How crazy is the state of college football these days? Plenty.
In the eight-decade history of the AP poll, three of the top four teams lost during the same weekend only three times. Until this season. Suddenly, it has happened twice in three weeks! Let that sink in for a second. It is astounding.
Only two of the top four teams face really tricky games on Saturday: No. 1 Texas and No. 2 Alabama.
The Longhorns, of course, face several challenges. Texas hosts an explosive but wounded Missouri team with excellent quarterback Chase Daniel bent on redemption. The Horns return to the field on the heels of a huge, emotional win.
Texas QB Colt McCoy is excellent at buying time and waiting for coverage to unravel. Missouri’s defense was exposed during Saturday’s loss by the downfield throws of Oklahoma State’s Zac Robinson. The Tigers were obsessed with stopping Dez Bryant, but left the gangly Damian Davis uncovered for a pair of huge TD passes. Missouri simply can’t allow McCoy to escape the pocket and cast his eyes downfield, where wide receivers Quan Cosby and Jordan Shipley will be finding holes in the secondary.