEATED

Baylor defeats the #1 team in the nation

VS #1 Kansas State (10-1, 7-1 Big 12) loses to Baylor (5-5, 2-5 Big 12): 52-24 in WACO, Texas – “Collin Klein and Kansas State (No. 1 BCS, No. 2 AP) can still get to a BCS game. Getting to the BCS Championship Game is all but lost.” (AP) Baylor came into this game un-ranked, [...]

Week 12 PREVIEW: What to Watch this Weekend

CFB Girl

Less than .03 separates the top three teams in the BCS standings.  As a result, this weekend Kansas State, Oregon and Notre Dame not only need to remain undefeated, but also must try to impress upon voters and computers exactly where they should fall within that small margin of differentiation. 8:00 pm on ESPN:#1 Kansas [...]

Week 9 Aftermath: How the Top 5 Fared

CFB Girl

#1 Alabama defeats #11 Mississippi State: 38-7 in Tuscaloosa. Alabama QB AJ McCarron hasn’t thrown an interception all season.  But are they good enough to go undefeated? Last year, Alabama won the National Championship with the #1 rushing defense, #1 passing defense, #1 total defense and #1 scoring defense.  Heading into Week 10, Alabama actually [...]

Arizona State Week 8 Recap: Oregon…Oh, the horror

ASU

ASU (5-2, 3-1 Pac-12) fell to Oregon (7-0, 4-0 Pac-12) 43-21 last night at Sun Devil Stadium. Halloween came early to Tempe this year.  And by that I mean the terror experienced by Sun Devil fans as we watched Oregon take it to the house.  Again, and again, and again.  The game started off well [...]

Arizona State Week 8 Preview: Hosting the #2 (AP) Oregon Ducks

ASU

ASU (5-1, 3-0 Pac-12) will take on #2 (#3 in BCS) Oregon (6-0, 3-0 Pac-12) at home in Sun Devil Stadium on Thursday night (9 p.m. ET, ESPN). Call it talk, call it hype, all of the energy that has been directed toward ASU’s season this year will come to a head on Thursday night, [...]

Arizona Week 4 Recap: Oregon Flips the Script

Arizona

…Arizona unable to improvise. #22 Arizona at #3 Oregon.  Arizona 0 – Oregon 49 Arizona has been on cloud nine for the past three weeks. You know those days: Walking down the street in your new jeans, an awesome pair of new shoes, and your hair turned out perfectly; then you trip off the curb [...]

Arizona Week 4 Preview: Open Season in Duck Country

Arizona

In 2011, the University of Arizona lost to #10 Oregon at home 31-56. In 2010, the Cats lost to the #1 Ducks 29-48. Those are tough losses. Though they were expected, they were hard to watch.  The Cats are 0-4 in recent meetings with the Ducks. However, the 41-44 loss in 2009, covered by ESPN’s [...]

Oregon Ducks 2012

Running Back Kenjon Barner

Oregon 2011 Statistics (Pac-10) The Ducks play on an artificial field (FieldTurf) at Autzen Stadium (seats 54,000) Chip Kelly is in his 4th year as head coach at Oregon.  Last year they finished 12-2.  Although they lost a close one to USC (38-35) and started the season with a 40-27 loss to LSU (their first [...]

What We Learned in Week 1

What we learned from Week 1 in some of the close and/or high quality match ups #3 Oregon vs #4 LSU.  LSU wins  40-27.  If you’re a college football girl reader then you aren’t at all surprised that Oregon lost to LSU.  In fact, you expected it.  Why? 1) Their offensive line.  Last year they [...]