Last Saturday I suffered from a power outage that began at 3PM and carried on into the next day. Plus the local station that carried the Clemson game was having technical problems and kept switching over to old episodes of Cops. Today my cable service is on the fritz and I only get a few sports channels. This has limited my ability to watch college football, but I am unconvinced that I have actually missed much, if any, good college football.
Clemson – I’m certainly glad we beat Auburn, especially considering how not-good they look now. The win over Ball State was a great example of how handle a non-conference gimme: load up the points early and give the reserves a lot of PT. We weren’t so lucky against Furman. We were plenty lucky, yes, but not in the same way. There is an important question as to whether the Clemson defense is as bad, if not worse, than it was last year, or whether the coaches are just sand-bagging to avoid giving things away before the FSU game. Let’s hope it is the latter.
FSU – The ‘Noles are so far living up to the preseason hype, something they haven’t been able to do much the last few years. I thought Wake would put up a bit more of a fight than the previous two nobodies that FSU trounced. The results were little different as the final score was 52-0. FSU has allowed just 3 points all season. That’s impressive. What is not impressive is FSU attendance. Doak Cambpell Stadium seats over 82,000. The announced attendance today was just 68,833, and it looked a lot worse than that on TV. (And for a reason why I have great disdain of SBNation, they claimed FSU had a “capacity crowd” today)
VT – Speaking of looking bad on TV, the Hokies self-destructed today. What a shit show. They turned the ball over 4 times and were beaten convincingly by a Pitt team that had previously shown only an aptitude for losing horribly. Hopefully for VT fans, this is just their annual bed shitting incident, and not a prelude of how they will perform for the rest of the season.
GT – I thought the Cavs would put up a fight. I was wrong. Very wrong indeed. Tech rolled 56-20.
Rest of the ACC – Who cares. Maybe UNC or NC State will sniff a division crown, but so far there doesn’t seem to be much going on in the rest of the league.