5 Things We Learned About Week 3 in College Football

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It wasn’t a great week, schedule wise, for college football. Week 3 didn’t have a top 25 matchup. But, there were several upsets and developing stories.

5 Things we learned about week 3 in College Football.

5) Roll Tide:

#2 Alabama defeated South Carolina 47-23.
That is not the story, the story here is Nick Saban is now 17-0 against his former assistants. Not one of Saban’s former employees have ever beaten him in a college football game. Quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, had his 8th career game with 4 or more touchdown passes, that set an Alabama school record.

4) #19 Iowa wins at Iowa State:

Coming into this game, Iowa State had won 7 straight home games, that ended Saturday night. Iowa won for the 5th straight time against their in-state rivals. I don’t think Iowa will win ten games this year but they are a very good football team. The problem is… They still have to play at Michigan, at Wisconsin and at Nebraska.

3) USC and Maryland go down in flames:

Neither USC or Maryland had high expectations this year. The Trojans and Terrapins were not ranked in the pre-season top 25 polls. Both teams started 2-0 and were ranked 25 and 21 going into Saturday’s contest. USC lost on the road, in overtime, to BYU 30-27. Maryland lost on the road to unranked Temple, 20-17. This is the 5th straight time that MD has lost a game after they were ranked in the top 25.

2) Who is the front runner for the Heisman Trophy?

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Justin Herbert (Oregon), became the first Duck’s quarterback to have back to back games with 5 touchdown passes.

Tua Tagovailoa continues to put up video game like numbers for Alabama.

Joe Burrow is completing 83% of his passes for LSU. He has 11 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts is 49 for 61 and has 12 total touchdowns in 3 games.

1) Herman Edwards has evolved as a coach.

Arizona state traveled to #18 Michigan State and won 10-7. When Herman Edwards was the Jets coach he was the most conservative offensive football coach in the NFL. After his upset Victory over the Spartans, Edwards said, “Its a nice win but we have to figure out a way to score.” After a decade of coaching, Edwards is finally evolving and realizing that you need offense to win games. This could be the best victory of his coaching career. Arizona State is a team on the rise.

Bonus Coverage:

#17 UCF dominated Stanford 45-27. This game was 38-7 at halftime. What more does UCF have to do to be ranked in the top 10? Over the past 28 games, they are 27-1.

Florida State gave up 21 points in the 4th quarter and lost to Virginia 31-24. Taggert has a career record of 53-39 and he is 6-9 at FSU, including a 3-6 conference record.

Clemson defeated Syracuse on the road 41-6. This team looks bored out of their minds. The only way this team loses a regular season game is if they get complacent.

#7 Notre Dame scored 66 points against New Mexico. They should have saved some of those points, they are going to need it when they travel to #3 Georgia on Saturday

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