Ty and Dan run through another triumphant weekend for the state of Mississippi, the results of the Oregon-UCLA pillow fight, Notre Dame’s dreaded letdown-lookahead sandwich game against North Carolina, Baylor’s great comeback and Arizona’s wild backdoor cover.
Week 7 Recap (10/12)
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Treon Harris did not play on Saturday, but was cleared of allegations.
(7:00) — GAME RECAPS
(7:30) — Mississippi State 38, Auburn 23: The Bulldogs jumped on Auburn early, and the Tigers could not respond. Dan says State’s experience has allowed the coaching staff to use the team’s strength in multiple ways. The win also eliminates all doubt that Dan and Ty had about State. Dan also says Nick Marshall is secretly average, especially in the passing game.
(11:40) — Ole Miss 35, Texas A&M 20: Again, the Rebels proved the doubters, including Dan and Ty, wrong, man-handling the Aggies. Ty says Ole Miss’ defense may be the best in the country, and was impressed that it was able to easily defeat A&M on the road. Also, Dr. Bo has had two straight games where he’s been good Bo now.
(17:00) — Alabama 14, Arkansas 13: Dan points to Alabama’s offensive line and running backs struggling for most of the game as the biggest issue for the Tide. And because of that, the offense was awful against an improved but still not great Razorbacks team.
(21:50) — Baylor 61, TCU 58: Ty notes that Bryce Petty threw the Bears to the win, overcoming a 21-point deficit in the last 11 minutes. Ty feels bad for TCU, which, had they won, would have been in the driver’s seat for a playoff bid, and had this one in hand before the collapse. Dan notes that Baylor’s defense was not as bad as giving up 58 points would imply.
(26:00) — Oklahoma 31, Texas 26: It wasn’t a dominant offensive showing from the Sooners, Ty says, but the Sooners were able to score on special teams to get the win. Dan notes that the Longhorns’ defense is very good, and much further ahead of their offense. Dan also says that Oklahoma did not play well, and were fortunate to get a down Texas team.
(30:00) — Notre Dame 50, North Carolina 43: Ty wants to acknowledge that North Carolina’s offense put up a good effort against the Irish. The up-tempo offense was a bad matchup for the Notre Dame defense. They were lucky that Everett Golson and the Irish running game was able to counter against a bad Tarheels’ D.
(39:00) — Oregon 42, UCLA 30: Dan admits he wasn’t going for the reverse jinx in his lock of UCLA last week. He notes that Oregon’s success in the running game was his biggest takeaway, and the return of Jake Fisher. And he was very happy that Oregon was able to have a big third quarter, which was a big hallmark in Chip Kelly era.
(43:20) — USC 28, Arizona 26: Ty says that the problem for USC is it is really inconsistent, which is OK, as the win at Arizona is still a good one. Dan agrees that this wasn’t an all-that-impressive win for USC, noting that Cody Kessler was just passable. Dan also is concerned that USC can play about three quarters every game, and then falls off due to lack of depth.
(49:30) — Michigan State 45, Purdue 31: The Spartans with a three-quarter effort, Ty says. He does also note that he believes the Spartans are in a great spot still to make the playoff with just one loss. If Michigan State or Ohio State can win out, they have a good argument to get a spot.
(55:00) — PATRIOT LEAGUE ROUNDUP
Brown 27, Holy Cross 24
Bucknell 45, LeHigh 24
Colgate 31, Princeton 30
Fordham 60, Pennsylvania 22
Lafayette 24, Georgetown 21