TCU finishes strong to quite strong.
The Baptists and Christians played on Friday night, in the freezing rain of Fort Worth with TCU eeking out an overtime win 28-21. Both schools limped in and gave a game effort in the elements, Baylor with a 3rd string quarterback, a second string running back, TCU with a limping Trevone Boykin and an injured Josh Doctson.
The loss knocked Baylor out of any chance of a playoff birth and gave TCU a measure of revenge for last years collapse in Waco.
One True Champion! Right?
Oklahoma won the Big 12 in Stillwater on Saturday night in convincing fashion. The Sooners came in like gang busters and dominated from the start. Baker Mayfield continued his final push towards a Heisman trophy invite and Bob Stoops won the Big 12 for the 9th time. The question remains, not only for OSU but for any number of schools, were the Pokes any good? I suspect we’ll never know.
Iowa is still awesome.
If you aren’t pulling for Iowa to upset Michigan State and continue on it’s stagger towards a playoff birth you’re un-American. We want Iowa in the playoff, we need Iowa in that playoff.
The Hawkeyes dispatched Nebraska in Lincoln on Friday by using fullbacks, tightends, and other unicorns of the modern football age.
It goes without saying, but we are all Hawkeyes.
Don’t Geaux Les.
Les Miles saved his job by beating a bad Texas A&M team. Congrats Les! Does anyone outside of College Station realize that you’ve owned the Aggies since they jumped to the SEC? I mean, losing to A&M in Baton Rouge is more of a fireable offense that winning is a hirable one.
Whatever, Les got carried off by his players, Sumlin had to explain why his offense looks like a wet roman candle, and all is copacetic.
Bits and Pieces
- Georgia fired a good man in the hopes of picking up one or two more wins a year. Ask Nebraska how that’ s worked out. Ask Tennessee.
- UNT may have a replacement for Dan McCarney, TCU offensive coordinator Doug Meecham. The Roundup is excited about that hire, even if he wasn’t one of our array of potential hires.
- It looks like Dennis Franchione is going to survive a horrible season at Texas State. The Bobcats lost to Georgia State, New Mexico State, and Idaho. That’s a trifecta.
- Texas Tech won in Austin for the first time since 1997. That was John Mackovic’s last year in Austin.
- Memphis destroyed SMU in the Mustangs last game of 2015. The Tigers threw for 7 touchdown passes in the game. Chad Morris gets a pass for this season, he won’t get many more.
- The Houston Cougars are your 2015 American Athletic Conference Western Division Champs! The Cougars dismantled Navy’s rushing attack and the return of Greg Ward Jr. spurred the offense. Houston hosts Temple for the AAC title on Saturday.