For all you passionate fans, you big-time stats guys, you BTSG's. Here are some notes, nuggets and tidbits of all things College Football. Impress your friends it's time to kickoff!
Corey Robinson loves to throw. Last week he had 350 passing yards and threw for three scores in Troy’s victory over Georgia State. Robinson has 22 career 300-yard passing games. The strange thing is that the Trojans have an 11-11 record in those games. Here is what happens when you break down those 300 yard games by season.
- Freshman season: 6 games (5-1 record)
- Sophomore season: 7 games (3-4 record)
- Junior season: 5 games (1-4 record)
- Senior season: 4 games (2-2 record)
Isaiah Newsome technically had a pick-12 last week. He had two pick-sixes as Louisiana Monroe defeated Texas State. Newsome returned a 71-yard interception in the first quarter and a 75-yard interception in the third quarter. Both passes were thrown by Tyler Jones. Newsome has 11 career interceptions, but these two were the first returned for touchdowns. Here are three FBS players that have two pick-sixes this season.
- Isaiah Newsome, Louisiana Monroe against Texas State
- Collin Ellis, Northwestern against Cal
- B.J. Lowery, Iowa against Central Michigan
The Red Wolves and their fans certainly enjoyed their homecoming as Arkansas State doubled up Idaho 48-24. Quarterback Adam Kennedy had a huge game, throwing for a career-high 375 yards and a career-high four touchdowns. This was his second career 300-yard passing game and both have happened with Arkansas State. His first two seasons, he played for Utah State. Kennedy is the third Arkansas State player to have at least 350 passing yards and four touchdown passes in a game in the 2000s. Here are those players:
- Adam Kennedy: 2013 vs. Idaho
- Ryan Aplin: 2012 vs. Troy
- Nick Noce: 2004 vs. Memphis
(Louisiana played on Tuesday and they defeated Western Kentucky 37-20. In the game Al Riles returned an interception 99 yards for the Ragin’ Cajuns first score. Find out next week where that ranks in school or conference history)