- K-State moved their way up the Big 12 and NCAA ladder in massive fashion, winning 48-0 over Oklahoma State and completing the largest shutout victory over a team rankd in the Top 10 in history. Quarterback Will Howard had a standout performance, tossing four touchdown passes and compiling almost 300 yards through the air. Deuce Vaughn had a great performance out of the backfield as well, averaging 7.2 yards-per-carry for 158 and a score of his own. The defense was the story of the game, allowing nothing to Spencer Sanders and the Cowboys offense. Kansas State makes some noise every year, but they look consistently legit.
- A Big Ten blueblood program figured it out! A basketball blueblood, that is. You may have figured Nebraska would the team to breakthrough and regain their roots, but they were on the losing end of the seesaw in this game. Illinois is ranked 14th in the country and are streaking. The Fighting Illini sit atop the Big Ten West and could send shockwaves through college football in the Big Ten Championship game.
Auburn’s Coaching Prospectives
- The Bryan Harsin era (if you can even call it that) has officially come to an end; however, the Auburn Tigers are trending up. This is because of the potential the coaching market has. Matt Rhule was just let go by the Carolina Panthers and will most likely find himself back in the NCAA. Who knows what Deion Sanders might do if you give him a blank check and the opportunity to coach in the SEC. The Tigers could go back to the Group of Five and grab Luke Fickell from Cincinnati. Or an established coach like PJ Fleck or Lane Kiffin could jump ship. The opportunities are endless for Auburn in this market and with enough booster money, but stay away from any Jimbo deals.
- Ugly. Cowardly. Disgraceful. That is the only way to describe the events of last weekend’s game when two Michigan players were attaked in the tunnel by a handful of Michigan State team members. An investigation has opened and Michigan head coach John Harbaugh is not accepting apologies. Four players have been suspended from the Michigan State football team, and if Harbaugh had his way they would be charged with assault.
- Is Kentucky that bad in primetime or is Tennessee that good? The answer is probably a combination of both. In a battle of top SEC teams, Tennessee made this Kentucky program look like a team from the MAC (no offensive, I love some MAC-tion). Kentucky was not ready for primetime football, and got embarrassed in front of a national audience. Will Levis could not even throw for 100 yards, but he did throw the ball to Tennessee three times. He did not have much help in the run game and his offensive line certainly did not do him any favors. The defense could not handle Hendon Hooker, and Jalin Hyatt is practically an arsonist at this point with how much he enjoys torching secondaries and lighting teams hopes and dreams on fire.