Monday, September 20, 2010

College Football Week 3

Michigan State has a reason to jump for joy after Saturday night's OT win over Notre Dame. How gutsy of a call was that by Mark Dantonio. Down by three with the ball on fourth down, the Spartan Head Coach decided on a fake field goal which resulted in the winning touchdown. As Notre Dame's Brian Kelley met the victorious Spartan coach at mid-field, Kelley fessed up by saying something to the effect of "What a call." What a call it was, and thankfully it worked so Dantonio was not second-guessed....Thoughts go out to Dantonio who suffered a heart attack hours after the win. He is resting comfortably while offensive coordinator Dan Treadwell takes over for Dantonio....The advantage of playing a night game allowed me to watch a few different afternoon games. Perhaps the best of Saturday morning's kickoffs was the SEC battle of Arkansas and Georgia. Ryan Mallett led the Hogs down the field for the winning touchdown with under :30 to play. However Georgia played with much determiniation in the fourth quarter after head coach Mark Richt brought the team together at the beginning of the period to rally the troops. The Bulldogs played with much more enthusiasm and emotion to make a game of it, but was just not enough forcing Georgia to begin SEC play at 0-2, the first time in over 15 years....Minnesota has placed themselves in position to start the season at 1-3. Losses at home to South Dakota and Southern California have placed a great deal of emphasis on winning this Saturday with Northern Illinois. NIU picked to win the MAC by some so-called experts has played their FBS teams tough. Opening at Iowa State as well as travelling to Illinois this past Saturday is impressive scheduling. However this Saturday would be an important victory for either team. 

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