Monday, October 17, 2011


From the AP via ESPN:

Oklahoma State goes on the road to hand Texas second straight loss

Twice Oklahoma State's Jeremy Smith took a handoff, hit the line of scrimmage and braced himself to get smacked.

Instead, there was nothing but yards of green field, the burnt orange end zone and the groans of nearly 100,000 Texas fans in front of him.

Smith ran for 140 yards on seven carries, scoring on runs of 30 and 74 yards straight up the middle of the defense, and No. 6 Oklahoma State rode several big plays to a 38-26 over the No. 22 Longhorns win on Saturday.

More here.

And again from the AP via ESPN:

LSU continues to roll through season by trouncing Tennessee

Even when top-ranked LSU isn't playing its best, the Tigers are still finding ways to dominate games.

Jarrett Lee and LSU got off to a slower start than usual against Tennessee but wore the Volunteers down in a 38-7 victory on Saturday. It was a record sixth straight victory over a Southeastern Conference East Division opponent for the Tigers, and their seventh consecutive win by a double-digit margin.

"I felt like we did what we needed to do," LSU coach Les Miles said. "It wasn't our best game, but we did what we had to do to ensure victory. Our defense gave us turnovers and the opportunities to take the opponent out. Our offense late in the game gave us the football and ate up the time of possession and scored."

More here.

As for Texas/OSU, at least it wasn't a blowout. Texas was in position to take the lead in the third, and a few key mistakes is all that stood between the Longhorns and victory. I mean, the Cowboys are the number six team in the land. Rebuilding year, rebuilding year, rebuilding year. I'm sure we'll beat the Jayhawks.

And about the worst thing I can say about LSU's performance Saturday is that they didn't turn on the afterburners until the second half. Pure talent muscled them to victory, and they have that in abundant supply. But they're going to need to execute a fabulous game plan when they go to Alabama in a couple of weeks. Talent alone won't do the job. They're going to have to be better than good. Actually, I'm pretty sure they've got it in them.

Oklahoma State safety Daytawion Lowe sacks Texas quarterback David Ash (14)
causing a fumble in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against
Texas, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, in Austin, Texas. Oklahoma State won 38-26.
(AP Photo/Michael Thomas)

Spencer Ware #11 of the LSU Tigers rushes over Brian Randolph #37 of the Tennessee
Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on October 15, 2011 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)