These last few weekends of football should prove to be pretty interesting. I cannot wait to see what shakes out of the LSU-Oregon-Oklahoma-Kansas-West Virginia group. I am particularly excited, barring something weird happening at either Iowa State or Texas Tech, to see the Big 12 Championship game between Kansas and Oklahoma. Let’s check in with our favorites Ladies’ teams….
Holly: Tennessee 34, Arkansas 13. This is only the second complete game the Vols have played this season (aided and abetted by an inexplicably abysmal game on both sides of the ball for the Razorbacks), but it couldn’t have come at a better time. Arkansas superstar and would-be Heisman frontrunner Darren McFadden was held to 117 yards. Sounds like a lot until you remember he hung 321 on South Carolina last week. Our defense is back (for only the second time this season) to their smashmouth selves, and if we win out (far from certain with Kentucky and a spoiler-happy Vanderbilt team on the horizon), we’ll be punching tickets to the SEC Championship game.
It’s not just the immediate future that’s looking bright, either. Below, see sophomore wide receiver Austin Rogers necessitating 3.5 defenders to slow him down. And for the first time in my life, we have a legitimate threat in the secondary. His name is Eric Berry, he had two interceptions for 98 yards….and he’s a freshman. Remember his name.
SA: I hate this team. I love this team and I hate this team. There is nothing worth mentioning from that game on Saturday. The defense sucked. The offense sucked. The special teams sucked. Hell, the coaching probably sucked. And yes, Mario Manningham had two great touchdowns, but he was yapping in his young quarterback’s face the entire game. No way in hell he does that to Chad Henne. I love ya Mario, but you just don’t do that. His behavior sullied his performance for me. Adrian Arrington added a TD in the fourth to make it a two point game. But with a Mallet interception Wisconsin took back control. On the bright side, at least Ohio State lost. I mean, I guess that’s a bright side. Anyhoo, last game of the season is against the Buckeyes in Ann Arbor for a trip to the Rose Bowl.
Andrea: Floyd of Rosedale has come back to Iowa City! Woo hoo! Also, running back Albert Young became the 3rd 3,000-yard rusher in Iowa history with a 22-yard run in the first quarter. We end our season next week with a match-up with the juggernaut that is Western Michigan. Kind of a let down for a final game, but if we can get to 7 wins and head to the Alamo Bowl, I’ll be okay with that.
He used to be a real pig.
But this’ll do. This’ll do.