WEEK FIVE IN REVIEW - PART III

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WEEK FIVE IN REVIEW - PART III

And I present to you, my final thoughts on the review of Week Five, codenamed "Shocking Saturday"...

--Syracuse continued to be dismal (what's new...) in it's loss to lowly Miami of Ohio. Ouch Louisville, that makes it THAT much worse for you, I know...

--I told you, you never know what to expect from Dorrell and his UCLA Bruins. Either money or bust. They went into the 4th, losing to Oregon State 12 - 14. Only to absolutely go crazy and rip off four back-to-back touchdowns in the waning minutes to win, 40 - 14. The only thing consistent about KD and his Bruins are that they are the mold of inconsistent...

--Maybe Arizona State is a Pac Ten contender. Ask Stanford about that 3 - 41 smack down they received. Maybe Jim should have worried about planning to win games in the conference instead of gloating up USC at the Pac Ten Media Day sessions, or dissing his former alma mater Michigan. Quadruple ouch...

--Arizona is quite lowly, so for Washington State to be dominated the way they were, means they are even more lowly, correct? My how their once proud program has fallen...

--Rutger's loss at home to Maryland... I'm still shaking my head on that one. Who said winning the turnover battle doesn't win games. Maryland turned the ball over, ZERO times versus Rutger's three gaffes. Hmmm...

--Georgia Tech is the wild twisty-turvy roller coaster of Division I football. Or is itIcon Clemson? Ok seriously, whoever coaches special teams for Clemson needs to be fired or publicly reprimanded. Their special teams play was non- existent, borderline being in the negative area of non- existent. Wrap your brains around these statistics... Clemson's kicker (whom apparently is a soccer player for the school as well, with games on Friday night, yes, the day before, what in the world?) went 1/5 in the FG department. OUCH MUCH!? Did I mention, Clemson had a punt blocked? Oh and um, lost a fumble on a kickoff return. Yep, I believe all those fall under special teams. Dismal...

--As for Clemson, as soon as we think Tommy Bowden is off the hot-seat, his team up and disastrously implodes. I hope they have the riot police on stand-by at his office upon Clemson's return...

--UVA steamrolled poor Pittsburgh 44 - 14, including 27 first quarter points. Is this really the same team who lost to, Wyoming, 3 - 23, to start the season? Please watch out for these Cavaliers, ACC. They could make some noise...

--Speaking of the oft-berated ACC, way to save face this weekend with an FSU win over Bama, and a stunning Maryland win over Rutgers. I'm sure they're having a champagne night at the ACC headquarters in North Carolina over this...

--South Carolina, Kentucky, and Georgia all rolled after early tests. I don't think there is much else I can add in on that one...

--Last, but certainly not least, my blessed Buckeyes. I've been impressed with their offensive growth thus far, however. The offense stalled numerous times, especially in theIcon 2nd half, and this to me is a sign of concern. Why? Because 30 points are the LEAST Minnesota has given up all year. OK, to put it nicely, Minnesota doesn't have a defensive squad. They recruit fans from the stands, give them pads and sports drinks, and send them out on the field - explaining why they rank in the 105th - 115th category (out of 120) in just about every defensive area. I wanted to see Ohio State put up at least 45, maybe 70. Is that selfish of me? Then, I took a look at the offensive stats and realized Minnesota had scored at least 31 points and ranked #15 in total offense with 487.5 yards a game. They barely mustered half that against the Buckeyes. Once more, I am at ease...

--What a good week in College Football... I'm already stoked about Week XI.

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