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December 8, 2008

The envelope, please: Dienhart's awards

Rivals.com senior national writer Tom Dienhart gives us a quick look at what he liked and what he didn't like from Week 15:

Photo of the week
Florida's win over previously undefeated Alabama earned the Gators the SEC Championship and the opportunity to play against Oklahoma in the BCS title game.

Coaches

Wish I were him: Urban Meyer, Florida
Glad I'm not him: Gary Pinkel, Missouri
Lucky guy: Bill Stewart, West Virginia
Poor guy: Steve Kragthorpe, Louisville
Desperately seeking a clue: Tyrone Willingham, Washington
Desperately seeking a P.R. man: Greg Schiano, Rutgers
Desperately seeking sunglasses and a fake beard: Jeff Jagodzinski, Boston College
Desperately seeking ... anything: Stan Brock, Army

Teams

Thought you'd kick butt, you did: Oklahoma
Thought you'd kick butt, you didn't: Ball State
Thought you'd get your butt kicked, you did: Washington
Thought you'd get your butt kicked, you didn't: Pittsburgh
Dang, they're good: Florida
Dang, they're bad: Arizona State
You ain't fooling anybody (in a bad way): West Virginia
You're fooling everybody (in a good way): Cincinnati
Did the season start? Louisville
Can the season end? USF
Can the season never end? Oklahoma

Games

Play this again: Florida 31, Alabama 20
Never play this again: Oklahoma 62, Missouri 21
What? Pittsburgh 34, Connecticut 10
Huh? East Carolina 27, Tulsa 24
You kidding me? Buffalo 42, Ball State 24
Oh my God! Rutgers 63, Louisville 14
Told you so: Virginia Tech 30, Boston College 12

Players

Strike the pose: Florida QB Tim Tebow was 14-of-22 for 216 yards and three TDs, and also ran 17 times for a team-leading 57 yards in the Gators' 31-20 win over Alabama.
Did you see that? Cal RB Jahvid Best ran 19 times for 311 yards and four TDs in the Golden Bears' 48-7 victory over Washington.
That hurts: Oklahoma's DeMarco Murray hurt a knee on the opening kickoff and missed the entire Big 12 title game. It didn't matter; the Sooners still routed Missouri 62-21.
Isn't that special: Arizona's Mike Thomas raced 52 yards with a punt return for a TD in the Wildcats' 31-10 win over Arizona State to help clinch Arizona's first winning season since 1998.

Tom Dienhart is a national senior writer for Rivals.com. He can be reached at dienhart@yahoo-inc.com.



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