So the first weekend of College Football has finally wrapped up and there were definitely some great games and performances. There were also some embarrassing moments, some head-scratchers and some unfortunate losses.
The ACC had a terrible weekend, but the Miami-FSU game was great. It didn ’t make up for the pitiful weekend the ACC suffered, but it was classic nonetheless. Both QB’s looked impressive, especially Jacory Harris from Miami.
The Good: Miami vs. Florida State was an instant classic. Randy Shannon made the right decision to stick with Jacory Harris over Robert Marve. Florida State’s young defense made some plays. Paul Johnson's Triple Option looks better in year 2. Demaryius Thomas is the best receiver no one has ever heard of. Boston College has 3 good running backs. Thaddeus Lewis the only bright spot from Duke, as was Ryan Williams for VT. CJ Spiller returning the opening kick-off for a TD.
The Bad: Middle Tennessee State was the biggest win of the weekend. North Carolina starting slow against the Citadel. Jacoby Ford dropping 2 passes. Spiller running for 12 yards.
The Ugly: Everything else. Maryland dominated by Cal. Don Brown's defense couldn't stop anyone. Virginia lost to William & Mary by 12 after being up at the half. Duke lost to Richmond, despite Lewis throwing for 350 yards. Richmond is the #1 team in the FCS , to be fair. Virginia Tech can't rely only on Tyrod Taylor. Riley Skinner, a senior, throwing 3 picks. NC State only totaling 133 yards of offense.
1. QB Colt McCoy, Texas - 21/29 317 yds 2 TD's and 1 INT.
2. QB Tim Tebow , Florida - 10/15 188 yds 2 TD's (1 Rush).
3. RB Jahvid Best, Cal - 10 carries for 137 yds 2 TD's and 2 catches for 23 yds .
4. QB Jimmy Clausen , Notre Dame – 15/18 315 yds 4 TD’s
5. QB Sam Bradford, Oklahoma – 10/14 96 yds 1 TD
Bradford will be out 2-4 weeks, but if he returns on the short end and can put up big stats upon returning, he’ll be right back on the board. The only two defensive players ever in the running Safties Taylor Mays (USC ) and Eric Berry (Tennessee) didn ’t play the whole game so they couldn ’t accumulate the stats. The player off the radar is QB Case Keenum from Houston. Keenum went 23/30 for 359 yards and 5 TD’s (1 rush).