To be honest, I didn’t see a whole lot of games yesterday as I spent several hours at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, TX to watch the TCU Horned Frogs play the San Diego State Aztecs from the press box. I did a write up on the game for Pegasus News which you can see here. I did catch some games and scores before and after the game. I will forgo my Looking Ahead segment to be included in the Wednesday Preview as my Games to Watch.
As Ohio State was giving Wisconsin all they could handle in Camp Randall, it looked as if Senior QB Allan Evridge had saved the day for the Badgers. The sideline reporter for ABC was even remarking about the difference of leadership on the sidelines between the two QB’s. It seems that Evridge was being a vocal leader and getting his team pumped up while Pryor sat on the sideline quietly isolated from his team because he was too young to command respect from his team. After a late TD by Wisconsin to put the Badgers up 17-13, Pryor calmly stepped on the field with 6:31 left in the game and marched his team down the field on 12 plays for 80 yards completing throw after throw to keep the drive alive until the Buckeyes got in the endzone on a Vince Young like TD by Pryor. Next, with 1:08 to go, Evridge began the drive for Wisconsin before throwing an interception with 53 seconds left. If his team didn’t respect him before, the Buckeys have no excuse not to respect him now. Pryor looked like the Senior.
The Commodores are 5-0 and in charge in the SEC East. Can they win their division and plan a trip to Atlanta for the SEC Championship Game? That remains to be seen, but Vandy is getting turnovers and playing great defense. Some have made a lot out of Vandy’s lack of productivity, but the only stats that count are the offensive and defensive scoring.
Yellow Jacket Balance
All people could talk about when Paul Johnson took over at Georgia Tech was the triple option and a stellar ground game. Could the Jackets compete in a BCS Conference running an “ancient” offense? The box score shows that Georgia Tech was balanced this week against Duke. They ran the ball for 224 yards and they passed the ball for 230 yards. That’s right, Georgia Tech passed the ball for 230 yards on 9 passes. To the same guy! That’s balance.
No, I am not offended by Oklahoma, necessarily. But you just might find the best offenses in the country in the Sooner state. Oklahoma, the Sooners that is, average 49.6 points per game, Oklahoma State averages 52.6 points per game and Tulsa averages 56.4 points per game. That is an average of 52.866 points per game for the three teams. There are more points scored in Oklahoma games than in a Presidential Debate.
This is the completion of week 6 which means my top ten will be updated within a couple days. There should be some significant changes, but I guess Oklahoma will become number one though there is a real good argument for Alabama to be number one.