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Posted by on September 11th, 2011 in blog, CFF Features, Jeff Siverhus | 3 Comments

I spent my Saturday primarily watching two games. The first was UGA/USC; the other was Michigan/ND.

While my home team UGA fell short, after the sting of defeat wore off I tuned into the second game, Michigan/ND. If anyone missed either of these games, well, let’s just say you missed what is still good about college football and what causes us to lose our inhibitions, while cheering for “OUR” team.

The UGA/USC game had just about everything you can possible have in one game. There were seven lead changes, an onside kick “almost” executed to perfection, a fake punt return for a TD, INT return for TD, numerous kick offs returned deep. The drama never ended until the final minute. All of this being played out before a sellout crowd of 95,000 pure college football “FREAKS”, sorry I couldn’t resist a chance at a plug.

Then came the nightcap, WOW, what a scene.The first night game at the “Big House”, 114,000 fans waving their maze pom poms. The storied rivalry between these two teams was launched to another level. What Denard Robinson lacks in passing accuracy, he more than makes up for in his electrifying runs. There were 21 points scored in the final two minutes of this back and forth contest, which in the end the home team fittingly won. There were several times during the waning moments,  to ESPN’s credit, the  entire stadium was shown from aerial shots and cameras throughout the stadium. It was truly majestic to see the sea of maze, the place was rocking. It captured the pageantry of the game we love, College Football!!!

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  1. DP says:

    Don’t forget about the Miss. St – Auburn game….. that was awesome from start to finish as well. Miss St. was denied the tie at literally the 1-inch line. After it was over I figured I’d be unlikely to see a better game for awhile….. well by the end of the day I’d see 2 more awesome games.

    The Irish put up a fight, but at the end of the day Hoke-a-mania was victorious

    • BB says:

      Yeah, I unfortunately missed the Auburn/MSU game. How about the fashion in which Auburn has cruised out to a 2-0 start, eh? You can’t think for a second that they’re a title contender again, but I seem to recall some very close calls last year, even against the likes of a Kentucky, so who knows?

  2. BB says:

    Two great scenes, and games, indeed. The only thing lacking from the Saturday night showdown was a number (1 to 25) in front of each of those two squads, but it really didn’t seem to matter as I watched it play out at the end.

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