Random thoughts on the day in college football
Leading 17-0 against South Carolina in the 4th quarter, injured Gamecocks' QB Connor Shaw asked into the game, and the ol' football coach had to try something. It was like a switch was flipped, and Mizzou had no answers. Shaw tied the game with under one minute left.
After both schools exchanged touchdown drives, each defense stepped up in the second overtime. South Carolina went ahead on a Field Goal, and it appeared we would see a third overtime, as Andrew Baggett would attempt a chip shot from 24 yards out.
For those who have seen the critically acclaimed movie Ace Ventura Pet Detective, we all know it's the holders' job to make sure the laces on the football are out. Replay showed the laces were in and that apparently freaks kickers out. Baggett clanked it off the uprights and the Tigers tasted defeat for the first time this season.
Halloween is this coming Thursday, but if you happened to see the look on the faces of the Mizzou students, it was a look of horror that may never be duplicated in any scary movie. The crowd looked as if they just received news that their entire family was lost in a horrific plane crash. People couldn't move; time stood still. They may still be there.
Ya gotta love Urban Meyer for some of the things he says. And when I mean love, I mean not even he believes the garbage that is spewed from his vocal cords. During his halftime interview, the question was asked how he keeps his team focused with the big lead. His reply: "that won't happen, this is a good football team we're playing." Polygraph that motherf***er right now.
Hey Urban, good teams don't trail 42-7 at the half--in any building. I do admire his BS, as he tries his best to convince whoever listens that the Big Ten is deserving of a BCS bowl game. And more importantly that his school, with that schedule, would be deserving of a BCS title game unless there were about six or seven plane crashes.
There's just too many scenarios that may play out over the next 5 weeks to predict what will happen. However, barring a miracle upset (because the Big Ten is so bad) Ohio State will run the table. I can only pray that two other BCS schools also go unbeaten, just to know that Meyer won't get to play for the National Championship.
Did the Miami Hurricanes fans/students know there was a game today? The building was half empty. Perhaps a memo should be sent out that the football program has had a resurgence and is actually ranked top ten in the nation.
Well, don't get too excited about Hurricanes' football, as the Florida State Seminoles are on the schedule next week. If the 'Canes plan on playing the way they have since their big win over the Gators, next week's game in Tallahassee will be an absolute blood bath.
Just ask Clemson how good they thought they were. And then go watch Miami's last three games against Georgia Tech, UNC and Wake Forest, and tell me how Florida State won't win that game by three touchdowns.
By the way, how many times do you need to see Duke Johnson run the ball down your throat before you change your defense? I was screaming at the TV for Jim Grobe or someone on the Wake Forest coaching staff to sellout and let Stephen Morris beat you on the final drive.
Alabama has no issues selling out Bryant-Denny Stadium; the problem has been getting their student body to stay the entire 60 minutes during blow out wins. Nick Saban wasn't very happy and issued a statement imploring people to stay regardless the score.
In fact, the school suspended 20 student organization's block seating for Saturday's game against Tennessee. Take that Miami--Bama can turn students away and still sell out their building.