- Dawson Haywood
UNC Charlotte has potential to be a Top 25 team
Ok they beat the Duke Blue Devils BUT if you watched the game you would know that their quarterback, Chris Reynolds, is going to be a problem for opponents. Reynolds did a lot of things correct that led the 49ers to win this game. The quarterback, and the entire offense, kept their heads on straight for the entirety of the game, got the job done, and won their first game against a Power 5 opponent. Conference USA may have one or two teams that find their way into the Top-25 so why not Charlotte? Based on how the AP Poll is voting this year I firmly believe that if UNCC can win a few more games they can be ranked for the first time in school history.
Florida State can win the ACC
If you saw the Florida State vs Notre Dame game on Sunday it is evident that they can run with the big dogs, they just have to clean up a few things in order to do so. Defense being the biggest issue at the moment. While the Seminoles lost, going into overtime as an unranked team against the #9 team is enough to build momentum. Clemson, Miami, and Carolina all lost this weekend and will need another week to begin building that momentum, so Florida State has a one week head start. They did put up 38 points on the Fighting Irish which is the most points scored by an ACC team that played a quality opponent. This is a hotter take that I will likely have this season but it is possible if Clemson's offense is as bad as we saw on Saturday.
Lenoir-Rhyne should look at joining the Southern Conference
Anybody that follows football in the state of North Carolina at all levels knows that Lenoir Rhyne University has been dominant in a variety of sports in recent history and football is just one many that they are good at. A large percentage of the student body at the Private University in Hickory, North Carolina is comprised up of student-athletes. Students eat, breathe, and sleep athletics and when you step foot on the campus it is evident that the higher ups of the school prioritize athletics as well. There are a few schools at the FCS level in the Carolinas that I have no doubt Lenoir-Rhyne could run with. Making the jump would bring in better recruits and more money for the University and they are consistently playing at a high level.
Oklahoma's Defense will be the cause of their downfall
I know I have some Oklahoma fans that read these articles so I am not saying anything that you all do not already know. Hopefully the defensive performance against Tulane was just first game jitters that needed to get out. The offense is going to get the job done every single time if this year is anything like last year. They have not scored 24 points or less since the 2016 season against Ohio State. If Oklahoma can keep their opponents to under 21 points they could go undefeated until the dawn of time.
The Coaches Poll is a Joke
Oklahoma State is #23 on the poll and barely scraped by Missouri State... enough said.
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