Typically this space would feature a more fleshed out look back at the weekend in college football. Unfortunately this long weekend/short week have forced a tiny change this week. On the bright side, though, you don't have to endure my ramblings as much as usual as I'm letting YOU, the readers, generate the content for this past weekend. Consider yourselves part of our FW Weekly award winning team. I'll help guide the conversation.
- Baylor 59, SMU 24. The biggest story of the weekend, at least from a TCU fan perspective, had to be the beating that went on in Waco. SMU's defense REALLY took the whole "honoring the Sabbath, day of rest" thing to heart, no? I think we can all reluctantly agree that hate probably caused us to underestimate Art Briles' post-Griffin coaching acumen, but yikes! 613 yards of total offense, including a 341 yard, 4TD 0 INT performance from Nick Florence? At least the Baylor defense is about the same, giving up 507 yards to SMU but taking advantage of 3 Pony turnovers to keep the score respectable. As for SMU's savior in the form of Garrett Gilbert, well, as of yet he still hasn't remembered how to play football. The final numbers were 34/59 for 286 yards, 2 picks and 2 TDs. Apparently SMU is taking a quantity vs quality approach with Gilbert this year. Of course, this was just the first game and Gilbert has time to put it together, but Baylor is probably one of the weakest defenses he will face all year, so.... Expect the Yao Ming chants to start if he doesn't make some corrections. And if he never does? Hopefully we can finally forget about that whole June Jones/QB guru thing. In others news, Zack Line is still pretty good. So what does this game really mean? Is Baylor THAT good? Is SMU THAT bad? I think it has to be a little of both. Regardless, looking at those defenses, I feel pretty good about our chances in both games this year.
- Texas 37, Wyoming 17. For those of you who didn't catch it - which is most of you since the LHN is a big pile of lulz - Texas actually trailed for a bit in this game before pulling away, and they did it just as you'd expect. Joe Bergeron and Malcolm Brown combined for 215 yards and 3 TDs, while DJ Monroe added a fourth and Johnathan Gray even got into the mix with 5 rushes for 9 yards. Then there was the QB play, and it was less than impressive. David Ash started the game and went 20/27 for 156 yards a score, and that was it. Texas claims they are going to win the "SEC way" with a pounding running game and defense as well as a game manager type QB and, at least for one night, that's what they did. Their run defense lived up to the billing, allowing only 69 total yards, and they picked off Wyoming twice. Still, I'm not sold, are you?
- Alabama 41, Michigan 14. YEESH! And it wasn't even that close.
- Elsewhere, Okie State ran off 84 unanswered points, West Virginia blew up their scoreboard and Boise finally an opener, but just barely.
Then there was the REAL most important story of the weekend, that being the Breaking Bad finale! No recap here, but what do you guys think will happen going forward? Will Hank immediately take the bait? Will he try and help his brother in law? And, most importantly, could Walt have walked away from the game THAT easily? Take it away...