We were promised a terrible weekend of football and we weren’t disappointed.
Yes, there were good games here and there, but unless you enjoy watching patsies get 70 points dropped on them, this weekend was pretty much a bust.
But there is good news – LSU coach Le Miles gave us this gem for the weekend:
DID IT RAIN IN TIGER STADIUM? LSU coach Les Miles said not exactly. "If not, a very stiff dew was out there."
— Glenn Guilbeau (@LSUBeatTweet) September 22, 2013
And the weekend is over.
The weekends of terrible nonconference games are a thing of the past and we can now move forward with conference play.
If there’s one thing we can take from this weekend, it’s that offense reigns supreme. Four teams – Ohio State, Louisville, Baylor and Miami - scored more than 70 points on Saturday. Thirteen teams scored more than 50 points and 13 teams more than 40 points. And all these teams didn’t play lower-division opponents some of these are in conference play.
The increase of offense is a big win for fans who love to watch dazzling scoring plays and amazing runs and catches, but a big loss for defensive coordinators, who are doing all they can just to keep up.
Here are the rest of the winners and losers from the weekend:
Kansas: It’s been more than two years since Kansas could brag about a win over an FBS team – until Saturday. Matt Wyman’s 52-yard field goal as time expired gave the Jayhawks a 13-10 win over Louisiana Tech and snapped a 22-game losing streak to teams from the FBS. On the flipside, however, Kansas fans belong in our “Losers” section for rushing the field for a win against a 1-3 Louisiana Tech team. Hey, remember when Kansas was in the Orange Bowl?
**Some Kansas fans are refuting reports the field was rushed.
Baylor: Is this our favorite in the Big 12? Don't laugh, but the Baylor offense may be the best in the state of Texas and has a case for best in the country. The Bears put up 70 points on Louisiana-Monroe Saturday, and that was after a scoreless last 22 minutes. Running back Lache Seastrunk is averaging 11 yards per carry on the season, and Bryce Petty has tossed eight touchdowns.
Yeah, Baylor hasn't played anyone yet. But they've scored 69, 70 and 70 this season. That's an unmatched offensive resume, especially when you consider the below efficiency.
Incredible stat: Baylor now has 24 TD drives of 2 minutes or less this season. Oregon led the FBS with 45 such drives last year.
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) September 22, 2013
Texas: Mack Brown's stated team goal of winning the Big 12 is still on track. Is it enough to stop the printing thousands more Saban 2014 shirts?
Texas controlled Kansas State for a 31-21 win Saturday night to move to 2-2 on the season. The game was a little too close for many UT fans late -- Kansas State had the ball inside the Texas 10 with two minutes left -- but a Jake Waters fumble after he ran into a teammate sealed the deal for the Longhorns.
It wasn't a pretty win, and while Baylor is piling up the points, this is still a flawed Big 12. Texas still stacks up fourth at best if you're ranking the conference today, but the first win against Kansas State since 2003 goes a long way.
Steven Nelson: With Oregon State trailing by two with 2:30 to go in the fourth quarter and San Diego State with the ball, Nelson's role as cornerback would primarily be in run support, right? Nope. On second down, San Diego State drew up a pass play and Quinn Kaehler wildly overthrew his receiver on a quick stop route.
Nelson was there behind him, snatched the ball out of the air and waltzed into the end zone for a 34-30 Oregon State lead that would ultimately be the final score. The Beavers trailed most of the game, but came back with 20 fourth quarter points to win their third straight after losing the first week of the season against Eastern Washington.
Jeremy Hill: The LSU running back ran for two first quarter touchdowns and 184 yards in his second start of the season against Auburn Saturday night. After being suspended for a bar incident for the first game of the year against TCU, Hill has made the most of his return to the field. He’s totaled 351 yards on just 42 carries and has six touchdowns. With Hill bursting through the line and the improved play of Zach Mettenberger, LSU’s offense may be much better than we thought it would be.
This photo was one of the best of the weekend as it showed the game-losing drop by Marshall receiver Davonte Allen during a three overtime loss to Virginia Tech.
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