Buckeyes got game; more Designated Reads
• Bleep, bloop, Buckeyes. Ohio State’s marching band did a video game-themed halftime show, and if you haven’t seen it yet, be reassured: Your Monday is made.
If your heart doesn’t skip a beat at their Tetris formations, we cannot be friends. Sorry. [Via.]
• To the business at hand. The polls are out! What to do when three top-five teams get knocked out in the space of a single Saturday, including No. 4 LSU? Rank early Tigers opponent Washington No.13, among other atrocities, if you’re Glenn Guilbeau. Full AP Top 25 is here; the Biased And/Or Willfully Disinterested SIDs’ Poll can be found here.
• Injury report story hour. Missouri’s James Franklin will miss the Alabama game with an MCL injury, which is good news for James Franklin’s limbs and less good for his teammates.
• Roster blotter. Marqise Lee wants to play defense, but Lane Kiffin seems to think he’s a pretty valuable wide receiver (wonder where he got that idea) … three Iowa players had run-ins with the law over the weekend … Gary Patterson will address quarterback Casey Pachall‘s status Tuesday; the Star-Telegram reports Pachall’s suspension may stretch out a while … Temple defensive tackle Kamal Johnson has been charged with kidnapping and other unsavory activities … UConn running back Lyle McCombs was arrested Saturday after an alleged fight with his girlfriend.
• Tweet of the day.
Oh. RT @illinoisloyalty: It’s possible for Illinois to finish 2-6 in the B1G, 4-8 overall, and advance to the Big Ten Championship Game
— Smart Football (@smartfootball) October 7, 2012
• Misc. Friend of the blog Sarah Sprague deconstructs the Danger Dog … LSUFreek whips up a Paul Finebaum trollface for all your Monday talk radio needs … Tim Beckman makes an unusual apology … and Georgia’s ranked 14th now, so everybody be sure to behave like complete monsters.