Sunday, September 6, 2015

The Fallout: Derrick Henry, Malik Zaire, Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Week One Sunday edition.

Oh Henry!
David Ubben profiles Alabama running back Derrick Henry, who ran for 147 yards. with three touchdowns on 13 carries during Satruday's 35-17 Crimson Tide victory over Wisconsin. (Sports on Earth)

Malik it Happen?
Pat Forde says Notre Dame could contend for a spot in the CFP thanks to starting quarterback Malik Zaire. The Fighting Irish defeated Texas 38-3 on Saturday. (Yahoo! Sports)

The reports of the Big Ten's revival were greatly exaggerated.
Kevin McGuire looks at the Big Ten's disastrous start during Week one of the college football season, which saw disappointing losses from Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Penn State, and Wisconsin, and Rutgers' dismissal of five players that it had suspended on Friday for brushes with the law. (College Football Talk)

Where Do We Go From Here?
On the other hand, Northwestern's upset victory over Stanford has Henry Bushnell wondering if Wildcats' fans should adjust expectations for the team's success in 2015. (Inside Northwestern)

Stop laughing, Pac-12...
The B1G's eternal rival conference, the Pac-12, had a less-than-stellar Week One as well, as Yahoo! Sports points out. In addition to Stanford's loss to Northwestern, Washington State lost to FCS school Portland State, and Colorado, Washington, and Arizona State all lost.

Quarterback controversy, what quarterback controversy?
Knox Bardeen looks at a potential QB controversy at Texas A&M involving starter Kyle Allen and much-hyped freshman Kyler Murray. (Sports on Earth)

The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday. 
Larry Lage says Michigan State "has work to do" before next Saturday's game against Oregon. This despite beating Western Michigan 37-24.  (AP/Yahoo! Sports)

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