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How did our 2010 Opponents do this week?

Miami battled Bowling Green, and the Weather, en route to a possible bowl birth.
Miami battled Bowling Green, and the Weather, en route to a possible bowl birth.


The Game of the week was NIU introducing the Rockets to the back of the woodshed (and getting the Toledo Monkey off their back) but Bowling Green and Miami had the pick of the week. That game also had pretty big implications as the RedHawks are now at six wins with a path to seven.

Beyond getting beaten by Ball State (and losing our starting QB in the process) the only other things of note were UCF scuttling their odds of being ranked and UConn making the big east seem even more average then before, perhaps assuring that no Big East team will escape the regular season ranked.

Opponent Sagarin W L Conf W L Last
Rhode Island 151 4 5 CAA 3 4 L: 15 - 6 Richmond
Baylor 34 7 4 Big12 4 3 L: 42 - 30 T. Tech
UCF 50 7 3 CUSA 5 1 L: 31 - 21 S. Miss
Connecticut 72 5 4 BigEast 2 2 W: 30 - 28 Pitt
Bowling Green 148 2 8 MAC 1 5 L: 24 -21 Miami
N. Illinois 56 8 2 MAC 6 0 W: 65 - 30 Toledo
Temple 55 8 2 MAC 5 1 Bye
Miami (OH) 108 6 4 MAC 5 1 W: 24 - 21 BGSU
Ohio 88 7 3 MAC 5 1 Bye
Ball State 162 3 7 MAC 2 4 W: 20 - 3 Buffalo
E. Michigan 186 1 9 MAC 1 5 L 30 - 45 WMU
Akron 214 0 10 MAC 0 6 Bye
Total 110 58 61 0.487 37 31 0.544
Lost to 78 51 29 0.638 29 7 0.806
Defeated 150 6 13 0.316 5 10 0.333
Upcoming 200 1 19 0.050 3 14 0.176

Final - 11.13.2010 1 2 3 4 Total
Rhode Island 0 6 0 0 42
Richmond 3 0 0 12 30

Richmond survives Rhode Island, 15-6, on Senior Day | University of Richmond Collegian — University of Richmond News

The Richmond defense kept the Spiders’ playoff hopes alive as the Spiders defeated Colonial Athletic Association foe, the University of Rhode Island Rams, 15-6 in a key conference matchup on Saturday Nov. 13. The defense, led by senior linebackers Eric McBride and Patrick Weldon, who combined for 31 tackles and three interceptions, forced Rhode Island quarterback Steve Probst to throw four interceptions and a fumble.

Thee - BAYLOR Football, Basketball and all other sports blog
1st half: Explosion Robert Griffin bursts up the middle for a 71 yard touchdown reminding everyone, even the Baylor faithful, that RG III still knows speed. Jay Finely is pissed that Griffin already has more rushing yards than him and decides to bust a 69 yard touchdown himself-sorry Jay, two yards shorter than Bobby. Baylor is up 30-21 at the half with absolutely no signs that this Aggie team will slow down our explosive offense- Imodium AD perhaps? Wrong explosion.

2nd half: Implosion 7 points were left off the board, that’s a punt return by Kalief Muhammad for a touchdown and an extra point. (Really it’s 10, but I had to find some way to include Kalief’s name). In big games, you simply cannot have this happen, especially when it involves an extra point and a straight away 27 yard FG. Momentum is a funny thing in sports, and whether you want to believe it or not, that missed FG to start the 2nd half by Jones took the wind out of the green and gold sails. We looked deflated after that, both offense and defense. It’s a giant burden on an offense when they know they HAVE to score TD’s to win the game. A team plays slightly different when they lose faith in not only their defense, but their kicker as well.

Watch UCF coach George O’Leary talk about the Knights’ loss to Southern Miss – Knights Notepad – Orlando Sentinel

UCF coach George O’Leary said he was disappointed with the Knights’ performance during their 31-21 loss to Southern Miss Saturday. "I thought from an effort and enthusiasm standpoint, we have to play a lot harder than that against teams like this," O’Leary said. "I give Southern Miss credit. They made plays and we didn’t make plays."

Randy Edsall is a happy man: UConn 30, Pitt 28 - The UConn Blog

You know, I think it's best we just gloss over all the negatives surrounding the UConn football team and just, for a couple days at least, enjoy the ride. Formula 2007 is back in full force, as UConn is coming up with unbelievably timely turnovers and special teams play to pull wins out of nowhere. (That formula is so-named based on the 2007 team, which was +14 in turnover margin and returned nine kicks or picks for touchdowns and finished 9-4 overall, despite being outgained by an average of four yards per game by its 13 opponents.)

But the other story behind the Huskies' 30-28 victory over Pitt last night was that UConn's offensive line put in a tremendous effort again the Big East's best defensive line, setting up Jordan Todman for 220+ yards. (This just in: Jordan Todman is awesome.) The O-line has been wildly disappointing in 2010, but not last night. You can't count on lucky breaks to go your way every week, but if UConn can dominate the line of scrimmage, they'll have a chance to bet anyone left on their schedule.

FalconBlog--Triumphs and Trials in the BGSU Falcon Nation: All is Right With the Universe...

If BG had a season with a bunch of losses on the last play of the game, and one of them wasn't to Miami, we would lose trust in the stability of the universe. We'd be convinced that it was the end of days, that dogs would soon sleep with cats, the world would spin in an opposite direction, that the heavens would open up and it would rain plague and pestilence on us.

Northern Illinois Football is BACK - Red And Black Attack

The team that I saw out there last night in Huskie Stadium was the team I envisioned seeing Northern Illinois become one day. It took a really long time, but the Huskies are finally over that enormous hump. Judging from what fans have witnessed this season, there is nothing that will stand in the way of the Huskies winning the MAC Championship this year. 3+ years writing this blog and my dreams have started to come true.

People want to compare this season to 2004, but it makes a lot more sense to compare it to the 2002 season. Let's face it, the students today have no recollection of how good we were earlier in the past decade.We haven't even had a bowl win since 2004, nary a MAC Championship appearance since 2005. The 2002 season set a base for the 2003 season where we went 10-2 and beat two ranked teams.

Western Michigan 45, EMU 30 recap " Eagle Totem

Three of the five suspended EMU players returned and started. Priest netted 89 yards on 27 carries (3.3 yards per carry) but failed to get into the end zone. Burke only had one catch, but he took it 40 yards for a touchdown shortly before halftime. Steve Brown started at linebacker, but registered just a single tackle for the game. Latarrius Thomas has been injured and, after starting the first two games, hasn’t played since. I’m not totally clear on medical redshirt rules, but, even though he’s redshirted previously, I believe it may be possible for him to get a sixth year of eligibility — but only if he doesn’t play any more games this year — so one way or the other, I don’t really expect to see him back on the field this fall.