Posted by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant @ 19:15
Royse City 21, Texarkana Liberty-Eylau 27
at TCU 38, Air Force 10
Oklahoma 21, Nebraska 7
Dallas 23, New York Football Giants 20
Whenever Roger Staubach lost a game he had a chance to win in the last two minutes (and it wasn’t often, trust me), they used to say that he didn’t so much lose as he just ran out of time.
The same could be said about Richard Morrison and the Royse City Bulldogs.
Down by six points, Royse City had the ball at the Liberty-Eylau 25-yard line and five seconds left for one more play. Morrison tried to buy some time by stepping forward at the line of scrimmage but ran into Liberty-Eylau’s Devin Bruce, who dragged him down for a sack to end the game.
“We had three receivers on the left, and I was trying to get the ball to the back of the end zone,” said Morrison, who finished 20-for-30 passing for 264 yards.
Were the PFW to continue into next week, Eylau would be the high school entry. However, there likely won’t be another one until bowl season starts.
If I were the Air Force play caller, I’d've called some of their plays in different sequence Saturday afternoon. They were able to move the ball against TCU, but not nearly often enough. In fact, their only offensive touchdown came after the issue had already been decided (their other TD came on a blocked punt).
Ballard did a fairly decent job, going 20 of 25 for 220. Much of that was obtained in the first half, when the Falcon corners were playing light years off the Frog receivers. Snap, quick pass to the flat, gain monster yardage, repeat. Pitch-and-catch can be fun.
And once the Frog defense figured out what Air Force was doing, it was fairly easy to stop them.
The SpatulaGoddess is particularly proud of her fellow Leanderite, Paul Thompson, at this point.
Thompson went 19 of 34 for 265 yards and two touchdowns in leading the 8th-ranked Oklahoma Sooners over the 19th-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers. OU’s quick-as-lightning defense beat the massive Nebraska line at the point of attack and shut out an offense ranked in the top 10 in the nation in both total offense and scoring offense.
Widdle Jeri Shockey said earlier in the week that there was “no way in Hell” that the Cowboys would beat the Giants in New York.
Like some fries with that crow, Jeri?
Granted, the Giants are down right now. And I’ll give you that critical players for them are hurt.
That said…Since the 36-22 drubbing in Week 6, the Cowboys have been the better team. Not the louder one (Shockey, call your office (snicker)) – just the better one.
Romo was 20 of 34 for 257, and the ground game rushed for 100 yards. Marion Barber had 76 of those, showing that while Julius Jones may be the flashier runner, Marion Barber is the more effective one.
Widdle Terri Owens had eight catches for 84 yards, but he also had another couple of drops, bringing him to 13 for the season. And we cut Keyshawn for this guy…?
Martin Gramatica kicked a 46-yard field goal with 1 second left in the game after missing his first attempt from 44 in the first quarter, silencing the pro-Mike Vanderclank apologists for at least one week. Neener, neener.
UPDATE: And while I’m thinking about it – would someone tell me what the Hell it is with the Giants and those damned ugly red practice-jersey-type unis?
This is the second year in a row they’ve worn those POS jerseys for the Cowboys up in the Meadowlands – what, do they think there’s some sort of voodoo in those things?
Giants, drop those damned things, quick. The only unis that are uglier are anything the Oregon Ducks happen to be wearing.
This week: 3-1. Overall: 54-23.
The PFW will return for the bowl edition December 19th, when TCU kicks off the bowl season.