August 9, 2022

Weekly Analysis 2021: post week 8 superlatives

Bowl Season 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.