Great Finishes

by Tommy Lawlor

Kentucky and Tennessee went to OT.  The Wildcats missed a FG.  Vols RB Montario Hardestry, who had a great game, ran up the middle for a TD to win the game.  Great effort by UK.  They might have won the game in regulation if not for a sensational tackle by Safety Dennis Rogan.  He shed a block and tackled a runner who had an open lane to the end zone.  Great game.

Stanford just beat Notre Dame 45-38.  RB Toby Gerhart was 29-205 for 3 TDs.  Great, great performance.  I love watching him run.  Great power, but also good vision and nimble feet for a big guy.  Jimmy Clausen and Golden Tate did their best, but the lack of defense was too much to overcome.

Georgia upset Ga Tech.  Feels weird to write that.  The Dawgs ran the ball all game long.  They played pretty good defense and made just enough plays to win.  I thought LB Rennie Curran was very impressive.  Safety Reshad Jones broke up 2 downfield passes late in the game to help seal the win.

LSU beat Arkansas 30-27 in OT.  The Hogs missed a FG in the extra period.  They had a lead late in the game, but LSU was able to march down the field and kick a tying FG.  I have to tell you, though, that I’m really starting to question how good a coach Les Miles is.  His team made some dumb mistakes on that drive and got away with them.  Fair or not, Les is held to high standards.  I just haven’t been all that impressed by LSU in the last two seasons.


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