Another college football weekend is in the books! Praise the Lord! It’s Monday which means I’m back to make a (very) quick rundown of what stood out to me this weekend in today’s installment of The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.
Perhaps I owe the Bulldogs an apology. After a suspect at best performance in week one against Arkansas, Georgia bounced back quite nicely Saturday night against Auburn.
Stetson Bennett didn’t look too shabby against the Tigers in his first career start and helped paced the Bulldogs to a commanding 27-6 victory. Auburn could do nothing offensively and Bennett did more than enough on the night with a 17-of-28 passing night for 240 yards and one touchdown.
Zamir White led the way on the ground with 19 carries for a hard-earned 88 yards and two touchdowns. I was almost ready to begin writing Florida’s name on the SEC East trophy but maybe that was incredibly premature…maybe.
Wow. From playoff contender to out of the top 25 in two weeks. Yikes. Lincoln Riley and company dropped their second straight game this weekend. After losing to Kansas State for the second straight season last week, the Sooners dropped another close one Saturday to Iowa State, 37-30. That is not one but two losses already for Oklahoma who slipped from being as high as No. 3 this season to out of the top 25.
As I mentioned last week, things could get ugly in Norman. Oklahoma still has to face Texas this weekend long with trips to TCU and Texas Tech in consecutive weeks. Not to mention a date with the new potential front runner for the league crown in No. 10 Oklahoma State on Nov. 21
FSU was able to right the ship and defeat Jacksonville State behind Jordan Travis but boy do the Noles have some work to do. The sophomore QB came off the bench and led the Seminoles on five straight touchdown drives to topple the Gamecocks, 41-24. The Noles were in an all-out dog fight with Jacksonville State in the first half as JSU took a 21-14 lead into the locker room. However, a 20-point third frame from Mike Norvell’s squad helped pushed the game out of reach.
Travis appears to be the answer for FSU right now over Blackman and perhaps he can help keep this from being another absolutely brutal season. That being said, it doesn’t get any easier. The next two weeks bring a trip to No. 5 Notre Dame (Oct. 10) and visit from No. 8 North Carolina. November does them no favors either with visits from Pittsburgh (Nov. 7), Clemson (Nov. 21) and Virginia (Nov. 28).