No major upsets this week but there was a couple scares. Florida State for the 2nd week almost suffered a loss. Majority of the experts are already claiming that this team will lose down the line, taking Jameis out of Heisman considerations, and just downplaying them as a whole. The Noles haven't played their best football yet but still they are #1 in the country. I was not shocked that the Wolfpack was a tough game for the Noles, in fact, I called it in The Weekend Preview. As a fan of the Noles, I would love to see them blow opponents out every week but that wouldn't be fun. Going through back-to-back weeks where your team is on the brink of losing isn't fun either but to see them pull the win out is fulfilling. As long as that loss column has a zero in it, I am satisfied.

AP Top 25

RKTEAMRECORDPTS

1Florida State (27)4-01416

2Oregon (13)4-01405

3Alabama (13)4-01387

4Oklahoma (7)4-01357

5Auburn4-01272

6Texas A&M5-01206

7Baylor4-01149

8UCLA4-0975

9Notre Dame4-0972

10Michigan State3-1944

11Ole Miss4-0906

12Mississippi State4-0848

13Georgia3-1788

14Stanford3-1643

15LSU4-1636

16USC3-1560

17Wisconsin3-1502

18BYU4-0450

19Nebraska5-0445

20Ohio State3-1298

21Oklahoma State3-1246

22East Carolina3-1237

23Kansas State3-1216

24Missouri4-1145

25TCU3-0109

Winston played a great game yesterday. Anytime the Noles had to answer NC-State's offense, Winston and the Noles offense delivered,  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Winston played a great game yesterday. Anytime the Noles had to answer NC-State's offense, Winston and the Noles offense delivered,  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Fan-i 25

  1. Florida State (4-0) LW 1, W 56-41 @ NC State
  2. Alabama (4-0) LW 2, BYE
  3. Oregon (4-0) LW 3, BYE
  4. Oklahoma (4-0) LW 4, BYE
  5. Auburn (4-0) LW 5, W 45-17 Louisiana Tech
  6. Baylor (4-0) LW 6, W 49-28 @ Iowa State 
  7. Texas A&M (5-0) LW 7, W 35-28 OT Arkansas* 
  8. UCLA (4-0) LW 8, W 62-27 @ #13 Arizona State 
  9. Notre Dame (4-0) LW 9, W 31-15 Syracuse*
  10. Michigan State (3-1) LW 10, W 56-14 Wyoming 
  11. Ole Miss (4-0) LW 11, W 24-3 Memphis 
  12. Georgia (3-1) LW 16, W 35-32 Tennessee 
  13. Nebraska (5-0) LW 19, W 45-14 Illinois 
  14. LSU (4-1) LW 14, W 63-7 New Mexico State 
  15. Ohio State (3-1) LW 15, W 50-28 Cincinnati
  16. USC (3-1) LW 17, W 35-10 Oregon State
  17. Stanford (3-1) LW 18, W 20-13 @ Washington
  18. Wisconsin (3-1) LW 20, W 27-10 South Florida
  19. BYU (4-0) LW 21, BYE
  20. Arizona (3-1) LW 13, L 27-62 #8 UCLA
  21. Mississippi State (4-0) LW 25, BYE
  22. Marshall (4-0) LW 24, BYE
  23. Oklahoma State (3-1) LW NR, W 45-35 Texas Tech
  24. Mizzou (4-1) LW NR, W 21-20 @ #12 South Carolina
  25. TCU (3-0) LW NR, W 56-0 SMU

*Neutral site

Three of the top 5 teams had a bye this week. Florida State and Texas A&M were the only teams in the top 10 that had a scare this week. The Aggies found themselves down 28-14 at the beginning of the 4th quarter. Kenny Hill throw his second interception of the year, caught by Baltimore native and good friend of mine, Carroll Washington. It wasn't looking good for the Aggies until they scored 14 unanswered in the 4th to send it into overtime. It took only one play for the Aggies to take lead in the first possession of overtime and on defense they stuffed the Razorbacks 4 plays straight to win the game. This was a good test for the Aggies and Kenny Hill. A comeback victory against an SEC foe will be a good look at the end of the season when the committee are reviewing team's resume. 

  • Notre Dame committed 5 turnovers but still managed to win by two possessions. I don't know if this shows how good ND defense or how bad Cuse's offense is. Golson threw his first interception of the season but also completed 25 straight passes, 1 shy of the record set by ECU's Dominique Davis in 2011. 
  • UCLA completely destroyed the Sun Devils in Arizona. Arizona State had a 6-10 lead at the end of the first quarter but in the next 3 quarters they were outscored 56-17; Make it sting. 
  • South Carolina loss their 2nd SEC game at home this year which pretty much eliminates them from any playoff consideration. Their win against Georgia will keep them in the convo for SEC East champs but they must run the table from here on out. Even though the division is weak, 3 conference losses will knock them out of contention. 
  • Nebraska is 5-0 for the first time since 2010. The only true test they have had was against Miami last week but they have yet to face a ranked opponent, that will change next week. Next Saturday the Cornhuskers will travel to East Lansing to face the #9 Michigan State Spartans. 

Baller of the Week

He is only a freshman. It's scares me every time I think about how good this kid is going to be. He held his own against Florida State, nearly winning the game, and completely torched the Tar Heels this weekend. The ACC better watch out and get ready. (AP Photo)

He is only a freshman. It's scares me every time I think about how good this kid is going to be. He held his own against Florida State, nearly winning the game, and completely torched the Tar Heels this weekend. The ACC better watch out and get ready. (AP Photo)

QB Daeshaun Watson, Clemson - 27/36  435 yards 6 TDs 1 INT vs North Carolina 

Honorable Mention:

  • RB Ameer Abdulla, Nebraska - 22 carries, 208 yards, 3 TDs vs Illinois 
  • RB Todd Gurley, Georgia - 28 carries, 208 yards, 2 TDs vs Tennessee 
  • QB Brett Hundley, UCLA - 437 total yards, 5 TDs 
Minnesota defeated the Wolverines in the Big House to take home the Big Brown Jug for the third time since 1986. (AP Photo)

Minnesota defeated the Wolverines in the Big House to take home the Big Brown Jug for the third time since 1986. (AP Photo)

I can't really put my hand on what's wrong with the Wolverines. I have only watched them play once this season, their 31-0 loss to Notre Dame. In that game Devin Gardner threw 3 picks and the defense couldn't stop Everett Golson. Head coach, Brady Hoke, I would think is on the hot seat. He is currently 28-16 in his 4th season at Michigan, which isn't bad, but it isn't Michigan football. The Wolverines hasn't been in title contention since Hoke been there and for a program like Michigan, that is a problem. And honestly the Wolverines hasn't been in title contention since Lloyd Carr.

In the preview, I spoke about how Texas, Miami, Michigan, and Florida were a few wins away from being included in the top 25 and all 4 has failed to do that. I think all 4 need to restore what made them a prestige program. Get a coach in there that actually understand the culture and history of the program. When it comes to recruiting, get back to the basics, same thing with style of play. Florida and Miami are know for having elite play-makers all over the field, mainly Florida boys. Texas is known for having great running backs, mainly Texas boys. Michigan always had big cornfed country boys from the midwest that could run. I actually want to see all 4 programs rise back to the top because I think it will be good for college football. 

Todd Gurley aka "Carolina Bulldog" has the abilities to carry Georgia to the promise land. The coaching staff must realize that and feed him the ball. If you wanna win let Gurley spin. (AP Photo)

Todd Gurley aka "Carolina Bulldog" has the abilities to carry Georgia to the promise land. The coaching staff must realize that and feed him the ball. If you wanna win let Gurley spin. (AP Photo)

We are officially 1 month in the college football season, and even though we didn't have any big upsets, it was still an eventful month. Entering October, I expect more fireworks with bigger games on the schedule. Here is a run down of the big games next weekend, it's a lot of good ones so don't plan anything for Saturday. 

*Fan-i 25 rankings*

  • Arizona (4-0) @ #3 Oregon (4-0) Thursday - The Ducks are looking for revenge since the Wildcats defeated them 42-17 last season. 
  • #2 Alabama (4-0) @ #11 Ole Miss (4-0) - I said in the beginning of the season that both teams could enter this game undefeated and look what we have here. Expect a good one.
  • #4 Oklahoma (4-0) @ #25 TCU (3-0) - This will be a test for both teams, Sooners first big game on the road and an opportunity for TCU to enter back into the national conversation. 
  • #14 LSU (3-1) @ #5 Auburn (4-0) - The battle of the Tigers. Auburn only loss last season came against LSU, revenge is on their minds. 
  • #7 Texas A&M (5-0) @ #21 Mississippi State (4-0) - Both teams have been somewhat a surprise this season. Perfect seasons are on the line. 
  • #6 Baylor (4-0) @ Texas (2-2) - Will the Longhorns step up to the challenge or will they fold? 
  • #13 Nebraska (5-0) @ #10 Michigan State (3-1) - Ameer Abdullah will have his hands full running against this defense. The Spartans are currently 7th in the country in run defense while Nebraska is 3rd in rush offense. I can't wait
  • #17 Stanford (3-1) @ #9 Notre Dame (4-0) - How will Golson fare against a tough Stanford defense?
  • Arizona State (3-1) @ #16 USC (3-1) - The Sun Devils dropped 62 points on the Trojans last season. They just allowed 62 points to the other LA team. Not sure how this one will pan out. 

 

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