Monday, November 1, 2010
College Football Weekend Finale
Oregon vs. USC - The Ducks once again used their up tempo style to take down the Trojans. Lamicheal James did his usual going for 239 yards and three scores while QB Darron Thomas threw for 288 yards and four touchdowns. No team in the country keeps the pace up like the Ducks do. You could see at times the USC defenders getting tired trying to keep up. I must give credit to the Trojans, I thought this was going to get out of hand in a big way but they were sounder on defense in this game. I really wanted to see Matt Barkley perform well in this game but he was mediocre at best finishing 26/49 for 264 yards 1 touchdown pass and 2 interceptions. Oregon marches on to the Pac-10 title and the BCS number one ranking, and will be in the national championship if they can win out.
Other notable games and players:
Baylor – I told anyone who would listen to watch out for the Bears against Texas. I don’t know if you can call it an upset by regular standards but this was the first time Baylor beat the Longhorns since 1997. Qb Robert Griffin passed for two touchdowns and the Bears are now legitimate contenders in the Big 12 south division. Texas continues their inconsistent play that has plagued them all year.
Florida and Georgia – The annual cocktail party actually lived up to its billing this year with the game going into overtime. Aaron Murray looks like a future star in the league but had some timely mistakes for the Bulldogs, with his four interceptions. He just needs more seasoning but coach Mark Richt needs to get all the wins he can the rest of the year to keep his job. Florida still can’t get a grip on its QB situation. The gators pretty much won this game on the ground with Jeff Demps and the recently returned Chris Rainey. Florida still has an outside shot at the SEC east crown with the win but its South Carolina’s division to lose at this point.
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