Ncaa Football Week 2 Recap
Tony’s Takes – Week 2 NCAA Football
By Tony George www.sportsaudioshows.com
Lets get right down to it. A wild and wacky week in College football with numerous surprises and disappointments and eyebrow raising “WTF?” games results had everyone scratching their heads somewhat! It looks like early on you simply lay the points with big named teams and watch them come in against the number with ease. I managed a 3-2 ATS record this week and had plenty of nervous moments along the way including needing UCLA to score with 1:12 left in the game to secure a winning weekend. I show no mercy for teams who simply stunk up the joint this weekend, and praise those who kicked some serious butt! Lets get to the good, the bad, and the downright ugly!
Two weeks in a row, Michigan takes first prize. Oh how the mighty have fallen. Getting POUNDED twice at the end of the season last year, then losing to Application State in Ann Arbor and the bounceback game where they were really going to show everyone that it was a fluke resulted in 1 TD at home in a rout at the hands Oregon 39-7! GOODBYE COACH CARR! Here is alittle note, Notre Dame might just win a game, against Michigan. Since I am not a huge Michigan fan, I am enjoying the looks on shocked fans faces of the ugliest display of a #5 ranked team to open the season in college football history. I was e-mailed last week from an angry Michigan fan telling me how bad my Huskers were this year and how they were going to get peppered by Wake Forest this week and how bad USC is going to beat them in Lincoln this upcoming week (which I have to almost agree with him on the USC take). Well last time I checked, Nebraska was 2-0 and you guys were 0-2! Scoreboard baby!
Virginal Tech comes in at #2 in the ugly poll. LSU was my Free Play Winner for the Week, but 48-7? WTF? I said all week that a weak East Carolina was within 17 totals yards of VT in their opener at home and that a interception for a TD in their week 1 game was a savior for the Hokies. I also stated last year that LSU was the best team in the country, and I still think they are the only team in the USA that has a legit shot at beating USC this year with their defense. Virginia Tech is way overrated and need some sort of signs of life on offense, where I see NO playmakers anywhere. Laying big points on the road with VT will be a losing bet this year.
Iowa State looked to be a work in progress all year, but losing to a MAC team in week 1 of the season at Ames was bad enough, but losing to little sister in-state rival Northern Iowa at home was downright ugly. They will take Baylor’s place as the worst team in the Big 12 this season, so that is good news for Baylor fans, who enjoyed the Bears kicking the snot out of Rice this weekend by 41 points. Two years ago QB Bret Meyer for Iowa State was slated to be the next big thing in the Big 12 at QB. Now he is just a footnote. Ouch!!
Auburn took a bad beat at home against a good South Florida team, ranked 13th in the nation laying 7 points. Auburn is another team who is vastly overrated. They struggled with Kansas State in their opener and did not lead that game until mid-fourth quarter, and Kansas State is not that good to begin with. The SEC schedule looms large for Tiger fans.
Louisville’s defense allowed Middle Tenn. St to move up and down the field like a hot knife in butter on Thursday Night. These two teams almost had 600 yards of offense in the first half! While Louisville can score, allowing an also-ran like MTS to score 42 points against you at home is a sure sign you are not going to win your conference.
NOTE TO BETTORS: Do not lay 40 points with a team with no defense no matter how many points they can score, because their opponents will score at least 25+ points per game on them.
Ok Sooner fan, I apologize for ranking the Sooners 3rd in the Big 12 South this season, I may be wrong on that one. WOW! Oklahoma is vastly better on offense than I thought with frosh QB Bradford looking like senior they way he is playing, 5 TD passes on Saturday, 4 of them to all world Malcolm Kelly. We all knew the defense was going to be good for OU and win them some games for them, but 51 points against a decent Miami team is off the charts. Oklahoma dominated that game from wire to wire. Also a note to Hurricane fans: Your team sucks this year! With Texas looking sluggish again on Saturday against TCU where they were down 10-0 at one point in Austin, and Texas AM needing 3 OT’s to beat Fresno State at home, who is not as good as past years editions, OU looks like the odds on favorite to win the Texas -OU battle on October 6th! Oops, hate to tip my hand this early!
Back next week with another edition of Tony’s Takes and hopefully a kick butt ATS weekend, since 3-2 is not going to win me any awards at seasons end, so I am looking for an undefeated weekend. I will be in Lincoln Nebraska next weekend to watch my beloved Huskers get their ass kicked by USC, but I assure you my homework will be done early and I will be unloading on whoever is playing Michigan as a priority!
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