Not Quite There Yet || Hammer and Rails
With Henry and the offensive unit driving over Notre Dame in the first drive for the touchdown, it ended up setting the tone for the rest of the game. It got the crowd and team pumped up and make Notre Dame shaky. Say what you want about Ross-Ade, non-Purdue fans, it can be a tough place to play when the team and crowd get going (just ask Ohio State). It also helps when you don’t throw an interception on the first play.
It was hard not to be impressed by Purdue last night, they played exceptionally well in the loss to Notre Dame. Rob Henry looked competent and confident. Its amazing what two weeks can do.
Washington 34, Illinois 24 || The Champaign Room
For the second straight week, the Illini won both review booth challenges on fumbles. Whichever rich alumni is paying off the booth official (I'm looking at you, Hef), please continue to do so.
So thats how they managed it.
Miami (OH) -- Bye, hosting UC next weekend
USF Falls To Florida Atlantic
Falls is kind, got boat raced is more accurate.
Fordham stuns Temple || mcall.com
Michael Nebrich completed 23-of-36 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns and Ajala caught seven passes for 134 yards in a back-and-forth battle that included seven lead changes. Kicker Michael Marando nailed three field goals and two extra points, including the game-winning point-after that gave the Rams their first 3-0 start.
Rapid Reaction: Maryland tramples UConn, 32-21 || The UConn Blog
Memphis Falls To Middle Tennessee State
Memphis might actually be terrible. Maybe. OK, definitely.
SMU -- bye, next at Texas A&M
Rutgers Tops Eastern Michigan || NJ.com
Rutgers was once again the recipient of a big game from Paul James. He rushed for 192 yards on 21 carries -- 9.1 yards per carry average -- and scored three touchdowns.
It was an emotional day as Eric LeGrand's number was retired. Also of note, Gary Nova was injured.
Houston -- bye, next at Rice
TWEETCAP: Louisville 27, Kentucky 13 || Card Chronicle
Louisville was not at all sharp against Kentucky, but they had too much firepower for Kentucky which is, and will remain, an SEC bottom feeder.
Opponents Records After Three Weeks. 13-19
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