The Gridiron Review: Week 7 in College Football
Stanford's loss makes the national title race all the more serious while Clemson and Florida State battle it out this week hoping to stay alive.
of the Week:
The Oregon signal caller is likely the frontrunner for the Heisman
Trophy, and his team might be the best in the land.
Up: QB Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M)-
Manziel's heroics are the only thing keeping the Aggies in the title
hunt, and they are certainly keeping him very much in the Heisman
we have learned…
Oklahoma is mostly hype...
Before the season, I said that this was not a particularly strong
Oklahoma team. Their loss to a floundering Texas team proves that.
So is Michigan.
The Wolverines fell from the ranks of the unbeaten after several
close calls against inferior foes. At this point, it is pretty clear
that Michigan is not ready for prime time.
The SEC East is a mess.
Georgia's loss to Missouri through the East out of whack. On top of
that Missouri signal caller James Franklin will be out for weeks
making the entire division a toss up.
Mack Brown (Texas)-
Just when we think Brown is done, he pulls off a shocking win over
the Longhorns' main rival.
Bishop Sankey (Washington)-
Despite his team's loss, Sankey's performance has him firmly in the
Christian Hackenburg (Penn State)-
After leading his team to an upset win over Michigan, the elite
freshman quarterback has to be feeling optimistic about his promising
future in the Blue and White.
The Tigers are 6-0 and just pulled off a significant win over
Georgia, putting them in the driver's seat in the SEC East.
Gary Anderson (Wisconsin)-
The Badgers's coach landed a signature win with a dominant victory
over Northwestern. Meanwhile, it is always nice when your predecessor
is suffering a humiliating loss as Bielema did against South
Undefeated. At the top of the SEC East. And without their star
quarterback for potentially the rest of the season.
David Shaw (Stanford)-
The Cardinal have been as consistent as any program in the country,
but have not been able to make it to the title game. After Saturday's
loss against Utah, it looks unlikely that the streak will break this
Bret Bielema (Arkansas)-
All indications pointed to a tough transition for Bielema from perennial Big
Ten contender Wisconsin to Arkansas, but a 52-7 loss at the hands of
a South Carolina team that has looked pretty mediocre this season is
Central Florida is far from an elite team, but they may provide a
challenge for the Cardinals.
This matchup could have a profound effect on who wins the SEC East
at Texas A&M-
The Aggies looked vulnerable against Ole Miss, but it is hard to
imagine the Tigers being able to stop Johnny Football.
For UCLA, a victory against the Cardinal could vault them into the
ranks of legitimate title contenders.
at Arizona State-
After a rough two week stretch, the Huskies face off against another
tough team in the Sun Devils.
at Ole Miss-
The Rebels pushed the Aggies to the limit, and the matchup against
LSU could be telling in the SEC West.
at Notre Dame-
Neither team is very good this year, but this game is always worth
State at Clemson-
There may not be another game more important to the national title
and Heisman race than this one. This is the definition of a must see
Cole Muzio on Twitter @ColeMuzio for more college football insights.