E-Claire's Kollege Kegger

September 22, 2008 | Comments (0) | by ,

Crack open a beer...Because college football season is officially underway! So each week, I will (attempt) to recap the best - and the worst - games for you in quick and easy fashion...Much like your girlfriend at a frat party...Zing!

Premium games on tap:

No. 6 LSU def. No. 10 Auburn 26-21: Unlike last week's USC/Ohio State match up, this game actually lived up to the hype. Here's a quick recap: The Tigers were leading 3-0 after the first quarter...But then the Tigers scored 14 in the second quarter to take the lead. However, the Tigers fought back in the third quarter - scoring 14 points of their own. The Tigers tacked on a field goal in the fourth quarter to make it 20-14, but then those pesky Tigers scored a touchdown to make it 21-20. But the Tigers were not about to lose this game - they scored a touchdown with about a minute left to give them the 26-21 lead - and the victory. Yes - it was an exciting game, but I knew the Tigers were going to win all along...

NC State def. No. 15 East Carolina 30-24 in OT: The Pirates' Cinderella run came to an end with an OT loss to unranked NC State. The Wolfpack were a thorn in East Carolina's side for most of the game. Whenever the Pirates scored, NC State would come back and score points of their own - including a touchdown with about a minute left in regulation to send the game into overtime. Then, in OT, Patrick Pinkney was stripped of the football, setting up NC State's winning touchdown. This game was a nice win for NC State, but I feel bad for East Carolina - since this loss pretty much shuts the door on their BCS bowl hopes.

No. 25 Fresno State def. Toledo 55-54 in 2OT: Toledo fought hard in this game. The Bulldogs needed 2 overtimes to defeat the Rockets - who were handed the loss after failing to convert the 2-point conversion in the second overtime. Quick side note: If the Rockets don't come onto the field to Def Leppard's "Rocket," they should...

Honorable mention: No. 20 Utah def. Air Force 30-23 (Utah scored the winning touchdown with 58 seconds remaining); Boise State def. No. 17 Oregon 37-32 (Oregon, despite its quarterback issues, made a valiant 4th quarter comeback - but fell short); Colorado def. No. 21 West Virginia 17-14 in OT (West Virginia is upset again).

Games that resembled the foam at the end of a keg of Natty Light:

No. 4 Florida def. Tennessee 30-6: You'd think that after losing to Florida for 3 years straight, the Vols would get all fired up and kick some ass, right? Nope. They've now lost to the Gators 4 years in a row. Tennessee fans booed the team, and started leaving in the 3rd quarter. Ouch. Let's hope the Vols can get back on track.

Tulsa def. New Mexico 56-14: Not only did Tulsa rout New Mexico, but did you know that Tulsa spelled backwards is "A Slut?" I'm so mature.

TMS Alma Mater roundup (schools attended by TMS bartenders highlighted in green):

No. 16 Penn State def. Temple 45-3: Penn State kicks ass again.

Pittsburgh def.
Iowa 21-20: This was Iowa's first loss of the season.

No. 18 Wake Forest def. No. 24 Florida State12-3: Field goals? Yes, please.

Purdue def. Central Michigan 32-25: Purdue's Kory Sheets scored the winning touchdown with a minute left in the game.

Northern Iowa def. South Dakota State 34-20: UNI quarterback Pat Grace threw for 2 touchdowns, and ran for 2 more.

Arizona def. UCLA 31-10: UCLA improved in 2 ways this week. #1: They scored some points. #2: They didn't lose 59-0.

Illinois Wesleyan University def. Aurora 31-28: Illinois Wesleyan scored twice in the final 5 minutes to get the win.

Euerka College, San Diego State - DNP this week.