The biggest development of the ninth week came from the field and shook the ESPN capacity assessments.
Star quarterback Clemson Trevor Lawrence passed the COVID 19 test. The coach of Dabo Piggy said Lawrence after the 32-28 victory of the Tigres on Saturday, would not have time to return to Notre Dame this weekend.
New quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei ran 342 yards and played well in Lawrence’s sub, but the Tigers simply aren’t a team without their first place in the Heisman Trophy. This week, Clemson dropped two stains and Notre Dame won ground.
Finally, both teams will decide on Saturday in South Bend what they will do on the field.
Somewhere along the way, Alabama will definitely miss dynamic Jaylen Waddle, who lost the season a week ago due to a broken ankle, but the Crimson Tide looked more explosive than ever in the race in Mississippi on Saturday with a 41-0 victory. Mac Jones threw four more touchdowns, all from DeVonte Smith, who finished with 11 traps for 203 yards. It was 1995 in Alabama. Victory in a row over an impeccable opponent, the longest series of this type in the history of FBS. Tide now has a week off before she travels to meet the LSU support team.
Next appointment: at the LSU (18:00 ET 14 November, CBS).
Sure, it’s a double job, but Ohio looks like one of the elite college football teams this season. Quarterback Justin Fields is taking over. On Saturday, he made four more touchdowns on Route 38-25 and defeated Penn State, but this Ohio attack is not limited to Fields. Master Teague III stormed 110 meters while Chris Olav and Garrett Wilson finished with over 100 meters of touchdown.
Next topic: against Rutgers (7:30 ET Saturday, Big Ten network).
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Justin Fields continues his Heisman campaign by scoring four touchdowns to help Ohio destroy Penn State in Happy Valley.
Suddenly the road to the ACC championship looks a little less daunting for Notre Dame, who passed Georgia Tech on the way to a 31-13 victory on Saturday. On Saturday, when the Irish and Tigers meet in South Bend, Clemonson will not start with quarterback Trevor Lawrence, and Notre Dame will go to the tournament and play defense. The Irish have only admitted two touchdowns in their last three games.
Next point: against Clemson (19:30 p.m. Eastern Time, NBC).
What a week for the Clemson soccer team, which learned Wednesday that star quarterback Trevor Lawrence has tested positive for KOVID-19 and will be at least 10 days out of the game. After that, the Tigers lost 18 points at home on Saturday in the second quarter. The good news for the Tigers is that they managed to come back and make Boston College the 28th college in the world. For the second time in a row, the team defeated its opponent from ACC 34-28. But they need to play better and a lot cleaner in defense this weekend if they want to come to Notre Dame 29 times in a row, especially as coach Dabo Piggy announced after the game that Lawrence won’t play against the Irish.
Next point: Notre Dame (19:30 p.m. Eastern Time, NBC).
The Doubles have never had defensive problems this season and neither has he. Few or no defenders in university football are better than this Georgian defense, which set the tone again with a 14-3 victory in Kentucky on Saturday. However, given this season’s showdown, with Florida scoring in the clump, it remains to be seen whether Georgia, so dependent on their defense, can continue to win. Quarterback Stetson Bennett tried to make 13 runs Saturday, two of which were intercepted.
Next game day: against Florida (3:30 p.m. Saturday, CBS).
A five-player playoff team at a college football school? It’s still the longest way, but Cincinnati is doing everything he can to make at least one argument. The Bearcats were one of the most complete teams in the country, and they took it to another level on Saturday with the 49-10 demolition of Memphis. Cincinnati has scored a total of 40 runs in the last four games, with quarterback Desmond Knight playing for the Heisman Trophy. In the Bearcats’ fifth touchdown, Knight missed three touchdowns and made two more, achieving at least two victories.
Next point: against Houston (3:30 ET Saturday, ESPN/ESPN2).
Another unilateral victory for BYU sends the cougar to his most important game of the season – Friday night in the state of Boise – with a chance to win a place in the Sixth New Year’s Cup. Quarterback Zack Wilson was tough, even impressive, against west Kentucky, and an excellent performance against the Broncos on blue grass could have pushed him to become a Heisman Trophy finalist.
Next point: Boise State (21:45 EST, Friday, FS1).
It seems the Indiana football team doesn’t swim in these waters very often, so no one complains about the slow pace at which Rutgers beat them 37-21 on Saturday. Indiana played two games and for the first time since 1991, Huzers ended up in the Big Ten with a 2-0 victory. They won on Saturday despite 11 shots at goal for 118 meters and 2 of 12 in third place, but quarterback Michael Penix Jr. is back at the top of Penn State as he was a week ago. Penix missed three touchdowns and ran for another goal, while Hoosiers gets a 3-0 chance next week when Michigan comes to town.
Next: against Michigan (ET Saturday afternoon, FS1).
It’s about Aggis, who recovered from the first season by beating Vanderbilt and losing Alabama 52-24 in the second week of the season, and is now a team with a 9-1 legal shot. Texas A&M won Saturday with 42:31 against the greatly improved Arkansas team, and the schedule is also very favorable in other respects. The Aggi has shown balance in the attack and now plays with great confidence.
Next point: South Carolina (Saturday, to be confirmed).
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Number 8, Texas A&M, thanks to Kellen Monda’s remarkable 21:26 accuracy with three TDs achieved a reliable home win at 43:21 against Arkansas.
The three-week break did not seem to overwhelm the alligators, who had all kinds of problems with KOVID-19. In fact, they played their best defense of the season on Saturday and strangled Missouri to win 41-17 at home. It was the first time the Gators could win the game after Texas lost A&M with a score of 10. October (41-38). They will now have to wait and see what the consequences of the defeat of the SEC office will be after a fight between the teams that broke out at the end of the first half. There could be a suspension, which will be especially costly when the Jacksonville weekend starts with Georgia.
Next: against Georgia (3:30 p.m. Eastern time, Saturday, CBS).
At the moment it’s hard to say when the Badgers will be able to play soccer again. Their game against Nebraska was postponed this week after Wisconsin suspended all team-related events for at least seven days on Wednesday due to an increase in COVID-19 incidents. The decision to play Purdue on Saturday will be made on Tuesday. The sports director of Wisconsin, Barry Alvarez, said Saturday that the number of COVID-19 cases under the program had risen to 22. Head coach Paul Christ and quarterback Graham Mertz recently tested positive.
Next match: against Purdue (15.30, Saturday, ABC).
Behind them is the fall duck camp, and coach Mario Cristobal is still not ready to say who his quarterback will be for the opening game against Stanford. We’re working on it, Cristobal said. Tyler Shaw, a sophomore in a red shirt, and Anthony Brown, who has been transferred from Boston College, are competing for the position, and there is a chance that both can play this season. The ducks will resume training Tuesday after a break due to COVID-19 protocols.
Next: against Stanford (7:30 p.m. EST, Saturday, ABC).
The hurricanes were cancelled this week. Their only loss so far is Clemson’s, and they are at a critical point as they survive the CCA race with races against North Carolina and Virginia Tech. Miami is a much more balanced team than they were a year ago, especially in attack, where transferee quarterback D’Eriq King kicked off. But the Hurricanes also have everything they need on defense to win, and they stopped four of their six opponents with 19 points or less.
Next stop: North Carolina (19:30 ET Friday, ESPN).
Chanticleers has one of the best talismans in school football. They are among the best stories in university football this season, and every week they prove a little more that they are one of the best teams in university football. On Saturday, Coastal Carolina won his sixth straight game, including a five-double-digit win, in a 51-0 loss to Georgia. New quarterback Grayson McCall caused a sensation with four touchdowns and another touchdown, while the Chunts Georgia defense held steady 106 yards.
Next point: To the south of Alabama (8 p.m. ET Saturday, ESPNU).
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Grayson McCall throws four steps in a touchdown and runs as Coastal Carolina on the road to Georgia State 51-0.
Whatever happens for the rest of the season, Oklahoma will remember last Saturday’s 41-34 overtime and will always wonder how they lost that game. The Cowboys scored 530 yards but turned four times (with Longhorn’s zero spin) and were unable to maintain the 11-point lead in the third quarter. Texas won two straight sets of victories after Oklahoma State won four in a row. The cowboys have now joined forces with all the other members of the Big 12 after being very lucky to be the only unbeaten Big 12 team at home.
Next: in the Kansas area (Saturday, to be confirmed).
After repeated defeats in Kansas and Iowa earlier this season, Oklahoma seems to be on the brink of collapse. The small runners soon struggled to stop someone on the defense and gave 45 points for a quadruple victory over Texas. Three games later, it seems that Oklahoma could be back in the Big 12 after winning 62-28 on Saturday against Texas technologists, winning their third straight. They will receive the state of Oklahoma in their home in the third week of November and by participating in this match they will be able to play their best football.
Next point: against Kansas (15.30 ET Saturday, ESPN/ESPN2)
While the USC prepares breakfast at the Coliseum at 9:00. (PST) Many eyes will be on the Trojan defense in Saturday’s opening game against the state of Arizona. New coordinator Todd Orlando plans to use Talanoa Hufanga’s youth safety in a variety of ways to complement USC’s talented line of defense. Hufanga is as healthy as ever and returns as one of the best and strongest safes in football school, but he also has the skills of a coverman to be an impact player wherever he establishes his shop.
Next: Arizona (ET Saturday afternoon, Fox)
It is clear that in Louisiana it is quite comfortable to play in the background. The Cajun Ragin’ Cajuns scored their fifth victory of the season on Saturday, this time with a 21:14 lead in the second quarter to escape Texas and win 44:34. Quarterback Levi Lewis made a 332-yard pass and two touchdowns and completed the nine player pass.
Next: against the state of Arkansas (ET Saturday afternoon, ESPNU).
The sophomore Knicks’ quarterback put it all together for Auburn, who prolonged the suffering of the national LSU champion on Saturday. The Knicks walked 300 yards and crashed 81 more times when Auburn jumped 42-3 to win the plains 48-11. LSU has won four of the last five games in the series, but it was never a close game. Auburn now has a week’s vacation, and despite a few breakouts and random calls this season, he remains in the race for the SEC.
Next: State of Mississippi (November 14, to be confirmed).
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Bo Knicks throws three touchdowns and runs for one to help Auburn dominate LSU in an important SEC West game.
Reading about West Virginia this season was routine. Just when you’re ready to write off the climbers, they’re done with their most complete race of the season. Their convincing victory on Saturday against Kansas State (37-10) reminds us that this is the team we can expect in the second half of the Big 12 season. The junior quarterback in the red T-shirt Jarret Dodge has covered more than 300 yards in each of his last three outings.
Next: Texas (Saturday, TBA).
In one of those races on Saturday, Tom Herman and the Longhorns found a way to do that by winning overtime 41-34 in a race against Oklahoma. The Texas defense wasn’t good throughout the season, but the Longhorns made four laps and Joseph Ossay gave up with a bag of Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Sanders in overtime to give Texas a new life in the Big 12 races.
Next: against West Virginia (Saturday, TBA).
Quarterbacks from the reserves could be more valuable this season than ever, and Boise State withdrew from the reserves on Saturday to score a 49:30 win against the Air Force. Jack Sears, the WSC transfer, went to Hank Bachmayer, scored three touchdowns and also walked on the bill. Sears passed 17 of the 20 times 280 yards and didn’t drop the ball. Bakhmayer didn’t travel with the team because of the uncertainty. So Sears could be more than just a line-up for the Broncos, who will have to take an important test against BYU this Friday.
Next point: against BYU (21:45 ET, Friday, FS1)
Hugh Freeze’s teams have always been known for their high scoring attacks, and the fire that was eliminated this week averages 38 points per game and ranks 18th nationally. Quarterback Malik Willis, a transfer from Auburn, has flourished in Freeze. A week ago, he scored seven touchdowns to beat the Southern Miss and led Freedom into the meadow. He was in a hurry to get three of Fire’s six victories this season. Their biggest game of the season – and one of the biggest in the history of the school – awaits them this weekend when they travel to Virginia Tech.
Next point: Virginia Tech (ET Saturday afternoon, ACC network).
Friday’s game of the Thundering Herd of Florida was postponed after the CFR did not have enough players available due to positive COVID 19 test results, quarantine protocols and injuries. The date of the makeup is not fixed. This is Marshall’s third postponed game of the season. Herd remains the only unbeaten team in the US and ranks fifth in the country in terms of goals scored in defense. They kept their five opponents with 17 points or less.
Next point: against UMass (14.30 ET Saturday, ESPN+).
SMU, which had defeated Cincinnati a week earlier in the season’s only home loss, came back Saturday and defeated the Navy 51-37. The Sonny Dykes Mustangs scored 30 or more points in the six victories. Shane Buchele had three touchdowns for fleet victory and now has 16 in the season. He also had some help running when the Ulysses Bentley IV ran 149 yards and two touchdowns.
Then: in the temple (AND Saturday afternoon, ESPN+).