SERVPRO First Responder Bowl Notes (10/11)
SERVPRO First Responder Bowl Notes
BIG TEN: Conference action continues this week, with seven Big Ten contests highlighted by four divisional matchups. Action kicks off on Saturday when Iowa travels to Indiana, Maryland welcomes Rutgers, Nebraska heads to Northwestern and Ohio State plays host to Minnesota.
Big Ten Standings here.
C-USA: We are at the midway point of the 2018 season and six conference games are on Saturday’s schedule. Leading off the action is UAB making its first trip to Rice since 2010. The Blazers arrive in Houston coming off an important victory at LA Tech.
C-USA Standings here.
TAYLOR FOR 200: Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor rushed 24 times for 221 yards and three touchdowns against Nebraska, hitting the 200-yard rushing mark for the second time this season and fifth time in his career. The sophomore ranks third in career 200-yard rushing games among Wisconsin running backs, trailing only Ron Dayne (13 times) and Melvin Gordon (seven times).
STOCK AT 10K: In the first quarter Friday at Marshall, Middle Tennessee senior QB Brent Stockstill became the 11th player in C-USA history to pass the 10,000-yard mark in passing yards. He became the third active FBS player to reach that mark and the 24th all-time.
JOINING THE 50 CLUB: Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald and Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer each collected their 50th career win in Big Ten games on Saturday. Meyer and Fitzgerald are the third and fourth active member of the 50-win club in the Big Ten, joining Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz (87 Big Ten wins) and Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio (61).
MOTORING INTO THE RECORD BOOK: Florida Atlantic junior RB Devin “Motor” Singletary ran for a pair of TDs in the 52-33 win over Old Dominion on Saturday, giving him an FBS-leading 14 rushing TDs this season. The nation’s leading scorer in 2017, Singletary leads in that category again this season, averaging 14.0 points per game.
IN THE NEWS
Bob Asmussen (@BobAsmussen) of the Champaign News-Gazette writes that Reggie Corbin is on pace to break an eight-year drought of Illinois running backs rushing for at least 1,000 yards. Not bad for a guy with only 78 yards on the ground last season. Read more here.
Nick Suss (@ NickSuss) of the Hattiesburg American writes that Southern Miss has its hands full preparing for QB Mason Fine and a dominant North Texas offense this week. More here.
Chad Leistikow (@ChadLeistikow) of the Des Moines Register writes in his DVR Monday column that “There was so much going on during Iowa’s 48-31 victory at Minnesota, it became difficult to sort it all out.” Chad gives it a shot here.
Grant Traylor (@GrantTraylor) of the Huntington Herald-Dispatch writes that Marshall isn’t looking past Old Dominion and its 1-5 record. The Monarchs have the Herd’s respect. Click here.
TICKETS ON SALE: Tickets for the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl are now on sale at www.firstresponderbowl.com. Tickets range from $25 for a general admission seat, to $75 for a reserved lower bowl seat and $150 for a mid-field chair back seat.
Fans will again be able to help thank first responders by “Sponsoring a Responder.” Fans can choose to purchase “additional” tickets for $15 that will be distributed to first responder members and their families. These generous ticket sponsors will be recognized during the game on Dec. 26.
HIGHER CAUSE: The SERVPRO First Responder Bowl is the first bowl game in the country to honor First Responders. First responders to be honored include police officers, firefighters, EMS workers, correctional officers, search and rescue, dispatchers, security guards, federal agents, border patrol agents and military personnel who have specialized training and are the first to arrive and provide assistance at the scene of an emergency.