It’s a light week in college football with only one game between ranked opponents. Thankfully it’s a good one, as # 8 TCU visits #16 BYU in Provo, UT. Also, Bradford is out again and the first BCS poll of the season has Boise State at #4.
The opening weekend of the 2009 College Football season, like most opening weekends, was filled with many surprises… a knockout right cross in Boise, a game saving interception in Columbus and a Syracuse loss in overtime. Okay, so that last one wasn’t very surprising. But the biggest surprise of all Saturday came in Dallas where #3 Oklahoma was stunned by #20 BYU, 14-13. Some will say the Cougs only prevailed due to the loss of defending Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford.
Bradford was lost for the 2nd half when BYU linebacker Coleby Clawson hit him and drove him to the turf, with both players landing on Bradford’s right side. Backup Quarterback Landry Jones (do you think he was named after Tom Landry) took over for the remainder of the game while Bradford stood on the sidelines, his shoulder wrapped in ice, cheering the Sooners on.
Though Sam did his best to inspire his teammates by screaming at them Tim Tebow style, it just didn’t work. In the end, Max Hall stole the show and delivered a touchdown pass with three minutes remaining to add further fuel to the fire that the Mountain West is the real deal.