Cam Newton becomes a "War Eagle" legend: Afternoon Feelings on Week 8

Alex FergusonSenior Analyst IIOctober 23, 2010

AUBURN, AL - OCTOBER 23:  Quarterback Cameron Newton #2 of the Auburn Tigers rushes upfield against the LSU Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on October 23, 2010 in Auburn, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Well, the 12 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. meetings of some of college football superpowers are over, and while it brings a tear to my eye that we are a few games closer to seeing our beautiful 2010 college football end, it's been quite the day.

The Big Headlines

Cam Newton: God?

Okay, so Cam Newton's a minister and everyone believes in the powers of forgiveness for laptop-throwing ex-quarterbacks, and Newton may just be playing well enough that everyone's talking about a Heisman. Truth be told, Newton brought some gravity to LSU's hopes, but what really brought them to earth was the play of Nick Fairley, who was tremendous against LSU's stout offensive line. Auburn won 24-17.

Michigan State Stuns Northwestern

Truth be told, Sparty should have been 24-0 at one stage during the visit to Northwestern, but the Wildcats fumbled, and while they only took a 17-0 lead. Sparty came back, and won it 35-27 with a fine juggling catch right at the end.

Nebraska Win Shoot-Out in Stillwater

You know that we said that Oklahoma State weren't that good? Well, we told you so: Nebraska drilled some oil in Stillwater, winning 51-41 in a game that can only be described as a hell of a lot of fun. And speaking of hell...

What the Hell Happened to Texas?

Texas once again lost against 'inferior' opposition, kicking themselves nicely in the balls against Iowa State en route to a 28-21 defeat.  They were awful for a vast majority of the game, and the rage is beginning to grow in Austin. Consider the gate for Will Muschamp to walk through to look increasingly open.

At last! Penn State win!

We watched, Penn State wasn't great, but we were all happy. Penn State beats Minnesota 33-21, which means they're one game closer to Joe Paterno's 400th victory which may come in 2011.

Oh, and...

A completely and utterly blown timeout with the game on the line helped to force Iowa to a 31-30 loss against Wisconsin in an incredible game at Kinnick. In a game that saw both sides exchange leads throughout the game, everyone had to take a deep breath as both sides threw conservatism out of the window and played good, old-fashioned rivalry football. Sad to see some of Iowa's fangirls looking upset at the end, but hey—probably better than seeing one of those SEC beauties' crying, eh?