College Football 2013 – Recapping Week 7

College Football,   after 5 weeks of waiting for the weekend of big upsets, we got it last week.

Going into play last CollegeFootball Week Sevenweek, there were 17 unbeaten teams in the Top 25.

After last nights butt whipping in Clemson, we are now down to 10 unbeatens in this week’s Top 25. 5-0 UCLA goes to Stanford and gets rocked. UCF goes to Louisville and comes from behind to upset Louisville. Clemson gets humiliated at home by FSU. On top of that, South Carolina goes to Tennessee and hands one to the Vols on a silver platter. Beat up Georgia goes to Vandy and blows a big lead to lose for the second week in a row. LSU goes to Ole Miss and blows their chance for a potential shot at the BCS title. Florida goes on the road to Missouri and shows us once again they have no offense. Shockingly, Missouri now controls the SEC East! Johnny Football couldn’t muster one last drive and Texas A&M bows to Auburn. Overall, some of the SEC heavys took themselves out of the big time national scene. After having 8 teams in the Top 25 last week, we may only see 6 this week.

Top 25 College Football Scores

The biggest loser of the day was the South Carolina Gamecocks. After falling behind early, they clearly took control of the game only to shank punts and take stupid penalties in the 4th quarter. Had they won, they most likely would have been ranked 5th this week setting up a HUGE game at Missouri this week. Clemson, layed an egg at home versus their nemesis FSU and took themselves out of any chance for a shot at the BCS crown. LSU, the highest ranked one loss team going into play yesterday, let their title hopes slip away with 3 interceptions before they knew what hit them and still had a chance for the win.

No. 1 Alabama 52 (7-0) , Arkansas 0 (3-5) Recap

College RankingsOnce again, at crunch time, their “D” let them down and now all they can hope for is a couple of upsets against ‘Bama and Texas A&M to hopefully get a meaningful bowl game. You know it’s bad enough when Louisville fan runs their mouth screaming for respect. What’s worse is when the head coach ( Charlie Strong ) says on national TV that they don’t get any respect from around the country. NOW you know why you don’t get any respect! You play in a weak conference and you don’t play any meaningful non conference games. Who really cares if you win the AAC conference now. Have a nice 11-1 season and thank you for playing. You’ll still get a $5,000,000 payday for a bowl game!

So, at the end of the day, we are still looking at a matchup between Alabama and Oregon for the BCS title. That’s the game everyone wants to see right now. What about a 7-0 FSU squad in the title game? What about a 7-0 Ohio State team having a shot? Baylor is destroying everyone and is 6-0. Why not them? The “U” is still undefeated, don’t they deserve a chance? Is anyone giving Missouri a chance? Here is the good news. The Crimson Tide still have Auburn ( their hated rival ), LSU, and the SEC Championship Game left on their schedule. Oregon has UCLA, Stanford, Oregon State, and the conference championship game ahead of them. FSU, now the media darling, has Miami, Florida, and the ACC Championship left to go. Missouri still has South Carolina, Texas A&M, Tennessee, Ole Miss, and the SEC Championship remains on their schedule. Ohio State still has Wyoming, Idaho, Bowling Green, N. Texas State, Troy, and Ohio Eastern AT&T School Of The Arts, remaining on their pathetic schedule.  Baylor has Texas, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, and OK State left to play. Could a one loss team get in over an undefeated team? So many games to go, so many possibilities, so many scenarios – that’s why we LOVE college football!

College Football Week Seven

College Football Trivia – The First Game

  • The first game of college football took place on November 6, 1869 between Rutgers University and neighboring Princeton. This first game didn’t really ressemble modern college football at all. Each team had 25 players and the ball could be moved only by kicking or batting it with the feet, hands or heads – there was no forward passing. The final score was 6 – 4 for Rutgers.
  • The forward pass was first introduced to college football in 1906. This addition to the game would lead to greater scoring and reduce the number of injuries caused by mass maulings and tackling.

A To Z Top 25:

  1. Alabama 7-0
  2. Oregon 7-0
  3. FSU 7-0
  4. Ohio State 7-0
  5. Miami 6-0
  6. Baylor 6-0
  7. Missouri 7-0
  8. Stanford 6-1
  9. Clemson 6-1
  10. UCLA 5-1
  11. Oklahoma State 5-1
  12. Oklahoma 6-1
  13. Louisville 6-1
  14. Texas Tech 7-0
  15. Texas A&M 5-2
  16. LSU 6-2
  17. Fresno State 6-0
  18. Virginia Tech 6-1
  19. South Carolina 5-2
  20. Auburn 6-1
  21. Northern Illinois 7-0
  22. Oregon State 6-1
  23. Michigan State 6-1
  24. Michigan 6-1
  25. Tie UCF 5-1, Wisconsin 5-2, Nebraska 5-1

Week 8 Key Games:

Tennessee @ #1 Alabama

#10 UCLA @ #2 Oregon

Penn State @ #4 Ohio State

#18 South Carolina @ #7 Missouri

#8 Stanford @ #22 Oregon State

#9 Clemson @ Maryland

#14 Texas Tech @ #12 Oklahoma

Vanderbilt @ #15 Texas A&M

If Week 8 is anything like the previous 2 weeks, we may be in for another wild ride. Several of these teams could completely eliminate themselves from national contention this week. If Clemson loses, UCLA loses, Oklahoma loses, the loser of the Stanford-Oregon State, Ohio State loses, and Missouri falls, they are all out of the BCS picture….for now.  What would happen to the polls if Alabama and Oregon get upset? My head is spinning with all the possibilities that are left to be played out!

College Football Trivia – Longest Streaks

  • A record, which might never be broken, is Prairie View College’s 80-game losing streak during the 1990s. During the 1991 season, the Panthers were outscored by an average margin of 56 – 4.
  • The longest winning streak in college football history is 47 games, set by the Oklahoma Sooners  between 1954 and 1957.

College Football Trivia – Worst Defeat

  • The most lopsided victory in college football history is the massive butt kicking the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets laid on Cumberland University in 1916. The Yellow Jackets showed no mercy in beating Cumberland by a score of 222 – 0! Cumberland had just one play for positive yards during the game, while Georgia Tech scored an unbelievable 32 touchdowns!

College Football Trivia – Top Teams

  • The University of Michigan has won more games than any other team in football. The Wolverines have won 842 games since they started playing in 1879.
  • Although Yale isn’t anywhere near a college football powerhouse now, the school has won the most National Championships, with 18. Yale’s last title was in 1927.

 

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