Originally Posted by MotoMan
That really holds no water because in college football it's anyones game.
I think it holds plenty of water. I give plenty of credit to Texas this year. They have executed against the competition put in front of them. My comment however, is that Colt McCoys numbers so far, have been against teams whose athletes are a far cry from the competition looming ahead. The spread offense was designed to give teams with less talent, the oppurtunity to get play makers in the open field and create mismatches to play with the big dogs. Well, when the big dogs (texas) run the spread against teams with lesser talent........its all she wrote. Guys running around wide open, and then when they try to make proper adjustments....it leaves the D to play straight up. Meanwhile Colt is runnign the Zone read, and rushing for 60-90 yards a game. (That won't happen against Big 12 teams, because they see the spread offense every damn week)
Originally Posted by Juiceweezl
OU has looked suspect at times this year, and although they won handily, I do remember them struggling for quite a while with a not so good Washington team.
They scored the first 3 times they touched the ball, and had a 34-0 halftime lead. As a fan who attended the game, and one who has now rewatched it several times on DVR...I dont ever remember them ever "struggling" in any way shape or form. I do however remember seeing Washington orchestrate 2 long scoring drives against the 2nd team D, after the Oklahoma starters were on the bench.
Originally Posted by Vertnut
I stand corrected...Cincinnati.
Scored 2 offensive TDs during the game. And 1 TD coming against 2nd/3rd team players, with cincinnati having to call time out with 3 seconds remaining with the ball on the 1 inch line.
So far the total on the season...the Oklahoma Defense has only given up 6 Total TDs. 3 of those were late in the game, against 2nd/3rd team players when the game was grossly out of hand.
Im not saying that Oklahoma is the Greatest team to ever play the game, nor am I saying that they are going to go undefeated this year.....but there is a reason, that this team is rated #1 for the first time since 2003. Its solid in all aspects of the game.
And FYI......That TCU defense is the best Ive seen on a football field, since USC in 2004, or Texas in 2005. They sold out to stop the run against OU...thats the only reason Bradford dropped 400+ yards on them.