So, after four weeks Notre Dame, the team America loves to hate is 0-4. All is well in the world.
Louisville is demonstrating that all the offense in the world can't overcome a defense that can't tackle. Losing to Syracuse? Who do they think they are? Michigan? After all, even Illinois beat the Orange to claim the right to be the true Orange and Blue team in the NCAA.
Speaking of the Illini, 3-1 after beating Indiana. Can you say sleeper? I knew you could. Realistically, if they win one of the next three games (Penn St, Wisconsin, Michigan) I'll be ecstatic. Three of the later games (Minnesota, NU, and Ball State) look to be winnable (yes, I know the last of these three gave Nebraska a run, but Illinois seems to have some defense as opposed to Nebraska. Certainly compared to Louisville). That would leave them at 7-5. OK, it's not a national championship record, but after back to back 2-10 seasons I'll take it. And don't give me this, "Big 10 is weak" stuff. The pundits said that last year and the 11 had a better bowl record than the SEC.
In any case, a crazy year. Cal is looking to win the Axe later this year. Maybe they'll knock of the Trojans. Heck even Duke won a game! My take, LSU will lose to someone this year as will USC. These two may well meet in the championship game, but they won't be undefeated.
In the meantime, lots of football to play. And there is a reason they play the games. Any given Saturday and all that.
ILL - INI
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