Find all the latest news from the College Football League (NCAAF) as well as player analysis, match previews, tips for your NCAA football betting and much more at SportsUntapped.com.
NCAA College Football
It may appear to fans that the defences didn’t bother to show up in a recent American high school football game that finished with a score of 107-90. The game saw Meadville beat DuBois in Pennsylvania on September 11th in a contest which outscored most high school basketball games. The two teams combined for 28 touchdowns and a total of 1,827 yards in offense in an affair that set quite a few new records. In fact, fans who showed up late may have thought Meadville was on the end of a 90-7 beat down since the scoreboard couldn’t handle their three-digit score of 107 and it showed DuBois with 90 points and Meadville with just seven.
An American company called Ashley Furniture Home Store and Better Sleep Shops recently lost a huge bet with its customers over the nation’s college football championship game and it cost them about $1.5 million in furniture. The company told fans that if the Ohio State Buckeyes could pull off a playoff win over Alabama and then beat Oregon by seven points to win crown then their furniture would be free as long as they had originally paid up to $1,999 for it.
Well, Ohio managed to beat Alabama on New Year’s Day and then upset Oregon 42-20 in the National Championship showdown and Ashley Furniture had to cough up on their deal. The bet promotion kicked off on December 17th and ran until December 30th. The company was hoping that fans would take a risk by buying $2,000 worth of furniture from them in the hopes that Ohio State won.
College football star Todd Gurley of the University of Georgia was an early season favourite for the Heisman Trophy this year, that was until he was suspended by the school on October 9 for allegedly breaking NCAA rules. An investigation is still underway and Gurley will have to sit out until it’s been completed. It’s believed that the running back took a small amount of money earlier this year during a memorabilia-signing event and could now be banned for the remainder of the 2014 season.
Georgia fans aren’t happy with this turn of events and have decided to do something about it. The entertaining Gurley was leading the SEC in rushing with 773 yards at the time of the suspension and also had eight touchdowns, which ranked him as number six in the nation.
On what alternate universe does someone compare a college football program being punished to 9/11? The one that Penn State fan Tom Price is on.
He says that the day the sanctions came down on Penn State were similar to one of the all-time worst tragedies in American history. “It was our 9/11 today. I just saw planes crashing into towers,” Price said.
See it for yourself.
This guy needs to go to a 9/11 remembrance and apologize in-person to some of the families that actually lost people on that day. He should take out a full-page ad in the paper telling the world how foolish his comparison was. Lastly, he might want to seek psychological help.
Sign up for the SportsUntapped newsletter and receive free picks and news of the NFL, NBA, NHL, UFC and much more.
- September 14th, 2015
Several records smashed in 107-90 high school football game
- January 19th, 2015
Furniture business loses $1.5 million bet on college football game
- October 14th, 2014
Georgia football fans ask President Obama to overturn player’s suspension
- July 25th, 2012
Penn State Fan Compares Sanctions to 9/11
- January 11th, 2011
Chris Petersen Elects to Remain at Boise State
- January 10th, 2011
Michigan Begins Search for New Head Coach
- January 10th, 2011
Pittsburgh Upends Kentucky in the 2011 Compass Bowl
- January 8th, 2011
TCU Extends Head Coach Contract
- January 7th, 2011
Alabama Loses Running Back to the Draft
- January 6th, 2011
Quarterback Elects to Remain at Nebraska
- January 5th, 2011
University of Michigan Fires Head Coach
- January 4th, 2011
LSU Running Back Cleared to Play in the 2011 Cotton Bowl
- January 3rd, 2011
2011 BCS National Championship Game Picks: Oregon Ducks vs. Auburn Tigers
- January 3rd, 2011
College Football: Big Ten goes 0-5 on New Years Day
- January 2nd, 2011
2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Picks: Nevada Wolf Pack vs. Boston College Eagles