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We have been promised a horrible weekend of football and we weren’t disenchanted.
Yes, there have been good video games here and there, however unless you take pleasure in watching patsies get 70 factors dropped on them, this weekend was just about a bust.
But there may be good news – LSU coach Le Miles gave us this gem for the weekend:
And the weekend is over.
The weekends of terrible non-convention video games are a thing of the previous and we are able to now move forward with conference play.
If there’s one factor we can take from this weekend, it’s that offense reigns supreme. 4 groups – Ohio State, Louisville, Baylor and Miami – scored greater than 70 factors. Seventeen groups scored greater than 50 points and 30 groups scored more than 40 factors.
The increase of offense is a big win for followers who love to watch dazzling scoring performs and superb runs and catches, but a big loss for defensive coordinators, who are doing all they’ll simply to maintain up.
Here are the remainder of the winners and losers from the weekend:
Kansas: It’s been more than two years since Kansas may brag a couple of win over an FBS crew – until Saturday. Matt Wyman’s 52-yard discipline objective as time expired gave the Jayhawks a 13-10 win over Louisiana Tech and snapped a 22-recreation losing streak to groups from the FBS. On the flipside, nevertheless, Kansas followers belong in our “Losers” section for speeding the sector for a win in opposition to a 1-3 Louisiana Tech workforce. Hey, keep in mind when Kansas was within the Orange Bowl in 2008?
Baylor: Is this our favourite in the Massive 12? Don’t giggle, but the Baylor offense may be the most effective in the state of Texas and has a case for finest in the country. The Bears put up 70 factors on Louisiana-Monroe Saturday, and that was after a scoreless last 22 minutes. Working back Lache Seastrunk is averaging eleven yards per carry on the season, and Bryce Petty has tossed eight touchdowns.
Yeah, Baylor hasn’t played anybody but. However they’ve scored sixty nine, 70 and 70 this season. That is an unmatched offensive resume, especially when you think about the effectivity.
Texas: Mack Brown’s said crew purpose of winning the Big 12 is still on monitor. Is it enough to stop the printing of hundreds extra Saban 2014 shirts?
Texas controlled Kansas State for a 31-21 win Saturday evening to move to 2-2 on the season. The sport was slightly too close for many UT fans late — Kansas State had the ball inside the Texas 10 with two minutes left — but a Jake Waters fumble after he ran right into a teammate sealed the deal for the Longhorns.
It wasn’t a pretty win, and while Baylor is piling up the points, this is nonetheless a flawed Large 12. Texas nonetheless stacks up fourth at finest if you’re ranking the conference at this time, however the first win in opposition to Kansas State since 2003 goes a great distance.
Steven Nelson: With Oregon State trailing by two with 2:30 to go within the fourth quarter and San Diego State with the ball, Nelson’s role as cornerback would primarily be in run assist, right? Nope. On second down, San Diego State drew up a go play and Quinn Kaehler wildly overthrew his receiver on a fast cease route.
Nelson was there behind him, snatched the ball out of the air and waltzed into the tip zone for a 34-30 Oregon State lead that may in the end be the ultimate score. The Beavers trailed a lot of the game, but got here back with 20 fourth-quarter factors to win their third straight after dropping the primary week of the season in opposition to Jap Washington.
Jeremy Hill: The LSU working back ran for 2 first-quarter touchdowns and 184 yards in his second start of the season against Auburn on Saturday night. After being suspended for a bar incident for the primary recreation of the yr against TCU, Hill has made essentially the most of his return to the sphere. He’s totaled 351 yards on just 42 carries and has six touchdowns. With Hill bursting by way of the line and the improved play of Zach Mettenberger, LSU’s offense may be much better than we thought it might be.
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This photograph was top-of-the-line of the weekend as it confirmed the sport-dropping drop by Marshall receiver Davonte Allen throughout a 3 extra time loss to Virginia Tech.
West Virginia: Things aren’t good in Morgantown. The Mountaineers have been shut out 37-0 against Maryland on Saturday, the first time that coach Dana Holgorsen has been shut out on the D1 degree either as an assistant or a head coach. Holgo has gone by way of three quarterbacks this season, Paul Millard, Clint Trickett and Ford Childress, and none have been effective. Childress received the call on Saturday and was a measly eleven-22 for sixty eight yards and two interceptions. In a large open Large 12, West Virginia appears to be like like it’s going to be at the bottom with Kansas and Iowa State.
Georgia ball boy: Things move quick in the Georgia offense, particularly when the Bulldogs are going through a potential upset by North Texas. That’s why even the ball boys must hold their heads on a swivel. Luckily for this guy, he appeared rattled, however unscathed.
Miami (Ohio): It’s a must to reap the benefits of the occasions when your protection is pitching a shutout. The RedHawks didn’t do this. Miami held Cincinnati scoreless for fifty five minutes, but once the Bearcats acquired into the top zone, it was throughout.
Why? Miami totaled a single web yard in the second half. One. It was a putrid offensive outing, failing to convert a single third down and ended up leading to 12 web yards speeding after 5 sacks on 28 carries. That’s 0.4 yards per carry. Cincinnati ought to almost be embarrassed the ultimate score was just 14-0.
Braxton Miller: Ohio State’s star quarterback sat on the sideline – once more – while backup Kenny Guiton took benefit of his alternative to begin and shined. Guiton threw an Ohio State document six touchdowns – by halftime. Miller has been on the bench nursing a strained MCL since Week 2 and in that time Guiton has been enjoying higher and higher and gaining quite a lot of momentum to be the starter.
While coach Urban Meyer stated Miller — a Heisman Trophy candidate coming into the season — wouldn’t lose his beginning spot to damage, it’s a must to surprise how much leash he’ll get before Meyer turns again to Guiton.
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Michigan State playcalling: Coach Mark Dantonio took the credit score for a botched trick play late within the third quarter that ultimately led to Notre Dame scoring the sport-winning touchdown early within the fourth quarter. With the offense rolling, Dantonio determined to put receiver R.J. Shelton in as a wildcat. Shelton threw the ball into double coverage and safety Matthias Farley picked him off.
“I felt like we would have liked a giant play,” Dantonio mentioned.
It was a giant play all proper. An enormous play that led to a 17-thirteen Notre Dame win.
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Nick Bromberg contributed to this post
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