UCLA's Drew Olsen, ND's Brady Quinn Score 6 TDs Each
Posted by Jimmy Atkinson
I was at the Rose Bowl tonight for UCLA's 51-28 win over Oregon State. I was surprised by how the Bruins dominated the game after giving up a touchdown on the game's opening series. And how about Drew Olsen! The much maligned senior quarterback for UCLA tossed six touchdown passes tonight, breaking the school record. The Bruins just might be for real after all. They're off to their first 7-0 start since 1998.
Meanwhile in South Bend, the Irish avoided a hangover thanks to Brady Quinn tossing six touchdowns of his own. The junior quarterback looked superhuman, especially in the first half, when he started 25-of-30 for 287 yards and four touchdowns.
No surprise how easily Texas defeated Texas Tech. Tech was a paper tiger, nothing more. That 6-0 record against inferior competition proved nothing. Today was their day to make a statement, but they're simply not on the same level as the boys in Austin.
Can the Big Ten get any wackier? Northwestern blows out the Spartans while the Michigan game comes down the the final minute yet again. All five of the Wolverines' conference games have been decided in the final minute. Today, the Wolverines were on the winning side of a 23-20 overtime matchup against Iowa.
Down south, the SEC had two nailbiters. Georgia, after losing quarterback DJ Shockley to a knee injury, struggled before holding off Arkansas 23-20. And in Tuscaloosa, the Tide scored a late field goal against Tennessee to win a barn-burner, 6-3.