College football Week 3: What we learned

Things are starting to shape-up in the college football world, as we begin to see teams wrap up their non-conference schedules and dive into the conference slate.

Outside of the Texas A&M/Alabama game, there weren’t many marquee matchups in Week 3,but don’t worry, more entertaining football is rapidly approaching.

There wasn’t much to take note of this past weekend, but here is what we learned from Week 3 of the 2013 college football season.


Butch JonesButch Jones has a lot of work to do

After winning its first two games of the season in dominating fashion – albeit against Austin Peay and Western Kentucky – there was a slight glimmer of hope that Tennessee would be competitive in the SEC this season. After Saturday’s 59-14 embarrassment at the hands of the Oregon Ducks, the honeymoon has officially ended for Butch Jones, and it’s time to get to work.

Games against South Alabama, Missouri, Vanderbilt and Kentucky are certainly winnable contests, making bowl eligibility a manageable goal for the Volunteers this season.

That’s OK for this season, but mediocrity will not be tolerated for long in Knoxville. Jones will need to figure out how to win big games in football’s toughest conference.


The Big Ten is in big trouble

Coming off an abysmal season in the 2012 campaign, the Big Ten had an opportunity to prove itself a worthy conference.

Across the board, it appears the Big Ten will be as lousy in 2013 as it was last season.

Big Ten teams went 7-5 this weekend, but with no impressive wins. Illinois, Wisconsin and Nebraska had opportunities to knock off strong Pac-12 teams, Purdue could have made a statement with a home win over a ranked Notre Dame team and Penn State had a chance to take down a very good UCF team. But all of that flew out the window.

In addition to losing those “statement” games, Michigan needed a last second stop to hold off a bad Akron team and Minnesota looked terrible in an ugly 29-12 win over Western Illinois.

It’s safe to say that it may take a few years before the Big Ten is back in top-tier of the college football world.


The Pac-12 is the second best conference in college football

Much like the Big Ten, the Pac-12 had a lot to prove this past Saturday on the gridiron. With 10 games on the slate (Fresno St. vs. Colorado was postponed), the conference went 9-1, Cal’s 52-34 loss to Ohio State was the only blemish.

The Pac-12 still doesn’t have the power to remove the crown from atop the SEC but it’s still a very good conference. The fast-paced, high-scoring, speed-laden games make for entertaining late-night football games and is tough for most other conference to deal with.


TCU is slipping

The Horned Frogs played a tough game in the opening week against a solid LSU team. After a win last week against Southeast Louisiana, TCU had a winnable road game against Texas Tech and fell 20-10.

It wasn’t a game we’re accustomed to seeing TCU play, but then again, the Big 12 is a lot better than the Mountain West Conference.

TCU is in it’s second year in Big 12 and is still making adjustments to a major conference, but the Horned Frogs must figure things out in a hurry to remain relevant in the recruiting game. Texas is a hard state to recruit in. It’s even harder if you have a mediocre team competing against Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and Baylor.


Florida International is the worst team in college football

It’s not like Florida International is a national threat in the world of college football, but the Golden Panthers have reached an impressively miserable level of bad.

FIU is averaging just 7.7 points per game while giving up 38.3. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the Golden Panthers were clobbered by FCS foe Bethune-Cookman 34-13 this week.

If you’re looking for cheap football tickets in the Miami area, FIU is the place to go!


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