Louisville got all they could handle from Western Kentucky on Saturday, but Bobby Petrino’s squad deserves credit for grinding out a win. We’re not sure it’s cause for much optimism for the Cardinals though.
The fact that Petrino’s offense only managed to throw for 88 yards against the Hilltoppers is huge cause for concern. If that number doesn’t improve significantly in the coming weeks, it’s going to be a really long season for Louisville.
It’s really hard to determine just how good Syracuse’s win over Florida State was this week. Orange fans have every reason to be excited, but it’s really unclear how good the Seminoles actually are. That’s why they only move up one spot this week.
It may prove to be a costly win for the Orange. Quarterback Eric Dungey left the game after suffering from blurry vision. Tommy DeVito was excellent in relief, but there’s a reason he was the backup. Syracuse definitely elevated their stock this week, but we need to see them play another good game against UConn next week before we really start to take them seriously.
The Yellow Jackets are staring a 1-3 start right in the face. They had their chances to knock Pittsburgh this week, but they came up short. Things don’t get any easier next week when they host the Clemson Tigers.
Georgia Tech will definitely need better play from TaQuon Marshall if they want to win. He finished with a QBr of just 5.9 against the Panthers. He doesn’t need to be prolific, but he does need to be efficient for this team.
The loss at home to Boston College may really come back to haunt Dave Clawson’s team. They Deacons had their chances to knock off the Eagles, but Sam Hartman just couldn’t make enough plays for the offense. The true freshman threw two costly interceptions that really hurt his team.
Defensively, the secondary has to play much better. They gave up too many big plays to a pretty pedestrian Eagles’ offense. Future Wake Forest opponents are going to take tons of shots down the field in the coming weeks.