Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – There was quite a bit of hitting on the
field at Milan Puskar Stadium last weekend, but almost as much action took
place in the streets just outside in the hours following West Virginia’s upset
of visiting Baylor.
The Mountaineers, absent from the AP Top-25 for close to two years, are now
settled in at No. 22 this week, after stunning the fourth-ranked Bears by a
score of 41-27 last Saturday afternoon. But the game was far from pretty,
requiring close to four hours to complete, as referee Alan Eck nearly became
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Greenville, NC (SportsNetwork.com) – Shane Carden threw for a season-high 445
yards with two touchdowns and No. 18 East Carolina held off upset-minded
Connecticut with a 31-21 win on Thursday.
Carden, who had three straight games of 400-plus passing yards earlier this
season, completed 38 passes on a career-high 64 attempts with one
Breon Allen rushed for 65 yards on 14 carries with two touchdowns to help the
heavily-favored Pirates (6-1, 3-0 AAC) win continue
I was reading something on Yahoo about how both Mississippi State and Ole Miss will be in the Final 4 playoff this year. That is ridiculous because first of all they play each other and it will be later in the year, and second of all, most likely the four teams will be the conference winners from four out of the five power conferences, with an outside shot of Notre Dame crashing the party.
Florida State deserves to get in because they are the Defending Champs and have not lost yet. If they can beat Louisville this week they should continue
The East Carolina Pirates can match their best start since 1999 when they host the Connecticut Huskies. East Carolina’s prolific passing offense threw for a season-low 250 yards but their ground game and defense saved them in a 28-17 comeback victory over South Florida on October 11. The Pirates were held 145.6 yards below their average through the air but they ran for three scores and shut out the Bulls in the second half.
East Carolina committed 12 penalties for a season-high 148 yards but they used 231 rushing yards to complement a passing attack that still ranks fourth continue
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Marshall’s offense started slowly last
Saturday, scoring just 14 points in the first half at Florida International.
However, come the final whistle, the Thundering Herd had topped 40 points for
the sixth consecutive time.
The Herd wound up with 45 total points in the 45-13 stomping of the Golden
Panthers. It was their sixth win in a row this season and the fifth straight
cover. Moreover, they have been favored by 23.5 points or less in every game
during the ATS winning streak.
This week, Marshall is favored by 28 points versus Florida Atlantic. The continue