Saturday, November 6, 2010

Still the Gator Ball

Florida traveled to Vanderbilt, and for a very brief time in the first quarter it looked like a good game. But the floodgates opened in the second, and the Gators ran up the score in a 55 to 14 rout - breaking a streak of of four consecutive changeovers for the mythical Silver Ball trophy. Next up, recent holder South Carolina gets another shot at the title as the Old Ball Coach revisits his long time chomping ground in Gainesville.

In other news, Michigan's disgraceful D was matched by its scarily effective O in a 67-65 triple overtime win over unlucky Illinois. Kansas scored the last 35 points of the game, all in the last quarter, to record the biggest comeback in school history in a 52-45 win over Colorado. And in "official" national title chase news, Boise State is well ahead of Hawaii, as expected. TCU is well ahead of Utah, in what looked a very close matchup. Oregon is gradually pulling away from an outmatched but very stubborn Washington team. Auburn pummeled Chattanooga - ho hum. And LSU and Bama are locked in a barnburner.

In roller derby, the semi finals are set at nationals in Chicago, and there are no surprises: Philadelphia vs. Olympia, and Gotham vs. Rocky Mountain. Those will be a couple of excellent games - follow the action at Derby News Network.

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