L, 21-30, Sept. 4
In the end, the
fourth-ranked TCU Horned Frogs did exactly what they were supposed to do against
a lower-division FCS team.
A dominating 62-7 victory over Tennessee Tech extended the Horned Frogs' home winning streak to 15 games, yet still gave coach Gary Patterson plenty of teaching points after a penalty-filled game that led to a postgame apology Saturday night.
vs. Cardinals, Sept. 18
quarterback Adam Froman passed for 219 yards and a touchdown as the Cardinals
beat Eastern Kentucky 23-13 in front of a crowd of 51,427 at Papa John's
Cardinal Stadium on Saturday.
Froman threw for 190 of his yards in the first half, including the touchdown to senior receiver Doug Beaumont, who had 83 yards on four catches and his first career touchdown.
at Broncos, Sept. 25
vs. Sun Devils, Oct. 2
Steven Threet passed for
391 yards and three touchdowns to lead Arizona State to a 41-20 win over FCS
opponent Northern Arizona on Saturday night.
Threet's 45-yard pass to receiver Aaron Pflugrad was the turning point for Arizona State, which led only 27-20 before the play happened early in the fourth quarter. Three plays later, Threet found Mike Willie for a 6-yard touchdown pass.
vs. Wildcats, Oct. 9
Nic Grigsby rushed for
three touchdowns, including a career-long 62-yard scoring run, and Arizona
routed The Citadel 52-6 in the Wildcats' home opener on Saturday night.
Nick Foles completed 17 of 22 for passes for 214 yards and one touchdown before calling it a night early in the third quarter as the Wildcats (2-0) rolled for 489 yards in a tuneup for next Saturday's home game against No. 9 Iowa.
at Huskies, Oct. 16
Jermaine Kearse took a
short pass 57 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the second half, one of
his career-high three touchdown catches, and Washington raced past Syracuse for
a 41-20 victory on Saturday.
Kearse grabbed TD receptions of 5, 57 and 28 yards, doing most of the work himself on the final two receptions, to become the first Washington receiver with three touchdown catches in a game since Reggie Williams during the 2002 season.
vs. Bears, Oct. 30
Kevin Riley threw four
touchdown passes and California gave Colorado a rude welcome to what will be its
new conference with a 52-7 victory Saturday.
Shane Vereen caught one touchdown pass and ran for another score as the Golden Bears (2-0) broke out to a 31-0 halftime lead in Colorado's first game against a Pac-10 team since announcing plans in June to join the conference.
at. Bruins, Nov. 6
Andrew Luck threw two
touchdown passes and safety Michael Thomas led a hard-hitting defensive effort
with a 21-yard fumble return for a TD to lead the No. 25 Cardinal to a 35-0 win
over the UCLA Bruins on Saturday night in the first game of the Pac-10 schedule.
The Cardinal (2-0, 1-0) ended a six-game losing streak to UCLA at the Rose Bowl, winning at Pasadena for the first time since 1996. Stanford was shut out twice during that losing streak. The Cardinal also lost to Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 2000.
vs. Cougars, Nov. 13
Nico Grasu's 18-yard field
goal with 2:13 remaining capped a 16-point fourth-quarter comeback as Washington
State defeated Montana State 23-22 on Saturday to end a 10-game losing streak.
The Cougars (1-1) were almost the third FBS school to lose at home to an FCS team on Saturday. Virginia Tech and Minnesota were beaten by lower-division foes.
vs. Trojans, Nov. 20
Matt Barkley threw
first-half touchdown passes to Jordan Cameron and Brandon Carswell for a 17-14
victory over Virginia on Saturday night in Lane Kiffin's home head coaching
Barkley passed for 202 yards for the Trojans (2-0). The Trojans' defense mostly smothered Virginia (1-1) just one week after yielding 588 yards to Hawaii, and USC recovered a late onside kick to seal it.
at. Cardinal, Nov. 27
Winning at the Rose Bowl
in September is one thing. Making a return trip in January is what Stanford's
players really want.
Andrew Luck threw two touchdown passes and safety Michael Thomas led a hard-hitting defensive effort with a 21-yard fumble return for a TD to lead the No. 25 Cardinal to a 35-0 win over the bumbling UCLA Bruins on Saturday night in the first game of the Pac-10 schedule.
vs. Ducks, Dec. 4
When Tennessee started
slowing down, LaMichael James and his Oregon teammates picked up the pace.
James ran for 134 yards, including a 72-yard touchdown, in his first game back after a one-game suspension, and No. 7 Oregon scored 45 consecutive points to beat Tennessee 48-13 on Saturday night.