Clemson escapes after Lawrence goes down; LSU & Ohio State win; Next week’s big game prediction.

What a weekend in college football. Clemson almost loss, LSU and Ohio State won, and it’s Miami vs FSU week!!!!!!

Clemson Tigers

After a bad victory over Georgia Tech, Clemson’s head coach Dabo Swinny decided to make a change at quarterback and make former 5-Star freshman, Trevor Lawrence, the starting job over the incumbent Senior, Kelly Bryant.

Dabo made the change due to Trevor’s ability to throw the ball and move the offense a little better than Kelly could. But it can be noted that in the Texas A&M game, Trevor struggle in the game after he threw a touchdown on his first throw. It was Kelly who got the job done.

After Kelly was demoted, Dabo Swinny had made comments that he believed Kelly would stay on as the back-up, but Kelly had other plans. Kelly Bryant would text Dabo Swinny on Tuesday of this week that he would be transferring to another school. Kelly wants to go to a school where he would be able to play. Later, Kelly was interviewed and stated that the demotion was a “Slap in the face.” Kelly led the Tigers to 16 wins and only 2 losses. One loss was to Syracuse,  Kelly was knocked out the game early. The other loss was to Alabama where the offense became stagnant in that game.

Now Saturday comes, late in the second quarter, new starting QB Trevor Lawrence was knocked out the game with a concussion. The Tigers went from having a solid QB room to having the intendant 3rd-string QB come in and lead the Tigers back from a 10 point deficit to win. The Tigers run game helped with that win, but the Tigers now have a problem.

If Trevor can’t come back from injury, the Tigers are likely not to be favored to go to the college football playoffs. That’s why you always choose loyalty over anything. Kelly Bryant was never a distraction and won games. If he was losing game I understand the switch, but he was not.

Dabo has to figure this out before #23 NC State comes to Clemson.

LSU & Ohio State win

At some point in time you must acknowledge LSU as a legitimate playoff contender, but it’s not going to be today. LSU did win against Ole Miss, but it was not by as big of a margin as Alabama’s whipping a few weeks ago. LSU’s only chance at a playoff birth is if they beat Georgia and lose close to Alabama. That is the only way. The road to the playoffs has to go through Nick Saban for them.

As for Ohio State, the buckeyes won a close one against Big Ten foe, Penn State. The game went down to the end, but by watching the game I kinda new that Ohio State was going to pull it out. The Buckeyes did not play well until the end of the game. Penn State was playing well, but they were not scoring enough while Ohio State was having problems moving the ball.

Urban Myer looked too calm in this game for Ohio State to worry too much.  Penn State went up by 12 in the 4th, and it it still looked like Ohio State was not fazed at all. Penn State even gave this game the white out tag. All the fans at Beaver Stadium wore white and jumped around. The stadium at one point broke out into singing “Living on a prayer!” Now that’s a fan base.

Once again, the cream of the crop is rising to the top and the pretenders are showing themselves.

Big Game Predictions

It’s officially Miami vs FSU week and I must say that I am overly excited. Miami’s N’Kosi Perry will start for the second game in a row over Malik Roiser. Last week against North Carolina, Perry played well in the first half, compiling 125 yards and 1 touchdown on just  11 attempts. in the second half he was cold, well Mark Richt decided to run the ball more with Travis Homer and Deejay Dallas. both running backs carried Miami to the finish line offensively. Miami’s defense on the other hand ate, and they ate good. The Canes D had 6 forced turnovers and scored on 3 of those turnovers. Miami looks like they are preparing for the next step, which is consistency. FSU will be a great test for Perry and Miami’s developing players who are starting to make plays.

As for FSU, the Seminoles escape Louisville with a win after Louisville QB threw an interception on a drive where all Louisville had to do was run the clock out. The Seminoles were not stoping the run all game, but hey that’s Bobby Patrino problem. Louisville QB, Pass, also had a tough time completing deep ball throws to WIDE open receivers. Miami will not make that mistake. Jeff Thomas for Miami played but wasn’t a big factor against North Carolina since the ball was not thrown his way. That’s good for Miami since he was still recovering from dehydration in the FIU game a week before

My prediction is that Miami will win this game against Florida State. This game might be closer than Miami would like it to be, but this is not your ordinary rivalry like Oklahoma and Texas. FSU and Miami has sent so many players to the NFL it is ridiculous. Miami and Florida State players are from the same area, same high school, same everything. Miami will win this game: 34-24  



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