Hurricane evacuation edition. Went to Atlanta, saw two Braves games, going to see the Panthers play the Falcons, golf, good food and everything is fine at home.
BYU, Kansas, Temple, Troy, South Florida, Missouri and Akron - that is the list of powers beating Big 10 teams yesterday. That is brutal. Kansas, the yearly butt of every college football joke, blasted Rutgers. Akron had not won a game against a Big 10 team in 100 years. The Pac 12 South was not much better as Texas stung USC, joining SD State, Nevada and Fresno State as winners against Pac 12 teams.
Harping on the new coaches, Troy beat Scott Frost's Nebraska 24-19, Fresno beat UCLA and Syracuse routed FSU. Frost and Kelly were the top 2 in Florida's search list last winter, and Taggart was mentioned. There is only one win in that group this season. While I think Frost will somewhat get it together in Lincoln, the Garth Brooks song "Unanswered Prayers" comes to mind. And yes, Dan Mullen has a long ways to fix the Gators despite a better game yesterday.
As for games involving the good teams, BYU went into Madison and withstood a late FG attempt by the Badgers to upset Wisconsin 24-21. LSU, on the road, started strong, saw Auburn get a lead and then scored 9 4th quarter points for the 22-21 win (FG at the buzzer). Coach O and his Bayou Bengals are the surprise team of the year thus far. Ohio State rallied to beat TCU 40-28 in Jerry World using defense as the vehicle.
People, Alabama has a legit QB and they are flat out scary on offense. I think I heard they are the first SEC team to score 50 points in their first three games. Tua is easily Nick Saban's best QB and maybe Bama's best since get this, Joe Namath. Georgia is almost as good. The next three are Ohio State, Clemson and Oklahoma.