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Week two full of bipolar teams

It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world … of college football.

Where to begin? Week two brought us as many head-scratchers as it did locks and CFT has its team of expert doctors to diagnose the problems.

The team who’s too hard on itself: Look, we know losing to Boise State was tough, but did Virginia Tech really have to take it out on itself by losing at home to James Madison? The Hokies are better than that. Or, at least, we thought they were.

The teams whose laughter turns awkwardly into tears: This could actually diagnose most of the ACC right now. Miami appeared to be heading into Columbus on a full head of steam before the Buckeyes flat out took it to ‘em 36-24. Florida State’s bandwagon was getting pretty full  (heck, even I was on there). Then, Oklahoma came to play. Nearly four hours and a good drumming later, Florida State took its bandwagon back to Tallahassee. This time it was a lot less full.

Georgia Tech laid an egg against Kansas, who was the laughing stock of college football a week ago with a loss to North Dakota State.

Split Personalities: Jacory Harris seemed unstoppable in week one against Florida A&M. In week two, he returned to his old ways by throwing four interceptions against Ohio State.

Oklahoma barely survived Utah State, leaving many people wondering if the Sooners could contend for a Big 12 title. Then, as if magical Barry Switzer fairy dust fell from the skies of Norman, the Sooners came out and dominated Florida State.

In week one, USC’s defense looked awful, but the offense sure made up for it. In week two, the Trojans barely escaped Virginia.  Defense — check. Offense — not so much.

The time bomb waiting to explode: South Carolina has looked impressive in its first two games of the season with wins against Southern Miss and Georgia. It’s actually a little scary: We haven’t seen Stephen Garcia experience a full-blown meltdown in the middle of a game yet, nor have we seen Steve Spurrier blow a fuse, be carted off the field, only to reappear a few minutes later with a new visor.

They’re also running the ball. Daggum it. What’s going on here?

The Diagnosis: We’re going to have to run more tests to see if/how these problems can be fixed. Results should be posted in about twelve weeks or so, right around the first week of December.

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  1. blitz4848 says: Sep 12, 2010 11:12 AM

    Games of Interest this week:
    Cal @ Nevada (fri night 10)
    Baylor @ TCU
    Ark @ Ga
    Neb @Wash
    Fla @ Tenn (1st game out of Fl in a yr)
    Air Force @ OK-interesting-AF #1 rush 423 yd
    AZ St @ Wisconsin
    Clemson @Auburn
    Texas @ Texas Tech
    Iowa @ Arizona
    James Madison vs Boise St in Cowboy stadium
    Not near as good as this weekend just played.

  2. edgy1957 says: Sep 12, 2010 11:23 AM

    The yellow hankie dominated the game between USC and Virginia. Virginia played inspired on the road while USC played like they were just happy to be at home and their tackling was terrible, again. They lost points because they couldn’t keep the yellow hankie from derailing their drives (Barkley’s pass to Johnson was the kind of highlight that would be making the Trojans’ reel for years but it’s now just a “what could have been”).
    Air Force proved that the MWC does have 4 legitimate teams and you better not show up at their home games expecting nothing less than a dog fight. It hurts to say this but it looks like the Cup is going to Air Force this year. I wouldn’t be surprised to see 2 routs against Army and Navy but I do expect that they’ll beat both.
    It’s still early and while Ohio State has proven that it’s worthy, the rest of the conference still isn’t impressing BUT they’re still better than most of the other conferences. Based on what’s happened after two weeks, my take on the conferences are:
    1. SEC
    2. Pac-10
    3. Big 10
    4. MWC
    5. Big-12
    6. Big East
    7. Conference USA
    8. WAC
    9. ACC
    10. MAC
    11. Sun Belt
    BTW, this is how I thought they ranked before this weekend and nothing has changed my mind.

  3. missionalan says: Sep 12, 2010 2:24 PM

    First, let me say that I’m a Miami fan, so take that into consideration when you read this. Second, Harris is not Bi-Polar. It is easy and elementary to look at the stats from yesterday’s game and say he was horrible. But three of those picks were not his fault. Two were caused by butter finger receivers while the other one was caused by a dumbass receiver who didn’t know the play. So, please do your homework instead of just being a plain ol’ reporter. We have enough of them in the world.
    I’m actually more worried about Miami’s D not Miami’s O. And besides Miami is far and away the best team in the ACC based on two weeks of play.

  4. HBOilers24 says: Sep 12, 2010 4:23 PM

    i agree with missionalan and i’m a buckeyes fan.
    harris got shaffed by his wr’s yesterday. he really only threw 1 pick, the others were all on his guys either not hauling it in when it hit their hands, blocking instead of going for the pass, or handing it to a corner.

  5. Ben Kercheval says: Sep 12, 2010 4:32 PM

    Watched the game. Saw Harris play. I stand by my thoughts.

  6. Brutus B Columbus Ohio says: Sep 12, 2010 5:04 PM

    @ HBOilers24 & missionalan
    Even the 4th interception was a fluke. How often does somebody like Hayward drop back into pass coverage and actually have one thrown his way? (I expect that Ironhead is proud of his boy.)

  7. WingT says: Sep 12, 2010 6:38 PM

    It was a great Saturday for College games.
    Michigan / ND was by far the most exciting game. If Robinson can stay healthy through the tough Big 10 games then Michigan will make a serious run at the Big 10. Robinson is just AMAZING….hard to believe he can survive conference play and hold up, but if he does…look out
    Latimore for South Carolina is the real deal. Tough, tough runner. South Carolina is under rated at this point.
    Oregon is the most explosive team in College football and they are playing decent defense. If they can learn how to stop the run the this Oregon team could run the table and play with anybody.
    Oklahoma looked scary good against Florida State. They are loaded with talent.
    Ohio State looked great also. Pryor seems to have accuracy problems . If he cleans that up then Ohio State could run the table also.
    Here’s my top 5 – in no particular order ;
    Oklahoma
    Oregon
    Ohio State
    Alabama
    South Carolina

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