NEPD Staff Writer CJ Sousa
We have reached Week 7 of the College Football schedule, also known as the unofficial halfway point of the season. Let’s take a peak of my personal top 4, as well as the most important games this weekend impacting the NFL Draft
- Ohio State: I wonder, is anybody truly impressed with Ohio State this season? Their toughest test, Virginia Tech, lost their quarterback halfway through what was a dog fight. Ohio State has since beat Hawaii and Western Michigan soundly, squeaked by Northern Illinois and Indiana and looked largely unimpressive last week in a 21 point home win vs Maryland. They do remain #1, but aren’t as rock solid as they seem.
- LSU: They rank 6th in total defense, 5th in total run defense. Combine that with the best player in College Football in Leonard Fournette, and you have a winning combination. Quarterback Brandon Harris hasn’t been awful either. His stats aren’t amazing by any stretch but he has yet to throw an interception this year. My eyes tell me LSU is better than some of these offensive juggernauts.
- Utah: The Michigan win suddenly looks better and better, as Utah continues to handle their schedule behind one of the best backs in the country, Devontae Booker. Up next for the Utes, home games vs Arizona State, Oregon State, UCLA and Colorado and road trips to USC, Washington and Arizona. An undefeated season is looking more and more possible.
- Clemson: I know, the Big 12 powers (TCU, Baylor) aren’t listed. Fact is, Clemson has quality wins on their resume in a way neither TCU or Baylor does. I’ve been impressed with Deshaun Watson as well. He has turned it over some, sure. However he’s completing 69% of his throws and has been a dual threat as well. As of right now, they get my slightest of slight nods.