SCtoC College Football Weekend 2018 - Week 11 Nov 9, 2018 0:07:05 GMT -8
Post by DiamondThief on Nov 9, 2018 0:07:05 GMT -8
Welcome to SCtoC's week 11 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.
FRESNO ST. BULLDOGS at BOISE ST. BULLDOGS
What: The Broncos are at home to face the Bulldogs of central California.
When: Friday, November 9 at 7:15 p.m.
Where: Albertson's Stadium; Boise, Idaho.
Radio Stream: KBOI.
2018 Records: Bulldogs 8-1 (5-0 Mountain West); Broncos 7-2 (4-1 Mountain West).
Head Coaches (overall as HC): Jeff Tedford (100-62); Broncos - Bryan Harsin (56-18).
2017: The Bulldogs defeated the Broncos, 28-17, in the regular season finale at Fresno. The Broncos defeated the Bulldogs, 17-14, in the Mountain West Championship Game one week later at Boise.
Cougars Notes: The Cougars would love nothing more than to unseat the defending champion Broncos on the blue field of Albertson's Stadium. Fresno St. stands at 5-0 In the Mountain West's West Division and would seem to be in the driver's seat over 4-1 San Diego St. The Cougars had no problem with dispensing of UNLV last week, winning 48-3. Marcus McMaryion was excellent in the win, completing 25 of 35 passes for 274 yards with two touchdowns, but he did toss an interception. McMaryion also rushed seven times for 39 yards. Saevion Johnson led a balanced rushing attack which saw four different rushers see the end zone. KeeSean Johnson had eight catches for 97 yards, while Michiah Quick added five receptions for 49 yards. The Cougars have won seven straight.
Broncos Notes: The Broncos are already headed to a bowl game, but see themselves a game back of Utah St. in the Mountain West's Mountain Division. They'll need a win in this one to keep pace with the Aggies. The Broncos and Aggies face each other in the regular season finale on November 24 in what could determine the winner of the division. That very well could lead to a match for the winner against these same Bulldogs. Boise St. withstood all they could handle last week against BYU before a late goalline stand helped them emerge with the 21-16 win. Brett Rypien was solid in the win, completing 23 of 35 passes for 214 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Alexander Mattison rushed for two scores to go along with his 25 rushes for 89 yards. A.J. Richardson caught four passes for 53 yards and a touchdown in the win.
Twitter: Bulldogs * Broncos
PORTLAND ST. VIKINGS at NORTH DAKOTA FIGHTING HAWKS
What: The Vikings head to the Peace Garden State to battle the Fighting Hawks.
When: Saturday, November 10 at 12 p.m.
Where: Alerus Center; Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Radio Stream: Rip City Radio 620.
2018 Records: Vikings 4-5 (3-3 Big Sky); Fighting Hawks 5-4 (no conference affiliation).
Head Coaches (overall as HC): Vikings - Bruce Barnum (17-26); Kyle "Bubba" Schweigert (48-45).
2017: The Fighting Hawks defeated the Vikings, 48-21, at Portland.
Vikings Notes: The Vikings are not going to make the Division I-AA playoffs, but by all accounts their season can already be deemed a success. After going 0-11 last season, they can finish 2018 with a winning record provided they win their final two games of the season. That won't be an easy task. However, suffice to say, BarneyBall is back in the Rose City. The Vikings were in last week's game against Idaho St. up to the final minutes before falling to the Bengals, 48-45. Davis Alexander was stellar as he went 18 of 31 for 273 yards with two passing touchdowns. He rushed 18 times for 64 yards and a trio of touchdowns. Carlos Martin his the century mark with 105 rushing yards off just 10 carries. Mataio Talaemotu had three catches for 64 yards, while Darian Green caught four balls for 62 yards and a score.
Fighting Hawks Notes: The Fighting Hawks are on their way out of the Big Sky Conference, set to join the Missouri Valley Football Conference in two seasons. They will continue to play a full Big Sky schedule and their games will count in the conference standings for their opponents but the Fighting Hawks will not be eligible to win the conference championship. They fell victim to Idaho in week 10 as the Vandals scored with 27 seconds left to put down the Fighting Hawks, 31-27. Despite the loss, Brady Oliveira was spectacular as he gained 190 yards on 28 carries with a pair of touchdowns. Nate Keteringham completed 16 of 31 passes for 163 yards, two touchdowns and a pick. Garett Maag tallied seven grabs for 74 yards and two touchdowns, and Luke Stanley added four catches for 51 yards for North Dakota.
Twitter: Vikings * Fighting Hawks
CALIFORNIA-DAVIS AGGIES at EASTERN WASHINGTON EAGLES
What: The Eagles welcome the Aggies in their regular season home finale.
When: Saturday, November 10 at 1:05 p.m.
Where: Roos Field; Cheney, Washington.
Television: Pluto TV 234.
Radio Stream: 700 ESPN.
2018 Records: Aggies 8-1 (6-0 Big Sky); Eagles 6-2 (5-1 Big Sky).
Head Coaches (overall as HC): Aggies - Dan Hawkins (123-68-1); Eagles - Aaron Best (12-6).
2017: The Eagles defeated the Aggies, 41-38, at Davis.
Aggies Notes: With wins in their remaining two regular season games, the Aggies have the opportunity to finish undefeated in conference play and alone atop the Big Sky standings. That would secure them a spot in the Division I-AA playoffs; possibly as a top seed. They dispensed of Northern Arizona in week 10, by a 42-20 margin. Jake Maier led the charge, completing 21/33 for 262 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. Tehran Thomas rushed 24 yards for 94 yards and a touchdown, and caught three passes for 56 yards and another score in the win. Namane Modise added 72 yards off eight rushed and a touchdown, while Keelan Doss led the Aggies receivers with eight receptions for 103 yards and a pair of scores in the win.
Eagles Notes: The Eagles are just a game back of the Aggies and could hold the head-to-head tiebreaker with a win in the friendly confines of the Roos Field. The only blemish on the Eagles' conference record was their week 8 loss to Weber St., with whom they are tied in the Big Sky standings. The Eagles had little difficulty last week as they routed Northern Colorado, 48-13. Eric Barriere completed 67 percent of his passes for 245 with a pair of touchdowns and an interception. He also ran for 64 yards and two scores. Antoine Custer, Jr. gained 122 yards on 16 carries. Nsimba Webster led the Eagles in receiving with seven catches for 80 yards, and Jayson Williams had five grabs for 51 yards.
Twitter: Aggies * Eagles
OREGON DUCKS at UTAH UTES
What: The Ducks visit Utah's capital to meet up with the Utes.
When: Saturday, November 10 at 2:30 p.m.
Where: Rice-Eccles Stadium; Salt Lake City, Utah.
Television: Pac-12 Networks.
Radio Stream: 750 The Game.
2018 Records: Ducks 6-3 (3-3 Pac-12 North); Utes 6-3 (4-3 Pac-12 South).
Head Coaches (overall as HC): Ducks - Mario Cristobal (31-51); Utes - Kyle Whittingham (117-58).
2017: The Ducks defeated the Utes, 41-20, at Eugene.
Ducks Notes: After dropping two on the road to Washington St. and Arizona, the Ducks righted their ship last week with a decisive 42-21 win over their former coach, Chip Kelly, and UCLA. The win made Oregon bowl eligible in Mario Cristobal's first season at the helm. They'll seek to improve their bowl standing in this one against the Utes. Justin Herbert was solid in the win, going 18 of 32 for 264 yards and a pair of touchdowns. C.J. Verdell rushed 25 times for 90 yards and a touchdown, and Tony Brooks-James had five carries or 73 yards and a score. Dillon Mitchell was outstanding in the win, hauling in eight passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns. Jacob Breeland added two catches for 61 yards.
Utes Notes: The Utes are in a three-way tie atop the Pac-12's South Division with USC and Arizona. Utah will strive to keep pace with both teams. Like Oregon, Utah has already become bowl eligible. They too will look to improve their standing with a win over these Ducks. The Utes' defense is allowing just 19.1 points per game. The Utes suffered a setback last week in a 38-20 loss to Arizona St. at Tempe. Tyler Huntley went seven of 15 for 88 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. He also rushed nine times for 42 yards. Zach Moss gained 128 yards on 18 carries and a score. Samson Nacua contributed four receptions for 68 yards and a score in the effort for Utah.
Twitter: Ducks * Utes
OREGON ST. BEAVERS at STANFORD CARDINAL
What: The Cardinal are at home for the final time this season to face the Beavers.
When: Saturday, November 10 at 6 p.m.
Where: Stanford Stadium; Palo Alto, California.
Television: Pac-12 Networks.
Radio Stream: Cardinal Sports Network.
2018 Records: Beavers 2-7 (1-5 Pac-12 North); Cardinal 5-4 (3-3 Pac-12 North).
Head Coaches (overall as HC): Beavers - Jonathan Smith 2-7; Cardinal - David Shaw (78-26).
2017: The Cardinal defeated the Beavers, 15-14, at Corvallis.
Beavers Notes: The Beavers are one of two Pac-12 teams who do not have even a mathematical possibility of becoming bowl eligible. Occasionally, a 5-7 team receives a bowl invitation, but it's not a guarantee and the Beavers would need to win out for that to even be possible.They were valiant in their week 10 loss to USC in Corvallis. They were within seven entering the fourth quarter, but saw the Trojans score 10 unanswered points en route to a 38-21 loss. Jake Luton was 31 of 45 for 301 yards and a touchdown in the loss. Jermar Jefferson rushed 18 times for 58 yards. Isaiah Hodgins caught eight balls for 129 yards, and Trevon Bradford added 10 receptions for 63 yards.
Cardinal Notes: The Cardinal fell just short of stealing one in Seattle against Washington last week. In fact, if not for some substitution mismanagement in the final minute, They may have just pulled off the upset. The Cardinal need just one win to secure a bowl game for the ninth straight season. In fact, David Shaw has never missed a bowl game in his previous seven seasons as head coach. K.J. Costello, who will need to be sharp in this game, completed 29 of 43 passes for 347 yards and two touchdowns, but he tossed three interceptions. Despite being chronically hobbled by a bad ankle, Bryce Love ran for 71 yards off 18 carries and a touchdown. Tight end Kaden Smith was excellent in the loss, catching eight passes for 107 yards and a score. Wide receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside was injured in the first quarter of the game. His status for this one is uncertain.
Twitter: Beavers * Cardinal
CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS at USC TROJANS
What: The Golden Bears head to Southern California to meet the Trojans.
When: Saturday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum; Los Angeles, California.
Radio Stream: KGO 810.
2018 Records: Golden Bears 5-4 (3-3 Pac-12 North); Trojans 5-4 (4-3 Pac-12 South).
Head Coaches (overall as HC): Golden Bears - Justin Wilcox (10-11); Trojans - Clay Helton (32-14).
2017: The Trojans defeated the Golden Bears, 30-20, at Berkeley.
Golden Bears Notes: Cal is just a win away from making it to a bowl game, and that would be a major accomplishment for Josh Wilcox in his second season as head coach. The Golden Bears were marching late in the fourth quarter against Washington St. last week, but some questionable quarterbacking rotations likely cost them in a 19-13 loss to the high-flying Cougars. Cal's defense has been impressive all season and has a real chance to push back the Trojans in this game. Against the Cougars last week, Chase Garbers hit 15 of 26 of his passes for 127 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He also rushed 11 times for 67 yards. Vic Wharton III caught four passes for 47 yards, while Maurice Ways has three grabs for 46 yards for the Golden Bears.
Trojans Notes: The Trojans are locked in a three-way tie for the lead in the Pac-12 South crown with Utah and Arizona. All three teams have 4-3 conference records (Arizona St. is merely a half game back at 3-3). USC is 3-1 at home, which could be an advantage against the Golden Bears. They've scored 225 points this season and given up just four fewer. The Trojans held off Oregon St. in the fourth quarter for the 38-21 win. It was the running attack which proved to be the difference for USC in that win. Aca'Cedric Ware exploded for 205 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries, and Vavae Malepeai ran the ball 15 times for 101 yards. Devon Williams led Trojan receivers in the game with three catches for 77 yards and a score.
Twitter: Golden Bears * Trojans
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