Note: the existence of this topic can be correlated to Michigan's current downturn. Universal karma for making fun of those lesser than us (which is becoming a smaller set as the weeks go on)? So if Michigan loses again this weekend, feel free to pelt me with virtual tomatoes and I'll consider retiring this topic.
Last week's recap:NC State v Florida State
. FSU pulled out the win the Worse Defense Than Michigan Bowl 45-43. Congrats on +1000 yards combined! When you're passing for 11 YPC or rushing for 8 YPA, that's a track meet.Nebraska v Baylor.
Nebraska returned a punt for a TD to help them limp to a 20-10 win over Baylor. Baylor's only TD was a pick-6.
Western Kentucky v North Texas
. Holy Arena Bowl score. NTU won 68-49. A game that saw 3 TDs of +50 yards, plus two more of more than 30. Crazy stat of the day: WKU's passing YPA was less than their rushing YPC. and NTU almost did the same. 7.4 to 7.2 and 7.8 to 8.7. WKU didn't punt.
This week's line-up isn't too bad. No gimmies, like last week. I know it already happened, but Virginia Tech v East Carolina
(pirate-out notwithstanding) has already put up some ugly numbers for the supposed #23 team in the country. One TD for the whole game? Check. Both teams 4-14 on 3rd down? Check. Two fumbles a side? Check. Looks like I chose correctly when I spent last night playing Wii with my wife, rather than watching it.Maryland v NCState
. I don't want this to turn into the "Make Fun of Maryland" thread, but we all know the story. Maryland is 2-6 and 1-3 in conference, with wins against James Madison and Clemson (?!). NC State lost a close one to FSU last week, so they may be poised for their first win in the ACC.Utah State v Hawaii
in the "JetLag Bowl" sponsored by Aloha Airlines. Utah State (motto: we're in Utah too!) is 2-6 and 1-3 in the WAC. Which means they've beaten Louisiana Tech and Southern Utah. As Homer Simpson said "There's a Southern Utah now?" There's only a couple teams worse than them in the WAC, one of which is Hawaii. They beat Central Arkansas and Washington State to start 2-0 and probably start the "Hawaii in the BCS" talk again. Since then, a loss to the same Louisiana Tech team and blown out by Boise State. Do Hawaii cheerleaders wear grass skirts and coconut bras? Because they should.
Pam&Ray don't even get a Big Ten noon game this week. They're doing Georgia Tech v Wake
at 3:30. Big Time!