Marshall University Division – New Mexico Bowl Win Over CSU Rams

Marshall University Division one football team defeated the Colorado State University Rams 31-28. This game was played December sixteen two thousand seventeen at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This game was quite competitive until the very end.

I was able to watch most of the second half of this Football Bowl Subdivision bowl game. Marshall University Thundering Herd was able to hold off the Colorado State University Rams. Marshall University created a 17 point lead going into the fourth quarter.

Two fourth quarter touchdowns was not enough for Colorado State Universtiy. Marshall University improved to 8-5 on the 2017 college football season with this victory. Meanwhile the Colorado State University Rams dropped to 7-6.

I was glad that this game was competitive and not a proverbial college football bowl game blow out. Colorado State University actually had a chance of taking the lead or tying the game with less than a minute left. Marshall University sacked Colorado State University’s starting quarterback 5 times.

Colorado State University had trouble stopping Marshall University’s rushing game. As a matter of fact Marshall University had two one hundred yard rushers in this game. Also, this team rushed for 239 yards on 33 carries.

Colorado State University rushed for a measly 70 yards on 31 carries in comparison. Colorado State University made up for it a litle bit by passing for 320 yards in comparison to Marshall Unviersity’s 262 yards passing. Marshall University committed two turnovers compared to none for Colorado State University.

Colorado State University was still outgained 501 yards to 390 yards of total offense. Marshall University, whom plays in Conference USA has an 11-2 record lifetime in bowl games. Colorado State University has a 6-11 record in bowl games.

The Colorado State University Rams play in the Mountain West Conference. The difference at least to me in this game, was the pressure that Marshall University was able to apply on Colorado State University’s starting quarterback.

Boise State Idaho – Las Vegas Bowl Win Over Oregon University

The Boise State Idaho University Broncos college football team defeated the Oregon University Ducks 38-28 in the 2017 Las Vegas Bowl. Boise State Broncos scored in each quarter of this game. Also, this is their fourth Las Vegas Bowl game victory.

Oregon University only gained 47 total yards rushing on 28 attempts. This teams starting running back did not play because he is preparing for the National Football League draft. Boise State University lead 24-14 at halftime and never relinquished this lead.

Boise State gained 112 yards rushing and 369 yards passing. Their quarterback threw two touchdown passes and two interceptions. Coincidentally, Oregon Ducks starting quarterback threw for two touchdowns with two interceptions as well.

Boise State Broncos created a 24 point lead in the second half. Oregon University Ducks scored two quick touchdowns later in the second quarter to avoid being blown out. Each team scored 14 points in the second half.

Turnovers were pretty even, as Boise State University committed two interceptions with one fumble. Meanwhile Oregon University committed 2 interceptions with 2 fumbles lost. This college football game was played at Sam Boyd Field in Las Vegas, Nevada.

I was not able to watch this game, but decided to write a sports recap anyways. Boise State University improved to 11-3 while Oregon University fell to 7-6 on the 2017 football year. Oregon University plays in the Pacific 12 conference and Boise State University plays in the Mountain West Conference.

The Boise State Broncos are 3-0 lifetime head to head against the Oregon University Ducks footbal team. This game was close to becoming a proverbial college football bowl game blow out. I was glad to see this was not the case and wondered what the outcome may have been if the Oregon University starting running back would have played.

Oregon Ducks could never get any closer than 10 points in this game.

Georgia State Univeristy – Cure Bowl Win Over Western Kentucky

Georgia State Univeristy Panthers football received their first ever bowl game victory over Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. They outscored Western Kentucky 27-17 in the 2017 Cure Bowl. I guess Georgia State University cured their historical winless bowl game record.

The Panthers improved to 7-5, while the Hilltoppers fell to 6-7. I was not able to watch this game. However, I have decided to write a sports recap for every 2017 bowl game. Georgia State scored in each quarter of this game.

They lead 13-10 at halftime and never relinquished their lead. Georgia State Universtiy Panthers shut down completely Western Kentucky’s running game. Western Kentucky gained negative 2 yards rushing on 21 carries.

Georgia State University gained 143 yards rushing and 276 yards passing. Western Kentucky gained minus 2 yards rushing and 351 yards passing. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers committed three turnovers.

Georgia State University Panthers committed just one turnover. This game was played in Orlando, Florida. This was actually Georgia State University football teams first ever bowl game victory. This Football Bowl Subdivision college football team was founded in 2010.

Georgia State University scored first with a first quarter field goal. Western Kentucky countered with a touchdown, but would be the last time they lead in this game. Georgia State built a 17 point lead that was never threatened by Western Kentucky.

I am glad that this game was not a blowout, as often times occur in college football bowl games. This was the third annual Cure Bowl with Georgia State Unviersity having a 1-1 record. This was the first time Western Kentucky has played in the Cure Bowl.

This Cure Bowl matched teams from Conference USA and the Sun Belt Conference.

Troy University Athletics – New Orleans Bowl Win VS North Texas

Troy University Athletics/strong> football program defeated the University of North Texas Mean Green 50-30 in the New Orleans Bowl. This was a high scoring game with both teams combining for 80 total points. Troy University Trojans came out on top 50-30 in this offensive fueled college football game.

These two Football Championship Subdivision teams scored in every quarter. Troy University was actually only leading 22-20 at halftime. They outscored the mean green from University of North Texas 28-10 in the second half.

Troy University finishes their 2017 season with an 11-2 record. Meanwhile University of North Texas football team fell to 9-5 on the year. Turnovers played, pun intended, a crucial role in this game.

Troy University only had one turnover, throwing an interception. However, University of North Texas comitted five turnovers. They threw two interceptions and lost three fumbles.

Troy University Athletics football team outgained the University of North Texas 435 yards to 295 yards. Believe it or not North Texas University could not rush the football for positive yardage. They lost 8 yards on 25 total rushing attempts.

Their quarterback Mason Fine threw for 305 yards with 3 touchdowns to no avail. Historically, Troy University has defeated North Texas University 9 times with only 2 losses. These two college football teams played in the same Sun Belt Conference until University of North Texa left for Conference USA.

Coincidentally, Troy University quarterback Brandon Silvers also threw for 305 yards with 4 touchdowns. Troy University outgained University of North Texas 130 yards to minus 8 yards rushing. North Texas University never abandoned their woeful running game, with 25 total rushing attempts.

This New Orleans Bowl game was played at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. I did not get a chance to watch any of this college football game. Normally, I only write sports recaps pertaining to athletic events I actually watch. However, I have decided to write recaps for all the bowl games this 2017 college football season.

North Carolina A and T University – VS Grambling Celebration Bowl

North Carolina A and T University Aggies defeated the Grambling State University Tigers 21-14 in the Celebration Bowl. This was the first bowl game played for the 2017 college football year. With this win North Carolina A&T University finished their season a perfect 12-0.

Grambling State University fell to 11-2. North Carolina A&T University and Grambling State University are both Football Championship Subdivision teams, formerly known as Divsion 1-AA. The Southwest Athletic Conference and Mid Eastern Athletic Conference best teams play each other for what is known as the black college football national championship.

This Celebration Bowl was played at Bercedes Benz stadium in Atlanta Georgia. Neither team could score in the first quarter. Both these teams scored a touchdown in the second quarter making it tied 7-7 at halftime.

North Carolina A and T University out scored Grambling State University 14-7 in the second half. Turnovers played a part in this Celebration Bowl. North Carolina A and T University threw two interceptions. Meanwhile Grambling State University committed one fumble and threw one interception.

North Carolina A and T University outgained Grambling State University 397 yards to 336 yards. This game was tied at 14 points a piece, until less than one minute remaining in this game. North Carolina A and T University scored their final touchdown with about forty seconds remaining to seal their victory.

I was not able to watch this game, as a computer repair technician. I try to write sports recaps after watching an athletic event. However, I plan on writing a sports recap pertaining to each and every bowl game, played in 2017.

Grambling State University ran out of time, pun intended, in this game and in their 2017 college football season. A last minute drive ended on North Carolina A and T University 45 yard line. I am glad this game was competitive until the end.

These two college football teams had won eleven straight games this season, heading into this 2017 Celebration Bowl.

NCAAF Bowl Games – List For 2017

The corrupted NCAAF bowl games for 2017 have been announced. I do NOT agree with how College Football is corrupted and the way they select playoff teams and bowl games. However, below is the matchups for this years college football games.

The very first bowl game will be played on December 16, 2017. As a matter of fact there are six bowl games scheduled for December 16, 2017. Listed below are names of each bowl game, teams involved, start time and television network.

All start times are listed as Eastern time.

Saturday December 16 2017

* Celebration Bowl Grambling versus North Carolina A&T 12 PM televised on ABC
* New Orleans Bowl Troy versus North Texas 1 PM televised on ESPN
* Cure Bowl Georgia State versus Western Kentucky televised on CBSSN
* Las Vegas Bowl Boise State versus Oregon 3:30 PM televised on ABC
* New Mexico Bowl Marshall versus Colorado State 4:30 PM televised on ESPN
* Camellia Bowl Arkansas State versus Middle Tennessee 8 PM televised on ESPN

Tuesday December 19 2017

* Boca Raton Bowl Florida Atlantic University versus Akron 7 PM televised on ESPN

Wednesday December 20 2017

* Frisco Bowl Southern Methodist University versus Louisiana Tech 8 PM televised on ESPN

Thursday December 21 2017

* Gasparilla Bowl Florida International University 8 PM televised on ESPN

Friday December 22 2017

* Bahamas Bowl Ohio versus University of Alabama Birmingham 12:30 PM televised on ESPN
* Potato Bowl Carnegie Mellon University 4 PM televised on ESPN

Saturday December 23 2017

* Birmingham Bowl University South Florida versus Texas Tech 12 PM televised on ESPN
* Armed Forces Bowl Army versus San Diego State 3:30 PM televised on ESPN
* Dollar General Bowl Appalachian State versus Toledo 7 PM televised on ESPN

Sunday December 24 2017

* Hawaii Bowl Fresno State versus Houston 8:30 PM televised on ESPN

Tuesday December 26 2017

* Heart of Dallas Bowl Utah versus West Virginia 1:30 PM televised on ESPN
* Quick Lane Bowl Duke versus Northern Illinois University 5:15 PM televised on ESPN
* Cactus Bowl Kansas State versus UCLA 9 PM televised on ESPN

Wednesday December 27 2017

* Independence Bowl Florida State versus Southern Mississippi 1:30 PM televised on ESPN
* Pinstripe Bowl Boston College versus Iowa 5:15 PM televised on ESPN
* Foster Farms Bowl Arizona versus Purdue 8:30 PM televised on FOX
* Texas Bowl Texas versus Missouri 9 PM televised on ESPN

Thursday December 28 2017

* Military Bowl Virginia versus Navy 1:30 PM televised on ESPN
* Camping World Bowl Oklahoma State versus Virginia Tech 5:15 PM televised on ESPN
* Holiday Bowl Michigan State versus Washington State 9 PM televised on FS1
* Alamo Bowl Stanford versus Texas Christian University 9 PM televised on ESPN

Friday December 29 2017

* Belk Bowl Wake Forest versus Texas A&M 1 PM televised on ESPN
* Sun Bowl Arizona State versus North Carolina State 3 PM televised on CBS
* Music City Bowl Kentucky versus Northwestern 4:30 PM televised on ESPN
* Arizona Bowl New Mexico State versus Utah State 5:30 PM televised on CBSSN
* Cotton Bowl Ohio State versus University Southern California 8:30 PM televised on ESPN

Saturday December 30 2017

* TaxSlayer Bowl Mississippi State versus Louisville 12 PM televised on ESPN
* Liberty Bowl Memphis versus Iowa State 12:30 PM televised on ABC
* Fiesta Bowl Penn State versus Washington 4 PM televised on ESPN
* Orange Bowl Miami versus Wisconsin 8 PM televised on ESPN

Monday January 1 2018

* Outback Bowl Michigan versus South Carolina 12 PM televised on ESPN2
* Peach Bowl Auburn versus University Central Florida 12:30 PM televised on ESPN
* Citrus Bowl Notre Dame versus Louisiana State 1 PM televised on ABC
* Rose Bowl Playoff semifinal Oklahoma versus Georgia 5 PM televised on ESPN
* Sugar Bowl Playoff semifinal Clemson versus Alabama 8:45 PM televised on ESPN

Monday January 8 2018

* Playoff National Championship Rose Bowl winner versus Sugar Bowl winner 8 PM on televised ESPN **

** I do NOT consider this obviously corrupted college football national championship game as legitimate. If you study college football history, the alleged final national championship game has been corrupted even before the Bowl Crap Series. The current college football playoff system is a joke to me.

The University of Central Florida finished with a perfect regular season record, 12-0, and yet they were not only overlooked for the number one playoff seed but had to settle on a Peach Bowl bid. You could argue that college football has been corrupted since its inception. However, my solution is to list teams by win loss records.

The teams with the top 16 or even 32 records get to play. The current bowl games would be scrapped or used as playoff games. I never care about the current ranking system. I never cared about the ranking system thirty years ago.

It is NOT rocket science. You just select the top teams by their win loss records. The teams that could have played in a six team 2017 NCAA Division one playoffs should have been:

* University of Central Florida 12-0
* Clemson 12-1
* Oklahoma 12-1
* Wisconsin 12-1
* Georgia 12-1
* Alabama 11-1

Auburn Score Today – 26-14 Win Over Alabama Crimson Tide

The Auburn Score today was 26-14 against the Alabama Crimson Tide football team. Alabama Crimson Tide’s 11 game winning streak comes to an end. The score of this game was 10-7 at halftime in Auburn Tigers favor.

Each team had one fumble and no interceptions. The Auburn Tigers scored in every quarter, while the Alabama Crimson Tide could only muster two touchdowns the entire game. The Auburn Tigers won this game by out passing the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Auburn gained 240 yards passing, while Alabama gained just 168 yards passing. Auburn was out gained 209 yards to 168 yards rushing. The Auburn Tigers could have won by a larger margin, if not for a late first quarter fumble on the Alabama Crimson Tide nine yard line.

Fortunately, for Auburn this did not affect the out come of this college football game. With this loss the Alabama Crimson Tide football team falls to 11-1. The Auburn Tigers play the Georgia Bulldogs next week in the Southeastern Conference title game.

This game potentially hampers their national title game asperations, as their are still two teams whom have yet to lose. The Auburn Tigers with their 10-2 record most likely will not get chosen to play for the national title. However, they played spoiler today and will most likely get chosen to play in a higher tier bowl game.

This is the second undefeated team that the Auburn Tigers have defeated on their home football field in the past three weeks. I watched three out of the four quarters of this game. I try to only write recaps of games I actually watch.

I tuned in when the score was 0-0 in the latter parts of the first quarter. Overall, this was a very competitive game. Alabama was guilty with twice as many penalties as Auburn, 8-4.

There were a couple of no calls or suspect referee decisions in this game. However, none in my opinion that caused a different outcome with regards to the final 26-14 score. The Auburn Tigers tried to convert a two point play in the fourth quarter, that failed.

This did NOT come back to haunt them as the Alabama Crimson Tide failed to score in the fourth quarter. The Alabama Crimson Tide football regular season is over with. We shall see what bowl game both teams get invited to.

University of Alabama Football News – 31-24 Win at Missisippi State

In University of Alabama football news today, this team defeated the Mississippi State bulldogs 31-24 on the road. This game was close the entire 60 minutes. The Alabama Crimson Tide were tied with the Mississippi State bulldogs at halftime 14-14.

These two college football teams scored in every quarter. The Alabama Crimson Tide outscored Mississippi State Bulldogs 14-3 in the fourth quarter to gain their tenth win of the season. Alabama is one of the few teams that have not lost a game this season.

Mississippi State fell to 7-3. I watched this entire game and thought perhaps Alabama Crimson Tide would suffer their first loss of this season. The Mississippi State Bulldogs excelled at rushing with the football while the Alabama Crimson Tide excelled at passing the football.

This game was tied at 24 points per team until Alabama Crimson Tide scored the winning touchdown with just thirty seconds left. I felt that Mississippi State had an excellent chance of winning this game. Alabama Crimson Tide field goal kicker missed a field goal that hit the left upright that could have given Alabama a 27-24 lead.

Mississippi State had a couple of hail mary passes at the end of the game to no avail. Alabama Crimson Tide have won 31 games in a row. This is their second straight 10-0 start.

Mississippi State Bulldogs rushed for 172 yards. Alabama Crimson Tide passed for 242 yards. There were no turnovers in this game.

Alabama Crimson Tide historically have dominated this matchup winning 82 games with 17 losses and 3 ties. They have beaten Mississippi State 10 straight times they have played. Alabama Crimson Tide are just one of four teams that have not lost a game.

Mississippi State Bulldogs obviously have a chance at being invited to a bowl game. Alabama Crimson Tide play two more games against Mercer and Auburn. Auburn beat then undefeated Georgia Bulldogs 40-17 today.

Iowa Hawkeye Football Score Today – 55-24 Win Over Ohio State

The Iowa Hawkeye football score today was 55-24 over the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Iowa Hawkeyes dominated the 7-2 Ohio State Buckeyes. Ohio State is coming off a win over previously undefeated Penn State.

The Iowa Hawkeyes scored in every quarter. As a matter of fact, at one point they out scored Ohio State 31 to nothing in the second half. I only watched the fourth quarter of this game.

When I tuned in the score was 48-17 in favor of the Hawkeyes. Ohio State quarterback J. T. Barret threw four interceptions. Iowa Hawkeyes quarterback Nathan Stanley threw five touchdowns and 226 yards.

Ohio State Buckeyes could NOT stop Iowa’s running game. They rushed for 243 yards with one touchdown. The Iowa Hawkeyes did NOT turn the ball over once in this game.

Ohio State falls to 7-2, while Iowa improves to 6-3. Iowa built a 31-17 lead at halftime and cruised to a 55-24 win at home. Ohio State could only muster one late fourth quarter touchdown in the second half.

For whatever reason leading 48-17, Iowa attempted a fake punt deep in their end of the field. This setup a late Buckeyes touchdown. Iowa’s defense scored one touchdown off of an interception.

Their defense had another interception in the end zone to nullify a potential Ohio State touchdown. The Ohio State Buckeyes could only cut the lead to 24 points late in the fourth quarter. Iowa scored soon after and pushed their lead back to 31 points.

The four interceptions thrown by Ohio State really hurt any chances of making this a competitive game. Ohio State hosts Michigan state in their next game. Iowa has another tough competitor as they play undefeated Wisconsin on the road.

Wisconsin has won 9 games withot any losses and leads the Big Ten western conference. Ohio State is tied for second with Michigan State in the Big Ten eastern conference. Finally, Iowa is now tied for third place with Nebraska in the Big Ten western conference.

Ohio State Buckeyes Football News – of 39-38 Win Over Penn State

In Ohio State Buckeyes football news today, they defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions thirty nine to thirty eight. Ohio State improves to seven wins with one loss. Penn State drops to seven wins with one loss.

The Ohio State Buckeyes were behind in this game by as many as eighteen points. I watched the last three quarters of this game. The score was fourteen to three in Penn State’s favor.

When it was twenty one to three I thought this may turn into a route. Each team scored in every quarter. This was an offensive shootout to a certain extent.

Ohio State Buckeyes created five hundred twenty nine yards of offense. While Penn State only created two hundred eighty three yards on offense, they were able to score thirty eight points. Ohio State led this only once, towards the end which game them a victory.

Ohio State fumbled the ball twice. Neither team threw any interceptions. Special teams were huge in this game.

Penn State scored a touchdown on the ensuing kickoff. Ohio State outscored Penn State Nittany Lions nineteen to three in the fourth quarter to win. Their starting quarterback J.T. Barrett completed his last sixteen passes and threw for three hundred thirty eight yards.

Penn State had an interception in their end zone call reversed. They were awarded a touchdown instead. Also, Ohio State missed a couple of two point conversions.

Penn State had the ball with less than two minutes left, but could not drive down the field for a game winning field goal. Penn State plays Michigan State on the road in their next contest. Meanwhile, Ohio State travels to play Iowa.

Penn State is battling Ohio State and Michigan State for the Big Ten east division lead. Wisconsin with eight wins is the only team in the Big Ten without any losses after todays loss by Penn State.