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Former Foes, Week 5

Former Foes is back, and it is under new management!

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Temple (3-0)

Bye Week

Temple got a week to rest up before its showdown with Charlotte. Also, "Showdown With Charlotte" would make a great name for a mid-00s scene band.

Up Next: at Charlotte (2-2)

Buffalo (2-2)

Lost to Nevada, 24-21

Nevada is in a bit of a down year, but still, getting a W over the Wolf Pack would have been a nice step for Buffalo. That wasn't in the cards, as Nevada pulled out a narrow victory over the Bulls. Buffalo actually outgained Nevada, 487-379, but had no answer for the Wolf Pack's backfield duo of James Butler and Don Jackson, who combined for 290 yards and 3 touchdowns on 33 carries. In more positive news, two Buffalo receivers had big Saturdays – both Matt Weiser and Ron Willoughby had 10 receptions each. Weiser had 131 receiving yards and a touchdown, and while Willoughby was held scoreless, he had 122 receiving yards himself.

Up Next: Big Ten Giant Killers Bowling Green (2-2)

BTPR (2-2)

Beat Kansas, 27-14

Hey, Rutgers won! Good job, lil buddy!

*playfully rustles Rutgers' hair*

The Scarlett Knights took down another team that allegedly plays FBS football in Kansas. The two-headed running back monster of Josh Hicks and Robert Martin got the job done on the ground for RU, as the duo rushed a combined 38 times for 215 yards and two touchdowns, both by Hicks. Rutgers' offense was just solid in general, as it put up 513 yards on the Jayhawks. Of course, letting Kansas rack up 342 yards of total offense is usually grounds for expulsion from the conference, but we'll let it slide...for now.

Up Next: Sparty (4-0)

San Diego State (1-3)


San Diego State came to Penn State this week, lost 37-21, and helped boost the Nittany Lions' record to 3-1. Since you know what happened, I would like to use this space to discuss a recent phenomenon at Beaver Stadium.

As you all know, I enjoy professional wrestling a lot. I don't usually meet too many other people who do – mostly because I don't ever go outside – so when little moments of pro graps happen, I smile. This has notably happened at Penn State football games, where John Cena's entrance theme has blared throughout games (it's whatever, more "oh sweet John Cena's theme is playing" than anything). Even more cool is that The Undertaker's theme plays. It rules. On a third down for the opposing team, imagine this playing. That's some intimidating stuff, and it makes me happy, so a big ol' thumbs up to the dude who controls music for making me happy.

Up Next: Fresno State (1-3)