1. What It All Means: Week 10
No more saying that “there aren’t any fun games this week” again, and that goes for here, too.
Florida vs. Georgia might have been the only showdown worth stopping the world for, and you know we’ve hit sort of a lull when GameDay goes to South Dakota one week and Memphis the next, but even though this was a calm-before-the-storm weekend …
It’s still a lot of fun.
One of the great aspects of college football is the sheer volume of games. If you got bored with Michigan whacking around Maryland in one of the early battles – which was sort of entertaining in its own way – there was Nebraska vs. Purdue for you.
Both teams are bad at college football – yes, Nebraska, sorry, but you’re bad at this college football thing now until you can prove otherwise – but they played a wildly fun game.
Both teams are banged up, Purdue lost second-string QB Jack Plummer – maybe for the season – and kept on rolling, and the two were battling back-and-forth in a fantastic fourth quarter. Purdue won in the final minute 31-27.
That was just good college football.
Down one, Coastal Carolina went for two late against Troy and pulled it off for a 36-35 win to keep bowl hopes alive.
Keeping it in the Sun Belt, Arkansas State beat ULM 48-41 as the two teams combined for almost 1,000 yards and put together one of the best first halves all year – it was 31-28 ASU going into the locker room.
Boise State had to score 35 points in the second half to get by San Jose State. Cincinnati needed 18 points with an interception return for a score to survive East Carolina, and on a bigger scale. Ian Book was magnificent in the final moments to get Notre Dame past Virginia Tech.
And the whole day finished up with a wild rally by Fresno State to slip by Hawaii 41-38 in an insane final three minutes that closed out with a 37-yard walk-off field goal by the Bulldogs’ Cesar Silva.
If you like college football, keep searching around for games that get interesting. There are over 50 every Saturday to choose from – go away from the obvious SEC showcase showdown once in a while and you’ll have a blast.
Of course, if you gamble, every game is beautiful in its own way.
And with that, let’s do this already.
LSU vs. Alabama at 3:30 ET. Oh hell yeah.
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