ABOUT LAST NIGHT…
Northern Illinois 33, Western Michigan 14
Jordan Lynch rushed for 321 yards and three touchdowns in the Huskies win. It should be noted that Lynch is a quarterback. Yeah, a quarterback.
The 321 yards are an FBS record, surpassing the previous record of 316 yards set by… Jordan Lynch.
Lynch became the fifth quarterback in FBS history to have at least 20 passing touchdowns and 20 rushing touchdowns in the same season. The other four quarterbacks are Johnny Manziel, Collin Kaepernick, Cam Newton, and Tim Tebow. Not too shabby of a list, eh?
GEORGE KOTTARAS was traded by the Royals to the Chicago Cubs for cash considerations. Kottaras was designated for assignment last week, and then move is viewed as a cost saving measure by the Royals. To a certain degree the move makes sense. Kottaras was set to make around $1.2 million in arbitration, which is a lot of money for a player who is only going to appear in about 30 games. KC not only saved his money, but also got some cash in return in the deal to the Cubs.
IN OTHER NEWS…
– How the Chiefs got the passing game going against the Chargers. (Arrowhead Addict)
– Hunter gives his argument for why the Royals should trade for Rick Porcello. (Kings of Kauffman)
– K-State’s men’s basketball team will use Thanksgiving as a time to regroup from tough week in Puerto Rico. (Jug of Snyder)
– The conversation taking place amongst Missouri fans about The Antlers is a fascinating one. (Rock M Nation)
– This man willfully paid to attend an Iowa State-Kansas football game. Here is what he saw. (Rock Chalk Talk)
ELSEWHERE AND EVERYWHERE…
– Today I learned that Paul George went to Fresno State. I also learned that Fresno State has a basketball team. Who knew?
– Joe Flacco is not a fan of the “Wildcat” offensive formation. Don’t blame him.
– Baseball Hall of Fame ballots were dispersed yesterday. Results will be made known on January 8th.
– A college basketball player who won $20k for hitting a half-court shot at a Thunder game may have to give it back due to an NAIA rule.
– The Nationals are asking D.C. tax payers for $300 million to put a retractable rook on their stadium. This better be voted down.
ONE MORE THING…
Bo Jackson rules.