Defense was supposed to be the strength of the No. 14 Texas Longhorns, not the throwing of sophomore quarterback David Ash. For a quarterback who had only thrown for 377 yards the first two games combined, Ash turned in a career-best night by throwing for 326 yards and four touchdowns.
He connected on 15 straight passes during the game — which was three off the record held by Colt McCoy — and finished a blistering 19-for-23 overall.
Texas’ offense finished the game with 676 yards of total offense that also included 350 yards on the ground. (September 17, 2012, Page 1B)
Trey Bledsoe’s walk into Ole Miss’ IPF on Friday morning rivaled that of a Hollywood star making his way down the red carpet of a movie premier. Just three days after receiving an offer personally from first-year coach Hugh Freeze, the Grenada wide receiver was a Rebel who had suddenly become the focus of the media based on his verbal pledge. (July 23, 2012, Page 6)
Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss’ top target at defensive end for the 2103 class, verbally pledged to play for the Clemson Tigers Thursday. The 6-foot-5, 260-pound standout from Gayson High School in Logansville, Ga., is the consensus No. 1 ranked player in the nation and had offers from countless schools across the Southeast and nation. Nkemdiche, who has been timed at 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash, arrived at Clemson for an unofficial visit Wednesday and he made his announcement via twitter and a day after his Grayson teammate, defensive back David Kamara, chose to play for Clemson and coach Dabo Swinney. Kamara (5-11, 185) also had an offer to play for Ole Miss. (more…) (June 15, 2012, Page 6A)