September 24, 2006

Emily Dickinson on college football

my random Larry King-like stream-of-consciousness thoughts on the weekends action...

Thaks, USA Todaythe Notre Dame comeback over Michigan State may be one of the best in football history - not better than the Bills comeback over the Oilers in the 1993 playoffs, or the FSU comeback to tie the Gators in 1994, but right up there...Michigan is making a case as the best team in the country - I expect them to run the table until the Nov. 18 matchup at Ohio State. Only hiccup could be the visit to Happy Valley in three weeks...Favorite announcer quote: "Joe Paterno's run to the bathroom was the longest play of the half"...How good is Ray Rice of Rutgers? I know it was Howard on the other side, but he now has five 100yd games in a row...Did you know that East Carolina leads the nation in turnovers with 14 , and Western Michigan leads the interception rankings with 9? Not your usual defensive powerhouses...So that is how good Cal is...Wake Forest is 4-0, and sure to go to 5-0 as they face Liberty. Last time 5-0? 1987. Six straight unlikely as Clemson...

Welcome back to some of the wide receivers that most pundits thought would be the best in the nation - Jeff Samardzija had two TDs and over 100 yards for the first time this year, and South Carolina's Sidney Rice hauled in five TDs against Florida Atlantic...Georgia is one lucky bunch of mofo's this morning - new freshman QB Joe Cox better enjoy the vapors while he can as the Dawgs face Tennessee after a tune-up at Ole Miss...Are you aware who the active career leader in Division I-A completions, passing yards and total offense is? Houston's Kevin Kolb, a four-year starter who has also eclipsed the career numbers of David Klingler. In the win over Oklahoma State, he threw touchdown passes of 42, 33, 27 and 7 yards - that puts him ten TDs behind active leader Chris Leak of Florida, 77-67....Is it possible that Arizona State coach Dirk Koetter made a mistake in his QB selection?
"I'm obviously not as good as I thought I was," ASU sophomore quarterback Rudy Carpenter concluded after throwing four interceptions.
as my buddy Tony pointed out with erudition, somewhere in Lincoln Sam Keller is enjoying a beer or two and smiling as the Sun Devils were crushed by Cal 49-21 (who looks a lot better than they did against Tennessee)...Remember Northwestern losing to New Hampshire two weeks ago? Two things I pull from that game. 1) UNH WR David Ball just tied Jerry Rice for the career TD mark of 50 in 1-AA. 2) Northwestern just doesn't have the talent on either side of the ball (except RB Tyrell Sutton) to compete weekly. I do not know how much more gas the Wildcats have in the tank after losing Head Coach Randy Walker.

3 comments:

Felons coach said...

Good stuff! Heckuva lotta history in a small amount of space! Vince is the John Clayton of Fantasy Football!

Coach Phillips of the Phelons

KimberlyKV said...

Oh my gosh! That Notre Dame victory was unbelievable! I was in shock the rest of the night. The Big Ten race should be interesting...

Vince said...

all about the rivalry game on November 18th - I don't hink anyone else in the Big Ten deserves discussion as the best except the Buckeyes and the Wolverines.

Also, based on your profile, I imagine that you are one of the few readers that may get the literary reference in the title...thanks for chipping in.