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CFB Roundup – Week 10, No 1 off the top!

CFB Roundup – Week 10, No 1 off the top!

Bonfire night is always a night with explosions and spectacular sights for all and the College Football week 10 had its fair share of those this week. The no1 ranked Clemson came unstuck against a fierce Notre Dame much to the surprise of us at 5 Yard College.



Midweek saw the return of the MAC along with a batch of other fixtures including the incredible Zach Wilson and his unbeaten BYU who safely saw off Boise State and continued on their upward trajectory.

Midweek Games

Wednesday

Western Michigan 58 – 13 Akron

Eastern Michigan 23 – 27 Kent

Ohio 27 – 30 Central Michigan

Ball State 31 – 38 Miami (Ohio)

Buffalo 49 – 30 Northern Illinois

Bowling Green 3 – 38 Toledo

Thursday

Utah State 9 – 34 Nevada

Wyoming 24 – 34 Colorado State

Friday

BYU (9) 51 – 17 Boise (21)

Miami (11) 44 – 41 NC State

San Jose St. 28 – 17 San Diego St.

BYU (9) 51 – 17 Boise (21)

There seems to be no stopping BYU and the hype train central that is Zach Wilson who is making a name for himself in the CFB heading into the 2021 draft class. This week BYU came up against their toughest test in the ranked Boise State and it was safe to say that made it look easy on the day.

Zach Wilson finished the day with 21/27 completions with 2 touchdowns and 0 interceptions and added to that a rushing touchdown. What made it worse for Boise State was the Zach Wilson who dismantled them on the day is the same Wilson who committed to BYU over Boise State out of High School.

It was just Wilson who had a good day on the ground, BYU running back Tyler Allgeier also had himself a day with 123 yards & 2 TDs from 14 attempts and is having an impressive Sophomore year with over 700 yards and 9 TD’s in 8 games.

BYU has a clear path to an unbeaten season with only North Alabama & San Diego St standing in their way and with teams above them in the rankings faulting they are really stating a claim for a playoff spot in the CFB come January.

ACC

Clemson (1) 40 – 47 Notre Dame (4)

Liberty (25) 38 – 35 Virginia Tech

North Carolina 56 – 24 Duke

Boston College 16 – 13 Syracuse

Pitt 41 – 17 Florida State

Clemson (1) 40 – 47 Notre Dame (4)

Another week without Trevor Lawrence and another struggling performance for Clemson, the difference this week is they came up against the number 4 ranked Notre Dame and were unable to overcome this hurdle like they did last week against Boston College.

Lawrence stand-in D.J Uiagalelei did all he could to push his team to victory with 439 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown but Notre Dame shut down the run game allowing only 34 total yards on the ground. Travis Ethienne may have continued his scoring streak but could only total 28 yards from 18 attempts and was shut down constantly.

Notre Dame on the other hand sent a real message to the CFB & a command on the ACC with this victory. Ian Book was not exceptional but did also not make many mistakes in this win. The stand out on the day has to be RB Kyren Williams who went for 140 yards and 3 scores on the ground dismantling the Clemson rush defence.

I for one am incredibly intrigued at how the ranks for week 10 look, how far will Clemson fall? Will Notre Dame take number 2 or Will that honour go to Ohio State. Exciting times ahead following this massive victory & loss.

Big 12

Oklahoma State (14) 20 – 18 Kansas St.

Baylor 31 – 38 Iowa St. (17)

Kansas 9 – 62 Oklahoma (19)

West Virginia 13 – 17 Texas (22)

Texas Tech 18 – 34 TCU

Kansas 9 – 62 Oklahoma (19)

This was an expected victory but one Oklahoma needed none the less following their shaky start. Spencer Rattler also continues his shaky start and once again had his ups and downs, 15/27 completions for 212 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Rattler isn’t playing bad but is the hype of the freshman starting to get to him? He did get a knock in the second quarter and left the field but did return in the third and wasn’t the same. 

Finally it looks as though the run game for Oklahoma is taking full effect now following two weeks of 200+ rushing yards.

The Oklahoma defence dominated Kansas all day and in doing so tied a school record with nine sacks, the linebacker Nik Bonitto was top dawg with three sacks on the day and added to that with 2 interceptions.

Oklahoma has a juicy week 11 matchup against rivals Oklahoma State in the fight for the Big 12 title.

Big Ten

Rutgers 27 – 49 Ohio State (3)

Michigan 21 – 38 Indiana (13)

Michigan St. 7 – 49 Iowa

Nebraska 13 – 21 Northwestern

Minnesota 41 – 14 Illinois

Maryland 35 – 19 Penn State

Michigan 21 – 38 Indiana (13)

It wouldn’t be fair for me to talk about Ohio State in what was a safe win for the Buckeyes.

Rather I wanted to focus on the horrible start of the fierce rivals Michigan who were once again on the losing end for the 2nd straight week in CFB. This time it was against Indiana and in doing so the Hoosiers won their 3 straight game and could move up the rankings come Monday.

This win for Indiana is the first against Michigan since 1987! And the Hoosier staff and fans alike partied like they had as well! Go check on the tweets to see for yourself.

Hoosiers QB Michael Penix Jr took apart Michigan all day and ended 30/50 attempts for 342 and 3 touchdowns, His running back Stevie Scott III also got in on the act with 2 rushing touchdowns and just shy of 100 yards.

Michigan appears to be out of sorts at the moment and need to right the ship fairly soon and save this lost season and potentially save Jim Harbaugh’s Job. I for one love to see it and may struggle to hide my excitement in next week’s pod. Sorry Tom…

PAC-12

Stanford 14 – 35 Oregon (12)

Arizona St. 27 – 28 USC (20)

UCLA 42 – 48 Colorado

Washington St. 38 – 28 Oregon St.

Arizona St. 27 – 28 USC (20)

This was probably not the start USC had in mind but the 20th ranked team came away with the victory nonetheless, albeit by a hair and had to rally late to avoid upset by scoring twice in the 4th quarter to see off the Sun Devils.

USC QB Kedon Slovis had a fairly efficient day with 381 yards and 2 scores although he had 1 interception which could have cost USC. Slovis was able to throw the ball around the Arizona St D all day allowing his two favoured wide receivers Drake London & Amon-Ra St.Brown to have over 100 yards & London getting a receiving score. 

The last two minutes of the game were crazy for both sides and a must watch. Twice Slovis faced a fourth down late and twice he found the end zone. The first of which may have been slightly fortunate after St.Brown went up against two defenders and tipped the ball into fellow WR Bru McCoy for the score. There was also a successful onside attempt that went in favour of USC. 

USC will be fighting Oregon for the PAC-12 Title and will surely need to up their game if they are to beat them to it.

SEC

Florida (8) 44 – 28 Georgia (5)

Texas A&M (7) 48 – 3 South Carolina

Vanderbilt 17 – 24 Miss State

Tennessee 13 – 24 Arkansas

Florida (8) 44 – 28 Georgia (5)

What a treat for the CFB fans with two games of the week. Not only did No.1 Clemson fall to Notre Dame but two high flying SEC teams faced off in Florida & Georgia. The Florida Gators beat Georgia and ended a three game losing streak against their rivals.

Kyle Trask was once again on fire with another 4 touchdowns on 474 yards & 1 interception on the night. In doing so Trask became the first QB in the SEC to hit 4 touchdowns in five consecutive games. Trask was only 8 yards away from breaking Tim Tebow’s single game record. What made this all the sweeter was he did most of this without star tight end Kyle Pitts who left the game in the second quarter.

The Bulldogs on the other hand were missing a lot of their key defensive players including star safety Richard LeCounte and it was a real miss for them against this Florida offence. What also did not help was the inefficient performance by quarterback Stetson Bennett who was hurt early and appeared to carry that knock when he did return. Georgia was also missing George Pickens from the start and then Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint who appears to have broken his leg in the first quarter on a 32 yard touchdown.

Is this time for Georgia to move on from Bennett and give one of the two QB’s behind him a shot in the returning transfer JT Daniels or highly rated Carson Beck. 

Georgia looks highly likely to slip outside of the top 10 AP rankings following this loss and Florida will most certainly move ahead of Georgia.

Best of the Rest

Houston 10 – 38 Cincinnati (6)

SMU (18) 47 – 23 Temple

Tulane 38 – 21 East Carolina

USF 33 – 34 Memphis

UMASS 10 – 51 Marshall (16)

North Alabama 13 – 24 Southern Miss

Western Kentucky 6 – 10 Florida Atlantic

Fresno 40 – 27 UNLV

New Mexico 33 – 39 Hawaii

South Alabama 6 – 23 Coastal Carolina (15)

La-Monroe 34 – 52 Georgia St.

Arkansas St. 20 – 27 Louisiana

Troy 13 – 20 Georgia Southern

App State 38 – 17 Texas State

And there we have it, Week 10 of the CFB is in the books and what a week it was! be sure to join us again next week for more twists and turns and the latest breakdown of this crazy CFB season.

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Sources

https://www.sports-reference.com

 

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