Weekly Analysis 2021: post week 8 superlatives
The best game: Oregon over UCLA.
The coach I wish I was: Wake Forest Dave Clawson.
The coach I wouldn’t want to be: Virginia Tech’s Justin Fuente.
The team that impressed: Ole Miss.
The defensive slugest: Illinois over Penn State.
The offensive shootout: Alabama over Tennessee.
The team that disappointed: Penn State.
The Heisman favorite: Ole Miss’ Matt Corral.
The best conference: SEC.
The worst conference: ACC.
The best team: Georgia.
The underrated coach: SMU’s Sonny Dykes.
The overrated coach: Clemson’s Dabo Swinney.
The underrated player: Notre Dame’s Kyren Williams.
The breakout performance: Michigan’s two 100-yard rushers (Blake Corum, Hassan Haskins).
The biggest upset: Illinois over Penn State.
The upset no one saw coming: Miami over NC State.
The team that wants to hit the reset button: Northwestern.
The blowout everyone predicted: Ohio State over Indiana.
The underrated team: Wake Forest.
The overrated team: Oklahoma.
The feel-good story: Oregon State one win away from bowl eligibility.
The horror show: Arizona still winless on the season.
The must-see game in week 9: Michigan at Michigan State.
The team nobody’s talking about: San Diego State.
The team with an elite offense: Ohio State.
The team with an elite defense: Wisconsin.
The team that was desperate for a win: Kansas State.
The surprising blowout: Texas A&M over South Carolina.
The surprising close game: Illinois over Penn State.
The best comeback game: Oklahoma over Kansas.
The defense that got exposed: Purdue.
The coach with the most to prove: TCU’s Gary Patterson.
The dangerous Group of Five team: UTSA.
Cool in the clutch: Alabama’s Bryce Young.
Give that coach a raise: Pittsburgh’s Pat Narduzzi.
Man, they’re good: Michigan.
Wow, they’re bad: Clemson.