Virginia 17 @ #17 Miami 5
- No other way to describe this than COMPLETE domination by the Hurricanes. Total Yardage: Caines 515 Cavs 149 WOW!!!
- That brief 10 – 3 lead must have seemed like an aberration once the Caines reeled off 21 unanswered. Then they went on a similar 28 – 0 run after it was 24 – 17.
South Carolina 16 @ Arkansas 33
- How confused was South Carolina? How about two (2) TO on the same 4th down play from the 3 yard line that ultimately resulted in no points for the Gamecocks. It was that kind of day for the Ol Ball Coach.
- How will Arkansas' Ryan Mallett not enter next year as the Heisman frontrunner? The Junior-to-be needs only 152 yards to break the single season passing record at Arkansas with three games left. And with ALL playmakers returning on offense…. SCARY!
#8 Oregon 42 @ Stanford 51
- Really?!?!? This game actually happened??? Just one week after seemingly dethroned USC from atop the PAC-10 the Ducks belly flopped @ Stanford. Honestly, what does it take to end USC's supremacy???
- I am just still in shock. Oregon acted like they didn't know what to do when someone came through the line running the football. 232 yards??? 3 TDs??? Good grief.
#16 Ohio State 24 @ #11 Penn State 7
- Now we get to hear the hype about how great Terrel Pryor is. Honestly?? He lost at Purdon't. Give me a break. Plus he wasn't recruited by one southern school. Trust me. He is the next Akili Smith.
- Penn State. You had it all right there to send Joe Pa out in style. And you blew it. In Happy Valley. At night. But don't worry, no one watched. Another game was on. LSU @ Alabama. In the South. Where they play REAL football.
Wake Forest 27 @ #10 Georgia Tech 30
- I said if Riley Skinner played it would be interesting. He played and BOY was it ever interesting for the Wreck. I mean come on man. A 4th down gamble in OT gives you the winning TD. Talk about some stones to make THAT call. You go Paul Johnson.
- Dwyer shined again with 189 yards rushing. That triple option is difficult. Unless you are The U.
Oregon State 31 @ #10 California 14
- If you didn't see the Javid Best injury, don't watch it if you are a mom, squimish or just don't enjoy seeing people injured in unusual ways. It was EXTREMELY scary to say the least.
- I don't know if having Best for the entire game would have made a difference, but the shock of losing him was evident to the Cal Bears the entire second half.
Vanderbilt 3 @ #1 Florida 27
- This snooze fest of a game brought to you solely by ESPN's love affair with all things Touchdown Timmy. How this game was deemed more exciting than South Carolina @ Arkansas in the SEC is BEYOND me.
- Tebow and the Gators won, sure. But my how balanced was the Vandy offense. 100 yards passing and 99 yards rushing. Such balance. Balance and mediocrity for sure here.
#24 Oklahoma 3 @ Nebraska 10
- However, if you ever are wondering where quite possibly the worst football in college is played on a given Saturday night, just turn on the Little XII North. It is pure unadulterated, nauseating boredom wrapped in a neat ABC bow.
- How bad was the offenses in this game? So bad, that Nebraska had 180 yards of TOTAL offense … and WON! Roy Helu Jr., the Husker RB accounted for 138 of those 180 yards. WOW.
Duke 6 @ North Carolina 19
- The high flying offense of the Duke Blue Devils crashed and burned in a heap on the field in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels played like the Heels from the beginning of the season.
- In another display of simply pathetic offenses, Duke had 125 yards of TOTAL offense. They ran the ball for a TOTAL of 12 yards. Yes, 36 feet is all they could run on the Carolina D. Criminy.
#9 LSU 15 @ #3 Alabama 24
- Finally, in a real football game, these two Defensive clubs knocked heads in Tuscaloosa until something gave. That something was the Tiger D. After holding Ingram to 36 yards in the first half, he got loose for 108 in the second.
- Also, the swing pass killed the Tigers. Julio Jones took a simply 3 yard pass and turned it into a 73 yard TD to give the Tide the lead for good. Tide vs Gators. Tebow vs McElroy. Saban vs Meyer. Atlanta, GA. Part Deux.
Brick of the Week (BOTW)
Well, we have moved onto week 10. That means 100 games have been picked. So your total correct will give you your winning percentage. Well, that is if you haven't some how forgotten to pick a few weeks *cough* Jon McCurdy *cough*. So who gets the distinction this week for a wonderful BOTW? Well there were some very likely candidates this week, but no one seemed to miss on those games. But when it came down to the old matchup in the Technology Triangle, that is where one contestant couldn't resist. Therefore, for picking Duke to upend North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and Duke only able to manage 128 yards of offense on the night, the BOTW goes to Mr. Alex "Why does it have to rain THIS week???" Rowland. Congratulations bud.
Pick of the Week (POTW)
Well, once again, there were a handful of games that were worthy of the potential for a POTW. Finally I was able to break through. I have been picking upsets ALL year (see my overall abysmal record as proof) and I finally, finally, finally by the grace of God hit one. I was the only person to pick the upset of Oregon State over California. Of course, I also said NO WAY Stanford beats Oregon, but hey, at least I got this one. And as the only one to pick this game correctly, I will award myself the POTW. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Don't forget to tip your waiters. Try the veal.
Champion of the Week (COTW)
This time in the season correctly getting 8 or 9 games in a given week is pretty much going to assure you are in the running for the COTW. Plain and simple. Conference season is tough. Upsets happen weekly. And the ability to know when to step out on that limb and when not too is just dang near impossible. However, this week, one contestant out of 21 was able to successfully get 8 of the games correct. He was the only one to do that. And therefore, the COTW for Week 10 is none other than Mr. Jonathan "Running is my passion" Patterson. Congratulations my friend. Enjoy it.
Standings for Week 10
8 – 2
7 – 3
6 – 4
4 – 6
Overall Standings through Week 10
74 – 26
73 – 27
72 – 28
71 – 29
70 – 30
69 – 31
68 – 32
67 – 33
66 – 34
65 – 35
63 – 27
57 – 23
50 – 30
47 – 33