After a weekend of exciting finishes, it’s time to decompress
How much can one heart take?
After UCLA lost a heartbreaker on Saturday, as did #1 Oklahoma, #3 Missouri, #4 LSU (sort of), and Michigan, the NFL did its part to complete the weekend in exciting style. Almost half the games on Sunday went down to the final seconds.
The most stunning was the Bears-Falcons game, where Chicago took the lead with 11 seconds left, but lost it on an Atlanta Field Goal as time expired.
The Cowboys lost in OT at Arizona, on a blocked punt, with the Cardinals getting a big Sack from Bruin D-back Matt Ware, and Detroit stayed winless when Minnesota’s last-second Field Goal, held by Bruin Chris Kluwe, gave them the win.
The Jacksonville Jaguars, who are coached by ex-trojan Jack Del Rio, got all of their TD’s from Bruins, as they went into Denver and won, 24-17. The Jags got two TD’s from Maurice Jones-Drew, and another TD from Marcedes Lewis, in front of a hostile Denver crowd.
And one game that wasn’t close was the San Diego-New England game on Sunday Night, because Pat QB Matt Cassel, the ex-trojan, just couldn’t perform up to NFL standards.
And speaking of performing up to standards, here are a whole bunch of junior achievers, from the recent Fresno State game.