The Monday Awards
Spurrier rolls, Tebow fan club and a Val Kilmer look-a-like
Posted: Monday September 10, 2007 12:54PM; Updated: Tuesday September 11, 2007 2:32PM
Welcome to the Monday Awards, where we're considering taking a road trip to Blacksburg to inquire about Virginia Tech's starting QB position.
Team of the Week
South Carolina. The South Florida Bulls deserve credit for beating No. 17 Auburn, but we want to give SEC fans something to smile about. Steve Spurrier's Gamecocks receive the award this week for going into Athens and beating the 11th ranked Bulldogs.
"We won an ugly game," said Spurrier
Ugly? Spurrier must have forgotten what former Gamecock QB Steve Taneyhill's mullet looked like.
Player of the Week
Jake Locker, QB Washington. The honeymoon for Boise State is officially over thanks to the the Huskies. Locker, a redshirt freshman, passed for a TD and ran for another as Washington beat a ranked opponent for the first time since 2003. Enjoy it while it lasts, Jake -- your next opponent is Ohio State.
The We Don't Need No Education Award
Cheaters never win. Nor do they start for the University of Maryland. Josh Portis, the backup quarterback for the Terrapins, was caught cheating in his American Studies 212 - Diversity in America class. Portis, a University of Florida transfer, will not be eligible to play this season.
The Michael Jackson Award
Not many teams have looked so black and white between halves this season as West Virginia did against Marshall on Saturday. The Mountaineers punted six times in the first half, and then scored six touchdowns in the second.
The I'm Way Too Excited Award
Congrats to these Florida fans, who look like they're about to have a heart attack after coming face to face with Tim Tebow. Relax, it's Tim Tebow, not Justin Timberlake.
The Isaac Newton Award
If an object that is in motion stays in motion until acted upon by an unbalanced force, then Javorskie Lane may never be stopped. The Texas A&M running back had four touchdowns and 121 rushing yards in a 47-45 overtime win over Fresno State. (Is it me or has Lane been at A&M for 10 years now?)
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