Pro Football Focus posted its top takeaways from Week 6
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Following Week 6 this morning, Steve Palazzolo of profootballfocus.com posted his top takeaways.
Playoff picture stays clear at the top
When talking about the top teams in the country, Palazzolo mentioned Ohio State showing the most weakness and Michigan piggybacking off of Ohio State’s drubbing of Rutgers a week ago with a 78-0 victory over the Scarlet Knights this week.
He believes the top-five (of Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, Washington and Michigan) have separated themselves from the rest of the teams.
Quarterbacks coming back down to Earth
“Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett had an uneven stat line with 135 rushing yards on 24 carries but a 9-for-21, 93-yard effort through the air that included a one for seven line on passes thrown at least 10 yards in the air,” Palazzolo said. “It came out as a 59.0 passing grade and 86.3 rushing grade.”
He then talked about Minnesota’s Mitch Leidner.
“Minnesota QB Mitch Leidner finished at 50.8 overall against Iowa on his 13-for-33 166-yard effort that included two interceptions. He’d been off to a solid, yet safe start as a passer this season.”
Stats of the Week
“Michigan CB Jourdan Lewis has now been targeted 10 times on the season, allowing two catches for seven yards (0.7 yards/attempt).”
Lewis isn’t just an elite corner in the Big Ten. He could be the best in the country.
And then, there’s Rutgers.
“Rutgers has now been outscored 184-13 in their three games against top-five teams Washington, Ohio State, and Michigan,” Palazzolo said.
Any team facing three top-five teams are going to be in a world of hurt, but Rutgers hasn’t come close. The loss of Janarion Grant really hurt the Scarlet Knights.
All of Palazzolo’s takeaways can be read here.