"Roughing the Passer - A PK Frazier Novel"

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Monday, September 16, 2013

NCAA FOOTBALL WEEK 3 RECAP:

Week 3 NCAA Football Recap: After a tough start with a loss in the first game Thursday night, I rebounded by running  the table on Saturday. Granted, it wasn't the toughest of weeks to pick the top 25, but there were still some close games that could have gone either way.  I also had games that didn't involve ranked teams, so all in all, not a bad week. I'm certain I'll be coming back to earth pretty soon.
I was especially surprised, as everyone else probably was, at Michigan's almost losing performance against Akron. The MAC seems to be down a little this year, so a Zips' upset would have been a shocker. And of course, the shootout in College Station between Alabama and Texas A&M probably did little to taint the reputation of Johnnie "Football" Manzell.  He almost orchestrated what would have been a stunning comeback against Alabama, coming up just short in a great game.
The other game of note was Wisconsin's loss to Arizona State as the Badgers and the officials conspired to make the final seconds a total mess. Wisconsin, despite having about 15 seconds to work with, failed to get off another play that would have set up a 32 yard game-winning field goal. My take was that with no timeouts left, the Badger coach just tried to get too cute and, with no margin for error, paid the price.
Last Week: 21 - 1
Season: 52 - 12
(24) TCU 24 at Texas Tech 21: This game was close late, but Tech hung tough and pulled the mild upset. 10 - 20.
Akron 13 at (11) Michigan 38: Correct. 24 - 28.
(5) Stanford  31 at Army 10: Correct. 34 -20.
(16) UCLA 34 at (23) Nebraska 31:  Correct. 41 - 21.
(7) Louisville 45 at Kentucky 14:  Correct. 27 - 13.
Tulsa 10 at (14) Oklahoma 27: Correct. 20 - 51.
Nevada  7 at (10) Florida St. 51: Correct. 7 - 62.
Tennessee 17 at (2) Oregon 49:  Correct. 14 - 59.
(1) Alabama 28 at (6) Texas A&M 27: Correct. 49 - 42.
(19) Washington 30 at Illinois 28: Correct. 34 - 24.
(4) Ohio St.  38 at California 21: Correct. 52 - 34.
 Kent St. 10 at (8) LSU 41: Correct. 13 - 45.
Vanderbilt 24 at (13) South Carolina 34: Correct. 25 - 35.
Lamar 13 at (12) Oklahoma State 35: Correct. 3 - 59.
(25) Mississippi 31 at Texas 27: Correct. 44 - 23.
(21) Notre Dame 38 at Purdue 17: Correct. 31 - 24.
Western Michigan 17 at (17) Northwestern  40:  Correct. 17 - 38.  
(20) Wisconsin 27 at Arizona St. 30: Correct. 30 - 32.
Virginia Tech 27 at East Carolina 17: Correct. 15 - 10.
Southern Mississippi  14 at Arkansas 37: Correct. 3 - 24.
Georgia Tech 30 at Duke 24: Correct. 38 - 14.

Mississippi St. 27 at Auburn 31: Correct. 20 - 24.