Thursday, September 8, 2011
I Love Daytime Football...
Saturday was the first day in months that the weather wasn't just brutally hot, by that I mean it was only in the mid-90's that day. How convenient that it was also the first weekend of college football. Hardin-Simmons was opening up against Coe College, a team returning 21 of 22 starters. They were ranked in the top 10 of D3 football and were supposed to be really good. Their quarterback was a preseason D3 All-American. Hardin-Simmons had graduated a bunch of really good players, had a new coach, new quarterback, etc.
Basically, on paper, this game wasn't going to be close, and it wasn't. Hardin-Simmons won it 41-14. Not quite what was expected. Coe looked and played awful, maybe it was the heat, maybe something else, maybe Hardin-Simmons is a lot better than expected. Whatever it was, the home team looked and player really well. Add in a few long touchdown catches and some really good defense and hard hits and it ends up making for a few decent photos.