5 Things We Learned About Week 9 In College Football

Photo Credit: (Marcio Jose Sanchez, Associated Press.)

#5) Here comes Chip Kelly:

UCLA defeated No. 24 Arizona State 42-32. The Bruins were up 42-10, before giving up 22 point in the 4th quarter. Chip Kelly’s team is 3-5 but they have 75 freshman and sophomores on his roster. This is the 2nd time this season that UCLA has beaten a Top 25 team. Senior, running back Joshua Kelley rushed for 164 yards and had 4 TD’s. It is going to take time for this coaching staff to turn UCLA around but, this is a very good victory for a young program that is learning how to win.

#4) Can No.11 Oregon make the playoffs?:

Justin Herbert and Oregon drove down the field with a minute left to beat Washington State,37-35. It was the first time in 4 years that Ducks were able to defeat the Huskies. CJ Verdell was the MVP of the game. The sophomore running back rushed 23 times for 257 yards and 3 touchdowns. Verdell averaged 11.2 yards per rushing attempt. The Ducks have won 7 in a row since their opening game loss to No. 9 Auburn, 27-21.

#3) No.5 Oklahoma gets dominated:

For 8 Weeks Oklahoma was considered by many to be the best team in college football. Lincoln Riley was in the running for coach of the year and Jalen Hurts was player of the year. All that changed Saturday afternoon in Manhattan, Kansas. Kansas State upset the Sooners 48-41. The Wildcats rushed for 213 yards and dominated the time of possession, 38:08-21:52. This was a heartbreaking loss for Oklahoma who had National Championship aspirations.

#2) No. 19 Michigan gets a signature win for Jim Harbaugh:

The Wolverines controlled No.8 Notre Dame from start to finish. Michigan led 17-0 at halftime and scored 21 points in the 4th quarter to win, 45-14. Harbaugh’s team lost 8th straight games against top 10 teams before routing the Fighting Irish. Michigan and Harbaugh will face their toughest test on November 30th when they host undefeated, No.3 Ohio State.

#1) Everything is working for No. 2 LSU:

Joe Burrow passes for 321 yards and had two total touchdowns in LSU’s home victory against No.9 Auburn. LSU had 508 total yards to Auburns 287. The Tigers have a bye before the travel to Tuscaloosa to take on the #1 team in the country, Alabama. If LSU can upset the Crimson Tide, they will make it to the Final Four playoffs and be the favorite to win the National Championship. Win or lose,Ed Orgeron should win coach of the year.

Bonus Coverage:

Photo Credit: (USA Today).

Ohio State continues to dominate every team they play. Are they the best team in the country?

How good is No. 6 Penn State? We will know more in a couple of weeks. They play at (8-0) Minnesota on November 9th and at Ohio State on November 23rd.

What am I missing about Matt Campbell, the head coach of Iowa State. Every “so-called” expert keeps saying he is a great coach. He is 24-22 at Iowa State, how is that great? You are what your record is.

No. 20 Iowa won 20-0 this weekend. Head coach, Kirk Ferentz just quietly goes about his business. Since 1999 Iowa has a record of 158-103. Ferentz will never win a National Championship but, year in and out, his team is well coached.

The Sports Whisperer’s top 7

7. Florida
6. Oregon
5. Penn State
4. Ohio State
3. Clemson
2. LSU
1. Alabama

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