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Ole Miss hangs on to upset No. 6 LSU, 27-24


It seemed like we’d read this script before.

Ole Miss, with a comfortable lead over LSU, makes just enough bumbling mistakes to let the Tigers come back and break their hearts.

Only, that’s not what happened this time.

This time the Rebels overcame their mistakes and made some big plays of their own to hold on for the 27-24 upset over No. 6 LSU in Oxford.

Andrew Ritter’s 41-yard field goal with two seconds to play was the biggest play of them all, but it came after some very nervous moments for Ole Miss.

The Rebels seemed to have the game in control, up 24-14, early in the fourth quarter. The Rebs once again stopped the LSU offense cold and forced a punt at midfield with about 10 minutes to play. But Korvic Neat muffed the punt and the Tigers took over at the Ole Miss 13-yard line. A monster sack by Isaac Gross forced LSU to kick a field goal, but the momentum was shifting.

The pressure increased even more on the next drive, when Ole Miss drove 63 yards to the LSU 12-yard line only to have Ritter’s 29-yard field goal attempt blocked.

Zach Mettenberger then led LSU on an 11-play, 80-yard drive that ended with a touchdown pass to Jarvis Landry to tie the score at 24.

Cue the Ole Miss meltdown, right?


Starting at his own 15-yard line, quarterback Bo Wallace (30 of 39, 346 yards) stepped up and did what he had done all night, completing key passes and rushing for tough yards, while leading his team down the field.

That’s when Ritter got the last laugh.

So not even LSU could avoid the barrage of upsets on Saturday. The Tigers are now 3-2 in the SEC and will need a lot of help to get to the conference title game.

For Ole Miss, it was the biggest win of the Hugh Freeze era. With such a young and talented team still finding its way, it won’t be the last.

Colorado loses starting LB Kenneth Olugbode for 4-6 weeks

during the Rocky Mountain Showdown at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 19, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.
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Colorado had already lost one starting inside linebacker to injury.  Now, the Buffs have lost another.

Kenneth Olugbode sustained an unspecified leg injury in the Week 5 loss to Oregon. As a result, Olugbode will miss 4-6 weeks.

At minimum, Olugbode will miss games against Arizona State, Arizona, Oregon State and UCLA, possibly returning for the Nov. 7 game against Stanford. Missing six weeks would see him miss the Stanford and USC games, returning, Nov. 21 vs. Washington State.

It’s going to be a big loss,” defensive tackle Justin Solis said according to the Denver Post. “It starts up front with us, the D-line. Not having K.O. out there is a huge loss, but it’s definitely something we accept as a challenge as a D-line. We’re going to step it up while he’s out.”

Olugbode had started all five games this season after starting all 12 games as a sophomore last season. Ryan Severson is expected to take his place in the starting lineup.

Dismissed Wolverine Logan Tuley-Tillman charged with three felonies

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Back on September 10, it was announced that Jim Harbaugh had dismissed Logan Tuley-Tillman for “conduct unacceptable for a Michigan student-athlete.”  Now we know what that unacceptable conduct was.  Allegedly.

Wednesday morning, is reporting, Tuley-Tillman was charged with three felonies stemming from a Sept. 4 incident in which he’s accused of filming a sex act with a woman without her knowledge. Tuley-Tillman was officially charged with two counts of capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person and one count of using a computer to commit a crime.

From the report:

Capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person is punishable by up to two years in prison, a fine of no more than $2,000, or both. Using a computer to commit a crime, in this case, would be punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a fine of no more than $5,000, or both.

The incident occurred in the 300 block of Catherine Street Sept. 4. Tuley-Tillman is accused of filming a portion of a sexual encounter with a woman without her knowledge and then transmitting it to his personal device without her permission, according to Ann Arbor police.

Tuley-Tillman was a four-star member of Brady Hoke‘s second-to-last UM recruiting class, rated as the No. 24 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 7 player at any position in the state of Illinois.  He played in one game as a redshirt freshman last season, the season opener against Appalachian State.

This season, he had been listed as the No. 2 left tackle and played in the 2015 opener.