A Big Night of Games
Little did I know when I posted last night that the biggest upset of the season would occur. I mentioned that Stanford was close, but never did I think it would stay that way. Oh, and yes, I believe this is bigger than the Appy State win. Stanford lost 41-3 to Arizona State last week. They were playing at USC with a QB making his first start who had thrown 3 passes in his career and a first year head coach. Well I guess Jim Harbaugh's comeback days with the Colts rubbed off on his team as they won in the final minute. Stanford has been awful for the last years and I think Appy State would be favored in a game between the two. USC was a 41 point favorite, that type of spread is unheard of in an intraconference game.LSU did not win in a rout as I predicted, but their close win makes them the clear cut top team to this point. After that, though, this is one of the craziest college football seasons I can ever remember. Nothing makes sense, and frankly that's making things really fun. Go USF!Purdue, as I suspected, was not as good as their record showed and they were soundly beaten by Ohio State.Mizzu, on the other hand, continues to impress with a big victory over Nebraska. It's looking like the Big 12 North is going to come down to Kansas-Mizzu. Excuse me while I take shelter from the Apocalypse. I'll be very interested to see how they do against Oklahoma next week.And the prize for the weeks most embarrassing loss goes to UCLA. They lost by 14 to Notre Dame and ND played awful as usual. UCLA just played worse, I didn't think that was possible. I'm angry, I really wanted to see a winless season for the Irish.Here's some columns from the country's best about Saturday's games:Joe Posnanski in KC on Missouri.TJ Simers in LA on the two bad losses out that way. Jason King at Yahoo! on LSU's big win. Geoff Calkins, one of the most underrated columnists in the country, on Tennessee's rout of Georgia.