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      SageBow got a reaction from Jumanji in [2021] Week 2 POTW voting   
      Of Note:
      What a week for forgotten Quarterbacks. Donald Culver and Elijah McManus both step up to the plate and lead their teams to victories after very impressive efforts Marcus Black and Tucker Dowden are still gunning for the Heisman. The loss may hurt Dowden, but those gaudy numbers sure shouldn't Simeon Wells leads Texas to a big win over instate little brother Houston Da'Quan Darden and Derrick Dukes, two prime time pass rushers the Mountain West is sending to the NFL in a few years. Keep your eyes on them Is Zion Evans the best cornerback in football? This reporter says... maybe.
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      SageBow got a reaction from caesari in [2021] Week #2 - Saturday Evening   
      Tennessee 7 - TCU 9 looks set to join the ranks of Tennessee Hall of Infamy, featuring:
       
      Tennessee 11 - Ole Miss 8
      Tennessee 5 - South Carolina 3
       

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      SageBow got a reaction from caesari in [2021] Week #2 - Saturday Evening   
      Tennessee 7 - TCU 9 looks set to join the ranks of Tennessee Hall of Infamy, featuring:
       
      Tennessee 11 - Ole Miss 8
      Tennessee 5 - South Carolina 3
       

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      SageBow got a reaction from caesari in [2021] Week #2 - Saturday Evening   
      Tennessee 7 - TCU 9 looks set to join the ranks of Tennessee Hall of Infamy, featuring:
       
      Tennessee 11 - Ole Miss 8
      Tennessee 5 - South Carolina 3
       

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      SageBow got a reaction from caesari in [2021] Week #2 - Saturday Evening   
      Tennessee 7 - TCU 9 looks set to join the ranks of Tennessee Hall of Infamy, featuring:
       
      Tennessee 11 - Ole Miss 8
      Tennessee 5 - South Carolina 3
       

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      SageBow got a reaction from caesari in [2021] Week #2 - Saturday Evening   
      Tennessee 7 - TCU 9 looks set to join the ranks of Tennessee Hall of Infamy, featuring:
       
      Tennessee 11 - Ole Miss 8
      Tennessee 5 - South Carolina 3
       

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      SageBow reacted to stormstopper in [2021] Big XII Network Week 2 Saturday Preview   

       
      Saturday Morning
       
      Virginia (0-0) at West Virginia (0-1)
       
      After the best season in school history led to their first conference title and first-ever playoff bid, this team will have to contend with life after the departures of a record-setting quarterback and multiple other important players. I could be talking about either team in this matchup. We've already seen West Virginia in action this season, and they'll be trying a soft reboot after a 55-25 shellacking at the hands of Missouri. Darren Lemons was...well, a lemon, and he immediately lost his starting job to classmate Bobby Davies. Davies is touted as having a bit more mobility than Lemons, which is perhaps a signal that the Mountaineers are going to look even more toward tailback Mohamed Mustafa to carry the load on offense. Mustafa rushed for 95 yards and a pair of scores on 20 carries in the debut, and he's had to quickly make the transition from complementary piece to centerpiece of the offense. That's also going to be harder against Virginia: they have a powerful front seven led by Chantilly native Soldier Brooks and dangerous outside linebacker Cameron Faulk. Virginia may have 4-3 personnel in a 3-4 defense, but athletes are athletes and it won't be easy to run on them. The Cavalier secondary is a step behind the rest of the defense, so if Davies can find Elias Langston and company then maybe there's a vulnerability there. The Virginia offense is what makes things interesting under new coach beeznik. This will be the first time Cavs fans get to see true freshman Mike Lucas in action, and his receiving corps (led by Hunter Crenshaw and Malachi Brown) has speed to burn. West Virginia's safeties are going to be tested--if Lucas can throw a good ball downfield. Against Missouri, though, we saw the Mountaineers struggle to stop the pass unless it was a breakup by strong safety Mario Small. Perhaps look for the Cavaliers to try and avoid that same fate by finding gaps in the short- and mid-range passing game and trying to put their athletes in open space. And certainly look for Virginia to feed Reginald Saunders, the senior tailback from Wilmington. He's got a whole convoy of blockers ahead of him, including fullback Marcell Hatcher and tackle Mahamadou Hooker; given that West Virginia also failed to stop the run, expect the Cavaliers to try and poke through early and often. With quarterback being a liability, expect whoever can run the ball and defend the run better to win. On both counts, I think that's going to be Regular Virginia.
       
      Virginia 21, West Virginia 12
       
      Saturday Afternoon
       
      Houston (0-1) at #11 Texas (0-0)
       
      One of two Big XII teams yet to see action this season, Texas opens up as one of the favorites to win the Big XII if they can make the year-over-year leap expected of them. Although they finished 7-6 last year and for the most part returns the same cast, that cast absolutely oozes with talent. It's not just quarterback Kyler Tackett and runningback Simeon Wells--both of whom should take a step forward this year. It's also a defense that's so loaded that it has future NFL guys who aren't even starting. The front line of Tristan Priest, Zahir Rouse, and defensive tackle Zion Gaines would be intimidating on its own; if the Longhorns come out in a 4-3 and put Jamal Robinson in the middle with Gaines it borders on unstoppable. That doesn't even account for senior outside linebacker Jabari Fletcher and a linebacker corps that flies all over the field. That doesn't even account for a secondary that's had three of its starters playing together for what's about to be a third straight year. The defense gave up 28.3 points per game last year, which ranked 82nd in the country (66th when adjusting for opponent). They have the opportunity, though, to turn things around and make the defense the focal point of the team. Houston will be a pretty good barometer for their ability to do so: the Cougars have a strong offensive line anchored by center Javon Hargrove. They have Rickie Shaffer under center, who's been the definition of potential--that's not entirely a compliment and not entirely an insult. They return Justice Womack at runningback, and he's been serviceable in that role. They also get wideout Riley Russell back; the senior led the team with 736 receiving yards last season. But while Texas's defense should face a challenge, Texas's offense ought not to. The Cougar defense isn't particularly deep and isn't particularly talented, and the Longhorn offense had no trouble scoring last year. They scored nearly 29.8 points per game, which ranked 26th raw and 27th adjusted. They got a season's worth of accurate passing from Kyler Tackett, who completed 66.1% of his passes, threw for 24 touchdowns to 9 interceptions, and racked up 2814 yards. They got a somewhat more efficient season from Simeon Wells, who rushed for 4.9 yards per carry, picked up 1434 total rushing yards, and scored 17 times on the ground. Their areas of concern on offense are everywhere else: they lost tight end Steven Maloney, who led the team with 734 receiving yards and 10 touchdown catches last season. The offensive line is a work in progress, even if Bobby Drake looks like a future stud. But Houston isn't really a team that can take advantage of any of that. Texas should not have much trouble in this one.
       
      #11 Texas 42, Houston 21

      Tulsa (0-1) at Kansas (0-0)
       
      The other Big XII team opening its season in week 2, the Kansas Jayhawks will look to start strong in a somewhat trap-ish game against the nearby Tulsa Golden Hurricane. Both teams come into this game with question marks on the offensive side of the ball. Kansas, who ranked 39th in the country with 27.2 points per game last season, lost four starting offensive linemen and 77.5% of their receiving production. The offense is essentially now a skeleton crew: junior center Ned Killian and true freshman right tackle Armani Bello will be expected to anchor the line, junior wideout Chris Burgos and tight end tandem Jaime Bautista and Samuel Hardy will have to soak up most of the team's receptions, and tying it all together will be senior tailback Rod Fulton and (of course) sophomore quarterback Christian Graham. Fresh off of setting the Big XII freshman record for touchdown passes (24) and interceptions (16), Graham will need to be a steadier hand despite losing so much of his help. Against a Tulsa defense that isn't particularly deep but has talented players in key spots, that will be a big test. The Tulsa secondary is more thoroughly stocked than the defensive front, so you may see a lot of action from the run game--and Rod Fulton did average more than 4.5 yards per carry with 11 touchdowns last season in his first year on campus. But just as Kansas's offense looks thin on paper (and is a Chris Burgos injury away from absolute disaster), Tulsa's offense struggled mightily in its first taste of game competition this season. Their debut against the always-stout Illinois defense resulted in redshirt freshman Charles Palmer going 10-20 for 102 yards and 3 interceptions, Victor Colbert failing to crack 50 yards on the ground, and the offense as a whole scoring just 3 points all day. Kansas's defense has a lot of talent at the upper and lower levels: the defensive line quartet of Noah Urlacher, Albert Duke, Abdoul Mayo, and reigning Big XII Defensive Player of the Year Jamari Callahan is formidable. The secondary of Bradley Spurlock, Javier Blount, Richard Clemons, and Noel Barfield is intimidating. The linebackers, though, are not much to write home about. Kansas will try to make it work without much help there. The key: generate a pass rush from the front four alone and force the opposing quarterback to make dangerous passes that the secondary can clean up; jam up the line against the run and prevent any holes from forming, since the linebackers aren't likely to clean everything up. That's a formula that should be doable against Tulsa, and as long as the offense doesn't do Tulsa any favors then Kansas should be able to get through this one. It would not surprise me to see this game go either way, but Kansas is the favorite here.
       
      Kansas 24, Tulsa 17

      Florida International (0-0) at Oklahoma State (0-1)
       
      After running out of gas in a come-from-ahead loss to Virginia Tech, Oklahoma State will look to bounce back against Florida International. Now, this isn't necessarily going to be the FIU that most are used to. Like Georgia State at its peak, the Golden Panthers have put together a roster that lacks stars but also has capable players pretty much across the board. They did lose Brannon Austin, to be sure, and Mayer Ewing isn't really going to be able to fill his shoes. That means that the duty of driving the offensive production will fall on the trio of quarterback Gavin Copeland (who threw 10 touchdowns to 15 interceptions last year) and receivers Gary Holguin and Jose Long. While Long had 727 yards on 52 receptions last year, Holguin is a redshirt freshman; both provide a lot of speed on the outside who ought to be able to at least test the Oklahoma State secondary a bit. That, of course, assumes that Kahoni Vaaelua, Eduardo Gallardo, and Amir Pryor give Copeland any time to find either of them--the trio combined for 2 sacks and a forced fumble last week against Virginia Tech. I don't think any of those players are anywhere close to the difference-maker Brannon Austin was, though, so Oklahoma State ought to be able to keep the Golden Panthers' offense in check. On the other side of the ball, Florida International doesn't really have an answer to what Oklahoma State can bring to the table. Ian Baldwin showed that he can command the Cowboy offense and take full advantage of the deep, deep receiving corps he's blessed with. The jury's still out on what Oklahoma State's going to look like on the ground, but Barack Holmes seems like a solid option there. Florida International's got a couple of guys with some upside--maybe defensive end David Tracy, maybe linebacker Miles Mosley (an outside linebacker who's been moved to the mike), and maybe strong safety Lucas Reed, but no one else really jumps off the page. It's a team that should be quite competitive in Conference USA, but Oklahoma State can out-athlete them, out-skill them, and out-play them on the field when the time comes.
       
      Oklahoma State 52, Florida International 14
       
      Saturday Evening
       
      Baylor (1-0) vs. Minnesota (0-0) (Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO)
       
      The final portion of the Saturday slate begins with a battle between trendy sleeper picks in the Big XII and Big Ten on neutral ground. The Bears got off to a hot start behind the play of freshmen Caleb Olmsted and Miles Street--both accounted for 4 total touchdowns in a 45-26 win over California. While Street was the player of the game last time around, look for Olmsted to be the one to step up against a young but talented Minnesota defense. There are six starting Golden Gopher defenders who are either freshmen or sophomores, three of them are in the secondary, and two of them are cornerbacks. That means Olmsted has to be on his game, and he has to look for redshirt junior Lamont Wilder early and often. It'll also be important for the Baylor line to keep the pocket clean: Olmsted was sacked three times against Cal, and Minnesota's going to be able to bring the heat. Baylor's defense will have to match that kind of intensity; they were able to keep Cal out of the endzone but couldn't keep them out of the red zone. Minnesota's been comfortable with that recently. They only scored 22.7 points per game last season, but won eight games because they only gave up 17.5 per game. They're content to dink and dunk the ball down the field and wear a defense down. Third-year starter Robbie Koehler completed 60% of his passes and averaged just 6.9 yards per attempt, though the Minnesota wide receiver corps will be entirely revamped to give them more downfield punch. Junior college standout Allen Lara-Cruz III is a threat anywhere on the field, and redshirt freshmen Dillon Little and Lawrence Stallings have speed to burn. Expect Minnesota to focus on the pass as they work redshirt sophomore runningback Bryan Townsend into the starting lineup (and don't rule out a few carries for senior Robbie Duffy, either). Minnesota's offensive line is solid and should be able to repel a lot of what Baylor's defensive line alone could throw at it, so it'll be important for the linebackers to get involved--whether it's by dialing up the blitz or by having Garrett Powers, Thomas Morton, and company clean up after the chaos. I'm pretty high on Baylor right now, and as long as the freshman backfield does its job they'll be in good shape here. I'll take the Bears to start 2-0.
       
      Baylor 34, Minnesota 28
       
      Tennessee (0-0) at #4 TCU (1-0)
       
      TCU fought their way to a 23-19 road win over USC to open the season. But things don't get much easier in their second outing of the season, as Adrian Goldson and the Tennessee Volunteers come to town. TCU's 24-23 win over the Volunteers in week 2 of the 2016 season was essentially the launching point for all the success that they've had since then. And just as a win in Nathan Burden's second game as a starter proved to be pivotal for the young signal-caller, so would a win in Felix Luck's second game as a starter. The Horned Frogs showed absolute commitment to Luck's arm against USC, calling on him 47 times and getting 296 yards and a pair of touchdowns from him. So for simplicity's sake, let's start with whether Tennessee can stop the aerial attack. Their best chance might be just to get to the quarterback before he can throw it. Defensive end Parker Holmes was an elite pass rusher in the junior college ranks, and he may well be Tennessee's best defensive player overall from day 1. There's more talent in the front seven, including inside linebackers Marcus Coles and Brian Gross--but the secondary isn't inspiring. There should be opportunities available for TCU's wide receivers, and against USC they showed an ability to take advantage of those kinds of opportunities: Finn Nielsen caught 8 passes for a career-high 102 yards and a touchdown, Griffin McHanna added 76 yards of his own. The real trick for TCU will be figuring out how to stop a potent Volunteer offense. Tennessee has a ton of talent on that side of the ball, some of it raw and some of it refined. On the raw side, you have sophomore quarterback Adrian Goldson (65.45% passing, 25 TD, 13 INT last year), redshirt freshman tailback Eddie Clinton, and left guard Jake Phelps. On the refined side, you've got left tackle Anthony Krause, right guard Donald Kendrick (both of whom could be NFL-bound as soon as next year if they choose), tight end Arturo Negron, and speed demon Marcus Holmes at wide receiver. There aren't a lot of offenses that could hold off the TCU defensive front while also testing their secondary--Tennessee may be able to do just that. With Jasiah Pickens limited due to an ankle injury, it'll be a bit harder for the Horned Frogs to generate the pressure they want unless true freshman Kwon Shaw can fill that void. That said, TCU's defense is still so stacked that I expect them to be able to handle it. Against USC, they struggled more to stop the run than the pass; Tennessee's star power favors the pass. I think TCU will be tested here, and an upset isn't out of the question--but TCU still ought to be able to come away with this one.
       
      #4 TCU 24, Tennessee 16
       
      Byes: Iowa State (0-1), #18 Oklahoma (1-0), Texas Tech (0-1)
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      SageBow reacted to AzulCaballero in [2021] Week #2 - Saturday Afternoon   
      Simeon Wells  -  25 rushes, 184 yards, 3 TD
       
       

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      SageBow reacted to constapatedape in [2021] Week #2 - Saturday Afternoon   
       
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      SageBow reacted to owensr37 in [2021] Week #2 - FNF   
      Won 1 game last season with the mid season takeover, and we already have a win under our belts this season. What a turnaround 
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      SageBow reacted to Hagan in [2021] New York Giants Purchased By Hagan   
      Giants Purchased By Rangers Owner Hagan

      East Rutherford, NJ
       
      "I would like to thank everyone who made this opportunity possible. When I purchased the New York Rangers a couple months ago as an expansion team for NHLHC, I fell in love with the fans here. I am honored to have my own opportunity in running an NFLHC franchise. I hope to make New York a winning town, and that endeavor continues further today. Regarding the staff of the Giants, current Head Coach @believer and General Manager @deandean1998 will remain in their current positions. I have been in contact with them, and both are just as dedicated as I am to getting this team back on track. I want to keep my speech short and at this time open the floor to any questions."
       
       
       
       
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      SageBow reacted to thatfunk in Week 2 WTWF   
      WHAT TO WATCH FOR
      WEEK 2 INDEPENDENTS
       
       
      Two teams, Liberty and BYU, are on Bye, which leaves four Independent teams playing this week.
       
      Umass at Army
      Top Players-UMASS
      WR Nicholas Spence 6-3 181 [Target] 4/4.5- Spence is a major target who could be a starter for most any team in the country. Umass has an anemic offense, scoring just 3 points against Nevada last week. How much of that was Umass will be seen this week as they go up against an easier defense in Army. To have any chance at winning, this offense must make use of its best weapon in Spence.
       
      Top Players-ARMY
      DE Nathaniel Woodson 5-11 243 [Blitz] 4.5/4.5- Woodson is one of this teams best players and will be expected to be the leader of this defense. He has a good opportunity to make a name for himself this week against a porous offensive line.
       
      Projection:
      31-13 Army
      Army should have enough on offense to put up points before letting off the gas. On defense, Army should be able to shut down the Umass offense, although Spence should make enough plays to keep the score respectable.
       
       
      New Mexico State at USF
      Top Players- New Mexico State
      K Bruce Andrews 5-11 193 [Power] 3/3- New Mexico State scored 17 points against a lesser opponent last week, with Andrews scoring most of those points. USF has a pretty good defense this year, even though they just gave up 35 to UTSA. I still expect Andrews to be this teams main source of points.
       
      Top Players-USF
      RB Johnny Taylor 5-9 188 [Speed] 4.5/4.5- Taylor had a disappointing outing last week against UTSA with 63 yards and 1 TD on 19 carries. I expect him to have a much better time against this defense.
       
      Projection:
      34-9 USF
      USF should come out swinging in this one to try to prove last week was a fluke. They'll score points but maybe not as much as they would like. Their defense on the other hand should be fine against this offense. USF gets their first win of the season.
       
       
      Notre Dame at Boston College
      Top Players- Notre Dame
      FS Richard Madison 6-1 217 [Man Coverage] 4.5/4.5- Madison, although a FS by nature, is CB1 this year for Notre Dame. It will be his job to cover RIcky Cameron, who put on a clinic against Houston last week with 8 catches for 120 yards and 2 TD. Madison has a tough task ahead of him and will need to be on his A game to counter the combination of Carmichael to Cameron.
      Top Players- Boston College
      TE Manny Ferguson 6-3 205 [Receiving] 5/5- With much of the attention focusing on Ricky Cameron, it will be Ferguson who has the opportunity to step up and make a name for himself. That is an odd statement, considering Ferguson had 5 catches for 105 yards and 1 TD last week, but that's what happens when your teammate puts up 8/120/2. There should be some opportunities for Ferguson to make plays, and he needs to make them for his team to claim a victory.
       
      Projection:
      27-24 BC
      This should be a great game. Two closely matched teams but both have certain areas their opponents can exploit to make plays. This one should come down to which offense can move the ball. Carmichael throwing to Cameron and Ferguson does enough to help the Eagles pull this one out in an early season classic.
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      SageBow reacted to thatfunk in Week 1 POTW   
       
      Offensive Player of the Week
      RB Joseph Saunders, BYU
      This game was over pretty quickly thanks to a field goal and a first quarter touchdown by Saunders. Even with a field goal by UNLV in the second quarter, this game seemed out of reach by halftime. Another touchdown by Saunders in the third quarter wiped out any hope the Rebels had of a comeback and Saunders finished the game with 120 yards and 2 touchdowns on 26 carries in a 23-6 BYU victory.
       

       
      Defensive Player of the Week
      ILB Daniel Collins, Liberty
       
      Liberty held strong against Uconn for all of 15 minutes. With the score tied 7-7 after one quarter, Uconn decided to stop playing and ended the half with 28 unanswered points. The one main bright spot for Liberty was Daniel Collins, who finished the game with 6 tackles, 1 tackle for loss and a forced fumble. Collins looks to be a major factor for Liberty throughout the season.

       
      Special Teams Player of the Week
      K Bruce Andrews, New Mexico State
      Going 4/4 on field goals and 1/1 on extra points is a great way to start the season. With kicks from distances of 23,33,38 and 40 Andrews has shown he can kick from all over the field. Considering he accounted for over 50% of his teams points, Andrews will need to keep this type of accuracy if his team wants a chance at a successful season.

       
       
       
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      SageBow reacted to believer in [2021] NFLHC Key Injuries: Week 1   

      The regular season is finally here! However, that doesn't mean we are free from Lord Pipe. Here is the key injury recap from week 1, and how it affects the teams in the long run.
       
      Adam Coles, WR, New York Jets, Severe Concussion
      This is a depressing story. This is the 2nd severe concussion for such a promising prospect for the Jets. He had a solid debut, with 3 catches for 43 yards before his concussion. He is out until week 7 at the earliest. The Jets will still have solid talent at the WR position in Howell and Ratterman. The concern is the wellbeing of Coles, physically and mentally. After suffering this concussion, There is thought that the rookie is already considering his future in the NFL.
       
      Nathan Wilson, RB, Cleveland Browns, Severe Meniscus Rupture
      The Browns took a huge blow to their running game with the loss of Wilson. Wilson was set to be Cleveland’s 3rd down back, and now he’s gone for the season. Though  Sean Bell provided the speed as the Browns leadback, Wilson provided the power when it came to short yardage situations on third down. Now look for Grady Mitchell to fill in that 3rd down role for Cleveland.
       
      Rashad Simon, WR, Indianapolis Colts, Severe Biceps Tear
      This is a blow to the Colts high powered offense. Shea loses his trusted #2 receiver, who’s going to be out until week 9 at the earliest. However, if there is one team that is able to adjust and adapt to the loss of Simon, it’s the Colts. Aaron Shea still has a multitude of weapons at the wide receiver position, and he should still be able to spread the ball out to each of his wide receivers. However, if there is a receiver who could benefit from the injury, it’s going to be top receiver Mosi Bartos, who could see an uptick in targets.
       
      Jamal Hawkins, TE, Los Angeles Rams, Severe ACL Rupture
      What a rough year for tight ends, as the league loses another to a season ending injury. This is major for the Rams as Hawkins is the best tight end on the team. Also, Quarterback Darrell Murphy loses a trusted target and security blanket. However, the Rams offense is more than equipped to handle his loss. Murphy will still have top receiver targets in Walt Peck, Derrick Schwartz, and Allama Banta.
       
      Brian Hernandez, OLB, Buffalo Bills, Moderate Biceps Tear
      The Bills defense took a hit in week 1. Hernandez, arguably their best outside linebacker, is out until week 5 with a moderate biceps tear. Hernandez has been a key contributer to the Bills pass rush, and losing him weakens the front seven immensely. Look to veteran Chester Williams and the unproven Jamir Sample to fill the hole left by the injury. However, don’t expect too much from them, but do expect the Buffalo run defense to suffer even more.
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      SageBow got a reaction from bingo415 in [2021] Power Rankings, after Week 1 -- OVER-REACTION EDITION!   
       
      Believe we got the team on a Wednesday and played on Sunday. All-in-all, thought we did our best on a short week but expect to improve after being able to work a full week with the team and staff. Surprised our DLine is the weakest in football. New rookie Carlos Washington and old vet Quentin Smith were the two major bright spot on a team that largely shut down Dess and held the Bills to 3 field goals. Steelers will improve! #HereWeGo 
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      SageBow got a reaction from npklemm in [2021] SSC: Week 1   

       
      Week 1 has come and gone! Lets take a look at defensive stats in the second edition of SSC!
       
      STATS LEADERS
      Tackles
      DT Bradley Watts, - 11 tackles
      DT Pete Douglass, - 10 tackles
      5 others - 9 tackles
       
      Tackles for Loss
      6 Players - 2 TFL
      Numerous Others - 1 TFL
      All Others - 0 TFL
       
      Sacks
      11 Players - 2 Sacks
      12 Players - 1.5 Sacks
       
      Interceptions
      FS Ashton Jefferson, - 2 INT
      CB Thomas Lyles, - 2 INT
       
      Passes Defensed
      DE Boyd Pickett, - 2 PD
      SS Mario Small, - 2 PD
       
      NOTABLE TIDBITS
       
      App State Baby! The Mountaineers took down Chris Billings and the Charlotte 49ers Thursday Night for the Sun Belt's first ever OOC win. Gerald Rodriguez's Pick-6 was the dagger to the Charlotte heart.
       
      Rahim "The Greatest" Murrell led the K-State Wildcats in an exciting dual against Blair Sullivan and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Murrell caught fire early with touchdown passes to Ricky Seau and Nathaniel Lewis-Abrams, but cooled off in the second half. Luckily, the K-State defense lead by Joshua Turner stepped up and did just enough to guarantee a Wildcat win.
       
      Josh Beckett and Georgia Tech took on Will "El" Chacko and North Dakota State in the Mercedes-Benz Barnburner. The duo combined for an astounding 7 touchdowns and 0 interceptions in a game whose only losers were defensive diehards. Between the duo, roughly 800 yards of offense were accounted for. For those doing math at home, thats going from one side of the field to the other 8 times.
       
      UMass really really wanted to play better this year. After Week 1, that seems like a pipedream. A strong Nevada team banished UMass to the shadow realm behind 5 TD passes from Jordan Godwin, 3 rushing touchdowns from Tom Honeycutt, and one of the most dominant defensive performances we have ever seen out of Evan Walsh.
       
      Send VTech to the Big 12! The Hokies put up big yardage in a tight 33-30 win over Oklahoma State last weekend. Despite poor offensive line play, Beckett Morrison showed efficiency as a passer and a rusher and VTech looks to be a dangerous foe heading into ACC play later this season.
       
      MATCHUP OF THE WEEK
       
      WR Ryan Childs vs CB Benjamin Parris
       
      An undersized but speedy receiver taking on a physical freak with questionable decision making, Childs vs Parris was a big talking point heading into Saturday Night.
      Childs - 4 receptions for 51 yards, 1 TD
      Parris - 1 INT, 2 Tackles
       
      Verdict - No Contest
       
      Second week in a row, and second week without a clear winner. Childs was largely held out of his explosive self, but the duo did not match up very often. Most of the night, Parris was on freshman sensation Nick Rawls and was repeatedly roasted to the tune of giving up 9 receptions for 121 yards, 1 TD to Rawls. It'll be interesting to see how Parris shapes up in the weeks to come.
       
      PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARDS
       
      OPOTW
      QB Milo Condon,
       
      DPOTW
      OLB Evan Walsh,
       
      Previous National POTW Award Winners
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      SageBow got a reaction from npklemm in [2021] SSC: Week 1   

       
      Week 1 has come and gone! Lets take a look at defensive stats in the second edition of SSC!
       
      STATS LEADERS
      Tackles
      DT Bradley Watts, - 11 tackles
      DT Pete Douglass, - 10 tackles
      5 others - 9 tackles
       
      Tackles for Loss
      6 Players - 2 TFL
      Numerous Others - 1 TFL
      All Others - 0 TFL
       
      Sacks
      11 Players - 2 Sacks
      12 Players - 1.5 Sacks
       
      Interceptions
      FS Ashton Jefferson, - 2 INT
      CB Thomas Lyles, - 2 INT
       
      Passes Defensed
      DE Boyd Pickett, - 2 PD
      SS Mario Small, - 2 PD
       
      NOTABLE TIDBITS
       
      App State Baby! The Mountaineers took down Chris Billings and the Charlotte 49ers Thursday Night for the Sun Belt's first ever OOC win. Gerald Rodriguez's Pick-6 was the dagger to the Charlotte heart.
       
      Rahim "The Greatest" Murrell led the K-State Wildcats in an exciting dual against Blair Sullivan and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Murrell caught fire early with touchdown passes to Ricky Seau and Nathaniel Lewis-Abrams, but cooled off in the second half. Luckily, the K-State defense lead by Joshua Turner stepped up and did just enough to guarantee a Wildcat win.
       
      Josh Beckett and Georgia Tech took on Will "El" Chacko and North Dakota State in the Mercedes-Benz Barnburner. The duo combined for an astounding 7 touchdowns and 0 interceptions in a game whose only losers were defensive diehards. Between the duo, roughly 800 yards of offense were accounted for. For those doing math at home, thats going from one side of the field to the other 8 times.
       
      UMass really really wanted to play better this year. After Week 1, that seems like a pipedream. A strong Nevada team banished UMass to the shadow realm behind 5 TD passes from Jordan Godwin, 3 rushing touchdowns from Tom Honeycutt, and one of the most dominant defensive performances we have ever seen out of Evan Walsh.
       
      Send VTech to the Big 12! The Hokies put up big yardage in a tight 33-30 win over Oklahoma State last weekend. Despite poor offensive line play, Beckett Morrison showed efficiency as a passer and a rusher and VTech looks to be a dangerous foe heading into ACC play later this season.
       
      MATCHUP OF THE WEEK
       
      WR Ryan Childs vs CB Benjamin Parris
       
      An undersized but speedy receiver taking on a physical freak with questionable decision making, Childs vs Parris was a big talking point heading into Saturday Night.
      Childs - 4 receptions for 51 yards, 1 TD
      Parris - 1 INT, 2 Tackles
       
      Verdict - No Contest
       
      Second week in a row, and second week without a clear winner. Childs was largely held out of his explosive self, but the duo did not match up very often. Most of the night, Parris was on freshman sensation Nick Rawls and was repeatedly roasted to the tune of giving up 9 receptions for 121 yards, 1 TD to Rawls. It'll be interesting to see how Parris shapes up in the weeks to come.
       
      PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARDS
       
      OPOTW
      QB Milo Condon,
       
      DPOTW
      OLB Evan Walsh,
       
      Previous National POTW Award Winners
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      Week 1 has come and gone! Lets take a look at defensive stats in the second edition of SSC!
       
      STATS LEADERS
      Tackles
      DT Bradley Watts, - 11 tackles
      DT Pete Douglass, - 10 tackles
      5 others - 9 tackles
       
      Tackles for Loss
      6 Players - 2 TFL
      Numerous Others - 1 TFL
      All Others - 0 TFL
       
      Sacks
      11 Players - 2 Sacks
      12 Players - 1.5 Sacks
       
      Interceptions
      FS Ashton Jefferson, - 2 INT
      CB Thomas Lyles, - 2 INT
       
      Passes Defensed
      DE Boyd Pickett, - 2 PD
      SS Mario Small, - 2 PD
       
      NOTABLE TIDBITS
       
      App State Baby! The Mountaineers took down Chris Billings and the Charlotte 49ers Thursday Night for the Sun Belt's first ever OOC win. Gerald Rodriguez's Pick-6 was the dagger to the Charlotte heart.
       
      Rahim "The Greatest" Murrell led the K-State Wildcats in an exciting dual against Blair Sullivan and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Murrell caught fire early with touchdown passes to Ricky Seau and Nathaniel Lewis-Abrams, but cooled off in the second half. Luckily, the K-State defense lead by Joshua Turner stepped up and did just enough to guarantee a Wildcat win.
       
      Josh Beckett and Georgia Tech took on Will "El" Chacko and North Dakota State in the Mercedes-Benz Barnburner. The duo combined for an astounding 7 touchdowns and 0 interceptions in a game whose only losers were defensive diehards. Between the duo, roughly 800 yards of offense were accounted for. For those doing math at home, thats going from one side of the field to the other 8 times.
       
      UMass really really wanted to play better this year. After Week 1, that seems like a pipedream. A strong Nevada team banished UMass to the shadow realm behind 5 TD passes from Jordan Godwin, 3 rushing touchdowns from Tom Honeycutt, and one of the most dominant defensive performances we have ever seen out of Evan Walsh.
       
      Send VTech to the Big 12! The Hokies put up big yardage in a tight 33-30 win over Oklahoma State last weekend. Despite poor offensive line play, Beckett Morrison showed efficiency as a passer and a rusher and VTech looks to be a dangerous foe heading into ACC play later this season.
       
      MATCHUP OF THE WEEK
       
      WR Ryan Childs vs CB Benjamin Parris
       
      An undersized but speedy receiver taking on a physical freak with questionable decision making, Childs vs Parris was a big talking point heading into Saturday Night.
      Childs - 4 receptions for 51 yards, 1 TD
      Parris - 1 INT, 2 Tackles
       
      Verdict - No Contest
       
      Second week in a row, and second week without a clear winner. Childs was largely held out of his explosive self, but the duo did not match up very often. Most of the night, Parris was on freshman sensation Nick Rawls and was repeatedly roasted to the tune of giving up 9 receptions for 121 yards, 1 TD to Rawls. It'll be interesting to see how Parris shapes up in the weeks to come.
       
      PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARDS
       
      OPOTW
      QB Milo Condon,
       
      DPOTW
      OLB Evan Walsh,
       
      Previous National POTW Award Winners
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      Week 1 has come and gone! Lets take a look at defensive stats in the second edition of SSC!
       
      STATS LEADERS
      Tackles
      DT Bradley Watts, - 11 tackles
      DT Pete Douglass, - 10 tackles
      5 others - 9 tackles
       
      Tackles for Loss
      6 Players - 2 TFL
      Numerous Others - 1 TFL
      All Others - 0 TFL
       
      Sacks
      11 Players - 2 Sacks
      12 Players - 1.5 Sacks
       
      Interceptions
      FS Ashton Jefferson, - 2 INT
      CB Thomas Lyles, - 2 INT
       
      Passes Defensed
      DE Boyd Pickett, - 2 PD
      SS Mario Small, - 2 PD
       
      NOTABLE TIDBITS
       
      App State Baby! The Mountaineers took down Chris Billings and the Charlotte 49ers Thursday Night for the Sun Belt's first ever OOC win. Gerald Rodriguez's Pick-6 was the dagger to the Charlotte heart.
       
      Rahim "The Greatest" Murrell led the K-State Wildcats in an exciting dual against Blair Sullivan and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Murrell caught fire early with touchdown passes to Ricky Seau and Nathaniel Lewis-Abrams, but cooled off in the second half. Luckily, the K-State defense lead by Joshua Turner stepped up and did just enough to guarantee a Wildcat win.
       
      Josh Beckett and Georgia Tech took on Will "El" Chacko and North Dakota State in the Mercedes-Benz Barnburner. The duo combined for an astounding 7 touchdowns and 0 interceptions in a game whose only losers were defensive diehards. Between the duo, roughly 800 yards of offense were accounted for. For those doing math at home, thats going from one side of the field to the other 8 times.
       
      UMass really really wanted to play better this year. After Week 1, that seems like a pipedream. A strong Nevada team banished UMass to the shadow realm behind 5 TD passes from Jordan Godwin, 3 rushing touchdowns from Tom Honeycutt, and one of the most dominant defensive performances we have ever seen out of Evan Walsh.
       
      Send VTech to the Big 12! The Hokies put up big yardage in a tight 33-30 win over Oklahoma State last weekend. Despite poor offensive line play, Beckett Morrison showed efficiency as a passer and a rusher and VTech looks to be a dangerous foe heading into ACC play later this season.
       
      MATCHUP OF THE WEEK
       
      WR Ryan Childs vs CB Benjamin Parris
       
      An undersized but speedy receiver taking on a physical freak with questionable decision making, Childs vs Parris was a big talking point heading into Saturday Night.
      Childs - 4 receptions for 51 yards, 1 TD
      Parris - 1 INT, 2 Tackles
       
      Verdict - No Contest
       
      Second week in a row, and second week without a clear winner. Childs was largely held out of his explosive self, but the duo did not match up very often. Most of the night, Parris was on freshman sensation Nick Rawls and was repeatedly roasted to the tune of giving up 9 receptions for 121 yards, 1 TD to Rawls. It'll be interesting to see how Parris shapes up in the weeks to come.
       
      PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARDS
       
      OPOTW
      QB Milo Condon,
       
      DPOTW
      OLB Evan Walsh,
       
      Previous National POTW Award Winners
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      Week 1 has come and gone! Lets take a look at defensive stats in the second edition of SSC!
       
      STATS LEADERS
      Tackles
      DT Bradley Watts, - 11 tackles
      DT Pete Douglass, - 10 tackles
      5 others - 9 tackles
       
      Tackles for Loss
      6 Players - 2 TFL
      Numerous Others - 1 TFL
      All Others - 0 TFL
       
      Sacks
      11 Players - 2 Sacks
      12 Players - 1.5 Sacks
       
      Interceptions
      FS Ashton Jefferson, - 2 INT
      CB Thomas Lyles, - 2 INT
       
      Passes Defensed
      DE Boyd Pickett, - 2 PD
      SS Mario Small, - 2 PD
       
      NOTABLE TIDBITS
       
      App State Baby! The Mountaineers took down Chris Billings and the Charlotte 49ers Thursday Night for the Sun Belt's first ever OOC win. Gerald Rodriguez's Pick-6 was the dagger to the Charlotte heart.
       
      Rahim "The Greatest" Murrell led the K-State Wildcats in an exciting dual against Blair Sullivan and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Murrell caught fire early with touchdown passes to Ricky Seau and Nathaniel Lewis-Abrams, but cooled off in the second half. Luckily, the K-State defense lead by Joshua Turner stepped up and did just enough to guarantee a Wildcat win.
       
      Josh Beckett and Georgia Tech took on Will "El" Chacko and North Dakota State in the Mercedes-Benz Barnburner. The duo combined for an astounding 7 touchdowns and 0 interceptions in a game whose only losers were defensive diehards. Between the duo, roughly 800 yards of offense were accounted for. For those doing math at home, thats going from one side of the field to the other 8 times.
       
      UMass really really wanted to play better this year. After Week 1, that seems like a pipedream. A strong Nevada team banished UMass to the shadow realm behind 5 TD passes from Jordan Godwin, 3 rushing touchdowns from Tom Honeycutt, and one of the most dominant defensive performances we have ever seen out of Evan Walsh.
       
      Send VTech to the Big 12! The Hokies put up big yardage in a tight 33-30 win over Oklahoma State last weekend. Despite poor offensive line play, Beckett Morrison showed efficiency as a passer and a rusher and VTech looks to be a dangerous foe heading into ACC play later this season.
       
      MATCHUP OF THE WEEK
       
      WR Ryan Childs vs CB Benjamin Parris
       
      An undersized but speedy receiver taking on a physical freak with questionable decision making, Childs vs Parris was a big talking point heading into Saturday Night.
      Childs - 4 receptions for 51 yards, 1 TD
      Parris - 1 INT, 2 Tackles
       
      Verdict - No Contest
       
      Second week in a row, and second week without a clear winner. Childs was largely held out of his explosive self, but the duo did not match up very often. Most of the night, Parris was on freshman sensation Nick Rawls and was repeatedly roasted to the tune of giving up 9 receptions for 121 yards, 1 TD to Rawls. It'll be interesting to see how Parris shapes up in the weeks to come.
       
      PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARDS
       
      OPOTW
      QB Milo Condon,
       
      DPOTW
      OLB Evan Walsh,
       
      Previous National POTW Award Winners
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      Week 1 has come and gone! Lets take a look at defensive stats in the second edition of SSC!
       
      STATS LEADERS
      Tackles
      DT Bradley Watts, - 11 tackles
      DT Pete Douglass, - 10 tackles
      5 others - 9 tackles
       
      Tackles for Loss
      6 Players - 2 TFL
      Numerous Others - 1 TFL
      All Others - 0 TFL
       
      Sacks
      11 Players - 2 Sacks
      12 Players - 1.5 Sacks
       
      Interceptions
      FS Ashton Jefferson, - 2 INT
      CB Thomas Lyles, - 2 INT
       
      Passes Defensed
      DE Boyd Pickett, - 2 PD
      SS Mario Small, - 2 PD
       
      NOTABLE TIDBITS
       
      App State Baby! The Mountaineers took down Chris Billings and the Charlotte 49ers Thursday Night for the Sun Belt's first ever OOC win. Gerald Rodriguez's Pick-6 was the dagger to the Charlotte heart.
       
      Rahim "The Greatest" Murrell led the K-State Wildcats in an exciting dual against Blair Sullivan and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Murrell caught fire early with touchdown passes to Ricky Seau and Nathaniel Lewis-Abrams, but cooled off in the second half. Luckily, the K-State defense lead by Joshua Turner stepped up and did just enough to guarantee a Wildcat win.
       
      Josh Beckett and Georgia Tech took on Will "El" Chacko and North Dakota State in the Mercedes-Benz Barnburner. The duo combined for an astounding 7 touchdowns and 0 interceptions in a game whose only losers were defensive diehards. Between the duo, roughly 800 yards of offense were accounted for. For those doing math at home, thats going from one side of the field to the other 8 times.
       
      UMass really really wanted to play better this year. After Week 1, that seems like a pipedream. A strong Nevada team banished UMass to the shadow realm behind 5 TD passes from Jordan Godwin, 3 rushing touchdowns from Tom Honeycutt, and one of the most dominant defensive performances we have ever seen out of Evan Walsh.
       
      Send VTech to the Big 12! The Hokies put up big yardage in a tight 33-30 win over Oklahoma State last weekend. Despite poor offensive line play, Beckett Morrison showed efficiency as a passer and a rusher and VTech looks to be a dangerous foe heading into ACC play later this season.
       
      MATCHUP OF THE WEEK
       
      WR Ryan Childs vs CB Benjamin Parris
       
      An undersized but speedy receiver taking on a physical freak with questionable decision making, Childs vs Parris was a big talking point heading into Saturday Night.
      Childs - 4 receptions for 51 yards, 1 TD
      Parris - 1 INT, 2 Tackles
       
      Verdict - No Contest
       
      Second week in a row, and second week without a clear winner. Childs was largely held out of his explosive self, but the duo did not match up very often. Most of the night, Parris was on freshman sensation Nick Rawls and was repeatedly roasted to the tune of giving up 9 receptions for 121 yards, 1 TD to Rawls. It'll be interesting to see how Parris shapes up in the weeks to come.
       
      PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARDS
       
      OPOTW
      QB Milo Condon,
       
      DPOTW
      OLB Evan Walsh,
       
      Previous National POTW Award Winners
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      Welcome to Franz's Facts!
      Your weekly home for tidbits, nuggets, statistical leaders, and the like
       
      WEEK 1 - STAT LEADERS
       
      Passing yards
      Thomas Wheeler, TEN - 408
      Joel King, CIN - 365
      Nick Hall, LV - 350
       
      Rushing yards
      Fred Tindale, ARI - 120
      Terrence Rodgers, KC - 118
      Akili Wallace, ATL - 116
       
      Receiving yards
      Greg Cobb, MIA - 131
      Cody Hunter, TEN - 128
      Dan Nomellini, GB - 120
       
      Tackles
      Cameron Jonah, DEN - 9
      Jack Muhammad, TB - 8
      Cameron Whitney, WAS - 8
      Rodrick Milligan, PHI - 8
       
      Sacks
      Anthony Ortiz, BUF - 4.0
      Benjamin Blankenship, MIA - 3.0
      Many players had 2.0 sacks.
       
      Penalty yards
       128
       121
       109
       109
       
      Field goals made
      Ben Morrison, MIA - 3
      Darryl Lemus, BUF - 3
      Brent Hankton, DET - 3
      Chris Ritter, SEA - 3
      Thomas McMahan, WAS - 3
      Dana Currier, IND - 3
       
      WEEK 1 FACTOIDS
       
      The high temperature this week was 99F
      Glendale, AZ - 99 F  vs.
       
      There were no sub-7.6 OL ratings this week
       
      There were seven "severe" injuries
      Travis Charles, CB - Severe Concussion
      Nathan Wilson, RB - Severe Meniscus Rupture
       Adam Coles, WR - Severe Concussion
      Rashad Simon, WR - Severe Biceps Tear    
      Anthony Brown, OLB - Severe Hamstring Bruise   
      Patrick Lambert, WR - Severe Calf Tear
       Jamal Hawkins, TE - Severe ACL Tear
       
      There were more blowouts than close games this week
      Seven games were decided by at least 14 points, six were decided by one score.
       
      Only one game featured a pair of 30+ point performances
       45  -   34
       
      Only one game featured 24+ fourth quarter points
       vs.  (24)
       
      Three teams suffered multiple injuries
       Keyshawn Thompson, CB - Moderate Foot Fracture
       Ilan Kuhn, DE - Mild Achilles Tendonitis
       Wilson Hutchinson, OG - Severe Biceps Strain
       Travis Charles, CB - Severe Concussion
       Isaiah Peko, RB - Mild Ankle Sprain
       Adam Coles, WR - Severe Concussion
       Reshad Jenkins, FS - Mild Wrist Sprain
       
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      Week 1 has come and gone! Lets take a look at defensive stats in the second edition of SSC!
       
      STATS LEADERS
      Tackles
      DT Bradley Watts, - 11 tackles
      DT Pete Douglass, - 10 tackles
      5 others - 9 tackles
       
      Tackles for Loss
      6 Players - 2 TFL
      Numerous Others - 1 TFL
      All Others - 0 TFL
       
      Sacks
      11 Players - 2 Sacks
      12 Players - 1.5 Sacks
       
      Interceptions
      FS Ashton Jefferson, - 2 INT
      CB Thomas Lyles, - 2 INT
       
      Passes Defensed
      DE Boyd Pickett, - 2 PD
      SS Mario Small, - 2 PD
       
      NOTABLE TIDBITS
       
      App State Baby! The Mountaineers took down Chris Billings and the Charlotte 49ers Thursday Night for the Sun Belt's first ever OOC win. Gerald Rodriguez's Pick-6 was the dagger to the Charlotte heart.
       
      Rahim "The Greatest" Murrell led the K-State Wildcats in an exciting dual against Blair Sullivan and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Murrell caught fire early with touchdown passes to Ricky Seau and Nathaniel Lewis-Abrams, but cooled off in the second half. Luckily, the K-State defense lead by Joshua Turner stepped up and did just enough to guarantee a Wildcat win.
       
      Josh Beckett and Georgia Tech took on Will "El" Chacko and North Dakota State in the Mercedes-Benz Barnburner. The duo combined for an astounding 7 touchdowns and 0 interceptions in a game whose only losers were defensive diehards. Between the duo, roughly 800 yards of offense were accounted for. For those doing math at home, thats going from one side of the field to the other 8 times.
       
      UMass really really wanted to play better this year. After Week 1, that seems like a pipedream. A strong Nevada team banished UMass to the shadow realm behind 5 TD passes from Jordan Godwin, 3 rushing touchdowns from Tom Honeycutt, and one of the most dominant defensive performances we have ever seen out of Evan Walsh.
       
      Send VTech to the Big 12! The Hokies put up big yardage in a tight 33-30 win over Oklahoma State last weekend. Despite poor offensive line play, Beckett Morrison showed efficiency as a passer and a rusher and VTech looks to be a dangerous foe heading into ACC play later this season.
       
      MATCHUP OF THE WEEK
       
      WR Ryan Childs vs CB Benjamin Parris
       
      An undersized but speedy receiver taking on a physical freak with questionable decision making, Childs vs Parris was a big talking point heading into Saturday Night.
      Childs - 4 receptions for 51 yards, 1 TD
      Parris - 1 INT, 2 Tackles
       
      Verdict - No Contest
       
      Second week in a row, and second week without a clear winner. Childs was largely held out of his explosive self, but the duo did not match up very often. Most of the night, Parris was on freshman sensation Nick Rawls and was repeatedly roasted to the tune of giving up 9 receptions for 121 yards, 1 TD to Rawls. It'll be interesting to see how Parris shapes up in the weeks to come.
       
      PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARDS
       
      OPOTW
      QB Milo Condon,
       
      DPOTW
      OLB Evan Walsh,
       
      Previous National POTW Award Winners
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      SageBow reacted to bingo415 in [2021] Power Rankings, after Week 1 -- OVER-REACTION EDITION!   

      Terrance Rodgers squirts through for a score against the Giants
       
      Some serious shifts this week, with supposed underdogs showing up fierce and some would-be contenders eating crow. Injuries, which will be huge all year, reared their head this week, with two 90+ players going down for an extended period. The cream is still above the chaff, and it will continue to separate. 
       
      Remember, if you don't like where you are in these rankings...play better!
       
      Week 1 Power Rankings
       
      1.     Green Bay Packers 
      Nothing in week 1’s win over the Panthers changes this position. In fact, probably strengthens it. WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: JJ and the Pack are going 16-0!!!
       
      2.     Las Vegas Raiders 
      What a beat-down of the Chargers. Raiders look like the presumptive #1 in the AFC and have streamlined their roster to near-Ferrari levels of efficiency AND sexiness. WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: Nick Hall will set new records passing and the Raiders will win every in-division game.
       
      3.     Indianapolis Colts 
      The Colts took advantage of a strong first quarter, then exploited the Broncos after Gary Tomlinson’s injury. Scoring 37 on the road against a division champion gets the Colts the boost to #3. WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: Aaron Shea is a lock for the MVP, but Rashad Simon’s injury might mean the offense gets one-dimensional as the Mosi Bartos Show.
       
      4.     Los Angeles Rams 
      Rams looked solid in their week 1 win, where yet ANOTHER pass catcher led the team. I swear, the Rams just pluck game-breaking receivers out of trees like grapefruit. Defense MAYBE was a bit less stout than 2020. WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: Walt Peck will be the best WR3 in the League.
       
      5.     Jacksonville Jaguars 
      The Dudes from N. Florida looked efficiently and coolly dangerous in dispatching the Texans. The Jags had been getting by with some solid defense and the hard running of Sowell and the clutch play of Raheem, but now seem to be humming at a slightly higher level on offense. Which makes them that much more frightening for the rest of us. WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: Isaiah Peko’s injury will force Sowell into more PT…setting him up for a big injury…?
       
      6.     Miami Dolphins 
      Okay, Miami big-timed the Ravens (with Brett Fisher, but still…) and didn’t get much of a contribution from JC Weldon. That should be SCARY AS HELL to AFC East opponents. Dolphins are deep enough to sustain an injury to all but Brian Brown, as well. WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: Brian Brown will have his best season to date…and still not win the MVP.
       
      7.     Philadelphia Eagles 
      Eagles got the best of the Cowboys in a crucial division game. Trusting the running game, getting Miller involved in the passing game, and letting their defense play footloose and free is a recipe for a nice season for the Birds. WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: the Eagles win the East and are the #2 seed in the NFC.
       
      8.     New York Jets 
      The Jets snuck out a win over Reggie Watkins and the Pats. Paul Howell was stellar, Wegert was quite good, and the defense was passable. The Jets LOOK a run below the main contenders above, but lots of time (and injuries) to change that opinion. WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: the J.E.T.S will win lots of close ball games and they’ll thank their kicker at the end of the year.
       
      9.     Tennessee Titans 
      Titans looks like absolute juggernauts…after one game. Wheeler was clearly the correct choice at QB in an oddly deep free agent pool, and his veteran presence and obvious arm talent is a perfect compliment to Kevin Williams and crew catching the ball. WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: AFC South is a more loaded division than the NFC West.
       
      10. Atlanta Falcons 
      The Falcons best stat from their week 1 win AT the Niners? Their 8.4 OLine rating. That will go a long way toward keeping Jefferson upright and clean and hopefully efficient, as he mostly was on Sunday. The real key is letting that defense EAT—5 sacks on the veteran SF OLine is boss. WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: Akili Wallace will run the ball 25 times a game, get really close to 2,000 yards, and challenge for the MVP.
       
      11. Carolina Panthers 
      It’s hard to drop the Panthers REALLY far since they played OKAY against the defending world champion Packers in the season opening Thursday nighter. But…there was cause for concern, certainly, as the ground attack was anemic and the defense looked overmatched by not getting any pressure on Johnson. WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: Carolina won’t win its division, and may not even finish 2nd.
       
      12. Dallas Cowboys 
      The Graham Burnett era opened with a mistake-free close shave loss at the Eagles. When you rely on the best RB tandem in football, it helps. But the key here is that Burnett put his team in a position to win late with a big 4th quarter comeback, only to see Kirschbaum’s FG in OT win it. That’s solid for a first start. WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: Javier Grady will be the most productive rookie DE. And the ‘Boys need all new WRs.
       
      13. Arizona Cardinals 
      Nice big jump for the Cardinals. Last week, I said that it was impossible to predict what this team’s season would look like, and I still believe that, even after holding serve at home versus the Seahawks. Rodriguez was his usual efficient, dull self. The defense did a nice job with 2nd-year DE Omar McManus leading the way. And Fred Tindale stepped into the WayBackMachine for a return to his 2018 form. WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: The Cardinals are the 2nd best team in the AFC West.
       
      14. Kansas City Chiefs 
      Way to go, Chiefs—that’s how you do it. Throw the ball 6 (!!) times and win. Terrence Rodgers is going to be damn good, and he’ll be the workhorse this year. I hope he holds up. If he does, the Chiefs might see a couple more 27-0 scorelines in their future. Of course, it was against the Giants, but a win is a win. WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: the Chiefs will sneak a Wild Card playoff spot. Right? Maybe?
       
      15. San Francisco 49ers 
      I can’t tell is this is an overly-harsh demotion for the Niners, but it’s the start of Losing Teams That Got Exposed A Little on this week’s power rankings. San Fran was pathetic on offense, turned the ball over, didn’t get any pressure on a statue, and couldn’t stop the run at all. At home. WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: Todd Lester’s best football is behind him, and so is the Niners’ secondary.
       
      16. New Orleans Saints 
      Ayy! The powers that be in New Orleans must have been buoyed by the Power Rankings suggestion they will be the surprise team in the NFC this season. They went out and overcame a 4th quarter deficit (despite losing ANOTHER receiver) to beat Washington. Expected a little more from Sterling Brown, but Devy-to-Jenkins was deadly. And hey, it’s nice to defend against a rookie QB, eh? WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: Austin Olson will make the Pro Bowl, and Sean Jenkins is an OPOY candidate.
       
      17. Cleveland Browns 
      I was premature: the Niners weren’t quite the start of the underwhelming homestanders…this the actually the Potentially Bad Teams That Won in Week 1 section. The Browns beat a Bengals team in total disarray, but a win has to feel pretty good to a front office that has been at it, together, for awhile now. Like the Clark-to-Miller connection as usual, loved the defensive effort. WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: Browns are the…gulp…best team in the North. That means…double gulp…playoffs.
       
      18. Detroit Lions 
      No team had as unsettling a first week as the Lions. Not only to lose, but to also lose Keyshawn for a stretch of time is a gut-punch that Detroit could ill afford. Easily the most high-profile injury of week 1. Just as bad, we learned that Rob LeCount may have slipped a bit since the previous season. WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: The D needs some D. Their linebackers are looking suddenly common and the DLine isn’t getting as much pressure as necessary.
       
      19. Denver Broncos        
      Uff da, as we say up here in the frozen hinterland. That was just about the worst possible start, eased only a bit by Indy being a likely first-round bye team. Still, giving up 37 at home was a bad look, and the injury to Tomlinson will be a major bummer for next few weeks. At least the offense looked like it had a pulse. WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: JBB got passed by two RB classmates—Rodgers and Sean Bell.
       
      20. Chicago Bears 
      This is a LITTLE harsh for the Bears, winners in Minnesota in week 1. But, they beat the Vikings (again) by just a score (again), so it’s hard to move them higher. Brooksheer may be starting a EFF-YOU season in hopes of keeping his job long-term. And the old-young combo of Holleyman and Medley might just prove to be a worthwhile team after all. WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: OLine was thought to be a problem for the Bears…maybe they’ll be okay after a decent performance.
       
      21. Buffalo Bills 
      I’m going to guess the Bills coaching staff and players read the supplemental Power Rankings note about Buffalo in last week’s edition and got rightly pissed and took it out on the Steelers. While the Steelers were, and are, in transition, it was still a nice performance for the Bills. Offense and especially defense worked out, this week at least. WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: Anthony Ortiz will be an All-Pro at Defensive End…forever.
       
      22. Seattle Seahawks 
      The Hawks didn’t play THAT poorly, but the Cardinals took advantage of some turnovers. The running game doesn’t look convincing, and Jones was all over the place. Seattle has to feel good about the defensive pressure they put on Taylor Rodriguez all game, and the continued development of Kenji Sagatomo, however. WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: Seattle might only win 6 games this year, unless the team chemistry improves.
       
      23. Houston Texans 
      Texans FO can take heart that there were some positives from their bout with the Jags: Alex Leshoure played decently well, and the receiving corps has life. The re-tooled defense certainly has holes, but tough to gauge against the multiple looks of Jacksonville. I don’t know…Houston showed some good, some bad, mostly bad. WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: the Fighting Leshoures could be cellar-dwellers in the South…and still win 7 games.
       
      24. Baltimore Ravens 
      Welcome to the Big Leagues, Brett Fisher! The first-time starter had some really nice moments, and some times where he looked like a first-time starter. The defense displayed an Olé mentality against the Phins, which was supposed to be the strength of their team, so that’s not a great development. And some would expect Moussa Goode to thrive next to a scrambler, but maybe the game plan needs to solidify a bit first. WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: Ravens, with a 5-11 record, will be the second-best team in the AFC North. Yikes.
       
      25. Washington Football Team 
      The Skins fell down to earth after a solid preseason stretch, with Tanner Bowman struggling in his debut. If the Saints could put pressure on the passer and shut down the run, Washington may be looking at serious problems all season. Here’s guessing the OLine solidifies as the year wears on, but these early times may be rough. WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: After a break-out year in 2020, Ricardo Reed may be done.
       
      26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
      It was a hard-fought loss for the Bucs, who looked like they cared and played hard for the first time in a couple seasons. Taylor Heiden turned back the clock a bit, and smartly DeNorris Jackson got some good run. The defensive secondary needs some coaching up, but there is hope in central FL for the first time in awhile. WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: DNJ will Offensive Rookie of the Year.
       
      27. Minnesota Vikings 
      Ragnar and Co. kept it decently close, but it was at home and the Bears aren’t THAT good, so we’ll call it a decently disappointing season opener for the Vikes. Or, more likely, they played about how we all thought they’d play, given the roster growth necessary. Vardell’s toys on offense showed some promise, but that’s about it. WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: Vikes will take the 4th place in the North, with only a handful of wins.
       
      28. Pittsburgh Steelers 
      I’m guessing that the new Steelers FO didn’t really solidify in time to game plan well, or much at all, before week 1. But there is SOME faith in the roster and the coaching staff to right the ship, eventually. Rob Corp, as the full-time jimmy, has to play better for them to have a chance at even 8 wins. WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: Pittsburgh’s DLine is the weakest in football.
       
      29. New England Patriots 
      It’s hard to be angry at Reggie Watkins—he played well in his first action in Foxborough. And he almost led an upset of the Jets, which shows that Sleuth has his boys playing decently well. And it was nice to see Jamel Beckham break out, kinda. They’ll need a better run defense, and running game for that matter. WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: Pats look good enough for 7 wins, and will have no Pro Bowlers.
       
      30. Los Angeles Chargers 
      All those new pieces, and the end result is a drubbing at the hands of the Raiders. You don’t give up 50+ points in the pros, you just don’t. Matty Swift is definitely a 2/2 players (2 TDs, 2 Picks) each game, and new rusher Brannon Austin was, um, less than impressive. Chargers have a long way to go. WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: Shane Easley is overrated. So is Damian Mason.
       
      31. New York Giants 
      P. U. Ugly loss to the Chiefs in week 1 coupled with the impending sale of the team leaves Believer and Dean^2 completely in the lurch. This is currently the festering boil on the ass of the NFC. Maybe they’ll be able to end Davenport’s holdout and give their fans at least a little hope. Need an owner, though…WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: I love him, but OJ Carano is done. Put a fork in him.
       
      32. Cincinnati Bengals 
      The dumpster fire that is the Bengals just fired their coach, after missing inactives deadline and losing to the Browns. I’m not sure I need to write much more than that. WEEK 1 OVER-REACTION: Get ready for the #1 pick NOW.
       
       
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      SageBow reacted to jmjacobs in [2021] CFBHC Stats   
      I'm uploading what I have but be aware, these conferences have issues/ no statbook and I'm not going through 40 games to manually insert stats, direct complaints to your commissioner
       
      Again please follow my template, especially in regards to player lines, I'm not pulling player lines for hundreds of players a week if you expect this to be released on time. I don't have a parser like Alien does for the NFL, so for every conference that doesn't follow the template, it just adds more work for me and delays how early I can release this. 
       
      Missing Week 1 info from:
      1. MWC
      2. PAC-12
      3. Sun Belt (for receiving, defense)
      4. AAC
       
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