College football season is in full bloom as we enter week three of the season! Bookmark our college football page and also take a look at our latest Top 25 poll. In our Tuesday roundtable, we discussed three teams that need to right the ship ASAP. TSS associate editors Bart Doan and Terry Johnson join staff writer Kevin Causey as we continue our roundtables by taking a look back at week two…
Question: Which college football team had the most impressive upset in week two?
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Sometimes you just have to grab the low hanging fruit and eat. It’s obviously Toledo. It’s both THAT they did it (only the second out of conference loss in Bielema’s tenure there) and HOW they did it. Full confession, with Arkansas driving needing only a touchdown, you figured they were going to get it done. We’ve seen this story too many times.
Toledo wasn’t having any of your logic or history. How they did it was without their star running back and by being a wrecking crew against what is considered one of the best offensive lines in the SEC as well as the country. It’s clear the Hogs flat out weren’t ready for that scrap in the trenches. So yeah, while it’s obvious, it was still impressive and completely gutting to an otherwise potential-laden seasons for Arkansas
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Toledo is a gimme. They win this award hands down. So let’s focus on somebody else….
We heard a lot about former Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman having a positive impact on the city of Houston this off-season. Two games into the season, we are seeing that impact realized.
Houston wasn’t bad last season but they didn’t have a signature win the size of the one they got on Saturday. They went to Louisville and came out with a win over Bobby Petrino and the Cards.
The Cougars now sit at 2-0 with an extremely workable schedule sitting in front of them. How far can Herman take these Cougars?
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At the risk of angering many Rocket fans, I’ll pick Bowling Green.
Let’s be honest: even the most optimistic Falcon fan had to have doubts about this game. After all, Maryland looked dominant at times in its season opener, scoring 37 straight points against Richmond. Couple that with the fact that Bowling Green hadn’t beaten a power 5 conference opponent on the road since 2008, when it defeated Pittsburgh 27-17.
None of that mattered on Saturday. After falling behind 13-6 at halftime, the Falcons scored 42 points in the second half to throttle the Terrapins 48-27.
So, what was so impressive about this victory?
Just look at the numbers. Bowling Green moved the ball down the field at will against Maryland, racking up 692 yards of total offense. Falcon QB Matt Johnson was virtually unstoppable, connecting on 35 of 56 passes for 491 yards and 6 TD’s. BG’s defense was equally impressive, holding the Terps to just 3 of 13 on third down conversions.
That’s an outstanding performance against a Big Ten opponent that played in the postseason last year. Had Toledo not upset Arkansas, everyone would be talking about this game.
Of course, the good news about that is it’ll add some extra fuel to the fire for this year’s Battle for I-75 Trophy. Go ahead an circle the calendar for November 17… you don’t want to miss this one!