September 23rd, 2018 at 1:44 PM ^

Also of note: defense is 4th in S&P+. The only team in the top ten with a higher ranked defense is Washington (7th overall). And our top 2 DTs are out.

Are we still going to discuss whether Don Brown is overrated?

yossarians tree

September 23rd, 2018 at 2:28 PM ^

I'm really pulling for Kemp. Seems like a great kid who has been trying to find a position. His confidence is really starting to come on. Hopefully Solomon can get back for that Wiscy, MSU, PSU trifecta. Mixed signals from the Fort, with JH saying he's day to day and Mone saying he'll "be back this season." Umbig11 said he's a ways from coming back.

snarling wolverine

September 23rd, 2018 at 1:47 PM ^

I think our ranking is justified.  Last year we couldn't say that - it was hard to say if we ever belonged in the top 25.  It seems clear to me that we're a better team than last year.  Maybe not at every single position, but in the majority, and certainly at the most important one.

Right now we legitimately look like a top 15 team.   We lost to a 4-0 team on the road by one score, then beat our next three opponents (none of them named Rutgers) by a combined score of 150-33.

The one catch is that we have to show we can do it away from home, too.