By: David Folz
In week five we learned a lot to go forward with the college football season. That and a lot of offense everywhere, which makes me wonder if every defense in America decided to hibernate for a week. With that here is your weekend in review.
Geno Smith is your Heisman Favorite By Far: By far isn’t saying how much Smith leads it now with his performance against Baylor. Here is his stat line: 45 for 51, 656 yards, 8 Touchdowns and 0 interceptions. With the Mountaineers expected to contend for the Big 12 title, Smith’s Heisman landslide may grow with more great performances.
Best team in the Pac 12? Oregon or Oregon State?: You could see the Civil War at the end of the year mean a lot more than just bragging rights, because both these teams are very legitimate teams. Oregon should be in good shape to play Oregon State at the end of the year as they only have Washington, USC, and Stanford to scare them. The Beavers have been the surprise teams but are 3-0 with having beaten three good opponents in Wisconsin, UCLA, and Arizona. They have BYU, Washington and Stanford to worry about prior to Oregon, but you could see both teams undefeated if they keep impressing as they have this year.
Best team you haven’t heard of is Louisiana Tech: That is because the first game the Bulldogs this year was postponed due to Hurricane Isaac as they had a scheduled game against Texas A&M. The Bulldogs have beaten Illinois and Virginia this year, and will face the Aggies in two weeks. The defense may not be much to look at having given up 37 points per game but the offense is explosive, with an average of 52 points per game. If the Bulldogs win in two weeks, they will run the table to go undefeated and should attract some attention in a crazy college football season.
Louisville can win, even in a flood: If you happened to watch the Louisville/Southern Mississippi game this weekend, you either 1. Noticed a lot of standing puddles, 2. Noticed a lot of rain, 3. Saw no one besides dedicated students and band members in the stands or 4. All of the above. That is because there was heavy rain all night in Hattiesburg and the field resembled a swamp to run through, even if the field was field turf. The Cardinals walked away with a 21-17 win, which upped their record to 5-0.