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Monday, September 24, 2012

Arkansas, Arizona still aren't good, Oregon still is, and how Directional Michigan was almost like a unicorn

Four interceptions and a sub-.500 completion percentage, combined with fewer than 3 yards per carry, is not going to beat Oregon. Three interceptions and a sub-.500 completion percentage, combined with 3.5 yards per carry will get you one failed two-point conversion attempt from beating Boise State. Turns out Oregon is still Oregon and Arizona is still Arizona, and BYU and Boise State have devolved into hideous, offense-less monstrosities.

I said the first team to 35 would win the Baylor-ULM game, and I thought it would be Baylor. I was wrong. Baylor was first to 34, ULM beat them to 35, and then Baylor won. I think Briles did that just to mess with me. Then, Arkansas loses by 52 to Alabama, it loses to Rutgers with Tyler Wilson, and Auburn almost beats LSU, and we still have no idea just how good ULM really is. That reminds me, Rutgers beat Arkansas. And in other news, Rutgers beat Arkansas.



Tulane almost doubled their season average in rushing yards against Ole Miss . . . and lost. They lost because they almost doubled 8 to get to 14. Fourteen rushing yards for the game. Did I mention they lost. And Rutgers beat Arkansas.

Directional Michigan played three games on Saturday against BCS conference opponents. Central Michigan beat Iowa, Western Michigan beat Connecticut, and Eastern Michigan beat Michigan State (for the first half). By my records, 11 times in the history of the world has Directional Michigan gone 3-0 on the same day while playing in the highest division of college football. A second half win by Eastern Michigan would have made a perfect game in baseball look like a cornfield in Iowa. And not the kind that's been turned into a baseball field.

Three days ago I gave Colorado less than a 50% chance of winning a game. Saturday they won a game. I now give them a better than 50% chance of winning a game this season. It's a bit too early draw any conclusions about the Leach experiment at Washington St, but Leach really did not want to lose to Colorado.

Western Kentucky has made the turnaround from being the worst team and possibly the nation's worst program in 2009 to a projected 9-3 record in 2012. I don't have anything interesting to say about this but gosh, that's neat.

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