NCAA Recap: What Really Happened in Week 3

Week 3 Recap
4-2 Straight Up Prediction 15-5 on the year
3-2-1 vs the spread last week 7-12-1 for the year

My still to early Top 10 through 3 weeks:
1.) Oregon
2.) Florida State
3.) Auburn
4.) Texas A&M
5.) Alabama
6.) LSU
7.) Oklahoma
8.) Michigan State
9.) Baylor
10.) Ole Miss

Central Florida @ Missouri
My Prediciton:
Missouri 31 UCF 26
Lean UCF +10
What Really Happened
Missouri 38-10
The game was back and forth early with the Knights jumping out to a 10-7 lead. That would be the last time we heard from the Knights. Missouri’s defense picked up in the second half causing pressure and creating 2 interceptions. I was interested in seeing Maty Mauk against the UCF secondary. The Knights held him to 144 yards passing. But he threw for 4 touchdowns. The yardage was more indicative of the short fields created by the turnovers. This was an impressive win for the Tigers.

East Carolina @ Virginia Tech
My Prediction:
Virginia Tech 27 East Carolina 17
Lean under 53.5
What really happened:
ECU 28 Va Tech 21
We questioned a hang over for the Hokies after the win @ Ohio State. That is exactly what happened. They dug themselves to big of a hole giving up 21 first quarter points. The Hokie offense struggled early. They made a comeback late to tie it at 21. The Hokie defense had an opportunity to give them a chance in OT but surrendered a 3 play 64 yard drive that resulted in the ECU winning touchdown with 16 seconds left to play.

Georgia @ South Carolina
My prediction:
Georgia 27 South Carolina 23
Lean South Carolina +6
What really happened:
South Carolina 38 Georgia 35
We thought this was a major desperation game for the Gamecocks and they played like it. Georgia had first and goal on the 4 with just over 5 minutes to go trailing by 3. They were unable to find the end zone and subsequently missed a 28 yard fg to tie the game. Gurley touched the ball once on that series of plays. Maybe the best back in the country who had over 120 yards only touching the ball once from the four has to be placed at the hands of offensive coordinator Mike Bobo and Coach Mark Richt. Credit South Carolina for playing desperate and Dylan Thompson throwing for 271 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Gamecocks stay alive in the SEC East.

Tennessee @ Oklahoma
My Prediction
Oklahoma 31 Tennessee 16
Leaned under 54.5
What really happened:
Oklahoma 34-10
Tennessee turned the ball over 3 times and showed their youth in Norman. Oklahoma put forth a solid effort on both sides of the ball. They head into Big 12 play with a lot of confidence. We called for turnovers to turn the tide and for Oklahoma to take control. That is what happened.

UCLA @ Texas
My Prediction
UCLA 30 Texas 17
Lean UCLA -7.5
What really happened:
UCLA 20-17
Brett Hundley, who was a Heisman hopeful heading into the year, was knocked out of the game in the first quarter. Former coach Rick Neuheisel’s son, Jerry Neuheisel took over. He threw 2 touchdowns including one with 3:00 minutes left with the Bruins trailing 17-13. Texas botched the opening coin toss. The Bruins won the toss and elected to defer to the second half. Texas then elected to go on defense to start the game, essentially giving the ball to UCLA to start both halves. Mack Brown really left Charlie Strong with a special bunch.

Penn State @ Rutgers
My Prediction
Penn State 34 Rutgers 20
Lean PSU -3
What really happened
PSU 13-10
In Rutgers first game in the Big Ten, they had a chance to take down the Nittany Lions. Both teams played sloppy leaving points and plays all over the field. Both defenses made plays and created turnovers. Penn State forced 5 interceptions in the victory. The Lions got another 300 plus yard game from Christian Hackenberg including another game winning drive. Hackenberg connected with Geno Lewis twice to set up Bill Belton game winning run including a 3rd and 13. Penn State improves to 3-0.

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