Happy Monday! The NFL season is finally back and how ’bout them Cowboys?!
♦ My prediction at the start of the season was that the winner of the Bacone/Langston game will be the CSFL champion in 2012. I’m not straying from that. Langston’s defense definitely got the job done on Saturday, earning a shutout in the Lions’ 19-0 win on a neutral field.
Obviously, Bacone can still grab the conference title, but they’re now playing from behind.
♦ Last Saturday, people fussed about the Oklahoma’s win over UTEP in that the offense was sluggish and the Sooners didn’t look good against a lesser team. Two days ago, the Sooners ran up the score against a lesser team and so there is no good reference point as to how good or bad OU really is.
Seriously, many people just like to fuss. Enjoy the season, folks!
I hate that Oklahoma has an idle week so quickly into the season, but I’m looking forward to conference matchup the following week. OU hosting Kansas State should be a good one.
♦ The MIAA is tough. And yes, we knew it would be.
Central and Northeastern have had no opportunity for a nonconference open to the season to get warmed up. It’s really not feasible in a conference that has 15 members!
The two new MIAA members faced Missouri Southern and Division II No. 1 Pittsburg State in the first week and traded dance partners for the second week. The results were similar. Both lost by less than a touchdown to MSSU and both lost bigger to the top ranked Gorillas.
The next two weeks provide a same scenario. UCO and NSU will face Emporia State and Washburn, respectively, on Saturday and then switch opponents the following weekend. After having taken on Pitt State already, the next two weeks should seem easier. The Bronchos and RiverHawks are very likely to get that initial league win in mid-September.