Time for Championship Week in the world of College Football!
Ok, so this will be a shorter version this week since it was a Championship Saturday. Tune in tomorrow when I unveil to you the first ever Jenkins System for College Football Playoff. I’m telling you, it’ll be entertaining and much debate will ensue since I actually have two different methods of how this could/should work, both of which in my opinion are better than this stupid BCS system.
A fun day in the world of college football, as long as you aren’t a Missouri fan, and one of the best SEC Championship match-ups since 2003. It was a long day of TV watching and now I feel like my Fall hibernation should end and maybe I’ll start doing something on Saturdays rather than drinking and watching TV all day… well let’s not get ahead of ourselves just yet. The Bowls still have to be played.
On another note, what the hell Dr. Pepper!? How much money did they pay the NCAA to sponsor the whole day? Every game was Dr. Pepper this and Dr Pepper that. And did you notice that on the halftime challenges that the two girls from the SEC Championship game did better at the same toss game as the two guys from the ACC Championship game? Too bad the hot one lost.
CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES OF THE WEEK:
(Brought to you by Dr. Pepper; they threw me $5 for that)
SEC Championship Game
#4 Florida over #1 Alabama 31-20
I do believe I told you so on this one. Florida is just too strong and too fast for anybody to keep up with this year. I had predicted the score to be 45-20 so I guess I wasn’t giving Bama’s defense enough credit. The game was awesome though. Very clean and well played by both teams (only 8 total penalties and one late turnover) and just some phenomenal players on both sides of the ball. This game was SEC football. Tebow did what he had to do with the absence of Harvin (14/22 216yds. 3TDs and 57yds. rushing) and the Gators should be bringing another National Championship home to the SEC this year. I do hope a lot of people got to see this one because it was back and forth the whole game with neither team really taking over until Florida did so in the fourth quarter. I do think that Alabama was slightly overrated, but expect this team to be back next year despite losing their senior QB Wilson and a few linemen. As far as Tebow goes, I think he is the best college football player, leader, quarterback… you name it. He deserves the Heisman again this year. I hate to say it cause I hate Florida and Tebow, but the guy is hands down the best out there.
Big-12 Championship Game
#2 Oklahoma over #20 Missouri 62-21 (Beat Down of the Week)
To be honest with you, I quit watching this game at halftime. It wasn’t worth it. Oklahoma would have been better served to play Texas again and settle the Big-12 South rather than waste America’s time by playing Missouri and beating them for the second year in a row for the conference championship. Total domination for the Sooners after about midway through the second quarter. Missouri just had no balance in their offense and their defense was just pathetic. The Tigers got out played out willed and out classed; period! Rushing Yards: 243-60; Passing: 384-294; Turnovers: 3-0; all for Oklahoma. Whatever, this games unlike the SEC game, sucked! It was fun to watch Oklahoma do whatever they wanted to, but as far as a Championship game, I wanted to see more of a contest and less of a beat down.
ACC Championship Game
#25 Virginia Tech over #18 Boston College 30-12
Another rematch from 2007 and another win for Virginia Tech. It seems like BC can only take them out in the regular season and have no idea how to win it all. This was a much better game than the score would indicate though despite both teams making some big mistakes. The game was one of who wants to win it much like the ACC was all year long. I don’t want it, you take it, no you, no you… 7 total turnovers in the ball game and a late safety. For Tech it was the Tyrod Taylor show with the QB doing his best Mike Vick impersonation (11/19 for 84yds and an INT; 11 carries for 30yds and 2TDs). BC unfortunately relied too much on the passing game with a QB that just isn’t strong enough to lead them to a Championship. The only real entertaining portion of this game was the defenses that were all over the place. BC has some good linebackers! Anyway, the ACC had a down year and VT just had to not lose in order to win back-to-back titles.
MAC Championship Game
Buffalo over #12 Ball State 42-24 (Upset of the week)
You know, some teams want to win and some don’t. Ball State wanted it but just didn’t want it enough. Buffalo is a perennial loser in that conference and has had a great rebuild, but there is no way that Ball U should have let that happen. It’s as if someone walked up with a silver platter filled with the best that life has to offer; Conference Championships, BCS bowls and caviar and Ball State just sneezed all over it. The Cardinals were given a winning lottery ticket and decided to use it as toilet paper. This is why… the MAC is WAC!
Navy over Army 34-0
Zero if by land and 34 if by sea a seventh straight win for Navy! (I just came up with that). A tradition in college football is to watch one of these teams dominate the other and feel sad that no matter who wins, they all have to go off and “defend” our country. This is the life they’ve chosen and I for one, even though I disagree with them, am grateful for their choice. Neither of these football teams are ever any good, but I never put them in my pillow fights or beat downs, because both teams (Air Force too) are full of great men and I’m glad that for a few hours on a Saturday they can forget about their obligations to the country and just play some football.
On a completely different note. WTF Army? Those uniforms did not do it for me. I get it, wear camo and maybe Navy won’t see you. But it didn’t work out that way. Go back to your traditional uniforms next year.
ACC: Virginia Tech
Big East: Cincinnati
Big-10: Penn State
C-USA: East Carolina
Mountain West: Utah
WAC: Boise State
MY Heisman Vote:
The stats don’t tell the whole story, but I’ll give them to you anyway. And, if you go look at the defensive stats for the teams these QBs played you’ll see that Tebow faced a hell of a lot tougher competition on defense than either McCoy or Bradford. Like I said before, best overall player… Tebow. I have way too much man-love for him on here this week. I need to go take a shower.
1. Tim Tebow; Jr. Florida: 2,515 passing yds, 28 TDs, 2 INTs, 15 sacks, 176.74 passer rating; 154 rushing attempts for 564 yards and 12 TDs; 0 fumbles.
2. Colt McCoy; Jr. Texas: 3,445 passing yds, 32 TDs, 7 INTs, 20 sacks, 179.20 passer rating; 128 rushing attempts for 576 yards and 10 TDs; 0 fumbles.
3. Sam Bradford; So. Oklahoma: 4,464 passing yds, 48 TDs, 6 INTs, 9 sacks, 186.29 passer rating; 40 rushing attempts for 65 yards and 5 TDs; 0 fumbles.
Come back tomorrow for what will surely be a much debated post about the playoffs. Have a good one people!