Monday, September 15, 2014

College Football 2014: Week 3 Pass/Fail Report

With week three now firmly closed out an in the books, it's time to see who earned a passing, or a failing grade for the week...

Louisiana Tech: The Bulldogs jumped to a 42-7 lead over North Texas in 42-21 win.
BYU: Ranked #2 in our PRS last week, BYU solidified top ten spot in 33-25 win over Houston.
Cincinnati: Last FBS team to start season gets 6 TDs from Gunner Kiel, pounds Toledo.
Baylor: Bryce Petty plays like back is just fine, Bears roll at Buffalo.
Bowling Green: Needed a big win after slow start, beats Indiana, adds to Big 10 woes.
Ohio State: Needed a bounce back, got it in 66-0 thumping of Kent State. Barrett tosses 6 TDs.
Marshall: Picked a great time to wake up in 44-14 rout of Ohio.
Missouri: After slow first half, Tigers take off under Maty Mauk's 4 TDs.
Boise State: Let U Conn get close in 3rd, put them away in the 4th. Broncos are growing.
East Carolina: Shane Carden leads his Pirates to season changing win at Va. Tech.
Georgia Southern: Eagles should be 3-0. Despite loss, proved that they can play.
FIU: Lost to Pitt, but showed grit and growth in loss. This was a positive moment.
Syracuse: Thought the Orange would fall to C. Michigan. Blasted the Chippies by 37. Nice win.
West Virginia: Clint Trickett went wild on Maryland, avenged embarrassing loss from 2013.
Virginia: Win over Louisville turns down heat on London, but storming the field? Come on...
Oregon: Ducks toy with Wyoming early, then turn on the jets in 48-14 win.
Colorado State: Cruised over terrible UC-Davis club, warms up for more MWC play.
Indiana State: Sycamores got a huge FBS win over in-state Ball State. MVFC has been great!
UAB: Early two score deficit to Alabama A&M was worrisome, but Blazers came back strong.
Duke: Crushed Kansas. Blue Devils looking good early, like I thought they would.
Miami: Scored 20 in 1st against Arkansas State, won by 21. Solid showing against pesky team.
NC State: I knew 1.5 point favorite wasn't enough. Pack blasts USF by 32.
Arkansas: Hadn't beaten a Power Five team in 2 years. Did so in style in 21 point win over Tex. Tech.
Iowa State: Paul Rhoades dials heat meter down in thrilling 20-17 win over Iowa.
South Carolina: Saved their season pure and simple in 38-35 win over Georgia.
Ole Miss: May keep our #1 spot in the PRS after blowout win over Ragin Cajuns.
Mississippi State: Went on the road to bounce South Alabama by 32. Schedule gets tougher.
TCU: Gave Big 12 a dominant power five win, and set themselves up for solid conference run.
Washington: Really came of age by hammering listless Illinois at home.
Western Michigan: PJ Fleck has his kids playing much better. May be tough out in the MAC.
Alabama: You never really thought they'd get a fail against Southern Miss did you?
Northern Illinois: No Jordan Lynch, no problem. Huskies scoring in buckets in 48-34 win.
M. Tennessee: Raiders get huge early CUSA win over W. Kentucky in 3 OT, 50-47.
Oklahoma State: Had no problem handling a pesky UTSA club at home. Better than expected so far.
Utah State: Jumped out big against Wake Forest, held on late for Power 5 win, even if Wake sucks.
FAU: Huge win out of conference against flailing Tulsa club. Owls are growing as a team finally.
Abilene Christian: 0-2 FCS squad in transition from D2 beats Troy. Enough said.
Kentucky: Sometime you win by losing, as Wildcats showed huge improvement in falling to Florida.
Florida: Gators showed signs of life in hanging on to beat Kentucky. Muschamp needed this one.
UTEP: Won't win many this season, so beating rival NMSU is a good thing.
Boston College: Ran through and around USC, and cam up with big plays when needed in 37-31 win.
Tulane: Very well could have lost to SE Louisiana, but came away with 35-20 win instead. Kudos.
Oklahoma: Sooners jumped out early, controlled game in 34-10 win over Tennessee.
Navy: Tago Smith steps in for injured Keenan Reynolds, leads Middies to 35-21 win at Texas State.
Washington State: If anyone needed a 38 point win over a Big Sky team, it was the Cougs.
UCLA: All hail Jerry Neuheisel. Steps in for injured Hundley, breathes life into Bruins win.
Texas: Played admirably in 20-17 loss to UCLA coming off 34 point thumping by BYU.
Texas A&M: Kenny Hill tosses 4 more TDs in 28 point hammering of Rice. Johnny who?
Nebraska: Bounced back big from McNeese scare with huge win at Fresno State. Alive and well.
Arizona: Wildcats played tough against spunky Nevada in 7 point win.
Hawaii: Don't get used to this. A win is a win in 27-24 edger over Northern Iowa.

North Texas: Off of a huge win over SMU, UNT falls flat at home in 21 point loss to La. Tech.
Houston: Cougars were supposed to be a Group of Five power, now just 1-2 to start season.
Toledo: Can't win against bigger foes, gets blown out in second straight game.
Buffalo: Just another piece of MAC's bad week. Jeff Quinn's back on the hot seat.
Indiana: Hoosiers indicative of how bad the Big 10 is as they fall to Bowling Green.
Ohio: Bobcats cannot score on anyone, and gets drubbed by Marshall.
UCF: Played tough for a half, then disappeared. Knights are trying to find an identity.
U Conn: Bob Diaco's Huskies have a long way to go. Let Boise get away in 4th.
Virginia Tech: Followed up Ohio State road win with ECU home loss. Michael Brewer was awful.
Georgia Tech: Allowed Ga. Southern back in, blew 35-10 lead. Should not have happened that way.
Pittsburgh: Beat FIU, but not before struggling wildly. This was a wakeup call.
Central Michigan: Followed 21 point win over Purdue with 37 point loss to Syracuse. Slide is next.
Maryland: Terps couldn't stop Clint Trickett, or children on tricycles. Gives up 40 to WVU.
Vanderbilt: Dores have used 4 QBs, barely holds off abysmal U Mass club by a FG.
U Mass: Can't win the close ones, or any others apparently. Fell to Vandy 34-31.
Louisville: Losing to UVA wasn't supposed to happen. Cardinals could be in trouble moving forward.
Air Force: Gave up 28 second half points to Georgia State, barely hangs on in 48-38 win.
Georgia State: I get it Panthers, you have a great offense. Your defense is awful.
Wyoming: Scoring has been an issue all season, and it was against Oregon as well in 48-14 loss.
Ball State: Losing to FCS team is bad enough, losing to Indiana State only makes it worse.
Kansas: Charlie Weis can quit anytime he likes now. Seriously, anytime he likes.
Michigan: Miami (OH) lost to EKU last week, so why did Wolverines struggle to beat them?
Miami (OH): Just another crappy week at the office, as Redhawks fall flat in 2nd half.
Arkansas State: Red Wolves could have made a solid showing, but gave up 20 in 1st in 21 point loss.
USF: Willie Tagget should've just stayed at Western Kentucky. This job is too much for anyone.
Texas Tech: GQ coach has no QC in 21 point loss to Arkansas. That's right...Arkansas.
Iowa: Ferentz is a bonehead. Worst time out call ever hands Iowa State 20-17 win in Iowa City.
Georgia: From national darling to questionable in one week after 38-35 loss to South Carolina.
UL-Lafayette: Terrence Broadway looked more like off Broadway in horrible loss to Ole Miss.
South Alabama: Made a ton of noise about getting Miss. State at home, but never showed up.
Minnesota: Added to Big Ten, road woes by getting crushed at TCU.
Illinois: Speaking of Big Ten woes, there's always the Illini. Got blasted at Washington.
Stanford: Beat Army 35-0, but looked lifeless at times doing so. Something is missing.
Army: Vaunted run game never got off the bus in 35-0 loss at the Farm.
Idaho: Showing more life this season, but wins aren't coming. Home loss to W. Michigan.
Southern Miss: You never really thought that the Eagles would earn a pass at Alabama, did you?
Old Dominion: Sure they won, but they are looking lifeless against inferior competition.
Eastern Michigan: Loss to Old Dominion, another fail. Same ole, same ole.
UNLV: Rebels giving up big points to FBS teams. Looks like it's back to losing ways in Vegas.
W. Kentucky: Toppers need a defense to match offensive machine. Gave up 50 this week.
UTSA: After some grinding games the first few weeks, OK. State was too much to bare.
Wake Forest: Another embarrassing loss. Deacons should've fired Grobe years ago.
Tulsa: After impressive opening win over Tulane, Tulsa has fallen flat. Blankenship to hot seat.
LSU: Another shutout winner earns a failing grade after listless 1st half performance.
UL-Monroe: Could have used some offense in 31-0 loss to LSU. Horrible.
Troy: Larry Blakeney can follow Charlie Weis to the quitting line after loss to Abilene Christian. 0-3.
Notre Dame: Had to struggle to beat a Purue team that lost by 21 to C. Michigan. Enough said.
Purdue: 0-3 start and loss to Irish. Nothing good to glean from this.
Penn State: Trailed Rutgers by 10 at the half, scored only 13 in win. Not a good showing.
Rutgers: Gary Nova, pick machine, returns to the front. The real Nova stood up with 5 INTs in loss.
New Mexico State: Aggies faded fast in 18 point loss to arch rival UTEP.
USC: Come on...who really thought that BC had a shot to beat USC. This was a terrible loss.
SE Lousiana: FCS power should've hammered Tulane, but lost by 15.
Tennessee: Vols were a big Dog heading into Norman, proved why in 24 point loss to Oklahoma.
Texas State: Had Navy without their star, still failed to capitalize on it in 14 point home loss.
Rice: Owls never had a chance in 4 score loss to Texas A&M. Never got close.
Arizona State: May have beaten Colorado by 14, but lost Taylor Kelly...for a lengthy while.
Colorado: Showed no spark against ASU in PAC-12 loss. Thought Buffs would be better than this.
Nevada: Solid team had a real shot against PAC-12 target, but gave it away.
Northern Iowa: another FCS team that let opportunity run away in loss to Hawaii. Shameful.

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