We begin in Nashville, the country capital of America.
Until last Saturday night the Dores football program had been dead longer than Jim Morrison.
But the brainiacs from Vanderbilt are 5-0, for the first time since FDR sat in the oval office in 1943. The Commodores are in first place in the Sec East, and are one win from becoming bowl eligible for the first time since the Reagan Administration in 1982.
In the same time, the faithful are burning on the Plains of Auburn as the Tony Franklin offensive experiment has been a disaster, with the vaunted Auburn attack listing a pathetic 16th form the bottom in scoring.
In Lexington Kentucky its “Cat Scratch Fever” as the Cats of Kentucky gave ‘Bama everything it could handle in a 17-14 loss to the Tide.
Another SEC nightmare is in Fayetteville, Arkansas where new coach Bobby $$ Petrino has seen his Hogs surrender 139 points in its last three games. It could be buyer’s remorse after chasing Houston Nutt off to Mississippi.
Here’s a WOW!!! Game.
Beleaguered Virginia, who had been outscored 128-20 in Division I games, stunned a decent Maryland team 31-0.
Meechigan and coach Rod find themselves 2-3 in the much hyped spread offense.
Butch Davis and his Tar Heels are now ranked, and have put a hold on the basketball season ticket rush.
Good news for our friends from the north, the Orange of Syracuse didn’t lose this week, the catch, they didn’t play!!!
Here’s the stat of the week in its 27-0 shutout of Duke, Tech’s quarterback Jaybo Shaw completed a total of 9 passes all to the same receiver Demaryius Thomas, who had a monster game with 230 yards.
Another Wow game, Kansas came all the way back from a 20-0 halftime deficit to beat Iowa State 35-33.
Texas Tech QB Graham Harrell put up some more pinball numbers in Tech’s 58-28 blowout of KState, 6 TD passes, 1 rushing, and passing for 454 yards.
The Boys from the “Show Me State” slayed another demon, as Missou destroyed Nebraska in Lincoln 52-17, it first victory in Big Red country since the Cater Administration in 1978.
Ohio State lives and Terrell Pryor, with his late fourth quarter heroics, bringing Ohio State back in a comeback victory in Madison is no longer just a freshman, he is the Man.
USC after its hiccup at Oregon State reestablished its reputation in its 44-10 destruction of Oregon, and will be a force for the rest of the season.
Rutgers 1-4 will, until further notice revert back to its old moniker of SUNJ, the State University of New Jersey.
Lastly, the Pit and the Pendulum is back with Pitt, nationally ranked, winners of 4 in a row and its second consecutive victory against a top ten team.
OH by the way, we picked Vandy!!!
That’s it from Cyber space. We’ll be back up and running Wednesday night with the analysis of week 7, the season is going too fast. Peace. PK