Posted on: September 7, 2008 9:29 am
Edited on: September 7, 2008 9:31 am

MY top 25 - September 7th

#1 USC - bye.    Next week vs #6 OSU

#2 Georgia - W 56-17 vs CMI.  500+ total yards on offense with almost a 50/50 balance.  Moreno went off for 168 yards on 18 carries and 3 TDs.  Next week @ South Carolina

#3 Oklahoma - W 52-26 vs Cinci Bradford threw for almost 400 yards and 5 TDs and the Sooners pulled away later en route to a blowout.  They finally got WR Ryan Broyles on the field as a redshirt freshman and he did not dissapoint with a school record (for a Freshman) 141 yards on 7 catches.  Next week @ Washington

#4 Florida - W 26-3 vs Miami.  They started off slow, besides their first drive of the game, and turned it up in the 4th quarter.  Special teams was killer in this game as Miami's punter/kickoff specialist had 3 or 4 tackles to save touchdowns today.  Next week bye

#5 Missouri - W 52-3 vs SEMS. They did everything they were suppose to in this game in being up 42-0 at the end of the first half.  Chase Daniels looks like an early heisman favorite.  Next week vs Nevada

#6 Ohio State - W 26-14 vs Ohio. Looked really sluggish in their game vs Ohio until the muffed punt which allowed them to drive the short field for the lead.  These are the type of games championship teams have to win so we will see what they can do.  Lets all hope for Beanie to come back next week because without him it doesnt look like OSU has a chance.  Next week @ #1 USC

#7 LSU - Postponed vs Troy.  Next week vs North Texas

#8 Wisconsin - W 51-14 vs Marshall.  Slow start falling behind Marshall 14-0 but came on strong after that with 51 unanswered points.  After last weeks HUGE running game they showed they can throw it with Allan Evridge throwing for over 300 yards.  Next week @ Fresno State

#9 Auburn - W 27-13 vs Southern Miss. Auburn came out and proved the same thing as Wisconsin in that their QB threw for almost 250 yards after a dominating run performance last week.  They shut down Southern Miss's offense which looked great in their opening week win.  Next week @ Miss. State

#10 Texas - W 42-12 @ UTEP.  Struggled early allowing UTEP to take an early 6-0 lead but turned it on after that scoring 28 straight points before allowing a late 1st half TD.  Colt McCoy played great in this win going 14-16 in the first half and 20-29 overall for almost 300 yards and 4 Touchdowns.  Next week vs Arkansas.

#11 East Carolina - W 24-3 vs #21 West Virginia.  They have been one of the more impressive teams so far this year with a win against a top ACC team and now a dominating win against a top Big East team (and previous top 10 team). Next week @ Tulane

#12 Texas Tech - W 35-19 vs Nevada.  Harrel has an off game as he only throws for a little over 290 yards (some off game huh?) but his completion percentage was only 41%.  Crabtree impressed again hauling in an 82 yard Touchdown and catching 7 for 158 overall.  Defense and special teams came up big.  The defense employed the bend but dont break strategy, evidence by them giving up 4 field goals in the first 3 quarters, (and with that offense that is going to be good enough for a win a lot of the time).  And special teams came up with a big punt return for a TD in the first quarter.  Next week vs SMU.

#13 Penn St - W 45-14 vs Oregon State.  With all the off field problems PSU is having they are not having any probelms lighting up the scoreboard so far this year.  Clark threw for a little over 200 yards and Royster ran for almost 150 yards as this offense looks to be rolling.  Next week @ syracuse.

#14 Alabama - W 20-6 vs Tulane.  Alabama did not look as impressive as they did in their opening night win but some of that could be contributed from to a hangover.  Their offense was pretty much held in check and the game would have been a lot closer if not for that 90 yard Punt return for a TD in the first quarter.  Next week vs Western Kentucky.

#15 Oregon - W 66-24 vs Utah State.  Oregon's offense looked like it was playing a game as it went for almost 700 yards and most of the backups were in to start the 2nd half.  Oregon probably would have gave back 21 of those points if they could get back one of their injured players.  Their starting RB Johnson went down in the first series with a shoulder injury, but he was trying to get back in the game so this might not be as big a deal as I think.  Next week @ Purdue

#16 Arizona State - W 41-17 vs Stanford.  Carpenter has looked good so far this year throwing for almost 750 yards in the first 2 games although he is getting hit relentlously.  They did have 10 penalties against Stanford which wont fly in a couple of weeks against UGA.  Next week vs UNLV

#17 Kansas - W 29-0 vs Lousiana Tech.  Defense pitched a shutoout as Reesing threw for over 400 yards and Kansas rolled to another victory.  Next week will be their first test of the season as they hit the road.  Next week @ #18 USF.

#18 USF - W 31-24 OT vs UCF.  Grothe threw for almost 350 yards as USF survived a comeback from UCF and won it in OT after they had a chance to end it in regulation.  Next week vs #17 Kansas.

#19 BYU - W 28-27 @ Washington.  The most controversial game of the weekend with the personal foul at the end but they still put themselves in a position to win and got enough penetration to block the XP.  Next week vs #22 UCLA.

#20 Illinois - W 47-21 vs Eastern Illinois.  They started off slow but took care of business at home and Juice Williams had another huge game, this time on the ground, as Illinois rolled.  They were up 47-7 before 2 garbage TD's were tacked on at the end.  Next week vs La-Lafayette.

#21 West Virginia - L 3-24 @ ECU.  After looking fairly impressive in their opening week win they come out and couldnt get it done at ECU.  Their rushing game was working well for them but they just couldnt get it all together in one or two drives (case in point they ran for right at 199 yards yet only score 3 points)  Hopefully with a long week of practice they will get back into the groove of everything and put it in the endzone.  Next week Bye

#22 UCLA - Bye.  Next week vs @ #19 BYU

#23 Utah - W 42-21 vs UNLV.  Utah avenged last years loss @ UNLV and their Defense held UNLV under 75 yards of total offense in the 2nd half.  They also did not have a let down game after their big win last week at Michigan.  Next week @ Utah State.

#24 Cal - W 66-3 @ Washington State.  They have won their first 2 games in the matter they were expected to.  Their offense looks like it is starting to click and will be a force to be reckoned with in the Pac 10 this year.  Next week @ Maryland.

#25 GTech - W 19-16 @ BC.  I said this last week but I believe GaTech is going to be the surprise team in the ACC to kind of restore some credibility back to the conference, But they have a long way to go for that.  Next week @ Virginia Tech.


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