Tuesday, September 8, 2015

College Football Round-Up: Week 1


Gotta love college football being back, and gotta love the weekly round up being back as well. First week there's obviously not a lot of premier match ups, but there were a few good games. So let's get to it.

1. Ohio State Buckeyes (@ Virginia Tech, W 42-24): OSU avenged their loss to VT last year with a strong second half showing. Cardale Jones got the nod over JT Barrett for the starting job and looked real solid. Braxton Miller was SWEET playing as a wide receiver, and this team looks like it'll be tough to beat, especially with their schedule. 

2. TCU Horned Frogs (@ Minnesota, W 23-17): TCU didn't look all that great on Thursday night. Trevone Boykin was good but a lot of people were expecting a blow out. I don't think it's too much of a concern though since it was on the road at night in the first game of the season. 

3. Alabama Crimson Tide (vs. #20 Wisconsin, W 35-17): The only game featuring two ranked teams became pretty boring the second half. That being said, Derrick Henry is a beast and is pretty fun to watch. Also, Wisconsin's offense BLOWS. 

4. Baylor Bears (@ SMU, W 56-21): Well Baylor's offense hasn't changed much even though Bryce Petty graduated. And Chad Morris can't magically make SMU good, so that's tough.

5. Michigan State Spartans (vs. Western Michigan, W 37-24): I didn't watch this game because I don't go to Michigan State or Western Michigan so there's no reason to, but it seems like a very unimpressive win for Sparty.

6. Auburn Tigers (vs. Louisville, W 31-24): Jeremy Johnson was supposed to be pretty good for Auburn this year, but he threw three picks on Saturday and really struggled. The Tigers managed to get the win though so I guess that's all that matters. Also, good to know Louisville can intercept a guy three times and still lose. I'm fully convinced Clemson will demolish them in 9 days.

7. Oregon Ducks (vs. Eastern Washington, W 61-42): The Ducks offense didn't slow up at all without Mariota in their first game. The test will be a lot tougher this week though when they face Michigan State. They also might wanna work on their defense a bit, having given up 42 points to Eastern Washington.

8. USC Trojans (vs. Arkansas State, W 55-6): USC played Arkansas State and won. I didn't watch.

9. Georgia Bulldogs (vs. Louisiana-Monroe, W 51-14): I don't really know how far Nick Chubb can carry the Bulldogs, but I do know that he's really good. Big win over a nobody opponent was to be expected, just like a lot of these other games.

10. Florida State Seminoles (vs. Texas State, W 59-16): Go pound sand FSU.

11. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (vs. Texas, W 38-3): Now I know Texas isn't the Texas of old, but I still thought this was a pretty impressive win. Notre Dame will probably be the toughest team Clemson faces so hopefully we'll be ready to go better than friggin Texas was.

12. Clemson Tigers (vs. Wofford, W 49-10): Wofford sucks but it was good to go out there and hand it to em. I would have liked for Dabo to just play Deshaun for however long and then bring in the back ups rather than working the back ups in when the game wasn't a blow out yet. Kinda annoying, but whatever. Deshaun looked good and healthy. Mike Williams getting injured definitely sucks, but I feel like if Clemson could handle an injury at any position, it's wide receiver. So much depth and talent there that the offensive coordinators can work with.


13. UCLA Bruins (vs. Virginia, W 34-16): UCLA's #13? What?

14. LSU Tigers (vs. McNeese State, CANCELLED)

15. Arizona State Sun Devils (vs. Texas A&M, L 38-17): One of the upsets of the week. I'm not sure why A&M wasn't ranked to begin the season but Kyle Allen looks pretty good and I think they could be a sleeper team throughout the season.

16. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (vs. Alcorn State, W 69-6): Sick Tech. Congrats on the big W over Alcorn State. You still go to school in Atlanta though.

17. Ole Miss Rebels (vs. Tennessee-Martin, W 76-3): Two words. Swag. Kelly.

18. Arkansas Razorbacks (vs. UTEP, W 48-13): Love Arkansas being ranked. They're gonna win the SEC. Lock it up.

19. Oklahoma Sooners (vs. Akron, W 41-3): You know, good for Oklahoma bouncing back from the humiliating bowl loss to Clemson and getting the win against a tough Akron squad.

20. Wisconsin Badgers (vs. #3 Alabama, L 35-17): Tough to start the season against Bama. They didn't look good, but I think the Badgers can bounce back and be a tough team to beat this year.

21. Stanford Cardinal (@ Northwestern, L 16-6): Probably the biggest upset of the week, and I love it. Stanford isn't good and Northwestern proved it. Go screw Stanford.

22. Arizona Wildcats (vs. UTSA, W 42-32): Gonna need to see more from a team than a 10 point victory over UTSA to believe they belong in the top 25.

23. Boise State (vs. Washington, W 16-13): Hard fought win over a tough (I think?) opponent in Washington. Can't knock it.

24. Missouri Tigers (vs. Southeast Missouri State, W 34-3): I don't think Missouri is very good. Maty Mauk might be the worst QB in the country.

25. Tennessee Volunteers (vs. Bowling Green, W 59-30): Everybody is high on Tennessee this year for some reason. I'm not.


So there it is folks. Week 1 is in the books. Clemson's got App. State this weekend, can't wait for another Saturday in Death Valley. #GoTigers





P.S. Our tiger mascot does the worst push ups I've ever fucking seen.


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