This was the week of upsets and it is not surprising at all. This college football season is vastly different than what we have become accustomed to. Because of COVID-19; there is no tailgating, no sold out stadiums or home field advantage.
5) #3 Oklahoma loses to unranked Kansas State:
Two weeks ago, Kansas State lost to Arkansas State 35-31. After being down 28-7, the Wildcats outscored the Sooners, 31-7 in the second half. Including a 17- 0 run in the 4th quarter. Right before the game, Kanas State announced that 7 players would not be available to play because of COVID-19 restrictions. This team was shorthanded on the road and came out victorious. This was a terrible loss for head coach Lincoln Riley and their freshman quarterback, Spencer Rattler. He was 30 for 41, threw 4 touchdown passes but had 3 interceptions. How big of an upset was this? AP top 5 teams have won 504 straight games when leading by 21 or more points. For the first time in 4 years, Oklahoma will not be playing in the Final Four playoffs.
4) Dillion Gabriel is worthy of the Heisman Trophy:
#13 UCF defeated East Carolina, 51-31. Sophomore quarterback, Dillion Gabriel has been the best player in the country over the first two games. He has thrown for 825 yards; 8 touchdown passes and only 1 interception. Keep your eye on Gabriel, this could be a special season for him and the Knights.
3) #5 Florida Gators rout Ole Miss:
The Florida Gators put up 51 points in their blowout win of Ole Miss, 51-35. Kyle Trask threw for 416 yards and 6 touchdown passes. The Gators should be the favorite to win the SEC Championship.
2) #8 Texas pulls off a miracle comeback:
The Texas Longhorns were trailing the Texas Tech Red Raiders by 15 points with just more than 3 minutes left to play. Sam Ehlinger led a magical comeback and Texas won the game,63-56 in overtime. Ehlinger ran for 69 yards, passed for 262 yards, and had 6 total touchdowns. This was one of the most exciting comebacks I have ever seen in college football. With Oklahoma losing, Texas could win their conference and give head coach Tom Herman a Final Four appearance.
1) What a difference a year makes for LSU:
LSU won the National Championship last season by defeating the Clemson Tigers, 42-25. After just one game, their dreams of repeating as National Champions have come crashing down. The Tigers lost to Mississippi state, 44-34. They gave up 623 passing yards. Head Coach Mike Leach had Ed Orgeron unit guessing on defense all day long. The Tigers will not make the post-season
#14 Cincinnati is the best team in college football no one knows about.
The #12 Miami Hurricanes are in for a rude awakening when they play the #1 Clemson Tigers on October 10th.
#4 Georgia outscored Arkansas 32-3 in the 2nd half as they beat the Razorbacks, 37-10
#8 Auburn’s Bo Nix had 3 TD passes leading his team to a 29-13 victory over a good Kentucky Wildcats team.
#2 Alabama dominated Missouri, 38-19. Jaylen Waddle had 8 catches for 138 yards and 2 touchdown receptions.
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