Ty and Dan run through LSU’s home upset of Ole Miss, Auburn’s near-miss against South Carolina, TCU’s 80-spot against Texas Tech, Brady Hoke’s Costanza strategy, Pac-12 Ref Appreciation Day in State College and much more.
College Football Week 9 Recap (10/26)
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(10:10) — LSU 10, Ole Miss 7: Ty was impressed with an LSU defense that had been shaky to date, but held Ole Miss to just over 300 yards. This was LSU’s style of game that it can use to beat other SEC teams the rest of the season. Dan refers to LSU as a wild card team that plays with abandon and could be dangerous when that works, but can be blown out when it doesn’t. For the Rebels, Bad Bo finally showed up for four quarters.
(16:30) — Miss State 45, Kentucky 31: Ty thinks this wasn’t the greatest game for the Bulldogs, and Dan points out that he thinks this is a manifestation of a defense that has been giving up yards previously. They’ve been good in the red zone, but has not been an elite defense. And Kentucky’s offense has been very solid so far. But, Dan is impressed that Mississippi State could still win by two touchdowns in a “trap” game.
(20:30) — Arkansas 45, UAB 17: Only reason to bring up this game is…. FAT GUY TD!
(21:45) — Auburn 42, South Carolina 35: Dan still feels pretty good about Auburn’s defense, but it’s still a tier below other teams in SEC. Ty liked Nick Marshall’s performance.
(24:30) — Alabama 34, Tennessee 20: Ty just wants to point out that Amari Cooper is a stud.
(25:45) — Utah 24, USC 21: Sarktober is back! Dan thought both teams play just OK, as a kickoff return and scoop and score makes the score look like a better game. Dan still points to USC’s scholarship limitations holding them back, and depth is hurting them late in games.
(32:45) — Oregon 59, Cal 41: Dan said Oregon was by far the most talented team on the field. Offensively they were good, and the O-line was good again. Also, Royce Freeman is clear No. 1. But the defense is very bad at tackling, which puts a lot of stress on the offense. Their defense is below average, and the offense is well above average, he says.
(35:15) — Stanford 38, Oregon State 14: The Cardinal finally showed a pulse on offense, racking up over 400 yards on offense. And Kevin Hogan finally looked like a capable college quarterback, Dan says. But Oregon State is also not that good, and while it’s a nice night for Stanford, he still has questions about them. The Cardinal are good enough, however, that they can still go to Eugene and win.
(36:45) — UCLA 40, Colorado 37 (2OT): No defense played in this game, Ty says. The takeaways for him are, Colorado is improving and what would UCLA’s record be without Brett Hundley? Dan thinks it would be 3-4, 4-3, since its running game is so inconsistent.
(41:40) — Ohio State 31, Penn State 24 (2OT): Dan did not enjoy this game, calling it “awful.” Also, Ty enjoyed that the Big 10 refs had such a great game with the non-review review. Dan gives credit to the Nittany Lions for clawing their way back into the game. J.T. Barrett was not quite the QB he had been the last few games. Ty still points out just how bad Penn State’s offense is.
(48:30) — Michigan State 35, Michigan 11: Michigan brought a spike to intimidate the Spartans. It didn’t work. Mark D’Antonio ran up the score, blowing out the Wolverines in a game that was over quickly. Dan says Michigan is just a disaster.
(56:20) — TCU 82, Texas Tech 27: Trevone Boykin had a brilliant day, possibly inserting himself in Heisman conversation, Ty says. Dan and Ty agree that TCU is the best team in the conference.
(1:00.20) — West Virginia 34, Oklahoma State 10: Kevin White had a down game, but the Mountaineers still rolled. Ty says Ok-State’s offense is struggling too much to give West Virginia’s defense a lot of credit, but still likes that the Mountaineers seem to be improving every week.
(1:02.00) — Kansas State 23, Texas 0: Ty says the Wildcats are very solid. He also liked how Texas’ defense played, but the offense has to get much better. Dan liked how the Wildcats were able to get a running game with Jake Waters. Kansas State is good on third down and doesn’t turn the ball over, making it very difficult to beat it.