The college football season is back, and not a second too soon. This year’s race to the BCS title is wide open. I know that’s one of those overused clichés, but this year it rings truer than ever.
Now that the Jets’ season is over and the bluster of the team has been silenced by the Steelers, a breath of athletic fresh air blew through the sports pages with nary a mention over the last couple of weeks.
Andrew Luck didn’t only forego possibly $50 million in guaranteed money, he caused a major jolt in Carolina’s offseason as the franchise is also busy trying to find a replacement for coach John Fox.
Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck has solidified himself as the #1 pick in the NFL draft, should he decide to declare (which he will).
These are two red-hot teams. Virginia Tech has won 11 straight games since their 0-2 start, which included a loss at home to James Madison of the FCS. Stanford hasn’t been too shabby of later either, winning 7 straight after their lone loss on the season to Oregon.
All Cam Newton did week in and week out was perform at a level no other player in the country was able to reach.
Newton and James were named finalists for the Heisman Trophy on Monday, and will be joined by Stanford’s Andrew Luck and Kellen Moore of Boise State for Saturday’s announcement in Times Square.
Justin Blackmon proved once again to be the guy for a very underrated Cowboy team that took apart Kansas 48-14. Blackmon doesn’t have a realistic chance to win the Heisman, but he’s had a heck of a year.
10. Alabama (9-2): For some insane reason the Tide played Georgia State – I repeat Georgia State – this late in the season.
There is little doubt Notre Dame will return to Yankee Stadium in the not-too-distant future. When exactly has yet to be decided, but the marriage between two of the country’s most famous sports brands is a match made in marketing heaven.
Justin Blackmon has been the best wide receiver in the country this season and proved it once again this week against Texas.
Wisconsin (9-1): The Badgers showed no mercy in their 83-20 thrashing of Indiana. People don’t like the fact that they so aggressive in the fourth quarter, scoring 24 points – but the NCAA brought this on themselves.
5. John Clay, RB, Wisconsin: (929 rush yards – 13 TD’s) – His numbers may not poke your eyes out, but anybody who’s seen Clay in action knows just how valuable he is to the Badgers.
They’re a bit like circling buzzards. The one-loss teams are hanging around the fringe, waiting and hoping for something bad to happen to the four undefeated teams at the front of the BCS line.
Andrew Luck threw for 293 yards and two touchdowns, leading No. 10 Stanford to a 42-17 victory in its highly anticipated showdown with 13th-ranked Arizona on Saturday night.