Week 3 Roundup: 3 Things That Matter, Winners, Losers, Overrated, Underrated

Week 3 Roundup: 3 Things That Matter, Winners, Losers, Overrated, Underrated

Week 3

Week 3 Roundup: 3 Things That Matter, Winners, Losers, Overrated, Underrated


3. The Most Overrated Thing Was …

The gushing over the Oklahoma offense … to a point.

686 yards and 49 points against Houston. 733 yards and 70 points against South Dakota. 611 yards and 48 points against UCLA. So far, Oklahoma is dominating the college football world with the offense working better than ever.

So far this season, the Sooners have cranked up 2,030 yards and 167 points. Last year at this time against a better first three games – only because Iowa State was in the mix – OU generated 1,654 yards and 149 points.

In the first three games of 2017, Baker Mayfield and the boys – to be fair, that team played Ohio State on the road – generated 1,797 yards and 143 points.

Sorry to lose you in the numbers, but the Oklahoma offense is humming and Jalen Hurts has the Heisman to lose. However, there hasn’t been a game yet against a team like the 2017 Buckeyes or the 2018 Cyclones, and South Dakota is currently 0-3 and getting destroyed by everyone.

Essentially, Oklahoma hasn’t played anyone so far.

Houston is nice, but LSU went to Austin and beat Texas.

UCLA in the Rose Bowl is at least a brand-name program in a big setting, but it’s not like dealing with a top-ten caliber Texas A&M team, or going to Syracuse, like Clemson has had to do.

Ohio State’s win over Indiana on the road is better than anything OU has come up with so far, as is Alabama’s win at South Carolina – go ahead and throw the victory over Duke into that mix, too.

Georgia had an SEC road game against Vanderbilt, and Notre Dame’s best win so far is at Louisville, so it’s not like all of the top teams have been pushed so far, but the Bulldogs and Irish play this weekend and Oklahoma faces an okay-not-great Texas Tech.

But now the real fun kicks in. Considering Kansas just whacked around Boston College, there isn’t a total free-space game left on the schedule – a trip to Lawrence comes up after dealing with the Red Raiders.

The Oklahoma machine won’t slow down or stop, but is this really the best O in the Riley era, and is Hurts really the best player in America?

Maybe. But we all need the Texas showdown on October 12th to do a true compare and contrast with the rest of the 2019 superstar programs.

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