Banner Logo
The Real Kato
About Me
Frozen Lunches
Sweat Pants Mom
Secret Agent Josephine

Most Recent

2020 October
2017 September
2017 June
2017 January
2016 November
2016 October
2016 September
2016 August
2016 January
2015 October
2015 September
2015 August
2015 January

All Categories 


Recent Comments
On College Football 2019: Final
Ken said:
Hey Dan, thanks for being my only subscriber! Yeah I'll be rooting for Penn State (Memphis is a weir...
On College Football 2019: Final
Dan* said:
Thanks for the great articles this year Ken! I hope the Big 19 kicks ass in the bowl games. See you...
On College Football 2019: Week 9 Preview
Almost 2 weeks later, and I finally watched my recording of the game. It's probably good that I didn...
On College Football 2019: Week 8 Preview
Dan* said:
Great summaries of the games as usual, Ken. Penn State struggled in a lot of phases, but I was encou...
On College Football 2019: Week 3 Preview
Dan* said:
Hey Ken. Glad you are back for another year of college football! As always, I appreciate the insight...

<< Previous: College Football 201... | Next: College Football 201... >>

College Football 2017 Week 1 Recap
Saturday, 2017 September 9 - 11:47 am
Michigan trounced Florida last week; N.C. State lost to South Carolina.

Michigan 33, Florida 17
This wasn't as close as the score indicates; Florida was in this game thanks to consecutive interceptions thrown by Wilton Speight. If not for those errant throws, this game could have been 47-3.

Michigan dominated on both lines of scrimmage, and beat Florida decisively in both the running and the passing games. It was a complete victory; afterwards, Florida coach Jim McElwain could only shake his head and say that Michigan was physically a superior team.

There was a lot to like offensively, with three different running backs all showing vision and speed. Ty Isaac seems to finally be showing us why he was a five-star recruit; he broke off multiple third-and-long runs by setting up his blocks and sprinting to daylight. Mason Cole and Ben Bredeson were road-graders on the left side of the line. The right side of the line was a bit shakier, with new right tackle Nolan Ulizio having a rough time with Florida's talented defensive ends. Not to worry, though; he'll have five weeks of cupcakes to refine his game.

On defense, the big surprise was that Don Brown brought out a legit, Rich Rodriguez and Jeff Casteel 3-3-5 stack defense, and actually knew how to run it. Those of you who paid attention back in the RichRod days remember Scott Shafer and Greg Robinson utterly lost trying to implement this defense; Don Brown seems to have perfected it on his first try. The defense left the Florida offense confused; the pinnacle came late in the game, when a missed assignment between the left tackle and left guard let Chase Winovich come through unblocked for a sack-fumble-touchdown.

N.C. State 28, South Carolina 35
Welp. This is not the year.

N.C. State thoroughly outgained South Carolina, but the difference in this game turned out to be the very first play: South Carolina returned the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown. Oh, and there was the inability to finish drives on offense, the two fumbles, and a general lack of consistency that doomed the Wolfpack in the end. It was a thoroughly disappoint start to what was supposed to be a good season.

N.C. State has two softer opponents before a showdown with FSU in week 4. Hopefully the team uses the time to work on special teams and ball security drills.

Notable Games
Maryland beat Texas 51-41; that was satisfying. So much for the Tom Herman hype. Alabama beat (up) Florida State 24-7, and knocked FSU QB Deandre Francois out for the season. UCLA came back from an astounding 34-point deficit to beat Texas A&M 45-44.
Permalink   Bookmark and Share
Posted by Ken in: sports


There are no comments on this article.

Comments are closed for this post.

Search This Site
Powered by FreeFind