Posted September 22, 2013

Ohio State, Louisville roll in morning blowouts; more early Week 4 Snap Judgments

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Ohio State’s Kenny Guiton passed for 215 yards and six touchdowns in a 76-0 victory. (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Snaps Judgments from the Week 4 late slate. For more content, check out Andy Staples’ story from Florida-Tennessee, Stewart Mandel’s look at Stanford-Arizona State and our midday and late Snaps.

No. 4 Ohio State 76, Florida A&M 0: Hopefully fans didn’t blink while watching Ohio State this weekend, or they probably missed a touchdown or two. Calling the game an offensive onslaught doesn’t do justice to the performance quarterback Kenny Guiton and the Buckeyes put on against Florida A&M in Saturday’s game in Columbus.

Ohio State entered the game as a 51-point favorite — and led 55-0 by halftime. Guiton, who started in place of injured quarterback Braxton Miller for the second straight game, flummoxed the Rattlers by going 24-of-34 for 215 yards and six touchdowns. Guiton’s six passing scores were an Ohio State single-game record, a mark the senior reached by the half.

Meanwhile, Florida A&M could barely move the ball. It finished with 80 yards of total offense (Ohio State tallied 603) and two first downs (the Buckeyes managed 35).

Here was some reaction from the Buckeyes’ morning beatdown:

Could Ohio State have cracked 100 points? One former star wanted Urban Meyer to run up the score:

The Buckeyes have now walloped Buffalo, San Diego State, Cal and Florida A&M. Next week will be their first true test, as they’ll welcome Wisconsin to the Horseshoe. [RECAP l BOX]

No. 7 Louisville 72, FIU 0: Another week, another Louisville blowout. Yet this one was a bit different. With approximately four minutes remaining in the third quarter and the Cards nursing a 51-0 lead, the Owls apparently decided to warm up the bus:

At the end of an expedited second half, FIU finished with just 30 yards of total offense. It rushed 34 times for three yards (0.1 yards per carry).

Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was his usually efficient self, finishing 17-of-22 for 212 yards and four touchdowns. He’s thrown just one interception through four games. [RECAP l BOX]

No. 9 Georgia 45, North Texas 24: The Mean Green hung around for nearly three quarters on a soggy day in Sanford Stadium, and they even tied the score on a blocked-punt touchdown early in the second half. But quarterback Aaron Murray and the Bulldogs ultimately regained composure. Murray went 22-of-30 for 408 yards, three scores and an interception. He also rushed for a touchdown with 7:11 remaining in the third. [RECAP l BOX]

Georgia Tech 28, North Carolina 20: The Tar Heels took a 13-0 lead early in the first quarter, but the Yellow Jackets’ rallied back to score the game’s final 21 points. Quarterback Vad Lee’s one-yard touchdown run with 5:52 left in the third quarter gave coach Paul Johnson’s team the lead for good. UNC’s Bryn Renner went 14-of-29 for 218 yards, two scores and a pick, while Georgia Tech notched its eighth straight home win in the series. The Tar Heels haven’t won at Bobby Dodd Stadium since 1997. [RECAP l BOX]

Vanderbilt 24, Massachusetts 7: The Commodores entered the fourth quarter clinging to a slim 10-7 lead, but Vandy gained 167 of its 406 total yards in the final period and scored two touchdowns to put the game out of reach. Quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels threw for 219 yards and two touchdowns on the day. [RECAP l BOX]

Pittsburgh 58, Duke 55: Pitt quarterback Tom Savage let loose against the Blue Devils, throwing for 424 yards and tying an ACC record with six touchdown passes. Offense was the theme of the day — both teams combined for 1,130 yards — but the Panthers’ defense was key late in the fourth quarter. After Duke pulled within 51-41 with 13:36 remaining, Pitt picked off quarterback Brandon Connette on the Blue Devils’ next two possessions, halting any hopes of a comeback. [RECAP l BOX]

Kansas 13, Louisiana Tech 10: The Jayhawks had dropped 22 consecutive games to FBS opponents entering Saturday’s showdown with the Bulldogs, and when Kansas hadn’t reached the end zone by the beginning of the fourth quarter, that streak appeared set to continue. But coach Charlie Weis’ team tied things up with a 22-yard touchdown pass early in the final period, and it took the lead for good on a game-winning 52-yard Matthew Wyman field goal.

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Iowa 59, Western Michigan 3: Kevonte Martin-Manley and B.J. Lowery each put in a little double duty in the Hawkeyes’ win over Western Michigan. Martin-Manley returned back-to-back first-quarter punts for touchdowns, while Lowery notched two pick-sixes, in the second and third quarter. It was a record day for the Hawkeyes against the winless Broncos, who converted only 1-of-14 first downs.

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Toledo 38, Central Michigan 17: The Rockets improved to 2-2 by reaching the end zone five times against Central Michigan. Still, no touchdown was more impressive than the one-handed grab by sophomore wide receiver Alonzo Russell in the second quarter. [RECAP l BOX]

12 comments
PerroViejo
PerroViejo

Sadly, historically Black Colleges and Universities are often underfunded and under-endowed. The athletic department budget for Ohio State could well be larger than Florida A&M's entire operating budget. I have no doubt that Florida A&M can use the money received. Still, I wonder whether the 900k that FAMU received for playing that game is worth the humiliation of its players, its coaches, and of its school. Ditto for Bethune Cookman, losers to Florida State University. There is something cynical and dreadfully wrong about this kind of scheduling, even when it does not involve an HBCU.

ianlinross
ianlinross

That game was a joke. Boo on Ohio State and anybody who schedules these games. 

Big Ten my butt.

radioactivez0r
radioactivez0r

It's kind of gross that games like this are even scheduled for week 4.

FredFlintsone
FredFlintsone

No kidding vs powerhouse Florida A&M. Hopefully buckeyes wont get blown out title game if they get there. Don't need a repeat of last years destruction of  team formerly known as "No. 1" Notre Dame

Longsack the Clown
Longsack the Clown

@ianlinross 

Look dude, they had Vandy on the schedule till they backed out in the eleventh hour, then went to Grambling who had their schedule set. There weren't many teams left to get a game with, and FAMU said they would play. What else could they do!

RichLGerhold
RichLGerhold

@dre013 congratulations for showing how you are incapable of an intelligent or educated comment. If you'd actually watched the game, short of pulling people out of the stands, there's not much more Urban can do to slow their speed down. 

neutralneutral
neutralneutral

@dre013 @SInow @OhioStAthletics @OhioStFootballIf you thought tOSU ran up the score they had only 3 stringers in for the 2nd half - and didn't throw the ball once. The last drive ate up 10 minutes on all running plays. The bucks played them as if they were a competitive program - but only for one half. The rest was due respect to the practice squad.  

PeterLoibl
PeterLoibl

@dre013 @SInow @OhioStAthletics @OhioStFootball Did you even watch the game? OSU ran the ball with 3rd stringers the entire second half. Stupid comment -- OSU was supposed to play Vanderbilt this week but they chickened out and the Buckeyes had to scramble to fill a spot late. Do you homework next time.

ianlinross
ianlinross

@Longsack the Clown @ianlinross Guess I'm not a fan of playing these exhibition games against directional schools. I'm sure these small schools enjoy the payday but it's a bogus 4-0 before they get into the Big Ten sked. Michigan will probably do the same with a cupcake game next September with Notre Dame backing out to go play in the ACC. 

Pick up Armen Keteyian's new book on college football, it's an eye opener.

Longsack the Clown
Longsack the Clown

@ianlinross @Longsack the Clown 

I don't disagree with some of what you're saying, but there are very few programs if any that don't play these kinds of games. Now I do disagree on the bogus win part. You do still have to win the game. And I refer to Appy St. as just one example. Those may be few and far between, but you still have to keep your focus or you get an unwanted surprise. This will most likely be a mute point anyway, because of the future playoffs that are coming, the pollsters will start looking for quality opponents to grade the rankings.