Monday Morning Madness: A weekly look at the week that was and will be in College Football Week 5
Unless the World actually ends in December or waffles are deemed illegal and punishable by penalty of death in before Thanksgiving , Geno Smith is going to win the Heisman trophy. He simply can't be stopped and, it's an election year so let;s compare his Heisman candidacy and the chances that anyone else wins to Mondale V Reagan in 1984.
Northwestern may be best known for its top notch academics and awesome on-campus hot dog selection, but its football team is making its case to be relevant again. The Cats' are 5-0 and back in the Top 25 for the first time sine 2008.
Ohio State might be best associated lately with cheating, but the Buckeyes, coming off a dreadful season, are putting themselves back in the fold nationally. Led by first year head coach, and famous hypochondriac Urban Meyer, the Bucks went into East Lansing against a Spartan team that isn't anything special on offense, but has one of the better defenses in the FBS and dominated most of the game. Last year the Buckeyes were lost and ineligible, this year they are thinking BCS Bowl.
Don't Look now, but the Texas Longhorns are one of the best teams in the country that not many people are talking about. Led by an aggressive defense that can disrupt and a quarterback in David Ash that is bringing comparisons of Colt McCoy's time in Austin, the Longhorns are moving their way up the polls and had a statement win on the road at a tough OK State team on Saturday in one of the best games of the weekend.
Michigan State is fast becoming a joke, and not a ha-ha funny one, but a sad-sad pathetic one likely told by Carrot Top. Coming into the year MSU has more national writers saying this could be the year that the Spartans finally make a move into national prominence… The result so far, two brutal home losses in which the Spartan offense looked worse then a struggling middle school team and the very real possibility that if things keep gpoing the way they are that they could finish near the bottom of their division in the Big Ten.
Wisconsin came into this season with Big Ten Title aspirations and a RB in Montee “Ball” Game that many thought was the Heisman favorite. As we head into the first week of October the Badgers look like they might have a tough time even finishing with a winning record in the Big Ten and Montee Ball has basically taken himself out of the Heisman race.
Defense has a concept in major college football. Yes, there are still teams that put some value in stopping an opponents offense, but with 1,000 points scored over the weekend just in games featuring top 25 teams, it might be time to focus on it just a little bit more. Or at least stop telling your student-athletes that NCAA College football for PS3 is real.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if llamas could talk, and if so who would they vote for in November? My money would be on Barack Ollama.
WEEKLY POWER POLL
5-KANSAS STATE – During bye-week K-State students don't know what to do with themselves, all seniors then decide to take coach Bill Snyder out to Chucky Cheese. Things get pretty tense when Coach runs out of tokens.
4-LSU- After a middling win at home over Towson, yes I said Towson and it is not even close to March Madness yet, Les Miles makes wearing jester hats to all classes mandatory for entire team and limits World of Warcraft Pandaria gaming to one hour a day.
3-FLORIDA STATE- With success not seen in a long time in Tallahassee, Seminoles fans bracing for ladies shoes underground black market scandal to break.
2-OREGON- Ducks Mascot decides to take last 20 minuets of first half off due to lack of scoring, pays for it after halftime and pulls groin in the middle of 46th pushup after Ducks score 28 points in 8 minuets.
1-ALABAMA- After closer than expected game at home with Ole Miss, calls for Nick Saban to be fired light up on Twitter.
EARLY LOOK AT KEY MATCHUPS THIS WEEK
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LSU AT FLORIDA 3:30 PM EST – (LSU – 2.5) Florida has cracked the top 10 in the polls which is stunning to me, but face an LSU team on another level. The Gators will be exposed and crocodile tears will be shed all over Gainesville.
8.6 Poulter bumper stickers on the LSU -2.5
GEORGIA AT SOUTH CAROLINA 7:00 PM EST (SOUTH CAROLINA -2) Both teams are good enough to get to the national title game, after this game only South Carolina will be able to say that.
7.8 Poulter bumper stickers on SOUTH CAROLINA -2
WEST VIRGINIA AT TEXAS 7:00 PM EST ( TEXAS -7) What an amazing performance by WVU against Baylor this past weekend. Yes most of the game it seemed as if both teams forgot that defense was an important facet of football, but the bottom line is that the Mountaineers are the best offensive team in the country led by the best offensive player in the country in Geno Smith. This should be an epic game by two teams that are unbelievable hungry and with the emergence of Longhorns QB David “Ash” not what your quarterback can do for you, but “Ash” what he could do for your university, this game could go down to the last possession.
7.4 Poulter Bumper stickers on WVU +7
SONG OF THE WEEK- PINK FLOYD “COMFORTABLY NUMB” FROM LIVE 8 IN 2006. This was the last time that all four original members did and will ever perform together again as the great Rick Wright passed away a couple years ago way too young. They are simply on of the greatest bands ever to live and this is a great song to listen to after your favorite team loses, or gets robbed in the case you are a Green Bay Packers Fan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jySUpMqmzd4
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