Monday, September 1, 2008

Around the Big 12, Week 1

  • Reveilli VIII attacked by Red Wolves, euthanized Sunday Arkansas State roared from behind to defeat the Texas Aggies to avenge their 2003 loss to the Aggies and spoil the debut of Reveille VIII and new football coach Mike Sherman. I asked Reveille VII if he’d like to comment on the game, but he was laughing to hard to come up with his unique perspective.
  • Boone State spares Enid from certain destruction, beats Washington State. The Daily Oklahoman praised this as a great defensive showing against the Cougars. Apparently the Cougars, who had a losing record last year, became a national powerhouse over the summer and the Pokes vanquished them. My father-in-law was drinking the orange kool-aid even, until I reminded him that membership in premier conference does not make a premier team.
  • Mizzou dominates border opponent, at least from the offensive side, beating the Illini 52-42. Juice Williams, Illini QB, had a previous career high of 245 yards, but passed for 451 yards against the Tiger D.
  • Texas beats up on Florida Atlantic. Colt McCoy ran for 103 yards. I love it when they subject Colt to additional contact. It reminds me of the Coach Fran version of Stephen McGee. Lamarr Houston celebrated the victory over the Owls by getting arrested from DWI. Brown has suspended Houston from the team for at least the trip to El Paso, which also prevents him from the after hours party in Juarez.
  • Texas Tech clipped the wings of the Eastern Washington Eagles, albeit only slightly; the new, improved Red Raider defense gave up 24 points to Eastern Washington, seventeen of those in the first half.
  • Colorado beat Colorado State. Don’t care.
  • North Texas gets drummed by Willie and Friends 45-6. It was the lowest passing yardage total (100 yards) of the Todd Dodge era at North Texas. The previous low was against Arkansas State. Take heart, Aggie fans!
  • Nebraska gave up a few points, but beat the Western Michigan Broncos, 47-24. The Bugeater D gave up 342 yards passing, but the majority of that was in the second half when the game was in hand.
  • Kansas beat Florida International 40-10, as the Big 12 swept teams you’ve never heard of from Florida.
  • Iowa State dominated – dominated, I say – the South Dakota State Jackrabbits. If I would have done enough research on this game to know that SD State’s nickname was the Jackrabbits, I wouldn’t have picked them for the upset.

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