Both Baylor and Texas are coming off of conference wins that saw the Bears beat the Iowa State Cyclones while Texas shutout Kansas and embarrassed the Jayhawks on their homecoming weekend so bad that KU decided to give Charlie Weis the boot, or "the Kiffin" as it's known in some circles.
Brady Hoke, the embattled head coach of the Michigan Wolverines football team held his weekly press conference to address the team's status following a disappointing loss to the Minnesota Golden Gophers this past weekend. Coach Hoke addressed some of the hot button issues facing his team including Shane Morris and Wolverine injuries.
BYU may not be in the American Athletic Conference yet, but the Cougars will be playing two more games against another AAC program in addition to the Miami Beach Bowl, the AAC bowl game that BYU is tied to this season. Mark Harlan, USF's athletic director, announced a home-and-home series with Brigham Young University to be played in 2021 and 2022.
Daxx Garman (Oklahoma State), Jordan Hicks (Texas) and Tyler Lockett (K-State) were chosen Big 12 Football Players of the Week for September 24-26 games by a panel of media that cover the Conference. Lockett (special teams) was honored for the fourth time in his career while Garman (offense) and Hicks (defense) picked up their first award.
Following a dominating performance in which he graded out at 89 percent helping Kentucky dominate Vanderbilt in the trenches, senior offensive tackle Darrian Miller has been tabbed Southeastern Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week, it was announced by the league office on SEC Now on the SEC Network.
Let's hear it for the Ivy League as the Yale Bulldogs gave their historic home stadium a historic victory for the ages, coming from behind to score a 49-43 overtime upset of Army to open the 100th anniversary of the Yale Bowl. The Bulldogs' first win over Army since 1955 earned them the Big Game National Team of the Week honor for games of the weekend of Sept. 27.
The weekly football honors for the American Athletic Conference were announced today and some of the names on the list may surprise you. Following the fifth week of college football for the 2014 season, we see Chris Moore of Cincinnati being recognized as the Offensive Player of the Week, Temple's Praise Martin-Oguike named the league Defensive Player of the Week while Austin Jones joins his fellow Owl on the list earning Special Team Player of the Week honors from the American.
Just a couple seasons ago, it wasn't that uncommon to see a Kansas Jayhawks football team lose to the Texas Longhorns in a shutout or get blown out. But it's a new era and when you lose to the Horns without scoring even a field goal, you get canned. At least that could be speculated since Charlie Strong's squad went into Lawrence, Kansas on the Jayhawks Homecoming Weekend and laid down a 23-0 hurt so bad that KU fired their head coach.
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