Every single title contender has major flaws in their game as of this moment. Ohio State, the reigning defending champ, has been sloppy at times, and after the finally decided what everyone else already knew, that JT Barrett was the best option at QB, Barrett went and got himself arrested for driving drunk. He’ll miss the Minnesota game. Michigan State, another Big 10 title contender, has not played what I would not consider what I would call a complete game all season, and has had massive lapses on offense on defense. Iowa has been better than expected, and will likely be the West representative in the Big 10 title game, but their resume is flat, and they win ugly. The PAC-12 has Utah, who has not played consistently on offense all season, and Stanford, who nearly (and should have) lost to Washington State, and both teams already boast one loss each, with others to possibly come. We’ve already discussed how weak the Big 12 is on paper, and the four schools mentioned all have to play each other in November. The SEC is at a real vanilla point, and the East has been an abject disaster with Florida coasting to the divisional title, while the West has not been as strong as we thought it would be across the board. Alabama has already lost to Ole Miss, who in turn lost to Memphis, and LSU has really not played an important game as of yet. Auburn has been on a tumble, Arkansas is a train wreck, and Mississippi State is largely an enigma, as is Texas A&M. The ACC only has one legitimate contender for the national title in Clemson, but they are just starting to play their best football on offense, and the defense gave up 41 to NC State. If you can point at one of these teams as a legitimate front runner, than you are better than me.
This weekend, Navy QB Keenan Reynolds tied Montee Ball for the most all-time TDs during their career at 77. Who has the 3rd highest total? Answer Tuesday night!