September 23, 2013 |
North Texas visited Oklahoma on opening weekend in 2007 and was clobbered, 79-10. A few days later, sitting in his home office a few blocks from where the wipeout took place, Barry Switzer said North Texas got what it deserved. "They had no game plan for losing," the Sooners' former coach said. By that he meant North Texas kept passing and giving the ball back to Oklahoma. The Mean Green threw the ball 38 times and ran only 31. "When you can't win a game, you need to run the clock," Switzer said.
September 21, 2013 |
This is your mid-morning wake-up wipeout update. Several top teams are padding stats today with games against inferior opponents. No. 4 Ohio State, as expected, is just destroying Florida A&M. The Buckeyes led after the first quarter, 34-27. That is, Ohio State had 34 points and Florida A&M had 27 yards. Ohio State rolled into halftime with a 55-0 lead. Quarterback Kenny Guiton, playing for the injured Braxton Miller, has set a school-record with six touchdown passes. Ohio State led the total yards race, 326 to 54, and had 21 first downs to just one for Florida A&M. No. 7 Louisville is struggling by comparison, only leading Florida International, 38-0, at the half.
September 19, 2013 |
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturay's menu of games: MORNING North Texas (2-1) at No. 9 Georgia (1-1) 9 a.m., KDOC Any wonder why the Southeastern Conference is No. 1? While the Pac-12 Network and DirecTV continue to hold subscribers hostage with their impasse, the SEC continues to spread its superiority ideology to the SoCal market via local access cable.
September 18, 2013 |
Stanford remains on top despite howls from Alabama fans who point out their crimson heroes gave up fewer than 700 yards and 50 points against Texas A&M. UCLA jumps six spots to No. 12, but this is where fame gets dicey for the Bruins. They were No. 11 in 2007 and came home from Utah a 44-6 loser. Rankman cordially welcomes Mississippi to the top 25 after Hugh Freeze's Rebels cold-blasted Texas at Austin. Ole Miss plays at Alabama on Sept. 28. 1; Stanford 2-0; If nothing else, Gaffney's year in minor league baseball taught him the infield fly rule.
July 20, 2013 |
Authorities in North Texas are investigating how an adult woman apparently fell to her death while riding a roller coaster at a Six Flags amusement park Friday evening. The accident occurred just after 6:30 p.m. at the Six Flags Over Texas park in Arlington. The ride, the Texas Giant roller coaster , remained closed Saturday morning, “We are working closely with authorities to determine the cause of the accident,” Sharon Parker, a park spokeswoman, said in a statement.
May 20, 2013 |
The death toll from the most recent outbreak of tornadoes in the Midwest climbed to two on Monday morning as parts of four states braced for the possibility of more storms by nightfall. An official at the Oklahoma state medical examiner's office said that two people were killed in Shawnee when a tornado roared through a mobile home park in the central part of the state. Several tornadoes struck the area and one devastated the Steelman Estates Mobile Home Park on Sunday. Office spokeswoman Amy Elliot identified the two confirmed dead as Glen Irish, 79, and Billy Hutchinson, 76. Irish appears to have been a resident of the mobile home park and Hutchinson was killed in a car, she said.