656 yds 8tds
581 yds 5tds
566 yds 5tds
440 yds 4tds
453 yds 3tds
217 yds rushing 5tds
Those are just some of the ridiculous offensive numbers put up in the early games on Saturday. Sitting on top of that list is West Virginia’s Geno Smith who lit up Baylor in the Mountaineers first Big 12 game. After that performance it’s hard not to have the WVU QB the Heisman front runner. Baylor’s Nick Florence didn’t exactly disappoint with his 581 yards and five tds.
Down in the ACC, Miami and NC State had their own barn burner, with Miami QB Stephen Morris breaking a school and conference record with 566 yards passing. Oh yeah, Morris had over 400 yards passing last week too, the kid can play. NC State’s Mike Glennon had a pretty sick game in the loss with 440 yards. Are we sure the defensive coordinators are on salary?
How about Texas A&M getting their first SEC win today on the shoulders of Johnny Manziel who threw for a school record 453 yards en route to a 58-10 drubbing of Arkansas. Boy does Arkansas stink. Then how about Benny Cunningham of Middle Tennessee State gashing Georgia Tech in Atlanta with 217 yards and 5 Tds? The Blue Raiders pulled off the road upset.
What can be said about these offensive performances in the early games on Saturday? No matter how you break it down, these performances were fun to watch. It makes you excited to see what happens next weekend. That said, it would be nice to see some defense too.