LSU Has an Offense
LSU had the points raining down Saturday night in Texas with the 45-38 victory. However, LSU played about as much defense as they had Air Conditioning in their locker room (none). Grant Delpit and Kristian Fulton are great players in the secondary, but Sam Ehlinger throwing for over 400 yards brings serious concerns about the other starters.
People also are finally paying attention to Joe Burrow. His stat line over his last six games is 135/187 (72%) 1915 yards 19 TDs and 2 INTs. LSU… welcome to the Playoff Discussion.
Army Exposes Michigan
Last year Army exposed Oklahoma for their bad defense. This year Army exposed Michigan’s offense. Michigan couldn’t move the football at all as they barely escaped with a 24-21 2OT win.
Michigan averaged just 2.4 yards per carry against Army. Last week Rice averaged 6 yards per carry against this same defense. Michigan should have major concerns as they no longer look like a top team in the Big Ten.
Knoxville is Burning
Pruitt’s Tennessee team BLEW IT. BYU completed a 64 yard pass that put them in field goal range and sent the game to OT. Tennessee then lost in 2OT.
BYU and Georgia State were supposed to be the easy part of the schedule. Tennessee now has Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi State as four of their next five games. Will Phillip Fulmer give Pruitt another season if they finish 4-8? Pruitt’s recruiting has been impressive… the on the field results have not.
Maryland and North Carolina Surprise
As for good surprises Mike Locksley has Maryland as a serious Big Ten contender. They dismantled Syracuse, scoring 40+ points in the first half and 63 points overall. It is not out of the realm of possibilities for Maryland to be 8-0 in November before their game against Michigan.
North Carolina has also been a pleasant surprise. Mack Brown has the Tar Heels 2-0 and may be a contender in the terrible ACC Coastal.
Clemson Locks Up a Playoff Spot
Clemson’s schedule somehow looks easier now than it did in the off-season. The Tigers played their toughest opponent of the season beating the Aggies at home 24-10. The Tigers likely won’t face another top 25 team the rest of the season. As long as Clemson doesn’t collapse, they’ve already solidified their playoff spot with the win on Saturday.
Worst AP Top 25 Decision
This one is easy… Washington ranked #23 above unranked California despite losing at home to California. Guess some AP voters didn’t want to stay up until 3am.
MY TOP 25
- Ohio State
- Notre Dame
- Texas A&M
- Penn State
- Michigan State
- Oklahoma State
- Boise State