The third Saturday in September began with a wild upset, and it was capped off by a stunner as well. Throughout the day, the Gators served the Volunteers a harsh dose of reality, Kentucky staked their claim to the bottom of the barrel in the SEC in a loss to Western Kentucky, and Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray had a hoot of a night against the Florida Atlantic Owls. Here are my favorite story lines from the third week of college football.
Dawg Night in Athens-Aaron Murray got the Georgia Bulldogs off to a fast start against FAU. With two touchdown passes, The current Georgia QB tied Eric Zeier for second all-time in passing touchdowns at the University of Georgia. Despite throwing an interception near the end of the third quarter, if Murray can complete passes early and often on a consistent basis, the best offense in the Southeastern Conference may reside in Athens.
Unlucky Number 13-Virginia Tech got walloped on the road at Pittsburgh. The Panthers were 0-2 coming into the noon contest, and they looked terrible in their first two outings this year. That is why games are not played on paper. It will be interesting to see how high the former #13 Hokies can get after the Panthers ate their undefeated season balloon.
Revenge of the Huskies-In 2010, Randy Edsall entered the history books as a result of winning more games at Connecticut than any previous Huskie coach. Edsall led UConn to a BCS bowl appearance at the end of that year. Connecticut is known as a basketball school so Huskie fans were understandably excited about the future for the upstart football program.
Unfortunately for Connecticut, the clock struck midnight on their Cinderella BCS season before it was over, courtesy of the Oklahoma Sooners at the Fiesta Bowl as Oklahoma dominated the Huskies by a final score of 48-20. Coach Edsall did not even fly back with his team, and he took the head coaching job at Maryland a few days later. This past weekend, Connecticut visited Maryland looking for vindication. The Huskies came out a winner, outlasting Maryland 24-21. Continue reading