It is hard to believe that we are already a month in college football season. This maybe because we are all to drunk to remember the games but how fun would it be to watch a game sober? So here is what we learned this week in college football.
Florida State vs. Clemson, 49-37
This was definitely the most exciting game to watch of the weekend. Things didn’t look good for Florida State who trailed in the second half 28-14 but boy did they make a comeback. Thanks should primarily go to Florida State’s quarterback EJ Manuel who just secured himself a nice spot in the NFL draft. Manuel finished with a career-high 380 yards and a career-high 102 yards rushing. He helped his team score 35 points and take the lead in the second half.
Notre Dame vs. Michigan, 13-6
Notre Dame is 4-0 for to start the season. A lot of people are hailing the return of the Notre Dame as football champions. But I think we need to remember that they are not playing in the ACC for football for a reason. Notre Dame didn’t want to face the tougher teams in the ACC rather opting to be king of the midwest, which isn’t a huge achievement. Notre Dame had no problem beating Michigan. Notre had a lot of help from Michigan’s quarterback, Denard Robinson. He threw four interceptions that looked more like passes to Notre Dame’s defense. Robinson added to his amazing performance with a fumble and no touchdowns. So I wouldn’t be jumping on the Notre Dame National Championship band wagon just yet.
Alabama vs. Florida Atlantic, 40-7
There has yet to be a team that can really challenge number 1 Alabama. In fact I kind feel bad for team’s like Florida Atlantic who have to play them. So yeah just waiting to see a good game when it comes to Alabama . . .
Oregon vs. Arizona, 49-0
Oregon is another really strong team. This is the fourth game where they have scored more than 42 points. Needless to say it was a terrible night for Arizona quarterback Matt Scott. It’s always sad when you play a powerhouse and you don’t score. Scott only completed 50% of 44 passes for 210 yards and with three interceptions. One of the interceptions led to a 54 yard touchdown for Oregon running back Ifo Ekpre-Olomu which really had to sting.
Oregon State vs. UCLA, 27-20
This was UCLA’s first home game of the season and their first loss. UCLA was favored to win this game so no one really saw Oregon State coming. Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion had a great game throwing 24 for 35 with 379 yards passing, with two touchdowns and an interception. For UCLA the game came down to poor decisions in the second half. But I still believe they have time to turn it around and start winning again.
USC vs. California, 27-9
It was good to see USC rebound this week after a loss to Stanford last week. Although USC won quarterback Matt Barkley didn’t have a stellar game. Barkley completed 22 of 34 passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions. Which means still aren’t looking good for him to win the Heisman Trophy. It was a true ass whopping of California which would be great if they were anywhere as good as Standford.