Reviewing Games of October 8th and Other News

Houston 49, Southern Methodist 28
It had to feel like deja vu for S.M.U.  Last week the Mustangs led East Carolina 23-7 before surrendering 42 straight points in a 49-23 loss.  Last night S.M.U. led Houston 21-14 before giving up 35 straight points!
Greg Ward Jr and Kenneth Farrow combined to run for seven touchdowns for the Cougars.  Ward also completed all but two of his 18 passes for 243 yards.  His 82 yards rushing were a season low.

Washington 17,  #17 Southern California 12
Washington outside linebacker Travis Feeney used his incredible closing speed to sack U.S.C.’s
Cody Kessler three times in leading a ferocious defense that shut down one of the top offenses in the country.
Husky coach Chris Petersen dialed up several trick plays like he used to at Boise State.  Most notable was a third-quarter double pass that turned a 6-3 deficit into a 10-6 lead; true freshman quarterback Jake Browning threw a backwards pass to wide receiver Marvin Hall, who hit wide open tight end Joshua Perkins for a 27-yard touchdown.  It was the first play after a lost fumble by U.S.C.’s JuJu Smith-Schuster.
Southern Cal’s two losses this season came when the Trojans were double-digit favorites at home.
Washington beat a ranked team on the road for only the third time ever.

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Auburn wide receiver Duke Williams punched four people, one of whom was teammate Xavier Dampeer, at a bar Saturday after the San Jose State game.  He has been kicked off the team.

Williams apparently lost it when a friend was removed from the bar for refusing to remove his sunglasses, as per bar dress code policy.

Williams had 12 catches for 147 yards and a touchdown so far this season.

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Maryland coach Randy Edsall will likely be fired after tomorrow’s game at #1 Ohio State, barring a potential job-saving upset of the Buckeyes.  (Coforepr  gives the Terrapins a 0% chance of winning.)
He is 22-33 in four and a half seasons at Maryland.

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As reported here yesterday, South Carolina’s scheduled home game vs. Louisiana State has been moved to Baton Rouge because of severe flooding in South Carolina.

L.S.U. is bending over backwards to make the Gamecocks feel at home.

An L.S.U. United airlines charter plane will fly the South Carolina team to and from Saturday’s game at L.S.U.  South Carolina will take in all revenue, minus expenses, from the SEC matchup.  L.S.U.’s band will play South Carolina’s fight song and alma mater before the game.  And there will be a tailgate with free food/beverages for Tiger fans and any South Carolina fans who show up.


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