There were quite a few shakeups this weekend in football. The Carolina Panthers don’t seem to be the Cinderella-man team they were last year – losing to the Minnesota Vikings 22-10. The ongoing protests and tension in North Carolina due to the Scott case may have played a role. There were protestors outside of Sunday’s game.
Auburn University pulled a shocking upset over No.18 LSU. One consequence of the 18-13 win – someone is now without a job. Les Miles had his fair share of triumphs and defeats during his tenure at LSU. However, after losing to Auburn in a heartbreaking fashion, the university let him go. Ironically, LSU managed a touchdown at the end of the game that effectively surpassed Auburn’s score, but it was waived off because the snap was completed after the time clock hit zero. The final score was 18-13.
The Alabama game could be labeled as a massacre. The team prevented Kent State University from touching field goal ranges or the in-zone for the entire game on Saturday. The Tide racked up early points on Kent State and never let up, scoring 21 in the first quarter alone. Kent State suffered a 0-48 loss.
In other college football news, Ole Miss beat Georgia 45-14. Florida State came back strong after last week’s showing with a 55-35 win over the University of South Florida. Tennessee handed the University of Florida a 38-28 loss. Michigan beat Penn State 49-10. Baylor triumphed over Oklahoma State 35-24 and Texas A&M had a 45-24 victory over Arkansas.
With all the twists and turns this past weekend in football, we’re anxious to see what this upcoming week has in store!