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Boise State has pulled off some impressive trick plays in recent years, and Saturday’s fumblerooski against Southern Miss was another highlight.
The Broncos were tied with the Golden Eagles in the first quarter but scored on this 10-yard touchdown run by receiver Shane Williams-Rhodes.
Quarterback Joe Southwick calmly handed the ball to Williams-Rhodes while the rest of the offense gave the appearance of still trying to get its alignment set for the play.
The weather wrecked havoc in a couple of college football games on Saturday, and rain was prominent throughout the Arkansas-Texas A&M matchup.
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema found out the hard way about the wet conditions on Saturday, as the first-year coach slipped and fell during the pregame walk.
However, Bielema rallied and quickly regained his stride as he headed to the stadium.
After Saturday night’s loss at Arizona State, USC decided to fire coach Lane Kiffin.
In his fourth season at USC, Kiffin had a record of 28-15, including a 10-2 mark in 2011. However, the 10-2 year was flanked by a disappointing 8-5 record in 2010 and a 7-6 mark in 2012.
USC is one of the premier jobs in college football, but the job may not be as attractive this coaching cycle, as sanctions have limited the Trojans on scholarships.
However, firing Kiffin now allows USC to get a head start on its coaching search. And there should be plenty of high-profile names interested in the job.
USC is on bye until Oct. 10, when it will host Arizona.
Athlon Sports will have more about potential Kiffin replacements in the coming days.
It seems every week Florida State freshman quarterback Jameis Winston makes a play worthy of highlight reel status on Saturday night.
This week was no different, as Winston connected with receiver Kenny Shaw on a 55-yard touchdown to end the first half. Shaw’s catch was solid, but Winston’s escape of the Boston College pass rush was quite an effort.
Check out Winston’s Hail Mary touchdown pass:
Georgia running back Todd Gurley gashed LSU for 73 yards on eight carries in the first half, but the sophomore running back left the game early due to an ankle injury.
Gurley is not expected to return against the Tigers.
Backup Keith Marshall is one of the SEC’s best running backs, but the loss of Gurley is huge for Georgia. The sophomore brings more of a physical presence on the ground and is one of the best running backs in the nation.
It’s uncertain how long Gurley will be out, but reports during the CBS broadcast indicated the injury did not appear to be a long-term issue.
Todd Gurley is in a walking boot, looks like he's done for today.— Seth Emerson (@SethEmerson) September 28, 2013
South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw suffered a sprained shoulder in the first half of Saturday’s game against UCF and won’t return to action.
Prior to his injury, Shaw completed 1 of 2 passes for four yards, while rushing for 30 yards on four carries.
Shaw will be missed, but South Carolina has a capable backup in Dylan Thompson.
After the game, coach Steve Spurrier indicated Shaw would be out at least two or three weeks due to the shoudler injury. South Carolina host Kentucky next Saturday and plays at Arkansas on Oct. 12.
Just announced that Connor Shaw is officially out with a "right shoulder sprain"— Josh Kendall (@JoshatTheState) September 28, 2013
By Athlon Sports, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Oklahoma State opened Big 12 play on the road at West Virginia this Saturday, and the Cowboys unveiled a brand new helmet in Morgantown.
Oklahoma State used an orange helmet with Pistol Pete last year, but the Cowboys unveiled a white variation this Saturday.
Count us in as liking this look for the Cowboys:
By Athlon Sports, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The Oregon Ducks better watch out as it appears the Washington Huskies are trying to lay claim to the best helmets in the land with this flashy new headware. The pictures leaked on Twitter earlier today.September 27, 2013
The Huskies have yet to give official confirmation, so tune in to FOX at 7 pm ET to see what Steve Sarkisian's 3-0 Washington squad will wear.
West Virginia will start its third quarterback of 2013 on Saturday, as Ford Childress is out due to injury, and Florida State transfer Clint Trickett will take the No. 1 spot on the depth chart. Childress is out indefinitely with a torn pectoral muscle.
Trickett has played in only one game this season and is 0-2 in passing attempts.
Paul Millard will serve as the backup, and he started the first two games of the year, throwing 455 yards and one touchdown on 40 completions.
This is not the same West Virginia offense that was lighting up scoreboards in the first half of last season. The Mountaineers have too many new pieces on offense this year, especially with receivers Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey and quarterback Geno Smith now playing in the NFL.
With the newcomers in the receiving corps and a solid corps of running backs, West Virginia should lean on its rushing attack more against Oklahoma State. Charles Sims, Dreamius Smith and Wendell Smallwood are each averaging over five yards per carry this year.
If Trickett struggles, coach Dana Holgorsen does have an experienced option in Millard waiting in the wings.
However, whether it’s Trickett, Millard or Childress, West Virginia needs more from its quarterback position in the next few weeks.
Ford Childress has a torn muscle in his arm and will be replaced by Clint Trickett as starting QB, per Dana Holgorsen on @WVUIMGSports.— Stephen J. Nesbitt (@stephenjnesbitt) September 26, 2013
Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley suffered a torn ACL in practice this week and will be out for the remainder of the season.
Easley’s torn ACL is the second major injury suffered by Florida in the last few days, as quarterback Jeff Driskel is also out for the year after a leg injury against Tennessee.
In three games this year, Easley had five tackles (two for a loss) and four quarterback hurries.
Although his stat line wasn’t overwhelming, Easley is one of the top defensive tackles in the nation, and his presence on the interior helps to open up opportunities for Dante Fowler, Ronald Powell and Jonathan Bullard off the edge.
The Gators will miss Easley's presence on the interior, but juniors Darious Cummings and Leon Orr, along with senior Damien Jacobs should be able to keep the rush defense performing at a high level.
This is the second ACL tear in Easley’s career, and the senior is eligible for a medical redshirt. However, considering he was a potential first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Easley may decide to pass on a redshirt and start his career at the next level.
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