College Football: Week Three Review

David BresslerContributor ISeptember 15, 2008

Featured Game of the Week: Buffalo over Temple, 30-28

No, you don't need to get your eyes checked. What, were you expecting to see powerhouses Ohio State and Southern California?

Reminiscent of Doug Flutie's "Hail Mary" against the Canes, Drew Willy threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Naaman Roosevelt on the last play of the game to give Buffalo a 30-28 win over Temple on Saturday.

Don't worry, I didn't know who those players were, either.

Being the same week as the "Collision at the Coliseum," I would have never guessed the game of the week would feature two Mid-American Conference teams.

It's shaping up to be a wild, wild year.


Air Force over Houston, 31-28

You're probably thinking right now, "What's this guy's deal with non-BCS teams?"

Try looking past ESPN's hard-on for the SEC, Big Ten (11), ACC, and you know the rest....Outside of the Air Force and Houston fans, I bet no one knew that a team scored 31 points without completing a single pass.

Seriously, look for yourself!

Shea Smith, quarterback for Air Force, did not complete a single pass, but ran for 93 yards and scored three touchdowns, trumping the Cougars.

Air Force finished with 380 total yards.

Is that even considered having a "system quarterback?"


Missouri over Nevada, 69-17

The Missouri Tigers aren't used to having a target on their back, but they don't seem to be having a problem with it.

Chase Daniel threw for a video game-esque 405 yards, with 172 of them being to dark-horse Heisman candidate Jeremy Maclin.

Daniel and Maclin > Tim Tebow and Percy Harvin.

Yeah, I said it!


Notre Dame over Michigan, 35-17

This game would be significant if the year was 2006. Notre Dame went to the Sugar Bowl and Michigan went to the Rose Bowl. This year, the "Toilet Bowl" seems like a solid postseason prediction.

Notre Dame defensive end John Ryan decided it would be ironic to collide into Charlie Weis and force him to get ACL/MCL surgery just like his old quarterback, Tom Brady.

Weis will have surgery on his knee in the next few days. Just my opinion, but Weis should knock out two birds with one stone and get liposuction.


Brigham Young WELL OVER UCLA, 59-0(!)

Good job UCLA, way to represent the Pac-10! You lost to a team that's in the same conference as Colorado State and Wyoming.

Let's do the math. BYU beat UCLA, UCLA beat Tennessee...Mountain West > Pac-10 > SEC = Mountain West > SEC. OK, I admit, I took this a bit too far.


Southern California over the Ohio State University, 35-3

The Southern California Trojans versus the Ohio State University Buckeyes.

National Championship hopes went down the drain for Beanie-less OSU. Still, Chris "Beanie" Wells does not play defense.

USC is the best team in college.

USC can take on my Miami Dolphins. (Kidding. Kind of.)

The Trojans' fifth-string halfback is better than your team's.

Buckeyes quarterback Todd Boeckman went from a long-shot Heisman hopeful to splitting time with a true freshman in a matter of three weeks.

Joe McKnight will be a top pick once he declares to the draft. True story.

The Big Ten is overrated.  

The Big Ten won't have one team in a BCS Bowl.

I had to throw that out there.

I'll be back with more next week!