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Things We Learned in College – Championship Week Edition

This was an odd set of conference championships. Normally, once you get to the two best teams in a conference, you get at least fairly competitive games. This year, there were three major blowouts- and that’s not counting TCU over Iowa State in what was a regular-season finale. Let’s review what went down and how it figured into the committee’s…

Kansas v Oklahoma

Things We Learned In College, Week 13 – Samaje Perine Goes Off

LaDainian Tomlinson’s single-game yardage record lasted 15 years. Melvin Gordon’s lasted a week. Seven days after Gordon rushed for 408 yards against Nebraska, Oklahoma freshman running back Samaje Perine gashed Kansas for 427 (and five touchdowns). On the bright side for Wisconsin’s Gordon, he hit the 2.000-yard mark on just 241 carries, fewer than it took Barry Sanders. He’s also…

Nebraska v Wisconsin

Things We Learned In College, Week 12

This was a crazy week- almost as many of the LWOS Top 25 lost (nine) as won (10). Let’s sort through the chaos. Things We Learned In College Week 12 -I went to bed around halftime of the Miami-Florida State game and I admit, I really thought Miami was going to pull the upset. Canes’ quarterback Brad Kaaya was impressive- nice…

Baylor v West Virginia

Things We Learned In College Week Eight

Last week still seemed like a bit of a letdown after the craziness that was Week Six, but there was one big upset yesterday, as well as a couple of close calls and several very entertaining games. Let’s examine them. Things We Learned In College Week Eight – Notre Dame and Florida State was the big game of the Day….

Bryce Petty

Things We Learned In College, Week Seven

It was a bit of a letdown after last week, but there were still a couple of upsets and one really good finish that I can’t believe I missed. Let’s review:   -Georgia and Missouri got off to a slow start, with each barely getting into double-digit rushing yardage in the first quarter. For Georgia, missing star running back Todd…

Alabama Spring Game

Things We Learned In College, Week 6: UPSET SPECIAL

I honestly can’t remember a weekend with this many unexpected results. Eight upsets in just over 48 hours doesn’t happen very often. Its an UPSET SPECIAL, and here’s how it all went down:   Upset #1, Thursday night: Arizona 31, #2 Oregon 24 Too many mental lapses and small errors by the Ducks added up, allowing the Wildcats to leave Autzen…

Tennessee v Georgia

Things We Learned In College Week Five

We’re finally into the good part of the season- conference play and (mostly) competitive games. Here’s what we learned yesterday: Things We Learned In College Week Five -So you thought Brady Hoke’s seat couldn’t get any hotter? He could be making s’mores on it right now. Michigan’s ninth-ranked run defense (that’s nationally, not in the Big Ten) had no answer…

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