We’ve hit the point of the season where you’re either in form or you’re not. Contenders and pretenders are being separated now, and we’re just a few weeks away from the first playoff poll of the season. On to the recap…
While I don’t completely understand what Adidas is trying to do with the U’s uniforms, this is my uniform of the weekend:
Miami wearing what Adidas is calling "305 Ice" uniforms tonight vs Cincinnati pic.twitter.com/gQXQD2Mhk4
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 1, 2015
And these helmets from Arizona State (who had a HUGE win over UCLA) are awful, regardless of what Nate_ASU says:
When Saturday started, I thought it could be prime for upsets. There were a few, but the close calls were the big stories. Ohio State, Clemson, Michigan State struggled with decent opponents. Others struggled with doormats…
— Tennessean (@Tennessean) October 4, 2015
Speaking of separating contenders from pretenders…
It's October…the time we can stop pretending the Mississippi teams are for real
— Jonathan Akin (@Jonathanakin) October 4, 2015
There were a few big hits this week, and the kickers even got in the act:
The best kicker tackle ever from Clemson https://t.co/kui6g9bxCg
— Andrew Jerell Jones (@sluggahjells) October 4, 2015
Another big story this weekend was the weather on the East Coast.
The conditions have deteriorated a bit for Louisville-NC State. pic.twitter.com/Tz0ItUbkP3
— Aaron Beard (@aaronbeardap) October 3, 2015
But who needs to be there when you can be at home with 5 games on TV?
— Scott Hanson (@ScottHanson) October 3, 2015
Or when someone thinks October is a good time to get married:
This is what happens when you schedule a wedding in Alabama during football season (Instagram/The_Owl_King) pic.twitter.com/Bx3HIFQqXv
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 3, 2015
A few miscellaneous items before getting to the two big games in our part of the country.
1 – Baylor highlight of the week just for Russ Rankin
Baylor WR Corey Coleman went for a high-five that clearly wasn't gonna land. https://t.co/y4iMTa4SqV
— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) October 3, 2015
2 – Dancing in the B1G…sigh…
— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) October 3, 2015
3 – The B1G…where the crowds, well, aren’t…
— Mike Griffith (@MikeGriffith32) October 3, 2015
4 – Oh, Kansas…
Kansas finally scores. The PAT bounces off the upright. The jokes, they write***** themselves. 24-6 Iowa State.
— LukeMeredith (@LukeMeredithAP) October 3, 2015
5 – Best ESPN GameDay sign…
6 – Band members…sigh
7 – Yeah…my top 25 would be similar.
My Top 25:
3. A box of coat hangers?
4. Baylor, I guess
6-25. Chosen at random by small children.
— Josh Bierman (@JRBierman) October 4, 2015
8 – Weekly Leonard Fournette Heisman Update:
— Belle Es You (@SouthernbeLLSU) October 4, 2015
LSU's Leonard Fournette will bring an SEC-record streak of 3 straight 200-yd rushing games into USC next week. Hide the women and children.
— David Caraviello (@dcaraviello) October 4, 2015
9 – Big crowd at Azusa Pacific…
— Jeff Pearlman (@jeffpearlman) October 4, 2015
10 – This doesn’t seem legal
Right this way to the end zone, sir. https://t.co/PBoweNM7vc
— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) October 4, 2015
Now, the big games. Alabama—Georgia and Clemson—Notre Dame.
First, Georgia was dumb.
Almost got ugly pre game. Alabama and Georgia players barking. Refs separate them. pic.twitter.com/0rzui88i5O
— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) October 3, 2015
So Saban went all…
By the time Georgia had buckled their chin straps…
— Georgia Bulldogs (@UGAAthletics) October 3, 2015
Had turned to this…
And IT GOT WORSE…
Both philosophically and meteorologically it is pouring on Georgia
— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) October 3, 2015
— Ryan McGee (@ESPNMcGee) October 3, 2015
— Noted Alabama Basketball Historian Hunter Johnson (@HunterLJohnson) October 4, 2015
— Jonathan Howe (@Jonathan_Howe) October 3, 2015
And the nightcap, which was only awesome because of the postgame production issue.
That shot of the SportsCenter anchors being live without them know was probably the greatest thing I've ever seen
— Kyle Bergen (@kyledbergen) October 4, 2015
Those few seconds of the SportsCenter guys sitting quietly in the set was among my favorite broadcast moments of the year.
— Juan José Vallejo (@jjvallejoa) October 4, 2015
— Benjamin Mason (@TheRealBenMason) October 4, 2015
And finally, because you don’t see six guys dressed as Dolphins enough, anymore…