UCLA made it look easy. Too easy. And that’s not a good thing for Nebraska. This was supposed to be the Cornhuskers’ chance to show the world that the 2013 team was different from last year’s squad.
It was all Ohio State on Saturday night at Cal. Kenny Guiton went for career highs in passing yards (276), passing touchdowns (4) and rushing yards (92), Jordan Hall set personal records in rushing yards (168), touchdowns (3) and receptions (5), and Devin Smith went for a career-high 149 receiving yards. Add it all up, and the Buckeyes cruised past the Golden Bears, 52-34. Watch all of Ohio State’s scoring plays in this video.
There are ugly wins and there are ugly losses. Michigan avoided the latter by thwarting a potential last-second Akron touchdown to hold on for a narrow 28-24 win Saturday at Michigan Stadium. Watch the exciting and dramatic final play in this post.
A Western Illinois lineman managed to get Ra’Shede Hageman’s helmet to pop off, but the Minnesota defensive lineman didn’t let that stop him on the way to another sack on Saturday. Watch it in this post.
Kenny Guiton has made a name for himself as a reliable backup. Saturday night at Cal, we’ll see how the veteran sub does as the starter. Guiton will get his first career start in place of star Braxton Miller, who injured his knee last week vs. San Diego State.
Jerry Kill returned home Saturday afternoon following a trip to the hospital for an epileptic seizure suffered during Minnesota’s 29-12 victory over Western Illinois. Kill has a long history of game-day seizures, including one in the final seconds of Minnesota’s 2011 home loss to New Mexico State.