|Ray Vinopal had 2 interceptions last weekend.
TE Pharaoh Brown: Brown had 3 catches for 17 yards and 1 touchdown, but #3 Oregon lost to #5 Stanford by a score of 26-20. Brown’s was the Ducks’ final touchdown that gave them a chance for an onside kick and the win, but they failed to recover the kick.
CB Dallas Crawford: Crawford started at running back with Duke Johnson out due to a broken ankle, and he responded with 10 carries for 37 yards and 1 touchdown. He also caught 3 passes for 41 yards, but the Hurricanes lost for the second week in a row, this time 42-24 to Virginia Tech.
Defensive coordinator Ron English: English was fired as head coach of Eastern Michigan for numerous reasons, including losing and berating his players . . . who responded with a win over fellow MAC bottom feeder Western Michigan.
K Anthony Fera: Fera was 4/4 on field goals with hits of 24, 25, 29, and 37. He also punted 6 times for a 42.8 yard average and landed 3 inside the 20-yard line. He was 5/5 on extra points.
K Matt Goudis: Goudis hit a 49-yard field goal and was 3/3 on extra points in Miami’s 42-24 loss to Virginia Tech.
Linebackers coach Jay Hopson: Hopson, now the head coach at Alcorn State, beat Prairie View by a score of 50-35 and moved to 8-3 on the year.
S Carvin Johnson: Johnson had 8 tackles, 1 fumble recovery, 1 pass breakup, and 1 interception returned for 41 yards. His Hampton squad beat North Carolina Central by a score of 29-21.
LB Mike Jones: Jones had just 1 tackle as now 1-9 Western Michigan lost to 2-8 Eastern Michigan by a score of 35-32 in two overtimes.
Quarterbacks coach Scot Loeffler: Loeffler, now the QB coach and OC at Virginia Tech, helped the Hokies beat the Miami Hurricanes by a score of 42-24. Quarterback Logan Thomas was 25/31 passing for 366 yards and 2 touchdowns, and running back Trey Edmunds ran 14 times for 74 yards and 4 touchdowns. Altogether, Virginia Tech had 549 yards. They’re now 7-3 on the year.
Offensive coordinator Stan Parrish: Parrish, who was Michigan’s quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator from 1996-2001, was promoted from OC to interim head coach of Eastern Michigan after English’s firing.
WR Jerald Robinson: Robinson had 4 catches for 48 yards in Walsh University’s 33-21 loss to Glenville State.
S Marvin Robinson: Robinson led Ferris State with 8 tackles in a 42-10 win over Northwood.
Head coach Rich Rodriguez: Arizona lost a close one to UCLA by a score of 31-26. Running back Ka’Deem Carey had 28 carries for 149 yards and 1 touchdown. The Wildcats fell to 6-3 on the year.
S Ray Vinopal: Vinopal had 7 tackles, .5 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble, and 2 interceptions returned for 40 yards in Pitt’s 28-21 win over Notre Dame.
CB Adrian Witty: Witty led the Cincinnati Bearcats with 11 tackles, including 1 TFL, and 1 pass breakup in 28-25 win over Southern Methodist.