Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


November 24, 2012

Football: Todd’s Weekend Planner

Corsicana — College Football Games to Watch

Game 1: No. 19 Michigan (8-3, 6-1 in Big Ten) at Ohio State (11-0, 7-0), 11 a.m. (Ch. 8)

Todd’s take: As I think back to my childhood, which started some time in the 1970s, I realize some rivalries aren’t the same. Michigan-Ohio State falls into that category. For one thing, it’s a Big Ten game. I haven’t watched more than five minutes of a Big Ten game in four or five years. It’s like watching the grass grow. Plus there’s no Bo and Woody. Or Archie Griffin. Or Desmond Howard. Or even Brian Griese for crying out loud. We’re stuck with Brady Hoke and Urban Meyer. Granted, Meyer’s a great coach, but again, it’s the Big Ten. The Wolverines and Buckeyes are trying to get exciting. The exciting Denard Robinson is healthy enough to play but Devin Gardner is Michigan’s best quarterback. I’ve heard Ohio State’s Braxton Miller is a good quarterback and a Heisman Trophy candidate, but again, I haven’t seen him play. So I’ll take Kirk Herbstreit’s word for it.

Game 2: Baylor (5-5, 2-5 in Big 12) vs. Texas Tech (7-4, 4-4), 1:30 p.m. (Ch. 4)

Todd’s take: Baylor salvaged its season with the year’s biggest upset, a 52-24 thrashing of No. 1 Kansas State in Waco last Saturday. I was there. It wasn’t a close game. The Bears’ defense played lights out and ruined Collin Klein’s Heisman hopes, handing the award to Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel. Ironic, huh? Didn’t Baylor sue A&M recently? Baylor also has this running back from Temple named Lache Seastrunk who transferred from the Oregon football/track team and he lit up Kansas State for an 80-yard TD run. The Bears need a win to get bowl eligible. Texas Tech is already bowl eligible, which is a good thing because the Red Raiders are pulling another second-half-of-the-season nose dive. Tech does have QB Seth Doege and something says with the Red Raiders suddenly the underdog, they will come out and play a great game against surging Baylor.   

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