COLLEGE GAMEDAY FINAL
Here's what we learned this weekend:
Iowa stays unbeaten but is still overrated...grossly
-The Hawkeyes used a national televised game to squeak by Michigan 30-28. Iowa forced 5 turnovers to get the W...hmmm you need 5 turnovers to win by 2....sooner or later this teams woes on offense will come up to rear their ugly head....I'm sensing all wont be good at all at Wisconsin next weekend.
Florida remains unbeaten and man looked good doing it
-Tim Tebow got the baby mits put on him tonight...as he really wasn't allowed to punish teams with his running like he has done in their previous games. LSU is a team with a good defense but their offense struggled against the athletic defensive line of the Gators....Florida now has very winnable games left on it's schedule...I guess South Carolina on the road looks to be the toughest game left.
Texas and Oklahoma can officially play the excuse "we were looking ahead"
-Oklahoma struggled in the red zone mightily producing 4 field goals instead of touchdowns. Sam Bradford look decent but rusty after being sidelined since week 1 and now might have a lingering knee problem. This defense was susceptible again to big plays to Baylor but produced turnovers when needed to spirit the offense to a few late touchdowns.
-While Texas used 14 special teams and defensive points to blow out Colorado at home. After this weekend I'm not impressed with either of these teams....I officially think Texas is over-rated as the same bugs that plagued Texas in their first conference game came up again tonight....Colorado has been a team struggling and Texas really should of flexed it's muscles and handled Colorado early...being down 14-10 at halftime to a team 1-3 isn't material that keeps you #2. Colt...the nation's most efficient passer had only 1 passing touchdown tonight and 2 turnovers...
If Defense wins championships.....Kansas has no chance to win one this season
-Kansas defeated Iowa State 41-36 and needed a fourth down stop to secure a win. The troubling stat in this game is the Kansas defense who gave up 551 yards of total offense to...Iowa State....what gonna happen when they play Texas, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma this season....3 losses are imminent to these teams with a fourth to Nebraska if Kansas continues to give up huge chunks of yards to pitiful teams. The Colorado game next week becomes a very intriguing game.
Alabama just continues to win....impressively and Ole Miss was just overrated
-The Crimson Tide just whipped Ole Miss today on the road 22-3. The Tide's defense produced 5 turnovers and game Jevan Snead all kinds of nightmares in the pocket....Alabama is the only threat to stopping Florida from being undefeated at the end of the year and making the national championship game....and I think they can beat them.
-Ole Miss just continues to fall....from once being in the top 5...they are likely out of the top 25 and now are out of the SEC title race....it's a shame...this was suppose to be a break out year for them....and probably won't happen again for quite some time.
Nebraska is officially the most underrated team in the country
-The Cornhuskers were called out today by Todd McShay who sang praises for Nebraska Defense who just manhandled Blaine Gabbert on Thursday night...when their offense is clicking this team is really really good...think Nebraska has 1 loss...to Virginia Tech ranked in everyone's top 5....by 1 point and they are 24....I think they are under looked but soon everyone will know how good this team is.....especially their defense
The Big 10 is Ohio States to lose....
-Wisconsin learned something today about Ohio State...they have the best defense in the conference. Tolzen may have passed for 250 yards but produced no touchdowns and was picked off twice...Ohio State needs to figure out how to get super start Terrell Pryor on a roll and this team has the makings of getting back to a BCS bowl game....again
Auburn learned the hard way today....you must show up every week
-The Tigers fell apart today and simply forgot to show up in Arkansas on both sides of the ball. Ryan Mallett torched the Tigers for 274 yards through the air but the Tigers gave up 221 yards on the ground....its simple you must stop the run on the road to win...they didn't and their offense didn't help them....they went 3 and out waaaay to much today to help them...add it up and it spells a 21 blowout.
Oklahoma State held on....and has a lot of problems
-Texas A&M took the Cowboys to the wire today but a late touchdown by OSU sealed the win and put the game out of reach for the Aggies to spring the upset. The offense just didn't look the same without Dez Bryant and Kendal Hunter....the panic button in Stillwater is slowly starting to get pressed, the defense can't stop anybody and the offense is having trouble scoring.....sounds to me like losses are forthcoming for the Cowboys....OU, Texas, Tech, Misery...are all waiting for their shot.
If Oregon wins the Pac-10...Chip Kelly should win Coach of the Year
-The Ducks just keep on winning with good defense and special teams. Who would of thought this team would be 5-1 after getting beaten down by Boise State to start the year....all eyes will be on them Halloween when USC comes to town....
Enjoy the weekend....coming back on Tuesday.....