My beloved North Carolina State Wolfpack hosted the Number 1 Florida State Seminoles yesterday at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, NC. We played them tough, displayed a lot of talent, character, discipline and poise but eventually lost 56-41 having being outscored 14-4 in the final quarter. That's the difference between a team like State and an FSU...depth. FSU can platoon their players in and out and not loose a lot in quality, teams like State can't. So when the 4th. quarter rolls around the fresher legs prevail.
But I'm not disappointed. A lot of questions were answered and if State ain't a top 20 team then CW is not a man of a thousand hats (most ugly as hell of course). But who can go wrong with dedicated fans like these guys? Dressing up as a bunch of Rednecks ha ha ha. Somebody should tell these guys Halloween is a month away ha ha ha.
So, on to other games. UVA won beating some rinky-dink team (really, who gives a shit?) Duke lost to Miami, UNC got trashed by Clemson and Pitt lost to Akron. Syracuse lost, BC lost and Va. Tech got past an outmanned W. Michigan. So far all these "football" schools they brought into the ACC aren't doing too well.
Speaking of Michigan, they lost again but Mich. State won. There's a good few one loss teams in the Big Ten, so even though the league may be down a bit it still looks real competitive. Penn State is 4-1 but got dusted by Northwestern yesterday (all they could manage was two field goals).
Down in the Lone Star State Texas A&M, Baylor and TCU are undefeated and the Texas Longhorns are playing 500 ball. That must gripe their burnt-orange asses I'd say.
In the SEC Tennessee played Georgia tough with a killer passing attack but couldn't stop Todd Hurley (a funk-soul-brother with a preppy name, I love when that happens!) who gashed the Vols for 200+ yards. Misery spanked the frustrated and frustrating Gamecocks in Columbia (guess which one) and Auburn remains undefeated...'Bama had the week off.
Oh, I did want to mention my former employer the Shepherd Rams are 4-0 beating West Virginia Wesleyan 56-7 yesterday. Their average margin of victory this year is about 35 points so they must be pretty good. What's that? "Hammer, you worked at a college?" Why yes I did. I was the Chair of the Philosophy Department don't you know (the less said about that the better!).
Anyway that's it. I'm in a foul mood after yesterday's loss so I'm outta here.