Between The Hashes Week 6: Mark Richt is aging too fast and Baylor’s dancing around
Each week, Campus Union will delve into the fun, the weird and the wacky of college football with a series called Between The Hashes. It’s a way to decompress from the madness of the week, and to find a few things that you might have missed.
We still haven’t had our big upset week. And we came ever so close in Week 6, with Auburn beating Ole Miss, Notre Dame beating Arizona State and Ohio State, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Stanford, Georgia and UCLA all receiving scares. Adversity works in two ways, and either these teams will continue to thrive, or the fallout is coming. But you’re not here to talk about football. You’re here to see the fun behind the football. So why deny you of the pleasures that entails?
October football gets people moving around some
Dancing is great. So is high-fiving and hanging out and spending time with friends. Football players do that, and so do football fans. We saw a lot of that this week. From the LSU fan who just wanted to get down, to Tennessee bros bouncing around, to those Baylor dancing Bears. And seriously, how much fun is this Baylor team right now? They are playing a movie version of football, they’re having a blast and a lot of the nation is either buying in like this is some sort of Major League situation or attempting to find ludicrous ways to discredit what they’ve done so far. Sure, the Bears might lose sooner or later, but who cares right now? Enjoy this. Life is short and these moments are precious. Savor them.
(Via SB Nation)
But the Bears weren’t the only ones “getting down” (dancing term). Alabama’s majorettes did too.
This week in crowds
Okay, guys. It was cute in week one or week two, but let’s please go to games, especially if your team is probably going to make a bowl game. Lots of people out there don’t have football. And soon enough even we won’t have football, and we’ll have to watch baseball again or something. Do you remember how you felt when that happened? Do you?
Indiana, do better.
— Patrick Woo (@P_Woo) October 5, 2013
Sometimes stats do tell the story
It’s not really fair to do this to Iowa and Michigan State because eventually 40 points were scored, but for a little bit there, it was looking rough.
All you need to know about Iowa-Michigan State after one quarter: pic.twitter.com/vSjeYZa7mN
— Paul Myerberg (@PaulMyerberg) October 5, 2013
Weather, weather, everywhere
We don’t have a 2012 situation on our hands or anything, but the weather was being a real jerk this week. It snowed in Utah a little bit:
Wind, snow really picking up before UCLA game at Utah pic.twitter.com/OGRa2je74i
— Helene Elliott (@helenenothelen) October 4, 2013
It rained in a lot of other places, like Northwestern and Bowling Green:
Field is under water right now. The Doyt has become a swimming pool! pic.twitter.com/fG9NKimm92
— BGSU Equipment (@BGSU_Equipment) October 5, 2013
it is raining a little bit in akron http://t.co/Wdds6QTCxH
— Martin Rickman (@martinrickman) October 5, 2013
You’ve got a friend…
There’s a nice, friendly (and sometimes not so friendly) rivalry between Virginia and Virginia Tech. They say the friend of an enemy is a friend, and since Ball State was playing Virginia this week, the Hokies showed their support for the Cardinals.
Ball State’s football team found a very special message at lunch today en route to UVa for tomorrow’s game. Pic: pic.twitter.com/8LAuDfWbvA
— Bill Roth (@VTVOICE) October 4, 2013
Guess it worked. Ball State won 48-27 in Charlottesville.
Quote of the Week
A crowded field this week, so let’s let the words speak for themselves.
Ha. Great line by @CoachNeuheisel on Colorado: “There’s a light at the end of the tunnel and it’s not a train.”
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) October 6, 2013
Washington RB Bishop Sankey told us his father named him Bishop after Tupac’s character in movie Juice. Nice! #WASHvsSTAN
— Holly Rowe (@sportsiren) October 5, 2013
But the winner this week goes to Georgia coach Mark Richt, who has some kind of weird not-good Benjamin Button thing going on.
Richt to @tracywolfson: “I was 53 when the game started. I feel like I’m 63 now.”
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) October 5, 2013
Whether Richt is time traveling or speed aging, he just needs to slow down. The last thing we need is a three-point Georgia loss against Missouri leading to an 80-year-old Richt next week.
Bonus points assessed to the entire Paul Rhoads press conference post Iowa State’s loss to Texas on Thursday.
Les Miles Honorary Coaching Decision of the Week
The Hat wanted to be a part of this, this week, so he
threw his hat in the ring jumped into the fold.
LSU uses a TO…after the kickoff.
— Cameron Roberson (@LSUbeat) October 5, 2013
But honors this week go to Kansas coach Charlie Weis, whose fake punt call at his own 17 was a complete and utter disaster. Kansas football :(
The Ricky Dobbs All-Stars
Here comes the stats traiiiiinnnnnnnnn.
Baylor’s offense (again): 73 points, eight rushing touchdowns, 864 yards of total offense in 73-42 win vs. West Virginia (Lache Seastrunk had 172 yards and two TDs, Bryce Petty was 17-of-25 with 347 yards and three total scores, and Antwan Goodley had seven catches for 170 yards and one touchdown).
FSU QB Jameis Winston: 23-of-32, 393 passing yards, five TDs, 24 rush yards in 63-0 win vs. Maryland
NIU RB Cameron Stingily: 37 rushes, 266 yards, two TDs in 38-24 win vs. Kent State
Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde: 26 rushes, 168 yards, three TDs, plus four catches for 36 yards in 40-30 win vs. Northwestern
Stanford kick returner Ty Montgomery: 290 all-purpose yards (including 204 yards on four kick returns), two total scores in 31-28 win vs. Washington
Penn State WR Allen Robinson: 12 catches, 173 yards, two TDs in 44-24 loss to Indiana
SMU QB Garrett Gilbert: 45-of-70, 484 yards, seven total TDs in SMU’s 55-52 triple-OT loss to Rutgers, plus an amazing two-point conversion to send the game to overtime:
Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah: 20 rushes, 225 yards, two TDs in 39-19 win vs. Illinois
Alabama QB AJ McCarron: 15-of-16, 166 yards, four TDs in 45-3 win vs. Georgia State
Toledo RB David Fluellen: 23 rushes, 220 yards, four TDs in 47-20 win vs. Western Michigan
Clemson QB Tajh Boyd: 20-of-27, 455 yards (16.9 yards per attempt), five TDs, two INTs in 49-14 win vs. Syracuse
Wake Forest WR Michael Campanaro: 12 catches,153 yards, two TDs in 28-13 win vs. NC State
Fresno State QB Derek Carr: 37-of-48, 419 yards, five TDs, one INT in 61-14 win vs. Idaho
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota: 16-of-27, 355 yards, 43 rush yards, seven TDs
Ohio State CB Bradley Roby: Blocked punt and a touchdown on the same play
Ball State RB Jahwan Edwards: 24 rushes, 155 yards, three TDs