E-Claire's Kollege Kegger

October 13, 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. 5 Texas def. No. 1 Oklahoma 45-35: This game definitely lived up to the Red River hype. Texas trailed for most of the game, but kept fighting back to keep themselves in it. It was 28-20 Sooners in the third quarter, but Texas scored a touchdown to make it 28-27. Then, Oklahoma tried a fake punt, but it went awry, and Texas kicked a field goal to make it 30-28. But in the 4th quarter, Oklahoma scored again to make it 35-30. But the Longhorns answered with a touchdown to take the lead, and another for good measure. Hook 'em horns, indeed. My hat goes off to Sam Bradford, who threw 5 touchdowns - and lost. And might I add that if anyone should be playing quarterback for Texas, it's a guy named Colt McCoy. Good to see the "Texas-sounding quarterback name" tradition has lived on since Major Applewhite.

Mississippi State def. No. 13 Vanderbilt 17-14: So much for Vandy going 6-0 for the first time since 1928. A few fun facts from this game: The Bulldogs held Vanderbilt to 107 yards of total offense...They held the Commodores to 1 of 10 on third down conversions...And they held quarterback Chris Nickson to 15 yards. Mississippi State also had 2 interceptions in the second half. In other Commodores news, it is rumored that Lionel Richie will have a new album coming out soon. How do I know this? Because on his website, it says "New album coming soon."

No. 7 Texas Tech def. Nebraska 37-31 in OT:
Texas Tech was up 31-24 in the 4th quarter, but Nebraska scored a touchdown with under 30 seconds left to tie the game and send it into overtime. Texas Tech scored a touchdown in overtime, but the extra point was no good - leaving the door open for Nebraska if they could score 7 points during their overtime possession. But Jamar Wall picked off Nebraska's quarterback to preserve the win.

Honorable Mention: Arkansas def. No. 20 Auburn 25-22 (Congrats on your win, Mr. Petrino...But did you know that the Atlanta Falcons have a better record than Arkansas?); No. 22 UNC def. Notre Dame 29-24 (UNC is a basketball school, dammit!); No. 17 Oklahoma State def. No. 3 Missouri 28-23 (My inside source has confirmed that Mike Gundy is still a man...And he's still 40).

Might As Well Call It The "Seriously Pissed Off" House:

Toledo def. Michigan 13-10
: Michigan’s K.C. Lopata missed a 26-yard field goal with 4 seconds left to give the Rockets the win. Michigan now has their worst 6-game record since 1967. This was also Michigan's first loss to a MAC team. Rebuilding is fun.

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

No. 11 Florida def. No. 4 LSU 51-21: Wow. I was not expecting such a blowout in this game. Oh well...At least we didn't have to watch Tebow cry this year.

No. 14 Utah def. Wyoming 40-7: Boooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnngggg...

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

No. 6 Penn State def. Wisconsin 48-7: Penn State remains undefeated, and is now ranked No. 3.

No. 12 Ohio State def.
Purdue 16-3: The only touchdown in this game was the result of a blocked punt.

Iowa def. Indiana 45-9: Iowa ends its 3-game losing streak with a rout of Indiana.

Northern Iowa def. Illinois State 31-17: Junior quarterback Pat Grace was responsible for all four of UNI's touchdowns - he threw for two, and rushed for two. He was named Missouri Valley Football Conference's Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. It was also UNI's homecoming...And I'm, like, totally pissed that no one asked me to the dance.

Oregon def. UCLA 31-24: The Bruins almost won this football game. That's good enough for me.

Huntingdon def. Euerka College 62-0: Now THAT'S the Eureka football team I know and love!

Air Force def. San Diego State 35-10: Hopefully, the Aztecs can get a win next week against New Mexico.

Illinois Wesleyan University def. Millikin 42-0: Senior receiver Martin Ceisel had 9 catches for 170 yards and two TDs.

Florida State - DNP this week