A Bunch of Random College Football Thoughts

Following a day mostly spent sitting on my couch eating cheddar cheese and watching college football, I present to you a bunch of disorganized football-related thoughts:

Steve Addazio's Eagles have been bad on the road this year.

Steve Addazio’s Eagles have been woeful on the road this year.

  • If Virginia Tech had an offense they would be elite. The 6-2 Hokies dropped a 13-10 game against Duke yesterday despite holding the Blue Devils to 198 yards of offense and turning them over four times. V-Tech’s offense is terrible. Logan Thomas still seems to have a tenuous grasp of which team he is supposed to throw to and the Hokies can’t run the ball. Their defense is spectacular, and they’ve looked good all year against good offenses like Alabama’s, ECU’s, and Georgia Tech’s. If they had even a decent offense, they would be a top ten caliber team.
  • Northwestern got stumped by Iowa in overtime yesterday and has now lost four straight.  The Cats have had injuries to electric rusher Venric Mark and others and their offense had absolutely disappeared. They can’t move the ball, they’ve been giving it away a lot, and they certainly aren’t scoring much. The Cats scored 30 points against a formidable Ohio State defense on October 5th. In their three games since then, they’ve scored 33 points.
  • Boston College simply isn’t the same team on the road as they are at home. The Eagles, who are 3-1 at home and gave FSU a great game at Alumni Stadium (the only even moderately close game the Seminoles have played), got spanked by UNC yesterday in Chapel Hill. They’re 0-3 on the road and have been blown out in two of those games–they also lost 35-7 at USC. (Interestingly, the one close(ish) road loss came against Clemson. The Tigers did not play well in that game and seemed to be looking ahead to FSU.)
  • I think Minnesota might be good. The 6-2 Golden Gophers are coming off wins over Northwestern and Nebraska. But I still want an explanation for those awful losses to Iowa and Michigan.
  • Speaking of Michigan, they didn’t play this weekend. So we didn’t get to see them barely beat a bad team.
  • Fake punts are fun.
  • Yesterday Florida State and Alabama were playing at the same time on ABC and CBS. Both dominated over-matched conference opposition in similar fashion. One of these teams has to be the best in college football right? Well, Oregon and Ohio State both dominated their opponents yesterday too, so who knows. What I am pretty sure of is that one of those four teams will win a crystal ball this year.
  • I would have thrown Mizzou into that conversation, but the Tigers let one slip away in double overtime against South Carolina late last night at Faurot Field.
  • On that note, Faurout Field might be the coolest looking stadium in the country on TV. It’s right up there with Autzen, Beaver Stadium, and others.
  • Miami-FSU next week is going to be UNREAL. At least until Famous Jameis puts the Canes to bed.
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