Week 2 of the 2017 college football season is in the books; following are eight takeaways from the weekend’s slate of games…
1) Penn State coach James Franklin does not like Pitt
Franklin said this after his team drubbed rival Pittsburgh: “I know last year for their win [against us], it was like the Super Bowl. But for us, this was just like beating Akron.” Why would Franklin say this? Who knows? But, with Franklin saying things like this the Pitt-Penn State rivalry could return – That is if Pitt can get their program back to national prominence.
2) Brian Kelly is headed for the unemployment line
Notre Dame lost at home to Georgia Saturday and it looks like head coach Brian Kelly may be skating on thin ice and he knows it. If you don’t believe he knows it, look at his post-game comments…
3) Oklahoma can win it all
Oklahoma more than got revenge for last year’s home loss to Ohio State and with Baker Mayfield at the helm, the Sooners could be on a ride to the college playoffs.
4) J.T. Barrett must be replaced at Ohio State
Barrett has now failed to throw a TD pass in three of his last four games. The Buckeyes went out and got a new offensive coordinator and all of Ohio was excited. It seems after two games that the QB was the problem, not the coordinator.
5) Michigan’s defense may be even better than last year
Michigan graduated almost their entire defense last year, so what if I told you that this year’s defense maybe better than last year’s…?
6) Lamar Jackson is the Heisman favorite as of right now
It seems like Jackson is good for 500 total yards in every game he plays. If he can do it against Clemson’s defense he just may win back-to-back Heisman Trophies.
7) Clemson is still a threat
The offense may be struggling, but the defense is as good as any in the nation. If Clemson can stop or slow down the Cardinals’ Lamar Jackson, they may be a playoff team yet again.
8) Sam Darnold is back in the Heisman race
After a mediocre season opener, Darnold exploded for 316 yards and four touchdowns against a good Stanford team.