First Week CF in Books

Sep 04, 2012 -- 9:06am

   The first week has left me wanting more. And we'll get it, with Georgia's trip to MIssouri this Saturday night. Monsta game. Better get the 'Dogs coached up quick.

   As expected, I've got the Crimson Tide #1 this week, in my CF Top 5. Alabama just crushed Michigan. Dominated the LOS. CB Dee Milliner stepped up huge on defense. Freshman RB T.J Yeldon busted out. Got some plays from the WR group. That win was impressive. A title looks like it'll go through Tuscaloosa, right now.

   USC showed off some NFL talent against Hawaii. Barkley and Lee hooked up on a 75 yard TD, on the first play of the season. Awesome. Dadd Kiffin is getting them coached up on defense. USC looks dangerous, right now. I've got them #2.

   LSU showed off some big-time talent too. RB Kenny Hilliard is fit and was impressive. Odel Beckham, Jr. is the new Tiger playmaker. Dangerous man. Mettenberger threw some lasers. Tigers are dominant up front. Easy pick at #3.

   This week, I'm going with Oregon at #4. The Ducks new QB (Marcus Mariota) looks like a great fit. Looks like we'll get to see 2 USC-Oregon fights this season. Should be good.

   Clemson busts into my Top 5 this week, after a tough, 4-quarter battle with Auburn. No Sammy Watkins...yet no problem. DeAndre Hopkins delivered a huge, 4th quarter, go-ahead catch on Chris Davis. Hopkins was huge. So was RB Andre Ellington. O-Line better than I thought. Venables has the defense playing tougher.

   Players of the Weekend:

   Cordarrelle Patterson delivered big-time for the Vols. Explosion plays! TD Sprints! This guy is the real deal. He had 8 touches and went for 165 yards and 2 scores. He was the difference in the game.

   Todd Gurley had his breakout performance. The fab freshman RB averaged 12.5 yards per carry. Took a KO back to the house. Scored 3 times. Huge. Special.

   Andre Ellington got loose too. The Clemson RB delivered a big-game performance, with his 26 carry, 231 yard game. He averaged 8.9 yards per carry and sprinted 68 yards for a score.


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