Week 4 in the books. Les Miles is out at LSU, Notre Dame is officially dead, Texas A&M is an SEC darkhorse, Wisconsin is for real, and Lamar Jackson just can’t stop scoring touchdowns.
Here’s the Top 10:
Stanford is gonna have one of those seasons where they fly under the radar all season and then somehow end up as the #4 seed in the CFB playoff, I can just feel it. Any team with Christian McCaffrey on it has a chance to run the table. Stanford travels to AP #10 Washington for some Friday Night Lights PAC 12 action. Should be a good one.
Thoughts and prayers if you bet on last week’s Stanford-UCLA game, however.
Houston’s win over Oklahoma looks a little less impressive after we found out Oklahoma is kind of average. The Coogs beat up on Texas State last week which isn’t saying much. For Houston, it all comes down to November 17th when they host Louisville. Until then, I’ll probably bounce them around the #5-9 range unless they lose.
Tennessee was down 21-3 to Florida at the half on Saturday, I declared that they stunk, and then they decided to go Super Saiyan and outscore Florida 35-7 in the second half. It was one of the more fun games this season.
The Vols play Georgia on Saturday, then @ Texas A&M, then they host Bama. Woof.
Michigan beat Penn State 49-10 and the only highlight of the game was a tackle by Penn State’s chubby kicker. Michigan hosts Wisconsin on Saturday.
They beat Georgia Tech last Thursday in a pretty boring game. I really just can’t get a read on Clemson this season. We’ll find out a ton about them this Saturday when they host Louisville in the biggest game in college football so far this season. Deshaun Watson vs. Lamar Jackson. God damn this game is going to be a lot of fun.
5. Texas A&M
Had Texas A&M ranked #8 last week and this week they jumped 3 spots after an impressive win vs. Arkansas. They’ve been flying under the radar the past few weeks but everyone is starting to find out that these boys can play. Friendly reminder- Trevor Knight has already beaten Nick Saban and Alabama when he played for Oklahoma. People forget that. (Except Nick Saban. Nick Saban hasn’t forgotten that)
They already have two top 10 wins this year after beating LSU week 1 and demolishing Michigan State last week. If Ohio State didn’t look like such a dominant team in their victory at Oklahoma I’d probably rank Wisconsin as the best team in the Big 10. Yuuuge matchup with Michigan this week.
They beat Kent State and host Kentucky on Saturday.
1.Ohio State & Louisville
Ohio State had a bye and Louisville beat Marshall. At this point it’s not even if the Cardinals can outscore the other team, it’s if Lamar Jackson can outscore the other team by himself. He did. 7 TDs for the Heisman frontrunner compared to 4 TDs for Marshall.
Ohio State hosts Rutgers (yawn) and Louisville travels to Clemson on Saturday.
Dropped out: Miami, Arkansas, Michigan State
Heisman frontrunners aka Lamar Jackson & everybody else
436 yard rushing and 119 yards receiving with 4 total touchdowns.
Jabrill Peppers is college football’s version of Terrelle Pryor 🙂
13 total touchdowns in 3 games for JT. Expect him to keep up that pace vs, Rutgers this Saturday.
13 passing TDs and 12 rushing TDs. Pretty sure he’s going to score more touchdowns this year than 3/4 of the teams in the SEC.
Stanford v Washington on Friday night, and Wisconsin v Michigan plus Louisville v Clemson on Saturday. Lettt’s gooo!
One of these weeks I’ll actually have this done on a Tuesday (when it should be posted) but Indians clinched a playoff berth so, sorry.