Monday, September 12, 2005

Weekend Wrap-Up: "Who Dat Say Gonna Beat Them Saints?" Edition

Congrats to the New Orleans Saints on their emotional win over Carolina yesterday.

College Football

Big Story of the Weekend: Ohio State gets Hooked

In the biggest regular season college football game this decade (so far), the Texas Longhorns went into The Horseshoe and beat the Ohio State Buckeyes.

In fact, it's UT's first regular season win against a top 10 team this decade. The last one came in 1999 against Nebraska.

True, they won the Rose Bowl last year, but you still had to wonder if that was a fluke or Mack could really coach a big game.

Now we know he can. Maybe there's hope for the Red River Shootout this year.

The Rest of the Big XII

Iowa State 23, Iowa 3 - Maybe the Cyclones aren't another one year wonder. They played inspired football and forced 5 turnovers to beat their cross-state rivals.

By the way, the top 3 teams in the Big 10: Iowa, Ohio State, and Michigan, all lost. Maybe the Big 12 isn't so bad after all.

Oklahoma 31, Tulsa 15 - This should read: Adrian Peterson 21, Tulsa 15. Rhett Bomar threw 2 picks, which is 2 more balls thrown than OU as a team had in the entire second half. (That's right, they didn't throw a single pass in the second half).

Texas Tech 56, Florida International 3 - 5 years ago. Texas Tech would have struggled to beat a team like this. Now they are blowing them out.

Kansas State 21, Marshall 19 - Don't let the final score fool you. The only reason K-State won this game is because Marshall decided to go for an ill-advised pass (which KSU picked off) on their last drive when they were already in field goal range.

Let me repeat that for any Wildcat fans that happen to read this:

You didn't beat Marshall. Marshall handed that game to you.

New Mexico 45, Missouri 35 - Last year, Missouri dropped a non-conference game to unheralded Troy. This year, they drop one to unheralded New Mexico. Hope all the people who paid for that webcast got their money's worth.

By the way, the Mountain West is 2-1 against the Big XII, and if it werent for a field goal by Colorado's Mason Crosby in Week 1, it could have been 3-0. Speaking of which...

Colorado 39, New Mexico State 0 - Colorado bounces back from last weeks near-debacle against their cross-state rival. New Mexico State really misses Tony Samuel right about now.

Nebraska 31, Wake Forest 3 - Well, at least the defense works.

Oklahoma State 23, Florida Atlantic 3 (Thursday) - Despite the win, Donovan Woods has been replaced at QB.

Kansas 36, Appalachian State 8 - Wow. Appalachian State got that many points?

Baylor 48, Samford 14 - Again, that's Samford, not Stanford. The difference? A couple letters and 1000 SAT points (on average).

Texas A&M had the week off.

Around the State

SMU 21, TCU 10 - See what happens when you read too many of your own press clippings, Horned Frogs?

UCLA 63, Rice 21 - UCLA gets a little momentum heading into the Oklahoma game. Drew Olson's line: 18-25, 296 yards, and 3 touchdowns.

Houston 31, Sam Houston St. 10 - If you could ever call a 31-10 victory "pedestrian," this game would be it.

North Texas 14, Middle Tennessee State 7 - MTSU outgained North Texas and had more first downs, yet only put 7 points on the board. Pathetic. Doesn't speak well about the Mean Green either.

UTEP and our adopted team Tulane both had the week off.

Blogpoll Ballot

Still working on it. Will post later.

NFL

Cowboys 28, Chargers 21

After an early stutter, the Cowboys came back to win. Drew Bledsoe looked really good as he had 3 touchdowns. The new defense looked really good, holding LaDanian Tomlinson to 72 yards rushing and picked off Drew Brees twice. And where did this Patrick Crayton kid come from? Wow.

Game Ball: Patrick Crayton
Led the Cowboys with 6 catches for 89 yards and his first NFL touchdown. May have cemented his spot on the roster and doomed Terry Glenn's chances once Peerless Price learns the offense.

Bills 22, Texans 7

Used to be the Texans just had problems blocking on passing downs. Now they have problems blocking period.

The Texans have had this offensive line problem every year of their existence, and GM Charlie Casserly has failed to come up with a solution. If someone's head should roll for this so-called football performance, it's his.

Right now, I bet Houston is sorry it asked for another football team.

Game Ball:None
No one deserves it.

Monday Night Football vs. CSI: Miami

This week's MNF: (Philadelphia vs. Atlanta): A rematch of last year's NFC Championship, which was a slaughter despite the fact that Terrell Owens was out with injury. Now T.O. is playing and Atlanta doesn't have a chance.

This weeks CSI:Miami ("10-7"):
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Horatio finally learns the truth about what happened to his brother, and the repercussions will change his life forever
This was last year's season finale. It revealed a lot about Horatio Caine and it's worth viewing again to prepare for the season opener, where more details will be revealed about Horatio Caine's past.

Verdict:
Let's face it, this game's going to be a blowout. Not really worth watching.
CSI:Miami

Update: Maybe the Monday Night Football game was more interesting after all...
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