Plus an early look at NFL draft prospects

(3)Florida State 41, (7) Miami (Fl) 14

ncaa-football-logo350xThis game was close for the first half because Stephen Morris actually outplayed Jameis Winston in the first half. Morris showed why some scouts love him with two absolutely perfect first half TD passes. Winston on the other hand threw two horrible interceptions and the Seminoles, who were 22 point favorites coming in only led 21-14 at the half. Second half was a different story. James Wilder Jr and Devonta Freeman scored their second TD’s of the game in the third quarter and the game turned into a rout. Wilder Jr sported the 70’s midriff jersey sporting off his abs. Reminded us of his dad or Billy Sims back in the day. Morris showed his inconsistency as well throwing two interceptions in the second half. The game was over when Hurricanes RB Duke Johnson was injured late in the third quarter. Johnson broke his ankle and is done for the year.

Professional Event Planner & part-time Offensive Tackle “Admiral Hedonism” himself, Bryant McKinnie has been traded from Baltimore to Miami, where there is no shortage of boats, money, cocaine, loose women and looser morals.

Top Defensive Tackles for 2014 NFL Draft

  1. Louis Nix- Notre Dame
  2. TimmyJernigan-Florida State
  3. Michael Bennett-Ohio State
  4. Will Sutton-Arizona State
  5. Anthony Johnson- LSU
  6. Dominique Easley- Florida
  7. Ra’Shede Hageman-Minnesota
  8. Daniel McCullers- Tennessee

(22) Michigan State 29, (21) Michigan 6

The number one defense in the Big 10 showed why they are so dominant in this impressive victory at home. The Spartans held the Wolverines to a record low minus 48 yards rushing. By making Michigan one dimensional they were able to put pressure on Devin Gardner. Shilique Calhoun and Ed Davis each had 2 and a half sacks each. Connor Cook shrugged off a bad first quarter to throw for 252 yards and account for two touchdowns. Michigan State has now beaten Michigan five of the last six they have met.

(18) Oklahoma State 52, (15) Texas Tech 34

This game is always fun. Both teams have a history of wide open offense. We expected nothing less than the game we got. Last week Oklahoma exploited a poor Red Raiders run defense and this week it got even worse. The Cowboys ran for 281 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. This was by far the best road game we have seen Oklahoma State play in two years. From start to finish they were in control. Clint Chelf threw for two touchdowns and ran two more in to lead the Cowboys offense. Oklahoma State has a bye next week against Kansas then finish up at Texas, and home to Baylor and Oklahoma.

Tech Coach & Ryan Gosling Stunt Double Kliff Kingsbury has an option to personally redesign the Red Raider uniforms, after giving up over 1,000 yards the last two weeks, maybe he’ll design an interesting, conversation starting & appropriate caricature of a red clad, Zorro costumed short person jumping off the Great Wall of China to go on the helmet & shoulder pads.

Appropriate since the impregnable structure may inspire the Defense & the uniforms will most likely be made in China { which still claims to be at least philosophically Communist “Red” } by a workforce of forced Junior High School dropouts whose impregnable six story factory is surrounded by “Suicide Safety Nets” to prevent annoying worker shortages.

(4) Ohio State 56, Purdue 0

If Purdue would have won this game it would have been more shocking than the fact that Jimmy Connors hasn’t spoken to his good friend (?) Aaron Krickstein since he beat him in the ’91 US Open.  On the second play of the game Doran Grant intercepted a pass and ran 33 yards for a touchdown. On the seventh play of the game Braxton Miller threw one of his four touchdown passes. All you really need to know about the game was the total yards for the game gave were 640 -116. Bring back Joe Tiller Purdue. The Boilermakers are 1-7 and can’t compete on the same field. Embarrassing! Back-up QB Kenny Guiton replaced Miller and had three touchdowns of his own.

Top OLB for 2014 NFL Draft

  1. Anthony Barr- UCLA
  2. CJ Mosley- Alabama
  3. Khalil Mack- UB
  4. RyanShazier-Ohio State
  5. Kyle Von Noy- BYU
  6. ChristianJones-Florida State
  7. Jonathan Brown- Illinois

(8) Clemson 59, Virginia 10

Tajh Boyd got back on track in this game as Clemson sent Virginia to their sixth straight loss. Boyd threw for 377 yards and three touchdowns and he ran for another score. Sammy Watkins showed why he’s the number one receiver in next year’s draft. Watkins caught two TD passes from Boyd one of which was from 96 yards out. It was a sweet day for Boyd because he became the ACC all-time leader in touchdowns. He broke Phillip Rivers record of 112. Especially sweet was it came in his home state. Boyd is a native of Hampton, Virginia.

(9) Missouri 31, Tennessee 3

You always question how a team will bounce back after a demoralizing loss like Mizzou had last week at home to South Carolina. Tennessee is the same team that upset South Carolina earlier this year. Well the Tigers responded with a clear resounding win. Tigers QB Maty Mauk was fabulous at quarterback. He threw three touchdown passes and was the Tiger leading rusher as well with 114 yards on the ground. James Franklin who? The Missouri defense is the most under rated part of any team we have seen this year. They can flat get after the passer. Tennessee could only muster a second quarter field goal.

Cardinals lost the World Series in Game Four when they had a 2-1 lead in the series and were facing an injured Clay Bucholtz. Bucholtz threw four innings of junk at them and the best they could do was one unearned run. Felix Doubront came in and got the Red Sox to the back of their bullpen. The Red Sox would win the game 3-1 and the series was lost for St. Louis.

Top Defensive Ends in 2014 NFL Draft

  1. Jadeveon Clowney- South Carolina
  2. Michael Sam- Missouri
  3. Stephon Tuitt- Notre Dame
  4. Aaron Lynch- South Florida
  5. Trent Murphy- Stanford
  6. Kareem Martin- UNC
  7. Jackson Jeffcoat- Texas

(11) Auburn 35, Arkansas 17

This has to burn Hog fans. Here are really two programs that are at a similar level in the SEC. Both have new coaches this year. One would even argue that Arkansas had more talent than Auburn. Compare the job that Gus Malzahn has done vs Brett Bielema. Not even close, Malzahn is a coach of the year candidate and Arkansas is wondering if they made a mistake. Remember no love loss between the two coaches in the SEC media days in the summer. Bielema criticized Malzahn’s up tempo offense. This must have been a sweet victory for Malzahn, who was an Arkansas assistant as late as 2006. Tre Mason was the offensive star for the Tigers. Mason scored four touchdowns and rushed for 168 yards in the win. Arkansas started off the season 3-0 and now have lost six straight.

(14) South Carolina 34, Mississippi State 16

South Carolina could use an easy game. Steve Spurrier’s team is known for playing close games. This was over in the third quarter. Turning point in the season for the Gamecocks may have been last week when Connor Shaw came off the bench injured to lead them to a big win over Missouri. Shaw stayed hot in this one throwing four touchdown passes in spite of completing only ten passes. South Carolina RB Mike Davis reminds us a lot of Marcus Lattimore. He is short but very wide and tough to bring down with the first tackler. Davis leads the SEC in rushing and gained another 128 yards in this game. Difference in the game was the QB play. Bulldogs QB Dak Prescott makes too many mistakes. Prescott threw three interceptions in the game.

(16) Fresno State 42, Nevada 23

Derek Carr kept his slim Heisman hopes alive as he threw for 487 yards and accounted for four touchdowns. Carr now holds every major passing record at Fresno State. It will be interesting if NFL teams hold his brothers lack of success against him when evaluating him. Josh Harper caught 17 of Carr’s passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns.

Fresno is the undefeated Cinderella this year, touted by the talking heads to be a “BCS Buster”, they need a ton of help, and they are entertaining to watch. Of course it will never happen because the smoke filled room scumbags that divide up the money let MAC winners Northern Illinois in last year, and doing that once every three years is just enough to meet the pliable quota that prevents lawsuits or the United States Congress from getting involved.

(24) Wisconsin 28, Iowa 9

This was a tough defensive struggle that many expected. The game was closer than the score would indicate. There was a stiff wind going through Kinnick Field that made it very difficult to pass when going into it. Wisconsin was held scoreless going into the wind in the first quarter. Joel Stave made two key touchdown passes for the Badgers. Stave hit Jacob Pederson from 44 yards out in the second quarter and then hit Jared Abbrederis from 20 yards out in the third. James White scored two fourth quarter TD’s as part of his 132 yards to blow the game open late in the fourth. Wisconsin was without ILB Chris Borland, who sat out with a hamstring injury.

Top ILB for 2014 NFL Draft

  1. A.J Johnson- Tennessee
  2. Yawin Smallwood- UConn
  3. Shane Skov-Stanford
  4. Chris Borland-Wisconsin
  5. Lamin Barrow- LSU
  6. Andrew Jackson- Western Kentucky
  7. Max Bullough-Michigan State

(25) Notre Dame 38, Navy 34

After a one year look at the top of the college football world again, Notre Dame goes back into their hole of a barely top 25 team. This is where the program is. The alumni at Notre Dame don’t want to admit it but this program isn’t relevant anymore. Watching this game there isn’t too much of a difference between the average Navy recruit and the average Notre Dame recruit. Proof of this is Navy has beaten Notre Dame two of the last five years. This game was back and forth the whole way.

Tarean Folston put Notre Dame up with 3:47 to go. Navy had one last chance but turned the ball over on downs at the ND 31. Folston is only a freshman but he carried the load gaining 140 yards on 18 carries for the day. Navy controlled the clock. The Midshipmen had the ball for over 37 minutes in the game.

Nebraska 27, Northestern 24

Jordan Westerkamp caught a tipped desperation Hail Mary from Ron Kellogg III on the last play of the game as Nebraska avoided the upset at home to Northwestern.

Bo Pelini’s job as the head coach of the Cornhuskers is still in serious jeopardy. Nebraska improved to 6-2 on the season and controls their destiny in the weak Legends Division of the not so Big Ten.

Other problems in the Pelini clan, brother Carl, ex Cornhuskers Assistant and the current Head Coach at Florida Atlantic University was fired along with his Defensive Coordinator Pete Rekstis this week, supposedly for smoking marijuana or some form of its derivatives at a Campus Party and not because he has alienated a lot of Administration Suits with his combustive manner & only won five games more than we have coaching the FAU Owls over the last two years.

The Administration claims that no students, players or others were taking part or imbibing at the Party { Yeah, Right! } and the fault lies solely with Pelini & Rekstis who were the only ones smoking pot and thus displaying a corrupting influence on the naive and impressionable Undergraduates who could fall down the fire & brimstone lubed mineshaft to Hell if they were to follow the backsliding coaches’ example, but these outrageous charges cannot possibly be true.

1.) anyone who has watched the Pelini brothers coach over the years knows that the tranquilizing psychotropic effects of THC & its derivatives are the furthest things from their bloodstreams,

2.) also, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was reportedly attending this Party, so there were other people attending who were certainly indulging in illegal substances as well, ….and those substances were slightly stronger and more addictive than Hippy Lettuce, …

Finally, a rant on bad NFL starting quarterbacks.

Mike Glennon

Mike Glennon looks as comfortable & inspirational while wearing a helmet as Michael Dukakis. Although recently the “Nerd Look” has successfully found its way into popular culture, music, fashion, television & film, an NFL team helmed by a fair haired Stephen Merchant does not electrify the masses or the locker room.

We know that if the late, great “Hollywood Fashion Plate, Classy Freddie Blassie” was still with us, and watched TampaBay play football, he would probably observe:

“Get that Pencil Necked Geek off the Field”

Jay Cutler

Jay Cutler was helped off the field with a groin injury, he’ll miss a few weeks, but his strict workout regimen of Jagermeister, Cigarettes & Pole Dancers might speed up the healing process & he could return much sooner than expected. The fact that Bear fans actually miss Cutler shows you how good of a coach Marc Trestman is.

Matt Barkley

Barkley has come in and quickly showed why his stock had fallen so far in the last two years. He was as useless as an ashtray on a motorcycle. He is even more slow footed than Nick Foles. He can’t run this Duck/Eagle Hybrid Offense without major customization to its components & makes us wonder yet again how much influence/communication Head Coach Chip Kelly had with General Manager Howie Roseman and the rest of the Front Office on Draft Day when they drafted this square Trojan to fit into his round hole Offence.

Jake Locker

Watching Jake Locker play for Tennessee begs the question… Is Billy Volek still on the Titans’ roster and if not is he available to come out of retirement to start at quarterback? They can still go to Ryan Fitzpatrick. UGH!

Jason Campbell and the Browns

Jason Campbell brings his patented “Deer-In-The Headlights” pocket presence & “Ramses the Second’s Sarcophagus footwork” style to the job. The fact that the Browns now have him over Brandon Weeden shows you how far the 30 year old sophomore was fallen. This should work out well for the Browns.

Wide receiver Josh Gordon has played like his fingers are sown together ever since the rumors started circulating a month ago that the team is trying to dump him and his moderately high salary in a trade. He didn’t go anywhere this week, so he and Vikings DE Jared Allen return to the locker room with that same strange do they really want me feeling.

Sweetheart Owner Jimmy Haslam has officially put the “Tank Job” back into play as he would like to draft a Franchise QB next year,  but mostly wants to raise money he needs to fight the growing number of Lawsuits & Federal Racketeering Charges being brought against his Business Interests.

Minnesota QB’s

Christian Ponder? Matt Cassell? Josh Freeman? Joe Webb?  If you have four quarterbacks on the roster, you really have none.

No wonder the Vikings contacted “Touchdown” Tommy Kramer this week about making a comeback. If the original Norsemen had leadership this dubious when sailing across the Atlantic, they would have ended up in Antarctica instead of Labrador.

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