Week 0 Recap

Written by Scal

Week zero is in the books.  Went 1-1 with the teasers, so we broke even.  While there was not too much to take away from the week due to the less than stellar slate, there were some takeaways.  The good news is that week one starts Thursday, and the slate is loaded with amazing games, and some tasty spreads.  But before we dive too deep there, let’s see what happened in week zero

Nebraska is dead, and Scott Frost should have been fired after the game. When Frost arrived at Nebraska, it was thought he was going to give us the pre-2000 Nebraska powerhouse. Big Red was supposed to be back and dominant. This is not what happened. Frost is 12-21, going 9-18 in the BIG 10. Saturday may have been the icing on the cake. Fans were hopeful that this may have been the season Frost turned it around. Instead, Nebraska was embarrassed by a pretty bad Illinois team. If Frost makes it through the season I will be shocked. If he gets another year I will riot, and I’m not even a Nebraska fan. This team is dead.

UCLA is interesting.  The Bruins tore up Hawaii on Saturday, and the question to be asked is, could UCLA really be this good, or is Hawaii just that bad.  Chip Kelly showed off a two headed monster run game.  Zach Charbonnet went for 3 TDs and 106 yards on just 6 carries.  Brittan Brown had 1 TD and 76 yards on 13 carries.  The UCLA defense was also stellar, holding Hawaii to under 300 yards of total offense, and forcing two turnovers.  The downside to UCLA was the quarterback play.  Dorian Thomas Robinson was 10/20 for 130 yards and 1 TD. He missed a lot of easy and wide open passes.  The reason I focus so much on this Bruins team is due to the fact that they face off against the LSU Tigers this week.  That pick is coming later.

Not going to dive deep into the other games.  UTEP beat New Mexico State 30-3.  San Jose State looked good against a very bad Southern Utah team.  The defense of the Spartans was impressive.  UCONN looked as bad as we expected, losing 45-0 against a Fresno State team that I will be keeping an eye on this week as they play Oregon.  

Let’s gear up for a big time week 1.

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