Our attempt to go 3-0-1 versus the spread this weekend was crushed in USC’s 14-28 loss to Washington. We caught the line at 10, but obviously, that wasn’t enough. Table Seven is now 2-1-1 versus the spread.
USC lost by 14 to Washington, are you shocked? Washington does have a good team this year, but I thought for sure USC was going to come closer than 14. Senior WR, Michael Pittman Jr. did have a touchdown, but he was the only one the trio that did. Turnovers really ruined USC’s chances as quarterback Matt Fink threw three interceptions. With this win, the Huskies improved their record to 4-1. The Trojans are now 3-2, and this is their second loss on the road.
In general, it was an amazing weekend of college football! The Tar Heels played an outstanding game against the number one team in the country, Clemson. The game was a 14-14 tie in the fourth quarter until Clemson scored and took the lead for the first time in the game. Then, North Carolina came right back and scored. The score was 21-20, Clemson was winning by one point. The Tar Heel coaching staff decided to go for the 2-point conversion, and QB Sam Howell was stuffed short. The game ended 21-20, Clemson won, and I’m still trying to figure out for the life of me, why the decision to go for two? Why? Why would you play your ass off for four quarters against the best team in the country, and then gamble the game away at the very end? It didn’t make sense to me, it really felt like UNC just gave Clemson the game. They could’ve kicked the extra point and battled it out in overtime. Obviously, if they converted, it would’ve been the best call ever, but c’mon. If you don’t need two, you don’t go for two.
Michigan beat Rutgers 52-0, and that’s exactly what Michigan needed to do this week. Wisconsin looked terrible in their throwback uniforms, but the odd look brought them good luck in their game against Northwestern. It was a 24-15 win for the Badgers. Kellen Mond led Texas A&M to a 31-27 victory over the Razorbacks, and Arizona upset number fifteen California 24-17. Earning respect on the field was our call to Notre Dame this week, and they answered by beating (18) UVA 35-20.
Alright my good friends. Week five has come and gone, and the overall picture of who’s who in NCAA College Football is starting to come into focus. We picked Washington to win their game against USC, and they did, but we also picked USC to cover the 10 point spread, and they didn’t. That’s okay though, it’s early. The upset this week definitely goes to Arizona in their win over Cal, and we’re happy to send some respect in Notre Dame’s direction for beating (18)UVA by fifteen. Don’t forget to check back Thursday, October 3rd, for the Table 7 Top 6, and our Week Six, NCAA College Football Feature Game Preview. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.