Here’s what we learned from Week 5 of the college football season.
New year, same terrible LSU passing attack
During the off-season we heard that Zach Mettenberg was the answer to the passing woes that LSU had last year. Well 5 games into the season, we haven’t seen much improvement from LSU in the passing game. And the funny thing about this is that they haven’t went up against a good defense yet.
That all changes this Saturday when they head to The Swamp to face the Gators. We’re interested to see what game plan LSU comes up with for one of the top defenses in the country.
Don’t sleep on Texas A&M
When Texas A&M and Missouri joined the SEC, many people questioned if they would be physical enough to play in the SEC. Well Missouri has proved they aren’t, but Texas A&M is proving they are. The Aggies are 3-1 after giving Arkansas a 58-10 beating on Saturday. The play of QB Johnny Manziel aka “Johnny Football” has been terrific and the thing about all this is this team is very young. It will be interesting to see how they play against LSU and Alabama because right now the Aggies are on a roll.
Looks like another embarrassing year for the ACC
Outside of Florida State and Clemson, the rest of the ACC has been embarrassing during nonconference play. Georgia Tech loss at home to Middle Tennessee State, Virginia loss to Louisiana Tech at home, and Virginia Tech loss to Cincinnati in what was basically a home game in Maryland. It’s never a good thing for your conference when Duke is tied for 1st place in one of your divisions.
West Virginia’s offense is elite, but their defense is below average
Yes, Geno Smith and the Mountaineers offense put up record breaking numbers over the weekend, but their defense is a concern. When you give up 700 total yards of offense against a Baylor team that is rebuilding, that’s a red flag in our opinion. The Mountaineers will be tested this week as they play the Texas Longhorns whose defense is light years better then Baylor. It will be interesting to see if they will be able to slow down the Longhorns offense to give more chances for their offense because they are going to need them.