Intercepting the ball 5 times in six consecutive defensive plays, Tennessee beat Western Kentucky 52-20 Saturday. “We’re disappointed,” Western Kentucky head coach Bobby Petrino said after the game. The Hilltoppers did not perform to up to his expectations but what matters is to make this a learning experience and keep looking ahead to what is coming, Petrino said.
Relieving defensive coordinator Manny Diaz of his job the day after losing to BYU, Texas head coach Mack Brown said “our performance on defense last night was unacceptable, and we need to change that.” Texas lost to BYU 40-21. The defense allowed 550 rushing yards with 259 of those yards coming from the quarterback.
Defeating the Red Wolves Saturday 38-9, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn soundly put away any bad thoughts he might have had heading to Auburn. Malzahn returned to Auburn only two years after he left. Malzahn won the conference championship in his first year at ASU.
Running for a combined total of 290 yards, Alex Collins and Jonathan Williams start what could be a new running era at Arkansas. Saturday marked the first time since the Darren McFadden and Felix Jones period that two players rushed for over 100 yards in back-to-back games.
Upsetting USC at their home field 10 to 7, Washington State pulled a victory out of an extremely close game by kicking the winning field goal with three minutes left to play. This only betters the chance of USC’s head coach Lane Kiffin leaving at the end of the season unless he is able to turn the team around.
Involved in a hit-and-run, Razorback baseball player Blake Baxendale was hit by a truck while on his scooter and hurt his knee. He will not miss any practice time because of the minor injury.
Earned Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week honors, Alex Collins. He rushed for 172 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries against Samford Saturday.
Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week, senior libero Emily Helm. She averaged 5.31 digs per set during Arkansas’ three games last week. She recorded 27 digs against Kansas, her new career high.
Released, the Razorback men’s basketball team’s non-conference schedule. The most intriguing game will be played Dec. 7 when the Clemson Tigers visit Bud Walton Arena.