Good teams win; great teams cover. Vegas cashed in big tonight as Tulane did both on ESPN. As all the non-college fans got their first taste of legendary Leach protege Gardner Minshew, degen nation watched Leach’s ugliest protege collapse on his ass in uptown New Orleans. Fuck you Dana.
As is New Orleans tradition, the refs tried to fuck us over hard with this horse shit roughing the passer call:
(Flashback to Joe Kemp’s injury at Houston back in the day)
Between Saints scouting and Dallas sports radio superstardom, the Kemps are a good family for Dallas/NOLA sports so we can unite and say fuck Houston and fuck that call. Also though, QBs are supposed to spike the ball if they hear a whistle…
It doesn’t matter because our defense locked down again and we got the ball at the perfect time to whip out this fake kneel down fake sweep reverse:
And then OK st transfer Jalen McCleskey caught a ball in field goal range, realized the Houston secondary had been living up to their head coach’s first name, and decided “Fuck the win I’m going for the cover.”
Chah ching! CHALK one up for the good guys and pour one out for the good man T Boone Pickens. If only he had stuck around for one week longer he would’ve been proud as hell to see Mason Rudolph’s promotion and this kid’s legendary cover. He’s smiling in heaven tonight though I’m sure.
Great win. Greater cover. Fuck all of those terrible gamblers out there that pounced on Houston. UCF better start watching out!
Tulane hosts Houston in a Thursday degenerate showcase for gamblers everywhere to enjoy during TNF commercial breaks. We played Houston in this same time slot last year and it was a blowout loss notable only for Ed Oliver trying to fight his coach. This year is different however, as the line opened up Tulane -3.5 and has been steamed as far as -5.5. Fucken right!
Houston is one of those ‘G5 darlings’ that have actually been ranked in recent years. They stole Dana Holgerson from West Virginia last January and even though I’ve always thought him as kind of an ugly loser, he is still an Air Raid protege and one of the brightest offensive minds in the game. They also returned stud quarterback D’Eriq King (obviously a dual threat), who was one of the greatest Texas high school QBs ever and this year has looked pretty awesome against Oklahoma and Washington State. Against the latter last Friday, they found themselves halftime favorites.
Despite all that, the sharps are hammering Tulane. It’s not something I expected, in fact it’s so unexpected that it has to be a lock. We are good again. Finally!
I haven’t seen much of the team this year, but I did see enough of that Auburn game to see that we kept it close for awhile and had a chance but the refs were definitely paid off. We had two straight turnovers that were overturned without clear evidence. The first of those turnovers was the brightest spot of the night as it coincided with our secondary putting Auburn’s star WR into a sling.
That’s what I’m talking about. Can’t call us cupcakes anymore with us coming at you like that. For what it’s worth, the aforementioned D’eriq King tore his meniscus against us last year and missed the rest of the season. Just something to keep in mind.
Tulane -5.5 – hammer that fucking lock