Kickoff Returns: What a day for kick returners nationwide. The first two plays of the second half of the Texas-Oklahoma State game were
back-to-back 100 yard kickoff returns for touchdowns, the first by State’s Justin Gilbert and the second my Longhorn running back Fozzy Whittaker. The Cowboys completed a statewide sweep of Texas with a 38-26 win. Elsewhere, the electrifying Sammy Watkins of Clemson took a fourth quarter kickoff back 89 yards for a touchdown to give the Tigers a late lead in their 56-45victory over Maryland. Kansas State returner Tyler Lockett went 100 yards to the house in the Wildcats 41-34 win over Texas Tech. The two other players to bring kicks back for touchdowns were Stanford’s Ty Montgomery (96 yards) and New Mexico State’s Taveon Rogers (100 yards).
Trent Richardson’s jukes: The entire Ole Miss defensive unit will have to undergo surgery this week to repair all of the broken ankles courtesy of Trent Richardson.
Washington: The Huskies have been on the rise since the start of the year and find themselves at 5-1 (3-0 Pac-12) and second in the Pac-12 North after beating down Colorado 52-24. Quarterback Keith Price, a sophomore from Compton, CA, has been on top of his game, throwing four touchdowns against CU and 21 touchdowns this season. Suddenly U Dub looks as though they are right in the middle of the Pac-12 race and will not let Oregon and Stanford go untested before the Pac-12 championship game.
Chip Kelly: Although the Ducks defeated Pac-12 South leader Arizona State at home 41-27, Kelly was still not in the mood for shenanigans after the game as a couple of Oregon undergrads soon found out.