Powered by:
as known from New York Timesas known from USA Todayas known from yahoo!
Contains commercial content
The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / 5 Takeaways from week 1 of the 2021 College Football season

5 Takeaways from week 1 of the 2021 College Football season

What did we learn?
Publish Date: 09/06/2021
Fact checked by: Simon Briffa
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 04: Dorian Thompson-Robinson #1 of the UCLA Bruins in the second quarter at Rose Bowl on September 04, 2021 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

1) Michigan could be a surprise team in the Big Ten

The Wolverines dominated a solid Western Michigan, and they did it on the ground. So you might ask, is beating Western Michigan that big of a deal, and the answer would be no, but it’s not who they beat. It’s how they beat them. The Wolverines showcased a physicality reminiscent of the days of Bo in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines averaged 7.8 yards per carry while rushing for 334 yards. Cade McNamara went 9 of 11 for 136 yards and 2 touchdowns, and I think the Wolverines are here to stay this year, and this could be the season they can hang a big fat L on Ohio State.

2) Slowdown the Indiana hype train

Michael Pennix was god-awful in Saturday’s 34-6 loss at Iowa. The Hoosier’s defense was solid, giving up just 20 points, but the offense was atrocious. I know it’s just one game in a hostile environment, but I really think the Hoosiers are in some trouble. In a couple of weeks, they will welcome the Cincinnati Bearcats to Bloomington, and if Saturday was any indication, they could be in some trouble in that game.

3) Chip Kelly could bring UCLA back into the National spotlight

Kelly has proven he is not an NFL coach, but he has also proven he is a big-time college coach, which was shown in the Bruins 38-27 win over LSU. My guess is the Tigers will have a new coach at the end of the season, and Chip Kelly might very well have a Pac 12 Title in his pocket.

4) Alabama is still the best team until further notice

The Crimson Tide just reloaded, the defense was dominant, and Quarterback Bryce Young is a stud. The Tide has formed under Saban, the most dominant dynasty College Football has ever seen, and it doesn’t seem to be coming to an end anytime soon.

5) Watch out for the Cincinnati Bearcats

You heard it here. First, the cats will go to Indiana and win and follow that up with a win at Notre Dame. Do not be surprised if this team is in the College Football Playoffs when it’s all said and done. They have an elite coach in Luke Fickell and a big-time Quarterback in Desmond Ridder.

Read Also
Top-10 Running Backs in College Football History: Who was the Greatest?
I start off by saying that this list does not take into ...
The Greatest College Basketball Team of All Time
Rating the greatest college basketball teams ever has been done many times ...
Bet365 Promo
Top-15 Running Backs in CFL History
Fleming retired from the CFL and the BC Lions following the 1966 ...
Top 18 Greatest College Football Coaches of All-time
Current active coaches are not included in this list. That means don't ...
Come Fly with me: How the 1988-89 Chicago Bulls pushed forward to an NBA dynasty.
Find the best sportsbook to bet on the NBA Playoffs! Prologue: By ...
Esteban de Jesus, Roberto Duran y AIDS (1972-89)
Many of us dream of celebrity sports fame, but only cruel individuals ...
Top 50 NBA players under 25 years old in 2021: Doncic bests Young
This year’s playoffs confirmed that the NBA is in good hands. The ...
Grading every NFL team’s picks from the 2021 NFL Draft
Quickly, click away if you’re going to get upset by reading draft ...
Sam Teets 2021 NFL three-round predictive mock draft 6.0
This is a predictive NFL mock draft and my final of the ...
Sportsbook of the month
FanDuel - Get your Bonus Bet now! Get your Bonus Bet now!
Latest Sport News
Top-15 Miami Dolphins of All-Time
    Dick intercepted 34 passes with 792 ...
2024 NFL Mock Draft
It's Draft Season! For my first Mock Draft ...
Big Ten Basketball Power Rankings (02/19/2024)
Ohio State upset Purdue after firing Chris Holtman; ...
Find out what the legends have to say about sports this week....
Find out what the legends have to say about sports this week....

Players must be 21 years of age or older or reach the minimum age for gambling in their respective state and located in jurisdictions where online gambling is legal. Please play responsibly. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey at 1-800-Gambler or www.800gambler.org; or (b) Gamblers Anonymous at 855-2-CALL-GA or www.gamblersanonymous.org.

This site is using Cloudflare and adheres to the Google Safe Browsing Program. We adapted Google's Privacy Guidelines to keep your data safe at all times.

Players accepted in the US US Flag
Stake.us Exclusive Bonus
$55 Stake Cash + 260K Gold Coins + 5% Rakeback
Promo Code
Visit Site
T&Cs apply, 18+
Payment Methods
  • Exclusive promo code: TGTSOCIAL
  • Play Plinko, Hilo, Crash and more!
  • Get Stake Cash bonuses every day!
Stake Originals
Your Promo Code:
The bonus offer of was already opened in an additional window. If not, you can open it also by clicking the following link:
Visit Site