I didn't get to see much football yesterday, but what I saw wasn't pretty.
But I did see a college game Saturday evening.
I watched Ball State make the case for being the best team in the state of Indiana, by beating IU 42-20. Sadly, one of the best receivers in the college ranks was hurt badly and may never play the game again, due to a cervical and spinal injury. Dante Love is his name and he underwent a long surgery, Saturday night. The good news is, he can move all of his extremities.
BSU's QB is one to watch, he has one of the best arms I have ever seen on a college player. He's a junior and if he stays healthy, he may be one of the best ever before all is said and done. Nate Davis is his name, watch for it coming soon to a sports highlight show, near you.
Now to the pros, yesterday:
Jags 23 - Colts 21
The Colts deserved to lose this one, the defense could not make a play in the second half. Rabid Colts fans will point to the officiating as less than deplorable and they would be right. The late flag that would have sealed the game was criminal and the refs should be fined. But in the end, the Colts defense looked like a bunch of college freshman. It is incredibly important to note that the offense isn't playing up to snuff just yet, and it is up to the defense to take some of the pressure off of them.
They didn't. Now they have two weeks to look at a 1-2 record and decide whether they want to play football or call it a season now.
Dolphins 38 - Pats 13
Talk about a defense not showing up? There is no way this loss can be blamed on the loss of Tom Brady. Had the game been close, come down to a drive in the last minutes of a game, and Cassel throwing an interception, maybe one can make the case. But, it didn't happen that way. If it had happened at the hands of a good team, one would surely understand this one. But this was Miami and this probably doesn't set well with NE fans.