The unbeatable team has been beat. Cue the jokes about whether Texas A&M could beat the Jacksonville Jaguars. Maybe now we’ll stop crowning champions at midseason? Probably not, but don’t blame Alabama for being the recipient of all that love. In fact, Nick Saban was telling anyone who would listen that he was terribly afraid of the Aggies. The problem was, few were listening. Saban’s pre-game comments on A&M’s up-tempo offensive attack bordered on paranoia and for much of the first half it looked like the Tide had no confidence against quarterback Johnny Manziel. Alabama settled in but it wasn’t enough; A&M won 29-24.
At first, I was embarrassed. This is Michigan, for God’s sake. Are we ever allowed to rush the field? We had just beaten Little Brother; you certainly don’t rush the field after beating your little brother. But what if your little brother had beaten you the year before? And the year before that. And the year before that. And the year before that. And what if beating them this time was the program’s 900th win? And what if…Oh, come on, who has time to think about this as the clock hits zero and you want to celebrate?
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If you love college football, as I do, you take it in all its forms. You enjoy the 9-6 defensive slugfest as well as the high-flying, up-and-down, touchdown-a-minute, video game-style shootout. If you watched football last Saturday, you saw a lot more of the latter. 51-44. 41-36. 45-31. There were more 40s put up than in an Ice Cube music video.
The biggest offensive outburst of all occurred in Morgantown, where Baylor graciously welcomed West Virginia to the Big 12 by not tackling any of its receivers. The result was 1,500 yards of offense and a 70-63 West Virginia victory. Mountaineers’ quarterback Geno Smith threw more touchdowns (8) than incompletions (6).
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