Football Highlights

Two big games today

#16 Nebraska 20, Wake Forest 17
Michigan 7, Oregon 39

The Nebraska / Wake Forest match was very good. The game was scheduled before the Wake-Forest-as-conference-champ days, but it was satisfactory to dispose of last season’s ACC victor. That the victory was only be three points made it all the better to watch.

Likewise, listening (via ESPN Radio) to highlights of the Michigan / Oregon game was terrific. With all apologies to the greatness of the Pac 10, the public immolation of Michigan — and with her the Big 10 generally — has a very ritual-sacrifice feel to it.