SERVPRO First Responder Bowl Notes (10/18)

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl Notes

BIG TEN: Conference action continues this week, with seven contests highlighted by four divisional matchups. Action kicks off on Saturday at 11 a.m. when Maryland travels to Iowa, Michigan State welcomes Michigan, Northwestern heads to Rutgers and Wisconsin plays host to Illinois.

Big Ten Standings :.

C-USA: For the first time in 2018, all 14 schools will be matched up in league action on Saturday, with seven games spread throughout the day.

C-USA Standings here.

STANLEY FOR 6: Iowa’s Nate Stanley threw 6 touchdown passes against Indiana, tying for the second most in school history. The junior went 21 of 33 for 320 yards, while recording his fourth-straight multi-TD game. Stanley has thrown 14 touchdown passes in his last four games, tying Chuck Long in 1985 for the most TD tosses over four games in program history. The Hawkeye currently ranks 16th nationally in passing TDs with 15.

BRYANT CLAIMS TE AWARD: FAU senior TE Harrison Bryant was named the John Mackey National Tight End of the Week following the Owls’ last game, a 52-33 win over Old Dominion. He had a career-best game reeling in six catches for 133 yards and two touchdowns, including a career-long 44-yard reception. Bryant caught six of the seven passes thrown his way, contributing four first downs.

MCSORLEY STANDS ALONE: Penn State QB Trace McSorley became the school’s all-time leader in career passing yards Saturday against Michigan State. The senior finished with 192 passing yards to increase his career total to 8,610 yards, surpassing Christian Hackenberg’s previous program standard of 8,457 yards.

HERD STINGY EARLY: Marshall has not allowed a touchdown in the opening quarter of all six games this season and nine in a row, dating to last season. The Herd has allowed 12 points (four field goals) in the opening quarter of those nine games, an average of 1.3 points.

IN THE NEWS

Mike Miller (@MikeMillerHT) of the Bloomington Herald-Times writes that Jacob Robinson and teammates had enough after Indiana’s loss to Iowa, leading to a player-led meeting Monday with the seniors addressing the squad. Read more here.

Chuck King (@FAUOwlAccess) of FAUOwlAccess.com writes that first-year defensive coordinator Tony Pecoraro, looking for a way to spark his unit, moved from the press box to the sideline once C-USA action began. It’s worked. More here.

Graham Couch (@Graham_Couch) of the Lansing State Journal writes in his Michigan State doesn’t have to beat Michigan this year after dominating the rivalry for the last decade. Sparty’s upper hand is no longer a fluke. See if you agree here.

Cory Diaz (@CoryDiaz_TNS) of the Monroe News Star writes that LA Tech’s Collin Scott, aka “Thumper,” has emerged to fill a big role and lead the Bulldogs in tackles. 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.