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Weak Four (9/22)

Ty and Dan review Stanford’s dominance over Arizona State, Michigan State’s offensive woes, Michigan’s scare at UConn, and Thursday night’s near-Clemsoning.  Plus, Week Four Reverbs and Maryland football fever.

Show Summary

Today on The Solid Verbal, Dan and Ty look back on a weak weekend of games, firing through a number of matchups. Before playing the week four Reverbs, the guys note that when GameDay is in Fargo, ND, you know it’s not going to be a good week of college football, also mentioning favorites went 54-2 straight up.

Clemson at NC State: There was real potential for a Clemsoning in this game, but a dubious call back of an NC State touchdown swung momentum back in the Tigers’ favor. Nice backdoor cover by the Wolfpack.

Boise State at Fresno State: Fresno eeks out another wild win and continues to look good through three weeks, beating a solid Boise team. The guys look down the schedule and discuss the potential for the Bulldogs to run the table.

Arizona State at Stanford: Despite how the box score might look, Stanford dominates the game. Ty can’t get past the fact that Todd Graham wears the same headset as the ShamWow guy.

Florida at Tennessee: The Gators lose Jeff Driskel, injuring his ankle and requiring season-ending surgery. Florida does come out with the win and Tyler Murphy does a good job stepping in for the injured Driskel. The guys agree that the Gators will be fine riding the defense.

Michigan State at Notre Dame: Ty points out that Tommy Rees’ accuracy hasn’t improved, he just stopped throwing the ball to the other team. Dan describes the overall ugliness of this game and Ty explains what makes this year’s Notre Dame team different from last year’s.

North Carolina at Georgia Tech: Dan thinks the Yellow Jackets’ second half shutout is the reason to remain high on Georgia Tech.

North Texas at Georgia

Auburn at LSU: The LSU Tigers looked bored in this game. This is actually a good thing as they start to get into the thick of its schedule. Auburn showed a lot of fight, never letting LSU off the hook and get the back door cover. Dan is encouraged by both Nick Marshall’s and Zach Mettenberger’s progressions.

Michigan at UConn: If UConn would’ve converted a few more third downs it could have stolen a win. Michigan looks pretty similar to last year’s team, leaving a lot to be desired.

Utah at BYU: BYU looked a little bit more like the team it was suspected they were in the preseason. Utah’s sophomore quarterback Travis Wilson had a nice game and puts the Utes in a position to remain competitive in a number of its remaining matchups.

Lightening Round:

  • Teams that scored 70 – Baylor, Miami, Ohio State, Louisville
  • Alabama and Texas A&M keep rolling
  • The state of Washington beats the state of Idaho
  • Dan’s Pac-12 takeaways
  • Texas looked better
  • New York City’s team upends Arkansas
  • Maryland rolls West Virginia
  • Dan’s crush on Pitt
  • Looking ahead on Notre Dame’s schedule
  • Big Ten scores
  • Next week’s point spreads 
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