College Football 2012 – Week 7 Recap


You know the old saying….Offense sells tickets and defense wins championships. Well, this past weekend proved that theory once again as 2 of the worst defenses in America got rocked and one team ( West Virginia ) basically kissed their BCS title hope goodbye, and the other ( Texas ), thinking they may be back in the national picture, no longer makes it in the top 25. How can the once mighty Longhorns give up 633 total yards and get embarrassed by their biggest rival? We all knew at some point that West Virginia was going to get stuffed, but, did anyone think it would be by Texas Tech? Now they get that nasty defense from Kansas State that throttled the Sooners a few weeks ago.

Geno better be on his Heisman game this week or he and the team will be fading off into the sunset as the lights get brighter and brighter. The race for the Heisman trophy may change uniforms this week. Speaking of porous defenses, how can the Luckeyes give up 49 points to that offensive juggernaut called…..Indiana? That 52-49 game was more like a Big 10 hoops game!

On the flip side to seeing 70-63 and 52-49 types of games, take a look at this week’s Top 7 teams. Other than untested Oregon, you have Alabama, Florida, K State, ND, LSU, and South Carolina. Teams that go toe to toe with you, punch you in the mouth, and have better athletes on their defense than you have on your offense. Trust me, I like offense just as much as the next guy, but some of these schools can’t even spell “D”. Did you see that Notre Dame goal line stuff of Stanford in OT? Did you see that titanic struggle between South Carolina and LSU? And ‘Bama just gives you nothing and methodically carves you apart with their precision like offense.

Yesterday, I had a chance to visit Tiger Stadium and see my first LSU night game. The atmosphere was awesome ( as was the Tiger’s “O” and “D” lines ) and the hospitality was even more impressive. I saw so many LSU fans entertaining the Gamecock faithful and the tailgaters were out VERY early preparing for what was to be a classic game. As you know, the Gamecocks travel exceptionally well and it was great to see how well they they were received. Oh, by the way, I don’t know if there is any better game day food than what you can find in Baton Rouge!

Cajan College Recipes Pasta-laya (Spaghetti Jambalaya) 

#9 LSU (6-1, 2-1 SEC) & #3 South Carolina (6-1, 4-1 SEC),

Final Score 23-21


A To Z Top 25

  1. Alabama 6-0
  2. Oregon 6-0
  3. Florida 6-0
  4. Kansas State 6-0
  5. Notre Dame 6-0
  6. LSU 6-1
  7. South Carolina 6-1
  8. Ohio State 7-0
  9. FSU 6-1
  10. Georgia 5-1
  11. USC 5-1
  12. Oklahoma 4-1
  13. Clemson 5-1
  14. Louisville 6-0
  15. Oregon State 5-0
  16. Mississippi State 6-0
  17. Texas Tech 5-1
  18. West Virginia 5-1
  19. Rutgers 6-0
  20. Cincinnati 5-0
  21. Texas A&M 5-1
  22. Boise State 5-1
  23. Stanford 4-2
  24. Michigan 4-2
  25. Ohio 7-0

Knocking on the door: Arizona State 5-1, Tulsa 6-1, Wisconsin 5-2, Northwestern 6-1, TCU 5-1, La Tech 5-1

Week 8 Key Games:

#2 Oregon @ Arizona State

#7 South Carolina @ #3 Florida

#4 Kansas State @ #18 West Virginia

BYU @ #5 Notre Dame

#6 LSU @ #21 Texas A&M

#9 FSU @ Miami ( Fla )

Utah @ #15 Oregon State

#17 Texas Tech @ TCU

Michigan State @ #24 Michigan

With another week of Top 10 match-ups, we are sure to see more shakeups in the rankings. Anyone with one loss still is breathing but on life support. Lose one more and we will have to pull the plug on your BCS title hopes. Who will move on this week and keep the dream alive? Who will lose and start preparing for the Motor City Home Depot United Van Lines Tulip Bowl?

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Gamecock “Battle” Uniforms

The South Carolina Gamecocks will enter Death Valley in Baton Rouge, LA on Saturday rocking some new uniforms. Under Armour specially designed the Gamecocks new “Battle” uniforms for Saturday’s top-10 match-up. In the past, the alternate uniforms haven’t exactly worked in Steve Spurrier’s Gamecocks favor.

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 College Football 2012 – A Mid Season Report Card

October 10th, 2012

Now that we are at the half way point to the 2012 season, it’s time to hand out some grades. It’s been a wild ride so far and it will continue to drive fans crazy, hopefully crazy enough to help the NCAA knuckleheads make the necessary changes to give us……a true playoff system!

Jerry Sandusky Sentenced to Thirty to Sixty Years

October 9th, 2012

Highlights:  Jerry Sandusky who began his coaching career at Penn State in 1969  has been sentenced. Former Penn State University assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky, 68,  appeared before Judge John Cleland Tuesday morning to hear his fate and was sentenced to to a minimum of 30 years and maximum of 60 years in prison.

Jerry Sandusky Releases Audio Pre-Sentencing Statement

October 8th, 2012

Disgraced former Penn State assistant football coach  Jerry Sandusky will be sentenced on 45 counts of child sex abuse tomorrow in  Bellefonte, PA. The 68-year-old,  is facing potential life imprisonment.  Sandusky who still maintains that he is innocent issued pre-sentencing recording from jail today…

College Football 2012 – Week 6 Recap – SHAKEUP SATURDAY

October 7th, 2012

Just when you think the 2012 college football season couldn’t get any better – BAM – witness week 6! Drama, wild finishes, upsets, domination, explosive offenses, swiss cheese defenses, and more of the same were the flavor of yesterday’s great games.

Pasta-laya (Spaghetti Jambalaya)

12-15 lbs. of pork or Chicken (diced 1″-2″), 6 lbs Smoked Sausage, 6 cans Cream of Celery, 4 cans Dawn Fresh Mushroom Sauce (or 2 cans Condensed Gravy), 3 cans Rotel Hot, 10 Onions Chopped, 5 lbs #4 Spaghetti, 1 Gallon Water, 12 oz. Cooking Oil, Kitchen Bouquet, Salt, and Pepper.


In a 10 gallon pot, add 8 oz. cooking oil and diced meat and cook slowly until fully cooked. Remove and add sausage and cook for 15-20 minutes then remove. In the same pot add chopped onions and bell peppers. Cook on medium until wilted and brown. (Leave in Pot)

Add 3 cans of Rotel and 1/4 bottle of Kitchen Bouquet and simmer for 40 minutes. Stir every 5 minutes to prevent bottom from sticking. Then add 1/2 gallon of water, cream of celery, mushroom sauce and bring to a low boil and cook for 30 minutes. Add spaghetti and 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, 1 teaspoon red pepper, and 1/2 gallon water. Bring back to a boil and cut fire down to low boil. Stir every 5 minutes to prevent bottom from sticking. Cook tme about 25 minutes. Enjoy!

SEC Football…The first BCS poll is out: Bama, Florida on top

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