By Scott Shirley

Stock Down

Oklahoma and Landry Jones- This seems to be a yearly thing for the Oklahoma Sooners. They come into the season highly rated but falter early in the season. This season that lost was to Kansas State (24-19). KSU is a very good team but still you are Oklahoma you shouldn’t lose these games especially at home. In fact this was Bob Stoop’s first lost at home to a ranked team since he has been at Oklahoma. QB Landry Jones continues to struggle in big games. After a breakout sophomore season Jones has regressed. Jones pretty much blew any chance of winning the Heisman in the loss.

Denard Robinson- Robison has regressed so far in his senior season. On Saturday he threw for 138 passing yards, and he only rushed for 90 yards. The worst part is he committed 5 turnovers, 4 of which were really bad interceptions. In the previous two games against the Fighting Irish Robinson lit up the Notre Dame defense. In the two meetings he averaged 291 passing yards and 183 rushing yards. So far this season Robinson has threw 6 touchdowns to 8 interceptions.

Big Ten – The Big Ten has been down for a while, but this  year the Big Ten is really, really bad. This past week Michigan looked horrible against Notre Dame, Iowa lost to Central Michigan, Illinois got destroyed by Louisiana Tech. Wisconsin also struggled with UTEP and Michigan State did the same with Eastern Michigan. Conference play starts this week but the Big Ten had a horrible non-conference slate. They lost to three MAC schools, went 0-3 versus Notre Dame, and 1-3 vs. the Pac 12.

Arkansas- The Razorbacks are falling apart. After a horrible loss to Alabama, Arkansas came out in week 4 against Rutgers and laid an egg. The Hogs surrendered 525 total yards of offense to Rutgers and gave away an early 10 point lead. After returning from an injury QB Tyler Wilson threw 2 interceptions and Arkansas only gained 73 yards on the ground.

Arizona (redzone) offense- When you look at the final score you would think Arizona had no chance in their 49-0 loss to Oregon. The Wildcats had 6 trips to the redzone but came away with zero points. Has this ever happened in the history of football? Many of these chances came early in the game.

Missouri- Cleary the Tigers are not ready for the SEC. With their 31-10 loss to South Carolina, Missouri is now 0-2 in the SEC. Their only touchdown came with 17 seconds left in the game. They are learning their spread offense really doesn’t work against elite SEC defenses. On Saturday the Tigers just mustered 109 rushing yards and 146 passing yards.





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