Oh, the humanity of it all! As Alabama continued to blast away at a very tough LSU defense on Saturday night in Baton Rouge, the CBS commentators were rightfully impressed with the offensive talent of the Crimson Tide.
Coach Nick Saban’s quarterback, running backs, and wide receivers are wonderfully blessed with talent.
But, oh, those horses up front! The offensive and defensive linemen for Alabama are special and will be playing football in the NFL soon, too.
They made a very good LSU team, playing in front of their very loud and exuberant fans, look like a high school opponent as these Crimson Clydesdales dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball.
The 29-0 final score was a testament to the effort and fight shown all night by a proud LSU defense trying to contain Alabama. Alas, LSU’s offense arrived DOA at Tiger Stadium and rarely crossed midfield despite the urging of the Tigers’ 102,000 assistant coaches in the stands.
Alabama rightfully remains the top team in this week’s SwampSwami.com Top 25 rankings. None of the four undefeated teams (Bama, Clemson, UCF, and Notre Dame) lost, so they remain my current BCS Final Four (if the season ended this week, that is).
Special “guts” kudos this week to West Virginia (7-1 and #10 in this week’s poll) for going for the two-point conversion and the victory late Saturday afternoon at 6-3 Texas. The Mountaineers said they were prepared to go for the win as they did not want to play an overtime game in Austin, Texas. After a stunning loss earlier this season to Iowa State, West Virginia knows it must run the table to have a chance at a BCS slot.
Though Michigan (#8 in my poll this week) blasted a Penn State team playing with a hobbled QB (Trace Mc”Sore”ly injured his knee last week vs. Iowa), your SwampSwami is still suspect of trusting Michigan just yet. They haven’t won (shared) a national college football championship since 1997. Show me something, Wolverines!
Time to check out the entire list of the SwampSwami.com College Football Top 25 rankings for the week ending November 3, 2018:
|#||Team||W||L||2017 AP Rank||Best win/loss in 2018|
|5||Georgia||8||1||34-17 over 7-2 Kentucky|
|6||Oklahoma||8||1||28-21 over 7-2 Army|
|7||Washington State||8||1||28-24 over 6-3 Utah|
|8||Michigan||8||1||42-7 over 6-3 Penn State|
|9||Ohio State||8||1||27-26 @ 6-3 Penn State|
|10||West Virginia||7||1||42-41 @ 6-3 Texas|
|11||Utah State||8||1||56-17 @ 6-5 Hawaii|
|12||UAB||8||1||28-7 @ 6-3 La. Tech|
|13||Cincinnati||8||1||34-30 over 6-3 Ohio U.|
|14||Buffalo||8||1||36-29 @ 5-4 Temple|
|15||Fresno State||8||1||49-27 over 5-4 Toledo|
|16||LSU||7||2||36-16 over 8-1 Georgia|
|17||Army||7||2||42-13 @ 8-1 Buffalo|
|18||Syracuse||7||2||51-41 over 6-2 NC State|
|19||San Diego State||7||2||19-13 @ 7-2 Boise St.|
|20||Boise State||7||2||56-20 @ 7-2 Troy|
|21||NC State||6||2||28-23 over 6-2 Boston C.|
|22||Kentucky||7||2||26-16 @ 6-3 Florida|
|23||Boston College||7||2||27-14 over 5-4 Miami Fla|
|24||Troy||7||2||35-27 @ 5-4 UL-Monroe|
|25||Houston||7||2||57-36 over 6-2 S. Florida|