Sunday, October 09, 2005

Joe Pa Rises Again

This has been a tough weekend footballwise for me. The Huskers lost the lead with 12 seconds remaining, and the Bears gave up two touchdowns in 30 seconds with 3 minutes remaining in the game to lose a game they were winning. However some teams had some big victories this weekend. The Minnesota Golden Gophers beat the Michigan Wolverines for the first time in a long time to get the Little Brown Jug, a travelling trophy that started when one visiting team's trainer didn't trust the home team's water. On the other side, Michigan has now lost three times this season and hasn't been this bad in a while. Two other upsets in the Big Ten (with their eleven teams) have changed the face of the conference. Undefeated Wisconsin and undefeated The Ohio State University lost to Northwestern and Penn State respectively. This puts Penn State and their geriatric coach Joe Paterno

at the top of the Big Ten Conference. Penn State and Michigan State play for the Land Grant trophy, being two of the oldest Land Grant universities in the country. And in a final bout of trivia, Wikipedia again doesn't fail to satiate my ever burning questions. I wanted to know what exactly a Nittany Lion, the Penn State mascot, was. Now I do.

Another couple big wins happened in the Big 12 Conference, with Baylor getting their first ever road win in the conference against Iowa State, and Texas beating Oklahoma for the first time in maybe six years.



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