College Football 2014-Recapping Week 12…The Convicts Escape…Again!

Ok, I am going to admit it, I am no different than anyone else outside of the penitentiary called FSU. I am rooting for anyone that plays FSU. That is what the 2014 College Football season has become. Everyone, and I mean everyone outside of Tallahassee, wants FSU to go down. I truly think that the college football playoff committee is hoping for an FSU loss to once and for all, get them out of the picture. We are sick and tired of the  accusations, lack of discipline, out of control behavior, and total disregard of the law that is allowed to go on down there. Not only is FSU undefeated on the field, they are undefeated in the court room…7-0. 7 arrests and 0 convictions! Talk about turning a blind eye to the law! This is a win at all cost program and Jimbo has lost all respect and credibility. The Winston case got conveniently postponed until after the season – not enough time for his lawyer to prepare his case. It’s only been 2 years! And the latest debacle involving a hit and run accident that is being swept under the table. Hey Barney, did you see anything? Nope, good, let’s go get some doughnuts and coffee! Good luck this weekend kids, we gotta beat dem boys down in Miami!

Let’s get out of the courtroom and back on to the playing field where we belong. Yesterday was just a normal day in the world of college football. Upsets, OT games, last second field goals, poor use of time management, miraculous comebacks, dropped interceptions that lead to eventual scores, bad officiating, and unbelievable performances. One of the big questions for me yesterday was, how where some of the previous week’s big winners going to respond? Would Ohio State have a hangover from beating Michigan State? Would TCU have a hangover from beating Kansas State? How about Arizona State and their thrashing of ND? Answers please, OSU escapes at Minnesota by winning 31-24, TCU comes back to edge lowly Kansas 34-30, and Arizona goes to Oregon State and losses 35-27. How about lowly Northwestern going to ND ( ND stands for NO DEFENSE ) and upsetting the Irish 43-40 in OT? How about ( predictable ) Clemson going to Hotlanta and laying an egg versus Georgia Tech? I think Clemson had to finish with their third string water boy as the QB with hard luck Watson going down with a knee injury and Stoudt throwing more pic 6’s that completions! And poor Duke losing at home to Virginia Tech 17-16! Coach C sure could have used some of Coach K’s offense! Has Auburn quit or is Georgia that good? The Bulldogs smashed the Tigers 34-7 in Todd Gurley’s return. Stay tuned…Gurley hurt his knee. Of course, the game of the day was #1 Mississippi State going to ‘Bama. The Tide flexed their muscle and beat the Bulldogs 25-20. Jack, I mean Zack, I mean Dak Prescott had 3 pics in ‘Bama territory – OUCH! Just when the Talking Heads said there may not be a team from the SEC in the Final Four, if ‘Bama wins out and Mississippi State wins out, we may get 2 SEC teams in!!!

The showdown in Wisconsin turned out to be an old fashion ass whipping as the Badgers annihilated the Black Shirts 59-24! Just when I thought the Cornshuckers were going to break their string of 6 consecutive 4 loss seasons in a row, they came through for me! Can they lose 2 more? You betcha! But this was one of the most remarkable individual performances of all time. Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon rushed for 408 yards on 25 carries to break the all time record. The game featured the 2 best backs in the country and Gordon showed up Mr. Abdullah from Nebraska. AA was held to just a woeful 69 yards. Just when you thought it was calming down in Gator Country, in comes The Head Ball Coach to rip your hearts out! In  a season of crazy games, the South Carolina vs. Florida game ranks up there as one of the wildest games of the year. The Gamecocks jumped out to a quick 10-0 lead in the first quarter and then disappeared until there was about 1 minute remaining. A blocked FG attempt, a blocked punt, and Dual Threat QB Dylan Thompson ( insert laughter here ) scampers in the end zone for a game winning TD in OT! If only the chickens had held on to beat Tennessee, Kentucky, and Missouri! All we can hope for now is that the Gators look like the Gators that beat Georgia in 2 weeks when they play the Seminoles and save Muschamp’s job! LSU…shut out…all that talent…great “O” line…athletes everywhere on the field…What the hell is going on in Baton Rouge? Is it time for The Hat to go…to go to Michigan?

A To Z Top 25:

  1. Oregon 9-1
  2. Alabama 9-1
  3. FSU 10-0
  4. Mississippi State 9-1
  5. TCU 9-1
  6. Baylor 8-1
  7. Ohio State 9-1
  8. Mississippi 8-2
  9. UCLA 8-2
  10. Michigan State 8-2
  11. Kansas State 7-2
  12. Georgia 8-2
  13. Arizona 8-2
  14. Arizona State 8-2
  15. Auburn 7-3
  16. Wisconsin 8-2
  17. Georgia Tech 9-2
  18. Utah 7-3
  19. Nebraska 8-2
  20. Missouri 8-2
  21. LSU 7-4
  22. Duke 8-2
  23. Colorado State 9-1
  24. Marshall 10-0
  25. TIE: Notre Dame 7-3, USC 7-3, Louisville 7-3, Clemson 7-3, Iowa 7-3, Minnesota 7-3, Oklahoma 7-3

WEEK 13 KEY Games:

  • NR Colorado @ #1 Oregon
  • NR Western Carolina @ #2 Alabama
  • NR Boston College @ #3 FSU
  • NR Vanderbilt @ #4 Mississippi State
  • NR Oklahoma State @ #6 Baylor
  • NR Indiana @ #7 Ohio State
  • #8 Mississippi @ NR Arkansas
  • #25 USC @ #9 UCLA
  • NR Rutgers @ #10 Michigan State

As you can see, week 13 is not a big week for the Top 10 teams. They all have cream puffs before season ending rivalry games. There are some other good match ups – #11 K State @ West Virginia, #13 Arizona @ #18 Utah, #25 Louisville @ #25 Notre Dame, #20 Missouri @ Tennessee and #16 Wisconsin @ #25 Iowa. I don’t foresee a lot of moving and shaking this week!

So here is what is real interesting. You may not see very many changes for the next 2 weeks in the committees Final Four. With the remaining regular season games, the Top 7 may stay in tact until the conference championship games. #1 Oregon only has a home game with Colorado and an away game with Oregon State left. #2 ‘Bama is at home with Western Carolina and home vs. Auburn. #3 FSU has 2 home games left – Boston College and Florida. #4 Mississippi State has a home game vs. Vanderbilt and an away game at Ole Miss. #5 TCU is at Texas and home with Iowa State. #6 Baylor is home with OK State, at Texas Tech, and home with K State. #7 Ohio State is home versus Indiana and Michigan. It is going to be HUGE on Tuesday night at 7 PM on ESPN when the CFP rankings are announced – what we see at that time will give us a clear path to the conference championship weekend! Oregon runs the table and they are in. Alabama runs the table and they are in. If FSU wins out, they are in. If Mississippi State wins their last 2 games, they are in. It doesn’t matter what anyone else does! Period, end of story!

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