Recapping the second weekend of college football

Yesterday was one of the craziest days in college football I have seen in a long time.  There were huge match ups, dominating Performances and even unexpected results.

The two most shocking results were at the hands of Cougars. USC looked terrible in a 10-7 loss to Washington State at home.  The offense couldn’t get anything going all night as the Cougars defensive line dominated the game.  A lot was expected out of USC but that clearly won’t happen unless the Trojans can figure out their quarterback issues fast.  They have looked subpar in both games which is very hard to believe considering they have the best wide receiver in the college game.  You have to give credit to Mike Leach and his staff for a superior game plan that led to the school’s first win at USC since 2000.

The other team that got beat by Cougars was the Texas Longhorns.  They got demolished By BYU in Provo, in one of the most shocking games I’ve ever seen.  It’s not the result that was shocking but the way it was done.

After a lackluster game by the offensive line last week by BYU, no one would’ve guessed how dominant they would be against the Longhorns.  Thanks to a great line performance, BYU rushed for 550 yards to set a new single game rushing record for the Cougars.  That total was also the most rushing yards a Texas defense has ever surrendered.

BYU won 40-21 in a game that wasn’t even that close and should send the 15th ranked Texas far out of the national polls.

The good:

Georgia had a huge bounce back week after losing to Clemson a week ago.  Georgia played much better in beating number six ranked South Carolina.  Both of the Bulldog’s star offensive players were phenomenal as Georgia put up 41 points on Jadeveon Clowney and the Gamecocks.

Number 17 Michigan had the offense working on cylinders as they put up 41 points on a good Notre Dame defense.  Quarterback Devon Gardner was the catalyst accounting for almost 400 yards and five touchdowns.

The Nebraska defense- The Cornhuskers scored two defensive touchdowns in the first quarter of their dominating win over Southern Miss.  Both came on interception returns of more than 20 yards.

The bad:

The Florida Gators- the Gators are not gonna win too many games if they turn the ball over like that every week.  They coughed the ball up five times during their 21-16 defeat to the Miami Hurricanes.

The quarterback injuries- Munchie Lageaux, Casey Pachall and Braxton Miller all left their games early with injuries and didn’t return.

Miller Reportedly sprained his left knee in the first quarter but the buckeyes crushed San Diego state anyway.  As for Pachall and Lagaux, their injuries were much more serious.  Pachall Injured his left forearm in the second quarter bad enough that it required surgery.  He will be out for at least a few games.  Trevone Boykin stepped in in for TCU and helped the horned frog to a 38-17 victory.

Munchie Legaux had the most serious injury of the bunch. He suffered a brutal leg injury Midway through the fourth quarter of yesterday’s loss to Illinois.  The bearcats senior quarterback Appears to be done for the season and maybe longer.

The players:

Aaron Murray, Georgia- Murray completed a huge 85 yard Touchdown pass on third and 13 to seal the deal as the Bulldogs beat the Gamecocks.  For the game, Murray completed just under 74 percent of his passes for 309 yards and four touchdowns.

Mike Davis, South Carolina- Even though the Gamecocks got beat Davis had a huge day.  He carried the ball 16 times for 149 yards and a touchdown as well as catching four passes for 49 yards.

Bryce Petty, Baylor- Petty and the Bears had little trouble with Buffalo as he threw for 338 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another before sitting down after one third quarter drive.

Lache Seastrunk, Baylor- Seastrunk rushed for 150 yards and three scores on only 17 carries in half a games work.

Alex Neutz, Buffalo- even though Buffalo got totally destroyed by the Baylor Bears, Neutz had an incredible game.  He caught six passes for 197 yards and a touchdown.

J W Walsh, Oklahoma St.- Walsh completed 24 of 27 passes for 326 yards and four touchdowns.  He also rushed for another score before giving way to Clint Chelf after the cowboys amassed a 35 point lead.

De’Anthony Thomas, Oregon- Thomas only carried the ball 11 times but that was enough for him to register 124 yards and three touchdowns as the ducks crushed the Virginia Cavaliers.  Thomas also caught one pass for 28 yards.

Jeremy Gallon, Michigan- Gallon caught eight passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns in the Wolverines 41- 30 victory over the Fighting Irish.

Odell Beckham, LSU- Beckham caught five passes for 136 yards and three touchdowns as well as having 15 yards on one carry as a rusher.

Beckham also added a fourth touchdown on a 100 yard return on a blocked field goal.

Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M – Manziel completed 28 of 41 passes for 403 yards and three touchdowns as well as carrying the ball 7 times for 36 yards and another score in the Aggies huge win over Sam Houston St.

Paul Richardson, Colorado- talk about a two week stretch.  After having a huge week against the arch rival CSU Rams, Richardson proved that is was no fluke by catching 11 passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns as the Buffalos beat Central Arkansas.

Ka’Deem Carey, Arizona- Carey only registered 16 carries but managed to amass 171 yards and two touchdowns as the wildcats throttled UNLV 58-13.

The Utah quarterbacks: Travis Wilson, Utah- Wilson accounted for three touchdowns on 264 yards passing and 2 more scores on 93 yards rushing in just one half of play as the Utes dismantled the Weber State wildcats 70-7.

Chuckie Keeton, Utah State- Keeton completed 32 of 40 passes for 360 yards and five touchdown passes as well as rushing the ball eight times for 77 yards as the Aggies beat Air Force by a score of 52-20.

Taysom Hill, BYU- Hill didn’t have nearly the success as his instate counterparts in the air only completing 9 of 26 passes for 129 yards and an interception.  So why does he deserve to make the list? Hill carried the ball 17 times for 259 yards and three touchdowns as the cougars put a Texas size beat down on the Texas Longhorns.

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