I clearly didn't get the tweet that Week 10 would be National Running Back/Ridiculous Point Total Week around the country. As the season has reached its stretch run it's clear that squads have decided to put their offenses in the hands of their tailbacks, and based on the huge outputs yesterday this is a very good decision.
Edwin Baker, Stepfan Taylor, Mikel LeShoure, James Sims all scored four times, and the list of backs that scored at least two times is longer than Yao Ming's arm.
The national scoring average was boosted by some truly remarkable point totals across the country: Michigan 67, Auburn 62, Tulsa 64, Illinois 65, Nevada 63, Navy 76, Georgia 55 and Florida with 55. All told 16 teams went over the 50-point threshold in Week 10.
And who says that colder weather limits scoring?
11 Other Random Musings from a Wild and Wooly Week 10 (where 400 is really the only number that matters)
-How in the world does Colorado let Dan Hawkins back on the team bus after that meltdown in Lawrence?
-Kansas State threw the ball four times and still put 39 on Texas. Of course the five Longhorn turnovers had something to do with the final score, however is Will Muschamp still the clear successor to Mack?
-And Bill Snyder should get something else named after him. This Wildcat team is somehow going to win eight games.
-Think you're a great coach? You can get hired at 25, win 10 games every season until you're 65 years old, graduate a crazy percent of your athletes and give a whole bunch of money back to your school and you still won't be as cool as this cat:
-Baylor and Oklahoma State combine for 83 points and Robert Griffin doesn't account for one score.
-After staying up to the wee hours to watch the wild one between USC and Arizona State, I'm not sure I've seen someone run harder than Marc Tyler. The man was on a mission prior to leaving late in the game with an injury.
-Since when did Michigan cut their field down to 50 yards and put netting behind the shrunken goal posts? Nobody needed a win more than Rich Rodriguez and the Wolverines, but there must have been a whole bunch of blue hairs siting at Weber's Inn on Saturday night wondering what in the hell they just saw.
-A wise man once noted that "deserve's got nothing to do with it" however I can't help but think that Iowa State deserved to knock off the Huskers yesterday.
-As an avid listener of satellite radio I can't help but look forward to the calls coming in from Alabama tomorrow. Why sure there's a bunch of ways the Tide can still play for it all...
-When a team (Navy) throws the ball eight times yet still puts 76 on another team (ECU) then there is clear evidence that one team did more than just manhandle its opponent. How's this for Navy's stat line? 62 rushes for 521 yards (8.4 ypc) and eight scores.
-Since the season opener, TCU quarterback Andy Dalton has thrown 18 touchdown passes against only three picks. And any time Dalton does well I'm reminded of the cinematic classic Roadhouse, a brilliant film that features the late Patrick Swayze as Dalton, the bouncer/rescuer of troubled bars with an inquisitive mind and a sensitive side.