55-year-old Joe Thomas becomes earliest player to experience DI nfl and college football

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Sc Condition running back Joe Thomas set a university football record against Savannah Condition.

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Joe Sr. helped his boy create a highlight reel and used some connections to provide him a go like a walk on at Sc Condition. It had been a great task for Joe Sr., because the Great Recession was gnawing Thomas Enterprise lower to simply him. He fell behind on his house payments, offered his rental qualities to outlive and couldn’t find work that didn’t have to have a degree. Eventually in spring 2012, he came home and requested [wife] Sarah to assist him complete a university application, then drove to Orangeburg to inquire about Joe Junior. if he’d be okay together with his father joining him at school.

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Together with his first-half keep on Saturday, the 55-year-old Thomas is presumed is the earliest player to experience either in the FCS or FBS degree of nfl and college football.

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Thomas Sr. became a member of they like a walk-on this year when his boy was still being an associate, but he tore his ACL and MCL inside a vehicle crash. He missed the 2013 season as well as declared personal bankruptcy too. And also in 2014 he missed the entire year due to a sciatic nerve problem.

And Thomas’ appearance means he’ll be the solution to another trivia question too. His boy, Joe Thomas Junior., — a graduate of Sc Condition — plays for that Eco-friendly Bay Packers.

Frisby became a member of the Gamecocks in 2004 like a 39-year-old receiver and caught a nine-yard pass in 2005.

But he tied to it and received an instructional waiver to look inside a game captured.

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Things to Watch: The Colorado-Washington Condition showdown nobody saw coming

Colorado arrived to this year getting won five total conference games during its 5 years within the Pac-12. Washington Condition hadn’t fared far better, consistently ranking one of the worst team within the Pac-12 North. However the Cougars’ offense, which happens to be among the nation’s best, finds a rhythm this season and also the defense has been doing sufficient to own Cougars the advantage. Washington Condition is 10th in america as a whole offense averaging 517.5 yards per game and eighth in scoring with 44.3 points per game. The Cougars lean heavily around the play of the receivers, and can do without River Cracraft, who tore his ACL a week ago. However, Gabe Marks, who set the record for Pac-12 career receptions, it’s still a threat.

Last week’s slew of upsets demonstrated that there is nothing confirmed.

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USC is definitely among the hottest teams in the united states after defeating Washington on the highway a week ago and upgrading the school Football Playoff rankings. The Trojans have put themselves within the search for that Pac-12 South title with Colorado and Utah, but they have to win their final two games — and also have another things fall their way — to reach that goal.

Oklahoma must win its final two games to assert the large 12 crown and also have an outdoors chance in the CFP. West Virginia’s path to the large 12 title is a touch harder after already getting a loss of revenue. It will have to win its final two games and also have Oklahoma Condition lose a game title to capture the title.

No. 11 Oklahoma Condition at TCU, noon ET — Oklahoma Condition could play for any conference title in a few days against rival Oklahoma, but it’ll want to get past a TCU team that’s playing inspired football. The Horned Frogs were built with a week off after throttling Baylor 62-22. This won’t be a simple contest for that Cowboys.

No. 14 West Virginia is most likely probably the most undervalued team within the rankings. It’s lone loss found Oklahoma Condition and it’s had decisive wins over every other opponent. The Mountaineers allow 409.8 yards per game, but they are 19th in the united states allowing just 20.6 points per game. That defense is going to be tested against an Oklahoma team that ranks 9th across the country with 44.2 points per game and it has a Heisman hopeful receiver in Dede Westbrook. Throughout the Sooners’ seven-game winning streak, Westbrook has already established only one game with less than 100 yards and he’s had a minumum of one touchdown in every of individuals contests.

2 yrs ago, Washington Condition and Colorado were at the end of the particular Pac-12 divisions and today both of them are at the very top. The Buffaloes have to win their final two games to have a place within the Pac-12 Championship and Washington State’s chances for any division title likely hinge on next week’s Apple Cup game against Washington. If everything calculates, this week’s game between your Buffaloes and Cougars might be a preview of the championship which will decide a place within the Rose Bowl.

USC has won 13 of history 17 contests between both of these teams, including last year’s 40-21 victory.

These two teams are playing for any conference title along with a shot — although a lengthy one — in a place within the Nfl And College Football Playoff.

This week’s showdown with crosstown rival UCLA has lost a number of its luster because of an injuries towards the Bruins’ phenom quarterback Josh Rosen as well as an overall uninspiring season. However this continues to be a competition game and when last week’s contests (and Thursday’s Houston-Louisville game) trained us anything, it’s that there is nothing confirmed.

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USC, which began the growing season 1-3, finds a spark because of quarterback Mike Darnold, who’s 6-1 like a starter. Darnold is eighth across the country having a 165.8 passer rating. He’s had the advantage of a skilled offensive line and wide receiver JuJu Cruz-Schuster, who has turned into a safety valve. The Trojans in addition have a strong running game behind Ronald Johnson, that has rushed for 487 yards previously three games.

UCLA doesn’t have the identical embarrassment of riches. Rosen endured a season-ending injuries partly due to the poor play from the offensive line. New quarterback Mike Fafaul has attempted his best, but it’s been a constant fight throughout his four starts. The Bruins ended up getting victory a week ago against Or Condition and may still create a bowl game, however they will require more the aid of their running game, that is second-to-last across the country averaging 87.2 yards per game.

However the West Virginia offense isn’t any slouch. It ranks 19th across the country in scoring with 32.2 points per game and 19th as a whole yards with 496.6. The Mountaineers possess a balanced attack with quarterback Skylar Howard and running backs Justin Crawford, Rushel Covering III and Kennedy McKoy. Covering didn’t play a week ago against Texas.

Which means this week, we watch having a careful eye as several teams still vie for his or her division and conference titles.

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Despite the fact that there wasn’t much movement one of the nation’s top four teams, last week’s games demonstrated that anybody can beat anybody on a day. Houston further demonstrated that time Thursday if this knocked Louisville from the chance in a CFP berth and can have cost quarterback Lamar Jackson his grip around the Heisman.

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UNLV at No. 20 Boise Condition, 9 p.m. ET (Friday) —
UNLV may have been simple to overlook, but after last week’s 69-66 triple-overtime victory over Wyoming, the Rebels possess the Broncos’ full attention. Boise Condition must win its final two games and also have Wyoming lose to clinch a place within the Mountain West title game.

The Buffaloes may also score, averaging 35.2 points per game. They depend on the balanced attack, with a running game that makes up about 204.7 yards per game.

The Sooners also expect great production from the running game since Samaje Perine has came back from injuries. Against Baylor, his first game since March. 15, Perine had 23 carries for 100 yards and 2 touchdowns. Joe Mixon added 14 carries 124 yards along with a score. Also, he had five catches for 63 yards, because he is constantly on the split out wide as he and Perine are in the game simultaneously.

No. 23 Florida at No. 16 LSU, 1 p.m. ET — Farmville was said to be performed 42 days ago, but tornados altered individuals plans and today Florida is within essential-win situation to help keep charge of the SEC East with Tennessee breathing lower its neck.

The task for that Cougars is going to be setting up the gaudy figures from the Pac-12’s best pass defense, that is allowing 176.9 yards per game and holding opponents to some 50.9 % completion rate. Colorado also enables just 131.5 yards per game hurrying and it has forced a turnover inside a national-best 23 consecutive games.

Game to look at:
No. 9 Oklahoma at No. 14 West Virginia. 8 p.m. ET

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No. 13 USC at UCLA, 10:30 p.m. ET

And that’s still mind-boggling.

Game each week:
No. 22 Washington Condition at No. 10 Colorado, 3:30 p.m. ET

Farmville means more for Colorado of computer does for Washington Condition, however the outcome will begin sorting Pac-12 championship scenarios pretty rapidly.

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Spread Options: Dr. Saturday&#39s Week 12 picks from the spread

Arkansas (+2) at Mississippi Condition, 7 p.m. ET: Here’s another game having a team scrapping to get at a bowl. Mississippi Condition are only able to go bowling with wins within the Razorbacks and Ole Miss. It’s doable, but not even close to an assurance. Farmville is really a calculating stick for that Hogs’ 2016 season too after blowout losses to Alabama, Auburn and LSU, Arkansas is a lot nearer to the foot of the SEC West compared to middle whether it loses to MSU.

Washington Condition at Colorado (OVER 61), 3:30 p.m. ET: Colorado needs farmville to win the Pac-12 South while Washington Condition needs this (as well as an Apple Cup win) to help keep its North division hopes alive. Farmville won’t be considered a Pac-12 At Night-style shootout, however. Colorado’s defense surrenders just 4.6 yards per play while Washington State’s is a lot improved (5.5) from 2015 (6.2). 34-30 sounds right.

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Florida at LSU (UNDER 39), 1 p.m. ET: The Tigers are popular with 15, but there’s not a way we are able to take time given just how Florida’s defense is. We’re choosing the under due to how bad Florida’s offense is, however. LSU must take proper care of business, however this game wouldn’t surprise us if it’s a smaller follow up of Alabama’s 10- win at Baton Rouge two days ago. 20-7 LSU sounds about right.

Miami (-3) at New York Condition, 12:30 p.m. ET: The Wolfpack clicked a four-game losing streak having a make an impression on Syracuse in Week 11. A make an impression on the Hurricanes not just makes NC Condition bowl-qualified, but additionally provides the Wolfpack a signature win after close losses to Clemson and Florida Condition. We’re not too sure it’ll happen. Miami has bounced back nicely following a four-game losing streak of their own as well as an 8-4 months are very possible.

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Oklahoma Condition (+5.5) at TCU, Noon ET: An 8-2 team recovering from 5 points on the highway? Yes please. Victory for that Cowboys means next week’s game versus. Oklahoma is perfect for the large 12 championship. TCU has run out of the conference race and just playing for bowl eligibility. Oklahoma Condition must learn how to operate on a TCU defense that provides up almost 150 yards hurrying a game title.

We never can stay over .500 for very lengthy. A 5-5 Week 11 makes our record 45-61-4. Time for you to get moving to be above .500 for that season.

Memphis (-7.5) at Cincinnati, 8 p.m. ET FRIDAY: We’re likely to keep picking against Cincinnati throughout the growing season only at that rate. The Bearcats lost 24-3 to UCF a week ago and have a three-game losing streak into Friday’s game. The Tigers, meanwhile, are bowl qualified at 6-4 and want the win at Cincy to ensure a fantastic season with Houston looming within the season’s final week.

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UTSA (+27.5) at Texas A&M, Noon ET: This really is not even close to an upset pick, but we’re getting difficulty picking Texas A&M to pay for nearly four touchdowns on Saturday. The Aggies is deserving of a comparatively easy win, but after losses to Mississippi Condition and Ole Miss, A&M is in the middle of a swoon. Possibly the Roadrunners is going to be cathartic. But we’re not betting onto it.

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Virginia Tech (PK) at Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m. ET: If Virginia Tech was playing a group with Notre Dame’s credentials not named Notre Dame, is that this game a pick-em? We certainly don’t think so. The Hokies have battled from the run yesteryear two days but Notre Dame may be unable to take advantage of that weakness. This may be a way for VT QB Jerod Evans to recover too.

Georgia Southern (-2.5) at Georgia Condition, 2 p.m. ET: Georgia Condition designed a coaching change after a week ago and Georgia Southern must finish the growing season 2- for any bowl game. We’re choosing the street team. Georgia Condition isn’t any. 98 in the united states in hurry defense and enables over 4.3 yards a carry. Georgia Southern averages approximately 4.3 yards a carry itself.

North Park Condition at Wyoming (OVER 58), 3:30 p.m. ET: Farmville goes a lengthy method to figuring out who meets within the MWC title game. If SDSU wins, the road is paved for any matchup between your Aztecs and Boise Condition. If Wyoming wins, the Cowboys will receive a rematch using the Aztecs in 2 days. Wyoming threw in the towel 66 to UNLV (in 3 OT) a week ago and SDSU is going to be giving the ball to Donnel Pumphrey early and frequently. If Pumphrey includes a big game, anticipate seeing him pointed out everywhere (and not simply at Dr. Saturday) like a non-Lamar Jackson Heisman candidate.

Bowl Projections: Will USC jump right into a Year&#39s Six bowl game?

Miami Beach Bowl, 12 ,. 19
Florida versus. Central Michigan

Arizona Bowl, 12 ,. 30
Boise State Broncos versus. Idaho

Music City Bowl, 12 ,. 30
Pitt versus. Arkansas

Poinsettia Bowl, 12 ,. 21
BYU versus. North Park Condition

Boise State Broncos Bowl, 12 ,. 17
Middle Tennessee Condition versus. Colorado Condition

Vegas Bowl, 12 ,. 17
Arizona Condition versus. Boise Condition

Citrus Bowl, 12 ,. 31
Texas A&M versus. Wisconsin

Alamo Bowl, 12 ,. 29
Oklahoma Condition versus. Washington Condition

TaxSlayer Bowl, 12 ,. 31
Minnesota versus. Georgia

Peach Bowl, 12 ,. 31 (Playoff semifinal)
Alabama versus. Washington

Texas Bowl, 12 ,. 28
TCU versus. Sc

Promote Farms Bowl, 12 ,. 28
Indiana versus. Cal

New Orleans Bowl, 12 ,. 17
Louisiana Tech versus. Troy

Hawaii Bowl, 12 ,. 24
Old Dominion versus. Air Pressure

QuickLane Bowl, 12 ,. 26
Akron versus. Georgia Southern

Fiesta Bowl, 12 ,. 31 (Playoff semifinal)
Ohio Condition versus. Clemson

Russell Sports Bowl, 12 ,. 28
Oklahoma versus. Florida Condition

Liberty Bowl, 12 ,. 30
Baylor versus. Florida

Heart of Dallas Bowl, 12 ,. 27
Northwestern versus. UTSA

Independence Bowl, 12 ,. 26
NC Condition versus. Ole Miss

Dollar General Bowl, 12 ,. 23
Eastern Michigan versus. Application Condition

Holiday Bowl, 12 ,. 27
Iowa versus. Utah

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Orange Bowl, 12 ,. 30
Michigan versus. Louisville

Outback Bowl, Jan. 2
Nebraska versus. Tennessee

Camellia Bowl, 12 ,. 17
Miami, Ohio versus. Arkansas Condition

Pinstripe Bowl, 12 ,. 28
Maryland versus. Miami

Thanks for visiting Dr. Saturday’s first installment in our 2016 bowl projections. Expect items to change within the next two days, but we’re thinking each conference is powerful enough to internet three teams in Big Bowl games. We love to the large Ten’s chances a little more given the probability of a Penn Condition conference title. However the committee clearly likes USC. When the Trojans keep impressing within the next two days, they might mind to Dallas.

St. Petersburg Bowl, 12 ,. 26
Temple versus. Georgia Tech

Rose Bowl, Jan. 2
Penn Condition versus. Colorado

Cactus Bowl, 12 ,. 27
Texas versus. Southern Miss

Belk Bowl, 12 ,. 29
Virginia Tech versus. Auburn

Sun Bowl, 12 ,. 30
New York versus. Stanford

Cotton Bowl, Jan. 2
Western Michigan versus. USC

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Potato Bowl, 12 ,. 22
Ohio versus. Wyoming

Boca Raton Bowl, 12 ,. 20
Orlando versus. Western Kentucky

Bahamas Bowl, 12 ,. 23
Houston versus. Toledo

Military Bowl, 12 ,. 23
Kansas Condition versus. Memphis

Birmingham Bowl, 12 ,. 29
Kentucky versus. Tulsa

Sugar Bowl, Jan. 2
West Virginia versus. LSU

Military Bowl, 12 ,. 27
Wake Forest versus. Navy

Cure Bowl, 12 ,. 17
South Alabama versus. SMU

Will the large Ten and also the Pac-12 each get three teams into New Year’s Six bowl games?

A D-III lineman completed an in-depth ball also it would be a factor of beauty (Video)

Since there were six offensive linemen around the play, Koch, who starts at right tackle, was technically around the finish from the line like a tight finish. That’s what permitted him to legally go ahead and take handoff and throw it downfield.

The lucky big man is Kolton Koch, a tackle for Division III Monmouth College (Illinois). Koch arranged tackle qualified, required a handoff and delivered a explosive device downfield to teammate Yansay Johnson for any big gain.

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An offensive lineman completed a 33-yard pass over the past weekend. Once more: An offensive lineman completed a 33-yard pass over the past weekend.

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The 6-feet-1, 275-pound lefty got lots of air underneath the ball. It had been most likely a little underthrown, however the coverage was tight, so Koch’s throw permitted Johnson to return towards the ball for any big gain. The pass setup first-and-goal, and Monmouth scored a couple of plays later on the way to a 59-7 win. The Scots improved to 10- using the win.

The craziest play from the weekend made the decision an NAIA conference title (Video)

That’s where Kavan re-enters the play. He walked while watching lateral close to the 45-yard line and ran greater than 55 yards during the other direction for any crazy touchdown.

We’ll demonstrate the recording first, after which describe what is you’re seeing:

As well as for Kavan’s effort, he earned No. 1 on SportsCenter’s Top Ten. Pretty awesome.

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First, let’s set the scene. Morningside College (Sioux City, Iowa) was 8-1 overall coupled with an ideal 7- record within the Great Plains Sports Conference. The Mustangs already claimed a minimum of a share from the league title heading into Saturday’s home game against Northwestern College (Orange City, Iowa), that was 4-5 overall and 4-3 in conference play. Having a win, Morningside would clinch its sixth straight GPAC title.

That play gave the Mustangs a 14- lead, however the Red Raiders battled back with two touchdowns. The 2nd touchdown included 1:43 left within the ballgame and cut the Morningside result in 14-13. Rather of attempting to tie the sport by having an extra point, Northwestern selected a 2-point conversion. The 2-point try unsuccessful and Morningside could run the time to seal the conference title having a 14-13 win.

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Together with his team leading 7-, Morningside’s Tyler Kavan required a handoff and scampered 23 yards deep into Northwestern territory, but had the ball ripped from his hands by Northwestern’s Donavan Weldon. Weldon then required off within the other way, running nearly 30 yards before inexplicably attempting to pitch the ball to a teammate.

Baylor QB Seth Russell out for season

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Baylor began the growing season 6- but has lost three consecutively. Next around the schedule is really a home game against Kansas Condition.

The ankle injuries ends his collegiate career.

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“Seth labored so difficult to return in the neck injuries, and it’s not about losing the talent and production at quarterback, it’s more much like getting your own children hurt,” acting mind coach Jim Grobe stated. “It breaks your heart to determine a very, great guy harmed like this. Just really, really sad since you love the little one a lot.”

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Russell, a senior, was carted from the field having a nasty leg injuries Saturday at Oklahoma, and also the program confirmed Sunday that Russell may have season-ending surgery for any fractured left ankle. It’s the 2nd year consecutively that Russell went lower having a season-ending injuries. This past year, he was sidelined having a neck injuries.

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With Russell out, this program turns to true newcomer Zach Cruz. Cruz has made an appearance in six games this year for that Bears and it has completed 16-of-35 passes for 272 yards and 2 touchdowns. In relief of Russell on Saturday, Cruz went 6-of-15 for 144 yards, together with a 62-yard touchdown pass to KD Cannon.

Not surprisingly, Baylor quarterback Seth Russell won’t go back to the area this season.

After coming back from his neck injuries, Russell put for just two,126 yards, 20 touchdowns and eight interceptions for that Bears, who dropped to six-3 having a loss Saturday. Like a starter at Baylor, Russell were built with a 14-3 record. Overall, he put for five,461 yards (seventh in program history), 60 touchdowns (3rd in program history) and 18 interceptions.

Baylor QB Seth Russell carted off field after nasty left lower-leg injuries

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Baylor quarterback Seth Russell endured a serious left leg injuries throughout the third quarter from the Bears’ game versus. Oklahoma on Saturday.

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Russell was accumulating the center as he was spun around whilst getting tackled. Russell’s left cleat was at the turf under an Oklahoma player and the feet didn’t pivot with the remainder of Russell’s body because he was spun down.

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Russell was substituted with newcomer Zach Cruz.

Russel’s left leg was rapidly put in an aura cast and that he was carted from the field. The preliminary diagnosis would be a dislocated ankle.

Based on Baylor, Seth Russell continues to be identified as having a dislocated ankle and it is getting an x-ray in the stadium.

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Russell endured a fracture to some cervical vertebra as they was tackled late inside a game versus. Iowa Condition in 2015. He wound up missing all of those other season and stated in The month of january he could be removed to come back in 2016.

The injuries am nasty that ABC demonstrated just one brief replay from the incident. People of both teams immediately called Baylor’s trainers towards the field after Russell was on the floor. We aren’t together with a video or GIF from the injuries because of its demands.

Things to Watch: Washington searches for validation against USC

When quarterback Tago Cruz endured a season-ending injuries at the outset of the growing season, many authored Navy off just as one contender for that AAC title. However the Midshipmen have rallied behind new starter Will Worth and therefore are closing in with an AAC West crown.

There aren’t lots of marquee games between rated opponents a few days ago, but there are plenty of games that can help straighten out conference races. The ACC often see some division race closure a few days ago and also the Big Ten races could narrow to 2 teams in every division. The Large 12 also might be a lesser jumbled wreck havoc on a few key games a few days ago.

Even though the sport knocked the Aggies from the Nfl And College Football Playoff, additionally, it caught Alabama’s attention and sure may prevent the Tide from getting any kind of letdown.

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Mississippi Condition at No. 1 Alabama, noon ET

The Huskies rank 18th across the country as a whole defense allowing 329.8 yards per game. They permit just 17 points per game and also have held passing defenses to simply 181.9 yards per game. Furthermore, they lead the nation in turnover margin with 22 acquired to simply seven lost. USC’s best offense may be its ground game, that is averaging 211.9 yards per game and it has taken into account 320, 398 and 270 yards in each one of the last three games.

But don’t discount the Huskies’ running game, that has transported them through a few of the tougher games this year. Myles Gaskin has 952 yards and eight touchdowns this year and he’s complemented by Lavon Coleman, that has 600 yards and three scores.

However, to accomplish this goal, the Midshipmen will have to work through Tulsa, a group which has won three straight games and it is playing in addition to anybody within the conference at this time.

Washington requires a win to help validate itself like a legitimate national title contender while USC is searching to help keep pace with Utah and Colorado within the Pac-12 South.

USC rolls into San antonio riding a 5-game winning streak thanks partly to quarterback Mike Darnold along with a resurgent running game. Darnold replaced Max Browne because the starter within the 4th game of year along with a has published a 5-1 record since. He’s tossed for 1,874 yards, 20 touchdowns and merely four interceptions for the reason that time, but against Washington, Darnold might find among the nation’s best defenses.

Washington, certainly one of just four undefeated Power Five teams in the united states, was excluded from the very best four from the initial CFP rankings, but increased now following a convincing 66-27 win against Cal. But will it live there?

No. 16 West Virginia at Texas, noon ET — Texas has three wins within the last four days and it is now one win from bowl eligibility. Victory against a West Virginia team that lots of consider among the best programs within the Big 12 would go a lengthy way toward coach Charlie Strong preserving his job using the Longhorns.

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The champion of the game won’t quite seal in the West Division, but it’ll come with an inside track heading lower the stretch.

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Alabama has won the final eight games within the series and 7 of individuals wins happen to be by double digits, including last year’s 31-6 beatdown. Furthermore, the Bulldogs haven’t scored a touchdown within the first 75 % in almost any of the last three games in Tuscaloosa.

The 2 teams only have met three occasions with Navy holding a couple-1 edge, including last year’s 44-21 victory. But this can be a far better Tulsa team that ranks ninth across the country as a whole offense with 512.1 yards per game and 42.4 points per game. The Golden Hurricane rebounded from the loss to Houston and also have scored 154 points within their last three games. Quarterback Dane Evans leads they with 2,244 passing yards and 18 touchdowns while James Flanders has rushed for 1,080 yards and 14 scores.

However the greatest test is going to be for that Tulsa run defense, that might struggle against Navy’s option offense. Against Tulane captured, the Golden Hurricane permitted 355 yards and 4 hurrying touchdowns. While Tulsa ultimately won the sport, it had been a glimpse into exactly what a Navy offense that averages just lacking 300 yards per game on the floor could possibly do within this contest.

Game each week:
No. 20 USC at No. 4 Washington. 7:30 p.m. ET

This is actually the greatest game each week attending college football because these two teams are not only seen jockeying for position within their particular Pac-12 divisions, they’re also fighting for respect as well as their places within the Nfl And College Football Playoff standings.

Farmville wouldn’t perform the radar this season whether it wasn’t for that Bulldogs’ upset of Texas A&M a week ago. For the reason that game, quarterback Nick Fitzgerald rushed for 182 yards and 2 touchdowns within the 35-28 triumph.

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Game to look at:
Tulsa at Navy, noon ET

Here’s Things to Watch in Week 11:

Minnesota at No. 19 Nebraska, 7:30 ET — Both of these teams have been in a 3-way tie atop the large Ten West with Wisconsin. Nebraska, that is coming off a humiliating loss to Ohio Condition a week ago, already includes a loss to Badgers along with a loss towards the Gophers would virtually eliminate any chance of a division title.

Alabama is originating off a difficult win against LSU by which Jalen Hurts battled for the majority of the contest, but scored the game’s only touchdown within the 10- victory.

So while there may not be the large name games a few days ago, there are plenty of important contests.

No. 25 Baylor at No. 9 Oklahoma, noon ET — The Sooners are searching for his or her 14th consecutive Big 12 win a few days ago from the Bears. Farmville was much more appealing before Baylor dropped two right to Texas and TCU, however the Sooners are playing to remain atop the large 12 and possibly sneak in to the Nfl And College Football Playoff.

Alabama should win farmville easily, but that’s exactly the same factor many considered Texas A&M a week ago.

On the other hand, all eyes is going to be on Washington quarterback Mike Browning, who’s a Heisman contender. To date this season, he’s passed for just two,273 yards with 34 touchdowns and merely four interceptions all while finishing 67.7 % of his passes. He leads the country in passer rating at 202.79 and it is on pace to interrupt Jared Goff’s Pac-12 record of 43, that was set last season.

Florida Condition star Derwin James (knee) won&#39t return during regular season

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James would be a five-star recruit within the 2015 class and immediately created in the game for that Seminoles, totaling 91 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks like a true newcomer.

“You won’t see him back throughout the regular season,” Fisher stated, per Warchant.com. “Possibly for any bowl game as well. Again, I continue to say it’s dependent on time with that injuries.”

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Florida Condition standout Derwin James won’t begin to see the field throughout the standard season.

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FSU, which increased to No. 18 within this week’s Nfl And College Football Playoff rankings following a make an impression on NC Condition, hosts Boston College on Friday night. The Seminoles are 6-3 overall and three-3 in ACC play.

James, a sophomore safety, endured a torn meniscus in FSU’s Week 2 make an impression on Charleston Southern. Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher told reporters Wednesday that James may potentially return for any bowl game.

Per Warchant, Fisher has established that he doesn’t intend to redshirt James, despite him presumably as being a candidate for any medical redshirt.

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