Remember those good feelings that the Big 12 had after Week 1? Forget them.
The Big 12 looked like the ACC out there.
I was at Mizzou’s squeaker of a victory, so I haven’t had a chance to watch a whole lot of the games. I did get to watch the first half of Tennessee’s debacle before heading off to a tailgate. Weller may have some sort of report on that later, unless he’s in an alcohol induced coma which is a a very real possibility. Anyway, let’s get to whatever I was able to deduce from looking at box scores…
As I said before, the Big 12 had a big time hangover.
#5 Oklahoma State lost to Houston 45-35
Iowa crushed their in-state rival Iowa State 35-3
Colorado was embarrassed by Toledo on Thursday night 54-38
Kansas State lost to Louisiana-Lafayette 17-15 the day after Bill Snyder signed a contract extension.
#2 Texas struggled in the first half at Wyoming (why are they at Wyoming anyway?) before turning it on in the second half and earning a 41-10 victory.
My #25 Mizzou Tigers were lackluster at best during their 27-20 come-from-behind win against Bowling Green.
Basically, it was not a banner day for the Big 12 as a whole.
Around the other leagues…
Michigan upset #18 Notre Dame. I told Weller this would happen last night, but I didn’t have the cajones to pick it. Should’ve gone with my gut.
-UCLA upends Tennessee. If Tennessee had a quarterback who wasn’t named Jonathan Crompton, they would be good.
-#3 USC beat #8 Ohio State 18-15 in Columbus. I’ll be honest, I didn’t think this game would be that close. I figured USC would run away with it like they did last year, but they didn’t. I watched the final couple minutes from a bar after the Mizzou game and it looked like the Joe McKnight show to me.
Georgia fended off South Carolina 41-37. I got a text that said this was one of the most entertaining games my friend had ever seen. I can’t say because I haven’t seen any highlights. What I wonder is how SC scored 37 points against Georgia and only 7 against NC State. Which one was the fluke? Consider me not sold on Georgia.
-Also consider me not impressed with LSU. They had to work entirely too hard to beat a Washington team who went 0-12 last year and they only beat a mediocre Vanderbilt team 23-9. LSU teams of the past few years would have rolled over these two teams without breaking a sweat.
That’s about all I can guess from box scores. Feel free to add anything in the comments. I’ll be heading to St. Louis for the Braves-Cardinals game tomorrow so be sure to look for me on TV.