College Football: 5 Things We Learned About Week 13

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5) The Manny Diaz experiment should be over in Miami:

FIU was a 20-point underdog coming into their Saturday contest with the Hurricanes. The Panthers were 0-3 all-time against Miami. All that changed on Saturday when they upset Manny Diaz’s team 30-24. Miami was down 23-3 before a 4th quarter comeback. This team showed up flat and not ready to play. Diaz has done a terrible job running this program. The school should part ways with him at the end of the year.

4) Does Chip Kelly get one more year at UCLA?:

The UCLA Bruins have about 70 freshman and sophomores on their roster. They are 4-7 and 4-4 in the PAC-12 Conference. This team has a lot of young talent but got embarrassed Saturday by their cross-town rivals, USC, 52-35. Kelly can be ornery and doesn’t like dealing with the media and boosters. Does UCLA give him 1 more year to try and turn this program around? Two straight years and no bowl appearances is not getting it done. If Kelly struggles next season he might be fired before the conclusion of it.

3) Are the Georgia Bulldogs Overrated?:

No.4 Georgia defeated Texas A&M 19-13 in front of 92,000 fans in Athens, Georgia. The Bulldogs will play #1 LSU in the SEC Championship Game on December 7th. Kirby Smart’s team doesn’t have one dominant win against a tough opponent.

Georgia 24… Florida 17
Georgia 21…Auburn 14
Georgia 19… Texas A&M 13.

This team hasn’t shown the fire power on offense to compete with an Ohio State, LSU or Clemson team.

2) Oklahoma is still in the mix:

NO.9 Oklahoma held on to beat TCU, 28-24. Jalen Hurts is putting up running back numbers. The quarterback rushed 28 times for 173 yards. He also threw for 2 touchdown passes. With their win, Oklahoma clinched a spot in the Big-12 Championship Game. Don’t count this team out. Lincoln Riley and Hurts could lead this team to a 3rd straight Final Four Appearance.

1) You play to win the game! ASU upsets Oregon, 31-28:

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Arizona State was facing a third-and-16 with 3:54 remaining in the 4th quarter. Brandon Aiyuk caught an 81 yard touchdown pass from true freshman, Jayden Daniels. 15 years ago, Herman Edwards would have run the ball on 3rd and long and punted away. Edwards has evolved as a coach and realizes that defense can no longer win games alone. In college, you have to be able to put up points to compete with high powered offenses. The Oregon Ducks didn’t deserve to win this game. They were out-coached and outplayed. Congrats to Edwards and the Arizona State staff. The future looks bright in Tempe,AZ because Edwards is playing to win the game.

Bonus Coverage:

SMU started the season 8-0, they are now 9-2 after losing to Memphis, 54-48 and Navy, 35-28.

The Cincinnati Bearcats are 10-1. Sadly, no one outside of “Cincy” is paying attention.

Penn State lost to Ohio State 28-17. They battled all game in front of a hostile, Ohio crowd. Will Levis came off the bench and helped his team come back and make the game competitive. Levis looked impressive on the road and I would be shocked if he doesn’t see playing time in the next coming weeks.

Alabama won 66-3 against Western Carolina. Mac Jones was 10/12 for 275 yards and 3 touchdowns. The true test for Jones will come next week when they travel to Auburn.


The Sports Whisperer’s Top 5 :

5) Georgia
4) Oklahoma
3) Ohio State
2) Clemson
1) LSU

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