And now a quick recap of your late college football contests:
Hope you enjoyed your stay in the Top 10, BYU. Just as Oregon had earlier busted Utah’s chances of a BCS-busting season, the Cougars saw their dreams of a big BCS payday go up in smoke in a 54-28 massacre at the hands of the Florida State Seminoles. Hard to believe this was the same FSU team that was losing 9-7 to 1-AA Jacksonville State with only two minutes to go last week.
Texas got its “revenge” against Texas Tech as the Longhorns beat the Red Raiders 34-24. Come on, “revenge”? Yes, Tech did beat Texas on a last-second TD last season, but it’s not like Mike Leach rubbed Mack Brown’s nose in it or anything. I could understand ESPN hyping up the whole revenge motif had the Red Raiders run up the score last year (gotta entice the viewership to tune in), but it was more or less a foregone conclusion that Colt McCoy & co. would win this game. No more Graham Harrell & Michael Crabtree wasn’t helping Tech any.
Auburn is now 3-0 on the year after the Tigers tamed West Virginia 40-31. Guess Gene Chizik wasn’t such a bad hire, after all. And Rick Neuheisel has UCLA also starting the season at 3-0 after the Bruins bested Kansas State, 23-9. It was the second straight loss for the Wildcats after being upset by Louisiana-Lafayette last weekend. Bill Snyder came out of retirement for this?
Georgia seems to have recovered from their opening weekend loss to Oklahoma State with a 52-41 shootout victory over Arkansas. While the Cowboys recovered from their upset loss to Houston with a 41-24 boiling of Rice. Greg Paulus scores his first win as Syracuse QB as the Orange nip Northwestern 37-34. Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen gets his first SEC victory as the Bulldogs beat Vanderbilt 15-3.
And Idaho, the team that Washington beat to end the Huskies’ 15-game winning streak, is 2-1 on the year after the Vandals vandalized San Diego State, 34-20. Brady Hoke left Ball State for this?