Weixlmann's Week Two Tidbits: Tressel's Sweating Bullets

Ben WeixlmannSenior Writer ISeptember 8, 2008

After Week Two in College Football, I have decided to compile some word association games for coaches and players.

Spectacular: ECU. Another Pirates' upset! Not just any win though, they defeated then-No. 8 West Virginia in a 24-3 beatdown.

Feasting: Chase Daniel. He went 15-16 in the first half, getting his team up 42-0.

Gorging: Oregon Offense. I've already said how good their defense is, but the "O" pounded out 688 total yards and 66 points. Unreal.

"Phew!": Jim Tressel. Favored by 35 points, without star Beanie Wells, they were losing 16-12 heading into the fourth quarter against Ohio. Not looking good heading into this weekend's match up with USC.

Rested: Mark Sanchez. After a 52-7 drubbing of Virginia, USC flew cross-country back to Los Angeles and got to rest all last week. These Trojans will be on high-energy for the Saturday showdown against the Bucks'.

Undefeated: The whole Vanderbilt football team. Are you serious? They were underdogs against Miami of Ohio and won by 21, then beat then-No. 24 South Carolina. This team is on the rise!

No Alcohol: BYU. This is none other than the Cougars. There will be no champagne toast after a near loss to Pac-10 low-light Washington.

Rivalry: Notre Dame/Michigan. This is one of the most historic rivalries in the nation. The Wolverines and their lackluster offense will head to "Touchdown Jesus" country will a showdown with Charlie Weis and his Fighting Irish.

Tested: Notre Dame. The Irish were in a barn-burner with San Diego State, who got dominated by a weak opponent in Week One. Looking forward to Michigan much?

Typo?: Minnesota vs. Bowling Green. BGSU beat Pittsburgh then laid a huge egg in a 42-17 loss to the Gophers, who may not win a game in Big Ten play.

Trounced: Washington State. OK, I guess since Ryan Leaf left, the Cougars lost their football swagger. A 66-3 defeat at the hands of Cal makes you wonder if basketball is now more important in Pullman.

Yikes!: Tickets for OSU/USC. Have fun finding tickets for this game without selling your house.