Connect with us

NCAA Football

College Football Week 12: Winners and Losers



Week 12 saw a little bit of everything, statement wins, upsets, and some history. Here are my winners and losers:


  1. Oklahoma Sooners: Even with the snow in Morgantown, the Sooners stepped on the gas and never looked back as quarterback Baker Mayfield threw for two touchdowns. He also ran for two touchdowns. Running backs Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon combined for 307 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Linebacker Jordan Evans had a pick six as the Sooners defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers 56-28. After a 1-2 start, the Sooners have now won eight in a row and are in the college football playoff discussion.
  2. Colorado Buffaloes: Despite a hip pointer, quarterback Sefo Liufau threw for 345 yards. He also rushed for 108 yards and three touchdowns. Running back Phillip Lindsay rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns as the Buffs pulled away from the Washington State Cougars 38-24.
  3. Florida Gators: In a make-up game that was postponed due to Hurricane Matthew, a goal stand as time expired helped the Gators hold off the LSU Tigers 16-10 in an intense thriller. With the win, the Gators capture the SEC East.
  4. Wyoming Cowboys: The Cowboys upset the San Diego State Aztecs 34-33, maintaining their tiebreaker over the Boise State Broncos in the Mountain West Mountain division.
  5. Florida State running back Dalvin Cook: Cook rushed for 225 yards and four touchdowns. He broke the school’s career rushing record. More importantly the Seminoles defeated the Syracuse Orange 45-14.
  6. Kentucky Wildcats: The Wildcats defeated the Austin Peay Governors 49-13, becoming bowl eligible for the first time since 2010.
  7. South Carolina State running back Joe Thomas Sr.: You may know his son, Packers linebacker Joe Thomas Jr., but his father fulfilled a lifelong dream. Joe Sr. rushed for only three yards but at 55, he’s the oldest to ever play a college football game. Btw, the Bulldogs shutout the Savannah State Tigers 32-0.


  1. Louisville Cardinals: Turnovers and quarterback Lamar Jackson being sacked 11 times were the Cardinals’ undoing as they were steamrolled by the Houston Cougars 36-10. Jackson’s Heisman stock takes a drop, but the Cardinals’ playoff chances, well you can forget about it now.
  2. LSU Tigers: Despite having the advantage in time of possession, first downs and total yards, the Tigers couldn’t put together enough scoring drives in their loss to Florida.
  3. West Virginia Mountaineers: They had no answer for Oklahoma’s offensive attack.
  4. Washington State Cougars: The Cougars’ defense gave up way too many big plays in their loss to Colorado.
  5. Texas Longhorns: The Longhorns lost to the Kansas Jayhawks 24-21 in overtime. It’s their first loss to the Jayhawks since 1938, yes you read that right. This embarrassing loss seem to have sealed head coach Charlie Strong’s fate, what a shame!!

Storylines Going Into Week 13:

With this being the last week of the regular season, there’s still a lot to be decided.

In the ACC, North Carolina needs to defeat state rival NC State and hope Virginia Tech loses to their state rival Virginia to win the ACC Coastal. Louisville hosts Kentucky and Florida goes to Florida State for state bragging rights.

In the Pac 12, Washington travels to Pullman to face Washington State for the Apple Cup, the Pac 12 North and to keep their playoff hopes alive. Utah plays Colorado.

In the Mountain West, Boise State faces Air Force while Wyoming meets New Mexico.

In the MAC, Western Michigan hosts Toledo to keep their dreams for a New Year Six bowl intact.

In the SEC, LSU goes to Texas A&M. Auburn hopes to derail rival Alabama’s SEC West and playoff chances in their annual Iron Bowl meeting.

In the Big Ten, Nebraska has to beat Iowa and hope Minnesota defeats Wisconsin to clinch the Big Ten West. In the East, Michigan faces Ohio State, Michigan wins they clinch the East and a spot in the championship game. If Ohio State wins, they have to hope Michigan State upsets Penn State to clinch the East.

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving, enjoy the football!!!



NCAA Football

Ex-Oregon Duck Doug Brenner Sues Willie Taggart, NCAA, University for $11.5 Million



Former Oregon Ducks offensive lineman Doug Brenner has filed a lawsuit against the NCAA, University of Oregon, former Ducks’ head coach Willie Taggart, and former Ducks’ strength coach Irele Oderinde, for $11.5 million in alleged damages, according to The Oregonian’s James Crepea.

Per the report:

“Brenner’s attorneys allege the University of Oregon was negligent for failing to prohibit, regulate or supervise the workouts, which they describe as ‘physical punishment regimens.’ The lawsuit also alleges that Taggart and Oderinde, both now at Florida State, were negligent in imposing and carrying out the workouts, and that the NCAA has failed to regulate such practices by coaches of its member institutions.”

Brenner was hospitalized last year, January 2017, with “rhabdomyolysis and subsequent injuries” after a series of intense offseason workouts, and is seeking damages for the medical bills he accrued due to the workouts, along with the “severe injuries, some of which are permanent, permanent renal injury, a shortening of his life span by upwards of 10 years, increased susceptibility of kidney failure, kidney disease, and death, severe physical and emotional pain, [and premature death] and an impaired opportunity to play football in college and thereafter.”

The report goes on to say that offensive lineman Sam Poutasi and tight end Cam McCormick were also hospitalized with rhabdomyolysis, but neither player has been named as being a part of the lawsuit.

Taggart is now the head coach, and Oderinde is currently the strength and conditioning coach for the Florida State Seminoles.

One of the lawyers representing Brenner, Mark McDougal, said the following about the workouts referred to in the lawsuit:

“The drills were done in unison, and whenever a player faltered, vomited, or fainted, his teammates were immediately punished with additional repetitions. A key goal of this lawsuit is to force the NCAA to ban these kinds of punishing, abusive workouts. These workouts are contrary to NCAA guidelines for protecting players from injury and death. The NCAA needs to enact and enforce regulations that outlaw these practices.”


Continue Reading


Hurricane Florence Could Impact A Number of Games



Hurricane Florence could threaten a number of games scheduled this week as the major storm system continues to threaten the United States Eastern Coast.

According to USA Today Sports, here are the games that could be impacted by the pending storm:


Sunday, Sept. 16

Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m.
Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
Indianapolis at Washington, 1 p.m.
New England at Jacksonville, 4:25 p.m.

College football

Wednesday, Sept. 12

Campbell at Coastal Carolina, 2:00 (rescheduled from Saturday)

Thursday, Sept. 13

Boston College at Wake Forest, 7:30

Saturday, Sept. 15 

Georgia Southern at No. 2 Clemson, 3:30
Middle Tennessee at No. 3 Georgia, 7:15
No. 13 LSU at No. 7 Auburn, 3:30
East Carolina at No. 11 Virginia Tech, 12:20
No. 15 West Virginia at North Carolina State, 3:30
No. 18 Central Florida at North Carolina, 12:00
Ohio at Virginia, 3:00
Southern Miss at Appalachian State, 3:30
Colorado State at Florida, 4:00
Old Dominion at Charlotte, 6:00
Norfolk State at Liberty, 6:00
Marshall at South Carolina, 7:30


Wednesday, Sept. 12

Miami at N.Y. Mets, 4:10, Game 2 TBA
Oakland at Baltimore*, 7:05
Washington at Philadelphia*, 7:05
Toronto at Boston, 7:10

Thursday, Sept. 13

Chicago Cubs at Washington*, 4:05
Oakland at Baltimore*, 7:05
Miami at N.Y. Mets, 7:10
Toronto at Boston, 7:10

Friday, Sept. 14

Chic. White Sox at Baltimore, 7:05
Miami at Philadelphia*, 7:05
Toronto at N.Y. Yankees*, 7:05
N.Y. Mets at Boston, 7:10
Washington at Atlanta*, 7:35

Saturday, Sept. 15

Washington at Atlanta*, 1:05
N.Y. Mets at Boston, 4:05
Toronto at N.Y. Yankees*, 4:05
Chicago White Sox at Baltimore, 7:05
Miami at Philadelphia*, 7:05

Sunday, Sept. 16

Chicago White Sox at Baltimore, 1:05
N.Y. Mets at Boston, 1:05
Toronto at N.Y. Yankees*, 1:05
Miami at Philadelphia*, 1:35
Washington at Atlanta*, 1:35

*- games with playoff implications

Minor League Baseball

Wednesday, Sept. 12
Carolina League: Potomac (Va.) at Buies Creek (N.C.), 1:05

Thursday, Sept. 13
Carolina League: Buies Creek (N.C.) at Potomac (Va.). 7:05
International League: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) at Durham (N.C.), 7:05

Friday, Sept. 14
Carolina League: Buies Creek (N.C.) at Potomac (Va.), 7:05
International League: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) at Durham (N.C.) 7:05

Saturday, Sept. 15
Carolina League: Buies Creek (N.C.) at Potomac (Va.), 6:35
International League: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) at Durham (N.C.), 7:05

Continue Reading

NCAA Football

Braylon Edwards Apologizes for University of Miami Tweets, Stand by his Stance



Former NFL wide receiver Braylon Edwards, who currently works for the Big Ten Network, has been suspended by the Big Ten Network for tweets he made on Saturday night after the Wolverines lost 24-17 to Notre Dame.3

Edwards, a former All-America wide receiver at the University of Michigan, heavily criticized Wolverines’ offensive lineman Cesar Ruiz, calling him “weak,” and called Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson “scared.”

Edwards played wide receiver for Michigan from 2001 to 2004, and then was drafted to the NFL.

Edwards then went on to target the Michigan team as a whole, tweeting  “f—ing Michigan offense so predictable … Michigan football is sadly one thing … Trash.”

Edwards was criticized by Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh on Monday for his tweets and then was officially suspended indefinitely by the Big Ten Network.

“Effective as of Sunday, Sept. 2, Braylon Edwards has been suspended indefinitely from his role at the Big Ten Network due to a violation of the network’s social media guidelines”, the Big Ten Network wrote in a since deleted tweet, according to Chris Vannini of The Athletic.

“No. 1, first of all, it’s not true. It’s not factual,” Harbaugh said of the comments. “There’s nobody in our program who thinks those things about any player on our team, let alone the two players he describes. On the other level, I was disappointed a member of the Big Ten Network would choose to attack the character of two of our players. That’s disappointing.

“We’ll handle things within the program,” Harbaugh said. “That’s all we control.”

“And, I would say, if somebody wants to attack the character of anybody on the ballclub, then come after me. I don’t think it’s right. It’s not true. And nobody in the program thinks that about any player on our team. Just so you know that’s not coming from anybody inside the program.”

While Edwards admits that his tweets were “excessive”, he stands by his criticism of the Wolverines, and says that he plans to reach out to Ruiz and Patterson through his brother, Berkley Edwards, who is a running back for Michigan.

Edwards added that former Wolverines coach Lloyd Carr “called me out in the media” and he realizes now he shouldn’t have done the same to Ruiz and Patterson.

“I admit I was excessive and emotional and inebriated. Mix those together. But the focus of my tweets remains intact. I stand by that. I was over-excessive Saturday night at 10:29, but I don’t back down on my overall stance as an alum and a fan. I’ve always defended Michigan. Even this year, I was high on Michigan,” Edwards said according to the Detroit News.

“I’m a man. We make mistakes. I’m sorry. I should not have gone that way. I still agree with the overall message — what do we do now (as a program)? But I apologize — shouldn’t name individual players. They’re still kids. That’s what I apologize for,” Edwards told the media outlet.

Now that there is Legal sports betting in the USA it will be interesting to see what happens when Edwards returns. Some sportsbooks have started taking wagers on whether or not he will keep his job in the end and for how long.

For now, Edwards has a lot of time to sit at home and reflect before his return to the Big Ten Network.

Continue Reading