Daily Bullets (Nov. 17): CFP Poll Update, Jim Knowles on the Shortlist for Assistant of the Year

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Scores

MBB: Pokes 80, UMass-Lowell 58


OSU Bullets

The Pokes climbed a spot in the College Football Playoff rankings after the Sooners went down in Waco

Here’s where the BCS would have had everybody ranked:

Jim Knowles is a Broyles Award nominee – given to CFB’s top assistant. The list will next trim to five and be given away on 12/7.

Watching Saturday’s game against TCU, it was hard not to wonder – “how did these guys throw for 531 yards against the Baylor team that just beat OU?” Well, here’s the answer.

OSU held them to 30 percent less successful passes – and it’s sort of a chicken-or-the-egg question when you try to figure out if its the pass rush or the coverage to blame.

The (Cowboy) coverage unit, in particular, played at a high level, as it held TCU’s offense to the second-lowest successful pass rate of any FBS team for the week (20.7%). Quarterback Chandler Morris and the Horned Frogs ranked 12th in the FBS in that metric last week (55.1%) against Baylor.

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21 points is the conference low for Texas Tech – the number to keep Tech under to keep up the trend of holding teams to their lowest total in Big 12 play

Tech’s season-low for scoring was the 21 points the Red Raiders managed against Oklahoma, given how this season has gone for Knowles’ group, that could be in danger this weekend.

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Fun NFL update: Tevin Jenkins is back to practice, reviewing Rudolph-to-Washington. We appear to be headed to week two of Rudolph in charge!

• What a fun idea to engage the students.

• These Fox guys know what they’re talking about:

Cade Cunningham had a career-high 25 points against the Kings on Monday night – and made history in the process.


Non-OSU Bullets

• How to end a conversation well
• Four lies that lead to lazy (faith-based)

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