Tailgate Talk: Week Twelve

Hi everyone. Welcome back to another edition of Tailgate Talk. Each week I recap some of the major games from the week before and preview the games next week. Feel free to talk about the games, off season antics, seasons past, health concerns, ethics, the bands, the mascots, or what have you. However, if you’re here to complain about “sportsball,” this is simply not the forum for you, okay?

So this week is rather sparse. There really weren’t a lot of compelling match ups as a lot of the big teams played cupcake teams

Michigan @ Wisconsin Alex Hornibrook threw for 143 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Jonathan Taylor finished with 132 yards on 19 carries, with 87 yards in the second half. The Badgers beat the Wolverines 24-10

Kentucky @ Georgia Nick Chubb and Sony Michel combined for five touchdowns. Chubb rushed for 151 and two touchdowns, including a 55-yard burst down the sideline to seal the victory early in the fourth quarter . Michel rambled for 87 yards and three scores of his own, most notably a 37-yard TD that sent the Bulldogs into the half with a 21-6 lead. The Bulldogs beat the Wildcats 42-13

Kansas State @ Oklahoma State Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph passed for 425 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score, but it wasn’t enough to mount a comeback. Byron Pringle caught three touchdown passes and returned a kickoff for another score as The Wildcats beat the Cowboys 45-40

UCLA @ USC Josh Rosen threw for 421 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Sam Darnold threw for 264 yards and an interception. He rushed for a touchdown. Ronald Jones II ran for 122 yards and two touchdowns. The Trojans beat the Bruins 28-23

Around the League: Not a lot of interesting games this week. A lot of homecoming games.

Play of the week: Alex Hornibrook’s 24-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Taylor in the third quarter

This weeks tailgate recipe: Roasted Garlic and Chive Dip from Martha Stewart


Ingredients: 1/2 cup Roasted Garlic; 1 cup sour cream; 1 cup low-fat Greek yogurt; 3 tablespoons milk; 1/3 cup chopped fresh chives, plus more for topping; Coarse salt and ground pepper.

In a food processor, process Roasted Garlic until smooth. Add sour cream, yogurt, and milk; process until smooth. Transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in chives. Season with salt and pepper. Top with more chives.