As most of you know, this weekend was rough for me. I watched as my Utes (coaching staff and players) played their worst football in the same game that TCU played their best of the season. It was an emotional day that left me drained and thus I have slacked with updating the blog and I hope you can forgive me.
Anyway, lots to recap this week. First and foremost, congratulations to the TCU Horned Frogs for stepping up in a big time atmosphere on defense and on offense. Andy Dalton had a career day, completing 21 of 26 passes for 355 yards, 3 TDs and 0 INT.
#1 Oregon and #2 Auburn also won in dominating fashion over their respective opponents Washington and Chattanooga.
#6 Alabama, who had been receiving National Championship hype this week, lost to #10 LSU 24-21. Even if Auburn were to lose to Alabama in a few weeks, Bama now has two conference losses and would not play in the SEC championship game.
#8 Oklahoma also experienced a heartbreaking upset at the hands of conference foe Texas A&M by the score of 33-19.
Texas Tech upset #12 Missouri 24-17 after being down 17-10 at halftime.
Florida State’s struggles continue as they lose a close one 37-35 to depleted UNC. More painful than anything has to be to 2 botched field goals in the 4th quarter by the Seminoles.
The most interesting games being played this next weekend would have to be #1 Oregon at Cal, #14 Utah at Notre Dame, #23 South Carolina at #22 Florida, and USC at #18 Arizona.