College Football Week 2 Recap: Denard Robinson is Good

With each passing Saturday, we learn more and more about the college football landscape.  Yesterday was no different as the top teams (Alabama and Ohio State) took down their first challenges of the season, two teams in the top 25 went down (Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech), and the Heisman race started to take shape.

*Boise State can’t catch a break.  The one non-cupcake on their schedule lost to a FCS school in James Madison.  They upset Virginia Tech 21-16.  This is loss is potentially bigger for Boise State than it is Virginia Tech.  If the BCS bids come down to strength of schedule, Boise State will be on the short end of the stick yet again.

*Denard Robinson is for real.  He led the Michigan Wolverines over Notre Dame 28-24, scoring a last second touchdown.  Robinson set a school record with 502 total yards of offense (258 rushing, 244 passing) and 3 touchdowns altogether.  In the two games I have seen him play, it is apparent to me he is a better version of Michael Vick.  The kid is a lethal weapon and as long as he is on the field, Michigan is a very dangerous team.

*Alabama ripped Penn St to shreds without Mark Ingram to no one’s surprise.  Trent Richardson (Ingram’s backup) is a stud in his own right.  He carried the ball 22 times for 144 yards and touchdown.  It is scary to think of what Alabama is capable of having Ingram and Richardson in the same backfield.  It reminds me of Auburn’s one-two punch of Ronnie Brown and Cadillac Williams.  It is almost a certainty that Alabama will be back in the national championship game this season.

*#2 Ohio State rattled off 23 points in the second quarter to beat #12 Miami.  Terrelle Pryor did his best Denard Robinson impersonation with 223 yards passing and 113 on the ground and 2 touchdowns.  Ohio State is also a very dangerous team when Pryor stays within himself. The Buckeye defense is also one of the best in the nation as they forced 4 Miami turnovers yesterday.

*#10 Oklahoma looked real good against #17 Florida State.  Quarterback Landry Jones threw for 380 yards picking apart the Seminole defense throwing 4 touchdowns.  As a Texas fan, I can say that the Sooners are a scary team.  They have a solid quarterback in Landry Jones, a dynamic running back in DeMarco Murray who can run and catch, and a top tier wide out in Ryan Broyles.  The Longhorns have two weeks to get their act together for the Red River Shootout with Oklahoma.

*Scottie’s Heisman watch with their season stats.

1) Denard Robinson, QB Michigan. 430 yards passing, 2 touchdowns, 0 interceptions. 455 yards rushing, 3 touchdowns.

2) Kendall Hunter, RB Oklahoma State.  414 yards rushing, 6 touchdowns.

3) Terrelle Pryor, QB Ohio State. 480 yards passing, 4 touchdowns., 0 interceptions. 130 yards rushing, 1 touchdown.

4) DeMarco Murray, RB Oklahoma.  259 yards rushing, 4 touchdowns.

*The play of the weekend goes to Denard Robinson for his 87 yard touchdown run.  It was the longest run ever at Notre Dame stadium.  As you can see I am seriously sipping the Denard Robinson Kool-Aid.

*On tap for next week with my picks in parenthesis

#14 Arkansas @ #22 Georgia (Arkansas)

#15 Georgia Tech @ North Carolina  (North Carolina)

#8 Florida @ Tennessee (Florida)


One Response

  1. Denard Robinson and Pryor are the leading Heisman contenders at this point. They will both need to put up big numbers when they face each other and have a big win on their resumes to win.

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