CFB Week 9 - Leapfroggers, LSU'ings, & The Lone Star Burndown....


RIP - Big Tex. If only the X-Men had shown up on time....

Well, that was a weekend of CFB that has left many infuriated, infatuated, or just impressed. Here are the things we learned.

1. I'll go ahead an get this out of the way - Johnny Fucking Football had his first "freshman" game of the season against one of the best defenses in the nation. Even in their first game against another elite D, Florida, JFF managed over 235 total yards offense and no turnovers. I realize you have to play what the competition gives you, but if JFF bounces back from this and gets back in to his groove, he could still possibly make the trip to NYC in December, thanks in part to Geno Smith falling back to earth and a very unfortunate injury to tOSU's Braxton Miller. Q: With the decline of Geno and the injury to B. Miller, who jumped in on the Heisman race this weekend?

2. Texas still has a swiss cheese defense. They will more than likely be bowl eligible this week with a trip to Lawrence, but after that, they have games at home against Iowa State(remember two years ago in Austin?), TCU, and roadies against Texas Tech and Kansas State. Q: Does a 6-6 or even a 7-5 season see Mack Brown out the door in Austin?

3. Kansas State is for real and "Optimus" Klein is now the Heisman front runner. I almost want to say West Virginia is officially done in the BXII for 2012, but KSU's remaining schedule is no cupcake. Home against Tech, Okie Lite, and Texas, with roadies at TCU and Baylor. Q: Does KSU run the table to get to the Fiesta Bowl? Who can beat them?

4. Notre Dame's season hinges on this week's game in Norman, Oklahoma.(Until they play @ USC the last week of the season.) If ND finds the luck of the Irish(cheap, I know) and escapes Norman with a win, their remaining schedule is pretty much a cake walk until a trip to LA at the end of the season.(vs Pitt, @BC, vs Wake Forrest). Q: If ND wins on Saturday, do they A) leap frog Oregon or KSU to #2 or #3 and B) do they lose before meeting USC in November?

5. Randomness - Duke is bowl eligible. Let that set in. Louisville and Rutgers are still undefeated and don't play eachother until the last game of the season. I'd tell you the Cardinals have a trap game this week, but they're playing a Cincy team that lost to Toledo last week, so, yeah. Rutgers remaining schedule is pretty meh until Louisville. Other random bowl eligible teams: Utah State and Kent State. Q: What are you looking forward to most in the 2nd half of this season? What team scares you? What undefeated do you want to see in Miami in January?


(Uh, where's the jump?)

Tuesday, October 23
8:00 PM Arkansas State at Louisiana-Lafayette Tickets
Thursday, October 25
7:30 PM No. 18 Clemson at Wake Forest Tickets
Friday, October 26
8:00 PM Cincinnati at No. 16 Louisville Tickets
8:00 PM Nevada at Air Force CBS Sports Network Tickets
Saturday, October 27
12:00 PM Tennessee at No. 13 South Carolina Tickets
12:00 PM No. 23 Texas at Kansas Tickets
12:00 PM Iowa at Northwestern Tickets
12:00 PM Kentucky at Missouri Tickets
12:00 PM Temple at Pittsburgh Big East Network ESPN 3 Tickets
12:00 PM Ball State at Army CBS Sports Network Tickets
12:00 PM Indiana at Illinois Big Ten Network Tickets
12:00 PM Northern Illinois at Western Michigan ESPN 3 Tickets
12:21 PM Ole Miss at Arkansas SEC Network ESPN 3 Tickets
12:30 PM North Carolina State at North Carolina ESPN 3 Tickets
1:00 PM Maryland at Boston College ESPN 3 Tickets
1:00 PM Southern Miss at Rice Tickets
2:00 PM Utah State at UTSA ESPN 3 Tickets
3:00 PM Colorado at No. 4 Oregon Pac-12 Network Tickets
3:00 PM UCLA at Arizona State FX Tickets
3:00 PM Brigham Young at Georgia Tech ESPN 3 Tickets
3:00 PM Memphis at Southern Methodist Tickets
3:30 PM No. 2 Florida vs. No. 10 Georgia* CBS Tickets
3:30 PM No. 14 Texas Tech at No. 3 Kansas State FOX Tickets
3:30 PM No. 9 USC at Arizona Tickets
3:30 PM Duke at No. 12 Florida State Tickets
3:30 PM Kent State at No. 15 Rutgers ESPN 3 Tickets
3:30 PM No. 21 Boise State at Wyoming CBS Sports Network Tickets
3:30 PM No. 24 Ohio at Miami (OH) ESPN 3 Tickets
3:30 PM Michigan State at No. 25 Wisconsin Tickets
3:30 PM Purdue at Minnesota Big Ten Network Tickets
3:30 PM Navy at East Carolina Tickets
3:30 PM Fresno State at New Mexico Tickets
3:30 PM Eastern Michigan at Bowling Green ESPN 3 Tickets
3:30 PM TCU at Oklahoma State Tickets
3:30 PM Toledo at Buffalo Tickets
3:30 PM Akron at Central Michigan Tickets
3:30 PM North Texas at Middle Tennessee ESPN 3 Tickets
3:30 PM UAB at Tulane Tickets
4:00 PM Texas State at San Jose State Tickets
4:30 PM UTEP at Houston Tickets
5:00 PM Troy at Florida Atlantic Tickets
5:30 PM Ohio State at Penn State Tickets
6:00 PM Western Kentucky at Florida International ESPN 3 Tickets
6:15 PM Washington State at No. 17 Stanford Pac-12 Network Tickets
7:00 PM No. 20 Texas A&M at Auburn Tickets
7:00 PM Hawaii at Colorado State Tickets
7:00 PM Syracuse at South Florida ESPN 3 Tickets
7:00 PM Baylor at Iowa State Tickets
7:00 PM Massachusetts at Vanderbilt ESPN 3 Tickets
7:00 PM South Alabama at Louisiana-Monroe Tickets
8:00 PM No. 5 Notre Dame at No. 8 Oklahoma Tickets
8:00 PM No. 22 Michigan at Nebraska Tickets
8:00 PM UNLV at San Diego State Tickets
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