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)