TCU Escapes, Michigan Routes UConn, Kelly Leads Notre Dame to a Win
6 TCU, 30 24 Oregon State, 21
Andy Dalton passed up Sammy Baugh as the all time winningest quarterback in TCU history last night in the Horned Frogs nine point escape. He deserved it, rushing for two touchdowns and threw for another as he routed a decent Beaver secondary. Ryan Katz, th young starter for Oregon State was the opposite equation. He did have 159 passing yards to Dalton's 175 but showed his strong arm passing for two touchdowns both over 30 yard scores to leading receiver last season James Rodgers(30 yards) and Jordan Bishop(34 yards). Many thought Oregon State was underrated in the polls and the Horned Frogs should be on upset alert. Dalton and back Ed Wesley(134 rushing yards) proved them wrong with a nice win to start off the season.
Michigan, 30 UConn, 10
A three quarterback race took place on Michigan's campus. Denard Robinson, a born scrambler (led Michigan in rushing with 29 carries for 197 yards) won the job and while obviously did pretty good. He also had 186 passing yards. Jordan Todman, the explosive Huskie back had a decent game and added another 100 yard game (105 yards). He also scored the Huskies only touchdown. Zach Frazier had a good game in terms of passing yards, he had 205, but he failed to complete enough passes 18 for 37 and failed to get the ball to receivers in the end zone. Rich Rodriguez is still on the hot seat but it was a good win but last season Michigan started strong and couldn't get a bowl berth.
Notre Dame, 23 Purdue, 12
In Brian Kelly's debut Notre Dame showed promise. The Purdue Boilermakers have a strong team with former Miami QB Robert Marve, wide receiver Keith Smith and defensive end Ryan Kerrigan. Dayne Christ in his first start replacing Jimmy Clausen. He passed for 205 yards and threw for a touchdown. He didn't need be fantastic as back Armando Allen looked good rushing for 93 yards on 18 carries and getting one touchdown. Strong recivers Michael Floyd and Kyle Rudolph obviously helped Christ. So it's far to say the Fighting Irish had a good game. Could this be the turning point of the Irish?