Friday, September 12, 2014

Play the Game Tonight: Taysom Hill, Amari Cooper, Bret Bielema and Brady Hoke's job security, and more.

Play the Game Tonight - Week 3 Friday edition. 

Cougars beat Cougars. 
BYU defeats Houston 33-25. (AP/ESPN)

Cause for concern?
Brad Rock shares his concerns about the ability of BYU starting quarterback Taysom Hill to stay healthy for the entire 2014 season after another physical performance in Thursday night's win over Houston. (The Deseret News)

Shuffle off to Buffalo.
Baylor goes on the road for the first time this season as it faces Buffalo in the confines of UB Stadium in...Buffalo, NY. (8:00 PM, ESPN) (AP/The Fresno Bee)

Late for the party. 
Cincinnati finally begin its 2014 season by hosting Toledo at home. (7:00 PM, EPSNU) (Hustle Belt)

I have to praise you like I should.
Alabama right tackle Austin Shepard and tight end Brian Volger are among the Crimson Tide players that share their praise for teammate, Tide wide receiver Amari Cooper. (

Job security? What job security?
Patrick Rishe looks at buyout clauses for college football head coaches who are either on the Hot Seat or are hovering around it. Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema should be lucky for a $12.8 million-dollar buyout in his contract through the 2015 season that could ensure him job security. Michigan head coach Brady Hoke should be concerned for his current position due to a $3 million-dollar buyout. (Forbes)

My Bad.
Michigan State starting quarterback Connor Cook takes the blame for the Spartans' collapse in last Saturday's loss to Oregon. (

Off week? What off week?
Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn will spend his bye week Saturday by serving as an in-studio analyst for CBS on the Tiffany Network's Inside College Football and College Football Today. (

The Marshall Morgan Album. 
Ethan Burch profiles Georgia kicker Marshall Morgan as he goes for the SEC record for consecutive field goals made. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

Coming Out of the Dark. 
Aaron Yorke previews Penn State at Rutgers (8:00 PM ET, BTN). It's the first Big Ten conference game for the Scarlet Knights, and the first game for the Nittany Lions since the NCAA lifted its postseason ban on the program. (Off Tackle Empire)

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