Tulane (1-4): lost to Rutgers 31-6 in the birthplace of football - Piscataway, New Jersey. Tulane kicker Andrew DiRocco missed an extra point for the second straight week and missed a 36-yard field goal. Freshman running back, Sherman Badie racked up 86 of his 106 rushing yards on a touchdown run in the second quarter. He finished with 106 yards on 12 carries and five receptions for 39 yards. A week after committing five turnovers against Duke, the Green Wave did not turn the ball over once.
Due to the injury of one and incompetence of another, three quarterbacks saw action for the Green Wave- including Joe Montana's son, Nick. It is unclear who will start the next game.
Tulane clearly tries to be a well-rounded team, as they finished the day with 152 yards of passing on 29 attempts and 152 yards of rushing on 31 carries. UConn will play in New Orleans on October 11 at 8 p.m. EST on ESPNews.
East Carolina and Central Florida: Both had byes. Both are likely to crush us.
Army (1-3): Army lost to Yale 49-43 in a renewal of a rivalry that dates back 121 years, even though this was the first time these teams had met since 1996. Backup quarterback Angel Santiago entered the game in the third quarter after an injury to starter Al Schurr. Army's kicker, Daniel Grochowski, missed a 42-yard field goal as time expired and a 25-yarder in overtime.
Offensively, they gained 597 yards, while going 6 for 14 on third downs and 1 for 3 on fourth downs. The Black Knights won the turnover battle 2-0, but allowed the Bulldogs to go 7 for 15 on third downs, 3 for 3 on fourth downs and gain 625 yards. Army failed to win - let alone cover - as 14.5-point favorites. Army has only covered one road (non-neutral site) game over the past three years (1-17 against the spread).
Cincinnati (2-1): The Bearcats once again proved that their offense is as good as their defense is bad as they fell to the Buckeyes 50-28. The immortal Tommy Tuberville was 2-0 against Urban Meyer heading into the game.
Cincinnati's Gunner Kiel finished 21 for 32 with 352 yards and four touchdowns. Star wide receiver Chris Moore had three catches on the day and scored all three times - from 60, 83 and 78 yards - good for 221 yards and a monstrous 73.7 average. The Bearcats led 7-0 1:24 into the game but then Ohio State scored 30 straight points. The Bearcats were able to cut the lead to five (33-28) with 9:20 left in the third before Ohio State pulled away. Ohio State has not lost to an in-state team since 1921, going 40-0 in those 93 years.
The Bearcats gained 422 total yards, but allowed an astounding 710 yards and 45 first downs! It was the first time Ohio State had topped 700 yards in offense since totaling 715 against Utah on Aug. 27, 1986. The school record is 718 -- all on the ground -- against Mount Union in 1930.
Ohio State had a stadium-record crowd for the game with 108,362 people in attendance. Urban Meyer improved to 32-9 ATS with more than a week to prepare as Ohio State covered the 17-point spread.
Memphis (2-2): The Tigers visited No. 10 Ole Miss and found themselves 7-3 with 2:51 left in the first quarter. That score held until the fourth quarter, when Ole Miss scored 17 unanswered and did not allow Memphis to cross midfield. Ole Miss played a terrible game, missing two field goals, having a 71-yard touchdown run nullified due to a holding call, turning the ball over four times, and their kickoff specialist was ejected for fighting. The Rebels still managed to gain 426 yards, go 7 for 15 on third downs and double Memphis (26 to 13) in first downs. Memphis' offense could not get anything going as they turned the ball over twice, were 3 for 16 on third downs and gained 104 total yards on 62 plays. Memphis had gained a first down or scored a touchdown on 88% of its drives this season, third best in FBS.
Southern Methodist (0-4): SMU was held without a touchdown for the third time this season as they lost to Texas-Christian 56-0 in the "Battle for the Iron Skillet." It was the most lopsided victory in a series that dates back to 1915 with TCU winning 13 of the past 15 meetings.
The Mustangs are dead last in both scoring offense and scoring defense in all of college football. They started their third quarterback in four games, as junior walk-on Garrett Krstich made his first career start.
There are a lot of stats that can paint the picture of how lopsided this game was, such as offensive yardsage (614 to 245) or first downs (31-17), but we don't need to dive any further. They were stomped. Someone should tell their head coach they won't get a first-overall pick for tanking.
No team in the last 10 seasons has had a worse scoring differential through its first four games of the season than SMU this year. TCU easily covered the 31-point spread and even though SMU was shutout, the game went over the over/under of 47.5.