Trending College Football Teams After Week Four
By Tyler Smith and Matt Hetzler
UConn: The Huskies are letting me down once again. USF was a game they needed to win in conference play and that didn't happen. Here's a few stats. 0-9 on third down, 44 rushing yards on 27 attempts Plays for UConn 36, plays for USF 71. Hard to win when you play that bad.
Next Up: Temple. This a game that the Huskies could win, but I trust the Owls more.
La Tech: The Bulldogs looked so good vs. North Texas and then they go down to Northwestern State. The reason for the loss? Here's what they did in the fourth quarter on offense (they were up 20-10 at the end of the 3rd quarter) fumble, punt, touchdown, fumble, interception. Three turnovers in the fourth quarter won't win you games.
Next Up: At Auburn. Before the meltdown vs. Northwestern State I thought, they could hang for a half. Now, I'm not sure.
Michigan: Brady Hoke may be on his way out. Four turnovers and the inability to score led to the Wolverines demise.
Next Up: Minnesota. Look for a bounce back this week vs. the Gophers.
Rutgers: The Knights out ran Navy which isn't an easy task. Only allowing Nova to throw 14 times is a good idea.
Next Up: Tulane. The Green Wave will be in trouble if the running attack continues.
Miss State: Dak Presscot announced himself to the world at Death Valley with 373 total yards and three touchdowns. The defense played well until the 4th quarter where they gave up three straight touchdowns.
Next Up: Bye.
Ga. Southern: The Eagles shutdown South Alabama at their house only allowing six points. Georgia Southern has looked impressive this season with only a one point loss to NC State and six point loss to Georgia Tech.
Next Up: Appalachian State. Two old FCS powers going at it I'll take the flying high Eagles.
Virginia Tech: Well the Hokies dropped their second straight home game. It’s crazy how the Hokies season has changed in just a couple of weeks. Brewer throwing three picks certainly didn’t help.
Next Up: Western Michigan. VT has a chance to bounce back after two disappointing weeks. Western Michigan isn’t a pushover but the Hokies should be able to win this one.
Florida: Florida came into the season with hype about having a chance in the SEC East. Alabama gave Florida a couple of gifts early but Florida’s offense was nonexistent. The defense gave up 645 total yards which is concerning for Muschamp and his staff. The Gators should be 0-2 in SEC play right now.
Next Up: BYE. Florida has a bye week before heading to Knoxville for a showdown with the Vols.
Michigan: It’s been a tough start to the season for coach Hoke. Utah was able to convert 4 Michigan turnovers into a win. The Michigan defense played very well, but Gardner and the offense struggled. They can’t win games if they don’t even score an offensive TD. Luckily for Hoke, he could save his job with a B1G Title.
Next Up: Minnesota. Michigan opens B1G play at home. The Gophers are going to give Michigan a test, but I think Michigan comes to play and gets a much needed W.
Mississippi State: The Bulldogs had the biggest win of the weekend at LSU. Mississippi State jumped out to a huge lead and was able to survive a great comeback attempt by LSU. Dak Prescott looked fantastic and we will see if the Bulldogs can build on this huge win.
Next Up: BYE. Mississippi State gets a bye week before a huge home game vs #6 Texas A&M. The cowbells will be ready for that one!
Indiana: A week after being upset at Bowling Green, the Hoosiers got a huge road victory over Missouri. Tevin Coleman had another impressive performance. This was a huge win heading into B1G play this weekend.
Next Up: Maryland. Indiana welcomes Maryland to the B1G in the opener for both teams. This is going to be an exciting game to watch. I give the Hoosiers a slight edge being at home.
Utah: With the road win at Michigan, the Utes are now 3-0. Utah simply were the much better team on Saturday. Utah is looking like they may be a factor in the PAC12.
Next Up: Washington State. Utah opens PAC12 play against the Cougars and a high powered offense. Washington State hung around with Oregon last week. I am going to lean toward Utah in this one.