Monday, October 10, 2011


From the AP via ESPN:

Landry Jones' three TD passes help No. 3 Oklahoma dominate No. 11 Texas

So many people starred in this resounding victory that it only made sense for plenty of people to take part in the celebration.

Landry Jones threw three touchdown passes, Dominique Whaley ran 64 yards for a touchdown and three defensive players found their way into the end zone, too, powering No. 3 Oklahoma to a 55-17 victory over No. 11 Texas on Saturday -- the kind of whipping that could help the Sooners return to the top of the poll.

More here.

And again from the AP via ESPN:

Spencer Ware, top-ranked LSU easily put away Florida

LSU's decisive advantage at quarterback was obvious from the Tigers' second offensive play, when Jarrett Lee unloaded a deep pass over Florida's defense and hit Rueben Randle in stride for a 46-yard score.

Yet even without that quick strike, the reeling Gators and freshman quarterback Jacoby Brissett might have struggled to keep up with the No. 1 Tigers.

Spencer Ware rushed for 109 yards and two touchdowns, and LSU (6-0, 3-0 SEC) quickly opened up a double-digit lead that it never relinquished in a 41-11 victory over 17th-ranked Florida (4-2, 2-2) on Saturday.

More here.

I was in my acting class during both of these games. The Texas game I don't mind missing, for obvious reasons. I might have watched the LSU game if it had been on ABC or ESPN: my cable company has some sort of deal with ESPN that allows subscribers to watch games later streaming over the internet. But no, it was on CBS, so I only got the highlights. Maybe I'll watch Nebraska beating Ohio State tomorrow or something.

At any rate, I'm disappointed, but not surprised by the Longhorns loss to OU. I mean, it's a rebuilding year, but I was hoping it would be closer. Suffice it to say, good teams in rebuilding years suffer meltdowns against great teams from time to time. Texas will win a bunch more games this season and probably play in a good second tier bowl at the end of the year. Actually, I'm feeling pretty good about beating the Aggies, but we'll see.

LSU, of course, continues to utterly dominate. I do regret missing the game, if only because they're so fun to watch right now. I mean, even Jarrett Lee seems to be getting better, an old school drop back NFL style QB, surrounded by NFL caliber players who make play after play after play. Oh god, bring on 'Bama so we can kick their snotty asses all around their white trash state.

Geaux Tigers!

Oklahoma defensive back Tony Jefferson (1) runs over Texas wide
receiver Jaxon Shipley (8) after Jefferson's interception during the
first half of an NCAA college football game at the Cotton Bowl in
Dallas, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

LSU running back Spencer Ware (11) dives into the end zone for a touchdown against
Florida in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La.,
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)