October 22, 2006

In case you missed it...

Yes, Michigan State performed the greatest comeback in Division I history, that story is all over the Net and is quite amazing seeing that the Spartans were on the wrong end of a big comeback not long ago.

I want to highlight some of the lesser known yet amazing feats of the weekend.

Western Michigan is playing some of the best defense the MAC has seen in years. In their 41-27 crushing of Ball State, Bronco Ameer Ismail tied the NCAA record with six sacks in the game. Ismail also returned an interception for a TD and was named Walter Camp Defensive Player of the Week. Bronco QB Ryan Cubit also put up an amazingly efficient stat line - 20 of 24 for 291 yards and three TDs.

Raymell Rice (right) had his third 200-yard rushing performance of the season in Rutgers' 20-10 Big East win over Pitt. The Big East now leads the nation in undefeated teams with 3 - Rutgers, Louisville, and West Virginia. Both Louisville and WVU are off this week ahead of their matchup on Nov. 2.

Missouri exhibited the definition of "momentum changer" - Kansas State was up 7-3, but the Tigers stopped them on fourth-and-goal from the one. Ten plays later, the Tigers finished off a 99-yard series with a TD from QB Chase Daniel on the way to a 41-21 win.

I almost called the Hawaii-New Mexico State game to a T - 79 points scored and just under 1,000 yards of total offense in the 49-30 Hawai'i win. Warrior QB Colt Brennan performed invasive surgery on the Aggie Defense: 22 of 31 for 330 yards and five TDs, no picks.

Both NIU RB Garrett Wolfe and Georgia Tech WR Calvin Johnson reside on the CFCFFL fantasy team called the Pteradactyls, and like the mascot their Heisman campaigns are extinct after this week's underwhelming outings. Wolfe, who was held to 25 yards last week, finished with 17 rushes for 45 yards against the 117th-ranked Temple defense in the country. Johnson was shutout on national television versus the purple-clad Clemson Tigers.

More on the Heisman race tomorrow.

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