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CFB ROUNDUP Week 6 – Red River madness!

CFB ROUNDUP Week 6 – Red River madness!

Week 6 of CFB is in the books and the Mississippi & KJ Costello hype train is officially off the tracks! More on that later though.

Join Ash with this week’s CFB week 6 review with more twists and turns, more shocks and definitely a few stinkers.

Friday Night Lights & Oh and Thursday!

Louisville 27 – 46 Georgia Tech

Tulane 31 – 49 Houston 

Georgia Tech continued their impressive start to the season overcoming Louisville on Friday night. Georgia came from behind in the first half to score 20 unanswered points in the final quarter to see off the Cardinals.

The night before Tulane came unstuck against Houston playing their first game of the season. A disappointing loss for the previously undefeated Tulane. WR Marquez Stevenson was the standout on the night for Houston with 118 yards & a score off 5 receptions and added a 97 kick return touchdown. Houston will be counting their lucky stars for this win despite turning the ball over a concerning 5 times. Tulane left to many points on the field and a missed opportunity for them.

SEC:

Alabama 63 – 48 Ole Miss

Tennessee 21 – 44 Georgia

Florida 38 – 41 Texas A&M

Arkansas 28 – 30 Auburn

LSU 41 – 45 Mizzou

South Carolina 41 – 7 Vanderbilt

Mississippi St 2 – 24 Kentucky 

Florida 38 – 41 Texas A&M

Somehow this is Texas A&M first win against a top 5 team under Jimbo Fisher. This is certainly an opportunity lost for Florida with LSU & Georgia still to come and is surely a big dent to their play off hopes now.

What makes this worse for Florida is they had the opportunity to win the game when they got the ball back with 4:30 left on the clock and the scores tied up. That drive ended with a Malik Davis fumble which was received and Texas went up the other end with the newly found rushing offence and won the game with a field goal.

Kyle Pitts continued his impressive scoring start to the season with his 6th TD, lets remember he only had 5 in 2019. This start will be doing wonders for draft capital for the tight end who is sure to announce in the 2021 draft. Could he now be number 1 with the delayed return for Pat Friermuth. Florida & Trask certainly struggled once he injured his foot in the second half and struggled through the remainder of the game.

The Standout player for Texas A&M on the day had to be running back Isiah Spiller who rushed for 174 yards and 2 touchdowns on 27 attempts and grounded the Florida defence all day.

Kyle Trask could not lead his team to a win on the day but is still in impressive form with another 4 touchdowns and no interceptions on the day. Is he making a real play for the Heismann? The next two games will help his cause if he continues to impress.

However you look at this Florida will be kicking themselves for losing ground not only in the SEC but in the playoff hunt. 

LSU 41 – 45 Mizzou

Another loss for the defending champions and the schedule looks incredibly scary going forward. Florida on next week, Auburn on Halloween & Alabama & Texas A&M in november, off the current form can they overcome any of these teams…

Quarterback Myles Brennan tried his very best to push his team to a victory with an impressive 430 yards and 4 touchdowns with 0 interceptions but it was not enough for LSU. wide receiver Terrace Marshall was a monster in this shoot out with 235 yards and 3 touchdowns off 11 receptions.

Missouri had a day for themselves for sure and had 6 scoring drives for 75 yards and took a 45-41 with five minutes left before they stopped LSU on the goal line with seconds left to cause this massive upset.

Missouri QB Connor Bazelak went toe to toe against Brennan and ended the day on 406 yards & 4 touchdowns with 0 interceptions against the surprisingly lacklustre LSU defence which does not appear to have turned up to the 2020 season yet.

Mississippi St 2 – 24 Kentucky

There is not much to say here aside from a dominant display from the Kentucky defence. What made this win more surprising is that Kentucky only had 157 yards of total offence compared to Mississippi’s 295 yards!

KJ Costello had another poor showing with 4 interceptions and which was topped off with an interception by linebacker Jordan Wright which he returned for a 8 yard pick six. The Kentucky Defence who failed to produce a single turnover in their first two games ended the day with six against Mississippi. Mississippi sub QB Will Rogers did not fare any better with 2 interceptions off 15 throws.

An incredibly bad day for the Mississippi offence and this team looks a long way from the one that dominated LSU. Mississippi have gone from the CFB sweethearts to a mess right now.

ACC:

Miami (FL) 17 – 42 Clemson

Florida St 26 – 42 Notre Dame

Virginia Tech 45 – 56 North Carolina

NC State 38 – 21 Virginia

Duke 38 – 24 Syracuse

Pitt 30 – 31 Boston College

Miami (FL) 17 – 42 Clemson

Ash was in pain following this game as both his fantasy QB’s came up against each other and D’Eriq King was on the end of a beating from the Clemson defence. He suffered all game and his teammates did not help him at all. Miami was so poor that Clemson actually provided them with more yards on penalties (135) than King was able to throw (121 yards). He also threw 2 interceptions, his only saving grace was his 84 yards and a score on the ground.

Clemson continued their dominance and worthy spot at number 1 in the CFB rankings through 6 weeks with this performance. Trevor Lawrence threw for 292 yards and 3 scores and added 1 rushing touchdown to his day. 

Travis Etienne continues to break records and this week he broke another, he finished the day with 149 yards and 2 rushing touchdowns on 17 attempts which was the 39 game in a row and the most in CFB history. Etienne can make something out of nothing and if you need proof go and watch his touchdown run at the start of the 2nd quarter where it looked as though he was going to be stopped at the line before turning out and going in for a score.

Virginia Tech 45 – 56 North Carolina

Wow do North Carolina have an impressive set of running backs on the roster this year. Michael Carter & Javonte Williams absolutely dominated the Virginia rushing defence. Carter had 214 yards & 2 touchdowns on 17 attempts, whilst Williams had 169 yards and 2 touchdowns on 20 attempts. 

NC quarterback Sam Howell still had himself a day with 257 yards and 3 scores but put the win on the shoulders of his running backs he duly delivered. When Virginia Tech attempted to stop the run Howell threw over them and when they focused on the pass Carter & Williams made them pay, it was a loss/loss for the defence on the day. North Carolina’s 656 total yards on offence was the 5th most in their program’s history.

This was the most points Virginia have given up since 2002 and could do nothing against the NC offence. Their offence attempted to keep the game close in particular Khalil Herbert who Ash mentioned in last week’s mini pod, he ended the day with 138 yards and 2 scores off 18 attempts and did all he could to get his team the win but it was not to be.

Big 12:

Texas 45 – Oklahoma 53

Texas Tech 15 – 31 Iowa St

Kansas St 21 – 14 TCU

Texas 45 – Oklahoma 53

Another shoot out for both Texas & Oklahoma in the Red River Rivalry and arguably the game of CFB week 6 that went all the way to fourth overtime before Oklahoma came out winners in the highest scoring game between the two teams in their history. This game ended 31-31 in regular time before each team scored four more touchdowns until Oklahoma scored a touchdown before interception Texas to end the game. 

Sam Ehlinger did not have his best game and threw the air with 287 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. What he did do though was rush for four touchdowns on the ground and 112 yards and carried his team to a two score comeback and taking the game to overtime.

Spencer Rattler may have led his team to the win in overtime but Lincoln Riley clearly wasnt impressed to start with after benching his freshman starter in the second quarter after his second turnover on the day. He eventually came back onto the field. Rattler was 8-13 for 74 yards with 1 TD & 1 interception before being pulled. Rattler returned at the start of the third quarter eventually leading his team to the win going for 209 yards, 3 touchdowns and another interception.

Oklahoma were without running back Seth McGowan for this game and gave the rock to TJ Pledger who took it with both hands ending the day with 131 yards and 2 touchdowns off 22 attempts.

You have to go and watch this game back or at least the highlights as it was a barnstormer and had almost everything you want from a game of football.

Best of the Rest:

Temple 29 – 31 Navy

East Carolina 44 – 24 South Florida

UTSA 20 – 27 BYU

Middle Tennessee 31 – 28 FIU

UTEP 17 – 21 Louisiana Tech

Marshall 38 – 14 Western Kentucky

Charlotte 49 – 21 North Texas

ULM 7 – 40 Liberty

The Citadel 9 – 14 Army

Central Ark 27 – 50 Arkansas St

Texas St 17 – 37 Troy

Postponed:

Campbell – Wake Forest

Louisiana – App State

Missouri – LSU (Moved to Missouri)

Coastal Carolina – Louisiana

Fla.Athletic – Southern Miss

UAB – Rice

Final Words

It was hard to stay away from the SEC this week so with many close games and surprising results, they certainly showed why they are one of the top conferences in CFB!

As we leave Week 6 & go into Week 7 there are still many stories that will continue to develop. Will Mississippi and KJ Costello continue to prove that the LSU win was a fluke? What will LSU do next in this incredibly up and down season? Can anyone stop Bama & Clemson? 

With the Big Ten & Pac 12 coming back very soon some programs may have already lost their chances to make the CFB playoffs and some may are already scrapping to get to a bowl game. This is why we love College Football!

Until next time Rush Nation, and remember Saturdays are for rushing too.

  • Ash Goddard (@Addicted2_FF)
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