One weekend left, so sad.
Kansas 24, Iowa State 21
Even though Texas A&M gave them a scare, nobody (read: Iowa State, Colorado) in the Big Twelve wants to play Texas. Nor are they prepared to, which is pretty sad. The committee of the hapless: Iowa State, Kansas, Colorado, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M. Texas Tech is dangerously close to joining this list. Only a humbled Oklahoma shows any signs of legitimacy.
Big Twelve rant over, Iowa State lost thanks to a ridiculous late collapse, next!
Oklahoma 42, Oklahoma State 14
He's baaaaaaack. Adrian Peterson had an 84 and a 71 yard touchdown run.
Louisville 41, Syracuse 14
Most offenses collapse when a superstar back isn't playing and the star quarterback goes down. This isn't your normal offense. It helps Syracuse is on the schedule, but the Cardinals' system is fairly resilient by itself.
Connecticut 15, South Florida 10
It's just too cold to play up there in November for the Florida boys, heh.
Miami 25, Virginia 17
The 'Canes resurfaced for a three-week period, and have since gone back to early-season disappointment mode.
Florida 34, Florida State 7
Urban Meyer can coach. Too bad his quarterback's such a bad fit.
Nevada 38, Fresno State 35
Classic letdown game. Embarrassing, regardless.
Virginia Tech 30, North Carolina 3
Football games are 60 minutes long, yet many of us like to judge teams only on their first 30.
Georgia 14, Georgia Tech 7
Tech's defense has been roaring lately, and they almost stole their second upset in as many weeks. Mark Richt goes into SEC mode on offense way more often than he needs to given that he has the NCAA's best combo quarterback.
Notre Dame 38, Stanford 31
This was a great game. Believe it or not I never really felt that Notre Dame would lose control of this one. Overall it was a fine final salute to a crappy, somewhat historic stadium that at this moment is probably being hit by its first few wrecking balls.
Texas 40, Texas A&M 29
Familiarity matters, and Texas had no clue how to counter the Aggies' option attack. I think the Texas offensive coaches were more to blame in this one, as Vince Young looked completely lost. Whatever, they won and now get the opportunity to slaughter tragic Colorado this coming weekend.
LSU 19, Arkansas 17
Someone keeps lecturing me about needing to have LSU much higher in my rankings. Maybe there's something to be said for my weariness?
Arizona State 23, Arizona 20
Ugly, as always. ASU is now bowl eligible, but will Dirk Koetter still be their coach at bowl time?
Nebraska 30, Colorado 3
This is a basic admission that the Buffs don't want to play Texas.
Wisconsin 41, Hawai'i 24
Aloha means hello and goodbye. Barry Alvarez has had quite a career. It's been fun to witness Wisky's resurrection.