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As the play-by-play voice of Bowling Green Football and Mens Basketball on the Falcon Sports Radio Network.
Formerly served as the play-by-play voice of the Columbus Destroyers of the Arena Football League.
Here some observations and ruminations from the football weekend.
First of all, a salute to Lima Senior as they broke their 20 game losing streak with a 49-42 win at Piqua Friday night.
That's a win over a quality program and hopefully will be a stepping stone for at least a couple of more wins here in 2013.
On the other end of the spectrum, the Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds saw their 31 game regular season winning streak come to an end with an overtime loss to Marion Pleasant.
I said last week I'd be surprised if L.C.C. lost a game this seson and I certainly am. It's now apparent that even with all their big play potential, there is something lacking on offense for the T-Birds as they've scored only 35 points the last two weeks.
On the college football scene, I want to recognize former T-Bird Taylor Royster. He recorded the first sack of his career for Bowling Green this past Saturday at Indiana. It came in the first quarter and deep in IU territory.
Also, L.C.C. grad Tyler O'Connor saw extensive duty for Michigan State in their 55-17 win over Youngsown State.
Sophomer Conner Cook appears to have won the QB derby at MSU but at least O'Connor is getting a look. He was 7-of-10 passing for 68 yards while running for 18 yards on four carries.
Here's a recap on the situation: Bob Wojnowski, Detroit News
As I was checking up on the scores Saturday night I saw that Nebraska lost yet another big game as UCLA whipped them in Lincoln, 41-21.
I got to thinking, "why isn't there an uproar in Lincoln like the ones at Texas and USC"?
Turns out, there may finally be an uproar. Nebraska legend Tommy Frazier has called for Head Coach Bo Pelini to fire the entire defensive staff. Here's a link to that story: College Football Talk
While that obviously can't happen, I agree with Frazier's sentiments in general. Nebraska has been very average in Pelini's five years and it seems to me that a change is in order.
Speaking of a change, the PAC-12 officiating crew that botched the end of the Arizona State-Wisconsin game has been punished, as they should be.
The thing I'm puzzled about is why everyone is so confused by what should have happened. The Wisconsin QB took a knee and the whistle was blown.
He laid the ball on the ground and four ASU lineman bounced on it and then laid there.
The referee should have stopped that clock and got them off the football as Wisconsin was at the line and ready to snap the ball again so as to kill the clock.
It wasn't confusing, it was simple. The officating crew simply lost track of what the situation was and cost the Badgers the chance to attempt a game-winning field goal. Period.
Some folks are fuzzy about whether or not the player's knee actually touched the ground. You don't need to worry about that because THE WHISTLE BLEW. That ends the play and there's no further action that should happen. That's why the clock should have been stopped in order to remove the defensive players who were covering a dead ball.
It wasn't a good night for the Big Ten and it would have been an absolute train wreck if Akron had gained two more yards and pulled off the upset at Michigan.
Do you remember when everyone made a big deal about Appalachain State winning at Michigan? Of course you do.
I maintain this loss would have been a way bigger upset. After all App State was the defending FCS Champs and a program that is a consistent winner and champion.
Akron hadn't defeated an FBS team since 2010 and hadn't won on the road since 2008 (now 28 straight road losses).
To me, it's inconceiveable that Michigan nearly lost to the Zips. Especially when they crushed Central Michigan two weeks prior.
And the Buckeyes were at it again Saturday night at Cal, scoring 24 first quarter points. OSU has now scored 68 points in the opening period in the first three games.
In the pro ranks, the Browns were at it again on Sunday.
The "Browns Experience" was encapsulated in one play in the fourth quarter.
On the opening play of the quarter Cleveland had a fourth down and four at the Baltimore 39 yard line.
Tight End Jordan Cameron then ran a route short of the first down. He fought for the ground he needed to move the chains.
The chains were stretched out and the ball was so close to the post that the referee had get down on the ground to look at it. The ball was literally millimeters short of the line to gain.
Then, Coach Rob Chudzinski challenged the spot on the play. That is a challenge you almost always lose and the Browns did, thus losing a timeout as well.
That's sooooo Browns.
Although they lost at Baltimore it seems clear to me that they got it right with Barkevious Mingo. He is disruptive and if he stays healthy he'll make the Browns defense, already pretty good, even better.
By the way that's 11 straight wins by the Ravens over the Browns.