Bob Kemp

NFL AND CFB HEROES AND ZEROES

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NFL WEEK #2
       *HEROES (TEAM) – BALTIMORE: The Ravens, absent injured running backs, wide receivers and defensive backs, rallied from 11 down in the fourth quarter to beat Kansas City.
        *HERO (PLAYER) – DERRICK CARR: The Raiders are 2+zero and Carr leads the league with 817 passing yards.
        *HERO (COACH) – FORMER ARIZONA STATE COORDINATOR PHIL SNOW: The Panthers defensive coordinator is certain to be a primary character during Thursday night’s Panthers-Texans national televised game.
        *ZEROES (TEAM) – SEATTLE: 55 straight home wins when leading by at least 15 points in the second half, until Sunday against the Titans
        *ZERO (PLAYER) – JOE BURROW: Interceptions on three straight possessions is rare. Might his 2019 at LSU be a season when everything fell into place.
        *ZERO (COACH) – NICK SIRIANNI: The Eagles outplayed the Niners, but some horrendous play-calling was decisive.
CFB WEEK #3
        *HEROES (TEAM) – PENN STATE: The Lions look like the best team in an improved Big Ten and were just as athletic versus SEC opponent Auburn.
        *HERO (PLAYER) – JAKE HAENER: The Fresno State quarterback overcame injury leading Fresno to a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to win at UCLA.
        *HERO (COACH) – MEL TUCKER: The Spartans, picked by some to be the worst team in the Big Ten, are 3-0 after running away in the fourth quarter to win at Miami (Florida, not Ohio).
        *ZEROES (TEAM) – OHIO STATE: The defense held 0-3 Tulsa to 501 yards in front of a crowd of 74,000, the smallest home attendance in Columbus since 1971.
        *ZERO (COACH) – PAT NARDUZZI: Every year his Pitt team has a shock the world moment and what happened moment – he is halfway there in 2021 after losing 44-41 to Western Michigan.
        *ZERO (MISCELLANEOUS) – THREE TOP 25 VOTERS: Alabama didn’t cover the two-touchdown number but it still beat a top 10 opponent in Gainesville, yet three of the 62 voters did not keep Alabama at number one this week.