The day had the potential for far more chaos than it delivered. And today further proved what I bet many of us already know, that if the B1G gets a team in the playoff, whoever it is will likely be brutally exposed in the semis, as it has the last two years. Nice work Delaney.
There were still many good games and some cool things to see.
Non-M: While I liked the USC trickery on the punt return, K-St-OKSt had fun fireworks, and Utah-UW is entertaining to the end, the class demonstrated at the end of the Navy-ND game was fantastic and the best thing I saw - after a tough, well-played game. The ND players joined the Navy team in front of their fans and stood with them for their alma mater, and the Navy players returned the gesture. Total class, and a reminder that these kids all respect each other far more than some fans of opposing teams respect one another. These young men are often worthy role models.
M: Say what you want, but until Peters left the game, best thing I saw was that Michigan was the better team. And I don't think it was close. Call it bad luck or bad calls, but three plays contributed to a 21-point swing - the nudge / trip / stumble of Ambry on the punt return where he otherwise would have been in perfect position to prevent a return, the TD/non-TD catch by DPJ, and the phantom DPI that kept a key W drive alive when a punt had been forced. It's clear we lack depth, but if that's news to anyone here, you don't know this team that well. This team is still very talented and has shown growth every week. And we will have depth going into next year - at every position. I came away disappointed in how the breaks, and the final score, went - not how the game was played or coached.
What was the best you saw today?