Another crazy weekend in CFB!

And the drama continued this past weekend in CFB action…the crazy and the unpredictable is likely going to be with us right up until the first College Football Playoff for the Championship.  Gotta love it..or not?

Anyhow, starting in Atlanta, GA..22 Georgia Tech defeated 19 Clemson, 28-6.  Clemson’s  freshman starting QB suffered a knee injury early, and have to say as a GT fan, I loved seeing QB #2 come into the game.  He threw some beautiful spirals right into the hands of GT’s defenders, two returned for pick six!  They even brought out QB #3 in the second half.  Really devastating injury occured to GT A-Back R. Snoddy, awful injury since I was there to see it up close and personal, a snapped lower leg, broken, air cast immediately inflated and taken directly to the hospital.  Really hate to see an injury like that, he had earlier made a great long run getting Tech into scoring position.  He is a speedster and one hopes he has had successful surgery and makes a full recovery.  This was a great win for GT, the old sign of the distraught Clemson fan from 2008-09 even re-emerged..”Welcome Back to Atlanta”!  Nice celebration on the field after the game..GT is now 9-2 headed into Athens in two weeks to face instate rival UGA.  If only they had not lost to Duke and UNC.  Meanwhile, Duke was upset in Durham by VT 17-16 but will still hold the tie break over the Jackets for the Coastal Division title.  Duke has one more ACC game to play so…one can hope!  I truly believe GT is the only team from the Coastal Division that could give FSU fits in an ACC Title game!  GTCLEM2014GTCLEM20142Enjoy the pics!

Moving onto to other action, 1 Miss State fells to 5 Alabama in Tuscaloosa, 25-20.  Unbeaten no more for the team from Miss State.  #2 Oregon was idle (really hope they moved to #1 in the next College Football Playoff rankings out next Tuesday at 7:00 pm EST.)  #3 FSU continued their Houdini act, trailing at the half for the fifth time this season at Miami and then coming back to claim victory, winning 30-26 in what was a tough loss at home for the Hurricanes.  FSU extends their consecutive game winning streak to 26!  #4 TCU escaped in Kansas (a three win team) with a 34-30 win, don’t think that is going to impress the selection committee very much.  #6 Arizona State was upset by Oregon State, 35-27 and yes, the Pac 12 is very competitive!!  #23 Utah defeated Stanford in 2OT, 20-17.  #16 Arizona survived Washington, 27-26.  Very disappointing loss for #18 Notre Dame, falling to Northwestern 43-40.  #8 Ohio State over 25 Minnesota 31-24 and in a record setting performance game, #20 Wisconsin outscored #16 Nebraska, 59-24.  Badger RB Melvin Gordon rushed for 408 yards, a single game rushing record!

Moving back to the SEC, #15 UGA hammered #9 Auburn (very surprising!), 34-7 in Athens.  Gurley returned and rushed for 137 yards but left with a left knee injury, now being called a torn ACL?  In Gator land, the once mighty Florida Gators lost to South Carolina, 23-20 in OT and today, Gator Head Coach Will Muschamp announced he will step down at the end of the season.  No surprise here!  Nice return to Gainesville for Steve Spurrier, the “old ball coach”.  The current leader in the SEC East Missouri defeated #24 Texas A&M, 34-27.  So..I think I have covered all the chaos that occurred this past weekend, but apologies if I left out any game of importance!

The latest AP College Football Poll is out…1 FSU (43), 2 Alabama (16), 3 Oregon (1), really?, 4 Miss State, 5 TCU, 6 Baylor, 7 Ohio State, 8 Ole Miss, 9 UGA, 10 Michigan State, 11 UCLA, 12 Kansas State, 13 Arizona State (from #6), 14 Wisconsin, 15 Arizona, 16 Auburn, and 17 GEORGIA TECH!!!  I fully expect the new College Playoff Poll to be a bit different..thinking 1 Oregon, 2 Bama, 3 FSU, and 4 ???  We shall see on Tuesday night on ESPN!

TV shows tonight…The Good Wife on CBS and the hot new show on Showtime, The Affair at 10:00 pm EST.  This show is getting a lot of buzz..check it out on twitter #THE AFFAIR!

Enjoy your Sunday night!

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