I would like to thank LSU and Wisconsin for failing to show up for their games this weekend which allowed me to focus my time Saturday night on the Oklahoma State vs. Missouri game and a real exciting game from Conway, AR featuring the Bears of the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) vs. the Sam Houston State Bearkats and Rhett Bomar. I don’t usually talk about teams from the Football Championship Subdivision, but it was fun to watch UCA and Sam Houston go at it until the end. Most people know about Rhett Bomar, but UCA’s QB is Nathan Brown and he is setting records in Arkansas.
Whoo Pig Sooie. . . . I don’t really get to talk about Arkansas unless their relevant, and this year, they’re not. However, they put an exclamation mark on the end of the Auburn week. The Hogs upset the Tigers, and fired offensive coordinator Tony Franklin was probably sitting at home laughing. The Hogs out-did everything statistically and survived their turnovers to pull out the win for the second time in a row on “The Plains.” Coach Bobby Petrino’s team looks like they might be improving.
BCS Busted. . . . . Just a few weeks ago, we were talking about East Carolina as a possible BCS Buster team. They had won two in a row over ranked teams including Virginia Tech. After a 3-0 start, the Pirates have now lost 3 in a row including Saturday’s loss to Virginia. Yes, the same Virginia who loss at home to USC 52-7, but now has won back-to-back games.
Lions and Gators and Horns, Oh MY! . . . . . . By far the most impressive teams this weekend were the Texas Longhorns, who are now ranked number 1, the Florida Gators, and the Penn State Nittany Lions. Texas beat Oklahoma, who looked unbeatable thus far, 45-35 in Dallas. The Gators found their offense and ripped LSU in “the Swamp” 51-21, and Penn State made it look easy at Camp Randall beating Wisconsin 48-7.
Sic’em Bears. . . . . . . Congrats to Baylor for winning their first conference game in two years. Coach Art Briles has his team playing well, and they may win more than one game this year. If you haven’t had a chance, take a chance to watch Freshman QB Robert Griffin play. Griffin has 9 TD passes on the year with 0 INT’s. Next up for Baylor, the best team in Oklahoma (?).