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NCAA Football, Week 10

Filed under: Sports — DRJ @ 10:36 pm

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Some big wins in the Top 25 this week, but also some big losses: #4 Iowa, #7 Oregon, #9 LSU (lost to #3 Alabama), #11 Penn State (lost to #15 Ohio State), #19 Notre Dame, and #20 Oklahoma.


19 Responses to “NCAA Football, Week 10”

  1. The less said, the better.

    Ag80 (3d1543)

  2. Stanford over Oregon was a high scoring, fun games to watch.

    Alta Bob (e8af2b)

  3. Illinois won their 2nd in a row. Ron Zuk is still teh suck. The Oregon loss really shocked me.

    JD (1ec03c)

  4. That call in the LSU-Bama game was BS. McElroy is an overrated little chump. LSU loses their starting QB and their starting RB and it still takes a blown interception call to dump the game in Alabama’s lap.

    Leviticus (30ac20)

  5. USC has apparently given up for the year…..

    i’d blame the coaching staff, starting at the top.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  6. Meanwhile…pressure in Ann Arbor begins to build for Rich R. He lost at home to Purdue! Last time was 1966. U of M folks (and I am NOT one) are not used to losing lots of games.

    The A.D. announced his “retirement” two weeks ago…it was not expected.

    NCAA is investigating UM required practice time.

    Increase Mather (4deffc)


    I don’t understand why the NCAA doesn’t use the Bowls as a springboard for a playoff. They could make gobs of money, so what’s it about? It would certainly make people care about the other bowl games more.

    JEA (e719af)

  8. SC will have its hands full with Stanford next week. They have a bunch of offensive players hurt and maybe they’ll be back. They miss Haveli and McCoy badly. That second string TE, Ayles, can’t catch a pass.

    Mike K (addb13)

  9. I was flipping through the channels, and saw two safeties in the space of two minutes. First, LSU scored a safety, when the Alabama quarterback got called for intentional grounding in the end zone, and then Navy sacked Notre Dame’s quarterback in the end zone.

    Sometimes it seems like I can go a whole year without seeing a safety scored.

    The Oakland Raiders' fan Dana (474dfc)

  10. USC has given up, except I do have to say their defense has done a lot better. I blame the offensive coordinator. I was happy to see Sarkisian go…some of the plays were bonehead calls. Running on 3rd and 19, really? Too predictable, too pathetic. Bring back Chow. USC has a young team and is missing a RB and a TE, so hopefully this isn’t an omen for next season.

    On a different note, I agree with the playoffs remark. I can’t stand always seeing Oklahoma always get the nod for a bowl and then stumble. Or perhaps a team like Boise who goes unnoticed getting a toilet bowl. Too often does the BCS bowl fall short, either one or both of the teams put in little effort and still end up the champions.

    Audacity (2fd5ad)

  11. Chow is a bitter man and joined UCLA just to get back at Carroll. I think I can safely say that his chance of revenge on Carroll this year is pretty remote. Rocky Seto may not be up to the job of defensive coordinator.

    Mike K (addb13)

  12. The only bad thing about Oregon losing is that Stanford won.
    Jeez, they’re always arogant, but now…
    and, if they beat USC…..

    AD - RtR/OS! (c97232)

  13. I still do not care for the Gators, at all, but with the exception of Texas, I do not see any other team that could even compete with them.

    JD (957fb5)

  14. JD…I would argue as an LSU fan that the Tide can play with Florida….that said, the Gators can easily beat the Tide…

    The joke will be when Texas gets killed by the winner….

    And, LSU ends up third….

    reff (01cf4c)

  15. Most of the Notre Dame blogs that I have read are calling for an end to the Charlie Weis era. They have a really tough game at Pitt next week, followed by a home game with UConn and then a road game at Stanford. While they could finish up 9-3 and have a shot at a 10-win season with a bowl victory, it is not out of the question that they end up 6-6 and face the question of whether to accept an invitation to the Emerald Nuts San Francisco Bowl or some other third-tier game.

    My New Top Ten:
    1. Florida
    2. Texas
    3. TCU
    4. Alabama
    5. Boise State
    6. Cincinnati
    7. vacant
    8. vacant
    9. Pittsburgh
    10. Georgia Tech

    I am not sold on ACC or Big East football, so I am docking Pitt and GaTech accordingly. I do like Paul Johnson and his offensive scheme at GaTech, and I loved what he did at Navy.

    The College Football Polls are ultimately pretty stupid. Somehow Oregon gets ranked behind USC, a team they stomped last weekend. USC in turn gets ranked behind Ohio State, a team they pulverized at home last year and beat in Columbus earlier this season. At least now the prospect of Boise State getting aced out of the BCS Title game by Oregon is dead.

    JVW (d32e06)

  16. Leviticus:

    I don’t think McElroy is overrated per se, he isn’t very good, but then he doesn’t have to be. Alabama’s strength lies in their offensive line, their running game, and their defense.

    That said, I do agree that there was no excuse for the blown interception call. W/O instant replay this would be understandable, because it happened so fast. But when you see it slowed down, Peterson clearly had possession with a foot down in bounds.

    Roscoe (c63744)

  17. JVW,

    Your poll is fun. I’ve never thought of leaving a slot vacant … but some weeks it makes sense.

    DRJ (dff2ca)

  18. DRJ, I don’t remember who it was but I believe I stole the idea from a sportswriter.

    JVW (d32e06)

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