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Fireworks at Williams Brice Stadium in Columbia, SC, USA tonight

as Gamecocks beat Vanderbilt 35 – 25!

Well, Sports Fans the final minutes of this third week of the college football season are ticking down and the mood in our house on Worsham Street is fluctuating between jubilant to despair to indifference and everything in between.  Yes, the Cocks won with their usual heart attack ups and downs, but The Red Man is handing out Game Balls to his Favorites.

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QB Connor Shaw (#14) kept his cool and Ran and Passed

for dear life and was the Heart of an Efficient Offense

(Brandon Wilds #22 Ran and Caught Passes like nobody’s business, too)

Yes, we were all happy to see the Offense do better with improved play calling on short yardage.  Happily, lessons were learned from last week’s Georgia loss and the QB Sneak was alive and well and, I might add, effective against the Commodores at Williams Brice tonight.  The defense, on the other hand, was suspect.

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Gamecock Fans in the stands look perplexed

Yes, Cock Fans were surprised to see The Red Man’s Personal Favorite Jadeveon Clowney dropping back in coverage rather than pass rushing when Vandy was down by 25 points in the third quarter and everybody in the whole world except one person knew Vandy would have to pass to have a chance in hell of winning.  Coach Spurrier definitely knew and resorted to his trademark visor throwing to make it clear to the Defensive Coach who shall remain nameless because he appeared to be the only person in the world who didn’t know.  Geez Louise.

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Remember me?  I’m Jadeveon Clowney

 and I sack QBs and force fumbles

Another Game Ball goes to Jadeveon Clowney who made a key sack and forced a fumble at the same time which swung Momentum back to the Cocks.  Plus, I just love him anyway so I will give him a Game Ball when i feel like it.

Meanwhile in another game of national importance The Crimson Tide of Alabama rolled into College Station, Texas, just a few miles north of Worsham Street and rolled over The Aggies of Texas A & M.

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Coach Nick Saban fired up his Alabama Tide

In a nail-biter, Alabama outlasted the Aggies 49 – 42 and many of our friends and neighbors in the ‘Hood were disappointed as was the Man of the Hour Aggie QB and last year’s Heisman Trophy Winner Johnny Manziel.

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Another Heisman year?  Too soon to tell

Finally, despair set in later tonight when the old woman Slow found out that her Texas Longhorns lost to Ole Miss by the abysmal score of 44 – 23.  Ouch.  Horns hooked and Coach Brown caught a glimpse of a fat lady singing behind him on the sidelines after the game.  And she wasn’t singing The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You.  Heh, heh.  My little joke for the night.

So the roller coaster ride that is college football comes to an end for us this week and all I can say is Get me outta here Percy…I need some alone time.

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