I was a little encouraged after doing a pretty good job with my picks last weekend, but then this weekend brought me back down to reality (perfect reason why I don't gamble). That's okay though. There were simply too many awesome games on for me to care if my picks were winning.
If you missed it, man did you miss some great football! We had a team looking for redemption, a few pretty good rivalries, goal line stands, over 100 points in a game--I could go on and on here, but then why would you read the rest of the post?
Hail! Hail! To Old Notre Dame!
Notre Dame had a real challenge in front of it Saturday when the No. 17 Stanford Cardinals came to town. Could the offense step up? Would the defense continue to dominate? The answer to both is a resounding yes!
Tommy Rees took over for an injured Everett Golson late in the fourth and went on the lead the Irish on a touchdown drive in overtime. Stanford got their chance with a first and goal from the four and then had two shots from the one. If you have never seen what a real-life Hollywood ending looks like, just take a look at the video below:
Red River Rivalry Rules!
For the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners there have been questions surrounding both teams. Are their offenses good enough or is their success a product of weak schedules? Can their defenses stop anyone of substance? Are these teams for real?
Many of those questions were answered by the 63-21 whooping that the Sooners put on the Longhorns. Landry Jones is still searching for a go-to guy at wide receiver, but the senior quarterback is finding ways to win along with the help of junior running back Damien Williams (22 carries, 167 yards, 1 TD).
It wasn't all about the scoring though. The Sooners simply outplayed and outhit Texas. As you can see in the video, it didn't matter if the Longhorns were even in the game; they were still getting hit.
One Barn Burner of a Game
Texas A&M had plenty of haters and doubters when it came to their move to the SEC. So far they are proving to be more than capable of handling the toughest conference in college football (although they do have some serious tests on the horizon).
Saturday night's 59-57 win may have shown some chinks in the Aggies defense still exists, but freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel continued to prove that he is a player to watch. The young phenom completed 60 percent of his passes for 395 yards, 3 TDs and one almost costly interception (that was returned for a TD). He also had 181 yards on the ground and 3 more TDs on 19 carries. What can this kid not do?
There is one thing--celebrate quite like his coach can. First year head coach Kevin Sumlin was pretty excited after last week's win over Ole Miss. Now we'll never know if he did something similar this week since he has since made sure there will be no cameras in the locker room anymore, but I can imagine him being just as excited this week too.
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