GT v. Clemson – The Jackets pulled off the upset. The Tigers were with out Ellington in the back field and that hurt them relying on true freshman Bellamy, who let them down royally. The Tech defense stood out stellar play for the corner J. Thomas who came through late in the game with two interceptions to save the game. Washington’s decisions and Orwin Smith’s speed on the toss keep the offense scoring on way to a 31 – 17 route of the then #5 Tigers. The big question is how will this carry in to next week against the Virginia Tech Hokies who are in the driver’s seat of the ACC Coastal Division.
Oregon v. Wash State – The ducks in their usual fashion scored and did it fast. The offense returned its two most prominent stars/starters with Darren Thomas and LeMichael James returning to the line up. In true Darren Thomas fashion mid way through the second quarter scrambles from the pocket and throws a pass on the run to a wide open L. Tunei for a touchdown. Though Thomas was pulled at the half the electrifying Bryan Bennett didn’t disappoint. Connecting twice in the third for TD’s. While LeMichael James was eased back into the offense so look for him to reclaim the reigns shortly.
Texas v. Kansas – “I THREW IT ON THE GROUND” said Texas this week against the Jayhawks. The Longhorns had 441 yds on the ground with Bergeron, Brown, Goodwin, & Whittaker all had over 50 yds rushing with Brown and Bergeron combining for 255. The defense put on a clinic allowing only 46 total yards from Kansas and -2 of those yds came from 20 rushing attempts. It seems like the team is headed in the right direction. Seeing how David Ash is getting the start over McCoy we’ll see how they far against the Sooner Topplers, Texas Tech, at home next week.