Ty and Dan run through a Florida State’s unlikely shootout against NC State, Georgia’s barnburner with Tennessee, Missouri’s late charge, Stanford’s tire fire offense, and the ongoing mess in Ann Arbor. Plus, other action from around the country and the firing of Charlie Weis.
Week 5 Recap (9/28)
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Florida State 56, NC State 41: Ty said this was a letdown game for the Seminoles after edging Clemson the week before. Dan adds that the bar was placed just way too high after Florida State’s dominance in 2013. Plus, Florida State will get the best of every team this season, but the ‘Noles are still too talented to lose to teams like NC State.
Notre Dame 31, Syracuse 15: Ty apologizes for misleading listeners as the Irish covered the spread. Dan is excited to see Everett Golson to be tested against Stanford’s impressive pass defense on Saturday.
Texas A&M 35, Arkansas 28: Dan dubs Kenny Hill, “QB Aggies.” Ty said the A&M defense was able to stiffen at the end to give the Aggies a chance to tie it in regulation and then eventually win it. Dan liked that Brandon Allen was able to make some throws to help the Razorbacks, but is not a NCAA-level quarterback, though Arkansas may still be a top 25 team.Ty is not sold on A&M, yet, but knows many of his questions will be answered over next few weeks as A&M takes on tougher conference opponents.
Georgia 35, Tennessee 32: Dan remains on his nickname streak, dubbing Tennessee’s Justin Worley “World of Warcraft.” Ty and Dan agree that Georgia and Hutson Mason have not proven that they can throw the ball with any efficiency. Plus, the Bulldogs also haven’t proven they can play any defense. However, the Volunteers are also feisty, Ty says. Dan is seeing some improvement from a young Tennessee team.
Missouri 21, South Carolina 20: Dan says South Carolina’s defense still has a ton of questions about it. Missouri was able to survive and advance over the Gamecocks despite struggling on offense for 3 ½ quarters.
Stanford 20, Washington 13: Dan says Cyler Myles is 61 percent of a quarterback, meaning he’s still got a long way to go to be productive week-in and week-out. Put both teams together on third down, they would combine to be one of the worst teams in the country in conversion percentage. Dan says Stanford’s ceiling is still higher than the Huskies, but Kevin Hogan may be the weak link.
UCLA 67, Arizona State 27: Ty notes the Solid Verbal went 6-0 in last week’s locks. Ty not too impressed with UCLA’s defense — though, it wasn’t bad considering how quickly the Bruins scored on offense. Dan says this should excite UCLA fans, even describing the Bruins’ performance as perfect given the context of how disappointing the start to the season had been.
Cal 59, Colorado 56: The absolutely definition of a shootout, said Dan, who is excited to watch these teams the rest of the year for being awesome offensively and then terrible on defense.
Minnesota 30, Michigan 14: Ty says this has to be the end for Brady Hoke, who may have lost the focus of his team. Dan and Ty also discuss the Shane Morris possible concussion and Hoke’s handling of it.
Nebraska 45, Illinois 14: Dan gushes about Ameer Abdullah, who was exceptional against the Illini, gaining nearly 200 yards in the first half. Then he notes just how bad Illinois’ defense is.
Northwestern 29, Penn State 6: Dan said it was ugly how bad Penn State’s offensive line was. On the flip side, the Wildcats did look good. The Nittany Lions are still not very deep, Dan said, and this game was proof of that.
Baylor 49, Iowa State 28: The Cyclones got the backdoor cover. Dan said Baylor looked a little off, but was still much better than Iowa State to win comfortably.
Texas 23, Kansas 0: The takeaways from this game, according to Dan, were that Texas’ defense did what it should have done, and the Texas offense is still bad. There is a long way to go for the Longhorns.
PATRIOT LEAGUE LIGHTNING ROUND
Colgate 19, Georgetown 0
Fordham 45, Holy Cross 16
Monmouth 28, LeHigh 21
Lafayette 35, Wagner 23
Bucknell 20, Cornell 7