The Clemson Tigers had the misfortune to draw an SEC team in their first game. With Clemson ranked in the Top 10 and the Alabama Crimson Tide as low as 20, it should have been fairly evenly matched. It wasn’t. Nick Saban had the Tide ready to play, denying the Tigers any semblance of offense while running rampant over Clemsons defense in a 34-10 win. The Clemson Tigers rep for blowing big games grows.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are holding their breath. Heisman Trophy candidate Chris Wells went out with a foot injury in the second quarter. with only two weeks until the primetime contest with the USC Trojans, the Buckeyes can ill aford to lose a major weapon like Wells.
Missouri came out on top of a 52-42 college football shootout with the Illini. Ranked #6, Missouri is looking for bigger and better things as they showcase a powerful offense. The same could be said of Illinois, who recovered from a similiar defeat by Mizzou to play in the Rose Bowl last year.