E-Claire's Kollege Kegger

September 29, 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...(The upset edition):

Ole Miss def. No. 4 Florida 31-30: Ole Miss seems to have Florida's number at The Swamp. I think I saw on ESPN that for the past 7 years, the Gators have lost at least one home game to an unranked team, and 4 of those losses were to Ole Miss, including Saturday's loss. A few things went wrong for Florida in this game - including a blocked extra point in the 4th quarter that would've tied the game, and Tim Tebow failing to convert a 4th and inches at the Ole Miss 32 with under a minute remaining. This is only Florida's second loss at home under Urban Meyer.

Michigan def. No. 9 Wisconsin 27-25: What a difference a half makes. In the first half of this game, Michigan committed a bunch of turnovers, picked up only one first down, and were losing 19-0 when they got booed off the field at halftime. The Big House was an Angry House. However, Michigan came back, and scored 20 points in the 4th quarter to get the win. Wisconsin had actually tied the game on their final possession with a 2-point conversion, but it was negated by a penalty, and the Badgers failed to convert on the re-try. If Michigan had lost this game, it would've been the first time they'd lost a Big Ten home opener since 1967.

No. 8 Alabama def. No. 3 Georgia 41-30: Wasn't there some hype about the jerseys Georgia was going to wear during this game? Well, whatever it was, it didn't seem to help, because Alabama pretty much owned Georgia in this game - especially in the first half. The Tide scored on its first 5 possessions, and were leading 31-0 at halftime. Georgia made a bit of a comeback in the second half, but it was pretty much Alabama's game from the start. I hear Nick Saban is now interested in taking over if Lane Kiffin gets fired...

Oregon State def. No. 1 USC 27-21: Trojans...Beavers...Tight ends...Slot receivers...TOO MANY JOKES!!!! So as a UCLA fan, I'll just say this about the loss: Hahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Honorable mention:
Navy def. No. 16 Wake Forest 24-17 (this was Navy's first win over a ranked team in over 20 years); Maryland def. No. 20 Clemson 20-17 (the Terrapins scored the winning touchdown in the 4th quarter); North Carolina def. Miami (FL) 28-24 (UNC scored the winning touchdown with under a minute remaining).

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

No. 2 Oklahoma def. No. 24 TCU 35-10: Um...Oklahoma...Didn't you get the memo? You were supposed to get upset this weekend.

No. 7 Texas def. Arkansas 52-10: Crap. If Bobby Petrino was gonna lose like that, he should've just stayed with the Falcons.

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

No. 12 Penn State def. No. 22 Illinois 38-24: Penn State remains undefeated, and knocked Illinois out of the top 25 with this victory.

Northwestern def.
Iowa 22-17: I don't care for Northwestern. They rejected me when I applied to attend college there.

Florida State def. Colorado 39-21: Florida State handed Colorado its first loss of the season.

Notre Dame def. Purdue 38-21: This was the hotly anticipated battle of teams with gold helmets.

Southern Illinois def. Northern Iowa 27-24: Southern Illinois kicked the winning field goal on the final play of the game.

No. 25 Fresno State def. UCLA 36-31: UCLA only lost by 5 points this week! That's not too terrible!

Westminster College def. Euerka College 42-25: This was the first meeting between the two new conference rivals. This time last year, Eureka was 0-3. This year, they're 1-2. So improvement is being made...

San Diego State def. Idaho 45-17: SDSU routs Idaho to get its first win of the year.

Illinois Wesleyan University - DNP this week.