The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly-Week 1

By: Tony Thomas

September 3, 2019


Here is a look the good, a little of the bad, and the downright ugly performances from week 1:

The Good (actually great..)

QB Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma: passed for 332 yards and ran for 176 and scored a total of 6 TD’s in the Sooners 49-31 win over Houston. This was one of the greatest performances ever for a Sooner quarterback and all he would say regarding his performance is “we have to get better.” He was referring to his teams sloppy defensive play and the number of penalties committed. Hurts is a winner, but he’s an even better leader, playing for something greater than himself and putting his team first. He is everything you want in a starting quarterback. It should not be a surprise that Hurts is now the front-runner to win the Heisman Trophy, after just one game.

The Bad

The Georgia Southern Eagles: held to just 98 total yards by the tenacious LSU defense as the Tigers put a bayou beatdown on the Eagles 55-3. The defense smothered Ga. Southern all night and recorded 2 sacks, 5 tackles for loss, and forced 2 turnovers. The game also featured the debut of the run-pass option, spread offense by LSU, running with no huddle and lining up 4 wide receivers.

The Ugly (really ugly)

The Tennessee Volunteers: Rocky Top hit rock bottom on Saturday as the Vols were beaten by Georgia State 38-30. Ga. State was a 25 point underdog and were paid over $900,000 to come and play the game on Tennessee’s home field. Not a good look for the Jeremy Pruitt era in year 2.

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