There was a 2 half span yesterday where all was right in the world. Clemson was beating the snot out of Wake Forest, and Boston College was trying to take Florida State out behind the woodshed. Sadly the upset did not happen, but it was a microcosm for what happened in college football this weekend.
Georgia showed their win over USC wasn't a fluke as they went down to the wire against a talented LSU team and won. Both QBs looked very impressive. LSU's offense is night/day compared to last year, unfortunately their defense may be as well. While Florida appears to have the best defense by far in the SEC, the Bulldogs have to be the favorite to get to Atlanta out of the SEC East. Could we be seeing a rematch against them in Pasadena?
The Bulldogs won their conference opener 30-6 over Hampton. Apparently everything is turning up Bulldogs this week.
After failing to upset another top 10 last weekend, NC State took out their anger on Central Michigan in what was a pretty impressive showing. While the Wolfpack will need a year or two to improve the talent and depth in Raleigh, this weekend showed that with the right coach they will always be a threat for an upset or two in the ACC.
Syracuse: 2-2 (0-0)
Syrcause spent the weekend watching Clemson demolish Wake Forest ahead of the orange uniform matchup.
Boston College: 2-2 (1-1) vs. Florida State: 4-0 (2-0) #8
Shockingly enough Winston managed to look human against BC of all teams. The Chestnut Hill never quite was group put a good scare into the Seminoles with a 17-3 lead in the first half, but Jimbo managed to learn how to read is playcalling sheet before things ended poorly. This game showed what everyone thought coming into the season, FSU's defense has talent but is young and inexperienced. Clemson is going to have to take advantage of this in 3 weeks if they want to come out winners.
Maryland: 4-0 (0-0) #25
The Terps also had a bye week that they hopefully survived without any significant QB injuries.
Oh dear Virginia, it may be time to end the Mike London experiment in Charlottesville. Virginia will always have their football high point as 1990, but no team should look as bad Virginia did against Pitt of all teams. This 14-3 win for the Panthers will not be making it to the ESPY's.
In a game that was not expected to show much, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech delivered in a way everyone feared. This was a game marked by penalties and turnovers rather than excellent play and brilliant management. Really all this game meant is Virginia Tech has the honor of playing Miami, losing, and then backing into Charlotte when the NCAA decides to bring out the bitch stick for Miami.
Today in who beat the Citadel, your answer is Furman! I could write things and pretend y'all care, but I have bourbon and gumbo to consume.
The more I see USC play the more I think we should be favored to win. Their defense is just not good, and it took them a good 2 plus quarters to do anything resembling football against Central Florida. Shaw getting injured actually seemed to help the Gamecocks, and it will be interesting to see what Spurrier decides to do going forward.