Non-BCS College Football: Wednesday Morning One-Liners

Sean MartinCorrespondent IOctober 13, 2010

SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 25: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish watches as his team takes on the Stanford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on September 25, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. Stanford defeated Notre Dame 37-14.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Conference USA

The one quarterback who was going to break the all-time career passing yards mark this year will instead apply for a sixth season of eligibility, thanks to a torn ACL.

Defensive back Derek Blacknall will miss East Carolina’s next game, a bout with N.C. State, due to committing a flagrant personal foul last week on Southern Miss wide receiver Quentin Pierce.

All the pieces were in place for Tulane to have its best start since 2002, but it lost to Army during its Homecoming weekend in New Orleans.



Speaking of Army, the Black Knights are 4-2 and lead the nation in turnover margin.

One of the better tight ends in the nation, Kyle Rudolph, has been knocked out for the year and will undergo surgery on his hamstring.

You can read what head coach Brian Kelly had to say on Rudolph, as well as the Irish’s remaining schedule, by clicking here.


Mid-American Conference

Western Michigan has agreed to a home-and-home with the University of Connecticut. The games are to be played over the next two seasons.

Former Golden Flash Josh Cribbs will have his No. 9 jersey retired by Kent State on “Joshua Cribbs Day,” October 30 at Dix Stadium.


Sun Belt Conference

Troy sported both the Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week award winners for their respective performances against Middle Tennessee State this past weekend.

The son of North Texas head coach Todd Dodge, Riley Dodge, will be out for one-to-two weeks with a cast on his surgically repaired wrist.


Western Athletic Conference

Check out’s midseason review of the Nevada Wolf Pack here.

The “Wildcat formation” is run by Boise State, too. Incredibly, in the last Broncos game against Toledo, Boise State lined up five different players at quarterback.

Believe it or not, there is a team besides Boise State and Nevada that is in the hunt for the WAC title.


Mountain West Conference

Air Force is No. 23 in the nation, with its only loss a three-point skirmish with Oklahoma.

After BYU fired defensive coordinator Jaime Hill, head coach Bronco Mendenhall appointed himself in charge of the defense.

Here is the good, the bad and the ugly from Utah’s blowout win over Iowa State.