#10 Ohio State 21 @ Michigan 10
A once promising season comes to a disastrous end for RichRod in Michigan amid claims of Tate Forcier being academically ineligible … yes, claims made by RichRod! On National TV!!! And oh yeah, the Buckeyes win the Big 10 again. A glorified high school conference.
North Carolina 31 @ Boston College 13
Defense was the name of the game and in this game, the Tarheels had more. They also had the best semblance of an offense as well. Jumping out to a 21 – 0 lead didn't hurt on the road. Sitting at 8 – 3 would be awesome, if you didn't play in the ACC.
Mississippi State 21 @ Arkansas 42
Three game win streak. Check. Another 5 TD game for Mallett. Check. Single season TD record. Check. Tons of momentum heading to Death Valley. Check. Bobby Petrino is just getting warmed up in Fayetteville. If the Hogs win their last 2 games (LSU and Bowl game) look for Ryan Mallett to be Heisman front runner next year.
Oklahoma 13 @ Texas Tech 41
How bad is the Little XII? After Saturday, they had two teams in the Top 25. One struggled at home against a 3-win team. The other plays high school opponents tougher than Kansas. OU had no clue what hit them in Lubbock. Tech isn't that good. OU is just THAT bad.
#8 LSU 23 @ Ole Miss 25
Les "Spike" Miles is quite possibly the only coach who could upstage Charlie Weis. I mean losing at home to UConn is one thing, but losing on the road, in a conference game, because you think you can spike the ball in less than a second is beyond anything I have ever seen. I am still in shock over that clock management.
#11 Oregon 44 @ Arizona 41 2OT
Wow. This one was a game for the ages. A TD with 0:08 left ties the game for Oregon. Then in OT the Wildcats just couldn't stop Masoli. His TD from the one setup a battle royale in Corvalis 12/3 to determine the PAC-10 winner. Oregon vs Oregon State. WOW!
Kansas State 3 @ Nebraskas 17
So the winner of the right to play Texas in the Little XII Championship game goes to Nebraska. The Cornhuskers completely shut down Kansas State and will now try to derail the Shorthorns BCS Championship hopes. Good luck with the Husker Nation.
Kansas 20 @ #3 Texas 51
Can they get by their arch rivals Texas A&M?? Will the Aggies pull the monumental upset? The game is in College Station. The Aggies have won 2 of the last 3 against the Teasippers. But with a pass defense ranked 110th out of 112 teams, can they even begin to slow down Jordan Shipley? If so, they win. Period.
#14 Penn State 42 @ Michigan State 14
Wow. Daryll Clark picked a great game to have his best game as a Nitny Lion. Clark threw for 310 yards and 4 TD. All of them in the 3rd quarter as the Nitny Lions steamrolled the hapless Spartans. Considering 10 – 2 a great season in the Big 10 is like Notre Dame considering Charlie Weis to be the savior coach. Hi-larious.
Give the Score (tie-breaker)
#25 California 34 @ #17 Stanford 28
Did anyone else know that Cal had a defense? Yeah, me neither. How in the world did they ever stop Toby Gerhart. Well, they didn't really. He had 136 yards and 4 TD. The Stanford Defense however forgot to leave the Coliseum. They couldn't slow down Shane Vereen.
Brick of the Week (BOTW)
Okay, so the average correct picks were 6.4 out of 10. Not bad. But not all that hot either. There were three games were each contestant correctly picked the winner. One game had 19 of the 21 picking it correctly. So, that one will serve up or BOTW. That was the Ohio State @ Michigan game. In that game, two individuals thought RichRod and the Wolverines would rise above and knock off Sweater Vest and win in the Big House. Um, no. Not exactly. And for that, these two will win the BOTW. They are Mr. Brian "Bring on the turkey" Mashburn and Mr. Travis "This ain't your momma's potato casserole!" Stout.
Pick of the Week (POTW)
I am so glad that this individual picked this game. Otherwise we would have been in a world of hurt. One person correctly picked the stunning upset of Cal over Stanford. I mean, who knew Cal could even slow down Gerhart. Or that Stanford's defense wouldn't show up at all. Either way, this person did. And for that they were the clear cut winner this week of the POTW. That goes to none other than Mr. Alex "I will take it since Boomer Sooner doesn't travel to Lubbock" Rowland. Congratulations my friend. I would say sorry about the Sooners, but you know I wouldn't mean it.
Champion of the Week (COTW)
It very well could have happened in the past, but honestly, right now I just don't ever remember it happening. Of all the individuals who tied for the win in picks this week, not ONE of them correctly picked the winner of the tie-break game. That would mean that we had to implement Rule 120 Section 21 Part 3 Sub-Rule 12 which states, in the event that none of the ties correctly picked the tie-breaker game, the tie-break score will still be used to determine the winner for the week. So, we moved to the tie-break score. And for that, we will arrive at our COTW for Week 12. That would be none other than Mr. Steven "Guns Up! Red Raiders in the Hizzy!" Leija with his 10 for a tie-break score. Congratulations BFAM!
Standings for Week 12
8 – 2
Steven Leija (10)
Jessica Leija (20)
Damon Hill (20)
Tammy Tucker (21)
Carroll Walls (30)
7 – 3
6 – 4
5 – 5
4 – 6
Overall Standings After Week 12
89 – 31
88 – 32
86 – 34
85 – 35
84 – 36
83 – 37
82 – 38
77 – 43
77 – 33
70 – 30
57 – 33
47 – 33