Beat Charlotte, 37-3
So we're all honorary
UCF Temple fans for the rest of the year, right? Seeing as how UCF Temple being good is probably the best thing that can happen to Penn State this year, I think it's worth cheering for the Knights Owls. We have never seen this before. Ever.
Temple wrecked Charlotte over the weekend. P.J. Walker threw for a pair of touchdowns, Jahad Thomas added two more on the ground, and Nate L. Smith housed a punt. If there were really any negatives, it would be that Charlotte ran for 223 yards on 44 carries (about 5.1 YPC), but whatever, get that W, Owls.
Up Next: Tulane (2-2)
Lost to Bowling Green, 28-22
Bowling Green is one of the better teams from a non-Power 5 conference in the country, so a six point loss for Buffalo isn't a total disaster by any stretch of the imagination. What is unfortunate is that the Worldwide Leader made an oopsie:
Anyway, Buffalo only lost by six. The Bulls put the ball in the air with QB Joe Licata 59 times, completing 35 of those attempts for 348 yards. Unfortunately for them, it didn't translate to much, as Licata only had one touchdown and one interception. Buffalo's defense got scored on via one passing touchdown and by three combined rushing touchdowns from three guys who combined to run the ball 14 times for 19 yards. Ouch.
Up Next: Central Michigan (2-3)
Rutgers had a bye week. It's good because taking weekends off is fun. It means you get to watch more football and run errands and vacuum and stuff. On my weekends off (meaning my weekends where I don't go to games), I sit on my couch and eat Chick-fil-A. I recommend it.
Up Next: Michigan State (5-0)
San Diego State (2-3)
Beat Fresno State, 21-7
It was a big bounce back week for the Aztecs, who were able to get a win over conference foe Fresno State and got to take home one of my favorite college football trophies: the Oil Can. San Diego State had a pretty weird game, as the team had two players – Chase Price and Donnel Pumphrey – run for 120+ yards, as Price had 151 while Pumphrey had 124. However, most of the team's points came through the air. Save for a rushing TD from Pumphrey, Aztecs signal caller Maxwell Smith went 5-for-12 with 104 yards and two touchdowns.
As for the other side of the ball, well, let's just say a different SDSU defense showed up than the one that appeared in Happy Valley. Fresno State had 89 yards of total offense – 77 passing and 12 rushing. The good news for Fresno State is that it didn't turn the ball over. The bad news is everything else.
Up Next: Hawaii (2-3)
I'm going to start using the space for the team Penn State just played as the space where I discuss things I like, because it is important to think of things that make you happy. Happiness is good.
So at Sunday's hockey game, this happened:
John Cena's theme music has made its way into Pegula Arena for t-shirt toss, fyi.— CJ Doon (@CJDoon) October 4, 2015
Cena's theme is called "My Time Is Now" and comes from early in his career when he rapped (don't ask). The fact that Penn State is using a song that I've ironically loved for years makes me happy – it started at football games, now it's at hockey games. Thanks, Penn State, for making me happy. Now let's play this at basketball games.