- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday33 mins ago
Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington made one of the more unique catches of the season late in the first half against Colorado.
On a 3rd-and-5 play from the Colorado 39-yard line, Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota looked left toward Carrington, who was being covered by Colorado’s Kenneth Crawley. Both players went up for the ball, but Crawley jumped too early. The ball then tipped off Carrington’s hands, but as Crawley fell to the ground, he inadvertently kicked the ball back into the air. Carrington was sitting on the ground at this point, and the ball landed gently in his lap for a 29-yard completion.
Three plays later, the Ducks added a 25-yard Matt Wogan field goal to go into halftime with a 30-3 lead.
Carrington, a 6-foot-2, 191-pound redshirt freshman from San Diego, now has 21 catches for 352 yards and a score this season for 9-1 Ducks.
For more Oregon news, visit DuckSportsAuthority.com.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday59 mins ago
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston really wanted to snap the ball and moved an official out of the way to do so.
Florida State had just completed a six-yard pass on first down. The Seminoles wanted to hurry to the line on second down after the ball was spotted but since FSU had substituted, Boston College was allowed by rule the opportunity to substitute as well.
So as the Eagles substituted, an official stood over the ball to ensure that Florida State didn't snap it. Winston didn't want him there, as the play call had him directly under center instead of in the shotgun. So he moved him out of the way rather than waiting for the official to get out of the way himself.
It wasn't a malicious play, however, should it have been a penalty? According to the NCAA rulebook (p. 97), "persons subject to the rules shall not intentionally contact a game official forcibly during the game."
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
The single-game rushing record that last week took 15 years to break has been broken once again.
Oklahoma’s Samaje Perine rushed for 427 yards and five touchdowns on 34 carries against Kansas on Saturday, breaking the record of 408 yards set just last week by Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon.
TCU’s LaDanian Tomlinson set the original record of 406 against UTEP in 1999.
Perine, a freshman, made and surpassed the record on a 42-yard scamper early in the fourth quarter. The Sooners called timeout, got the game ball and celebrated the accomplishment on the field.
Perine was then taken out of the game.
“I really didn’t have [the record] at the forefront of my mind,” Perine said in the postgame television interview with Fox Sports 1. “I just went out there, played the game and we did a really good job up front and on the perimeter with our blocking. And, you know, it just so happens that I came up with the record.”
While many were in awe of Gordon’s performance last week, Perine’s was perhaps a little anticlimactic because of the competition.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Minnesota’s shot at a Big Ten championship is still alive.
The Gophers overcame a 21-7 halftime deficit to storm back and knock off Nebraska 28-24 on the road, forcing a de facto Big Ten West title game with Wisconsin in Madison next Saturday.
With standout running back David Cobb sidelined with a leg injury, Gophers sophomore quarterback Mitch Leidner used his arm and his legs to lead the Gophers on a 10-play, 78-yard game-winning touchdown drive late in the fourth quarter. The drive culminated with a two-yard plunge by the 6-foot-4, 237-pound Leidner, who threw for 135 yards while also racking up 110 yards and two scores on the ground.
Nebraska, with 3:25 remaining, took over with a chance to go ahead and quickly worked its way down to the Minnesota 30-yard line. That’s when a wacky sequence ended Nebraska’s chance to pull out the win.
On 3rd-and-9, Huskers quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. felt pressure and rolled to the right and found De’Mornay Pierson-El inside the five-yard line. Pierson-El leaped to haul the pass in, but as he turned up field toward the end zone, Minnesota’s Briean Boddy-Calhoun stripped the ball from him at the two-yard line.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Yes, the final score looks like a blowout, but Indiana gave Ohio State a serious scare on Saturday.
The Buckeyes clinched the Big Ten East with a 42-27 win over the Hoosiers, but the game wasn't in control until there were less than five minutes left in the fourth quarter, when the Buckeyes picked off Indiana quarterback Zander Diamont and scored one play later.
Heck, Ohio State was even trailing late into the third quarter after Indiana running back Tevin Coleman, perhaps the most underappreciated player in college football,ran 90 yards for a touchdown to give Indiana a 20-14 lead with 7:17 to go in the third.
But three possessions after Coleman's TD run, the game became the Jalin Marshall show.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
Indiana running back Tevin Coleman has quietly made Hoosier history.
Coleman’s 90-yard touchdown run in the third quarter against Ohio State gave him 143 yards on the day, which also gave him the Indiana’s single-season rushing record.
Coleman only needed 128 yards on Saturday to best Vaughn Dunbar’s record of 1,805 set in 1991.
The touchdown was Indiana's longest touchdown run in 102 years and it was the longest run against Ohio State since 1960.
Coleman was the nation’s second-leading rusher heading into the weekend, but has received relatively little fanfare because Indiana has struggled to win this season and because Coleman is in a conference with Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon, who also is having a record-breaking season.
Still, Coleman deserves a lot of credit for the numbers he’s been able to put up this season, especially since he’s essentially the entire offense for the Hoosiers and he’s still managed to find ways to best defenses and put up great results.
Coleman has rushed for at least 122 yards in every game but one so far this season.
For more Indiana news, visit Peegs.com.
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- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago
Despite the announcement that Will Muschamp will not return to Florida next season, the head coach is finishing out the regular season on the sideline for the Gators.
To honor Muschamp as the Gators host Eastern Kentucky, junior defensive end Jonathan Bullard wrote his coach’s last name on his eye black.
The Gators have underachieved with Muschamp at the helm, but his players clearly love him. This showing from Bullard is evidence of that.
Florida dominated the Colonels, 52-3, to improve to 6-4 and clinch bowl eligibility.
For more Florida news, visit InsideTheGators.com.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago
Nate Gerry could have simply gone out of bounds to give Nebraska good field position. He didn't, and he ended up giving the Huskers a two-touchdown lead.
Minnesota lined up to kick a 30-yard field goal to cut Nebraska's lead to 14-10 in the second quarter, but the kick was blocked by Nebraska's Randy Gregory. After a brief moment of hot potato, the ball ended up in Gerry's hands and he took off down the left sideline, evading a couple of Minnesota players and waiting for his blocks to break free and score.
The return gave Nebraska a 21-7 lead, though Nebraska ended up losing the game 28-24 after only scoring a field goal in the second half.
For more Nebraska news, visit HuskerOnline.com.
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- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday6 hrs ago
Illinois honored its seniors on Saturday afternoon before the Illini took on Penn State. Unfortunately for those seniors, there weren’t many fans in the stands to give them a proper sendoff.
About 45 minutes before kickoff, here’s what the parking lot looked like:
Just took this photo of parking lot directly behind Memorial Stadium press box. Amazing. pic.twitter.com/GJXsQWiq2V
That was a strong indication that the crowd would be scarce and it certainly has been.
Here was 10 minutes before kickoff:
What an atmosphere. pic.twitter.com/IL7CMEUC8r
Despite Saturday being the first day of the school's Thanksgiving break, the student section was still pretty pathetic:
The Illinois student section 10 minutes before kickoff: pic.twitter.com/1drTNCyd2o
Student sections tend to be late for an early kickoff, but the Illini’s student section did not filled out as the game continued.
Illinois student section at kickoff. As bad as it gets anywhere. pic.twitter.com/Z71BGg7uOD
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
If a Texas vs. Texas A&M bowl matchup does or doesn't happen, it's not because Texas A&M controlled the matchup, according to A&M athletic director Eric Hyman.
With Texas now bowl eligible and the Aggies with four losses, it's been fun to speculate if the two rivals and former Big 12 and Southwestern conference mates would meet in a bowl like the Texas Bowl in Houston. The matchup would instantly sell the game out and reignite a football rivalry that's gone dormant since A&M went to the SEC.
However, Hyman said Wednesday that the pairing was "out of our control."
“Quite frankly, that’s a decision made by the conference,” Hyman told the Houston Chronicle on Wednesday evening. “The configuration is so different than it’s been in the past. They ask us to rank the bowls, and they ask the bowls to rank us. The (SEC) then ranks all the different teams from that, and that’s how the selection will be made.