A college football news roundup that includes Louisville racking up the yards against Syracuse and the MAC suspending referees involved in Central Michigan-Oklahoma State game.
It was a weekend of near upsets and a miraculous play, including Central Michigan taking down Oklahoma State on the last play of the game, Clemson falling in the polls after a scare against Troy, and Tennessee got back on track with a big win against Virginia Tech. Here are some other newsworthy notes in the college football news roundup.
Missed Call, Missed Games – After incorrectly allowing Central Michigan to have an untimed play after Oklahoma State was called for grounding as time ran off the clock, the Mid-American Conference has suspended the eight-man crew for two games.
“The crew missed an opportunity to advise the MAC officiating crew of the misapplication of the penalty giving CMU an untimed down that resulted in its game-winning touchdown,” Big 12 coordinator of officials Walt Anderson said in a statement. “NCAA rules permit instant replay to correct egregious errors and it is unacceptable that it did not occur in this situation.”
I’m pretty sure this won’t help the Cowboys heal any.
Heisman Frontrunner? – Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson has done it all in the first two weeks of the season, averaging 507.5 yards of total offense per game. He led the Cardinals to 845 total yards in their win against Syracuse on Friday, the most by any team since 2013.
Now, he will face a much tougher task this weekend in Florida State.
No New Punishment For Trojan – After being ejected in the first half of USC’s game against Utah State for pushing a ref, Trojans left tackle Chuma Edoga will not have to sit out the usual one game that comes with being tossed from a game.
“We’ve had the opportunity to talk to the Pac-12, and his ejection in the first series of the game constituted a full game for the player,” head coach Clay Helton said. “No additional discipline was needed by the conference. Internally, from our standpoint, Chuma will be demoted from his starting role.”