After a long off season, the first week of the 2015 college football season did much to satiate the hunger of football fans. Although, many teams witnessed defensive struggles, blowouts and there were a couple of notable upsets. But, when put together, fans had a clue as to how well some of the top teams have prepared in the race for the NCAA Football championship.
Ohio State Buckeyes look to be in a class of their own. During the off season, fans wondered how the 2015 version of Ohio State would pan out. On Monday, fans got their answer, when Cardale Jones ended up beating J.T. Barrett for the starting QB and amassed 3 touchdowns, with 285 yards of total offense.
Moreover, receiver Braxton Miller scored 140 all-purpose yards on the reception, as well as run. On the updated NCAA Championship odds, the Buckeyes are favored at 8/5 to claim the 2015 NCAA Championship.
Other notable contenders include Alabama who accumulated a great win over Wisconsin, in a match that saw good production from QB Jake Coker and hard running from Derrick Henry. As per ESPN.com, Coker accumulated 213 yards and a touchdown on 15-of-21 passing, while Henry rushed for 147 yards and 3 TD’s. In that game, Alabama’s defense stifled the Wisconsin’s running game and held them to 40 yards & 21 carries. Additionally, a dominant Alabama defense held the Badgers to 1.9 yards carry.
There’re some letdowns left to be mended in Tide’s secondary, but even if that takes some time to get fixed, they’ll still be able to outscore any opposition.