— Golden Gophers seen running wild in Piscataway. Time to call special assistant Carl Spackler. #GoldenGophers #ScarletKnights — Default judgment entered today against Wisconsin’s BCS hopes by huge underdog Illinois, with kicker McCourt sinking the Badgers on a medium range field goal as time expires. In the minds of many, this was simply an inconceivable upset; great to see the Illini stand up for themselves and their fans at home against one of the truly big dogs in the Big 10, and serves as a stern warning to the favorites that you have to do more than show up if you intend to win. And how about those eye catching new unis … nice! Needless to say, they’ll be popping champagne in Champagne all weekend over this baby. #Badgers #FightingIllini — Kansas thought it had an unthinkable road upset, but Texas’ kicker begged to Dicker. #Longhorns #Jayhawks — Lions lie in wait for Michigan to drop the ball/make mistakes, and that strategy pays dividends in narrow home win. Wolverines more than held their own in terms of yards gained, but blinked at key moments and made too many mental mistakes. And Harbaugh’s questionable use of time outs and a coaches challenge in the wining moments sealed their fate. #Wolverines #NittanyLions — Disheveled Sun Devils just couldn’t get their act together against Southern Division-leading Utes. #SunDevils #Utes — Bears ravage the Cowboy campsite, and set their sights on Oklahoma’s other team in anticipation of the upcoming Big 12 title fight. #Bears #Cowboys — Now proud football Bearcats are not about to be beholden to Hurricane golden. #Hurricane #Bearcats — High flying ‘Stangs desecrate Temple; so much for the Owls’ highly regarded defense. #Owls #Mustangs –Tide pride carries the day down Tuscaloosa way. #CrimsonTide #Volunteers –Aggressive Tigers turn Louisville into Loserville with blowout of the Cardinals. #Tigers #Cardinals –Plodding Hawkeyes take their time but finally deliver the haymaker that knocks out the Boilermakers. #Purdue #Hawkeyes –Try as they may the Gamecocks just didn’t have enough game to stay with the Gators. #Gamecocks #Gators –Stark reality sets in like clockwork at Starkville … 4 more TDs for Burrow, as the Tigers bury the Bulldogs. –OU walks all over the dejected Mountaineers in Norman, who were playing their slow motion, prevent nothing defense all day. #Mountaineers #Sooners –It was way more than a razor thin margin in Fayetteville, when Auburn got through punishing the Razorbacks. #Razorbacks #Tigers
— Longhorns long for the days of Darrell Royal and the SWC when they had a real chance to stop the Sooners. Yes, this game was close on the scoreboard, but come game time was there really any nervousness in Norman? #Longhorns #Sooners — Burrow surgically carves up the vaunted Florida defense for 3 TDs and almost 300 yards on 85% passing; give the Gators credit for making this more than interesting, but it seems clear that in the SEC, it’s only LSU that the Tide have to fear. #Gators #Tigers — Irish are looking ever so stylish at 5-1, while USC is treading water at 3 and 3. #Trojans #FightingIrish — Cain gets the yards Penn St. needed to gain, while Stanley’s stammering was too much of a liability for the Hawkeyes in Iowa City. #NittanyLions #Hawkeyes — Memphis takes a tumble from the ranks of the unbeaten against Temple. #Tigers #Owls — Michigan had no business being in a 3-pt game in the 4th with Illinois and its illusory run defense; they’ll need to cut out the mind blowing sloppiness, penalties and inattention to detail if they want to have a chance next week against Penn St. Yes, what goes in well in Champagne may be disastrous in Happy Valley. #Wolverines #FightingIllini — Ore goes full bore against Colorado. #Buffaloes #Ducks — Bama and Clemson clamor for competition but find none. #CrimsonTide #Tigers
Burrow and the Bayou Bengals confront Florida’s stout defense in the most interesting game of the day (on paper); Joe should be too much for a Florida team whose offense is generally stuck in the swampy mud.
Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl — OKLA has looked like a complete powerhouse, but is Texas qualified to hang with them? Perhaps in Dallas they can, at least for a few quarters.
Leisurely champagne brunch for Michigan against perennial powder puff U of I? When’s the last time the Illini have been accused of fighting for anything on the football field.
Touchy feely turtles should have enough gumption to foil plodding Purdue in the boiler room.
Big 10 doormats clash in a lilliputian tug of war in Bloomerton; nice to see RU and IU have finally found their mutual huckleberries.
USC vs. Notre Dame doesn’t have the glitter of days gone by … Book this as another win for the Irish, who have the distinct advantage at QB.
Lions/Hawkeyes should be intense and physcial but when push comes to show Iowa won’t be able to keep up with Penn St.’s pace.
Big Red will be a big disappointment in Minnesota; Golden Gophers are new and improved, while Nebraska has been nothing but inconsistent and unreliable (Tom Osborne where are you when we need you).
Expect sucky Kentucky to buckle under at home to the really ready for blood Razorbacks.