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A little something stirring in college football

Now, normally nothing exciting is happening in week two of college football, bottom teams stay put and top teams stay top. This last weekend however those bottom teams proved to be underestimated. Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Texas and South Carolina all escaped scares. The problem with upsets are the teams doing the upsetting can’t pull their shit together in the final quarter….maybe thats why they aren’t ranked….hm? Anyways, Mississippi St. (16) and Missouri (21) weren’t so lucky. Mississippi St. played the reigning national champions, Auburn. Gene Chizik and his tigers are out to prove they are still a top team even with out Cam Newton. So the star Cam Newton only played with Auburn for a year and had a lot of scandal, I am not sure he is the hero everyone is looking for. Oh and that National Title Auburn holds I credit to Tommy Tuberville, (who is now at Texas Tech) not Gene. Tuberville built that program, it sucks he didn’t get to see it succeed. So back to Mississippi St., they underestimated the tigers without Newton the new quarter back Trotter isn’t bad he has passed for 407 yards and 5 TD’s on the season. With one interception returned for a touchdown by the tigers and a stop made at the goal line late in the fourth quarter, Auburn came away with the win, 41-34, and a top 25 ranking. Mississippi St. dropped nine spots in the standings, that seems a little harsh to me. Another tiger team, apparently they aren’t such tough cats, Missouri set up against Arizona Saturday. The Tigers didn’t think to hard about the Sun Devil because of their less than great season last year. The fourth quarter ended with a missed ASU field goal and a tie score. Overtime started well for ASU with a 11-yard pass for a TD, the Tigers however weren’t so successful with a incomplete pass on fourth down. The Sun Devils stormed the field and got a 22 ranking while Missouri dropped out. The number one team, one who will not be named, has now been ranked number one 100 times in the AP poll, and didn’t play this week. Bob Stoops just because you have been number one a lot doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be afraid of Mike Gundy. Speaking of Gundy, my OSU cowboys helped Arizonia remember the Alamo this weekend. A replay of the Alamo bowl the cowboys came away victorious again, 37-14. The other top teams who where shaken with almost upsets where Virginia Tech and E. Carolina, Ohio State and Toledo, Texas and BYU, and S. Carolina and Georgia. In all those games I wish the little dog had won. The Texas BYU game taught Texas a lot about itself. It learned that quarterback Gilbert, who did save texas a couple years ago against Bama when Colt McCoy was hurt, truly sucks. Mac finally accepted that and took him out after the fans booed him. They are now using a two quarterback style of play, McCoy and Ash. McCoy the older of the two has the better arm but Ash proved that he can run. Apparently this is the year for younger brothers at Texas with little McCoy and little brother Shipley. It is gonna be hard live up to those two, looks like a fun family christmas. Now, a look to the future for next week number one will go against number five the Florida St. Seminoles. The Seminoles in there second season with out Bobby Bowden have climbed to the top five. (Bobby Bowden just released that apparently he had cancer near the end of his coaching career, maybe that was the reason for the losing record.) The real test to show they belong with the big dogs will be this weekend, lets hope they can hold it. I hope they can because I root for whoever can stop “Boomer Sooner” from playing every other second.

(P.S. Djokovic won the U.S. open)


About Lindsey Adams

Sports have always been a passion of mine. When I was little it was playing them in kids leagues, until one day I finally realized I sucked. When I got older I went through a phase that I call fan-ization, defined as the process of becoming a well-informed sports fan. I became fan-inized by spending to many Saturday afternoons in the living room with my father. And He, as I see it, is a world renowned sports buff. He knows everything there is to know about all sports-history, rules, players, stats, coaches, and techniques. Obviously a little bit of his passion rubbed of on me and hopefully a little trivia. So incase you didn't know Saturdays in the fall are full of college football so inevitably the NCAA became my first love. I learned players, teams, rules, conferences, and started reading up on news. Now I am a self-proclaimed college football junkie. I have now extended my viewing and knowledge to all sports. Now, my days of spending all afternoon in the living room with my dad have passed because I have had to get up off that couch and go to college. (Theoretically to learn something I guess.) This year I am a sophomore at Oklahoma State University and recently official sports media major. I am originally from Amarillo, Texas and I was born in the Dallas area. So my heart lies with the Dallas cowboys, the Texas Rangers, the (dissolving) Big 12 and the NBA champions the Dallas mavericks, but my fan-ship truly lies with OSU Cowboys. I believe my sports knowledge is unique and being a girl it is odd, you will not find another girl as informed or as passionate about sports as I am.

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