Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1157 times:
Well, the college football season officially kicked off this week, and a lot of upsets, and one almost-huge upset.
Wake Forest rolled over NC State, who had to be looking past Wake to the showdown vs. Ohio State Next week.
Boston College destroyed Penn State. I think it's time for Joe Pa to hang them up in Happy Valley.
At "press time" Georgia Tech was killing Auburn, who seems vastly over-rated right now. (Kudo's to B747-437B's team).
And my alma Mater, Bowling Green, knocked off #20 Purdue in West Lafayetter 27-26!!! GO FALCONS!! It was their first win over a Top 25 team since 1972. Good bet they'll be 3-0 going into the game at Ohio State in two weeks, which, by the way, I got tickets for.
And San Diego State should have beaten Ohio State, who looked past them to NC State. The defending champs looked horrendous, but came away with a win.
And I hate to say it, Sean, but the Georgia Bulldogs look like a title contender this year.
Tonight, the marquee game: Florida at Miami. Go Gators! (take that, KROC).
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 38 Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1146 times:
For a while I've thought Joe Pa needed to retire. One of those guys who should have retired before his teams got really bad.
All of us LSU fans aren't feeling sorry for Auburn.
The Ole Miss/Memphis game was compelling, especially considering both QB's come from New Orleans (Eli Manning from Newman HS, Wimprine from John Curtis HS).
I'll take Miami in tonight's game with Florida. Another Lousiana thrower at QB in this one, Brock Berlin for Florida.
Washington State looks like they're choking one away. I never was big on the candleburners, err...domers, err...Notre Dame. Especially being originally from SoCal, and growing up with the USC/ND rivalry.
Tom at MSY
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1136 times:
I can accept that Alpha 1. Thing is, thanks to Butch Davis, and the continuation of Larry Coker, Miami probably has the cleanest program in the state, so I hardly would say they are the greatest evil.....unlike the current Cheateyes .....
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1135 times:
Oh, I agree with you about Davis and Coker cleaning up The Penetentiary But I still have never liked them, back to the days where they wore the fatigues ,and all that shit. I just think they're too cocky. That kind of cockiness isn't a Midwest trait.
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1134 times:
Cockiness? Uhm, Mo-C? Huh?
And you can't judge the current Hurricanes on past Hurrigangstas run by Jimmy J and D. Erickson. They are the old regime, and My man Butch (Clevelands best) and Coach Coker restored true pride. Not like say Bobby Bowden.....
And yes, big props to Bowling Green for the win!
But on a side note, thanks for nothing to your Indians. Swept by the Tigers? Way to go C-Town. The '62 Mets are now sweating bulletts for what seamed like a sure thing.
Hartsfieldboy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 552 posts, RR: 1 Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1116 times:
Tech's defense looked excellent and they sacked Auburn's QB 7 or 8 times and only allowed them 40 yards. Auburn coundn't stopp making penalites. Reggie Ball played damn well for an 18 year old starting QB. Auburns is way overrated. Tech needs to start focusing next week for FSU.
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1092 times:
Come on now, how many first rounders have the 'Canes supplied the NFL the last few years? Like 200 or so? Even the best programs have to rebuild which can lead to an off year or a team not as strong as one is used too. I mean OSU wasn't exactly turning heads today. Just one of the College Football things.
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1063 times:
Well, you got to give props where they're due: the comeback by the 'Canes shows-again-that they are one of the elite programs in the country. I think they have to be worried, or at least concerned, about the performance of their defense, but thei O came through, and the D did stiffen when it needed to.
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1061 times:
I have to put in a shamelss plug for the Main Man at Bowling Green, QB Josh Harris. Harris was 22-of-40 for 357 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. He also ran 19 times for 34 yards. This is a guy who lead the nations in points that could be directly attributed to himself last year, at over 22 points a game. He's a legit pro prospect, at 6'3", 235lbs, can run, and has a gun of an arm. And remember, this wasn't against a panty-waist team-it was against a team that was predicted to be in the hunt for the Big Ten Title.
The MAC is second tier, when put aginst the big guys, but Josh Harris, who has put up unreal numbers for two-plus years now, has got to be a Heisman candidate if he continues to put up numbers like this.
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53 Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1055 times:
My CU Buffs pulled a squeaker over UCLA 16-14 but didnt really deserve to win...that fake punt attempt was one of the most poorly executed fakes Ive ever seen in my entire life...pathetic (amongst other things)...next week Washington State comes to Boulder...will be an interesting game I think...
I also have to give props to the Hurricanes...that was definitely an amazing comeback!!
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25 KROC: The 'Canes had me gripping big time last night, but an impressive win none the less. I mean at least it was Florida and not say San Diego State or som
26 B747-437B: Reggie Ball played damn well for an 18 year old starting QB. Ain't that the truth. I remember Joe Hamilton as a freshman and he was nowhere near as po