Boise St. and Alabama Survive; Texas is Terrible

It was quite a day in college football yesterday.  Heisman candidate Denard Robinson went down in the first quarter with a knee injury in the first quarter after scoring 2 touchdowns, Arkansas took Alabama down to the wire only to fall victim to Mark Ingram, and Texas showed how bad they really are.  Without further adieu here is the recap of week 4 in college football.

*Mark Ingram showed why he is the reigning Heisman Trophy winner.  He ran all over the Arkansas defense for 157 yards and scored two touchdowns.  Despite Alabama not playing its best football they were able to reject an upset bid by the razorbacks.  In the first half Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallet looked like a legit Heisman candidate and potential #1 pick in the NFL draft as he threw for 250 yards and 2 touchdowns at the half.  He then threw for 2 interceptions in the second half helping Alabama get back in the game.  Barring any unforeseen event, Alabama will be led into the national championship by Mark Ingram.

*Boise State took care of their last test of the season, handling Oregon State despite not playing their best football.  They have a cupcake schedule the rest of the way and I think they will need Oklahoma, Ohio State, or Alabama to lose in order to get into the title game.  The closest to a test they will have is Nevada, because Nevada has the ability to put up points in a hurry.  Kellen Moore was to able to cover up the mistakes made the Boise State special teams by throwing for 288 yards and 3 touchdowns.  I am to get a read on Boise State.  The last few years everyone loved them because they were the underdog.  Now it seems 50-50 as some people love ’em and others are rooting against them.

*All season I have said that Texas is not that good of a team.  UCLA’s running game was able to stomp all over them yesterday in Austin.  They embarrassed the Horns en route to a 34-12 shellacking.  Not only was the defense terrible, the offense was nowhere to be seen again.  As a diehard Texas fan, even I didn’t realize just how much they would miss Colt McCoy and Jordan Shipley.  They can’t move the ball at all and refuse to let Garrett Gilbert throw the ball down field.  They also do not have a running game to speak of.  I expect the losing to continue as they will get walloped next week in the Red River Shootout.

*Denard Robinson went down midway through the first quarter on Saturday against Bowling Green after he ran for two touchdowns and 129 yards on just 5 carries.  Many people have him at the top of their Heisman list, including myself.  But I want to see what he does against actual competition.  So far he has been able to dismantle the likes of Uconn, Umass, Notre Dame, and Bowling Green.  These aren’t exactly the cream of the crop teams.  Let’s see how he does now that they will start Big 10 play against the Iowa’s, Penn State’s, and Wisconsin’s of the world.

*I am not even going to bother writing about Notre Dame anymore.  They are a non story.  Just terrible.  But I predicted they would be, didn’t I?






*What’s on tap for next week:

#21 Texas vs #8 Oklahoma @ Dallas

#11 Wisconsin @ # 24 Michigan State

Virginia Tech @ #23 North Carolina State

#7 Florida @ #1 Alabama

#9 Stanford @ #4 Oregon

#22 Penn State @ Iowa


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