5 Things We Learned About Week 12 In College Football

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5) Does Clemson have the best offense in college football?

The Clemson Tigers dominated Wake Forest, 52-3. Over their past 6 games, Dabo Swinney’s team has scored…

  • 45
  • 45
  • 59
  • 59
  • 55
  • 52 points.

All of these games were over by half-time. For some reason, the entire college football world, is overlooking how good the NO.3 Tigers are. There is a reason Swinney has been to the Final Four playoffs, 4 years in a row.

4) Undefeated Minnesota loses to Iowa:

#17 Minnesota was riding high after their week 10 victory over previously unbeaten Penn State, 31-26. All that ended by Saturday afternoon. #20 Iowa upset the #8 Gophers, 23-19. Kirk Ferentz continues to do a great job at Iowa. In 20 seasons as the Hawkeyes coach, he has only had 3 losing seasons. He may not get the best players in the country to play for him, but he coaches his tail off and his teams never beat themselves. It seems like almost every year, his football program upsets a top 10 team.

3) The Ducks keep rolling:

Oregon jumped out to an early halftime lead before shutting out Arizona in the 2nd half. The Ducks cruised to a 34-6 victory. This Oregon team has won 9 straight games and they are playing as good as anyone in the country. Justin Herbert was 20-28 for 333 yards and 4 touchdowns. The Ducks have elite team speed on both sides of the ball, and their offensive line is dominant. If they win the PAC-12 Championship, they should go to the Final Four Playoffs.

2) Did Nick Saban pick the wrong guy:

Tua Tagovailoa has been a human video game. He has played in 32 games and has 96 total touchdowns only 11 interceptions and an insane QB rating of 198.5. The Crimson Tide were leading 35-7 late in the second half on Saturday when Tua dislocated his hip. The Former Hawaii high school star is out for the season. Nick Saban is not to blame here for leaving Tua in. Most coaches don’t take their starters out, no matter what the score, until after half-time. At this point in his life, there is no reason for Tua to come back to Tuscaloosa and play football. He should go through his rehabilitation and spend the next 6 months to a year preparing for the 2020 or 2021 draft. He has had a great career but he has gotten hurt too many times.

Jalen Hurts is a winner:

#10 Oklahoma was trailing (9-0) Baylor, 31-10 on the road at half-time. They outscored the Bears 24-0 in the 2nd half, including 17-0 in the final quarter. Jalen Hurts, who used to play for Alabama, threw for 297 years, 4 touchdown passes and rushed 27 times for 114 yards. Hurts did all of this without their star wide receiver, Cee Dee Lamb. What Hurts did on Saturday night was one of the gutsiest, toughest performances I have ever seen on a football field. Hurts “willed” his team to victory, in front of a hostile crowd on the road. I don’t think Hurts is going to win the Hiesman Trophy, but no player is more important to his team. Its almost impossible not to root for this kid after Nick Saban let him walk away from Alabama.

Bonus Coverage:

LSU’s Joe Burrow is completing 78% of his passes, has 41 total touchdowns and only 6 interceptions. He is having one of the most productive and efficient seasons, in the history of college football.

Georgia is ranked #4 in the country, Does anyone think they are a legitimate threat to win the National Championship?

Michigan is going to finish the season with 9 or 10 wins. This is who they are, they are a very good program but they aren’t an elite Program. They are not Ohio State, Clemson, Alabama or Oklahoma. Michigan is not a national contender but they are a top 15 team. So where do they go from here… Do they keep Jim Harbaugh who will always get them 8-10 wins or do they look for a new coach?

The Sports Whisperer’s Top 5:
5) Georgia
4) Oregon
3) Ohio State
2) Clemson
1) LSU

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