Rivalry Weekend yields three top 25 upsets so far

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TOP 25 upsets so far in this Thanksgiving weekend of college rivalry football:

 

 

TCU defeats #16 Texas 20-13

Washington State defeats #25 Washington 31-28 (OT)

Arizona State defeats #24 Arizona 41-34

 

 

What will Saturday bring?  Tell us your predictions and cheer on your favorite team.

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Freshmen SEC Teams and Quarterback meet during Rivalry Weekend

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Rivalry weekend games will include SEC newcomers Missouri at #9 Texas A&M Saturday.  These two new SEC east and west additions will play each other to end their regular season college schedules and give Heisman contender Johnny Manziel room to rack up more yardage.

 

So how did these newbies fair this season?  Texas A&M is 9-2 with losses to Florida and LSU.  I predict the Aggies will win this weekend against the MO Tigers whose lackluster season has produced a 5-6 season.  I will give Missouri credit for some exciting football to watch in their 51-48 win over Tennessee in four overtimes.

 

The Aggies have been led this year by freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel whose stats when compared with the Tigers speaks volumes for the differences in these two teams overall results.  Manziel threw for 21 touchdowns and 7 interceptions racking up a total of 3047 passing yards thus far, and his rushing stats are equally impressive.

 

This out of seemingly nowhere quarterback rushed for 1114 yards in 172 carries resulting in 17 touchdowns.  Manziel is the first SEC player to pass for more than 3000 yards and rush for more than 1000 yards in a season.  Setting records in this league is no easy task.

 

Missouri has struggled this season, and with combined stats from players James Franklin and Corbin Berstresser, touchdown passes and interceptions are equal at 13 each with 2339 combined passing yards.  Their total rushing yards is not worth the mention.

 

While the SEC has seen two new teams this year, and in this football leagues winning style, we may also see the first freshman Heisman winner in the trophy's history.  Prediction: Manziel and Texas A&M have a bright future ahead.  Mizzou welcome to the SEC.

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No Cowbells at Egg Bowl

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Oxford, MS - The following is an excerpt from a release by Ole Miss on the banning of cowbells at this week's in-state rivalry with Mississippi State, the Egg Bowl:

 

Per the SEC’s Artificial Noisemaker Policy, cow bells are strictly prohibited in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Fans will be asked to return prohibited items to their cars before entering the stadium.

 

In the event that cow bells are smuggled in, please report the section, row and seat number to the nearest UPD officer or usher. You can also send a text to 69050 with the message: “Rebs cowbell [insert section and row]”.

 

Happy Thanksgiving to all the college football fans, and to those states with only one SEC team, you just enjoy the turkey, family and friends.

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Top 25 Score Updates

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#1 Alabama loses to #15 Texas A&M 29 - 24

 

#6 Florida defeats Louisiana-Lafayette 27 - 20

 

#8 South Carolina defeats Arkansas 38 - 20

 

#9 Louisville loses to Syracuse 45 - 26

 

#11 Oregon State loses to #14 Stanford 27 - 23

 

#12 Oklahoma defeats Baylor 42 - 34

 

#13 Clemson defeats Maryland 45 - 10

 

#16 Nebraska defeats Penn State 32 - 23

 

#17 Texas defeats #24 Iowa State 33 - 7

 

#19 USC defeats Arizona State 38 - 17

 

#22 Texas Tech defeats Kansas in OT 41 - 34

 

#23 Rutgers defeats Army 28 - 7

 

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Current College Football Rankings

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In case you missed the current college football polls here is the Top 25 courtesy of ESPN.  Any predictions on the Alabama vs LSU game?  I never discount the Tigers of LSU, but RTR is a solid team this year and they are looking for a championship title.

This Saturday offers some exciting college football.  Join me later this week for sports news and scores.

http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings

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