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Former Foes, Week 10

Temple lost. Poo.

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Temple (7-1)

Lost to Notre Dame, 24-20


Up Next: @ SMU (1-7)

Buffalo (4-4)

Beat Miami (OH), 29-24

Hey, look, Buffalo won again. This makes them the best football team in all of Western New York, I think.

This game ended up being a little closer than Lance Leipold probably would have liked in terms of the final score, but the Bulls kept the RedHawks at arm's length for most of the second half (Miami scored a TD with 2:21 remaining to make it a five point game). It was another solid, balanced performance from Buffalo's offense, as Joe Licata threw for 289 yards, while the team rushed for another 144. Licata had two touchdowns through the air to Ron Willoughby, and Jordan Johnson scored another two on the ground.

Up Next: @ Kent State (3-5)

Rutgers (3-5)

Lost to Wisconsin, 48-10

Rutgers' season, at least in terms of on-field performance, may have hit a low point this week. The Scarlet Knights' pair of signal callers – Chris Laviano and Hayden Rettig – went a combined 6-for-20 with 82 passing yards, no touchdowns, and a pick. Really outside of the 15 carries for 72 yards by Josh Hicks, the RU offense couldn't do anything. RU's defense was also really bad, especially its running defense, as the Badgers ran the ball 38 times for 209 yards and five touchdowns. As an aside, I'm kind of upset that Penn State and Wisconsin don't play each other this year. That game would be fun as all heck.

Anyway, Rutgers is bad.

Up Next: @ Michigan (6-2)

San Diego State (6-3)

Beat Colorado State, 41-15

The Aztecs continue to be really, really good. They're just murdering teams on the ground – four players rushed for at least 50 yards against the Rams, most notably Donnel Pumphrey, who had a pair of scores and 121 rushing yards on 20 carries. Pumphrey also caught two balls, one which went for a touchdown. San Diego State's defense wasn't as great in terms of allowing Colorado State to move the ball, but it kept the Rams to 15 points, so whatever.

Is San Diego State Penn State's best win? I'm inclined to say yes. Feel free to debate in the comments.

Up Next: Wyoming (1-8)

Army (2-6)


The fellas on Army's football team took a week to read up on their American poetry. One report stated that its entire starting offensive line can recite "Casey at the Bat," which for those who don't know, is a poem based on the famous Simpsons episode "Homer at the Bat."

Up Next: @ Air Force (5-3)

Indiana (4-4)


Indiana football took this week to take a team field trip to the Hoosiers Gym. I went there once. They have basketballs all around so you can shoot hoops, it's so cool. If you're ever in rural Indiana I highly recommend it. When my group went, I hit the first shot I took (a wing three). It was the best moment of my basketball life.

Up Next: Iowa (8-0)

Ohio State (8-0)


Nothing happened to Ohio State over the last week. Literally nothing occurred. It was a quiet week. Totally. Nothing bad happened, no players got in trouble, nothing. Nothing. NOTHING.

(In all seriousness, the J.T. Barrett thing probably wouldn't have been as big of an issue if he was just suspended for two games like he was supposed to be, but alas).

Up Next: Minnesota (4-4)

Maryland (2-6)

Lost to Iowa, 31-15

The Terps became the latest team to get crushed by the well-oiled machine that is Iowa. Perry Hills couldn't get anything going through the air, going 11-for-22 for 74 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions. He made some plays with his legs (19 carries, 104 yards), but it wasn't nearly enough against the stout Hawkeyes defense, which featured an 88-yard pick six by Desmond King. On the other side of the ball, three separate Iowa running backs ran for touchdowns. It was another rough loss in what looks like a lost season for Maryland.

Up Next: Wisconsin (7-2)

Illinois (4-4)


I have nothing to write about, so you should watch the Saquon Barkley Jumpman Vine a few dozen times. Like, right now.

Saquon is the best.

Up Next: @ Purdue (2-6)