Firstly, I would like to start with Virginia Tech. ECU played like a team possessed, which impressed me. I thought that BeamerBall would catch up to them quickly, and that they would have never had a prayer once they had to punt a couple of times. The fact that they got that game into the fourth quarter 10-7 says something about Skip Holtz (yes, he's Lou's son), Eastern Carolina's coach. They never said "OH MY GOD!!! We're playing Virginia Tech!!!" Instead, they stuck with it, and they made that game interesting until the very end. They got hurt when they had their star defensive end (#50... can't remember his name) cramp up halfway through the final quarter, and once he left, they didn't have the same spark, and shortly thereafter gave up the throwing touchdown by Sean Glennon. I can excuse the Techies for not having their head in this game. There were bigger things than football on their minds, understandably. Branden Ore not even getting more than 50 yards (don't know the exact total) is another omen for them headed towards Louisiana State.
Texas' 21-13 game against Arkansas (what's Bucky Dent's middle name?) State was a joke. Colt McCoy can NOT throw two interceptions against a SUN BELT TEAM! If he keeps up this zombified play, imagine what happens at the Red River Shootout? He will get eaten up like grits by the Sooners. The fact that Arkansas State was remotely in this game says that Mack Brown did a miserable job firing up the troops.
Lastly, I am going to touch on Kansas State and Auburn. Let's just say that Mr. Tuberville got a wee bit lucky towards the end of that game. I know paralyzed people that could have rushed for more yards than Auburn. Brandon Cox is the worst redshirt Senior, in terms of decision making, that I have ever seen. He's honestly lucky that he only threw two picks. K-State's demise was solely because of something like 19 penalties that they committed. I watched as at least three times in the fourth quarter they had third down procedure penalties. INSANE. Those are the most avoidable penalties this side of personal fouls. The left tackle was out to kill the quarterback, because Quinton whateverhislastnameis was inside of the QB's pads before he could get the ball snapped to him.
As a post-script, I am going to provide you with the moral of Week One:
Just because you schedule a cupcake, doesn't mean there isn't cyanide inside of it.