I was sitting quietly working on a post this weekend when my husband called me from his office. “Holy Shit! Are you watching this game? USF is beating FSU?”
My husband went to the University of South Florida and he had the game live streaming on the internet. He asked me to record the game so he could watch it when he got home and I am so glad he did or I would have missed history being made.
This kid named B.J. Daniels – a freshman – got thrown into starting his first college game during a nationally televised game when the starting quarterback, Matt Grothe, got hurt last weekend. Daniels grew up in Tallahassee and wanted to play for Florida State. When he couldn’t get on the team there he ended up in Tampa at South Florida. A lot of Bulls fans kind of wrote off this season when Grothe tore the ACL in his left knee, and the Seminoles have been a powerhouse in Florida football for as long as I can remember.
18th ranked FSU was favored by 14 points, but they were never in the lead. In fact, at the end of the third quarter the score was 14 – 0 with the USF Bulls winning. South Florida was able to keep FSU scoreless until the fourth quarter and they ended up winning the game 17 – 7 with me jumping up and down and screaming and generally traumatizing my cats.
Here is the craziest part – this wasn’t even the biggest upset of the weekend. Four of the top 10 ranked teams in NCAA football lost their games. Unranked South Carolina beat fourth ranked Ole Miss, (#5) Penn State lost to Iowa, (#11) Virginia Tech beat (#9) Miami and the craziest of them all was (#3) California losing 42 – 6 to Oregon.
Cal dropped from #3 to #24 on the AP Poll. I can’t even imagine what the BCS is going to look like tomorrow.
Don’t even get me started on the NFL.
I’m not sure I am going to make it through the football season with my voice intact if I scream this much every weekend.
Originally written for and posted on BlogHer.com (with some changes for Draft Day Suit)