Saturday, September 25, 2010

Separation Saturday Pass and Fail 9/25/10

Here is a game by game take in one line of today's action. Please note that several games are still in action, and I will add to this when they are complete sometime tomorrow afternoon. Hope that your Separation Saturday was great!

UConn 45, Buffalo 21
Pass: UConn did not fold when the Bulls challenged them at the half, and got solid play from QB Cody Endres.
Fail: Jerry Davis had a 42.9% completion rate for Buffalo and tossed 3 picks in the loss.

Maryland 42, FIU 28
Pass: Ralph Friedgen gained another measure of job security.
Fail: Mario Christobal did not.

NC State 45, Georgia Tech 28
Pass: Wolfpack is 4-0 for first time in Tom O'Brien era...he's still a mercenary.
Fail: Eventually, Tech will have to find a way to throw the football.

Virginia Tech 19, Boston College 0
Pass: Darren Evans looked very good at RB for the Hokies, and the defense gets a shutout.
Fail: BC getting shutout at home is about as rare as a combat free driving day in Boston.

Wisconsin 70, Austin Peay 3
Pass: Oh, this was what the Badgers were saving themselves for.
Fail: The fact that the Badgers even scheduled APSU at all.

Toledo 31, Purdue 20
Pass: I called it!
Fail: Purdue's lack of heart this season and Danny Hope's prospects for a long term future.

Northwestern 30, Central Michigan 25
Pass: Northwestern's rush defense shut down Ryan Radcliffe and Paris Cotton.
Fail: NU's inability to grab a big lead and keep the Chippewas down in the 4th.

Michigan State 45, Northern Colorado 7
Pass: The awesome "D" on the helmets to honor Coach Dantonio as he heals.
Fail: UNC tossing 4 picks and being outclassed on the whole.

Michigan 65, Bowling Green 21
Pass: Denard Robinson busting loose and posting entire game minutes in about 9 minutes of actual work.
Fail: Robinson banging his knee on the turf, as he cannot be injured if UM wants a succesful season.

Iowa 45, Ball State 0
Pass: The Hawkeyes tear into a tasty cream puff after a rough night in the deserrt last week.
Fail: Ball State HC Stan Parrish and his ability to get anything from this team this season.

Tennessee 32, UAB 29 (2OT)
Pass: The Vols squeak out a close one.
Fail: UAB should never be a close one.

Kansas State 17, UCF 13
Pass: K State was challenged and pulled out a win with 0:36 left.
Fail: Daniel Thomas may have taken a hit to his MVP status at RB with a barely average game.

Virginia 48, VMI 7
Pass: Marc Verica passed for 224 yards and 3 scores for the Cavs.
Fail: Win #2 against 1-AA competition...beef up the schedule Wahoo's.

Air Force 20, Wyoming 14
Pass: The Falcons came from behind with a 13-0 4th quarter.
Fail: This game never should have been this close, and Air Force's emotional letdown after missing out on upsetting Oklahoma nearly did them in.

Missouri 51, Miami (Ohio) 13
Pass: The Tigers gained 476 yards and 26 1st downs.
Fail: Miami was showing progress defensively, and the lid got blown off!

Army 35, Duke 21
Pass: Army feels a rythm coming on...finally.
Fail: Duke can't get it together, and their only win in 2010 has been against Elon.

USC 50, Washington State 16
Pass: The Trojans worked it like a machine, and there were no scary moments for anyone who bothered to travel to Pullman.
Fail: Paul Wulff gets closer to the unemployment line for used up failed D1 coaches.

Syracuse 42, Colgate 7
Pass: Delone Carter rushed for 172 yards and 4 scores.
Fail: Syracuse only led Colgate 14-0 at the half.

Houston 42, Tulane 23
Pass: Houston bounced back strong from a crushing loss of both a game and their top 2 QBs.
Fail: Tulane is drifting endlessly into a sea of irrelevance.

Troy 35, Arkansas State 28
Pass: Corey Robinson passed for 217 yards and 3 scores despite only completing 36.4% of his passes.
Fail: ASU wasted another strong game by QB Ryan Aplin.

North Carolina 17, Rutgers 13
Pass: I called it! UNC won their first.
Fail: Rutgers is one of the most overrated teams in the country, and Greg Schiano's team has a long way to go.

Florida State 31, Wake Forest 0
Pass: Christian Ponder had a solid game passing and threw for 0 picks, although he fumbled twice, and the D gets a shutout.
Fail: Wake's inability to generate any offense at all.

Stanford 37, Notre Dame 14
Pass: Another incredible job by Jim Harbaugh.
Fail: Charlie Weis' talent in Brian Kelly's system.

Penn State 22, Temple 13
Pass: The Lions held up against a tough challenger at home and got a good look at the likely heir apparent to Joe Paterno in Al Golden.
Fail: Bernard Pierce sprained his ankle for the Owls...they need him badly.

Ohio State 73, Eastern Michigan 20
Pass: Another message sent by the surging Buckeyes.
Fail: EMU and their continued existence as a 1-A football member.

UCLA 34, Texas 12
Pass: UCLA got off of the bus and kicked some ass when they weren;t supposed to.
Fail: Texas and their inability to stifle any of UCLA's rushing attack.

Alabama 24, Arkansas 20
Pass: Inexperienced Bama secondary gave up big yards, but came up with huge turnovers.
Fail: Ryan Mallett's continued involvement in Heisman talks comes to a close.

Colorado State 36, Idaho 34
Pass: The Rams finally just finding a way to get better and steal a win.
Fail: The Vandals seem to be reeling, and make no mistake...this was a terrible loss.

Oklahoma 31, Cincinnati 29
Pass: Landry Jones got it done when he needed to.
Fail: For the 3rd time in 4 games, OU cannot put the kill on a weaker opponent.

Nevada 27, BYU 13
Pass: Nevada's continued push to be the other BCS buster.
Fail: BYU's swan song in the MWC takes another swoon.

Tulsa 41, Central Arkansas 14
Pass: Tulsa finally found an offense that they could keep out of the end zone on a freakishly quick basis.
Fail: My call for an upset alert for this game...oops.

North Texas 21, Florida Atlantic 17
Pass: UNT got their one win for the season, but not against the team that I thought that it would come against.
Fail: FAU's do you lose at home to North Texas?

Middle Tennessee 34, Louisiana-Lafayette 14
Pass: The Blue Raiders getting into a groove with the return of Dwight Dasher at QB on the horizon.
Fail: ULL HC Ricky Bustle fails to get a jump on the Sun Belt again, and gets closer to the end of his job security.

Marshall 24, Ohio 23
Pass: Marshall finding a win and not blowing it.
Fail: Ohio is off to a miserable start when they had a real shot of contention in the MAC.

UL-Monroe 21, SE Louisiana 20
Pass: Todd Berry getting a win...they'll probably be rare.
Fail: Should not have had to struggle so much to beat the Lions at home.

Southern Miss 13, Louisiana Tech 12
Pass: The Golden Eagoles have won 3 in a row.
Fail: Tech still has not displayed that "high octane" offense that we heard so much about...the engine sounds like it's knocking.

Indiana 35, Akron 20
Pass: Ben Chappell is the best QB that you will never hear about, and he tossed 4 TD passes tonight.
Fail: The motor stopped pushing in the second half for the Hoosiers.

Nebraska 17, South Dakota State 3
Pass: A win is a win, I guess.
Fail: The Black Shirts got passed out this week, but only the effort in this game seemed dark.

Kansas 42, New Mexico State 16
Pass: The good side of Kansas football showed up, which means that we can expect the bad side next week...I'm really starting to get them.
Fail: NMSU has not been competitive at all this season.

Iowa State 27, Northern Iowa 0
Pass: ISU needed a win, evenif doesn't count for much.
Fail: UNI should have been able to opush the Cyclones harder.

Mississippi State 24, Georgia 12
Pass: MSU plays solid D and gets one game closer to a bowl bid.
Fail: Mark Richt should get ready to be's coming.

Florida 48, Kentucky 14
Pass: Florida proves that they are not done crushing the SEC East.
Fail: UK could not ride the wave from their solid start to an upset that would have changed the SWEC pecking order.

South Florida 24, Western Kentucky 12
Pass: The rushing game was solid for the Bulls, but not much else was.
Fail: USF failed to put the Hilltoppers away, and failed to show any interest in really being on the field today.

Ole MIss 55, Fresno State 38
Pass: Ole Miss finally woke up and beat someone that was worth beating.
Fail: My choice as Fresno for an upset alert. Damn again.

Auburn 35, South Carolina 27
Pass: Incredibly entertaining game to watch, and Cameron NEwton is becoming a star.
Fail: Spurrier's questionable judgement by bringing the freshman QB Shaw into the game for that all important drive at the end of the game over Stephen Garcia, who sucked, but has more experience.

Utah 56, San Jose State 3
Pass: Utes march on easliy.
Fail: San Jose State's credibility as a college football team.

San Diego State 41, Utah State 7
Pass: Brady Hoke and company are doing a fine job of pushing the Aztecs into a bowl in year two.
Fail: Utah State lost any momentum that they had built up in close losses this season.

Baylor 30, Rice 13
Pass: The BEars have beaten who they should, but it's time to beat someone that you should not.
Fail: Rice is falling faster than the visability of mom and pop supply stores in this country.

Boise State 37, Oregon State 24
Pass: The Broncos can now march on undefeated until they meet Nevada in November.
Fail: The Heisman candidacy of Jacquizz Rodgers...bye bye.

Northern Illinois 34, Minnesota 23
Pass: NIU may have found the fuel to make a run in the MAC.
Loss: Tim Brewster, welcome to the coaches dead pool.

LSU 20, West Virginia 14
Pass: Thank God for Patrick Peterson.
Fail: West Virginia takes another hit along with the rest of the Big East hierarchy.

UTEP 16, Memphis 13
Pass: UTEP gets another important win.
Fail: Why was it so hard to beat Memphis?

There are 4 games still in progress, and this list will be made final tomorrow. Also look for the FCS Pass and Fail report tomorrow as well.

Good Night

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