Another weekend has passed and some great things happened in the area of sports for this great state of Tennessee. First off congrats to Austin Peay for finally snapping their 29 game losing streak. Not only did they win but they trounced Morehead State 69 (NICE!!!!) to 13. With the blowout victory they pass the losing torch to Delaware State who has lost 14 straight. Continuing on in the FCS, UT-Martin toppled a ranked team (FCS ranked) in #15 UT-Chattanooga that was played at Finley Stadium.
SIDE NOTE: Any team from Chattanooga that loses in Finley Stadium….actually just loses in general brings joy to my heart.
TSU went down to FAMU and beat them to become 3-0. Out in Memphis, the Tigers had nationally ranked UCLA fly in from California just for the Bruins to come in and lose. Granted they did almost pull another massive come from behind victory like they did against Texas A&M, but Memphis wasn’t going to let that go down. Memphis let UCLA get their hopes up by having them lead towards the end of the game, only to pull back ahead and grab the upset.
Now let’s get to my Vanderbilt Commodores. Legendary head coach Bill Snyder brought his Wildcats of Kansas State University and a lot of the fans from Manhattan, KS (wasn’t sure it was a real city until I looked it up on a map) looking to roll through the ‘Dores. Well let’s just say Derek Mason and Co. had other plans. I’m not going to lie, I was definitely stressing and getting a little irritated with the offense. Boy oh boy, did it look like the classic Vanderbilt offense. Thankfully the defense was able to figure out how to stop KSU’s QB Ertz in the second half. They may have just squaked by but there were a lot of doubters out there……looking at you Lee Corso! Now it’s time to turn our eyes toward the real battle of the top ranked Alabama Rolling Detergents. BRING IT ON!!!
Last but not least, and don’t think for one second that I forgot, we come to that team out East. There’s not to many things that bring joy to my heart more than to see THEM lose. What makes it even better you ask? Well outside of them losing to Vanderbilt, seeing them lose in heartbreak fashion on a play that has a low success rate like a hail mary. How do you not play prevent defense on the last play of the game? Florida practically showed that they were wanting to go to OT when they let 20 seconds roll off the clock without calling a timeout. Oh well, keep the dumpster fire that glows of gaudy orange going. It brings happiness to the world……well at least my world.
For everyone who has read this, I thank you. Now back to your regularly scheduled day/night, whenever you decided to gaze upon HBS.