College Football 2007 – The Attention Is Exciting, But Sooner or Later You Get Found Out
Ok, the praise and consideration are so energizing. The approval from the supporters, the fans, the understudies, the individual competitors and the media is fantastic. You are brilliant, relentless and maybe the best group at any point gathered.
They let you know all of this and they tell your rival nothing. Your adversary is simply one more stroll through game. You are flying at 4-0, you are Southern California, the group that has delighted in 5 straight periods of public top-4 completions, BCS bowl appearances and Pac 10 Conference titles.
You are playing a 6-score longshot, a group that lost 41-3 last week, a group that you beat 42-0 last year, a group that wrapped up with a horrible 1-11 record.
So No. 2-positioned Southern California loses Saturday (10-6-07) to Stanford 24-23. Don’t ya simply cherish school football? The fervor of school football makes genius football look exhausting. I’m not amazed that USC lost a game. The Trojans were fortunate to get by Washington seven days sooner, winning by a field objective, 27-24, while making a huge load of punishments and turnovers. I’m astonished that it was Stanford that did it.
A group that is stacked with ability like USC will win each time except if the ability is “at” the game yet not “in” the game. Ability just needs to appear each week or even a stalwart like USC gets humiliated. The Trojans are presently the new No. 10-positioned group in the AP Top 25 Poll.
Louisiana State stayed No. 1 by scoring 14 focuses in the last quarter to hold off No. 9-positioned Florida, last year’s public hero, 28-24. Florida drove at the half 17-7. LSU is 6-0.
Unbeaten and negative. 5-positioned Wisconsin, a group I have said all year was exaggerated, at last demonstrated it by losing to unranked Illinois 31-26 out and about.
Unbeaten and negative. 8-positioned Kentucky, another group I have said is misrepresented, demonstrated it by losing to No. 11 South Carolina, 38-23.
Unbeaten and negative. 23-positioned Purdue, another group I have said is misrepresented, demonstrated it by losing to No. 4-positioned Ohio State, 23-7.
Unbeaten and negative. 6-positioned South Florida had more than its hands full in getting by Florida Atlantic 35-23.
Unbeaten and negative. 17-positioned Missouri put a significant butt-whipping on No. 25-positioned Nebraska, 41-6. I have been unloading on Nebraska as shameful of any positioning for quite a long time lastly the Cornhuskers have been booted out of the Top 25 Poll. So be it. Unbeaten and unranked Kansas overturned No.24-positioned Kansas State 30-24 and the Jayhawks are currently positioned No. 20. Kansas is headed toward its first 5-0 beginning in quite a while.
No. 22-positioned Clemson lost to No. 15-positioned Virginia Tech 41-23 and dropped out of the survey. gtr
Unbeaten and negative. 16-positioned Hawaii tore over winless and hapless Utah State 52-37. Utah State is 0-6; Hawaii is 6-0.
Unbeaten and negative. 20-positioned Cincinnati upset No. 21 Rutgers out and about, 28-23. Cincinnati is currently 6-0 yet faces a lot harder timetable as it goes to Pittsburgh and South Florida and faces Connecticut and West Virginia at home.
Three groups that I wished well and trusted would do well have now dropped in my assessment.
One is Alabama with new Coach Nick Saban. Alabama went to 4-2 by getting by Houston, 30-24, yet that isn’t saying a lot. Clearly Saban doesn’t have a lot of ability in Crimson Tide country. It will take him two additional seasons to set up genuine victors. Another is Michigan State with new Coach Mark Dantonio. The Spartans lost at home to Northwestern, 48-41, in extra time. Not a decent sign for Dantonio. MSU lost last end of the week at Wisconsin to an exaggerated bundle of Badgers 37-34.
Straightforward players must figure out how to win, and that isn’t simple when you have a culture of gagging and losing to even fair groups. Dantonio, an incredible guarded mentor, can score focuses yet clearly has next to no safeguard when it makes a difference. You can’t win in the Big 10 without extraordinary protection.
A third disillusionment is Arizona State, and the Sun Devils with new first-year Coach Dennis Erickson are as yet unbeaten at 6-0. Positioned at No. 18, the Sun Devils just figured out how to get by Washington State, 23-20, not a decent appearance given that the Cougars-a group Erickson use to mentor have lost 4 of 6 games. The Cougars missed a 46-yard field objective with 12 seconds left that would have sent the game into extra time.
In all actuality Arizona State was out and about, yet it expected to beat Washington State by somewhere around three scores to be noteworthy and proved unable. Games like Texas-Oklahoma, Boston College-Bowling Green and Georgia-Tennessee neglect to intrigue me. Thank heavens for my bottom dwellers Buffalo, Wyoming and UTEP.
God Bless the Buffalo Bulls who finished the Ohio Bobcats 31-10 for a homecoming triumph. Go Bulls! I might want to see Buffalo knock off Toledo at home this end of the week. Wild ox has been one of the least appraised groups in school football as of late, and I am glad to see the Bulls have some genuine achievement.
Get energized, Buffalo fans, the Bulls really have an offense! James Starks ran for a vocation best 183 yards against Ohio. Possibly we should call him James “Rush” Starks. Hi, University of Buffalo, would anybody say anybody is home?
Another group I like is Wyoming in light of the fact that the Cowboys succeed at home. TCU found that out again this week when the Cowboys rode them to a 24-21 triumph. Wyoming protective end Mitch Unrein was selected as Mountain West Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week. I’m persuaded that if some positioned group came into Cowboy country they could actually leave a washout. Hell, Wyoming is currently 4-1 on the season. Go Cowboys!