Mine has gloves!
I neglected to mention last post that, in addition to the three official winners of the Thursday quiz, mydogischelsea and ChuckDaddy2000 also submitted perfect scores later in the day. For this they do not get stars, but they do get accolades.
College Football Weekend Roundup
This is what it's like to be an Oregon Ducks fan: you start the season skeptical, but then get swept off your feet with a series of dominating performances against challenging opponents until you have dreams of a national title swirling through your sorry green and yellow heart. Then, during the fourth or fifth game of the season, after Oregon has built a commanding lead against a so-so opponent and you are beginning to pity the poor young men of the opposing side, something happens. Somebody becomes overconfident, or an opponent's offensive coordinator notices a weak spot, or something, and suddenly the big plays are all going the other way. The game, and then the season, gets flushed down into the sewers of broken football dreams.
That didn't happen this weekend, but it sure looked like it was going to. The Ducks' first play was a 75-yard touchdown pass, and after a dominant first quarter, they were up 21 - 3. Then came a long, strange nightmare of a second quarter, in which lowly Stanford put up four touchdowns to lead 31 - 21, before a field goal brought the Ducks back within seven at the half.
Final score? The ducks won 55 - 31. So that's good, they can clearly recover from adversity. My heart wasn't broken this weekend. No, it will likely be broken next weekend.
#13 Oregon 55, Stanford 31. (M5K's prediction was: UO 49, Stanford 14)
Arizona State 44, Oregon State 32. OSU took a quick 19 - 0 lead to get us all excited, but got ground down in the stretch. (M5K's prediction was: ASU 28, OSU 17)
San Diego State 52, Portland State 17. But, PSU's offense looked pretty good against a Division I-A opponent.
Other Games of Interest
Oklahoma 62, Tulsa 21. (M5K's prediction was: OU 61, Tulsa 31)
Michigan 14, #10 Penn State 9. Strange days in Ann Arbor.
Kansas 55, Florida International 3. Cute! Cute!
Southern Oregon 34, Willamette 27. I don't think Rebel even reads this part.