Well, that was an ugly weekend. From the cold rain to whatever sport the state teams thought they were playing, let’s recap it all:
10) Oklahoma is BACK BABY!
I guess …
The Sooners fiddle farted around Saturday afternoon, allowing the previously pathetic Jayhawk offense to run through what can only be dubbed as the WTF Defense in a manner Kansas hasn’t accomplished since Mount Mangino rumbled down the sidelines in Lawrence. Kansas had gone 47 straight drives without a touchdown. Mike Stoops was the antidote. After spotting Kansas 13 points over the first 15 minutes of the game, the Sooners finally came out of the locker room from halftime of the TCU game two weeks ago, outscoring Kansas 35-6 in a win that inspired no confidence with any OU fan.
10) Oklahoma Sleepwalks
In a game that everyone but OU coaches and players dubbed a classic trap game, the Sooners defeated TCU in ugly yet oddly clean fashion 20-17 Saturday night. OU’s defense was suffocating in the first half, holding TCU to under 20 total yards and not allowing a first down. However, the Sooners did their best to allow the Horned Frogs back into the game thanks to a terrible 3rd quarter offense and a ridiculous error on a pooch kick. OU did figure it out in the 4th quarter with a long touchdown run by Brennan Clay and Blake Bell doing things with his legs that no Sooner quarterback has done since 2001.
What an entertaining weekend of college football. It seemed like the early aughts. Bob Stoops won a big game and OSU choked on the road.
10) Sooners exorcized the demons
The Sooners started off fast, especially on the defensive side of the ball, and beat Notre Dame for the first time in too goddamn long 35-21. Bolstered by two interceptions in the opening minutes, including a pick six by the player formerly known as Corey Nelson (because that guy wearing number 7 isn’t the same Corey Nelson I have come to know and loath), the Sooner shot out to an early two touchdown lead and never looked back.
When your only job is to cover college football season, specifically OU and OSU, and neither team plays, and the college football schedule was what it was Saturday, you mail it in. I spent two days trying to think of 10 topics to discuss, none of which related to OU and OSU’s play on the field, and it wasn’t happening. Alas, I bring you 10 musings minus 3.
7) College football took a break this week
The week that wasn’t. One top 25 matchup. Two single digit spreads in games featuring a top 25 team. Four top 25 teams scoring at least 70 points. Savannah State was a 60 point dog for the third time in 2 years, and Miami covered even with a limited, twelve minute fourth quarter (just stop playing football and go home, drunk Savannah State football team). Three other top 25 teams won by 45 plus points. College Gameday was in Fargo for God’s sake. You know Fargo, that hotbed of college football for players who weren’t good enough to walk on at Wyoming or Minnesota.
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