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Week 6 Recap

by Big Al

It was supposed to be a quiet week. Then October happened.

Iowa State 38 - Oklahoma 31

Ummmmm... huh?

I kept seeing this score come up while I was watching other games, and didn't think much of it. I figured Oklahoma would eventually put it together and take care of business. My first real inkling that something was going on was when I saw the final score. Seriously, this was so incomprehensible, I didn't take it seriously until it was actually over.

Otherwise, the Big XII is not about to get crazy, because it is already there.

Michigan State 14 - Michigan 10

I don't know what to take from this game. The game was played in a driving rainstorm and Michigan was playing with their second-string quarterback. And even when he made good throws, the receivers would drop the ball... which tends to happen when the ball is sloppy wet. But Michigan State shut down Michigan's offense pretty well, and managed to get enough down on offense to get the win. But Michigan was pretty darn good on defense, so they are far from being out of contention for anything. Especially not with games against Penn State and Ohio State still to be played.

Ohio State 62 - Maryland 14

Did I really say Maryland was looking ready to knock off a team they shouldn't? Never mind.

Wisconsin 38 - Nebraska 17

Nebraska give it a go, but is clearly not at Wisconsin's level. Where have all the blackshirts gone?

Miami 24 - Florida State 20

Anybody who watched this game knows how exhausting it was. I was emotionally spent by this game and I wasn't rooting for either team. The result itself wasn't surprising, but Florida State was far more competitive than we had a reasonable right to expect. Unfortunately, I don't think Florida State can really take anything away from the game; this was pretty much their bag of bullets and now they are all shot.

NC State 39 - Louisville 25

Louisville needs a second player on offense. And a defense.

LSU 17 - Florida 16

Rumors of the demise of LSU football have been exaggerated. Not greatly exaggerated, but exaggerated nonetheless.

Columns

Week 12 Preview

There's only one big game and the national race is clear only insofar as the top 5 teams keep winning. That's the gist of the article. Wish I had more to say on a weekend without a lot of hype.

Week 11 Recap

It may have been the biggest weekend of the year so far. Tons of big games... that didn't quite live up to the billing. But some of the teams did.

Week 11 Preview

It's another big weekend and we have a lot of games to talk about. So let's start talking.

Week 10 Recap

Things in the national race just got a lot clearer thanks to one small upset and one huge one.

Week 10 Preview

After last weekend's insanity, we are back into the games for more. I have learned not to sleep on any weekend this year, so hold onto your hats, folks.

Week 9 Recap

This week lived up to billing and then some. Yeah, there was a big game, but there were a lot of other games that kept everybody glued to their seats. A truly epic weekend.