We haven’t quite reached the chaos of 2007, but a few of the symptoms are already present. The only two teams in the SEC West who have not lost are LSU and Texas A&M.
Nick Saban plus points. The Gators are now 5-0, with their marquee wins being Ole Miss, Tennessee, and Kentucky.
Right now, Florida has to be considered one of the best teams. Only time will tell what the journey will bring… including the possibility of a multiple-loss playoff team… when it is all said and done.
The Trojans sat out the week while other foes beat up on each other. And if they do that, Notre Dame could have an advantage with its fantastic receiving corps single-covered.
Defensive end Shaq Lawson was a relentless force, racking up 3 ½ tackles for loss in the first quarter alone, and winning individual matchups with Stanley – who at one point resorted to tackling him. West Virginia and Kansas State also picked up their first losses this weekend to Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
Deshaun Watson is going to have a game soon in which he looks like the talent everyone thinks he is.
This isn’t exactly unexpected. Each team has had down moments, but they remain undefeated, and they all put together impressive wins on Saturday. Texas Tech will be a good gauge to see how powerful Baylor is. Wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell is coming into his own as a senior, and having that reliable target is so comforting for a quarterback under pressure. The balance this team has is scary, as the offense continues to not lose a step when replacing quarterbacks. The both can move the ball, and I think Texas Tech is a little more seasoned for this game considering what it experienced last week against TCU. Trevone Boykin was sharp again with 332 yards and five touchdowns, and TCU’s banged-up defense had no problem shutting down the hapless Longhorns. Add in the presence of ESPN’s College GameDay show, and it’s one of the biggest games on the Clemson campus in a handful of years. Not at the very top, though, as both Ohio State at #1 and Michigan State at #2 won their games but both teams played close games. Both Ohio State and Michigan State have shown flaws this season. While they were ranked Nos. They didn’t look great in their last outing against a Louisville team that is scrambling to find its identity, and it’s hard to glean much from the Appalachian State win, despite the Mountaineers’ FBS-best level of roster experience.
Baylor has the best offense in college football. Illinois capitalized on Nebraska’s horrid late-game time management to win 14-13. One gets the feeling it won’t be the last. Those seem to be two of the only things we know for sure right now.
Yomtov: With just one ranked opponent the rest of the way, this is a must-win for Georgia. That is not to say that one will not go unbeaten, but plenty of fixes need to be made.