A weekly rundown from a tepid football fan of the best and worst college football has to offer, some serious but mostly requisite raillery due to basketball deprivation
One might be thinking that the Syracuse players are trying to tackle the Pitt runner … before he gets to one of the last remaining seats in college football’s version of musical chairs…
Tigers still “rebuilding” after the graduation of stud QB Blaine Gabbert. ASU needs to make a statement and they’re at home…
Those pesky Boise State Broncos continue their assault on the Bowl Collusion Syndicate. Boise made the Idaho Vandals look like stink on poop rolling up a 52-14 win that wasn’t even that close. Idaho ran a grand total of 40 seconds on the first possession of the game, and promptly allowed Chris Potter to scamper 76 yards on the punt return for a touchdown. From there, it was off to races as Boise took a 38-0 lead at the break.
Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah captured college football fans’ attention for about 20 minutes yesterday. No, make that 10 minutes. The BCS-top five meeting between TCU and Utah proved who belongs and who might not. The Horned Frogs jumped to a 20-0 lead in the first quarter and never flinched after that.
Doesn’t matter. Everything worked for the Oregon offense. 52 points against the University of Semi-pro California? One can only imagine the awkward silence as the head coach tries to discuss this situation with his defensive coordinator.
In case anyone is wondering, the Bruins possessed the ball for 38:31 and gained 290 total yards. The Ducks weren’t exactly waddling for the 21:29 of possession.
Sure, Chip Kelly’s Oregon Ducks sit atop the conference at 6-0 (3-0 in conference). The Ducks showed no signs of a hangover after downing then #9 Stanford 52-31 last week. Oregon easily dispensed of Washington State 43-23 in Pullman, Washington. LaMichael James rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns, and a quarterback tandem of Darron Thomas and Nate Costa 304 yards and three touchdowns.
Eugene, Orgeon was the site of a top ten tilt as the Ducks hosted the Stanford Cardinal in a game that lived up to its billing. The Tree jumped to an early 21-3 lead before Orgeon quacked its way back. As they have done so many times already this season, the Ducks dominated the second half on the scoreboard outscoring Stanford 28-0 in the latter stanza.
It might be time to get familiar with the head coach of the Temple Owls. In his fifth year at the helm, Al Golden continues building momentum with the Owls. Last year, Temple recorded its first winning season (9-4) since 1991 and the school’s first bowl appearance in 30 years. Temple is off to a 3-1 start this year including a 30-16 beat down of last year’s Big East champion, UConn, 30-16. Yesterday, Temple held the Penn State Nittany Lions without a touchdown for 55 minutes before losing their first tilt of the season, 22-13.