College Football Notes Jan. 7-11
The 54th annual National Football Foundation MacArthur Bowl presentation to the BCS national champion is scheduled for Tuesday morning in Miami, Fla., after Monday night’s 15th annual BCS title contest. Interestingly, Alabama (six national championships since ’59) and Notre Dame (five along with Southern California) are the most decorated MB kudos winners. NFF Chairman Archie Manning, President/CEO Steve Hatchell and COO Matthew Sign will be on hand for the annual festivities. Syracuse captured the first MacArthur Bowl trophy in 1959 and was followed by Minnesota in 1960, Alabama in 1961, Southern California in 1962, and Texas in 1963. The bowl memorializes Gen. Douglas MacArthur, the tri-founder of the National Football Foundation in 1947 along with Col. Red Blaik of Army and distinguished sports authority Grantland Rice.
NFF Board member U.S. Rep. Roger Williams of Fort Worth was sworn in as representative of Texas Congressional District
The NFF and Allstate Sugar Bowl hosted the eighth annual NFF National Hall of Fame Salute. The event honored the newest class of College Football Hall of Fame inductees on the field during the pregame festivities of the BCS matchup between the No. 3 Florida Gators and No. 21 Louisville Cardinals last Wednesday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La., in an ESPN national telecast. This marked the 79th edition of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic and the 27th time that two 10-win teams were featured.
2012 COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS
CHARLES ALEXANDER – TB, LSU (1975-78)
OTIS ARMSTRONG – HB, Purdue (1970-72)
STEVE BARTKOWSKI – QB, California (1972-74)
HAL BEDSOLE – SE, Southern California (1961-63)
DAVE CASPER – TE, Notre Dame (1971-73)
TY DETMER – QB, BYU (1988-91)
TOMMY KRAMER – QB, Rice (1973-76)
ART MONK – WR, Syracuse (1976-79)
GREG MYERS – DB, Colorado State (1992-95)
JONATHAN OGDEN – OT, UCLA (1992-95)
GABE RIVERA – DT, Texas Tech (1979-82)
MARK SIMONEAU – LB, Kansas State (1996-99)
SCOTT THOMAS – S, Air Force (1982-85)
JOHN WOOTEN – OG, Colorado (1956-58)
PHILLIP FULMER – 152-52-0 (74.5%); Tennessee (1992-08)
JIMMY JOHNSON – 81-34-3 (70.0%); Oklahoma State (1979-83) and Miami (Fla.) (1984-88)
R.C. SLOCUM – 123-47-2 (72.1%); Texas A&M (1989-02)
Since the establishment of the Sugar Bowl in 1935, the New Orleans classic has featured 129 future members of the College Football Hall of Fame (83 players, 46 coaches), including from the most recent class of inductees Dave Casper and coaches Jimmy Johnson and R.C. Slocum. Click here for a full list of College Football Hall of Fame inductees who have participated in the Sugar Bowl. NFF Chairman Archie Manning, President/CEO Steve Hatchell, COO Matthew Sign, and Director of Events Hillary Jeffries were integral organizers in the proceedings along with Sugar Bowl officials, and a good time was had by all.
NFF College Hall of Fame member Pete Elliott passed away last Friday. He was 86. For the complete release and Elliott’s legacy, please go to collegefootball.org.
NFF historian Dan Jenkins, longtime NFF member and Alabama publicist Kirk McNair and Notre Dame historian/California professor Murray Sperber were featured in an Associated Press dispatch about the 2012 BCS Championship between Alabama and Notre Dame.
The latest edition of This Week in College Football History was released last Friday at FootballFoundation.org. This week’s Featured Moment highlights included a video link for the classic game 2011 Auburn-Oregon BCS Championship Game for the 2010 season. For additional updates, please go to the official NFF website and access “This Week…” link.
More BCS Notes:
* The No. 1 team in final BCS standings is 7-7 (.500) against the No. 2 seed in the first 14 BCS crown contests, and the No. 2 teams were 6-2 in the eight games from 2002-09 with a .750 winning percentage and four consecutive BCS crowns from 2005-08. Top teams in the standings took two BCS crowns with Alabama in ’09 and Auburn in 2010 before No. 2 Alabama won in ’11. The 2012 title game is Notre Dame’s first appearance as a No. 1 or 2.
* Ohio State holds the BCS record with 12 consecutive No. 1 positions in 2006 and ’07. Southern California is next with nine (all eight weeks at No. 1 in 2004 and the first week of 2005).
* The top conference records by percentage in the 66 BCS bowls from the 1998-2012 seasons prior to the ’12 championship are Mountain West 3-1 (.750), SEC 16-8 (.667 – most overall wins), WAC 2-1 (.667, both victories by Boise State when it previously competed in that circuit), Pac-12 12-8 scoreboard (.600; 11-7 with two vacated games), Big East 8-7 (.533), Big Ten 12-14 (.462), Big 12 9-11 (.450), ACC 3-13 (.188), Independents (all games with Notre Dame) 0-3 (.000), and MAC (0-1). The MWC was undefeated in two BCS appearances by Utah before Boise State (then of the WAC) edged TCU of the MWC 17-10 in the 2010 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. TCU was in the MWC before joining the Big 12 in 2012.
* The Nos. 1-2 teams in the initial BCS yearly standings have played twice in the BCS Championship – USC and Texas in 2005 and LSU and Alabama in 2011. In both cases, the No. 2 team emerged with a triumph. There has been just one rematch of a regular-season game with Alabama and LSU in ‘11. Seven times in the first 15 years of the system, the No. 1 team from the initial selection week has advanced to the title contest, and Florida State (1999) and Southern California (2004 vacated) are the only two first-week No. 1 schools to capture the eventual crown through 2011. Alabama and Florida were 1-2 in the initial 2012 BCS standings.
NFF College Hall of Fame Facts
Some key birthdates in NFF College Football Hall of Fame annals in the Jan. 7-13 time period are Jan. 7 (1884) Albert Exendine, Bartlesville, Okla.; (1930) Eddie LeBaron, San Rafael, Calif.; Jan. 8 (1909) Ben Ticknor, Canton, Mass.; (1922) Steve Suhey, Janesville, N.Y.; (1927) George Taliaferro, Gates, Tenn.; (1959) Mark Herrmann, Cincinnati, Ohio; Jan. 9 (1916) Brud Holland, Auburn, N.Y.; (1956) Ken MacAfee, Portland, Ore.; (1956) Gary Spani, Satanta, Kan.; Jan. 10 (1892) Alex Weyand, Jersey City, N.J.; (1909) Harvey Jablonsky, Clayton, Mo.; (1921) John Tavener, Newark, Ohio; Jan. 11 (1895) Paddy Driscoll, Evanston, Ill.; Jan. 12 (1895) Bo McMillin, Prairie Hill, Texas; (1899) Fritz Crisler, Earlville, Ill.; (1943) Tucker Frederickson, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Jan. 13 (1907) Gerald Mann, Sulphur Springs, Texas; (1947) Bill Stanfill, Cairo, Ga.; (1958) Tyrone McGriff, Vero Beach, Fla.
Anniversary death dates of Hall of Famers are Jan. 7 (1938) Philip King, Washington, D.C.; (1990) Bronko Nagurski, International Falls, Minn.; Jan. 8 (1977) Steve Suhey, State College, Pa.; Jan. 9 (1945) Roland Young, Tokyo, Japan; Jan. 10 (2006) Dave Brown, Lubbock, Texas; (2007) Ray Beck, Rome, Ga.; Jan. 12 (1980) Lawrence “Biff” Jones, Washington, D.C.; Jan. 13 (1985) Brud Holland, New York City; (1987) Matt Hazeltine, San Francisco, Calif.
Happy birthdays to NFF College Hall of Fame members Jan. 7 Eddie LeBaron, Jan. 8 Mark Herrmann, Jan. 9 Ken MacAfee, Gary Spani, Jan. 12 Tucker Frederickson, Jan. 13 Bill Stanfill, Tyrone McGriff…
For complete results of BCS standings, schedules, bowls matchups, NCAA FCS pairings/results, NCAA DII-III playoffs, NAIA, and NJCAA playoffs, please go to NCAAfootball.com or links to any of the websites via footballfoundation.com.
Texas A&M and UTEP will play Nov. 2, 2013, in College Station in their first series renewal since 2000…Old Gulf South Conference rivals Jacksonville State and North Alabama will meet for the first time since 2003 Sept. 14, 2013, in Jacksonville, Ala.…Stanford allowed just 85 points in seven road games, including the Rose Bowl presented by VIZIO, to lead the nation in 2012…The inaugural Raycom College Football All-Star Classic will be played at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala., Saturday, Jan. 19, and will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network at 2 p.m. (CST)…The Texas Against the Nation Football All-Star Game will be in Allen, Texas, Saturday, Feb. 2, at 1:30 p.m. (CST) with a Fox Sports Net telecast. For player updates and ticket information, please go to texasvsthenation.com…Ohio State ended second nationally in FBS total defense at 269.7 yards per game and led the national division with 88 passes defended…Sam Houston State set a school record and finished eighth among all NCAA divisions with 600 points in 15 games as NCAA FCS runnerup. Mt. Union (Ohio) led all levels of college football during the ’12 season with 792 points…North Dakota State became the first repeat champ last week in NCAA FCS since Appalachian State in 2005-07.
LSU student-athletes delivered turkeys to Baton Rouge food banks while the LSU football squad visited patients at Children’s Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., during Chick-Fil-A Bowl week…Old Dominion athletics hosted youngsters and gave mini-clinics for Norfolk YMCA groups.
North Dakota State head coach Craig Bohl received a contract extension through 2021. Retired Appalachian State head coach Jerry Moore and Bohl both coached under NFF College Hall of Fame coach Dr. Tom Osborne at Nebraska…Paul Nichols was named head coach at Davidson, and Jay Thomas accepted the same post at Northwestern State…NAIA 2012 championship head coach Ted Karras Jr. has left Marian (Ind.) to take over the Walsh (Ohio) program…Two of the Vanderbilt Alumni Associations Highlights of 2012 were back-to-back bowl appearances for the first time in school history and the contract extension for head coach James Franklin, who guided the Commodores to two of the all-time six bowl berths…Auburn selected Auburn Charlie Harbison hired as co-defensive coordinator and Ryan Russell as strength and conditioning coach…Syracuse and Texas A&M-Commerce continue their head coaching searches after Orange head coach Doug Marrone accepted a position with the NFL Buffalo Bills.
SMU director of athletics Dave Hart was featured on the Mustangs’ continued success in football and the building and marketing of the entire sports program since he became AD last summer…Jason Carmichael has been named associate AD at Western State.
The 2012 Russell Athletic Bowl won by Virginia Tech over Rutgers was the 27th all-time overtime clash in a FBS bowl. The first was Toledo’s 40-37 win over Nevada in the 1995 Las Vegas Bowl…Louisiana-Lafayette, which did not see postseason activity on any level from the 1970 Grantland Rice Bowl (small college division) now has won back-to-back bowls…More than 7,000 student-athletes, 13,800 band members, 1,280 cheerleaders, and over 100,000 additional performers (parade members, high school bands, All-America Cheerleaders, military ceremonial groups, flyover teams, and others) have participated in 2012-13 FBS bowls…The Metroplex Foursome of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, Heart of Dallas Bowl, AT&T Cotton Bowl, and FBS Championship in the Dallas-Fort Worth area attracted an area record 197,503 with the Cotton Bowl drawing 87,025 at Arlington, Texas…NCAA FBS bowl attendance has topped $1.4 million for the 12th consecutive season, and the combined payouts of 35 post-2012 bowls is $260 million-plus.
Boise State will remain with the Mountain West Conference…Conference USA has a possible national-high winning percentage (since he advent of multiple bowls in the 1960s) over two years at .800 (8-2) in bowl tests.
ESPN2 is beefing up its coverage of Sun Belt Conference events in coming months, including football…Stay tuned for the NFF 2012-13 college football bowl wrapup, notes, television ratings, and other useful data after the BCS national championship in coming days.
Several dozen seniors with NFL draft potential are staying with their programs for 2013. Some of the principals are Fresno State QB Derek Carr, Minnesota DE Ra’Shede Hageman, Notre Dame OT Zack Martin, Alabama QB A.J. McCarron, and Kansas RB James Sims…Thirty-seven 2012 undergraduates have declared for the 2013 NFL draft through last Sunday night…Oregon KR De’Anthony Thomas is the latest standout to run a kickoff back for a touchdown 94 yards to open the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl against Kansas State…Johnny “Heisman” Manziel lived up to his first-ever freshman Heisman Trophy recognition with a AT&T Cotton Bowl-individual record 516 yards of total offense to lead Texas A&M to its best record (11-2) since 1998…Rice non-scholarship DB Jason Carter was the smallest player listed on 2012 postseason rosters at 4-9, 135 pounds. Some teammates said Carter actually stands closer to the 4-6 range but was sometimes impossible to stop during scout team drills.
A total of 32 Tennessee Vols’ alumni played in the NFL in 2012, and 12 standouts are competing in NFL playoffs…Oklahoma QB Landry Jones has been selected for the 2013 Senior Bowl.
Northwestern athletics has received a record $55 million in scholarship and related donations in 2012-13…A generous yet anonymous donor has donated $6.4 million to Missouri athletics.
The 2011 NCAA Division I Football Championship set a tournament record for fan attendance with 256,384 while the 2012 Championship had the second-highest tally with 210,998, including last Saturday’s Division I title game between North Dakota State and Sam Houston State in Frisco, Texas. The previous attendance mark was 209,761 in 1994. Postgame interviews and highs are available at the website http://tiny.cc/FCSChampionship…Dozens of proposals and key issues, many pertaining to football, will be discussed at the 107th annual NCAA Convention at the Grapevine (Texas) Gaylord Texan Hotel near Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Jan. 16-19…NCAA Division I Football Championships administrator Damani Leach was featured in a recent national publication for his scholar-athlete and leadership-attaining days while he played defensive back at Princeton…Nominations and contests are moving on onward for CoSIDA in 2013. Please go to CoSIDA.com/awards for deadlines and information for CoSIDA Special Awards, Fred Stabley Writing Contest, Publications Contest, and CoSIDA Scholarships…KP Sports has been tabbed as sponsor of FCS Athletics Directors Association 2012 Academic All-Star Team.
2013 BCS Results, Schedule (All Times EST)
Jan. 1 – Rose Bowl presented by VIZIO – Stanford 20, Wisconsin 14, Pasadena, Calif.
Jan. 1 – Discover Orange Bowl – Florida State 31, Northern Illinois 10, Miami, Fla.
Jan. 2 – Allstate Sugar Bowl – Louisville 33, Florida 23, New Orleans, La.
Jan. 3 – Tostitos Fiesta Bowl – Oregon 35, Kansas State 17, Glendale, Ariz.
Jan. 7 – Discover National Championship Game – Alabama vs. Notre Dame, Miami, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
2014 BCS Results, Schedule (Tentative Dates, All Times TBD)
Jan. 1 – Rose Bowl presented by VIZIO, Pasadena, ESPN Telecast
Jan. 1 – Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Glendale, Ariz., ESPN
Jan. 2 – Allstate Sugar Bowl, New Orleans, ESPN
Jan. 3 – Discover Orange Bowl, Miami, ESPN
Jan. 6 – National Championship Game presented by VIZIO, Pasadena, ESPN
2012-13 Bowl Results, Notes
2012-13 Bowl Schedule/Results (Through Jan. 5)
Date Time Telecast Bowl Name Conference Matchup Location Attendance (All Times EST)
Sat., Dec. 15 – Gildan New Mexico Bowl, Arizona 49, Nevada 48, Albuquerque, N.M., Attendance: 24,610
Sat., Dec. 15 – Famous Idaho Potato, Utah State 41, Toledo 15, Boise, Idaho, Bronco Stadium, 29,243
Thu., Dec. 20 – San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia, BYU 23, San Diego State 6, San Diego, Calif., Snapdragon Stadium, 35,442
Fri., Dec. 21 – Beef O’ Brady’s, St. Petersburg, UCF 38, Ball State 17, St. Petersburg, Fla., Tropicana Field, 21,759
Sat., Dec. 22 – R+L Carriers New Orleans, Louisiana-Lafayette 43, East Carolina 34, New Orleans, La., Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 48,828
Sat., Dec. 22 – MAACO Las Vegas, Boise State 28, Washington 26, Las Vegas, Nev., Sam Boyd Stadium. 33,217
Mon., Dec. 24 – Sheraton Hawai’i, SMU 43, Fresno State 10, Honolulu, Aloha Stadium, 30,024
Wed., Dec. 26 – Little Caesars Pizza, Central Michigan 24, Western Kentucky 21, Detroit, Mich., Ford Field, 23,310
Thu., Dec. 27 – Military presented by Northrop Grumman, San Jose State 29, Bowling Green 20, Washington, D.C., 17,835
Thu., Dec. 27 – Belk, Cincinnati 48, Duke 34, Charlotte, N.C., Bank of America Stadium, 48,128
Thu., Dec. 27 – Bridgepoint Education Holiday, Baylor 49, UCLA 26, San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm Stadium, 55,507
Fri., Dec. 28 – Advocare V100 Independence Bowl, Ohio 45, Louisiana-Monroe 14, Shreveport, La., Independence Stadium, 41,853
Fri., Dec. 28 – Russell Athletic, Virginia Tech 13, Rutgers 10 (OT), Orlando, Fla., Florida Citrus Bowl, 48,127
Fri., Dec. 28 – Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas, Texas Tech 34, Minnesota 31, Houston, Texas, Reliant Stadium. 50,386
Sat., Dec. 29 – Bell Helicopter Armed Forces, Rice 33, Air Force 14, Ft. Worth, Texas, Amon Carter Stadium, 40,754
Sat., Dec. 29 – New Era Pinstripe, Syracuse 38, West Virginia 14, Bronx, N.Y., Yankee Stadium, 39,098
Sat., Dec. 29 – Kraft Fight Hunger, Arizona State 62, Navy 28, San Francisco, Calif., AT&T Park, 34,172
Sat., Dec. 29 – Valero Alamo, Texas 31, Oregon State 27, San Antonio, Texas, Alamodome, 65,277
Sat., Dec. 29 – Buffalo Wild Wings, Michigan State 17, TCU 16, Tempe, Ariz., Sun Devil Stadium, 44,617
Mon., Dec. 31 – Franklin American Mortgage Music City, Vanderbilt 38, NC State 24, Nashville, Tenn., 55,801
Mon., Dec. 31 – Hyundai Sun, Georgia Tech 21, USC 7, Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas, 47,922
Sat., Dec. 31 – AutoZone Liberty, Tulsa 31, Iowa State 17, Memphis, Tenn., Liberty Bowl, 53,678
Mon., Dec. 31 – Chick-fil-A, Clemson 25, LSU 24, Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga., 68,027
Tue., Jan. 1, 2013 – Heart of Dallas, Oklahoma State 58, Purdue 14, Dallas, Texas, Cotton Bowl Stadium, 48,313
Tue., Jan. 1 – TaxSlayer Gator, Northwestern 34, Mississippi State 20, Jacksonville, Fla., EverBank Field, 48,612
Tue., Jan. 1 – Capital One, Georgia 45, Nebraska 31, Orlando, Fla., Florida Citrus Bowl, 59,712
Tue., Jan. 1 – Outback, South Carolina 33, Michigan 28, Tampa, Fla., Raymond James Stadium, 54,527
Tue., Jan. 1 – Rose Bowl presented by VIZIO, Stanford 20, Wisconsin 14, Pasadena, Calif., Rose Bowl, 93,359
Tue., Jan. 1 – Discover Orange, Florida State 31, Northern Illinois 10, Miami Gardens, Fla., Sun Life Stadium, 72,073
Wed., Jan. 2 – Allstate Sugar – Louisville 33, Florida 23, New Orleans, La., Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 54,178
Thu., Jan. 3 – Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Oregon 35, Kansas State 17, Glendale, Ariz., 70,242
Fri., Jan. 4 – AT&T Cotton, Texas A&M 41, Oklahoma 13, Arlington, Texas, Cowboys Stadium, 87,025
Sat., Jan. 5 – BBVA Compass, Ole Miss 38, Pittsburgh 17, Birmingham, Ala., Legion Field, 59,135
Sun., Jan. 6 – GoDaddy.com, Arkansas State vs. Kent State, Mobile, Ala., Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Results, Att. TBD
Mon., Jan. 7 – Discover BCS Championship, Alabama vs. Notre Dame, Miami Gardens, Fla., Sun Life Stadium, 8:30 p.m., ESPN, Results, Notes TBD
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Conference Records in 2012-13 Bowls (Through Jan. 5) – 33 Games
Big East 3-2
Big Ten 1-5
Big 12 4-5
Sun Belt 1-2
Total 2012-13 Attendance 33 bowls: 1,604,791 average: 48,630
Total 2011-12 Attendance 35 bowls: 1,765,224 average: 50,435
Total 2010-11 Attendance 35 bowls: 1,822,387, average: 52,068
Total 2009-10 Attendance 34 bowls: 1,769,886, average: 52,055
Total 2008-09 Attendance 34 bowls: 1,773,882, average: 52,173
Total 2007-08 Attendance 32 bowls: 1,733,503, average: 54,172
Total 2006-07 Attendance 32 bowls: 1,699,637, average: 53,114
Total 2005-06 Attendance 28 bowls: 1,431,218, average: 51,115
Total 2004-05 Attendance 28 bowls: 1,492,001, average: 53,286
Total 2003-04 Attendance 28 bowls: 1,458,757, average: 52,098
Total 2002-03 Attendance 28 bowls: 1,416,103, average: 50,575
National leaders in current consecutive bowl games through post-2012 are Florida State (31), Florida (22), Virginia Tech (20), Georgia and Georgia Tech (16), Oklahoma (14), LSU (13), Boise State, West Virginia, and Wisconsin (11).
All-Time Overtime Games (First Allowed in post-1995 bowls)
1995 – Toledo (40) vs. Nevada (37), Las Vegas (OT)
2000 – Georgia (28) vs. Purdue (25), Outback (OT)
2000 – Michigan (35) vs. Alabama (34), Orange (OT)
2000 – Miss. State (43) vs. Texas A&M (41), Independence (OT)
2001 – Marshall (64) vs. East Carolina (61), GMAC (2OT)
2002 – Wisconsin (31) vs. Colorado (28), Alamo (OT)
2003 – Ohio State (31) vs. Miami (Fla.) (24), Fiesta (2OT)
2003 – Hawai’i (54) vs. Houston (48), Hawai’i (3OT)
2004 – Georgia (34) vs. Purdue (27), Capital One (OT)
2004 – Fresno State (37) vs. Virginia (34), MPC Computers (OT)
2005 – Nevada (49) vs. UCF (48), Hawai’i (OT)
2006 – Penn State (26) vs. Florida State (23), Orange (3OT)
2006 – Texas Tech (44) vs. Minnesota (41), Insight (OT)
2007 – Boise State (43) vs. Oklahoma (42), Fiesta (OT)
2007 – Auburn (23) vs. Clemson (20), Chick-fil-A Bowl (OT)
2008 – Southern Miss (30) vs. Troy (27), New Orleans (OT)
2008 – Missouri (30) vs. Northwestern (23), Alamo (OT)
2009 – Wyoming (35) vs. Fresno State (23), New Mexico (2OT)
2010 – Auburn (38) vs. Northwestern (35), Outback (OT)
2010 – Arkansas (20) vs. East Carolina (17), Liberty (OT)
2010 – Central Michigan (44) vs. Troy (41), GMAC (2OT)
2010 – North Carolina (30) vs. Tennessee (27), Music City (2OT)
2011 – Utah (30) vs. Georgia Tech (27), Sun (OT)
2012 – Michigan State (33) vs. Georgia (30), Capital One (3OT)
2012 – Oklahoma State (41) vs. Stanford (38), Fiesta (OT)
2012 – Michigan (23) vs. Virginia Tech (20), Sugar (OT)
2012 – Virginia Tech (13) vs. Rutgers (10), Russell Athletic (OT)