It wasn't marked on any calendar, and nobody sent out any notices or invitations, but in case you missed it, "Upset Saturday" was celebrated early this year on September 29, 2007. And, after this past weekend, the Short List may have just gotten a lot shorter! All you had to do was look at and listen to Sooners' coach Bob Stoops (pictured at left) cry about his team's crushing last second defeat at the hands of Colorado to know that things just got a lot more complicated in Norman and many other college towns across the country.
With the number 3, 4, 5, 7, 10 and 11th ranked teams going down in defeat yesterday (among others), it is beginning to look more and more like at least one if not both of this year's BCS championship teams may have one loss. But, we will leave that debate to OGV to summarize this coming week in his The Short List To The Superdome: Week 6 article for Canespace.
So, just in case you haven't been paying attention to The Short List, surprisingly the U, as our Canespace/MySpace friend Jenna (pictured at left) is so aptly displaying, is still in it for at least one more week. Of course that is still a very long shot even if the Canes get ranked in the top 25 this week after an unimpressive and uninspiring 24-14 win over Duke. The Canes needed a late game TD pass from QB Kyle "U had me in stitches" Wright to TE Dajaleon "Not Too" Farr to seal the deal against the Blue Devils.
Up next for the Canes is old friend, new enemy Butch Davis and the UNC Tar heels. Just be glad this isn't basketball season. Can you imagine having to face Duke and UNC back-to-back in round ball? Now that would be a tough schedule!
And of course, there still is unbeaten and number one ranked USC to deal with and a fast rising OSU team that has an easy schedule all the way home. The Canes motto has to be: "Just win baby" and time will tell us the rest. The most important things to come out of this week's games actually have nothing to do with the Canes:
1. Notre Lame is 0-5. After doing extensive research the Canespace investigators have determined that their little leprechaun and their big head coach have both lost their mojo BABY! And it doesn't look to us as though they may get it back anytime soon either. If you haven't looked lately, there is some obvious tarnish showing on that Golden Dome. Have you ever seen a head coach go from genius to loser in less time than Charlie "Not So" Weiss at Notre Lame? We have Solacane checking the record books on this one!
2. The hated Gators LOST in the Swamp to former 'Cane DC Tommy Tuberville and the Auburn Tigers.
3. While you weren't looking USF may just have become the BEST football team in the State of Florida.
Here are some photos of the Duke game from Canespace blogger DelrayCane:
Here are some photos of the Duke game from Canespace blogger RoachCane77: