Instant Analysis: Week 13

Week 13 is in the books. What did we learn heading into a huge Thanksgiving week on the grid iron? Let's find out.


Form over substance.

Form over substance.

Oregon is now a verb as in "to build incredible facilities with Nike money and wear audacious uniforms only to lose to one or two teams a year that one should not; see Clemsoning."

The Big 10 is a gigantic mess except for Michigan State and Ohio State. At least the conference championship game won't be a total waste.

Florida lost to Georgia Southern. I would have thought that Muschamp would get another year, he may not get another week. The Bud is compelled to remind everyone that Muschamp was the heir apparent to Mack Brown's job.

It looks more an more like an awful non-AQ school will get to the BCS. Either Fresno or UCF could get there. And get utterly destroyed.

Sad face.

Sad face.

The Round-Up

Baylor was smashed by Okie State. With the injuries and the roadie this was likely, but the way the Bears were dismantled was pretty surprising.

The blueprint is now in play for handling the Bears: man coverage, confuse Bryce Petty, ball control on offense, create turnovers. Here's the deal, there aren't many teams that can do that.

A&M will now go ahead and lose out. The Bayou Bengals officially welcomed the Ags to the SEC with a shellacking at Death Valley.

Good luck at Missouri. And then at the Food Basket Bowl in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Johnny Football's Heisman repeat has hit a major snag. He'll need to walk on water against Missouri. More than likely he'll drown in vodka.

UTS FREAKING A! The Roadrunners won the biggest game of their short history over UNT, throwing the Conference USA West into a tizzy. UTSA is 5-2 in conference, three years ago the Roadrunners were sorting through their first set of jock straps. That Larry Coker guy can coach.

Back in the title mix.

Back in the title mix.

Rice now controls it's own destiny in the west with one last hurdle at home against Tulane. The Owls sneaked by UAB in OT on the road.

UTEP got their asses kicked by Tulane. Sweet merciful end of the season, come quickly.

The Cougars dropped another AAC game to Cincy in a pig pit at Compass Stadium. At 7-4 Houston is in free fall.

SMU actually has a better conference record than Houston. They meet next week, but SMU will be without Garrett Gilbert.

Garrett, we. are. sorry.

Garrett, we. are. sorry.

By the way, the Bud has been hard on Garrett Gilbert, but he entered Saturday as the NCAA leader in total offense. Raising our hand and apologizing. Garrett you're a peach. Come back soon.

Texas State got bombed out by those flaming paddle bashing Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky. Bowl...hopes...fading...

It's almost over people. Savor the season.