Poinsettia Bowl

In the San Diego Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, the Brigham Young Cougars faced the San Diego State Aztecs. BYU won the game 23-6, thanks to outstanding play from LB Kyle Van Noy (Pictured). Van Noy blocked a punt, forced and recovered a fumble for a TD, and returned an interception for a TD. Brigham Young improved to 8-5, while SDSU downgraded to 9-4.


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Where Will Butch go?

UC football head coach, Butch Jones, is expected to make a decision today on where he will coach for the 2013 season. Jones has received offers from Colorado, Purdue, and of course UC. The Bearcats (9-3) have been coached by Jones for the past 3 years. The Bearcats’ coaching carousel is evident in the past few years. Jones replaced Brian Kelly in ’10 who had left to become coach at Notre Dame. Kelly replaced Mark D’antonio in ’07, who left to become coach at Michigan State. You get the picture. If Butch leaves it will just continue the trend that Cincinnati football is a stepping stone to wealthier and more powerful football programs. In other words, don’t be surprised if Mr. Jones leaves. Colorado appears to be the frontrunner for Butch. The Buffaloes have offered him a 5 year/$13.5 Million deal.

Update 10:20 a.m.: A source has confirmed that Jones WILL NOT coach at Purdue. It’s down to Colorado and Cincy, so check back here.

Bearcats head coach Butch Jones and tight end Travis Kelce celebrate Saturday's win against Connecticut.

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Niners’ Roast Cards

The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 24-3 on Monday Night Football. 49ers QB Alex Smith was 18 of 19 and tossed for three touchdowns in the win. Michael Crabtree caught two of those passes, and Randy Moss caught the other. All Arizona could muster up was a field goal, as the Cards were held to seven yards rushing at home in Glendale. San Francisco improves to 6-2, while Arizona falls to 4-4, after starting the season 4-0.

Crabtree

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2012 NFC West STANDINGS

TEAM W L T PCT PF PA
San Francisco 6 2 0 .750 189 103
Arizona 4 4 0 .500 127 142
Seattle 4 4 0 .500 140 134
St. Louis 3 5 0 .375 137 186