Now we know, why it’s called; the Cotton Bowl!
For the Oklahoma Sooners, in its “Booming,” 63-21 rout of rival Texas, it was just like munching on Cotton Candy at the Texas State Fair.
How bad are things in Austin?
Put it this way, not even the Pentagon could fix the Texas defense, which before the season started was considered: elite!! PLEASE!!!
OU stormed all over the Sons of Bevo, for 677 total yards, averaging an eye-popping 7.5 yards a play.
It was so dominating that the; Sons of Bud Wilkerson, compiled an astounding 314 yards to UT’s 14 in the first twenty minutes. DOUBLE YIKES!!
In its last two Red River Rivalry games, or Red River Routs; the Horns have been outscored; 118-38!! SOS!!
If that’s elite; let make a reservation for some fine dining at McDonalds.
Texas has now lost 9 in a row to ranked teams, by the average score of 17 points, and although he’s made a lot of staff changes, the one constant in this run of mediocrity has been; Coach Mack Brown.
It may be time for the avuncular Mack to say good-bye, before the Texas program becomes totally irrelevant.
In the Little Apple, Manhattan, Kansas, Kansas State just keeps rolling along (6-0) after its 27-21 hard fought road victory over Iowa State.
It’s one two punch of; Coach of the Year candidate Bill Snyder, and Heisman contending QB Collin Klein, who don’t make mistakes, and tackle and punish with equal fervor, follow the simple philosophy of the late Raiders President Al Davis, “Just win baby.”
And after the Texas Tech destruction of the frauds from Morgantown, who lost to Oklahoma the previous week, it makes KState’s victory against the Sooners in Norman, all the more impressive.
Speaking of Morgantown, the house of cards came a-tumbling down in the hometown of Buddy Holly, Lubbock, Texas; as Texas Tech crushed the “unstoppable,” Mountaineers of West Virginia; 49-14.
Tech QB Seth Doege played roll reversal with WV QB Geno Smith (whose Heisman chances were severely damaged) passing for 6 touchdowns, and a season high 499 yards.
On the other side, Smith amazingly, failed to pass for a touchdown.
It was also TT’s most lopsided victory over a team ranked in the top five, and a strong indication that Coach Tommy Tuberville is finally putting the Red Raiders pieces back together.
Across the river, in Cambridge, it was win number 14 in a row, (a 35 -7 domination of Bucknell) for Coach Tim Murphy and his Harvard, Crimson football eleven.
That’s the longest wining streak in Division 1AA.
As we have written before, the first, and only, call we would make in hiring the next football coach at Boston College would be; Murph.
He’s a proven winner. Coached at Cincinnati before coming to Harvard, understand the balance between football and academics, and more importantly, would be a class addition to a school that could use a lot more.
Don’t believe me? Ask the season ticket holders what they think.
Up at the Heights its more of the same, as BC was schooled by the Seminoles of Florida State; 51-7.
The Eagles are now 1-5, with its only win against 1AA Maine. YIKES!!
And in the remaining 6 games on its schedule, only Wake Forest appears to be a winnable game.
It’s now safe to say, that Coach Frank Spaziani’s future employment will go the way of Bobby Valentine.
In the Smart Kids Category:
Northwestern (6-1) defeated Minnesota; 21-13; and in doing so; is bowl eligible. Good for them.
If it’s not Murphy, BC needs a coach like Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald.
While in Durham, the Dukies (5-2), who are trying to go bowling for the first time since 1994, stormed out to a 20-0 lead, only to watch, as the Bullies from Blacksburg, Virginia Tech, peeled off the next 41 points to win 41-20.
The Blue Devils need to squeeze one more win to achieve that goal, and we are betting that Coach Dave Cutcliffe will pull it off.
And one more thing, this isn’t a one hit wonder.
Duke has 22 true, or r-shirt, freshmen on its roster, which bodes well for good things to continue in Durham.
Think Ole Miss would like Mr. Cutcliffe back??!!!
When is a touchdown, not a touchdown?
Answer; in South Bend, Indiana, with Touchdown Jesus lording over the proceedings!
Notre Dame remained undefeated (6-0) as the Irish D, which hasn’t surrendered a touchdown since September 8, made overtime, goal line stand, against the Cardinal of Stanford, hanging on for a come from behind 20-13 victory.
On the fourth down play, the referee claimed that the whistle had blown, and that the runner, Stanford standout, Stepfan Taylor had his forward progress stopped.
After the replay, (it appeared to be a TD) it was determined that there wasn’t enough evidence to overturn the call. WOW!!
And the Irish, who have BYU, next week, remain on a collision course with game against mighty Oklahoma in Norman on the 20th.
Some side notes: It appears that after muddling along for much of the early part of the season, Wisconsin has found its stride, while the Boys from Piscataway, New Jersey, Rutgers University, remained undefeated.
Alabama (6-0) remains above the fray, while another nod to the smart kids; Tulane won its first game of the season; a 27-26 victory over SMU. Good for them.
And amazingly, three teams from the BIG East; Louisville, Rutgers, and Cincinnati, remained undefeated! Bring on the SEC!!!!
That’s it from cyber-space, we’ll be up and running with our week 8 analysis Wednesday night, until then, Peace, and listen to the music. pk