College Catch-Up

25 09 2011

 

(#7) Oklahoma State 30,  (#8) Texas A&M 29

At halftime the Aggies had built a 20-3 lead and were dominating all aspects of the game. Many viewers probably had this one written off at this point. However, the Cowboys came out strong in the second half scoring 27 unanswered points and holding A&M to just one first down in the third quarter. This was an incredible performance that puts Oklahoma State in the national championship race while dealing a huge blow to the Aggies who just can’t wait to leave the Big XII.

(#2) LSU 47,  (#16) West Virginia 21

Geno Smith, the West Virginia quarterback, had a monster day setting school records for completions, attempts, and passing yards (463), but the LSU defense was able to, once again, capitalize on mistakes. West Virginia was probably over-ranked, but it still was a very impressive win by LSU who now has beaten 3 ranked opponents on the road. On November 5th, the Tigers travel to Tuscaloosa to take on Alabama, and that game might turn out to be the game of the year. I expect the winner of that game to be a favorite in the national championship.

(#11) Florida State 30,  (#21) Clemson 35

Amazingly, Florida State was starting a freshman quarterback because their starter was hurt last week against Oklahoma, and he actually held up really well. He had 336 passing yards and 3 touchdowns keeping his team in the tight contest. Rodney Smith and Rashad Greene also carried a lot of the load, collecting 216 receiving yards combined. Clemson’s quarterback, Tajh Boyd was just as good though, passing for 344 yards, throwing 3 touchdowns, and running in another. The Tigers were able to hold on in the end, and Clemson is now 4-0 for the first time in 5 years, and they look like they will be a dominant force in the ACC this year.

(#14) Arkansas 14,  (#3) Alabama 38

Arkansas needed this game to show that they are contenders. Unfortunately for the Razorbacks, all we saw was how dominant Bama’s defense is right now holding them to just 17 yards rushing. Alabama’s allowing just 8.0 points against a game, which is 2nd in the entire FBS behind Temple. Most of the Crimson Tide’s offense came from Trent Richardson who ran for 120 yards and also caught a 61 yard touchdown. Next week, Nick Saban takes his team to Gainesville to take on Will Muschamps’ Gators (4-0) which should be an interesting matchup.

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26 09 2011
Brandon

In reference to the WVU game, a lot of people will talk about Geno’s day as a great one. In reality, he had 2 touchdowns along with 2 picks, and had 463 yards but it took him 65 attempts to get there. LSU’s secondary has 4 future NFL 1st rounders, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they run the table. Jarrett Lee has been very efficient passing the ball and has responded well to an increased role without Jordan Jefferson.

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