Saturday, October 8, 2011



Air Force quarterback Tim Jefferson scored the
game-winning touchdown against Navy, but
what happened before was the main story.
(Photo by Luis M. Alvarez/AP Photo)
The Navy Midshipmen were on a roll after coming back from 18 points down in the fourth quarter and a 28-17 with just over two minutes in regulation to force overtime in its game against the Air Force Falcons.

Navy senior quarterback Kriss Proctor scored his third rushing touchdown of the day in the first overtime and things seemed normal until Proctor seemed to taunt Air Force player Nick DeJulio and Jon Davis afterwards.

The referees had no choice but to penalize the Midshipmen for an unsportsmanlike conduct call moving the extra point attempt from the 3-yard line to the 18.

Navy kicker Jon Teague tried to get the extra point attempt through, but Falcons linebacker Alex Means blocked the try. Five plays later, Falcons quarterback Tim Jefferson punched it in from a yard out and Parker Harrington made the extra point giving Air Force a 35-34 win.

However, the focus remained on Navy’s celebration penalty.

“The Navy player got in the face of an Air Force player right after the play,” referee Mike Defee stated on why the penalty was called.

Proctor offered his explanation and maintained that he did no wrong.

“I got up and I was trying to run to our sideline,” Proctor said. “Some guy got in my way and I just told him to move explicitly and he called it. It’s unfortunate that the refs made a call like that, but it’s football.”

On Sept. 6, 2008, nearly the same exact situation came up in a game between Washington and BYU, when Jake Locker scored to bring the Huskies to an extra point of tying the game, but he was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct for throwing the ball up in the air.
As a result, Washington also had to attempt a PAT from the 18, and the Cougars blocked it giving them a 28-27 win.


Texas A&M head coach Mike Sherman looks on
as the Aggies suffer their second straight second
half collapse. (Photo by John F. Rhodes/AP Photo)
This time, Texas A&M could not catch a break from its soon-to-be new conference.

In the game before, the Aggies blew a 17-point halftime lead to Oklahoma State. This game, an 18-point halftime lead was not safe as Arkansas defeated Texas A&M 42-38 in Arlington, Texas.

For Arkansas, it was a career day junior quarterback Tyler Wilson as he threw for a school record 510 yards. His favorite target of the day was Jarius Wright, who also had a school record of 281 receiving yards on 13 catches.

The duo picked apart the Aggies’ defense as the Razorbacks give Texas A&M its second heartbreaker in as many weeks.

Down 35-17 at halftime, Arkansas only needed 19 minutes to tie the game up when Wright recovered as fumble and Wilson converted the two-pointer to make it 35-35.

Texas A&M would make a field goal, but Broderick Green’s score from three yards out gave the ‘Hogs a 42-38 lead with just 1:41 left.

The Aggies will hope to keep a lead for the whole game against Texas Tech this week.


Last Saturday, two games between ranked opponents (Wisconsin/Nebraska on ABC and Alabama/Florida on CBS) came on as marquee games of Week 5. While both showed some promise early, Wisconsin and Alabama quickly gained stream and blew out their unfortunate opponents. So here’s a look at both games.

Badgers give Huskers an inhospitable welcome to the Big Ten: Wisconsin rolled out the red carpet of the Big Ten for Nebraska last week and then proceeded to thump the Cornhuskers 48-17. Badgers senior quarterback Russell Wilson continues to impress and show why he is a Heisman candidate after throwing for 255 yards and two touchdowns and 14-for-20 passing. Wilson even added a rushing touchdown as Wisconsin overcame its slow start. The Huskers led 14-7 just 20 minutes into the game but could not keep up after committing three turnovers and allowing Montee Ball to score four touchdowns on the ground. Nebraska’s Big Ten home opener is against Ohio St. this week.
Nebraska had a hard time containing Montee Ball (center) last Saturday.
Ball ran for 151 yards and four touchdowns in Wisconsin's 48-17 win.
(Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/US Presswire)

Tide washes away Gators: Just like in Madison, the scene in Gainesville turned from competitive to a blowout as Alabama crushed Florida, 38-10. With a 10-10 tie at the end of the first quarter, the Crimson Tide quickly did work on the Gators, who lost John Brantley in the second quarter. Junior Trent Richardson ran for 181 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries, while Alabama’s defense kept Florida’s running game in check. Chris Rainey and Jeff Demps were held to four rushing yards each and neither had an impact. As for Brantley, he is listed as out this week as Florida takes on LSU in Baton Rouge.

Texas A&M 20, Arkansas 17
Clemson 31, Virginia Tech 29
Alabama 28, Florida 21

Wisconsin 17, Nebraska 10

WEEK: 3-1 (.750)
12-5 (.706)

No. 3 Oklahoma 24, No. 11 Texas 17 (in Dallas)
No. 1 LSU 31, No. 17 Florida 10
No. 15 Auburn 45, No. 10 Arkansas 38

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