BYU stuns Nebraska, Temple shocks Penn State, Northwestern surprises Stanford, BC, Alabama, and A&M win

There are three places to begin; but we’ll start in Lincoln, Nebraska and a quote from BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall on his team’s miraculous 33-28 victory over the Cornhuskers:  “Its college football.”

Indeed it is!!

Some are calling it the: “Mangum Miracle at Memorial.”

The Cougars were down 31-27, and 76 yards from the end zone with less than 50 seconds on the clock and no timeouts.

Its Heisman candidate QB Taysom Hill was lost for the season, and its backup quarterback Tanner Mangum just returned 3 months earlier from a two year mission in Chile.

And when one adds the additional ingredient that Nebraska had no lost a home opener since the Reagan Administration (1985) a string 29 consecutive season opening games, it appeared the Cougars hopes were about as good as the presidential chances of Rick Perry.

On the Nebraska 42, and down to a single second, Mangum launched a 42-yard Hail Mary to his 6-foot-6 wideout Mitch Mathews who cradled the ball and falling into the Nebraska end zone with a pair of Huskers on his back for the game winning 33-28 touchdown stunning and silencing the Big Red zealots.

Wow!!!  Not even Donald Trump could stage a production that good.

As Mendenhall understated: “It’s college football.”

It will go down as one of the most memorable in the history of BYU football.

The other stunner occurred in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia at a sold out Lincoln Financial Field the home of the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Owls of Temple who hadn’t defeated Penn State since the FDR Administration in 1941 a losing streak that stretched to 38-0-1 rallied from a 10-0 deficit scoring the game’s final 27 points and shocking the Lions: 27-10.

This game was no fluke as the Owls sacked the highly regarded PSU QB Christian Hackenberg a total of 10 times.   Yikes!!  Not even the secret service protection is that bad!!

Great win for Temple, and how the “mighty” have fallen in Happy Valley.

Maybe they should stop producing and selling out of Joe Paterno beer because this was a sobering loss for the Nits.

Our next visit is to the bucolic campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois for the “smart bowl” played on grass by the way, (isn’t that refreshing) between the Wildcats and the Cardinal of Stanford.

In a smothering defensive display that would be the envy of Hillary Clinton defending her email accounts, the surprising Sons of Ron Burton bludgeoned the highly respected Cardinal: 16-6.

It was the fewest points scored by a Stanford team since W’s Administration in 2005.

And the last time Northwestern defeated a ranked team in its opener – 1995, it earned an invite to the Rose Bowl.

It was also the coming out party for the Purple Cats freshman QB Clayton Thorson, who ran for a 42-yard touchdown while playing mistake free football.

Great win for the Smart kids from the Midwest!!

“It was probably one of the best performances I’ve seen our “D” play, top to bottom, against a ranked team maybe in my time,” said Coach Pat Fitzgerald.

Up on Chestnut Hill the local eleven otherwise known as the Eagles of Boston College struggled to put away a feisty bunch of Maine Black Bears; 24-3.

The game was played before an announced crowd of 29,262 – a lot of them disguised as empty aluminum seats.

Enough of these “nobody cares” 1AA vs 1A matchups as BC gears up for next week’s game against mighty Howard!!

First of all, the interest in college football in this pro-sports town is in the Lincoln Chafee’s presidential numbers, so how do the powers at BC expect anyone to spend a gorgeous Labor Day weekend watching – no offense to a good Maine program – the Black Bears.  Really!!!

The Eagles should open its season on Thursday Night and it should be against Mark Whipple’s (who should have been hired instead of Coach Spaz – but that’s another story) Minutemen of UMass, a natural rivalry.

Of course the Eagles, who don’t want to play UConn, would never play UMass – a local opponent that might actually defeat them.

Instead we get the football giants of Maine and Howard on consecutive home dates – and the BC Administration expects to generate interest.

Are you kidding me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Please, enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And to back that up on a national scale – here are the combined scores of four of the cupcake gorging mismatches from around the country – 281-30!!

With two of the biggest offenders: ‘Ole Miss: 76-3 over UT Martin, and Cal 73-13 against Grambling State.   Stop the madness!!!

In South Bend, the Irish put a licking on a woeful bunch of Texas Longhorns 38-3 as newly minted starter Malik Zaire had a nice coming out party passing for over 300 yards and 3-touchdowns on a 19-of-22 completion performance which was the second best in school history.

But it’s hard to gage just how good the Domers might be, based on the ineptitude of the UT’s offense.

Yours truly – even though we picked them in the blog – was happy to see the “Texter” Todd Graham and his Arizona State Sun Devils upset by a fiery bunch of Texas A&M Aggies 38-17, whose defense looked rejuvenated under the direction of its wizard John Chavis.

And no surprise as Alabama looked like, well Alabama, as Saban’s Boys led by All-America Derrick Henry toyed with Wisconsin 35-17 under the direction of QB Jake Coker.

Finally the legacy of Charlie Weis lives on as the Kansas Jayhawks lost to Division 1AA South Dakota State 41-38.  KU was the last head coaching stop for “Front-butt” the most overrated coach of the last 20 years.

Nice road victory for the Crusaders of Holy Cross a 27-19 victor of Monmouth, led by their talented QB Peter Pujals.

That’s it from cyber-space.  We’ll be up and running with our analysis of week 2 Wednesday night.  Until then, Peace, and listen to the music.   PKThere are three places to begin; but we’ll start in Lincoln, Nebraska and a quote from BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall on his team’s miraculous 33-28 victory over the Cornhuskers: “Its college football.”
Indeed it is!!
Some are calling it the: “Mangum Miracle at Memorial.”
The Cougars were down 31-27, and 76 yards from the end zone with less than 50 seconds on the clock and no timeouts.
Its Heisman candidate QB Taysom Hill was lost for the season, and its backup quarterback Tanner Mangum just returned 3 months earlier from a two year mission in Chile.
And when one adds the additional ingredient that Nebraska had no lost a home opener since the Reagan Administration (1985) a string 29 consecutive season opening games, it appeared the Cougars hopes were about as good as the presidential chances of Rick Perry.
On the Nebraska 42, and down to a single second, Mangum launched a 42-yard Hail Mary to his 6-foot-6 wideout Mitch Mathews who cradled the ball and falling into the Nebraska end zone with a pair of Huskers on his back for the game winning 33-28 touchdown stunning and silencing the Big Red zealots.
Wow!!! Not even Donald Trump could stage a production that good.
As Mendenhall understated: “It’s college football.”
It will go down as one of the most memorable in the history of BYU football.
The other stunner occurred in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia at a sold out Lincoln Financial Field the home of the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Owls of Temple who hadn’t defeated Penn State since the FDR Administration in 1941 a losing streak that stretched to 38-0-1 rallied from a 10-0 deficit scoring the game’s final 27 points and shocking the Lions: 27-10.
This game was no fluke as the Owls sacked the highly regarded PSU QB Christian Hackenberg a total of 10 times. Yikes!! Not even the secret service protection is that bad!!
Great win for Temple, and how the “mighty” have fallen in Happy Valley.
Maybe they should stop producing and selling out of Joe Paterno beer because this was a sobering loss for the Nits.
Our next visit is to the bucolic campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois for the “smart bowl” played on grass by the way, (isn’t that refreshing) between the Wildcats and the Cardinal of Stanford.
In a smothering defensive display that would be the envy of Hillary Clinton defending her email accounts, the surprising Sons of Ron Burton bludgeoned the highly respected Cardinal: 16-6.
It was the fewest points scored by a Stanford team since W’s Administration in 2005.
And the last time Northwestern defeated a ranked team in its opener – 1995, it earned an invite to the Rose Bowl.
It was also the coming out party for the Purple Cats freshman QB Clayton Thorson, who ran for a 42-yard touchdown while playing mistake free football.
Great win for the Smart kids from the Midwest!!
“It was probably one of the best performances I’ve seen our “D” play, top to bottom, against a ranked team maybe in my time,” said Coach Pat Fitzgerald.
Up on Chestnut Hill the local eleven otherwise known as the Eagles of Boston College struggled to put away a feisty bunch of Maine Black Bears; 24-3.
The game was played before an announced crowd of 29,262 – a lot of them disguised as empty aluminum seats.
Enough of these “nobody cares” 1AA vs 1A matchups as BC gears up for next week’s game against mighty Howard!!
First of all, the interest in college football in this pro-sports town is in the Lincoln Chafee’s presidential numbers, so how do the powers at BC expect anyone to spend a gorgeous Labor Day weekend watching – no offense to a good Maine program – the Black Bears. Really!!!
The Eagles should open its season on Thursday Night and it should be against Mark Whipple’s (who should have been hired instead of Coach Spaz – but that’s another story) Minutemen of UMass, a natural rivalry.
Of course the Eagles, who don’t want to play UConn, would never play UMass – a local opponent that might actually defeat them.
Instead we get the football giants of Maine and Howard on consecutive home dates – and the BC Administration expects to generate interest.
Are you kidding me!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please, enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And to back that up on a national scale – here are the combined scores of four of the cupcake gorging mismatches from around the country – 281-30!!
With two of the biggest offenders: ‘Ole Miss: 76-3 over UT Martin, and Cal 73-13 against Grambling State. Stop the madness!!!
In South Bend, the Irish put a licking on a woeful bunch of Texas Longhorns 38-3 as newly minted starter Malik Zaire had a nice coming out party passing for over 300 yards and 3-touchdowns on a 19-of-22 completion performance which was the second best in school history.
But it’s hard to gage just how good the Domers might be, based on the ineptitude of the UT’s offense.
Yours truly – even though we picked them in the blog – was happy to see the “Texter” Todd Graham and his Arizona State Sun Devils upset by a fiery bunch of Texas A&M Aggies 38-17, whose defense looked rejuvenated under the direction of its wizard John Chavis.
And no surprise as Alabama looked like, well Alabama, as Saban’s Boys led by All-America Derrick Henry toyed with Wisconsin 35-17 under the direction of QB Jake Coker.
Finally the legacy of Charlie Weis lives on as the Kansas Jayhawks lost to Division 1AA South Dakota State 41-38. KU was the last head coaching stop for “Front-butt” the most overrated coach of the last 20 years.
Nice road victory for the Crusaders of Holy Cross a 27-19 victor of Monmouth, led by their talented QB Peter Pujals.
That’s it from cyber-space. We’ll be up and running with our analysis of week 2 Wednesday night. Until then, Peace, and listen to the music. PK

There are three places to begin; but we’ll start in Lincoln, Nebraska and a quote from BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall on his team’s miraculous 33-28 victory over the Cornhuskers:  “Its college football.”

Indeed it is!!

Some are calling it the: “Mangum Miracle at Memorial.”

The Cougars were down 31-27, and 76 yards from the end zone with less than 50 seconds on the clock and no timeouts.

Its Heisman candidate QB Taysom Hill was lost for the season, and its backup quarterback Tanner Mangum just returned 3 months earlier from a two year mission in Chile.

And when one adds the additional ingredient that Nebraska had no lost a home opener since the Reagan Administration (1985) a string 29 consecutive season opening games, it appeared the Cougars hopes were about as good as the presidential chances of Rick Perry.

On the Nebraska 42, and down to a single second, Mangum launched a 42-yard Hail Mary to his 6-foot-6 wideout Mitch Mathews who cradled the ball and falling into the Nebraska end zone with a pair of Huskers on his back for the game winning 33-28 touchdown stunning and silencing the Big Red zealots.

Wow!!!  Not even Donald Trump could stage a production that good.

As Mendenhall understated: “It’s college football.”

It will go down as one of the most memorable in the history of BYU football.

The other stunner occurred in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia at a sold out Lincoln Financial Field the home of the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Owls of Temple who hadn’t defeated Penn State since the FDR Administration in 1941 a losing streak that stretched to 38-0-1 rallied from a 10-0 deficit scoring the game’s final 27 points and shocking the Lions: 27-10.

This game was no fluke as the Owls sacked the highly regarded PSU QB Christian Hackenberg a total of 10 times.   Yikes!!  Not even the secret service protection is that bad!!

Great win for Temple, and how the “mighty” have fallen in Happy Valley.

Maybe they should stop producing and selling out of Joe Paterno beer because this was a sobering loss for the Nits.

Our next visit is to the bucolic campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois for the “smart bowl” played on grass by the way, (isn’t that refreshing) between the Wildcats and the Cardinal of Stanford.

In a smothering defensive display that would be the envy of Hillary Clinton defending her email accounts, the surprising Sons of Ron Burton bludgeoned the highly respected Cardinal: 16-6.

It was the fewest points scored by a Stanford team since W’s Administration in 2005.

And the last time Northwestern defeated a ranked team in its opener – 1995, it earned an invite to the Rose Bowl.

It was also the coming out party for the Purple Cats freshman QB Clayton Thorson, who ran for a 42-yard touchdown while playing mistake free football.

Great win for the Smart kids from the Midwest!!

“It was probably one of the best performances I’ve seen our “D” play, top to bottom, against a ranked team maybe in my time,” said Coach Pat Fitzgerald.

Up on Chestnut Hill the local eleven otherwise known as the Eagles of Boston College struggled to put away a feisty bunch of Maine Black Bears; 24-3.

The game was played before an announced crowd of 29,262 – a lot of them disguised as empty aluminum seats.

Enough of these “nobody cares” 1AA vs 1A matchups as BC gears up for next week’s game against mighty Howard!!

First of all, the interest in college football in this pro-sports town is in the Lincoln Chafee’s presidential numbers, so how do the powers at BC expect anyone to spend a gorgeous Labor Day weekend watching – no offense to a good Maine program – the Black Bears.  Really!!!

The Eagles should open its season on Thursday Night and it should be against Mark Whipple’s (who should have been hired instead of Coach Spaz – but that’s another story) Minutemen of UMass, a natural rivalry.

Of course the Eagles, who don’t want to play UConn, would never play UMass – a local opponent that might actually defeat them.

Instead we get the football giants of Maine and Howard on consecutive home dates – and the BC Administration expects to generate interest.

Are you kidding me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Please, enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And to back that up on a national scale – here are the combined scores of four of the cupcake gorging mismatches from around the country – 281-30!!

With two of the biggest offenders: ‘Ole Miss: 76-3 over UT Martin, and Cal 73-13 against Grambling State.   Stop the madness!!!

In South Bend, the Irish put a licking on a woeful bunch of Texas Longhorns 38-3 as newly minted starter Malik Zaire had a nice coming out party passing for over 300 yards and 3-touchdowns on a 19-of-22 completion performance which was the second best in school history.

But it’s hard to gage just how good the Domers might be, based on the ineptitude of the UT’s offense.

Yours truly – even though we picked them in the blog – was happy to see the “Texter” Todd Graham and his Arizona State Sun Devils upset by a fiery bunch of Texas A&M Aggies 38-17, whose defense looked rejuvenated under the direction of its wizard John Chavis.

And no surprise as Alabama looked like, well Alabama, as Saban’s Boys led by All-America Derrick Henry toyed with Wisconsin 35-17 under the direction of QB Jake Coker.

Finally the legacy of Charlie Weis lives on as the Kansas Jayhawks lost to Division 1AA South Dakota State 41-38.  KU was the last head coaching stop for “Front-butt” the most overrated coach of the last 20 years.

Nice road victory for the Crusaders of Holy Cross a 27-19 victor of Monmouth, led by their talented QB Peter Pujals.

That’s it from cyber-space.  We’ll be up and running with our analysis of week 2 Wednesday night.  Until then, Peace, and listen to the music.   PK

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