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.