NCAAF Week 9 highlights

By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer

This past Saturday had quite a few historic college football moments. Tulane managed to secure bowl eligibility after no less than 10 losing seasons in a row, with a 14-7 victory over Tulsa. Western Connecticut’s running back Octavias McKoy broke the all-time rushing record in a single game with 455 yards on Saturday. The Minnesota Gophers became bowl eligible and Big Ten relevant after a 34-23 upset over the Cornhuskers, beating Nebraska for the first time since… 1960. No. 2 Oregon entered halftime tied 14-14 with No. 12 UCLA, then busted out 28 unanswered points in the second half to steamroll the Bruins 42-14. Boise State might have a respectable 5-3 record after losing 37-20 to BYU, but considering it’s only the third time in the past 11 seasons that the Broncos have lost 3 or more games, they’re certainly underwhelming this year. Southern Miss, who hasn’t won a game since its upset win over Houston in the 2011 Conference-USA Championship, continued that mega losing streak in a 55-14 surrender to North Texas.

Featured image courtesy of Minnesota Gophers Facebook.