September 2, 2007 § Leave a comment
An F minus is the grade I give the Longhorns on lastnights sketchy win over Arkansas State. I love the Longhorns and I bleed organge like the majority of people here in Austin Texas. Lastnight however was rather dissapointing and kind of scary. The Longhorns are fortunate that they played this poorly against Arkansas State and not a better opponent or we would be feeling like the Wolverines today wondering where to go next. The Longhorns had penalties and gave up some big drives by the Arkansas State offense. If their kicker hadnt missed a couple of kicks this game could have been an upset. With TCU coming to Austin on Saturday the Longhorns will need to really kick start themselves this week and get it together. TCU rolled over Baylor lastnight easily 27-0. If the Longhorns dont step it up the Horned Frogs will roll over us. I have faith that lastnight was a fluke and it was just a bad effort put on by the Longhorns. They have so much talent and potential to go all the way this season. The running game needs to be able to put the ball in the endzone because going on all 4 downs on your opponents 3 and not getting in is not good at all. So come on Longhorns lets get it together and play the football you are capable and expected to play.
September 1, 2007 § 1 Comment
Wow who would have thought this would happen today on game one in the big house. The two time national formally division 1AA Appalachian State Mountaineers would upset the number 5 in the nation Michigan Wolverines. I remember seeing Appalachian State play on TV last season on their way to their second national championship and I was very impressed with this team and with the performance of their freshman QB Armanti Edwards. Edwards now a sophmore didnt throw an incomplete pass as the teams went to the locker room with a 28-17 Appalachian State lead. Michigan fought back and took the lead late in the forth but Appalachian State never ever gave up and kicked a field goal to go ahead with 20 seconds. A huge pass to Manningham brought Michigan to a 37 yard field goal attempt that was blocked by Lynch and Appalachian State could celebrate as they upset the Wolverines at the big house 34-32. It has to be one of the biggest upsets in history. Congrats to Appalachian State on fighting and never giving up and winning a game against a very good Michigan team and winning at Michigan in one of the toughest places to play.