Archive for October, 2009

Domino Effect: USC’s Loss Could Set the BCS on Shuffle

Posted by Asher Feldman on October 31 2009 Add Comments
On Halloween, the fear is supposed to come from the costumes, or even the scary movies. But the scariest thing on this Halloween might be what the BCS will look like tomorrow. Oregon’s upset victory over USC at home, although not completely unexpected, may have some completely unexpected ramifications on what the BCS will look like tomorrow. Boise State, who zoomed by San Jose State on Saturday, may see the Oregon victory help them back up ...

Flash! No. 10 Oregon Trounces No. 4 USC, 47-20

Posted by Larry Sigurdson on October 31 2009 Add Comments
In a stunning thriller at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, the Oregon Ducks trounced the USC Trojans before a sold out crowd of 59, 957, with a final score of 47-20.  USC's Matt  Barkley led his team with a valiant effort, including a solid effort in the first half, but following half-time the Ducks proved to be too much for this Trojan team. The Ducks put up more than 600 yards of offense with Masoli and LaMichael ...

Following Loss to Illinois, Questions Abound For Rodriguez, Michigan

Posted by Justin Potts on October 31 2009 Add Comments
Michigan traveled to Champaign, Ill. on Halloween looking to become bowl eligible, but instead came away with its second straight 25-point loss. After building a 13-7 halftime lead, Michigan took the opening drive of the second half down to the Illinois 1-yard line. But four straight runs were unable to crack the end zone and Illinois took captured the momentum, and the game, scoring 31 unanswered points en route to a 38-13 victory.Michigan looked like ...

Heisman Watch Week Nine: Solid Performances All Around

Posted by Asher Feldman on October 31 2009 Add Comments
Colt McCoy Nothing special from McCoy this week, but at this point in the season, where no one is stepping up, that’s more than enough to keep him on most lists. The Oklahoma State game was supposed to be a challenge for the Longhorns, but they didn’t struggle in the least, and McCoy had a relatively quiet night, completing 16 of 21 for 171 yards and a touchdown pass. In the coming weeks, ...

Iowa Hawkeye Halloween: Indiana Hoosiers’ Worst Nightmare

Posted by J.A. Allen on October 31 2009 Add Comments
  In honor of Halloween, the Iowa Hawkeyes disguised themselves in their Jekyll and Hyde costumes.  They played like the destructive Hyde, too, until the fourth quarter when the rational and sane Dr. Jekyll was able to restore order and reappear as quarterback Ricky Stanzi in his opportunistic stance behind the center reading the defense and completing passes.  Then too, someone cast a spell on the football in the fourth quarter when it managed to bounce Iowa’s way ...

Where’s USC’s Swagger? Where’s the Desire? Where’s the Defense?

Posted by Robert Gardner on October 31 2009 Add Comments
Oh how the mighty have fallen. The once feared Trojans of USC have been decimated by both the NFL Draft and injuries. The Men of Troy entered into the 2009 season at their most vulnerable since Pete Carroll first year as head coach, but that is not what lead to the embarrassing loss tonight in Eugene, Oregon. Regardless of the youth and the injuries this Trojan team was still among the most talented in the country. ...

Northwestern Football Hangs with Penn State for Three Quarters but Falls 34-13

Posted by Jonathan Hodges on October 31 2009 Add Comments
Northwestern (5-4, 2-3) fought hard for three quarters and even held a 13-10 halftime lead, but Penn State (8-1, 4-1) was just too much for the Wildcats as PSU scored 21 points in the final period to secure a 34-13 win in Evanston. Despite losing a fumble on their second play from scrimmage, Northwestern's defense held the Nittany Lions in check on that drive by holding Penn State to a field goal.  The Wildcats ...

Appalachian State Continues Offensive Success, Steamrolls Furman

Posted by John Hooper on October 31 2009 Add Comments
Senior quarterback Armanti Edwards accounted for 461 yards of total offense and six touchdown responsibilities, leading NCAA FCS seventh-ranked Appalachian State to its fifth-straight victory, and eighth out of the last nine against Furman, with a 52-27 win on a rainy Halloween fall Saturday afternoon at Paladin Stadium. Read more College Football news on

Wisconsin Badgers Bash Boilers 37-0

Posted by Carl Stine on October 31 2009 Add Comments
The Wisconsin Badgers, led by running back John Clay and a stout defense, pummeled the Purdue Boilermakers in Madison, 37-0. After seeing their last two games fall apart because of mistakes in the passing game, the Badger's coaches decided to pound the rock this week. And pound the rock they did. The Badgers opened the game with an eleven play drive, and all eleven plays were run plays, with the drive finally culminating in a John Clay one yard ...

USC Trojan Report Card: Oregon 47 USC 20

Posted by Rick McMahan on October 31 2009 Add Comments
The one thing Trojan fans can take consolation in is that the best team won. Nothing cheap, no luck involved, simply the best team won. I am sure that many Trojan diehards will take offense at this notion, and will complain that I am giving too much credit to the Ducks but the facts speak for themselves. I wrote an article this week suggesting that it would take a complete effort on the part of the Trojans to ...