McNeese State (1-0, 1-0 Southland)
This Week: @ Stephen F Austin (Southland)
Very strong start on the field with a 43-6 blowout of Incarnate Word, a tiny bible college in downtown San Antonio. The cowboys uniforms, on the other hand, well...
Mississippi State (1 -1, 0-1 SEC)
This Week: vs. Northwestern State (Southland)
The Western Division Dawgs are left wondering what happened to Dak Prescott's ground game. The rules of ATVS also require that I show you State's pretty spectacular Jericho-inspired video board intro from the LSU game.
Auburn (2-0, 0-0 SEC)
You don't just host Ohio Valley Superpower Jacksonville State and not expect them to take you all the way to OT. Our friends on the Plains can hardly believe what they are seeing (that's an eye pun, you'll get it in a minute)
Syracuse (2-0, 1-0 ACC)
This Week: vs Central Michigan (MAC)
A ho-hum 30-17 win vs Wake Forest in the Orange's ACC opener, but that's what Syracuse needed to break in a new freshman QB who suddenly has to carry the load for the season.
Eastern Michigan (1-1, 0-0 MAC)
This Week: vs. Ball State (MAC)
I'm going to go ahead and say it: NO ONE on LSU's schedule had a better week than the Eagles. After years of wandering in the D1 basement, Eastern Michigan rose up and throttled Group of 5 darling Wyoming on the road, 48-29. It was the Eagles 1st OOC road win since 1988(!) and they were starting a backup QB to boot. How do you celebrate this appropriately? BEER AT HOME GAMES.
South Carolina (1-1, 0-1 SEC)
This Week: at UGA
Has Tee Time finally come for the OBC? After giving Kentucky their first road win in 6 years (and their first back-to-back wins over USC in seemingly forever) and having starting QB Conner Mitch go down for a majority of the season, many are saying Spurrier has been backed into a corner he will not escape. UGA is a 17 point favorite this week, the first time that line has been larger than 10 points in almost a decade.
Florida (2-0, 0-0 SEC)
This Week: at Kentucky
Florida managed to escape the ECU Pirates, 31-24, mostly thanks to an unfortunate fumble by ECU's QB on their final drive. But no one's going to remember that because Jim McElwain lost his damn mind.
Western Kentucky (2-0, 0-0 C-USA)
This Week: at Indiana (B1G)
The Hilltoppers brought the fireworks in a Thursday night shootout, besting La Tech 41-38. WKU's QB can put up some video game numbers, so I expect a great show when they get down here for Homecoming.
Alabama (2-0, 0-0 SEC)
This Week: vs Ole Miss
Bama played a ho-hum game vs Middle Tennessee, 37-10, slowly choking the life out of the rent-a-win while showing absolutely nothing ahead of opening conference play
Arkansas (1-1, 0-0 SEC)
This Week: vs Texas Tech (BXII)
I'm going to paraphrase a friend of mine: I don't want to hear another damn word about how "big" and "physical" Arkansas' lines are after they managed to gain only 103 yards on the ground vs A MAC TEAM.
Ole Miss (2-0, 0-0 SEC)
This Week: at Bama
Chad "Machine Gun" Kelly continues to obliterate opponents, firing off for a crazy amount of points and yards in a 73-21 blowout. Does he have real fire power, or has the Rebels very weak opening slate left him shooting his way out of a wet paper bag? We'll see if his hand cannon has a high enough caliber to take down an elephant this week.
Texas A&M (2-0, 0-0 SEC)
This Week: vs Nevada
A&M looked a bit more normal as their offense was able to put away Ball St early, 49-3 at half, then gave up some scores with their 2nd team in for the 56-23 final.Frankly, the biggest thing to happen to A&M was Arizona St fighting to keep their head above water vs Cal Poly, taking a significant amount of shine off of the Aggies opening week win.