No excuses, just reality!
I'm just going to say it, Michigan got punched in the face. Not once, not twice but multiple times. Michigan State dominated in every category. I was not happy with the out come in any means, but cloud nine basically sunk into reality. We all know now that Denard Robinson isn't invisible, especially with his arm. Robinson threw three interceptions in the game, all of which could have helped the Wolverines due to the locations of the miscues. The Spartans looked well balanced from the offensive side of the ball with Kirk Cousins leading the charge. Look for both the Wolverines and the Spartans to push forward through this week. Michigan State takes on a decent looking Illinois team who gave the Buckeyes trouble and the Wolverines host the Iowa Hawkeyes. Iowa hasn't allowed a rushing touchdown all season but I see Robinson's talent breaking that streak. Look for Michigan to bounce back against the Hawkeyes and prove that they can continue to compete with the best in the Big 10.
The Florida Gators are sitting in hot water. After losing back to back games against top ranked teams, Alabama and LSU, the Gators need to rally off some wins if they hope to make it into a respectable bowl game. The deficit could be due to the lack of experience at quarterback after Tim Tebow graduated.
Two great things happened for me (as a fan) this week in college football.. also involving being punched in the face.
First: The South Carolina Gamecocks put a stomping on the nation's top ranked team, Alabama. The Gamecocks were able to put up five touchdowns against the Tide and controlled most of the game. Alabama tried to make a push back but fell short after going for it on fourth down and failing. This brings new excitement to me because this means Alabama moved out of the top spot and someone new has moved in.
Second: The Florida State Seminoles went into Coral Gables and not only beat the Miami Hurricanes but put a stomping down. The Seminole/Hurricane rivalry has always headed with the Noles stumbling as of late. With Bobby Bowden retired and out of the way, this is Florida State's head coach Jimbo Fishers biggest win at the helm. This is huge for the Seminoles as they look forward to their rough schedule a head, including NC State, Clemson and Florida.
Looking a head to this week, there are a few good games to keep an eye on regarding upcoming BCS and AP standings:
Texas at #5 Nebraska : Texas still isn't a no body. They can still do damage. Look for Martinez to lead the Huskers to victroy with his arm and his legs.
#12 Arkansas at #7 Auburn : The Razorbacks lost a key game to Alabama two weeks ago but bounced back last weekend at Texas A&M. I'm picking an upset alert here, Go Razorbacks led by quarterback Ryan Mallett.
#1 Ohio State at #18 Wisconsin : The Buckeyes will look to remain number one as they visit a very hostile environment in Madison, Wisc. Camp Randall Stadium will be rocking underneath the lights as the Badgers look to get back on track.