Thursday, November 18, 2010
What I Saw In College Football
Big Cam Newton overcame all the distractions with the pay for play scandal and Auburn blazed Georgia 49-31. The Tigers looked lost early, falling behind 21-7. Then the Cam Newton takeover began. I gotta give credit to Tigers defensive tackle Nick Fairley and the Bulldogs' A.J. Green, they helped make this game worth watching. Savor these moments Tiger fans, because this Newton mess promises to get ugly.
Why in the hell was Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema referring to his play cards up 56 on Indiana. I can understand one team has to stop the other, but calling for bombs is ridiculous. If the Hoosiers were any good I'd say there would be hell to pay, but hell will freeze over before Indiana exacts that kind of revenge on the Badgers.
Top ranked Oregon survived a scare from Cal. That surprised me, since every other game they seem to be down 35 every time I see their score. I do hear that Cal players were faking injuries to slow down the game. Bad move Cal. I'm sure next season the Ducks will go no huddle all game. The Golden Bears put up a game effort in losing.
The Big Ten is looking like its gonna be a three way tie. Ohio State, Wisconsin, and Michigan State will be hoping for each other to stumble in the next two weeks. Ohio State has the edge to go to the Rose Bowl since they do have the highest BCS ranking. Iowa was right there, but got caught napping at Northwestern. The Buckeyes better be wary of an angry group of Hawkeyes. The Badgers have the easiest road going against Michigan and Minnesota.
Props to the Fighting Irish. A struggling Notre Dame squad shocked Utah 28-3. Even though most view this as a major upset (it is), the upset was that they held the Utes to 3 points. Personally I hate giving Notre Dame any credit, but no one saw this coming. And I won't buy that Utah had the TCU hangover effect.
Peace out to Iowa State quarterback Austen Arnaud who suffered a season ending knee injury. Behind Arnaud and running back Alexander Johnson the Cyclones became halfway respectable.