December 10, 2009 |
It isn't easy to lose to a team with a 3-8 record. But Western Kentucky pulled off that feat in dramatic fashion, blowing a 20-3 third-quarter lead to fall, 20-24, to Arkansas State. The Hilltoppers (0-12) thus chalked up their 20th straight defeat, the longest losing streak in the Football Bowl Subdivision, whatever that is. And, most important, wacky WKU captured the Bottom Ten title. Lowlights of the season included three games in which WKU gave up more than 60 points, including 68 to No. 5 North Texas, a team that finished 2-10.
December 8, 2009 |
Talk about a bad break. Ohio State will need to learn to exist without its top player, who is probably the best player in the Big Ten and quite possibly the nation. When Evan Turner fell seven feet onto his back after a dunk in the first half of a blowout victory against Eastern Michigan, Value City Arena was silent. Buckeyes fans might still be holding their breath after it was revealed the junior swingman -- averaging 31.5 minutes, 18.5 points, 11.4 rebounds and 5.9 assists -- will miss two months with a broken back.
December 3, 2009 |
All Eastern Michigan can do now is wait. The EMUs did their job -- losing to Akron, 21-28, to finish the season with a perfect 0-12 record. But the Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky (0-11) refuse to go away, no matter how much their fans would like them to. Wacky WKU fell, 23-29, to 4-7 Florida Atlantic to run its losing streak to 19 games, longest in the nation. And WKU vaulted into a first-place tie with the EMUs. The Bottom Ten title will be decided one way or another by Western Kentucky's finale tonight against No. 16 Arkansas State (3-8)
December 2, 2009
Rk. Team Rec. Result Next 1. CONNECTICUT 6-0 Did not play Vermont, Thursday 2. STANFORD 6-0 Did not play No. 21 DePaul, Dec. 13 3. OHIO STATE 8-0 Did not play at No. 11 Duke, Thursday 4. N. CAROLINA 5-0 Did not play No. 22 Michigan St., Thursday 5. NOTRE DAME 6-0 Did not play Eastern Michigan, today...
November 15, 2009 |
at Central Florida 37, at No. 13 Houston 32: Brett Hodges outplayed Cougars quarterback Case Keenum, and Brynn Harvey rushed for 139 yards and three touchdowns as the Knights (6-4, 4-2) ended the Cougars' five-game winning streak in a Conference USA game. Harvey scored on runs of one, 41 and seven yards, the last set up by an interception that stopped Keenum's streak of consecutive passes without an interception at 123. Hodges completed 21 of 25 passes for 241 yards and one touchdown.