It’s nice to spend early Saturday afternoon just watching football. I don’t think I’ve had many Saturday off like this since college. However, I’m willing to make this sacrifice for the website. Now I’m going to stop boring you, and tell you what I saw:

Northwestern @ Iowa – I thought the Wildcats would have blew into Iowa City like a cyclone and left with a win. Instead, the kitties came out flat and couldn’t get anything going the first half. I take that back, they had one extended drive that had point-scoring potential, but a Northwestern running back put the ball on the ground and gave it back to the Hawkeyes. The Wildcats woke up in the second half and put up enough of a fight to tie things up at 10-10 and sent the game into overtime. Whereas Iowa was able to score on their first possession, Northwestern QB Kain Coulter got sacked on the final play of the game and gave the victory to the Hawkeyes. This is another disappointing loss by Pat Fitzgerald and Northwestern and puts them 1 loss away from being out of contention for the Big10 Conference Championship game.

Wake Forest @ #7 Miami – The Demon Deacons were getting ready to celebrate an upset as Miami trailed the first three quarters. Miami took the lead for the first time late in the game when running back Duke Johnson found the end zone. He would again find the end zone with a minute left to take the lead for the second and final time. Miami managed to escape a trap game against Wake Forest.

#24 Nebraska @ Minnesota – The story was suppose to read “Taylor Martinez returns triumphant in Nebraska Victory,” after he was fore to sit out for 3 weeks with turf toe. After a strong start, Nebraska’s offense couldn’t keep it together as Minnesota surprised everyone with Philip Nelson’s performance, running for two TDs and throwing for one more. Despite not having coach Jerry Kill on the field, the Golden Gophers have won two in a row against conference opponents.

#20 Louisville @ South Florida – Louisville started strong, with a TD on the opening possession, and after after allowing a field goal by South Florida, the rest of the game was Louisville. Junior quarterback Teddy Bridgewater finished the game with 344 yards and 3 touchdowns. A solid performance by the Louisville Cardinals.

Vanderbilt @ #16 Texas A&M – Johnny Manziel lead the Aggies to victory with four touchdowns in three quarters of work. Texas AM look very dominant early and despite Vanderbilt recovering an onside kick and scoring a few points, this one was pretty much all Aggies.

#19 Oklahoma State @ Iowa State – The Cowboys offense rolled over the Iowa State Cyclones this afternoon. The biggest surprise was OK State’s running back Desmond Roland, who ran for 219 yards and 4 touchdowns. Oklahoma State gears up for #10 Texas Tech next week while Iowa State can recollect themselves as they head to Kansas State next weekend.