Start vs. Sit: Players to Start, Players to Bench for Week 3

Start vs. Sit: Players to Start, Players to Bench for Week 3

This article is part of our Start vs. Sit series.

A couple of weeks into the college football season, we're starting to learn some things. Like, say, maybe Ohio State's run defense isn't going to be that good this year. Also that UConn is terrible, but that was something we all just sort of knew on an elemental level, right? As we head into Week 3 we can focus on what we've seen this year even more than past results, although two games is not exactly a vast amount of knowledge. We're all just doing our best as we figure out who to start, and who to bench, in the world of college football.

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START

Clayton Tune, QB, Houston vs. Grambling

Tune threw four picks in the season opener against Texas Tech. That's bad, and he's always had an issue with turnovers. On the other hand, he's completed 72.1 percent of his passes. When he isn't putting the ball in the hands of an opposing player, it tends to end up in the hands of one of his players. Tune was turnover-free against Rice last week, and he should be even better against Grambling, who just got blanked 37-0 by Southern Miss.

SIT

Brandon Thomas, RB, Memphis vs. Mississippi State

Thomas is off to a hot start to the season, but so far he's played Nicholls State and Arkansas State. Facing Mississippi State will be a different level of completion. Mike Leach's squad was unexpectedly good on defense in 2020, and this year they've allowed 67.5 rushing

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