I am way late doing this. Waaaaay late. That is for several reasons for which I will not bother you. I certainly haven’t been feeling well, but then again, who among us is? I did see a doctor this morning. Hopefully, I will be feeling better very soon. Last night, I came home from work (about 5:15 PM or so CST) and went to sleep and did not wake up until midnight. I think I finally got some rest. And, today is a “holiday” for me as I am celebrating Labor Day. Yeah, I know, that was Monday, but I worked on Monday so today is Labor Day. Happy Labor Day everyone!
Therefore, I will try to be timely with my recap. I will decide on a day of the week to do it. I am thinking about Tuesday so I can use Monday for a Metroplex Monday (recap) where I recap the teams in the DFW Metroplex. I did a summary of how the three DFW teams (TCU, SMU, and UNT) did at Pegasus News. It was kind of short, but you can read it here. One of the fun things I did on the first weekend of football was watch a high school game on Thursday night. I did a write up on it as well (PegasusNews), but it was a good game that came down to the very end.
What happened to?
Pittsburgh–Pitt was a lot of people’s pick to be a dark-horse in the Big East. You know, they beat West Virginia at the end of the year, they were turning the program around, etc. Instead, Bowling Green might get a little love for the MAC.
Mississippi State–Another good win for the WAC as Louisiana Tech beat the Bulldogs.
Texas A&M–I actually thought Arkansas State would give A&M a good game. Mke Sherman might have not paid attention to the Red Wolves’ (Indians previously) almost upset in Austin last year. And, that loss might not be quite as bad as all the rivals’ fans think. For sure, Corey Leonard is elusive and Reggie Arnold is one of the best backs in the Sun Belt, maybe the best. If A State is close in a game, these two can help them win it, especially if they are healthy. It’s another shot in the arm for the Red Wolves.
USC–Yeah, the Trojans looked so good, the pollsters put them at the top. They mopped the floor (uh, field) with Virginia. Mark Sanchez looks like he is going to be another great QB for USC. Don’t forget this, USC is always well prepared for opening games. Sometimes that focus fades as the season drags on.
West Virginia–I wasn’t sold on the new coach, but Pat White showed something else. He showed he can throw the ball.
Rutgers–Maybe Fresno State is that good. Wisconsin better be ready on September 13th.
Juice Williams–All we heard coming into the year was that Juice Williams of Illinois can run the ball. However, Juice had a very prolific passing game against Missouri. How prolific? Well, try 26-42 for 451 yards, 5 TD’s. If he passes every week like the first one, he will have over 5400 passing yards (thanks ESPN.com).