Sam Decker scored 22 points and Frank Kaminsky added 16 as No. 5 Wisconsin overcame a late Penn State surge to defeat the Nittany Lions 55-47 Wednesday night.
Frank Kaminsky continues to lead the charge for Wisconsin, but the Badgers are far from a one-man show.
Since the day Paul Chryst left Pitt for the head coaching job at Wisconsin, there has been much speculation that he would take both offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph and defensive coordinator Matt House with him.
According to reports, Pitt Interim Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator Joe Rudolph is in Wisconsin meeting with former Pitt Head Coach Paul Chryst about joining his staff.
Once the ball gets into the paint, No. 4 Wisconsin can be tough to stop.
With Wisconsin finally officially naming Paul Chryst as their next head football coach, there is now word that the University of Pittsburgh has removed Steve Pederson as their athletic director.
It appears that the Pitt Panthers will be in need of a new head football coach.
WTMJ Reporter Doug Russell tells the Cook and Poni Show that Chryst meets all the criteria that Wisconsin is looking for and he is above a 50/50 chance to get the job.
Later this week the Heisman Trophy will add one new member to the most exclusive fraternity in sports. It is widely expected that Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota will hear his name announced as the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner, which would make him the first player in program history to win the highest individual honor in college football.
Oregon State lost its head coach to Nebraska last week and today they surprised many by getting Gary Anderson to leave Wisconsin after just 2 seasons and become the Beavers next head coach. This move will start rumors that the Badgers will be interested in former Wisconsin player and coach, current Pitt head coach Paul Chryst.
This week’s slate of conference championship games not only serves as an appetizer or opening round to the College Football Playoff, but it doubles as the grand stage for this year’s top Heisman candidates to showcase their stuff and perhaps offer a signature Heisman moment before the votes are due.
The College Football Playoff will determine college football’s first national champion in the new playoff model in January, but the real playoff begins this weekend.
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota looks to be the favorite this season, but Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon also has a decent shot to win the award. Everybody else may be playing for third place.
With Thanksgiving upon us, we should all take some time to think about what we are thankful for. There is plenty of drama to pay attention to this weekend, and that is something every college football fan can be thankful for.
This week, Melvin Gordon leads the Wisconsin running game against another Heisman candidate and his ground game, Nebraska and Ameer Abdullah. The running back showcase should double as this week’s Heisman Trophy Spotlight Game.