Week 2 of the College Football came and went without too much excitement, minus the fact that either Florida is historically bad or Kentucky has finally broken through the cellar of the SEC East. Georgia handled my Gamecocks fairly easily and Stanford was able to out slug Southern Cal in a 17-3 contest. I apologize for the lack of a Week 2 Recap, but the entire southeast has been scrambling for the past few days with the impending hurricane. With that being said, Nosebleed sends our thoughts and prayers to all that are dealing with Florence and we wish you the best. Without further ado, let’s dive into the Week 3 of the college football season.
Record on the Year:
#7 Auburn v. #12 LSU
Ben: Auburn versus LSU has been known to produce classic games in the past and I expect the same from this game. LSU has finally found a quarterback in Joe Burrow and their defense looks to be returning to its’ former self. While that is all well and good, the Auburn Tigers appear to pose a legitimate threat to Alabama this year in the West. Look for the Auburn crowd and defensive line to provide the edge in this matchup. No matter what, the Tigers will come away victorious.
Aaron: This game has the makings of an absolute thriller, although I do think LSU is a bit overrated, you never know what will happen on Saturday in the SEC, I think Stidham and the Tigers will be prepared and weather an early LSU storm to beat Coach O and the Tigers.
I think it’ll be fun to watch and expect at least 3 lead changes in this one.
#24 Oklahoma State v. #17 Boise State
Ben: I’ll be honest, I would’ve been much more excited about this game if it was being played on the smurf turf ; for the time being T. Boone Pickens stadium will have to do. This game will pit two top 25 teams that have flown a little under the radar so far this season, and the winner will likely make a slight jump in the polls. Boise State seems to be overrated every year and I look for that trend to continue. Pokes take this one at home over the Bronces.
Oklahoma State 42
Boise State 31
Aaron: I miss the days of Kellen Moore and the high power broncos offense, so maybe we will get a shade of this Saturday. Oklahoma State although in a transition period, seems to be picking up where they left off last year as a solid low top 25 team, I look for them to handle Boise State in what should be a shootout.
Oklahoma State 42
Boise State 27
Ole Miss v. #1 Alabama
Ben: I saw an article this week from 247Sports saying that Ole Miss couldn’t stop a nosebleed. I found it fitting, but also to be incredibly true. This is not the Ole Miss of years past that had a solid defense combined with a balanced attack on offense. The Rebs (I will never call them Landsharks) will stall out continuously on offense and the defense will get a front row show of college football’s best quarterback. The Tide will Roll.
Ole Miss 10
Aaron: Ole Miss almost came all to close to losing South Illinois, even though they ended up scoring 76 points and winning by over 30, the fact that they were losing at halftime, was just ridiculous. This game won’t be close, Tua is too good.
Ole Miss 3
#4 Ohio State v. #15 TCU
Ben: As much as I hate to admit it, Ohio State looks to be a serious playoff contender this year. Whether you hold disdain for Urban Meyer or not, his team has not skipped a beat without him so far. The defense has been pedestrian at times, but the offense has moved up and down the field with leisure. TCU has always been known for stellar defense, but I don’t think that the Horned Frogs will be able to slow down one of the nation’s top offenses.
Ohio State 41
Aaron: Gary Pattterson and TCU are consistently one of my favorite teams in college football, his teams always seem to be well coached, ready to play and i think they enjoy being an underdog. Ohio State has looked good without Urban Meyer to this point but hasn’t been tested. I’ll take the Frogs to upset the Buckeyes as they finally get what they deserve after this offseason.
Ohio State 24
Texas v. #22 So. Cal.
Ben: It’s week 3 and Texas is still not back folks. I wouldn’t hold your breath either after the Longhorns barely scraped by against a terrible Tulsa team in Week 2 at home. Now that is not to say that Southern Cal is even worthy of a top 25 spot, but look for them to hold that ranking after beating one of the worst Texas teams we’ve seen in years.
Southern Cal 28
Aaron: I feel bad that ESPN spent so much money marketing this game because in all honesty it just doesn't have the draw of the normal Texas vs. USC “rivalry.” I think USC is overrated, but I think Texas is terrible so take that as you may. This game will be ugly and you’ll probably regret watching it if you do.