Former Georgia golfer Bubba Watson got air time on national TV on Saturday, but it had nothing to do with golf.
Watson was chosen as one of the guest pickers when ESPN’s College GameDay came to Athens for the Georgia-Louisiana State matchup. Watson picked against Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson, the president of Duck Commander and Buck Commander in Louisiana, as part of College GameDay’s first dual pickers segment.
Watson’s picking strategy was rarely related to football, often picking based on where his former teammates are coaching or where he lives. However, it proved effective, and Watson went a perfect 10-0.
His bearded counterpart didn’t fare too much worse, going 6-4. Robertson, who also picked based on things with little relation to football, incorrectly picked the University of Central Florida to upset South Carolina, Mississippi to upset Alabama, Notre Dame to beat Oklahoma and LSU to beat Georgia.
Watsons endow women’s basketball scholarship
During Saturday’s game, Watson and his wife Angie Ball Watson were recognized on the field.
During the recognition, it was announced that the two would be endowing a new scholarship for the Georgia women’s basketball team under the name of Watson’s wife.
Angie Watson played for the Georgia women’s basketball team at the end of the ’90s.
Brown remains consistent
Baltimore Ravens’ rookie wide receiver Marlon Brown had four catches for 34 yards and a touchdown in a 23-20 loss to the Buffalo Bills.
This continues to build on a stellar rookie season from the undrafted free agent. Brown currently has 14 receptions for 150 yards and three touchdowns on the season. His receptions and yards rank third most on the team and he is the only Raven with multiple touchdowns.
Brown also ranks in the top 10 of all NFL rookies in catches and yards and is tied for first in touchdowns.
Several other Bulldogs had strong performances in week four of the regular season:
- In a 35-11 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, a pair of St. Louis Rams’ linebackers stood out. Rookie inside linebacker Alec Ogletree recorded nine tackles and outside linebacker Will Witherspoon had four, including a tackle for loss.
- Despite exiting the game early in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury, Atlanta Falcons’ inside linebacker Akeem Dent let the team in tackles with eight in a 30-23 loss to the New England Patriots.
- Although missing one of his three field goal attempts on the day, Minnesota Vikings’ kicker Blair Walsh extended his record for most consecutive 50-or-more-yard field goals to 12 in the first quarter of Sunday’s 34-27 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in London.
- In a 17-6 loss to the Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals’ wide receiver A.J. Green had seven catches for 51 yards. On defense, Bengals’ defensive tackle Geno Atkins had 1.5 sacks, three hits on the quarterback and three tackles.
- Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was 23-35 for 242 yards and a touchdown in a 40-32 win over the Chicago Bears. 58 of those yards went to former Georgia teammate Kris Durham, who had three catches on the day.
- Seattle Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons had five tackles and a sack in a 23-20 come-from-behind victory over the Houston Texans.
- Denver Broncos’ running back Knowshon Moreno had 12 carries for 78 yards in a touchdown in a game that was otherwise dominated by Peyton Manning. The Broncos went on to win 52-20.
- Miami Dolphins’ linebacker Dannell Ellerbe recorded eight tackles and recovered a fumble in a 38-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints. His defensive teammate Reshad Jones had six tackles on the night. For New Orleans, tight end Benjamin Watson had his first touchdown catch of the season.
A previous version of this story had the incorrect opponent for Notre Dame. The Red & Black regrets the error.