CFB Week One Reactions

College football in underway and the first week was just amazing. Miracles, upsets, and of course blowouts. Here are my reactions to this crazy week.
New Quarterbacks Shine:
I guess replacing your legendary quarterback is not hard as it seems. Oregon, Florida State, and UCLA all had loader rosters coming into this year, but the only question mark was the quarterback position. Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston, and Brett Hundley are alimages-16l in the NFL and their alma maters were left searching for a QB. I think all of these schools found their man. UCLA’s true freshman Josh Rosen was exceptional against Virginia. There were no first start jitters, there was just greatness. Graduate transfers Vernon Adams Jr and Everette Golson also had great games. Adams Jr, now at Oregon, scorched his old teammates at Eastern Washington. Adams threw for 246 yards and two touchdowns. What makes Adams so explosive is his running ability. He had 94 yards on the ground. I think it is safe to say that these three programs will be just fine with their new quarterbacks.
The SEC is “Back”: 
Let the non-stop coverage begin. After a abysmal bowl performance last year, the SEC only lost one game this week, and that was Vanderbilt. The dominance is back. The most images-17impressive performance by an SEC team was the Texas A&M Aggies. After embarrassing 15 ranked Arizona State. Alabama looked like Alabama, and Auburn squeaked out a win against a dangerous Louisville team. Although I hate to admit it, the SEC is taking back the crown for conference supremacy. 
Underdogs Crush Playoff Dreams:55eb7ddf16b37.image
Stanford, Nebraska, and Arizona State were all popular picks to make the playoff. It looks like those picks may come to a stop. The battle of the brains took a rough turn on the highly favored Cardinal. Northwestern, yes Northwestern shut down Kevin Hogan and the Stanford offense. The Cats defense looked like they played in the SEC. I know my Grandmother loved to see that. She is a grad from NU and is a huge fan. Nebraska had images-18it’s heart ripped right out of them by a Hail Mary with one second left on the clock. BYU created the moment of the week when backup quarterback Tanner Mangum launched a prayer that sent Husker fans to tears. Arizona State was very disappointing. They got man handled by a questionable A&M defense. ASU did not look like a contender Saturday night.
1 Ohio State vs Virginia Tech Preview: 
The rematch is tonight. The only team that could beat the Buckeyes last year was the Virginia Tech Hokies. Now the game is in Blacksburg and this is a much improved Tech team. Of course Ohio State will be heavily favored tonight, but they will be playing without imagestheir best player, DE Joey Bossa. Bossa is suspended for the game in Blacksburg. Without Bossa I believe the Buckeyes will struggle, and Virginia Tech’s defensive coordinator Bud Foster will have something up his sleeve. Tonight the Hokies will run the ball, play lockdown defense, and shock the World.
Prediction: Virginia Tech 27 Ohio State 24
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Week 10 Predictions

21 Michigan vs 22 Michigan State: 

It is the battle of the Paul Bunyan Trophy.  These teams just don’t like each other, they hateJeremy+Gallon+Notre+Dame+v+Michigan+95oVvCfX1iux each other.  What makes this rivalry game even more special is that the winner basically wraps up the Big Ten Legends division.  It is the Wolverines offense vs the stifling defense of the Spartans.  Michigan has one of the most unpredictable quarterbacks in the country, Devin Gardner.  Somedays he looks like he is a Heisman candidate and other days he looks like he could be on the scout team.  In Michigan’s impressive wins, Gardner’s QBR has been almost perfect, but in the Penn State game, which they lost, his QBR was horrible.  The Spartans are also have some problems.  Michigan State has the worst offense in the Big Ten conference and maybe in the country.  They say defense win championships.  Defense will win this game, but it is not the defense you are thinking of.  Michigan’s defense will step up and beat old Sparty big. 

Prediction: Michigan 28 Michigan State 10

Unknown18 Oklahoma State vs 15 Texas Tech: 

This game will be a old Big 12 shootout.  Two teams that know how to spin the ball.  The Red Raiders suffered their first loss of the season last week, vs Oklahoma.  The Cowboys have finally found a run game.  This will be a high flying, high scoring game.  I think Tech will bounce back from their loss, but having a solid run game is what will decide this game.  Oklahoma State will upset Texas Tech.

Prediction: Oklahoma State 48 Texas Tech 45

Unknown-17 Miami vs 3 Florida State: One of the biggest rivalries in college football is finally back to what it used to be.  In Vegas they have the Hurricanes as a 21 point underdogs.  That is just disrespectful.  The Canes have not played their best football in the past two weeks, but when it is a rivalry both teams always play better.  The Canes have played down to their competition as well as up to their competition.  They have to play exceptional to even have a chance to stay with the Noles.  For Florida State, they have a very special freshman at QB.  Jameis Winston has been more then perfect.  He is only a freshman and he is already second in the Heisman trophy race and is leading his team to what could be a national title.  Famous Jameis is amazing but he is also human.  Duke Johnson will run the ball all over the Noles.  It’s all about the U.  I pick Miami to shock the world and ruin any hope Florida State has to got to the national championship.

Prediction: Miami 24 Florida State 21