The Longhorns did not fear the Tide. And that may be the lasting takeaway from UT’s heartbreaking 20-19 loss to the nation’s top-ranked team. Texas showed both a physical and mental toughness that has been conspicuously absent from that program for more than a decade.
Yes, that crazy play should have been a safety. But not for the reasons you may think. The officials missed a blatant offensive hold in the end zone that should have resulted in an automatic safety.
Next up for Texas, UTSA, which showed some grit of its own in the Roadrunners’ come from behind overtime win at Army. That was a weird game, with the Cadets passing for more than 300 yards for the first time in 15 years.
I wouldn’t want to be Jimbo Fisher. Marcus Freeman is probably gonna have a rough Sunday, too, would be my guess.
Fisher is supposed to be a quarterback guru. I’m still waiting for supporting evidence.
Scott Frost? As the Eagles would say, “Already gone.”
Oh, and App State got a check for $1.5 million, too…
Joey Maguire and his Red Raiders have it goin’ on. And those new unis are sharp!
I never had a doubt Kentucky would beat Florida, and I felt pretty confident that Tennessee was going to win at Pitt. But, yeah, Baylor’s double-OT loss at BYU caught me totally by surprise. Looked like it caught the Bears by surprise, too.
Incarnate Word 55, Nevada 41. The Cards are the 8th ranked team in the FCS. I’m telling you right now they are way better than that. There are not seven FCS teams out there that could beat them. UIW QB Lindsey Scott Jr. has thrown ten TD passes through two games, and Card WR Darion Chafin set a school record Saturday in Reno with 262 receiving yards to go along with two TDs.
Oh, and that was former UIW QB Cameron Ward who led Washington State to its big win at Wisconsin.
NFL Week One
Saints 27 Falcons 17
Bears 24 49ers 20
Bengals 27 Steelers 23
Eagles 24 Lions 21
Dolphins 27 Patriots 21
Ravens 31 Jets 17
Commanders 17 Jaguars 13
Panthers 26 Browns 24
Colts 28 Texans 20
Titans 27 Giants 17
Vikings 30 Packers 27
Chiefs 31 Cardinals 21
Bucs 37 Cowboys 28
Monday, Sept. 12
Broncos 27 Seahawks 21