November 3, 2008

The envelope, please: Dienhart's awards

Rivals.com senior national writer Tom Dienhart gives us a quick look at what he liked and what he didn't like from Week 10:

Photo of the week
Texas Tech fans were so excited about beating No. 1 Texas that they rushed the field with one second still left in the game. After order was restored and the Red Raiders held on, the real celebration began.

Coaches

Wish I were him: Mike Leach, Texas Tech
Glad I'm not him: Mark Richt, Georgia
Lucky guy: Mark Dantonio, Michigan State
Poor guy: Al Groh, Virginia
Desperately seeking a clue: Rich Rodriguez, Michigan
Desperately seeking a P.R. man: Urban Meyer, Florida
Desperately seeking sunglasses and a fake beard: Steve Kragthorpe, Louisville
Desperately seeking ... anything: Dan Hawkins, Colorado

Teams

Thought you'd kick butt, you did: USC
Thought you'd kick butt, you didn't: Missouri
Thought you'd get your butt kicked, you did: Nebraska
Thought you'd get your butt kicked, you didn't: Arkansas
Dang, they're good: Florida
Dang, they're bad: Iowa State
You ain't fooling anybody (in a bad way): Kentucky
You're fooling everybody (in a good way): Oregon State
Did the season start? Tennessee
Can the season end? Washington
Can the season never end? Alabama

Games

Play this again: Texas Tech 39, Texas 33
Never play this again: Oklahoma 62, Nebraska 28
What? Syracuse 28, Louisville 21
Huh? Northwestern 24, Minnesota 17
You're kidding me? West Virginia 35, Connecticut 13
Oh My God! Florida 49, Georgia 10
Told you so: Central Michigan 37, Indiana 34

Players

Strike the pose: Tim Tebow completed 10-of-13 passes for 154 yards and two TDS, and ran 12 times for 39 yards and three TDs in Florida's 49-10 win over Georgia.
Didjaya see that?: Purdue's Desmond Tardy scored the game-winning TD on a hook-and-ladder with less than 30 seconds left to steal a 48-42 victory over Michigan that guarantees the Wolverines' 33-year bowl streak is over.
That hurts: Georgia Tech QB Josh Nesbitt hurt an ankle in the third quarter. Backup Jaybo Shaw lost a fumble and was intercepted, but the Yellow Jackets still beat Florida State, 31-28, for the first time since 1975 when Seminoles RB Marcus Sims fumbled into the end zone in the waning seconds.
Isn't that special?: Iowa State's Leonard Johnson set a Division I-A single-game record for kickoff return yards with 319 on nine runbacks in the Cyclones' 59-17 loss to Oklahoma State.

Next week

Ticket to die for: Alabama at LSU
Best Non-BCS vs. BCS matchup: Illinois vs. Western Michigan at Detroit
Best non-BCS matchup: TCU at Utah (Thursday)
Upset alert: Cal over USC at Los Angeles
Must win: Notre Dame over Boston College in Boston
Offensive explosion: Oklahoma State at Texas Tech
Defensive struggle: Penn State at Iowa
Great game no one is talking about: Virginia at Wake Forest
Intriguing coaching matchup: Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson vs. North Carolina's Butch Davis
Who's bringing the body bags? Kansas State at Missouri
Why are they playing? Wyoming at Tennessee
Plenty of good seats remaining: N.C. State at Duke
They shoot horses, don't they? Arizona State at Washington

Tom Dienhart is a national senior writer for Rivals.com. He can be reached at dienhart@yahoo-inc.com.




 

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