Saturday, September 30, 2006

Quick Hits on Week 5

* Ohio State is clearly the number one team in the nation, and they've proven it on the field. They've now handled two top-fifteen teams (Texas and Iowa) on the road with relative ease. Anthony Gonzalez may be the most dangerous WR in college football.

* USC is clearly not the second- or third-best team. They narrowly defeated Washington State, the same WSU that Auburn clocked by 26 points. The Cougars outgained the Trojans in total yardage, 418 to 404. On the plus side for Southern Cal, it remembered that Steve Smith is still on the team. A Jarrett-Smith tandem spells T-R-O-U-B-L-E for opposing secondaries.

* Doesn't it seem like LSU QB JaMarcus Russell completes 20 of 30 passes for 300 yards and three touchdowns every other week? Granted, Louisiana-Lafayette and Mississippi State aren't world-beaters, but Russell is clearly among the best playcallers in America.

* Speaking of playcallers, Georgia had better find one to stick with. Soon.

* Attention to the nation: Oregon is legit. Yes, they probably should've lost to Oklahoma, but the fact remains that the Ducks have averaged 40 points against the aforementioned Sooners, Stanford, Fresno State and Arizona State. Oh, and Oregon is giving up half as many points as it scores.

* Would you like a mulligan on the Rudy Carpenter-Sam Keller decision, Coach Koetter?

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