Here is a quick recap of an unlucky Week 13 for several college football teams. Let’s start with the Apple Cup yesterday.
What I Thought was Going to Happen: The Washington State Cougars were going to earn a hard-fought upset victory over the Washington Huskies. The Cougs would go on to win the Pac-12 North and keep their dreams of going to Pasadena alive.
What Actually Happened: I should have expected this. UW stomped the Cougars from the opening whistle. I have to admit they are a pretty good team this year. If they beat #9 Colorado next week they will surely be in the College Football Playoff.
What I Thought was Going to Happen: The Michigan Wolverines were going to storm into Columbus and claim a Big Ten East division title. They would hold off a strong Buckeye team and advance to face #6 Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship game.
What Actually Happened: The only consolation in this loss is that Ohio State isn’t going to the Big Ten championship game either. #7 Penn State will. Controversial penalties and mistakes doomed #3 Michigan as they feel in Double Overtime and lost all hopes of making the College Football Playoff.
What I Thought was Going to Happen: Bama was going to smack Auburn
What Actually Happened: Bama smacked Auburn. Really not much to be said here.
What I Thought was Going to Happen: Colorado was going to claim the Pac-12 South trophy and set up a date with the Washington Huskies for control of the conference. Utah was going to put up a good fight but expectations were that Colorado would overcome them.
What Actually Happened: Colorado did just that. It wasn’t easy, but they were able to just barely hold off the Utes to set up a date in Santa Clara with UW. I will be cheering for the Buffaloes of course, since I hate UW and would like nothing more than those smug pansies to fall flat on their face once again.
What I Thought was Going to Happen: The Gators were going to lose to the Seminoles for the fourth straight year.
What Actually Happened: The Gators lost to the Seminoles for the fourth straight year. Sorry people I am not puting a lot of effort into blowouts, especially for games when “I told you so” is a common response.
This makes me 21-20 on the year. Rough luck over the last few days, but that’s ok. Should pick up by the time the Conference Championships finish.