Saturday, September 27, 2008

Around the Big 12 Week 5

Texas beat Arkansas 52-10 – My Little Pony led the Horns in rushing again, ran for 2 TDs and threw for 3 TDs, while completing 17-19 passes. This exceeds the stats he had during the off week courtesy of Hurricane Ike. The Hogs were held to less than 200 yards, and their sole score was a fumble returned for touchdown.

Cash Machine U 21-17 over Army – The Aggies struggled offensively again, gaining only 290 yards and needing a defensive score as time expired in the first half to help pierce the 20 point barrier. McGee played well prior to leaving the game after re-injuring his shoulder.

Kansas State beats the Ragin Cajuns 45-37 - Willie and his merry band of men hung on after jumping out to a 28-10 halftime lead. The Ragin Cajuns gained 509 yards, averaging 6.6 yards per carry on 52 carries. Self proclaimed NFL draft pick Josh Freeman threw for 272 yards on 21-28 passing.

The Poor Man’s Texas Tech overwhelms Troy 55-24. Two Pokes rushed for over 100 yards, and Zach Robinson went 16-21 for 254 yards and 3 scores through the air. Troy was not able to recover from Josh Jarboe being ruled ineligible. Boone State is 4-0 for the first time in Coach Hair Gel’s tenure. The last time they were 4-0 was 2004, when Les Miles led them to a 5-0 start and a 2-5 finish, capped off by Les spending the trip in San Antonio negotiating with LSU.

Colorado lost to Florida State 39-21 - At this point, Cody Hawkins may be the worst QB in the Big 12. Not many people go 17-36 in today’s football games. The Buffs were unable to stop the Seminoles run game. Even though FSU’s QB is worse than Hawkins, they weren’t able to stop the run.

The Hokies beat the Bugeaters 35-30 in Lincoln. The Hokies haven’t lost on the road to a Big 12 opponent since 1991, when they lost to the Sooners in Norman. Never mind that the Big 12 didn’t exist then. The Hokies scored 35 points, with TD drives of 3, 33, and 80 yards. Mix in four FGs and a safety, and you have a victory. The Bugeaters were 2-11 on 3rd down, which was the difference in the game.

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