Recap Week 6

In a separation that is wider than the Grand Canyon, The Three Amigos; Alabama, LSU, and Oklahoma have soared to Himalayan heights.

In a dominating display of power, finesse, maturity, and coaching, these title contenders routed their opponents by the average score of: 43-9!!  YIKES!!

The most impressive performance took place in the Cotton Bowl, as the Sooners crushed the Longhorns 55-17, scoring three defensive touchdowns.  

This game is always played in conjunction with the Texas State Fair, which is famous for its fried fare that includes everything from Twinkies to Oreos.

This year included a special; UT Football!  It wasn’t a big seller in Austin, but in Norman it was a sweet sellout.

In fact, OU’s performance could place it back in the Number One poll position.

At the Heights, BC went into Death Valley a huge underdog, and before you could spell Spaziani, the Eagles were down 17-0.

But to its credit, the young Eagles continued to battle, making it a game until midway through the fourth quarter, before Clemson finally pulled away; 36-14.

BC is now staring at not only a losing season, but potentially a 1-11 campaign!! Double Yikes!!

In the Little Apple, Manhattan, Kansas, on his 72nd birthday, coach Bill Snyder, “Snyderized,” another opponent, this time Missouri, 24-17. 

In the third year, of his second go-around with the Wildcats, Snyder has KState a surprising 5-0, and climbing in the polls.

In Storrs, Connecticut, after UConn’s (2-4), 43-9 beat down by West Virginia, the faithful have two questions. 

Why did they hire Paul Pasqualoni?  And when does basketball season begin??!!

Kudos to good guy, and good coach Mark Richt of Georgia, who after weathering a 0-2 stormy start to its season, has now win four in a row, the last three against SEC opponents, leaving Georgia with a solid chance to play in the SEC Championship game.

The most encouraging aspect to the streak is the Dawgs revitalized defense, which had been a rarity in recent years in Athens.

In Lawrence, Kansas has the worst defense since Custer.

Going into yesterday’s game against mighty OK State, the Jayhawks were surrendering a nation’s worst 44 points a game. 

Well, with four minutes left in the half, the Cowboys had surpassed that, having hung a 49 spot on KU, 56 by the half, and 70 when the final gun sounded.

It was the most points scored by Oklahoma State since the Woodrow Wilson Administration (1915), and starry 28 year old QB Brandon Weedon, tossed 5 TD passes before being pulled in the first half!! 

In fact, OK State scored touchdown on all eight of its first half possessions!!!!!!  Triple Yikes!!

Do you think Turner Gill, who came to KU from Buffalo, misses the gritty NY town?

In Atlanta, the Rambling Wreck of Georgia Tech stands 6-0 for the first time (1966), since LBJ was pulling the ears of a beagle.

In Palo Alto, the smart kids of the Farm demolished Colorado 48-7, as Stanford (5-0) added to the nation’s longest wining streak (13) which matches the Cardinal record set during FDR’s time; 1939-41.

Andrew Luck is the best player in the land, and amazingly, Stanford has beaten only one team with a winning record; and believe it or not, that team is: The Blue Devil of Duke.

Another team that could threaten the woefulness of Kansas is the Gophers of Minnesota. This group has played like Gophers, as it was crushed by a mediocre Purdue team 45-17. Until it finally got on the scoreboard, Minnesota had surrendered a KU like 89 unanswered points.  Amazing!!

Congrats to the Owls of Temple, who may be returning to the Big East, for its 42-0 whitewash of Ball State.

 The Cardinals penciled in Temple for its homecoming game, which usually translates into the returning alumni watching a cupcake victory, well in the words of Lee Corso, “Not so fast.”

Steve Spurrier and his South Carolina Gamecocks may have finally found a QB in sophomore Connor Shaw, who threw for 311 yards and four touchdowns, as South Carolina throttled Kentucky 54-3, its largest victory margin since it became an SEC member in 1992.

Texas A&M got the win, 45-40 over Texas Tech, but once again the defense was on sabbatical.  Maybe some of the kids in the ROTC program should sign on to play D.

Two of our coaching favs; Jim Grobe of Wake Forest, and Ron Zook of Illinois continued to surprise. 

Wake defeated national pretender Florida State; 35-30, and now has its first ever 3-0 ACC start, while Illinois knocked Indiana to remain a perfect 6-0.  Congrats to both.

It remains ugly in Happy Valley, but the defense once again carried the day in Penn State’s 13-3 snoozer over Iowa.

Penn State’s play is reflective of its 84 year old coach, tired and old.

Once again Pitt can’t stand prosperity. 

After a totally dominating performance against South Florida, it travels up to Rutgers, otherwise known as SUNJ , State University of New Jersey, (4-1) and is clobbered 34-10.

Where’s Dave Wannstedt when you need him??!!

Bad day for the academies: all three went down in defeat with Navy surrendering 63, and Air Force allowing 59.  Yikes

Do you think the Irish would like to start the season over?  Notre Dame has won four in a row, and Brian Kelly has the offense rolling.

Once on the hot seat, Dennis Erickson and his Arizona State Sun Devils are 5-1, after its impressive 35-14 wipeout of Utah on the road.

You have to look long and hard, maybe Columbia, South Carolina, to find a more overrated team in America than the Cornhuskers of Nebraska.

While boos rained down from its faithful, it somehow managed to claw back from 21 point comeback, the largest in school history, and defeated Ohio State 34-27, which up until this game, was as inept an offense as the Memphis Tigers.

Finally, Kudos to Michigan which is 6-0 with a Michigan man, Brady Hoke in control, while Bobby Petrino’s Razorbacks, 5-1, are one of the most dangerous teams in the country.

That’s it from cyber space, we’ll be up and running with our analysis of week 7 Wednesday night.

Until then, Peace, and listen to the music.         pk


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