Well, imagine our surprise – not really, I chose Baylor – to find it wasn’t the youngsters from Brigham wearing magical underwear under their soccer thongs.
They fell to the Waco Bears because of a two-way flayer, who apparently had a set of these skivvies in his locker as he was getting dressed, and said, “What the heck, let me see. if it works. ” Then Dillon Doyle got four tackles and a sack, while playing D. And, on the other side of the ball, playing back – Who knew that position still existed? – scored a rushed TD and a receiving TD. Baylor prevailed. Rather handling.
So, yeah, there was some sleight of hand in those underwear, but not to help the Waco guys.
I also correctly predicted the victories for Michigan State and Georgia. Although, I have to admit, that eleven-and-a-half-minute British road to a score at the end of the game, against the rightly vaunted Bulldog D, was very impressive.
There’s always a backhand, of course, that includes Boston College punches to the hands and feet and everything in NC State.
Which brings me to Texas. A common joke in the college pigskin world is the instinctive tendency to proclaim “Texas is back!” The Longhorns are back. Way back. Like back to the drawing board. Like at the back of the peloton. As in they blew up another big lead in 4th Q, falling to the expanding Okie State.
Why would I never have caught Burnt Orange as a winner? I do not have the faintest idea.
Three correct. Two incorrect. My record for the season: 25-14.
This week’s winners:
Southern California @ Notre Dame. In one of too many college football columns I read on a daily basis, there was a discussion of why coaches, even QB whisperers like Lincoln Riley, pick the wrong guy to start with. (Although Riley, to be fair, might have known that Caleb Williams would be the next Lamar Jackson, but just wanted to relieve him.) Regardless, the Fighting Irish QB situation was also mentioned in the article. First, it was the old badger Jack Coan who took the pictures. Then Tyler Buchner. Then Drew Pyne. Or, maybe the last two were vice versa. Either way, indecision on Brian Kelly’s part. Speaking of what a trait, Southern Cal is without a permanent trainer, having hung around for years about Clay Helton, despite the now-fallen coach’s mediocrity. So who to choose? The team that has no idea of ââthe coach? The team that has no idea who’s quarterback? The last.
Coastal Carolina @ Appalachian State. So what league are these schools in these days? It’s hard to tell without a database that updates as quickly as Costco processes your credit card. Have they been added to the expansion of CAA? Or are they still in C-USA? Oh wait, the answer is none of the above. They live in the House of the Belt of the Sun. Where the Chanticleers of the G5 Power are still smoking after their whitewashing of the Magic Underwear Gang in last season’s scintillating game of the year. Mountaineers are not as dominant in their kingdom as they were a few years ago. Cock-a-doodle Doo.
Wisconsin @ Purdue. Here is a contrast for you. The most boring attack in football. It would be a reference to visiting Wisconsin badgers. Against the wide open attack of innovator Jeff Brohm. The Boilermakers are emerging from their huge shake up of the old Iowa Flavor of the Week. The “experts” favor 3-3 Wisconsin, the think-I-fall-asleep-watching-the-Badgers-on-O football paradigm, over the # 25, 4-2 Purdue. I do not understand. Hit the biggest drum in the world.
Oregon @ UCLA. I have often commented on my instinctive compulsive consumerism. Especially when it comes to clothes I can wear that I probably wouldn’t see on others in town. So when Oregon said goodbye to Columbus, I ordered a Duck hoodie before the final buzzer. I love the quack mascot logo. When UCLA defeated Louisiana State now without a coach, I went to sweat again. I’ve always loved the Bruins’ school colors, Cali gold and sissy blue. Which means I would change my outerwear if I watched this game at home. Which I won’t do as it conflicts with U of L. OK, maybe I’ll check my phone every now and then from the Cardinal Stadium press. UCL A.
Boston College @ Louisville. It looks like Sin City punters view the Eagles 4-2 record as misleading. They ranked U of L as the favorite by more than one touchdown. It might be BC’s back-to-back L against Clemson and the Wolfpack, the latter being a beating. Cardinals will be rested after a bye. It’s never easy these days for current job cards. But, Louisville wins.
– cd kaplan