Last week saw the rarest of Saturdays for college football in 2007: A day where half the top ten wasn’t unceremoniously disassembled by less-than-deserving squads. The weekend was not without nail-biting, however, as two Ladies’ teams played games into overtime (Tennessee and Iowa), two won by merely a field goal against teams they should’ve put away handily (Tennessee and Texas), and two suffered devastating losses (Pitt because they were So!Close!; Rutgers because it was never close, At All).
We spent so much of the summer in giddy anticipation of the season, only to be knocked on our collective asses week in and week out by the madcappery of upset after upset after upset…and now, with the closing of the year on the horizon, you know you’d do it all over again. And by “do it”, I mean “bed gentlemen of the opposing team to banish the sting of defeat”. Let’s hit it.
For Metschick and her Rutgers Scarlet Knights:
Pat White, QB, West Fuckin’ Virginia. 300 yards total offense, BY HIMSELF (156 rushing, 144 passing). He even looks sexy when fumbling. (Query: Why are sportscasters suddenly so hell-bent on calling him “Patrick”?)
For Clare and her Pitt Panthers:
Briam Brohm, QB, Louisville. Looks a little skittish under pressure (maybe chain him to the bedpost?), but walks away from another numbers-y match with 236 yards in the air and two scores.
Today’s Ladycentric matchups (all times Eastern, because I love you too much to make you do math on a Saturday morning):
- Iowa @ Northwestern. 12:00, ESPN2.
- Syracuse @ Pitt. 12:00, ESPN+.
- Wake Forest @ Virginia. 12:00, Lincoln Financial.
- Michigan @ Michigan State. 3:30, ABC.
- Texas @ Oklahoma State, 3:30, ABC.
- Louisiana-Lafayette @ Tennessee, 4:15, PPV.
- Rutgers @ Connecticut, 7:17, ESPNU.
Enjoy the games, ducklings.