Finally, a game!
The Merchant Marine Academy finally got to resume its football schedule over the weekend with a game at WPI. The Mariners, because of the government shutdown, had to postpone or cancel games against RPI, Rochester and Springfield and hadn’t played since Sept. 28. Apparently, the layoff didn’t hurt. They won the game 28-14 to improve to 4-1.
It’s going to take a lot for someone to overtake Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota for the Heisman Trophy. Through eight games, he has thrown for 2,281 yards and 20 TDs without throwing an interception. He also had rushed for 511 yards and 9 TDs for the No. 2-ranked Ducks, who have scored at least 55 points six times.