We Still Got it!

Teams that took a big hit in week one but bounced back in week 2.

#22 Miami Hurricanes

The Canes came into the season ranked #8 in the pre-season polls. After the magical season they had last year many people had high hopes for the canes coming into this season, but after Miami got beat handedly by LSU, it further proved that Miami is not back but closer to the top.

Miami’s biggest question coming into the season was quarterback, and it still is. For the first time, Miami fans got to see N’kosi Perry take a snap under center. He was the highly recruited QB from South Florida. In his debut on the field against Savannah State, Perry was 9/14 for 93 yards and 3 touchdowns. He did throw and interception too, but it was good to see the red shirt freshman get the opportunity to prove himself against live competition no matter who the competition was.

Miami’s defense debuted the new Turnover chain. The chain has sparked a trend throughout football, that is by far the hottest trend this year. That’s is kinda what Miami is known for setting trends. The defense had it out all game Saturday. The Canes had a forced 2 Int, 2 Force fumbles, a blocked punt and kick.  The Canes made their home opener truly a great one.

#21 Michigan Wolverines

Last week Michigan took a big loss to their rival Notre Dame. The wolverines looked to get back on track with a win vs in-state competition Western Michigan. Ole Miss transfer, Shea Patterson, came out to play. He was 12/17 for 125 yards and 3 touchdowns. Michigan running backs had a field day as well. Karan Higdon had 156 yards on the ground on just 13 carries. he had half of the 308 total rushing yards for the Wolverines.

Defensively, the Wolverines held the broncos to just 3 points. The Broncos were out matched by the Wolverines. It will be interesting to see how the Wolverines play the rest of the season because the next 4 games should be wins, but after the Maryland game, the season really begins.

#13 Penn State

After their close win in overtime against Appalachian State, the Nittany Lions bounced back this week with a dominating performance over in-state rival Pitt Panthers, 51-6.  Although Pitt out rushed Penn State, it was Penn State’s passing defense that would not allow anything through the air. The Nittany Lions defense gave up only 55 yards to the Panthers, compared to last week where they gave up 270 yards through the air. James Franklin must have went off on the defense this week in preparation for Pitt.

Penn State will play #4 Ohio State in two weeks. Their secondary needs to be ready and their running game needs to be better. Hopefully the Nittany Lions can continue their play when they head to Columbus.

(Feature Photo Credit: Michigan Football Twitter)

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