A loss would also make Oklahoma just 6-4 in their final 10 games, which is a category the committee takes seriously. IT WOULD BE NICE IF KANSAS STATE COULD: Beat Kansas. I’m a lifelong fan of wrestling and I’ve spent 47 of my 49 years in Iowa.
Jack Trice Stadium is home to the Iowa State Cyclones, a team that has one of the most loyal, though suffering, fan bases in college football. Who is this Jack Trice? Not a Heisman winner, not a coach, the story of Jack Trice is one of the best, and most tragic, unknown stories in college football history.
Hampton heads home after winning the automatic bid from the MEAC, but they certainly have nothing to hang their heads about. F Charles Funches and G Darrion Pellum led the Pirates in scoring with nine points, as no one from Hampton registered double-digit point totals. They fell down 39-22 at the break, and there was never any chance of the 16 upsetting the one-seed in this one. Hampton was the last No. 15 seed to fell a No. 2 seed, as Steve Merfeld’s bunch shocked coach Larry Eustachy and star Jamaal Tinsley’s Iowa State basketball back in 2001. Lightning wasn’t close to striking in Charlotte, however.
“It is not easy to start a game in a hole,” said Looper. “Kayla settled in and started attacking the hitters. She has to continue to get ahead of hitters.
After Iowa scored 27 runs in the first two games, Northwestern limited the Hawkeyes to three runs on two hits Sunday. Amy Letourneau recorded the win, throwing five innings.
The Vanderbilt Commodores were snuffed at home by Alabama this past Saturday, earning them a jump to #4. A trip to play Vandy usually results in a side-trip to one of Nashville’s better music establishments and provides much needed ‘down-time.’ The SEC won’t ever bounce Vandy out of the league for not being serious because everyone needs a break now and then. Besides, Hawaii is already in a conference. Up next for Vanderbilt is a home game against Ole Miss. Miss this one and Vandy is solidly entrenched in Futility’s worst five.
Scapegoating may be warranted in this case, but the process is worth noting as a treasured American tradition. Amid reports of Ohio State fans purchasing the team gear of Appalachian State, the inhabitants of the Big House are after a big head to stick on the pike of this losing season. The Michigan coaching staff – with necks firmly on the proverbial chopping block – insisted after the Oregon loss that nothing can keep them down. Well. the ire 109,000 people might. A rebound win against surprisingly winless Notre Dame won’t quite salve the wounds that have opened in the first two weeks of September. Lengthening the odds for a short term fix, the Blue and Maize have to face the Irish without their starting quarterback, who suffered a leg injury.
The Cyclones never got past the Oklahoma 49-yard line after halftime. Backup Jerome Tiller replaced starting quarterback Austen Arnaud on the second drive of the third quarter, but had even less success against the Sooners’ defense.