College Football News and Notes for Monday October 22, 2018
Take a look at some of the moet recent news from College Football:
Tempers Flare In Michigan-Michigan State Game
The Michigan-Michigan State football rivalry was on full display on Saturday in East Lansing. Tempers flared a few hours before kickoff and extending all the way to the postgame media session with both coaches. The fight started when Michigan State was attempting to walk the length of the football field, which is a tradition that they do each week. Some Michigan Wolverines players were already on the field, and refused to move out of the way, causing a dust up. Michigan was able to win the game, 21-7, to keep their long win streak alive. Both coaches, Jim Harbaugh and Mark Dantonio addressed the issue after the game and each expressed displeasure with the other program.
LSU Linebacker Ejected For Targeting
Devin White was ejected for targeting in the LSU 19-3 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday afternoon. White was penalized after he made a hit on Mississippi State quarterback in the fourth quarter. The ejection will cause White to miss the first half of the November 1 showdown between LSU and Alabama. White was an All-American linebacker last season and is the leader of the Tigers defense. LSU has climbed to number five in the rankings and will have a bye week before their meeting with number 1 Alabama.
Ohio State Blown Out By Purdue
The Ohio State Buckeyes saw their undefeated season end on Saturday in a blowout loss to the Purdue Boilermakers. The Buckeyes came into this game as the second-ranked team in the nation but were dismantled by Purdue, losing 49-20. This is the second straight season that Ohio State has lost to an unranked Big Ten team in convincing fashion.
Ohio State lost a 55-24 game to the Iowa Hawkeyes last season. The Buckeyes allowed a whopping 539 yards of total offense to Purdue and gave up three plays of more than 40 yards in the loss. Penalties also played a big role in the loss, as the Buckeyes committed more than ten penalties for the fourth time this season. With the loss, Ohio State slipped to second place in the Big Ten East division.
Frost Earns First Victory With Nebraska
The Nebraska Cornhuskers finally gave their new head coach a victory in their seventh game of the season. Nebraska started off 0-6 for the first time in school history, but beat Minnesota 53-28 at Memorial Stadium to snap the losing streak. Memorial Stadium was filled to capacity for an NCAA record 365th consecutive game. The victory also snapped a 10-game losing streak that dated back to October 28 of last year. True freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez threw for 276 yards and three touchdowns in the win, and the Huskers ran for 383 yards.
McKenzie Milton Out For UCF
UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton did not play in the team’s 37-10 victory over East Carolina on Saturday. Milton has been dealing with an ankle injury that was suffered in last week’s victory over Memphis and the team decided to rest their Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback. Milton has racked up 333.5 total yards per game this season, which is the seventh best average in college football. The victory over East Carolina improved UCF’s record to 7-0, and they entered this weekend as the 10th ranked team in college football.
Nick Bosa Leaving Ohio State
Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa announced that he is withdrawing from school to focus on rehabbing his injured core muscle. The All-American will spend the next months preparing for the 2019 NFL Draft. Bosa is the reigning Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year but has not played for the Buckeyes since being injured in a game against TCU.
The defensive end suffered an injury to one of his core muscles in the third quarter of the victory over the Horned Frogs and had surgery to repair the muscle a few days later. Ohio State was hoping that Bosa would be able to get back on the field for them at some point this season, but the Bosa family felt that more time was needed to rehab. Bosa is expected to be one of the top picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, and the injury is not expected to interfere with his draft status.