We are getting so close to the end of the College Football regular season……
This past weekend saw more important storylines take stage, so let’s recap the weekend’s biggest games.
Michigan 24 @ Penn State 15:
No team has been discussed more over the past couple weeks than Michigan.
The Wolverines have stolen the headlines with the sign stealing scandal, which has seen their head coach Jim Harbaugh suspended.
Many teams would fold badly when given the news that their head coach would not be on the sidelines….
But not Michigan…..
They controlled the game from start to finish, and are now one step closer to clinching a birth in the College Football Playoff.
Obviously, the game vs Ohio State looms large, but passing this test proves Michigan will be ready for the Buckeyes.
A quick note on Penn State – once again they had the chance to get a marquee win, and once again they failed.
When will they finally get the big breakthrough?
Ole Miss 17 @ Georgia 52:
The mighty Georgia Bulldogs were back at it again.
They continue to pass every test that is put in front of them…..
This time around Ole Miss got off to a decent start, but the Rebels were not able to hang with the Dawgs for 4 quarters.
Ultimately, this result is not surprising, and will only embolden the Bulldogs chances of winning a 3rd straight title.
At this point we are all waiting for the SEC Championship game featuring Georgia and Alabama…..
Tennessee 7 @ Missouri 36:
This certainly takes the cake for surprising game of the week.
Missouri was an UNDERDOG heading into this one, and just won by 29 points!
The Tigers continue to make impressive statements each week, and have cemented themselves as the number two team in the SEC East.
For Tennessee this was another reality check in a season full of them.
The Vols are not nearly as good offensively as a year ago, and that showed itself in this loss.
When you only get 7 points the blame will be aimed at the offense, so Tennessee has plenty of work to do before it hosts Georgia next week.
Utah 28 @ Washington 35:
“Just win baby” or “Survive and advance” – these are the mottos of the Washington Huskies.
It was another victory, and another one score game.
On the bright side, the Huskies did pick up another high quality win, but they will know they have a low margin for error.
Washington has not been one of the most dominant teams in the country since earlier in the year.
That means the Huskies will have to win out (including the PAC 12 Championship) in order to solidify their spot in the CFP.
USC 27 @ Oregon 36:
The mighty USC Trojans took another L this week.
The offseason cannot come soon enough for the USC faithful.
For Oregon, they have been the best team in the PAC 12.
The Ducks will feel they are one of the hottest teams in the country and will feel confident they can make the CFP if they win out.
Bo Nix is making an argument for the Heisman, and if he keeps up his level of play he will be the one celebrating in New York come December.
Will he also be the one to lift the National Championship trophy in January?
At this point you wouldn’t bet against him…..