The place had been you when Alabama AND Clemson each had been dropping at the the identical time Saturday, a circumstance rarer than a Will Muschamp seize over a ranked group?
What a loopy Three minutes that was, huh, earlier than Alabama restored scream and continued its assault on faculty youngsters carrying shoulder pads and the SEC file e ebook.
Talking of which, listed under are 10 points I’m utterly overreacting to after a wild Week 5 in and throughout the SEC.
10. Thanks, Slash!
As presently as Tua Tagovailoa threw his fifth TD move Saturday, I dropped my head, looking forward to the inevitable.
Then one thing inconceivable took place.
Three earlier instances, Slash Saban had pulled Tagovailoa presently after a fifth TD move. Saturday, he in the kill let the puny one seize an eraser to the Alabama file e ebook.
In reality, Saban gave Tagovailoa Three extra possessions to interrupt the one-sport file for TD passes.
He did, too. His sixth TD move got here on a 19-yard toss to Miller Forristall.
Extra info are coming. Tua has 23 TD passes already, larger than halfway to Drew Lock’s SEC file of 44.
It’s so mighty pleasing nobody is even timid that Alabama clean can’t kick or bustle the soccer.
9. DeVonta Smith is WR3?
Coming into Saturday, most efficient 7 avid gamers in the nation — and a pair of in the SEC — had larger than 5 TD catches this season.
Saturday, DeVonta Smith, Alabama’s No. Three receiver, caught 5 TD passes all by himself. Smith tied the SEC single-sport file and broke Alabama’s single-sport file.
Oh, he furthermore took over the group lead with TD catches this season, with 8.
Alternatively, he made it very, very clear afterward that Rock, Paper, Scissors had nothing to assign alongside together with his amount being known as so usually Saturday.
No, no. Can’t play that anymore, he mentioned. That almost all undoubtedly is not piece of The Course of.
8. Jalen Hurts is not QB2
My goodness, how mighty pleasing is Hurts having in Lincoln Riley’s offense?
Probably as mighty pleasing as I’m having looking at him assign his factor in Lincoln Riley’s offense.
Hurts threw for a occupation-extreme 414 yards Saturday. Important? I’d scream so.
He most efficient had 1 300-yard sport at Alabama — 347 towards Mississippi Reveal as a freshman. He already has 2 in 5 video games at Oklahoma and supreme missed a 3rd when he carried out with 289.
He has thrown Three TD passes in all Four of his video games as a Sooner, too.
Slash’s glad. Tua’s glad. Lincoln’s glad. Jalen’s glad. It’s like a Chuck E. Cheese birthday celebration in right here. Balloons for all people.
Take a look at that. Jalen clean isn’t glad. He received’t be glad until he’ll get his shot at Slash and Tua.
Oklahoma wins 55-16.
Jalen Hurts: “Ravenous” 😤
(via @JalenHurts) pic.twitter.com/gAREwzJkJ4
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 28, 2019
7. How did refs miss this?
Arkansas QB Slash Starkel took the heat after throwing an interception in the terminate zone. The announcers constantly questioned Starkel’s determination to throw into guests.
The place was he throwing it, they questioned?
Um, how about to Rakeem Boyd, who was tackled WWE vogue.
The announcers missed it. The refs missed it. It’s Arkansas, so nobody’s in actuality going to care, nonetheless this was a ugly no-identify. And it resulted in Starkel being knocked out of the sport.
This play goes from execrable to worse for Slash Starkel.
Throws an interception after which will get ran over on the once more terminate.
— Joseph Hoyt (@JoeJHoyt) September 28, 2019
Too execrable faculty soccer doesn’t cling the novel NFL rule permitting coaches to bid non-calls like this.
That’s too simple to purchase this surprising.
Happily, the soccer gods right away made it ethical. Texas A&M fumbled on the subsequent play, and Arkansas’ De’Jon Harris grew to rework it legitimate right into a scoop and discover TD.
Ball don’t lie isn’t final a basketball expression.
Sadly, karma couldn’t succor the Hogs when the once more seize missed each different apparent PI towards Texas A&M, this one on Arkansas’ remaining drive.
— Belle Es You (@SouthernbeLLSU) September 28, 2019
Given a few of the PI’s they known as towards Arkansas, it makes you marvel, doesn’t it?
I don’t decide it’s in the SEC’s most efficient pastime if we’re questioning.
Till it’s about this …
6. Is that this basically the most titillating yr in SEC soccer historic earlier?
The SEC has dominated faculty soccer for goodbye, we’re practically numb to it. The the leisure of the nation absolutely is over it. They hunt for holes, assign a question to nonconference schedules and genuinely bawl about SEC bias.
Even by the SEC’s ridiculous requirements, this yr is diversified. Acknowledge it. Treasure it. On benefit, it’s possible you’ll with out points argue that the SEC has Four of the 5 most efficient groups in the nation. On benefit, it’s possible you’ll argue the SEC deserves Three Playoff groups. That received’t occur, for positive, ensuing from the SEC presently will originate doing what no diversified convention can: beat the SEC’s most efficient groups.
However given the originate and the star power? This will likely perhaps even be basically the most efficient yr of SEC soccer in historic earlier.
5. Backside 5 of Energy 5
The worst of the outdated, in scream of ineptitude, ensuing from alphabetical scream is mighty too forgiving:
1. Virginia Tech (ACC):Shedding to Boston Faculty was execrable ample. Almost dropping to Furman wasn’t severely higher. Getting blown out by 35 at residence towards Duke? This Va. Tech group is so execrable it may per probability perhaps additionally in actuality lose to Virginia for the predominant time since 2003.
2. Rutgers (Important Ten):Outscored 82-0 in 2 Important Ten losses. Saturday: 10 first downs … nonetheless 9 penalties. One-hundred and 52 complete yards … nonetheless final 46 rushing. You in deciding to should know the loopy factor? Rutgers had the ball 29: 19. Moral shut it down, already.
3. Texas Tech (Important 12) secondary:What took place? The Crimson Raiders entered Saturday ranked No. 3 in the nation in move safety, having allowed final 401 yards and a pair of TDs in Three video games. Entire. Oklahoma topped each numbers and made them take into fable like they’d by no means carried out type out soccer.
A puny nonetheless telling instance:
THIRD TOUCHDOWN of the day for Oklahoma WR Ceedee Lamb 🔥 pic.twitter.com/G9NeN2cTIn
— NCAAF Nation (@NCAAFNation247) September 28, 2019
4. Wisconsin (Important Ten):The Badgers’ efficiency was OK, I command, if 9-level residence wins towards groups with a dropping file are your factor. Regardless, their apparel was totally injurious.
Is Wisconsin carrying the worst jerseys of all time at the present time? @danchadbourne
— Brian Frost (@shmyanshmoss) September 28, 2019
I had the the identical view, and I seen Florida’s gator-pores and pores and skin getup from a pair of years in the previous.
Who wore it higher? pic.twitter.com/VjUpZwthI8
— Adam Spencer (@AdamSpencer4) September 28, 2019
I haven’t considered Under Armour acquire one thing this ugly since the Curry 2 low “chef” sneakers.
5. Cal (Pac-12):Ranked group, undefeated, participating in at residence towards an unranked group. That’s a assured W for Slash Saban. The Bears? They misplaced by 7 to Arizona Reveal — formally ending the Pac-12’s Playoff hopes. There’s no method a 1-loss group from the Pac-12 is making the Playoff.
4. The Four Playoff groups are …
- No. 1 Oklahoma
- No. 2 LSU
- No. Three Alabama
- No. Four Clemson
Clemson survived a dismay final September towards Syracuse. A yr later, the Tigers survived each different dismay Saturday in Chapel Hill, when UNC went for the knockout nonetheless got here up speedy on a 2-level conversion try and misplaced 21-20. Utterly no bid with Mack Brown’s determination. You acquire one likelihood to knock out the king.
Leisure assured, had Clemson misplaced, the Tigers would cling wished loads of succor to beget the Playoff. The ACC final isn’t stable ample to warrant a 1-loss Playoff group. Even if it is Clemson. There’s final no justifiable loss in that league this yr.
The SEC is prepared on the ACC or Important Ten to stun Clemson or Ohio Reveal. That may supply the door for the SEC to purchase 2 groups in the Playoff.
3. As in, Auburn is in a position to cling Three wins over excessive 20 groups
These Tigers are a legit menace to seize the nationwide championship. It’s absurdly unfair that they’ll should play 6 groups this season that cling frolicked ranked No. 12 or higher — probably combating them from having a shot at mentioned nationwide championship.
Auburn already has overwhelmed Oregon (which was No. 11) and Texas A&M (which climbed as extreme as No. 12).
This line of defense is principally the most dominant in the nation, each bit as legitimate as Clemson’s was final yr. And every week, Bo Nix and Gus Malzahn resolve out a pair of extra packages to get your hands on the terminate zone. Nix grew to rework in a straightforward 300-yard sport towards Mississippi Reveal.
Subsequent week, they’re going to blast Florida for a 3rd W over a extremely-ranked group.
The SEC West has Three groups in a place to a hit the nationwide title. It’s a shame a minimal of two of them received’t acquire the substitute.
2. The place Clemson have to be in the AP Ballot
AP voters aren’t going to overreact to a halt identify Saturday. Nevertheless in precise truth, Clemson hasn’t carried out like a No. 1 group all season. The Tigers probably will slip to No. 2 in the once more of Alabama, alternatively it’s titillating to argue that LSU, Georgia, Auburn and Oklahoma haven’t been extra spectacular.
We’re 5 weeks in. Per probability this was the wakeup identify the Tigers wished. However as I identified in the preseason, misplaced in the hoopla of all of the points Clemson has carried out effectively, it has but to deal with prosperity effectively.
After a hit the title in 2016, the Tigers misplaced in the Playoff semifinal in 2017.
After a hit the title in 2018, will historic earlier repeat in 2019?
All people is looking at Trevor Lawrence. Inspiring ample. However Justyn Ross has 1 TD buy in Four video games. He had 9 final yr. If he’s quiet final a 6-Four decoy, Clemson isn’t virtually as unhealthy as a result of the group that blasted Alabama final yr.
1. Hello there, Slash, what assign you scream we let Tua plod for 7 at Texas A&M?
You don’t should reply to at the present time. Take cling of the week to give it some view …