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Questions and Answers: Review of Week III

The Honorable JJ Reynolds, IICorrespondent IDecember 11, 2016

Oh well for my Upset for the Ages in Lincoln (yeah I was wrong so what, please see bottom of article), that prediction held up for all of about 2 seconds – about the time it took USC to score once it touched the ball. Did Nebraska think one good quarter would best the Trojans? Or, is it that Callahan just cannot win against big teams (0-6 versus top ten speaks for itself)… let’s not bring up his against ranked teams record. Here’s a pointer – it’s just as dismal. I don’t see how the Husker’s fan base has put up with this for so long already…

As for those #1 (but still #2 in my book) Trojans, ouch. Could you run any faster please? Booty doesn’t even need to throw the ball if they keep running like that. As a matter of a fact, do you even need a QB?

Tennessee @ Florida. 59 – 20? Oh well for that “barn-burner” prediction. Only barns that got burned in this one where those of the Volunteers. Florida could be a repeat title contender sans its visit to Death Valley.

#11 UCLA @ Utah. 44 - 6? FOURTY FOUR TO SIX?! Did I read that score correctly? What is up with UCLA losing big in these kinds of games? Oh well for that “daunted” defense. Did they even make the trip?

Just in: Notre Dame has lost it’s Division I-A Independent Status, and will be delegated to the D-III Minor Leagues next week. 13 points, all year. And they called Weis an offensive genius. Did he miss the offenses in football are designed to gain yardage memo? They are LAST in the Bowl Subdivision of Division I in points per game (4.3) and offensive yards gained per game (115). Duke is at least DOUBLE in every category, OUCH.

About those Blue Devils, they finally won a game. Against Northwestern. The Big Ten must seriously be down. Especially considering Iowa’s and Minnesota’s dismal losses to laughing stock teams.  

Michigan. Still dismal. Just 38 points (sans home-field advantage) less dismal than Notre Dame. And yes, Carr still will be out after this year. So could Weis, speaking of the devil. Especially if he goes 1 – 7 or 0 – 8, which he is very well on the way to doing at this rate. Might not even win a game…. Especially considering Duke finally broke it’s winless streak this weekend. Lookout for those powerhouse Blue Devils…. 

LSU romps with back-up QB, 44 – 0. Eh, I’ll keep them at #1. Their defense is allowing 2.3 points a game and roughly 128 yards. Having also played a top-ten (but albeit overrated) Virginia Tech and a conference road game (against a Mississippi State team that beat Auburn at home this past week). That Middle Tennessee team they romped, is the same one who posted 42 and 550+ yards AT Louisville. Either LSU is untouchable defensively wise, or Louisville is dismal. How about a combo of both? 

Speaking of Auburn... they struggled against Kansas State at home - lost to South Florida - and lost to Miss. State. What's up, Tuberville?

The Louisville – Kentucky game had about 78.5 less points and 916 less yards of offense than I expected. The 4th quarter was great though. The Kentucky defense has grown by leaps and bounds since last year, I’ll be interested to see how they do in SEC play this year. 

As for SEC play, what about the Alabama – Arkansas game. I knew it’d be a close 3 pointer, I just picked the wrong team. The Nick Saban effect is real I guess, the last second TD drive/ pass was perfectly executed. Probably the best game this weekend, if you missed it, you missed a good one.  

How was Georgia Tech favored over Boston College? Because they were at home? Matt Ryan has to be one of the more underrated QB’s in the country, and the only decent one the ACC has.  

As for that near-death as a football conference ACC. Has this conference ever heard of the term, “quarterback”? And how to win games, you need an at least average one? Look at how many teams have struggled due to dismal at best QB play – NC State, Virginia Tech, Maryland, DUKE (haha), UNC, Florida State, Miami… um scratch that, just about everyone but Clemson and Boston College. That’s 10 teams – a significant percentage of the conference. And ACC fans wonder why everyone else thinks the conference is “down”… I prefer the term, “endangered to the point of near-extinction”. And if you have ever taken a look at the ACC’s BCS record, it’s horrific. 1 win in its history? The only win equaling Florida State’s win over a then Big East affiliated Virginia Tech for the 1999 national championship. The irony of it all, I guess someone had to win.  

Virginia Tech - the preseason favorite to win the ACC echo's this sentiment. They are #104th (there are only 119 - 120 if you count newly crowned Longwood - in the Bowl Subdivision of I-A) in offense production, averaging 17.3 points a game and a perfect 300 yards a game. To say they were bad is an understatement. They had better get the defense to averaging about 3 defensive TDs a game, or the trip to Clemson, home stands versus Boston College, Miami, and Florida State - could all end up in the L column on the schedule.  

I’m thinking about it again, did #11 “defensive-juggernaut” UCLA really lose @ 0 – 2 Utah? Or was that just a bad dream. Must have missed the you have to play football to win it memo. The UCLA fan base has to be a little restless at this point.  

Seriously, Tim Tebow. I think we know who’ll be in title contention the next 2 – 3 years, sans Urban Meyer taking Lloyd Carr’s job. He seems to move around a lot… I still can’t believe he’s an Ohio native and received his master’s degree from The Ohio State. Filthy traitor, the university should revoke any and all knowledge of an affiliation.  

Seriously, Mack Brown and Texas, you can cut it on anytime now and stop toying with your fan base’s emotions. I thought they would be the favorite over Oklahoma for the Big12 South (which mean’s you’re pretty much a lock for the Big12 Title these days) – but with the way they’ve been playing, and the way Oklahoma continues to steamroll… I dunno…. 

YES, I WAS WRONG ON THE NEBRASKA – USC GAME. SO SUE ME. I SHOULDN’T HAVE PUT MY PERSONAL PREFERENCES OVER FOOTBALL KNOWLEDGE FOR A GAME. I WANTED TO TROJANS TO LOSE. IS THAT SO MUCH TO ASK. THE TROJANS ARE GOOD, THERE I SAID IT. HELLA GOOD. I HOPE ALL YOU OVERLY OBNOXIOUS TROJAN FANS ARE HAPPY. Lest I remind you however, one win over an obviously overrated Nebraska does not give you a national title. The Pac-10 seems to be pretty stout (sans Arizona’s loss this week, the younger Stoops brother signed his firing warrant) – and the way Oklahoma and LSU are playing… hmmm. Speaking of, doesn’t that sound eerily similar to the 2003 BCS season? Ouch.

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