Some interim thoughts on this weekend's many games:
Boise St. beats Washington: Good for BSU, so much for UW's hopes of rebuilding this year; it's going to take longer.
MI St., UGA, Ole Miss, and Baylor win: Not unexpected, but MSU showed some class, while the others just pointlessly racked up the points. Result: I hope MSU plays one of them later and kicks their ass.
Northwestern beats Stanford: Nice to see, and not just because my dad's a Wildcat. Should make for a more competitive Big Ten - and would if that dumb divisional system weren't in use.
Memo to file: Nice to see that the Big 10 teams are playing 12 games this season, but why in the world aren't they playing each other instead of persisting in that silly divisional thingy and wasting time playing 4 games out-of-conference? And no, "it's all about jack" is not the right answer. I call BS on this one.
Illini over Kent St.: May 1970 was a long time ago, KS; what's w/ the ongoing death trip? Even though my Illini won, it was a cheap shot, and I interpret the rain delay of a day as God's wrath on the Big 10's penchant for playing too many non-conference games.
Auburn over Louisville: This was a pretty good game to watch, but Auburn pulled it out and looks promising.
UCLA over UVA: Waaaay too many empty seats in the Rose Bowl, people! VA looked decent at first, but UCLA stepped up and looked a lot better by the half. Sad UVA lost, but glad UCLA won so it can go on to kick USC's butt later.
BYU over NE: This was another good game, but BYU showed endurance; the powerhouse that NE was supposed to be in the Big 10 has yet to be.
TX A&M over AZ St.: Whoa! Talk about a misranking, or should I say rankling? But, it was a home game for the Aggies, so let's see how ASU does on its own turf.
ND over TX: Irish fans are smiling, but is their confidence overplaced? Too bad they're not playing MI this year; that's as good a test as any.
Bama over Wisconsin: Major conflict of interest during this game; what's a gay college ball fan to do when "Now Voyager" is showing simultaneously on TCM? Yes, flashback is fine, but it can only do so much. If only Bucky had spent a few more weeks at Cascades! Still, one of the better games of the weekend, and WI will improve over time.