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College Football Week 3: What We Learned


So the Florida Gators were obviously on a bye week, but what can we learn from the rest of college football? Hail Florida Hail breaks it down.

Tide Hang On Over Aggies

Alabama topped Texas A&M in College Station, but it wasn’t pretty. Bama’s defense definitely isn’t what it once was. Forty-two points, even to A&M, is not Saban esque.  They didn’t really do a better job defending Manziel than they did a year ago. Plus, Mike Evans tore them up for 279 yards receiving. Lesson: Bama is not as good as they seem.

Texas Is Laughable

Ole Miss ran all over the Longhorns in Austin. Future notice: firing your defensive coordinator does not help. Jeff Scott rushed for 164 yards and a TD. The real question: Is Ole Miss this good or is Texas just this bad. As much as I want to see Ole Miss rise, I think Texas just in a severe rebuilding stage. Lesson: Texas is wishing Muschamp was still waiting in line.

Ducks Roll

Tennessee traveled to Eugen in hopes to knock off the Ducks. Those hopes were demolished quickly. In a 59-14 blowout, Oregon racked up over 600 yards. Marcus Mariota continues his Heisman campaign; the Ducks QB threw for 456 yards (4 TDs) and ran for another 27. Lesson: Wait your turn Butch Jones.

ASU “Wins”

Arizona State upset Wisconsin in Tempe. Did they really win? See for yourself. It is hard to tell if Stave ever actually knelt. If not, then the Sun Devils recovered the fumble and win the game (refs screwed up). If he did, the refs screwed up big time, again, and didn’t allow the Badgers to get another snap off. Lesson: Pac-12 Officials are bad.

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