After an off-season filled with scandal and controversy, seeing college football back on the field was a welcome sight. While early season games for Top 25 teams often feature blowouts of lesser opponents (and we certainly had several of those), this week we were also treated to a pair of matchups between Top 25 teams as well as some outstanding individual efforts. Some questions were answered, other teams now have even more. Here is a recap of all the action in the Top 25 this weekend.
If you read it on the Internet, it must be true, right?
UCLA fans across the country certainly wish that were the case as thousands of news outlets are now reporting that the Bruins “stunned” #5 Oregon, 21-20 on a last-minute touchdown pass from quarterback Bob Jones. Unfortunately, however, there are a couple of teeny, tiny problems with the story. Just some minor details like the facts that the game never happened and that Bob Jones doesn’t exist.
After a college career in which he set 54 school records in just 41 games, Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III announced Wednesday that he would be skipping his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.
Second-ranked Alabama avenged its only loss of the season in a big way, shutting out #1 LSU, 21-0, in the Allstate BCS Championship Game Monday night.
Alabama’s defense, which came into the game ranked first nationally in virtually every major category, showed just why it deserves to be national champions, holding the Tigers to just 92 total yards and five first downs while pitching the first shutout in BCS title game history.
The second week of bowl season usually features some exciting games, and this year was no exception. Many of the games this week gave us wild plays, last-second finishes, great individual performances and, in the case of the Alamo Bowl, the kind of unstoppable offense that would make Bo Jackson in Super Tecmo Bowl proud. Here are all the highlights from the last week in college football.
Although a late-season loss at Iowa State and a handful of poll votes kept Oklahoma State out of the national championship game, the Cowboys can still make their case for national respect, playing on the biggest stage in school history.
Bowl season is hitting its high point with the biggest games of the year coming up in the next week. While much of the focus is understandably on the BCS games and the national championship, there are a lot of other good games coming up for your viewing pleasure in the next few days. We’ll have previews of the BCS games coming up shortly. But in the meantime, here is what to watch for in all the remaining non-BCS bowl games.
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Oregon running back LaMichael James has earned his spot as one of the best football players in America due to his willingness to run around the football field while large, angry men bent on his destruction chase him around the field. So you can imagine the fun that ensued when it was discovered that James was afraid of a little thing like roller coasters.
Over a year after the first allegations of improper benefits being given to Ohio State football players broke, the NCAA has finally issued its final report on the matter and handed down its punishment.
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