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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Evolution of the NFL Roughing The Passer Rule

Looks accurate to me.  Gotta hand it to the NFL they are keeping their QB jerseys clean and increasing scoring while all of us simpletons continue to watch a shitty product.

SportsCrack CFB Top 10 Week 4

1) Alabama - The Tide continued to roll last week with a cucking of Jimbo Fisher and his Aggies in Tuscaloosa 45-23.  Tua put up more Heisman Trophy numbers and will probably play a half or less this week vs the Ragin Cajuns and should pad those Heisman numbers with a October schedule that consists of Arkansas, Mizzou and the wretched Tennessee Volunteers.  If you are a betting man put all your money on Tua and the Heisman at +115.

2) Clemson -  Finally Dabo quit with the dog and pony show and named freshman Trevor Lawrence his starting QB this week (and for the rest of his college career) after he dismantled Georgia Tech 49-21 in the Flats.  Kelly Bryant is a nice QB and all but he can't spin like Lawrence.  This week Clemson continues to roll with a revenge game with Syracuse coming to town.

3) Georgia - As I said last week Georgia cruised to an easy win over Mizzou in Columbia 43-29.  Jake Fromm looked his normal stellar stuff but the run defense from the Dawgs was a bit concerning giving up over 170 yards.  They will get a chance to shore it up and make head coach Kirby Smart not fume by beating the ever living piss out of "rival" Tennessee who comes in to Athens as a 32.5 point underdog.

4) Ohio State - Urban returned to the sideline after his 3 game suspension and the Buckeyes didn't skip a beat in dismantling Tulane 49-6.  QB Dwayne Haskins continued his Heisman push by throwing for over 300 yards and 5 TDs in the first half.  This week the Buckeyes travel to Happy Valley for a "White Out" game vs Penn State.  ESPN's GameDay crew will be there so I'm sure we get to hear about Urban and his lying and blah blah blah.  It won't matter because I think the Buckeyes roll in this game.

5) Stanford - Ok I will say it because we all know it.  Stanford got extremely lucky.  They should have lost to Oregon in Eugene but the Ducks got cute instead of just taking a knee and the Trees made them pay for it by coming back and winning in overtime.  Don't look for that luck to extend into this weekend as Stanford travels to Notre Dame who should know how to take a fucking knee.

6) LSU - The Tigers were in a little bit of a fight going into the 4th quarter with Louisiana Tech but pulled away with a convincing 38-21 win.  This week they better watch out for an upset special at home as they take on Ole Miss who rebounded last week after taking that redheaded stepchild beating vs Bama the week before.

7) Oklahoma - I had to drop the Sooners a couple of spots after that lackluster performance vs Army in Norman winning 28-21 in OVERTIME.  Kyler Murray was stellar as usual.  Oklahoma gave up over 330 yards rushing to Army and needed an INT in OT to seal the game.  Maybe it was an one off game but all of a sudden the Sooners look very beatable the next two weeks vs Baylor and Texas.

8) Notre Dame - After pedestrian offensive performances the first 3 weeks of the season head coach Brian Kelly made the difficult decision to bench starter Brandon Wimbush and roll with Ian Book and it paid off with an offensive explosion in Wake Forest with a 56-27 victory.  Book threw for over 300 yards and accounted for 5 TDs vs a rather shitty Wake Forest defense and will get a true test this week as Stanford rolls into town for the first ever top 10 matchup at ND Stadium since the Bush Push game in 2005.

9) West Virginia  - The Mountaineers make their top 10 debut replacing Va Tech who inexcusably lost at home to Old Dominion.  QB Will Grier threw for 5 TDs in a convincing 35-6 win over Kansas State to move to 3-0.  This week they will get to prove their worthiness of top 10 material when they travel to Lubbock to face #25 Texas Tech.

10) Auburn - Auburn rebounded after their close loss to LSU the week before by beating Arkansas 34-3.  The Razorbacks are terrible so don't put too much stock in that final score.  Auburn has to get their offense clicking if they want to be serious SEC West contenders.  They needed special teams plays and their defense to beat Arkansas and that won't work for the long haul.