It's not unusual to see NASCAR drivers get upset after a wreck on the racetrack. After all, trying to stay composed after a collision at such high speeds must be tough considering how much controversy a little fender bender can create for us non-professionals in the suburbs. But rarely do you see a driver run across the track through traffic to confront the other driver immediately following a wreck. This is exactly what happened at Phoenix International Raceway Thursday night during a practice run for the Camping World Truck Series. Upset that Chad Frewaldt had bumped him and initiated a spin, Darrell Wallace Jr. stormed out of his Busch Motorsports truck as soon as it came to a stop. He crossed the track — while other trucks were still racing — to accost Frewaldt, who was patiently waiting for assistance in his car. Wallace greeted Frewaldt with a smack and some choice words, before casually walking back toward the infield through more traffic.
Title chances fading:
Having spent a good portion of the year at No. 2 in the BCS standings, the Oregon Ducks had good reason to be confident going into a Pac-12 game against the No. 5 Stanford Cardinal. Outspoken Ducks running-back De'Anthony Thomas even proclaimed they would score 40 points Thursday night. The high-octane offense however, didn't register its first points until the fourth quarter. By that point Stanford had scored 23 itself and would tack on three more in the fourth — enough to withstand Oregon's heroics late in the game. Stanford won 26-20.
Thursday night shootout:
A midweek matchup in the NFL doesn't always favor the offensive side of the ball, but points were scored in a big way at the Mall of America Field in Minneapolis on Thursday night. Robert Griffin III spent the better part of the night dissecting the Minnesota defense, but couldn't convert several critical goal-to-go chances inside the Vikings 10 yard-line in the final seconds of the game. The Vikes got some good output from Christian Ponder and Adrian Peterson, edging the Skins 34-27 in the contest.