The sweet, innocent personality in films seems to be the same character who’s gripping the base of the knife at the climax.
The same tomfoolery applies to sports.
You’d rather be lucky than good, yes, but both is better. A few of these dangerous teams last year that swing to the forefront are Virginia, Kentucky, and California.
Subpar numbers in numerous facets could cause their opponent to lose focus, yet they’re efficient enough to deliver proper, lethal blows when the opponent is vulnerable. They may not break the playoff platform, but college football offers a handful of squads that could cause chaos for their competitors in 2015.
North Carolina State Wolfpack
It obviously appears that my fingers cannot type a single article without mentioning my sleeper underdog for 2015 in North Carolina State.
It also wouldn’t make the least bit of sense unless I begin said content by noting quarterback Jacoby Brissett:
The Florida transfer shined barely under the public eye in 2014 and should keep the Heisman voters on their toes in 2015. So, how does one classify a team as “dangerous?”
First, you provide a lethal option at quarterback. Check.
Second, they should perform well as an underdog. The Wolfpack may not have been that team in 2014, but they managed to cover five out of the seven Vegas spreads in that role.
While a top-tier skills group on offense won’t make my cut as the third component, they do return receiver Bo Hines and running back Shadrach Thornton, as both led North Carolina State in yards in their respective areas.
I noted in my previous article that the Wolfpack, led by Brissett, should pose a challenge to Clemson, as the Tigers clash with the Seminoles the following week. They also catch Louisville in a weird spot, with the Cardinals given a bye week before they travel down to Tallahassee.
Give me look-ahead games for $2000, Trebek.
Penn State Nittany Lions
Fellow Today’s U writer Dustin Schutte proved some great points in his case for the Nittany Lions in 2015, led by highly-touted quarterback Christian Hackenberg.
A roller coaster-type season in ’14 should not be solely laid on the shoulders of the sophomore of Palmyra, Virginia, considering an inept wide receiving core left the navy and white in disarray much of the season.
Glancing at the cream of the crop in 2015, Penn State will welcome Michigan to Beaver Stadium the week before the Wolverines clash with their bitter rival in Ohio State.
An attendance that has ranked in the top five for 24 consecutive seasons, I won’t be the least bit surprised to see Penn State with a flawless 8-0 home record in this upcoming season.
Kansas State Wildcats
Bill Snyder’s bunch exceeded expectations a season ago, with the Wildcats culminating the year with nine wins including victories versus Texas, Oklahoma, and West Virginia.
I expect the talent to plummet on the offensive side of the ball given All-American and the university’s all-time leader in receiving yards,Tyler Lockett, will be gone. But, I will enjoy seeing the numerous playmakers on the defensive side of the ball, primarily in the secondary with Morgan Burns, Danzal McDaniel, and Dante Burnett.
A Bill Snyder-coached team almost always rises to the occasion, whether the talent is present or not. The Wildcats will see Baylor, TCU, and Oklahoma all at home in 2015–expect at least one of those squads to be upset by K-State.