By Joe Torosian
College Football (Games seen)
Michigan State 37, Michigan 33—Great game that Michigan should have won…I’m starting to believe the Wolverines biggest problem is Jim Harbaugh. I was sick hearing about how great State’s Kenny Walker was…197yds & 5Tds later…Oh dang!
Georgia 34, Florida 7—Stetson Bennett looked okay against the Gators…but will okay be good enough against the Crimson Tide? I can’t shake this.
Auburn 31, Ole Miss 20—This game was fun. In another time I would have said Bo Nix (Auburn) and Matt Corral (Ole Miss) are great college quarterbacks with limited NFL potential. But both these dudes should play on Sunday.
TOP Four College Playoff Teams
(Strictly Based on Games I’ve seen)
1—Georgia (8-0): “This championship run is being sponsored by the Bulldogs Defense!…So good, it can even overcome Stetson Bennett!”
2—Alabama (7-1): Let me tell you a story, when I was younger people used to get excited about LSU playing Alabama.
3—Oklahoma (9-0): Caleb Williams, freshman, is now a Heisman candidate. And Spencer Rattler? He can sell Fuller Brushes.
4—Michigan State (8-0): I think Payton Thorne is okay. I think without Kenny Walker, he become Stetson Bennett.
(Outside Looking In)
5—Ohio State (7-1): Buckeyes roll this week in Bug-Aha…But they’re too sloppy to place trust in.
6—Michigan (7-1): I’m on the verge of beating my eternal rival. My junior quarterback is having a career day…Ah, I’ve got an idea. I’ll put freshman quarterback J.J. McCarthy back in the game after he nearly turned the ball over on the previous position…Just so he can turn it over in the final minutes on my side of the 50.
7—Auburn (6-2): Season on the line again for Bo Nix & The Tigers as they go to College Station. I believe!
8—Notre Dame (7-1): A loss to Navy this week will kill Cincinnati’s playoff dreams. In terms of the Irish…there’s nothing left on the schedule to boost them into the playoff contention. Unless, they decide to go Inglewood on some opponents.
9—Cincinnati (8-0): Normally I’m all there for the “Mid Major”…but a Bearcat playoff appearance is a first round bye for Georgia, Alabama, or Michigan State.
10—Texas A&M (6-2): They’re going to be tough at home, but they’ll fall to Auburn.
11—Ole Miss (6-2): Rebels are fun to watch, not much of a defense, and they cannot afford a letdown against Liberty this week. The Flames can burn them.
12—Oregon (7-1): I’m not a betting man, but if I were a betting man, I wouldn’t bet on the Ducks. They’ll likely beat the Huskies, but don’t bet on it.
13—Arkansas (5-3): All that early season momentum has stalled. But this week against the Bulldogs will determine if the Razorbacks are a program on the rise or just fool’s gold.
14—Penn State (5-3): I don’t think it’s an automatic they win at College Park.
15—Oklahoma State (7-1): Should take care of West Virginia, but the Cowboys are the definition of fool’s gold in 2021.
16—Minnesota (6-2): After falling to Bowling Green, the Gophers have run off four straight, and have a chance to win their final four.
17—Wisconsin (5-3): The Badgers have said Nertz to Mertz (30-pass attempts total last two weeks), and put the ball in the hands of Braelon Allen.
18—Iowa (6-2): I don’t even want them in the Top 20, but the confusion at 19-thru-21 forces me to land them at 18.
19—Washington State (5-4): Beat Oregon State lost to Utah
20—Utah (5-3): Lost to Oregon State but beat Washington State.
21—Oregon State (5-3): Beat Utah, but lost to Washington State.
22—Kentucky (6-2): Wildcats can lose to Georgia but have to beat Mississippi State the following week to be taken seriously. Clank.
23—Texas (4-4): The trouble is they’re lazy, the trouble is they drink, the trouble is they’re crazy…No! The trouble is, they stink.
24—Florida (4-4): So ordinary.
25—Purdue (5-3): The Boilermakers have lost to Notre Dame, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. All three are a combined 18-6. They’ve beaten who they should beat…but they’re not going to beat the Spartans and the Buckeyes.
26—Arizona State (5-3): The Sun Devils lost at home to a Washington State team that fired its coach. That’s more gross than an episode of The View.
27—UCLA (5-4): “The Bruins are ready to compete for the PAC 12 title!”—Everybody on September 4, 2021… Ba dum tsssh! Thank you everyone, I’ll be here all week.
28—LSU (4-4): Do you think Alabama will go easy on the Tigers? I don’t.
29—West Virginia (4-4): If they can stay focused for four quarters they can beat Oklahoma State.
30—USC (4-4): Going to play some angry folks in Tempe without Drake London… “Farewell and adieu to USC Trojans…Farewell and adieu to you soft men of Troy…”
31—Stanford (3-5): Yes, because Utah tends to start slow, and the game is in Palo Alto…The Cardinal has a shot..
32—Nebraska (3-6): The Tribe has spoken…Scott Frost will be asked to leave when the season comes an end. Who’s next on the HC list? Turner Gill?
(Have not seen: BYU, Wake Forrest, Pittsburgh)
(Winners in Bold)
Liberty at Ole Miss
Missouri at Georgia
Ohio State at Nebraska
Navy at Notre Dame
Penn State at Maryland
Oklahoma State at West Virginia
Auburn at Texas A&M
Michigan State at Purdue
Tulsa at Cincinnati
Tennessee at Kentucky
Iowa at Northwestern
LSU at Alabama
Indiana at Michigan
Oregon at Washington
Oregon State at Colorado
Utah at Stanford
USC at Arizona State
Florida at South Carolina
Mississippi State at Arkansas
Texas at Iowa State
Illinois at Minnesota
Wisconsin at Rutgers
Joe T. is the author of “Tangent Dreams: A High School Football Novel” … “Temple City & The Company of The Ages” … “The Dead Bug Tales” … “The Dark Norm” & “FaithViews for Storm Riders”…all five available through Amazon.com.
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