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Week 8 Cobs

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Texas is back (in the cobs), baby!

NCAA Football: Michigan at Penn State Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s face it...the cobs last week were pretty ho hum. Thankfully, one can always rely on the Longhorns to take one for the team and improve the cob nominations. This week is no exception.

Nominee #1: Texas - It’s 3rd and 4 from the 6 yard line. You’re down 13-10 in OT. You are the Longhorn QB. The play breaks down and you are scrambling to avoid a sack. What do you do?

  1. Fall down and take the sack well within FG range.
  2. Throw the ball away and kick the chip shot FG.
  3. Throw the easiest interception in the endzone ever.

I’ll give you one guess which one QB Sam Ehlinger chose.

Also...check out the attendance just before kickoff in Austin.

Nominee #2: Michigan - Okay, Michigan isn’t that good this year and Penn State is a legit CFP contender and Saquon Barkley is a beast running back. But remember, Michigan is paying their former QB and native son snake oil salesman $9,000,000 per year not to get beat like a rented mule by a team rocked by serial pedophile scandal six years ago. There was no single moment that earned UM the cob nomination...PSU owned them from minute 1 to minute 60.

Nominee #3: Arkansas - Arkansas should get a cob EVERY WEEK simply because they still have Bert as their head coach. But this week they get one for the worst injury flop in college football history. Auburn caught them two men short so of course Arkansas faked an injury with no one within 10 feet. It ended as badly as you might expect.

Nominee #4 Purdue - The Chicago Tribune said it well:

Purdue did everything but win on Saturday.

The Boilermakers outgained Rutgers 474-217 and had the ball for 85 plays, 30 more than the Scarlet Knights.

They lost. To Rutgers.

Seriously. Rutgers now has a 2 game win streak. But somehow, and I’m not sure how this fits into the cob nomination, Nebraska opened as 6.5 point dogs at Purdue on Saturday.

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Poll

The Week 8 Cob goes to.....

This poll is closed

  • 35%
    Texas
    (163 votes)
  • 10%
    Purdue
    (47 votes)
  • 37%
    Arkansas
    (169 votes)
  • 16%
    Michigan
    (77 votes)
456 votes total Vote Now