Saturday, October 16, 2010

College football Saturday open thread (UPDATED)

Terrelle Pryor (pictured) and his newly-minted #1 Ohio State Buckeyes go to Camp Randall Stadium on the campus of the University of Wisconsin to take on the #16 Badgers in prime time.

#13 Arkansas at #7 and undefeated Auburn Tigers.

#14 Iowa at the Big House in Ann Arbor to take on #24 Michigan.

BYU Cougars at #5 TCU who need to keep winning and need some help from above (in the standings, as well) in order to stay in the BCS hunt. And fellow BCS-busters, #3 Boise St. is on the road at San Jose St.

Former #1 Alabama, now at #8, will host Ole Miss and seek some revenge after that disaster against South Carolina last week.

Now that people have, at least for the time being, jumped off the Denard Robinson (Michigan) and Mark Ingram and/or Greg McElroy (Alabama) Heisman band wagons, may we introduce a sleeper in North Carolina State quarterback, Russell Wilson who has guided his team to a 5-1 record while completing 60% of his passes for 300 yards/game and 17 touchdowns against 6 interceptions. We were warned about this guy in the off season but did not pay enough attention. Mr. Wilson is now officially on the BwD Heisman radar. The Wolfpack is at East Carolina today.

Addendum #1: Probably the coolest thing you are going to see today. 101st Airborne division soldier parachuting into the Big House in Ann Arbor.

Listen to the crowd fade in at the 2:40 mark. Chills.

(UPDATE #1): No sooner than... Our Heisman boosting for Russell Wilson of NC State took a major hit as he threw 3 INTs in an overtime loss to East Carolina 33-27.

OK. Let's see who else's Heisman trophy hopes we can dash. Cam Newton of Auburn, perhaps?

Congrats to the Badgers of Wisconsin who upset #1 Ohio State and to San Diego State who beat their first top 25 opponent in Air Force last night since 19996.