It was once again a week of heavy movement in our power poll. In the primetime game LSU redeemed itself with a big win over then #3 South Carolina and Steve Spurrier had a moment of frustration where it looked as though the visor was about to get spiked … but unfortunately for us all, it didn’t happen. LSU’s offensive line played surprisingly well and it seems like the Tigers have finally found their #1 back with Freshmen Jeremy Hill. Hill ran for 124 yards on 17 carries and 2 TDs Saturday night.
I don’t know if you would technically consider this a surprise but West Virginia surrendered 45 points to Texas Tech. The surprise part comes when you flipped on the game to see they only scored 14 points. Honestly, this was bound to happen sooner or later to West Virginia. One cannot simply continue to give up 40+ points with the expectation to outscore teams every game, which is exactly the philosophy that the Mountaineers had. All the sudden that November 17th matchup with Oklahoma doesn’t look like that much fun.
1.) Alabama (beat Missouri 42-10) Last Week – 1 Record – 6-0
It feels almost monotonous at this point to do a write up the justifies Alabama’s #1 ranking, but let’s do one anyway. So now Missouri knows what it feels like to be an FCS team after the way they were battered on Saturday. It was almost like you feared for the Mizzou players’ safety if you were watching. Bama rolled up 362 yards on the ground and scored every one of their 6 TDs on the ground. On the other side of the ball the Tigers could only muster 3 yards rushing on 28 carries.
They call this a Suplex in the wrestling world…
2.) Oregon (idle) Last Week – 2 Record – 6-0
Oregon shared #2 last week with South Carolina, they now hold our #2 spot by themselves off their bye week. It will be interesting to see how the Ducks deal with two significant injuries to Senior All-Conference Safety John Boyett and Senior All-Conference Offensive Lineman Carson York going forward as their schedule gets more difficult. Oregon gets ready to play fellow division leader Arizona State this week.
Alright, so a few reasons why I posted this. Reason 1: Its a mascot fight, which is just ridiculous. Reason 2: Someone decided to dub over this video with a cover of “milkshake” by Kelis. Reason 3: Reason 2 should be enough to watch this video…
3.) LSU (beat #3 South Carolina 23-21) Last Week – UR Record – 6-1
It may be bewildering to some that I have ranked LSU over a team that they lost to just a week ago (Florida), but I doubt many read/pay attention to this power poll so it’s really of little consequence. After watching their performance Saturday night LSU has clearly righted the ship when it comes to their offense, and their defense continues to be stifling. The offensive line looked like a completely different unit than they did against Florida, which was even more impressive since South Carolina’s front seven is much more daunting (youtube Jadeveon Clowney). The schedule does stay tough for the Tigers as they play Texas A&M, followed by Bama and then much improved Mississippi State.
And with this video my love of Steve Spurrier increases…
4.) Florida (beat Vanderbilt 31-17) Last Week – 4 Record – 6-0
Don’t let the score fool you, Vanderbilt was in this game for roughly 58 of the game’s 60 minutes. The clincher being QB Jeff Driskel’s 70 yard TD run with 2 minutes left that put Florida up for good. But other than that Vanderbilt gave Florida a tough test. RB Mike Gillislee had his roughest game of the year on the ground for the Gators only picking up 67 yards on 17 carries. Luckily Driskel had a career day with 177 yards rushing and 3 TDs. Vandy also had more 1st downs, a better 3rd down conversion %, and 7 minutes more of possession. We are doing some nitpicking here since Florida won, but I needed some justification for ranking LSU over Florida.
5.) Kansas State (beat Iowa State 27-21) Last Week – UR Record – 6-0
They don’t get big-time recruits, they aren’t flashy, and everyone thinks that the only Mahnhattan is in New York. I should just stop this write up right there and use that as my big finale but when you have the hot hand you keep shooting. The Wildcats had their most narrow victory of the season against the Cyclones who knocked off TCU a week before. K-State held on however and got another Tebowesque performance out of QB Collin Klein who threw for 187 and ran for another 105 and 3 TDs. I’m not saying Klein should win the Heisman but if he keeps this up it would be a travesty if he didn’t at least get an invite to the other Manhattan (the Heisman presentation is in New York).