Week 2 Wrap Up

My Predictions Record:  Week 2:  57-16    (Overall:  135-27)

Against the Spread Predictions:  Week 2:  29-17   (Overall:  50-39-1)

Overall, I think that Week 2 will give us a much better idea of what to expect from the college football season going forward.  There were three big winners in ranked games this weekend, first up is the Clemson Tigers in their 14-6 win over Auburn.  The defense looked the part of defending champions and with their 11 sacks of Jarrett Stidham have set themselves up perfectly headed into a big game this weekend at Louisville.  The next big winner was the Georgia Bulldogs with their 20-19 win at Notre Dame, in a sloppy game the Georgia pass rush could not be stopped in the second half, and ended up forcing the game winning fumble with only a little more than a minute left.  The biggest winner of the weekend however was the Oklahoma Sooners, their 31-16 win over Ohio State was the most impressive game of the weekend and gives them some serious breathing room as they head into Big 12 play now not needing a perfect run through their schedule to make the playoffs.

 

Other teams in the rankings who impressed me were Louisville lead by my player of the week Lamar Jackson who tallied 6 touchdowns and over 500 yards of total offense.  USC rebounded from a bit of a shaky Week 1 to dominate Stanford 42-24.  TCU and their defense came to play at Arkansas with a 28-7 win, a huge win for the Big 12 over an SEC school.  Washington State impressed me with a 21 point comeback in the 4th quarter to defeat Boise State in Triple Overtime.  Lastly once again Penn State showed their playmaking offense with a 19 point victory over Pittsburgh and kept rolling what I believe to be the best offense in the country.

 

There were several non ranked teams that have impressed me both in Week 2 and so far on the season, so I will touch on several of them briefly.  Duke is off to a 2-0 start with a big win over Northwestern.  Iowa finished off an Overtime victory over Iowa State to stay perfect so far on the season.  Wake Forest is off to a 2-0 start and started conference play with a win at Boston College on Saturday.  Oregon has seemed to rebounded from a couple of down seasons and are looking back to the power they once had on offense as they scored 42 points in a win over Nebraska.  South Carolina is the first team to record an SEC victory on the season with a road win at Missouri.  Lastly Illinois is off to a 2-0 start with their underdog win over WKU and have a big road game Friday night at South Florida.

 

My Top 10 Rankings:

  1.  Alabama
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Clemson
  4. Penn State
  5. USC
  6. Oklahoma State
  7. Michigan
  8. LSU
  9. Ohio State
  10. Georgia

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