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First things first:  The Realm™ wishes Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ quarterback Phil Simms a most speedy recovery after suffering a ruptured spleen during the Bucs’ game against the Carolina Panthers.

Now.  Half a loaf is better than none, or so the saying goes.

at #16 Oklahoma 59, Middle Tennessee State 0
at #9 LSU 49, Tulane 7
UBuffalo 7, at #2 Auburn 38

Auburn used backups most of the game, and still cruised easily (they’re calling  it a late surge to win the game, but really, now), having basically won the game in the first half.  But Turner Gill’s team covered the spread (Vegas.com had it at 42), so it counts as a W.

Turner’s just lucky he didn’t have to play LSU this week.  As Tigers coach Les Miles said, “It was the wrong week to play us”.

No kidding.

JaMarcus Russell was 17 of 23 for 198, and wideout Early Doucet had 4 grabs for 36 yards and 2 touchdowns in the rout.  Tailback Charles Scott also had 2 touchdowns to go with 101 yards rushing.

No video replay necessary this time.  OU made damn sure of that.

MTS basically beat itself with four first-half turnovers, leading to three Sooner touchdowns.  Peterson had 128 yards and three TDs on 27 carries, and Paul Thompson was 13 of 18 for 257 yards and three touchdowns himself.

This week:  3-0.  Overall:  15-5

The PFW returns Wednesday night.  TCU plays an Afternoon Rush Hour Crunch Time special Thursday, and it’s anyone’s guess whether I’m there in time to see the kickoff.

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