September 10, 2012
By Adam Rosen
The Red Raiders stomped Texas State this weekend to the tune of 58-10 in the Bobcats' heavily promoted home opener. Seth Doege had a career day and Art Kaufman's defense proved, once again, to be an improvement on last year. Next week, Texas Tech will take on the New Mexico Lobos in Lubbock.
Eric Ward was the latest Tech wide receiver to miss some time to injury. The team's leading wide receiver a year ago sustained a concussion last week and should be available for Saturday's game against New Mexico.
Tulane safety Devon Walker was critically injured in an unfortunate collision with a teammate against Tulsa on Saturday. The extent of the injury remains unknown, but doctors say Walker did suffer a fractured spine. There is hope that the catastrophic mishap will not result in any paralysis but it will be another day or two before doctors are able to give a prognosis.
The No. 8 Arkansas Razorbacks stumbled against ULM in Little Rock (Ark.) on Saturday. Stud quarterback Tyler Wilson suffered a head injury in the first half and was sidelined for the rest of the night. The game went into overtime, where the Razorbacks kicked a field goal on the first possession. The Warhawks, with an opportunity to kick a field goal to tie, went for it on 4th and 1 from the 16 yard line and ended up scoring a touchdown to win the game.
Oregon State played spoiler this weekend, downing No. 13 Wisconsin in Corvallis, Oregon. The Beavers stifled the Badgers' usually powerful rushing attack, holding UW to only 35 total rushing yards. Heisman hopeful Monte Ball had his 21-game touchdown streak snapped in the loss on Saturday.
Oklahoma State slipped up against Rich Rodriguez and Arizona. The Pokes, led by true freshman quarterback Wes Lunt, turned the ball over four times, committed 15 penalties for 167 yards and were generally awful on defense.
Texas A&M and Missouri both lost their SEC home this weekend. While Johnny Manziel looked effective in his debut for the Aggies, the team's defense allowed Florida to rattle off 17 unanswered points. Mizzou also gave up 24 unanswered points to finish the game after leading Georgia late into the third quarter.