Last Week: 26 - 6
Overall: 85 - 11
play begins in earnest this week, with a few interesting
inter-conference games on the schedule. Among the headliners are number
eleven Wisconsin traveling to eighth
ranked Michigan State, nineteen Florida at fourteen Tennessee and
seventeen Arkansas taking on tenth ranked Texas A&M at Jerry's World
(3) Clemson (3 - 0) 27
@ Georgia Tech (3 - 0) 17: Clemson has scored on their last ten
possessions over the course of the last two games, an improvement over
their first six quarters of offense. Of course, last week's game was
against FCS member South Carolina State who is winless in three games
against FBS opponents this year. Georgia Tech looks much better than
last season as they've already equaled their win total from 2015. If
Clemson can generate some offense, they should be able to defeat the
Yellow Jackets, but they better bring their A-game.
TCU (2 - 1) @ SMU (2 - 1): Not much travel involved in this one, with
TCU heading across the Metroplex to Dallas to take on the Mustangs.
Despite a loss to Arkansas, the Horned Frogs still have way too many
weapons on both sides of the ball for SMU to contend with.
USC (1 - 2) 27 @ (24) Utah (3 - 0) 28:
USC is still attempting to return to glory, but they're having a very
difficult time getting there. Utah has squeaked into the rankings with
solid but unspectacular wins against non-FBS Southern Utah, rival BYU
and San Jose State. I'm just not sold on Clay Helton as head coach of
the Trojans, and if they lose to Utah, very few others will be either. I
would like to think USC can beat Utah, because college football is just
better when the Trojans are nationally relevant.
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