Chris Carlson: Two undefeated teams lost their footing on the ladder to the College Football Playoff in Week 12. Michigan State beat Ohio State and Baylor bounced back over Oklahoma State. Who will be the next team to fall? Six ranked vs. ranked opponents square-off in Week #13. Some of the games will be fought for regional bragging rights, while a few have national-meaning in the College Football Playoffs. The schedule is plump-full with Marquee Matchups on Friday and Saturday. Which teams will make a late-season statement to prove to the committee there worthy of playoff consideration? Marquee Matchups #3 Oklahoma at #11 […]
(Photo credit: Sumio Yamada) By Chris Williams: The much larger Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) says he felt “superior” to his smaller opponent Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) from the very 1st round of their fight last Saturday night on HBO PPV in winning the vacant WBC middleweight title and potentially setting up a big money fight between him and Gennady Golovkin for May of 2016.
by Chris Carlson: #9 Michigan State beats #3 Ohio State 17-14: The Spartans defense rose to the occasion in a major way holding Ohio State to an unthinkable 132 total yards on the afternoon. The Buckeyes defense gave up 203 yards on the ground and made timely mistakes throughout the game. Remarkably Michigan State did it without the services of Senior QB Connor Cook . In what was a defensive battle for most of the day, it was a sack and strip by defensive lineman Sam Hubbard that helped set up a TD-run by RB Ezekiel Elliott to put Ohio […]
By Chris Carlson: Week 11 gave us a tad bit more clarity across the nation as 5 Top 25 teams were defeated and one undefeated team in Baylor fell from the mountain top. Ok. So maybe I’m trying to be overdramatic since we didn’t get another miracle ending. Alabama and Oklahoma created separation from the pack in their respected conferences. Week 12 features six games in which a ranked team squares-off against another ranked foe with much at stake. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State turned the tables on the more-hyped TCU and Baylor in the Big-12. Whether its league races coming […]
by Chris Carlson: #8 Oklahoma State rallies late at Iowa State wins 35-31: With 9:24 remaining in the second quarter and Iowa State leading 24-7, it was hard not to think back to the Cowboys November loss to the Cyclones in 2011. An impressive touchdown drive lasting 16-plays, 88 yards and a 32-yard reception from WR Marcell Ateman placed the ball at the 1-yard line. The score was 24-21 after a short TD run from J.W. Walsh. Iowa State QB Joel Lanning’s TD-run was set up from Levy Peters recovery of his own forced fumble in Cowboy territory. J.W.Walsh’s second […]
By Tim Nielson: In a huge upset in UFC 193, Holly Holm (10-0) totally annihilated UFC Women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (12-1) tonight in sending her crashing to her first defeat of her MMA career in scoring a brilliant 2nd round knockout in Melbourne, Australia.
By Chris Carlson Week 10 featured several high profile matchups and games under the radar that produced yet another miracle play to help win a game. Trailing in overtime, on a 4th and 25, Arkansas’s RB Alex Collins somehow gathered a ball off the bounce that was heaved backwards in desperation. The first down play led to a touchdown and a successful two-point conversion to win the game 53-52. Week 11 will be a real challenge for several teams in the SEC West, Pac-12, and a huge game in the Big-12. Another week to clarify the national picture, as each […]