Great holiday weekend of football….

58979133Thanksgiving weekend has always been host to some of college football’s biggest rivalries. The top 3 teams in the nation, #1 Florida, #2 Alabama, and #3 Texas all took on their in-state rival, each of which wanted to pull the ultimate upset.  Tim Tebow and Florida hosted the Florida State Seminoles, and Tebow looked to have an amazing game, not only for his Heisman Trophy stats, but also because it was the last home game of his collegiate career.  Well, Tebow dazzled the crowd, throwing for 221 yards and 3 touchdowns, and rushing for an additional 90 yards and 2 touchdowns.  That’s 5 touchdowns on the day for Tebow.  Florida 37, Florida State 10.

Over in Texas, the historic showdown between Texas and Texas A&M.  The Aggies got up early, and it looked like we were ready for a showdown.  Texas A&M quarterback, Jarrod Johnson, was magnificent throwing for 342 yards and 4 touchdowns on the night.  The Longhorns truly had their hands full.  Fortunately, for Texas fans, their quarterback, Colt McCoy, is atop the Heisman race, and boy did he put on a show in his last Heisman showcase.  McCoy threw for 4 touchdowns, passed for 304 yards, and, get this, rushed for 175 yards and a touchdowns.  That’s 5 touchdowns, and nearly 500 total yards of offense.  It was simply amazing, and enough to lift the Longhorns over the Aggies.  Texas 49, Texas A&M 39.

Greg McElroyFinally, in Alabama, Auburn played host to the #2 Crimson Tide, and of the top teams, they received the biggest scare.  Auburn jumped out to a 14-0 lead to start the game, but the Crimson Tide tied things up at half.  However, headed into the 4th quarter, Auburn led 21-20.  And with only 1:24 left on the clock, Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy hit Roy Upchurch for a 4 yard touchdown pass.  Auburn couldn’t comeback, and Alabama remains undefeated.  They will take on Florida next Saturday in the SEC championship with a ticket to the BCS Championship Game on the line.  Alabama 26, Auburn 21.

Vince Young.JPGAnd in the NFL, a highly touted game very relevant to the college football world.  It was the Arizona Cardinals v. the Tennessee Titans in a game that featured a quarterback rematch of the memorable 2006 Rose Bowl:  Vince Young (Texas alum) v. Matt Leinart (USC alum).  The game was a back and forth battle, but it all came down to one play.  With just 10 seconds left, eerily similar to the ending of the Rose Bowl, Vince Young was facing a 4th down and 10 at the 10 yard line.  He should have been sacked, but scrambled to extend the play, then hit Kenny Britt in the end zone for the game winning touchdown.  Wow!  With that win, the Titans keep their Vince Young undefeated streak alive, and are strangely in playoff contention after starting 0-6.  Tennessee 20, Arizona 17.

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