SCtoC College Football Weekend 2018 - Week 9 Oct 23, 2018 19:46:01 GMT -8
Post by DiamondThief on Oct 23, 2018 19:46:01 GMT -8
Welcome to SCtoC's week 9 coverage of the 2018 College Football Season.
Every game of a team which we cover here will be followed up with a final score and stat summary when it becomes available. This will serve as the preview and game thread for the entire week's games.
We've also provided links to the official twitter accounts of each team in each match up. Often those accounts will have additional updates leading up to, during and after the games.
All times are pacific time. Times and broadcast information could be subject to change.
IDAHO VANDALS at EASTERN WASHINGTON EAGLES
What: The Eagles welcome their cross-state rivals the Vandals.
When: Saturday, October 27 at 12:05 p.m.
Where: Roos Field; Cheney, Washington.
Television: Root Sports.
Radio Stream: 700 ESPN.
2018 Records: Vandals 3-4 (2-3 Big Sky). Eagles 5-2 (4-1 Big Sky).
Head Coaches (overall as HC): Vandals - Paul Petrino (22-45); Eagles - Aaron Best (12-6).
2017: These teams did not meet during the 2017 season.
Vandals Notes: The Vandals still have an outside chance at a Division I-AA playoff spot, but to keep that hope alive they will need to be perfect in their final four games of the season, beginning with this one. They are coming off a 31-12 win over the Southern Utah Thunderbirds in week 8. Mason Petrino went 19 of 23 for 161 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Vandals to the win. Cutrell Haywood was on the receiving end of all three of Petrino's touchdown tosses and led all receivers in the game with seven grabs for 71 yards. Tyrese Walker gained 107 yards off of 12 carries, while Isaiah Sanders added 92 yards off of 25 rushed and a score.
Eagles Notes: Coming off a bye, the Eagles hope to shake off their week 7 loss to Weber St. in which they failed to reach the end zone. They still control their playoff destiny. This game is a perfect opportunity to get back on track. Eric Barriere struggled in his second start, going just 19 of 42 with 185 yards with a pair of interceptions against Weber St. Nsimba Webster, the Eagles' leading receiver on the season, had seven receptions for 61 yards. Terence Grady added 2 catches for 45 yards and Andrew Boston had five grabs for 42 yards. No Eastern Washington rusher gained more than 22 yards in the loss.
Twitter: Vandals * Eagles
WASHINGTON HUSKIES at CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS
What: The Golden Bears are at home to face the Huskies.
When: Saturday, October 27 at 3:30 p.m.
Where: California Memorial Stadium; Berkeley, California.
Television: Fox Sports 1.
Radio Stream: KGO 810.
2018 Records: Huskies 6-2 (4-1 Pac-12 North); Golden Bears 4-3 (1-3 Pac-12 North).
Head Coaches (overall as HC): Huskies - Chris Peterson (43-19); Golden Bears - Justin Wilcox (9-10).
2017: The Huskies defeated the Golden Bears, 38-7, in Seattle.
Huskies Notes: The Huskies are one of three Pac-12 North teams with just one conference loss. They are 4-1 in conference play, just a half game up on Stanford and Washington St. which each sit at 3-1 Washington, along with Washington St, are already bowl eligible. The Huskies were without stud running back Myles Gaskin in last week's 27-13 win over Colorado. It's unknown whether he will be back for this one. Jake Browning went 15 of 25 for 158 yards with a touchdown and a pick. Alvon Ahmed rushed nine times for 73 yards and a score, while Aaron Fuller led the Huskies with five grabs for 63 yards and a touchdown.
Golden Bears Notes: The Bears got their 2018 season back on track with a 49-7 drubbing of Oregon St. at Corvallis. It was Patrick Laird's marquee game. The senior from Arroyo Grande, California amassed 193 yards on 22 carries (8.8 yards per carry) and two touchdowns. He also caught three balls for 48 yards and another score in the win for Cal. Not to be outdone, quarterback Chase Garbers returned to the lineup to complete 17 of 26 passed for 234 yards with three touchdown tosses, while rushing eight times for 54 yards. Vic Wharton III tallied five receptions for 80 yards, and Kanawai Noa added five catches for 73 yards and a touchdown.
Twitter: Huskies * Golden Bears
WASHINGTON ST. COUGARS at STANFORD CARDINAL
What: The Cougars prowl into the South Bay to meet the Cardinal.
When: Saturday, October 27 at 6 p.m.
Where: Stanford Stadium; Palo Alto, California.
Television: Pac-12 Networks.
Radio Stream: Cardinal Sports Network.
2018 Records: Cougars 6-1 (3-1 Pac-12 North); Cardinal 5-2 (3-1 Pac-12 North).
Head Coaches (overall as HC): Cougars - Mike Leach (); Cardinal - David Shaw (78-24).
2017: The Cougars defeated the Cardinal, 24-21, in Pullman.
Cougars Notes: The Cougars are on the prowl after turning back Oregon, 34-20, last week at Pullman. They are winners of three straight and come in as the only Pac-12 team with just one overall loss on the season. A big part of that is the play of the Stache, quarterback Gardner Minshew. He's completed nearly 70 percent of his passes for 2,745 yards this season, with 23 touchdowns against three touchdowns. Minshew threw for 323 yards and four scores against the Ducks. The Cougars have a talented group of receivers and were led by Dezmon Patmon's six catches for 81 yards and a touchdown against Oregon. Travell Harris added four receptions for 59 yards, and Max Borghi had seven grabs for 51 yards and a score. James Williams paced the ground game with nine rushes for 53 yards with a trip to the end zone.
Cardinal Notes: The Cardinal are keeping their heads above water in the Pac-12 North race, but have lacked the explosiveness on offense that has been their trademark over the better part of a decade. Part of that is the lingering leg injury to last season's Heisman runner-up, Bryce Love. Per reports, Love is day-to-day for this game. If he is unable to play, or is limited, the onus of the offense will fall to quarterback K.J. Costello, who went 22 of 29 for 231 yards with a touchdown in the Cardinal's 20-13 week 8 win over Arizona St. Cameron Scarlett and Trevor Speights combined for 88 rushing yards off 28 carries and a touchdown in the win. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside is perhaps the best playmaking wide receiver in the conference, having caught seven passes for 91 yards and a touchdown. Trenton Irwin added 79 yards off of seven grabs of his own.
Twitter: Cougars * Cardinal
BOISE ST. BRONCOS at AIR FORCE FALCONS
What: The Broncos visit Colorado to face the Falcons.
When: Satrurday, October 27 at 4 p.m.
Where: Falcons Stadium; Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Radio Stream: KBOI.
2018 Records: Broncos 5-2 (3-1 Mountain West); Falcons 3-4 (1-3 Mountain West).
Head Coaches (overall as HC): Broncos - Bryan Harsin (54-18). Falcons - Troy Calhoun (85-64).
2017: The Broncos defeated the Falcons, 44-19, in Boise.
Broncos Notes: Brett Rypien was outstanding as the Broncos' week 8 win over Colorado St. He completed 22 of 26 passes for 308 yards and four touchdowns. He is definitely on the radar of NFL scouts, not just for his name, but for his play on the field. Alexander Mattison rushed 20 times for 85 yards and a touchdown in the win. A.J. Richardson had a standout game against the Rams, catching six balls for 137 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Sean Modster also came up strong with three receptions for 61 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The Broncos will try to secure a lead in the Mountain West Conference and become bowl eligible with a win in this one.
Falcons Notes: While the Falcons seem to be struggling through their Mountain West schedule, they have been competitive this season. Quarterback Isaiah Sanders had his best game of the season in the Falcons' 41-35 road win over UNLV last week. He completed nine of 11 passes for 217 yards and a touchdown, while rushing 21 times for 173 yards and three scores. Both yardage marks are season highs. Fullback Cole Fagan added 77 yards of nine rushes and a touchdown. Ronald Cleveland caught three passes for an even 100 yards for the Falcons in the win.
Twitter: Broncos * Falcons
PORTLAND ST. VIKINGS at SACRAMENTO ST. HORNETS
What: The Vikings head to California's capital city to battle the Hornets.
When: Saturday, October 27 at 6 p.m.
Where: Hornet Stadium; Sacramento, California.
Radio Stream: Rip City Radio 620.
2018 Records: Vikings 3-4 (2-2 Big Sky); Hornets 2-4 (0-3 Big Sky).
Head Coaches (overall as HC): Vikings - Bruce Barnum (14-26); Hornets - Jody Sears (24-50).
2017: These teams did not meet during the 2017 season.
Vikings Notes: The Vikings are seeing some dividends from their rebuilding process as they've won two in a row, including an impressive win over then-14th ranked Montana in week 6. They are coming off a bye week after downing Northern Colorado, 35-14, two weeks ago. Davis Alexander completed six of his nine pass attempts for 90 yards, while rushing 10 times for 72 yards with three trips to the end zone. Sirgeo Hoffman added 12 rushes for 52 yards, and Beau Kelly caught two passes for 32 yards.
Hornets Notes: The Hornets are still looking for their first conference win of 2018. They are currently riding a four-game losing streak and would like nothing more to get back into the win column at the hands of the Vikings. Wyatt Clapper completed 12 of 22 passes for 119 yards and an interception in the Hornets' 41-15 loss to North Dakota last week. Elijah Dotson was a bright spot for the Hornets in that game, rushing 21 times for 140 yards, and Pierre Williams caught five pases for 67 yards.
Twitter: Vikings * Hornets
OREGON DUCKS at ARIZONA WILDCATS
What: The Ducks head to the Territorial State to face the Wildcats.
When: Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Arizona Stadium; Tucson, Arizona.
Radio Stream: 750 The Game.
2018 Records: Ducks - 5-2 (2-2 Pac-12); Wildcats 3-4 (2-2 Pac-12 South).
Head Coaches (overall as HC): Ducks - Mario Cristobal (30-50); Wildcats - Kevin Sumlin (89-47).
2017: The Ducks defeated the Wildcats, 48-28, in Eugene.
Ducks Notes: After their two-touchdown loss to Washington St. last week, the Ducks find themselves on the outside looking in in the race for the top spot in the Pac-12 North. They have already defeated 4-1 Washington, but are a game back of Washington St and Stanford. Both are 3-1 and have defeated the Ducks this season. Justin Herbert was 25 of 44 for 270 yards with a touchdown through the air and another on the ground. He struggled in the first half, but tried to rally his team in the second. C.J. Verdell rushed 12 times for 55 yards for the Ducks. Tight ends Jacob Breeland and Brendan Schooler each caught four passes, for 63 and 59 yards, respectively.
Wildcats Notes: The Wildcats still have a chance at a respectable season and a potential bowl bid. They'll need to win at least three of their last four games in order to do just that, as well as to end conference play with a plus-.500 record. Last week's 31-30 loss to UCLA didn't help matters. Trailing 24-20 heading into the fourth quarter, the Wildcats were unable to mount the full comeback and suffered the one-point loss at Los Angeles. J.J. Taylor rushed times for 154 yards with a touchdown, and Gary Brightwell gained 121 yards on 15 carries. Rhett Rodriquez went 15 of 34 for 231 yards with two touchdowns and two picks in the loss. Shawn Poindexter led all receivers in the game with six receptions for 106 yards and two touchdowns.
Twitter: Ducks * Wildcats
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