I had been eyeing this weekend as a "Prove-It" moment early in the season. Let's see who proved what:
Proved they are entirely legit:
Arizona, TCU and Oklahoma beat good (even very good) teams. The Huskers and Hogs won on the road.
Proved little, if anything, despite winning:
Proved me very, very wrong:
And then there is Alabama, which just rolls along. And when they beat Arkansas by 30 next week, it will be even more obvious.
Finally, let's give a shout-out to Michigan State for giving us the best ending of the college football season so far -- the fake FG in OT that turned into a "walk-off" game-winning TD. If you're a Michigan State fan, to have this kind of ending -- against Notre Dame, on national TV, playing in front of a frenzied home crowd and win-or-bust awesome -- had to be one of the most satisfying wins in years. (The play clock had expired? Oh well! In all seriousness, the refs should have reviewed that -- but it is virtually impossible in a "walk-off" setting.)
Expect the Spartans to enter my BlogPoll Top 25.
*Troy Tulowitzki: Good gosh-a-mighty.
*Does cracking the 20-win barrier seal the AL Cy for CC?
*Back in front of the NL West? The Padres (via Ludwick)
*NFL Game of the Day: Pats-Jets. Set your rosters!