College Football Week 4 Recap
The Tide Continue to Roll
Alabama had their closest game of the season yet this past week when they took on Texas A&M in Tuscaloosa, and they still won by 22 points. Yeah, they’re pretty good. Tua is undoubtedly the Heisman Trophy front runner at the moment, and it MIGHT have something to do with his 72.5% completion percentage and 12 passing touchdowns (with no interceptions). Alabama is set to continue their dominant season against Louisiana-Lafayette this week. Don’t be surprised if the line for that game closes at Bama -99.5.
Evander Holyfield’s Son Can Play Some Ball
Junior running back Elijah Holyfield, Evander’s son, is quietly having a solid season for Georgia. I say quietly because Georgia hasn’t been in the spotlight too much this season, due to the fact that their toughest game so far has been South Carolina on the road. Holyfield is averaging 8.1 YPC for the Dawgs, and he’s reached the endzone twice for his team. In Georgia’s latest win over Missouri, Holyfield carried the ball 14 times for 90 yards, and he could possibly end the season with a thousand yards. I’d say it’s pretty intimidating having to face Evander Holyfield’s son, plus if you just take a look at him you’d notice right away that he’s fucking jacked and is likely to run through your face and destroy your body eternally/externally.
#2 ranked Georgia takes on Tennessee and Vanderbilt at home over the next two weeks, so they should be able to advance to 6-0. We could very well be on the way to a Top 5 SEC match-up on October 13th in Baton Rouge between two of the most prestigious schools in all of college football. I. Can’t. Wait.
I Guess Trevor Lawrence is Clemson’s Quarterback
Lawrence had another solid performance for the Tigers as he tossed 4 touchdowns to help lead Clemson to a 49-21 victory over Georgia Tech. Lawrence has outplayed Kelly Bryant in every game except for their thriller against Texas A&M, so you’d think that Dabo would go ahead and name him the starter and have the two stop splitting time. But then again, fuck what I say or think. Dabo’s team is undefeated and ranked in the Top 5 once again, so maybe he believes a two quarterback system is what his team needs to win. I guess we’ll see in December.
Urban Meyer is Back, Ohio State is Good, and I Hate Everything
In Meyer’s return to the sideline, Dwayne Haskins put up another strong performance. For the second time this season, Haskins had more touchdown passes than he did incomplete passes. He’s pretty good.
Ohio State does have to travel to Happy Valley this weekend to take on Penn State, and as a Michigan fan I am literally praying that Penn State embarrasses them. Please Football Gods, work your magic and make Ohio State lose. I will do absolutely anything for another result like this.
Kyler Murray and the Sooners were able to hold off Army, and to be honest I didn’t even watch this game or know anything about it until I saw it on the bottom line where they show all the scores. Army controlled the clock and ran the ball 78 times for 339 yards. Kyler Murray threw for 165 and three touchdowns. He also added on 71 rushing yards on 7 carries, and he picked up another touchdown on the ground. Considering the fact that he was barely on the field due to Army eating chunks out of the clock, these aren’t bad numbers. He’s undoubtedly one of the most exciting players in all of college football, and I can’t wait for this two horse Heisman race between Kyler and Tua to heat up.
Kyler Murray looking like a cheat code 👀
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 23, 2018
Stanford Comes Back on Oregon
At the end of the first half, Oregon led 24-7. Stanford won the second half, 24-7. If you combine these scores, then that means both teams had 31 points. After one overtime, Stanford had 38 points and Oregon had 31. That means Stanford won, and a lot of it can be thanks to K.J. Costello and JJ Arcega-Whiteside’s connection. K.J. threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns, while JJAW hauled in 84 yards and two touchdowns on just four receptions. Bryce Love carried the ball 19 times for 89 yards and a touchdown, which is still a solid game. It’s clear that teams aren’t going to let Love beat them, but as long as Costello keeps up his solid play, then Stanford should be just fine.
This isn’t even a route, it’s JJ Arcega-Whiteside legitimately just posting up in the end zone.
Has a couple TDs like this already his season pic.twitter.com/fphLawWiME
— Steve Palazzolo (@PFF_Steve) September 23, 2018
Oregon fans were pretty pissed about the result of the game.
You always gotta love the shirtless cussing fan who has probably drank too much for the day.
Old Dominion Picks up their First Win of the Season
Old Dominion scored TWENTY-EIGHT POINTS in the 4th quarter to help them upset the Hokies of Virginia Tech, who showed up to Norfolk ranked 13th in the country. There’s not too much to say other than VT better hope they figure SOMETHING out on defense if they want any shot in the ACC this year.
And Old Dominion’s pretty good at handshakes.
— Smart (@SmartOfDarkness) September 23, 2018
Kentucky Remains Undefeated, Gets 2nd Top 25 Win
First off, I thought it was kind of BS that UK wasn’t ranked. They were undefeated and had a Top 25 road win against a conference opponent. But thanks to their dominating win over Mississippi State, the Cats are now ranked 17th. Here’s a cool stat for you.
— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) September 24, 2018
I also read something that said that during this time span, UK and Duke have been ranked in the AP Top 25 for basketball like 800+ times. Always cool seeing schools that are traditionally dominant in one sport showing up to play a different sport.
Benny Snell continues punishing people for Kentucky. Snell carried the ball 25 times for 165 yards, and he found the endzone 4 times for his team. He also had a message for all of the doubters.
Benny Snell Jr is speaking FACTS!!! pic.twitter.com/0qWNvuuMHd
— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) September 23, 2018
Texas Tech Dominates Oklahoma State
At the half, TTU led the Cowboys 24-17 and it looked like we were about to have another Big 12 shootout. But then Mike Gundy’s team ran out of gas or whatever, because they weren’t able to do shit in the second half. Kliff Kingsbury and his handsome self had the Red Raiders moving the ball up and down the field, and Texas Tech pulled off the upset in Stillwater, 41-17. Good job coaching and stuff, you handsome devil you.
Is Texas Back?
The Longhorns took down the Horned Frogs 31-16, and it’s clear that TCU might still be hungover from the Ohio State loss, since it’s back to back weeks that TCU blew a second half lead. Texas goes on the road to take on Kansas State, which is a game they should win. With a win, the Longhorns will be 4-1 and they’ll have a serious chance to take down OU in the Red River Rivalry. Tom Herman really has his team playing some decent football after a rough loss to Maryland to start the season.
Another Top 25 Team Lost This Week
Purdue got their first win of the season over 23rd ranked Boston College. The fact that Boston College was ranked is kind of shocking, since they hadn’t really done anything except for beat Wake Forest on the road by 7. So yeah, kind of a joke that they were ranked. Congrats on the first win of the year, Purdue. It’s about damn time.