- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday9 hrs ago
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For nearly a year, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has been exhaustive telling everyone who would listen — and that's a lot of us — that quarterback Jameis Winston is a really mature guy.
And habitually, Winston proves his coach wrong.
The Heisman Trophy winner’s latest act of immaturity came Tuesday when he reportedly stood up on a table in the Florida State student union and yelled an obscene phrase at the top of his lungs.
Winston’s choice of phrase wasn’t random. It came from a fake newscast video that surfaced earlier this year (please note that the link contains obscene language). The phrase was then turned into a meme and people then thought it was funny and cool to yell it during live newscasts… and apparently in student unions.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday14 hrs ago
When Oklahoma announced it was adding Dorial Green-Beckham to its roster, just three months after Missouri had kicked him of its squad for multiple run-ins with the law, it raised some eyebrows.
The final straw for Missouri was a police report that said Green-Beckham had forced his way into his girlfriend’s home and pushed her roommate down four stairs. The report also said Green-Beckham dragged his girlfriend out of the apartment by her neck.
No charges were ever filed because the roommate feared backlash and the girlfriend was uncooperative. But it was enough for Missouri to cut ties.
It wasn’t, however, a deal breaker for Oklahoma at the time, but in light of the situation involving former NFL running back Ray Rice and his domestic abuse issues, Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione told Sports illustrated that his university probably would not have allowed Green-Beckham to join its roster if he had tried to transfer now.
Every Monday, Dr. Saturday editor Graham Watson looks back on the weekend that was and decides what she loved, what she hated (I have all the hot takes) and what she can’t wait to see again.
Welcome back, Bryce Petty
I’m not gonna claim it was my column on Petty’s dwindling Heisman chances that got him off the bench and in the game against Buffalo last Friday, but I know it totally was. As I wrote last week, Petty needed to come off the IR and get back into the Heisman race if he wanted to keep pace with his competitors.
And boy did he.
Petty completed 23-of-34 attempts for 416 yards and four touchdowns in his first game back after suffering two cracked vertebrae in his spine during the season opener against SMU. Petty missed last week’s game against Northwestern State and watched his backup, Seth Russell, throw for more than 400 yards in a half. That raised questions about whether it was Petty’s skill or coach Art Briles system that made Petty so good. But Petty quieted his doubters for now. Even though it was against Buffalo, it was still a quality outing. And now, he has a bye week to get healthy again before starting Big 12 play against Iowa State.
Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton suffered a knee injury against Wake Forest this past weekend and while coach Matt Wells said there was no structural damage, he did say Keeton would not play against Arkansas State this weekend.
“Chuckie is fine from a health standpoint,” Wells said during his weekly press conference. “The ACL is intact, everything is good, it’s just banged up. We’re going to sit him out this week and next week, then reevaluate and see where he’s at during the BYU week.”
The Aggies have a bye before facing BYU on Oct. 3.
Late in the first half against Wake Forest, Keeton was running to his left, went down and got up slowly. After halftime, he returned to the sideline in street clothes.
Keeton suffered a torn ACL in his right knee last year that caused him to miss eight games last season.
Darell Garretson, who stepped in for Keeton a year ago, finished the Wake Forest game. He completed 11-of-16 passes for 121 yards, a touchdown and an interception and helped the Aggies secure a 36-24 victory. Garretson was 6-2 last year.
Drake has a new college football crush as he performs in two different Marcus Mariota jerseys (Photo)
Is there a bigger bandwagon fan than rapper Drake?
Jimmy Wheelchair’s love affair with former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was well documented and everyone saw him at the Final Four reppin’ Kentucky. But now that we’re in a new school year, Drake's allegiances have shifted again.
With Manziel gone to the NFL, Drake had to find a new man-crush and Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is the lucky guy.
He only rolls with winners, you know.
Drake wore not one, but two different Mariota jerseys during his concert this past weekend.
I mean, it makes sense. Mariota is the top quarterback in the country right now, he plays for the hottest team and he’s the early leader in the Heisman race. Oh, and Oregon’s uniforms are cool, so there’s that.
Last week, Utah revealed new white helmets and the team reaction was priceless.
Monday, the Utah equipment folks added one special touch that should get a similar reaction by the fans.
“The Muss” (Mighty Utah Student Section) is Utah’s student fan club for football (among other programs) and has been an integral part of giving the Utes a decisive home-field advantage since it was established in 2002. The section is always sold out, always rowdy and always loud.
It’s very cool that the football program is giving a shoutout to its students front and center on its helmets. Not sure we’ve ever seen this before, but we like it.
For more Utah news, visit Utezone.com.
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Iowa State’s come-from-behind win against in-state rival Iowa was a highlight in what has otherwise been a miserable start to the season. So how did the offensive line decide to celebrate the 20-17 victory? By taking a shirtless picture in the Iowa end zone, of course.
Let’s take a second to dissect this photo, shall we? First, the guy on the right (Daniel Burton, we think) owns this picture. I mean, he is everything. There are two guys flexing, one kissing his bicep and one doing the Rocky championship pose. And then, of course, there’s offensive line coach Brandon Blaney, also shirtless.
This was the third time in the past four seasons Iowa State captured the Cy-Hawk Trophy and the second time it has won it in Iowa’s stadium. Each of those last four games has been decided by single digits.
And to add a little extra salt into the Hawkeyes wound:
The Hawkeye's trophy case: pic.twitter.com/AG6oJXbFk1
Perhaps this win will give the Cyclones confidence to have a little more success as the season treks on. In the past two seasons the Cyclones won the Cy-Hawk Trophy, they have gone on to play in bowl games.
** UPDATE ** Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann posted a statement on the Rutgers website apologizing for the actions of Rutgers fans and said she called Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour to apologize, as well. She didn't, however, apologize to those affected by the Jerry Sandusky scandal — the people who were actually mocked.
** ORIGINAL STORY **
Last week, Rutgers tried desperately to create a rivalry-like atmosphere for its Big Ten home-opening game against Penn State. These two teams were rivals once, but the series was dominated by Penn State and the teams hadn’t played since 1995.
Still, the school urged fans to show their vitriol for its “rival” and it got a little out of hand.
Instead of keeping the rivalry about what was happening on the field, fans used signs and T-shirts to reference former coach Jerry Sandusky, who is currently in jail for sexualyl assaulting several children, including some on the Penn State campus. Included in the collection was a man wearing a “Beat Ped State” shirt standing next to a child.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday2 days ago
For now it looks like UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley is going to be OK.
Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman tweeted early Sunday morning that Hundley suffered a slight hyperextension of his left shoulder and should be fine.
UCLA fans, coaches and players held their collective breath during the first quarter of Saturday night’s win against Texas when Hundley landed awkwardly on his left arm, non-throwing shoulder following an 11-yard run and was forced to come out of the game. He did not return.
Following the game, coach Jim Mora didn’t offer much about the injury and said Hundley would be evaluated when the team returned to UCLA.
Even with Hundley down, however, UCLA prevailed in a 20-17 win against the Longhorns thanks in part to backup quarterback Jerry Neuheisel, who completed 23-of-30 passes for 178 yards and two touchdowns, including a 33-yard pass for the game-winning score.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday3 days ago
It’s hard to get excited about USC because every time we think the Trojans might be reverting back to their early 2000’s form, they go and lose a game they probably should have won.
Case in point: Boston College 37, USC 31.
It’s easy to say this was a case of a young West Coast team travelling to the East Coast after an emotional win, but Boston College deserves a heap of credit for this victory because it flat-out beat the Trojans, pure and simple. This is a Boston College team that hadn’t defeated a ranked team since 2007 and hadn’t beaten an AP Top 10 team at home since 1989. So how did they work their magic against the Trojans? By making USC one-dimensional.
The Trojans running game, which had been a staple of its victories in its first two games, was held to just 20 yards by a Eagles defense that allowed more 300 rushing yards to Pittsburgh just a week ago.
Meanwhile, offensively, Boston College hit USC with the option, an offensive scheme it doesn’t see often and for which it clearly wasn’t prepared. USC had no answer for quarterback Tyler Murphy who led the Eagles to 506 yards of total offense while rushing for 191 yards and a score.