A lot of water under the bridge since then…
That’s the early Vegas line for the Cocktail Party. I don’t need to tell you who’s getting the points, do I?
Try the veal.
And to think back in December this guy was rumored to be returning to Athens as Kirby’s defensive coordinator.
I take it Todd Graham and Mike Leach won’t be exchanging Christmas cards this year.
I wondered if somebody would go there.
At least the extra point wasn’t blocked.
I have no idea if Finebaum’s right about that, but check out Sagarin’s ratings today. There are four SEC West teams in his top ten, but the gap between #1 Alabama and #7 Auburn is wider than the gap between Auburn and #32 TCU.
‘Bama has already beaten four top 30 teams. If the Tide rolls Auburn and LSU, that would make six. (Throw in the SECCG, and that’ll likely make seven.) No other D-1 school has more than two such wins. I don’t know about you, but that’s a pretty convincing case for the best team in the country to me.
Purely as an intellectual exercise, what would be the point of putting Alabama through an eight-team playoff? Besides giving college football the opportunity to make more money and some folks a chance to scratch their Cinderella itch, that is…
Really, yesterday’s Oklahoma-Texas Tech shoot out was just flat out nuts. Really.
Here’s a list of some notable numbers from the game.
– The teams set an NCAA record by combining for 1,708 yards of total offense. Appropriately, each team had 854 yards of offense.
– Mahomes set an NCAA record with 819 yards of total offense in a game. He also tied the NCAA mark for passing yards with 734.
– Mahomes threw 88 passes. He just missed the NCAA record of 89 set by Washington State’s Connor Halliday.
– Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was 27-of-36 for 545 yards and seven touchdowns. The seven scoring passes set a school record.
– Mahomes and Mayfield set NCAA records with 1,279 combined passing yards and 1,383 yards of total offense by two players.
– Sooners running back Joe Mixon scored five touchdowns, two on runs and three on receptions. He finished with 263 rushing on 31 carries and 4 receptions for 114 yards to become the first player in school history to reach 200 yards rushing and 100 receiving in the same game.
– The 125 combined points was just behind the NCAA record of 136 set by Navy and North Texas in 2007. The 125 points are the second-most in a game involving a ranked team.
– Texas Tech ran 109 total plays and was 20-for-25 on third-down conversions.
– Oklahoma ran 76 plays and averaged 11.2 yards per play.
The Big 12 is drunk. When you’ve got a team that was pushed as a national title contender at the beginning of the season playing like that, hell, why not add a couple of AAC teams? They’d fit right in.