Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

#2 Ohio State is at #13 Penn State in a huge Big 10 battle highlighting week 9 in college football!

Penn State Looks To Test C.J. Stroud And Ohio State But Can They?

C.J. Stroud is coming off another impressive performance, this time throwing four passing touchdowns against Iowa. It marked his 12th career game with four passing touchdowns, passing J.T. Barrett for the most such games in Ohio State history.

Stroud now has 28 passing touchdowns on the season, most in FBS. That is tied with Dwayne Haskins in 2018 for the most by a Big Ten player through their team’s first seven games of a season. Stroud has 190 pass attempts, while Haskins had 242 through Ohio State’s first seven games.

The Buckeyes continue to steam roll their fellow Big Ten opposition. They have scored at least 49 points in all four conference games this season. Including their last non-conference game this season against Toledo (W, 77-21), the Buckeyes have scored 49+ points in five consecutive games, the longest streak in Ohio State program history.

Penn State will look to pull off the upset, but since 2000, the Nittany Lions are 1-19 against AP Top-5 teams. The lone win came in 2016 at home against No. 2 Ohio State. They will use their defense to get it done. This season, Penn State ranks 3rd in completion percentage allowed and has given up six passing touchdowns while recording seven interceptions.

But the more likely outcome is that the Nittany Lions will need another strong performance from Sean Clifford.  He recorded his 5th career game with 4 passing touchdowns this past weekend against Minnesota, the most by any player in Penn State history.

 

  • #1 Georgia takes on Florida as The Worlds Greatest Cocktail Party Continues!

    How intense is this rivalry? The schools can’t even agree on the number of times they have played. According to Georgia, the Bulldogs lead the all-time series 54-44-2. Florida does not acknowledge the 1904 meeting between the two schools, a 52-0 Bulldog win. The reason? The school did not formally become what is known today as the University of Florida until 1905 and it did not officially establish its football team until 1906.

    The Gators dominated the series under Steve Spurrier, winning 11 of the 12 meetings. It’s been a more competitive series since he hung up his visor; Florida has won 11 of 20 since then, but Georgia has won four of the last five.

    Florida is 3-14 all-time against AP No. 1 opponents, with all three wins coming when it was also ranked in the Top 3. The Gators are 0-2 in previous meetings against No. 1 Georgia, losing 34-7 last season and 75-0 in 1942.

  • Gator Fun Fact

    Billy Napier faces a tough task against top-ranked Georgia, but five of the last seven Florida coaches won their first game against the Bulldogs.

  • #3 Tennessee looks to keep rolling in an AP-ranked matchup vs #19 Kentucky

    For just the third time in series history, Kentucky and Tennessee are meeting with both ranked in the AP Poll. How long has it been since the last time? Bob Neyland’s Vols beat Bear Bryant’s Wildcats in both previous instances. Tennessee shut out Kentucky in both of the prior AP-ranked matchups.

    The Vols have scored 30 or more points in 10 straight games, the longest streak in program history and tied with UCLA for the longest active streak in FBS.

    The Wildcats have allowed 24 or fewer points in 11 straight games, the longest active streak in FBS and the team’s longest streak since a 12-game stretch from 1979 to 1980. The last team to score more against Kentucky was Tennessee in its 45-42 win last season.

    Kentucky has lost 11 straight games against AP Top-5 opponents since beating No. 1 LSU in triple overtime in 2007. The Wildcats are 2-23 all-time on the road against AP Top-5 opponents, winning at No. 4 Penn State in 1977 and No. 1 Ole Miss in 1964.

  • Ohio State VS Penn State is going to be huge!  I will have my "best of the rest" games posted on Friday!

     

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