Here is a quick recap of four Top 25 matchups this week. This will cover what I predicted as well as what actually happened.
What I thought was going to Happen: Ole Miss was going to bounce back from last week’s loss against #1 Alabama and prove they still had an outside chance to crash the College Football Playoff.
What Actually Happened: Just that! The Rebels made star Georgia recruit Jacob Eason look like a freshman, and show that he has a lot to learn about SEC football. Chad Kelly also played brilliantly throwing for 282 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for a score as well This was just what the doctor ordered for Ole Miss.
What I thought was going to Happen: Michigan State was going to build off of a strong victory over Notre Dame in South Bend and take care of business against a Wisconsin team that had a hard time beating Georgia State.
What Actually Happened: Wisconsin delivered the boom, they knocked the lights out of Michigan State in East Lansing. Quarterback Tyler O’Connor threw three interceptions this afternoon. Not the image you want to portray to the College Football Playoff committee. Wisconsin now travels to #4 Michigan. Big Ten heavyweights beware!
What I thought was going to Happen: Tennessee was going to take that big next step and beat the #19 Florida Gators. Especially since the Gators didn’t have their starting quarterback Luke Del Rio (son of Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio).
What Actually Happened: The Volunteers did just that, but they sure didn’t make it look easy. Florida had a 21-3 halftime lead, and Tennessee scored 21 of their 35 second-half points in the 4th quarter. While potential Heisman candidate Joshua Dobbs threw for 319 yards and 4 touchdowns, Tennessee still has a lot of work to do regarding their status as an SEC and for that matter a Playoff contender.
What I thought was going to Happen: Texas A&M was going to score a good victory against a Top-25 foe in SEC play. However, I did think this game could go either way.
What Actually Happened: This game was competitive…for a half when it was 17-17. Trevor Knight is the real deal here. He threw for 225 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for 157 yards and two scores of his own. Look for Texas A&M as a sleeper, but we’ve seen this movie before, don’t get sold on this squad too quickly.
Well I’m 3-1 on the week, making me 8-4 on the season. More football to come tomorrow, stay tuned.