NCAA Wrap-Up

Sunday, October 12, 2008

While there were great games across the board, the Big 12 provided the best games of the weekend as two top teams fell and another was pushed down to the wire. Oklahoma and Missouri both fell while Texas Tech held on in overtime to knock off an improving Nebraska team. Let's get to the wrap-up

Game of the Week - Texas 45, Oklahoma 35
Gotta follow the herd on this one. This was college football at its best as two powerhouses went at it in a game that was exciting for the full four quarters. The Longhorns trailed almost the whole game, but Colt McCoy and a rapidly improving Texas defense pulled out the victory. The Texas defense held the Sooners to only 48 yards rushing. The Sooners points really show how good Sam Bradford is more than a fault of the Longhorn defense. Colt McCoy probably thrust himself into Heisman talk, but I was just as impressed by his receivers. Overall, just a great game and definitely one to watch on ESPN classic if you missed it.

Other Notables
Oklahoma State 28, Missouri 23

Mike Gundy is finally proving that he is indeed a man on the sidelines as the Cowboys pull off the biggest upset of the week by knocking off Mizzou in Mizzou. The Cowboy defense picked off Heisman hopeful Chase Daniel 3 times in the second half with the last interception sealing the victory.

Florida 51, LSU 21
Hard to even believe that as I type it, but the Gators opened up a 5 gallon bucket of whoop ass on the Tigers completely destroying them and snapping back from their loss last week. Watching how well the Gators played yesterday, one has to think they may be able to slide back into the national championship picture if they don't lose again.

Texas Tech 37, Nebraska 31
The Red Raiders almost blow this one to an improving Nebraska team. An interception in overtime keeps the Red Raiders undefeated, but doesn't answer questions about whether they are legit championship contender. With the Big 12 looking tougher by the week, we'll know the answer to that soon enough.

Mississippi State 17, Vanderbilt 14
MSU knocks off Vandy with great defense. MSU still lacks firepower on offense, but is able to pull off the upset by forcing turnovers.

Arkansas 25, Auburn 22
Maybe Auburn should have kept its offensive coordinator as its offense actually looked far worse yesterday. Led by running back Michael Smith, the Razorbacks "upset" a rapidly falling Auburn team. With their SEC schedule not getting any easier, one has to wonder just how far the Auburn Tigers will fall in this disappointing season.