Comparing Golson's performance to other QBs to win at Oklahoma


Comparing Golson's performance to other QBs to win at Oklahoma

Everett Golson was at his best Saturday, even if the stat line didn't necessarily show it. The redshirt freshman was confident and poised, and coach Brian Kelly espoused Golson's leadership during Notre Dame's 30-13 win.

All that added up to Golson becoming just the fifth quarterback to go into Norman and beat a Bob Stoops-coached Oklahoma team. Here's how Golson's performance stacks up against the other four:

2001: Josh Fields (Oklahoma State) -- 1938, 231 yards, 1 INT, 1 TD

The future White Sox third baseman entered his first Bedlam game in relief of an ineffective Aso Pogi, and his 14-yard touchdown toss to RaShaun Woods sealed a comeback win for Les Miles' 4-7 Cowboys. Fields' stat line may be the most impressive of this bunch, but throwing a game-winning touchdown with 1:36 remaining against the defending national champions may be the biggest play an opposing quarterback has made at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in the Bob Stoops era.

2005: Tye Gunn (TCU): 2445, 226 yards, 1 INT, 1 TD

TCU won this game on the strength of its defense, holding Adrian Peterson to 63 yards on 22 carries. Gunn blew a chance to put the game away when his pass was picked off at the Oklahoma 30 midway through the fourth, but the Horned Frogs' defense locked down again to seal a win.

2011: Seth Doege (Texas Tech): 3352, 441 yards, 4 TD, 0 INT

Doege accounted for Tech's first four tochdowns -- three passing, one rushing -- that put the Red Raiders up 31-7 early in the third quarter over the undefeated and No. 3-ranked Sooners. From there, Tech held on as Landry Jones threw four touchdowns in a vicious comeback over the final 30 minutes that wound up falling three points short. Doege stands as the only quarterback to go into Norman and win a high-scoring affair, one that wasn't won on the backs of the opponent defense.

2012: Collin Klein (Kansas State): 1321, 149 yards, 0 INT, 17 carries, 79 yards, 1 TD

Klein was contained for the first 45 minutes of this September contest, but a five-yard touchdown run early in the fourth put K-State ahead, and the current Heisman Trophy frontrunner engineered another scoring drive midway through the fourth to put the Wildcats ahead by 11. Klein didn't turn the ball over, though, helping keep K-State in the contest as its offense struggled to get off the ground in the first three quarters.

2012: Everett Golson (Notre Dame): 1325, 177 yards, 0 INT 11 carries, 64 yards, 1 TD

As was the case against Michigan State, Golson didn't turn the ball over despite his inexperience and a record crowd of 86,031 at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. His 50-yard completion to Chris Brown was the best pass he's thrown all year, and it set up the go-ahead touchdown -- which he scored -- after Oklahoma tied things up in the fourth quarter.

"He led -- he actually sensed that he was leading," coach Brian Kelly said. "He was communicating, he was talking, he was doing things that you hope as you go through this process that start to see. He was confident, he was calm -- all the things that you need to see from your quarterback on the road against a very good opposition in Oklahoma."

Fire fans swarm O'Hare to greet Bastian Schweinsteiger

Fire fans swarm O'Hare to greet Bastian Schweinsteiger

In the age of social media you can track something like Bastian Schweinsteiger's flight to Chicago in almost real-time.

The Chicago Fire publicized Schweinsteiger's Tuesday arrival in Chicago, giving fans details of when his plane was expected to arrive and at what terminal.

First, Schweinsteiger and his former tennis player wife, Ana Ivanovic, both tweeted photos to their millions of followers about their trip.

Once they arrived, the mob scene at O'Hare was on. Schweinsteiger was greeted by hundreds of fans.

Check out the video above for some footage of Schweinsteiger's arrival.

He will be introduced formally with a press conference on Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Fire Pitch in Chicago. The press conference will air on CSN+ and be streamed live on

Hawks Talk Podcast: What's the cause of recent struggles?


Hawks Talk Podcast: What's the cause of recent struggles?

On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd discuss the latest slump and how much does Artem Anisimov's injury play a role in their struggles?

Konroyd tells us he was surprised by Ryan Hartman's benching in Tampa.

The guys play the game, playoff minutes or press box minutes?  They run through the players who are on the bubble when it comes to postseason play.

They also discuss the Hawks chances of overtaking Washington for the President's trophy.

Plus, Konroyd breaks down possible first round opponents: St Louis, Calgary and Nashville.