Monday Night saw 2 games on the docket. Texas Tech vs. Southern Methodist, and Florida State vs. Clemson in Bowden Bowl… 9?
The Texas Tech game went about as expected, with the Red Raiders rolling up tons of passing yards and 49 points against a hapless SMU team.
The interesting game of the evening was the FSU vs. Clemson game. In a game eerily reminiscent of the UT/Cal game, FSU continually called plays on third down situations that were behind the first down marker. Despite this, the Seminoles were able to make a game out of it when they had a safety and two touchdowns late in the second half, resulting in a 6 point deficit near the end of the game with a chance to tie the game, and potentially win on an extra point.
The review at the end of the game was a joke, because the player had control of the ball, with one foot in before stepping out of bounds with the other foot, which should have resulted in one last play with 2-4 seconds remaining on the game clock. The thing that was different from the game in Berkeley however, was that more than 4 penalties were given out during the game, and it was more than amusing watching the referee perform his hand signals with great anticipation and excitement. I would like to see more games officiated by him.
Clemson went on to win the game, breaking the orange curse of the opening weekend, and are poised to be able to take an early lead in the ACC race, only to squander their chances and finish somewhere in the middle, as has been the case over the last few years.
And that’s all I have to say about that.
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