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How did our 2010 foes do this week?

Every week Bull Run takes a look at how each of the teams we have, or will, play this season did during the past week.

Buffalo getting dismantled in DeKalb took a back seat to the startling news that EMU won a game. The Ball State Cardinals who were riding high just two weeks ago before dropping last weeks contest to WMU were on their way to a rebound. Then they let EMU roll up 21 straight points, and an overtime win.

Temple nearly made some noise of their own when they let Bowling Green hang around long enough to almost take the game.

Miami made some noise of their own walking into CMU as a dog and walking out with a win.

Opponent Sagarin Change W L Conf W L Last
Rhode Island 165 18 2 4 CAA 1 2 L: 24 - 17 Deleware
Baylor 34 9 5 2 Big12 2 1 W: 31 - 25 Colerado
UCF 49 -1 4 2 CUSA 2 0 W: 35 - 14 Marshall
Connecticut 76 0 3 3 BigEast 0 1 Bye
Bowling Green 133 9 1 6 MAC 0 3 L: 28 - 27 Temple
N. Illinois 61 6 5 2 MAC 3 0 W: 45 - 14 Buffalo
Temple 70 -5 5 2 MAC 2 1 W: 28 - 27 BGSU
Miami (OH) 91 15 4 3 MAC 3 0 W: 27 - 20 CMU
Ohio 100 -8 4 3 MAC 3 1 W: 38 - 10 Akron
Ball State 159 -35 2 5 MAC 1 2 L: 41 - 38 EMU
E. Michigan 178 11 1 6 MAC 1 3 W: 41 - 38 BSU
Akron 206 6 0 7 MAC 0 3 L: 38 - 10 Ohio
Total 110 25 36 45 0.444 18 17 0.514


Game by Game:

Rhode Island: Ram's fall short in their bid to upend Delaware

Final - 10.9.2010 1 2 3 4 Total
Rhode Island
0 14 3 0
10 14 0 0

Rhode Island's defense shut down Delaware in the second half, but their own offense scuttled two drives into the Blue Hen's side of the field during the fourth quarter. The resulting loss puts Rhode Island at 2-4 on the season but the level of play this year has been far higher than previous seasons.

Baylor: The bears come back, then hold off Colorado, working their way towards a bowl

Baylor escaped disaster when they pulled ahead of Colorado in the third quarter and survived a come back bid by the Buffs. With the win Baylor is now 5-2 on the season, with several winnable games left it's starting to look like the bears will break their Bowl drought.

UCF: Knights cull the herd

Marshall's decent into football hell continues while UCF comes closer to sewing up a bowl bid and, perhaps, more. 

Ronnie Weaver 150 yards (A career high) and Quarterback Jeff Godfrey ran for two touchdowns. What was a close game became a slaughter when UCF scored two touchdowns in the span of a minute in the third quarter.

Temple / Bowling Green: Temple Survives Bowling Green, Chester Stewart does not

Marquise Liverpool was the man of the hour as he stopped a Bolwing Green two point conversion with no time on the clock. Chester Stewart was yanked after a pick six and backup quarterback Mike Gerardi put in the best Temple Passing performance of the year threw for two scores.

Miami: They're Baaaaaaaaaaaccccccccckkk..

So far its been Kent, CMU, and EMU (not exactly a MAC murderers row) but the hawks sit at 3-0 in conference with a huge game upcoming against Ohio.

Zac Dysert threw for just under 400 yards including a last second 71-yard strike to Andrew Cruse. That was enough to sink Central Michigan. The game winning throw put an exclamation point on Cruse's day. He caught eight passes for a career-high 179 yards and two TDs.


Akron / Ohio: The beatings will continue until Morale improves

Final - 10.16.2010 1 2 3 4 Total
Akron Zips 0 3 0 7 10
Ohio Bobcats 17 7 7 7 38

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Arkon's ship continues to sink as the Bobcat used the game to prepare for a MAC east showdown with Miami.

Boo Jackson threw a touchdown and ran for two more as the hapless, helpless zips fell prey to yet another MAC squad. Before the end of the second quarter Ohio built up a 24-3 halftime lead.

Patrick Nicely threw for 159 yards and two picks, eventually Matt Rodgers came into the game and rallied Akron for their only touchdown with 5:59 remaining in the fourth quarter.

EMU / Ball State: A comedy of errors with a fantastic finish

BSU gave the Eagles every opportunity to get an early lead. Bad punting and turnovers gave the Eagles three shots at getting points on the board. Then BSU build up a huge lead.  Then Alex Gillette stepped in.

Gillett ran for 189 yards and two TDs and threw for 225 yards and three scores as the Eagles rolled up 400+ yards of offense and the most points that they have scored in the Ron English era.