It’s time for NCAA football! Check out the latest College football news – Thursday 5th November.
QB Trevor Lawrence tests positive for Covid-19 and will miss a few games. He has already sat out the win last weekend over Boston College and now looks set to miss the much-anticipated game with Notre Dame this weekend. Good luck to him and his family as he fights this.
The Conference has rescheduled seven games effected by Covid-19. All these games will be played in the first two weeks of December.
Games on the first Saturday in Dec include,
FIU at Charlotte, Southern Miss at UTEP and Rice at Marshall.
The following weekend includes,
Florida Atlantic at Southern Miss, Marshall at FIU, UAB at Rice, and North Texas at UTEP.
The C-USA Championship game will be played on Friday, Dec 18th.
With Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence on the sidelines with Covid-19, Alabama QB Mac Jones has moved in front in the race for the Heisman Trophy this season. Not to be outdone, Buckeyes QB Justin Field is hot on his heels in second place, while Lawrence drops to third.
The Badgers have cancelled a second game in a row due to Covid, this time its Purdue that miss out. The number of positive cases has now rises to 22 within the Badgers program. We wish everyone involved all the best for a speedy recovery.
Florida and Missouri
The Gators and Tigers went crazy on each other at HT on the weekend when a massive brawl erupted. There was plenty of wild punches thrown and players tossed to the ground. Gators HC Dan Mullen was fined $25k for his part in sighting the crowd as he left the field. For the record, Florida won the game and the fight.
Hawkeyes WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette has been charged with drink driving while behind the wheel of his car over the weekend, he was caught speeding and drinking at the time he was stopped. You’re an idiot.
WR Devonta Smith had a field day this weekend when he caught four TD passes tying the Alabama record set by Amari Cooper. He has also tied Cooper for most TDs for the Crimson Tide with 31. He will surely pass that mark next weekend against LSU.
Former Buckeyes and Indianapolis Colts WR Anthony Gonzalez has kept his Congressional seat in this week’s
election. He played for the Buckeyes from 2004-06, amassing 87 receptions for 1,286 yards and 13 TDs.
Gonzalez, 36, will serve his second consecutive term in the U.S. House.
The Utes have extended HC Kyle Whittingham until 2027, adding four years to his current deal. The third longest-tenured FBS coach in the country, Whittingham has been the HC since 2004. A winning record of 131-64, Pac-12 coach of year awards, and a Pac-12 champs game in 2019 are all factors in rewarding this long-standing coach.
Safety Richard LeCounte was hospitalized after a traffic accident in Athens after the team returned from Kentucky. It is believed he was riding a dirt bike in town when he was struck by a car turning a corner and sent him into oncoming traffic where he was struck again. The injuries are not life-threatening, but he is lucky to be alive. LeCounte has since been released from the hospital to his home in Georgia.
We will have a full slate of games this weekend with the Pac 12 returning to action. One kid we are looking forward to seeing is Oregon true Freshman LB Justin Flowe. This kid was built in a factory for sure.