Week 7 of College Football had some pretty dramatic moments…..
Let’s get you caught up on the biggest games from this past Saturday.
Oregon 33 @ Washington 36
This turned into one of the best games of the College Football season.
It went back and forth, featured great quarterback play, weird decisions, last second drama, and more.
Following Oregon’s field goal miss with no time left it has left both teams in different positions.
Washington has a quality win, and if they are able to win out, could make their way into the College Football Playoff.
As a bonus, Michael Penix Jr. is now the frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy, and the Huskies are THE cool team in College Football.
Meanwhile, Oregon now knows that they will have to go unbeaten the rest of the way to make the Playoff.
The good news for Ducks fans is that Oregon looked to be even with Washington.
In other words, if Oregon and Washington meet again in the PAC 12 Championship, the Ducks should feel confident to win.
USC 20 @ Notre Dame 48
This one likely puts the Trojans out of the CFP.
The same old issues came up – USC’s defense could not stop the opposing team’s (Notre Dame’s) offense.
Until Lincoln Riley makes defense a priority, the chances of USC making the playoff, let alone winning a National Championship, are going to be low.
Notre Dame can take pride from being able to slow the USC offense and Caleb Williams.
Unfortunately for the Irish, the loss to Louisville two weeks ago puts them out of the playoff picture.
Still, this win can help Notre Dame spring themselves towards a strong finish to the season.
Texas A&M 13 @ Tennessee 20
If you looked at these two teams before the season, a 13-20 slugfest would probably not have been your prediction here.
The Aggies are headed towards another disappointing season under Jimbo Fisher, which is going to lead to inevitable questions about his 70 plus million dollar buyout.
Meanwhile, Tennessee is winning games differently.
Last year the Vols offense was elite, but the defense proved to be the issue.
This year Tennessee’s defense is much improved, but Joe Milton does not look like the quarterback needed to run Josh Heupel’s system.
We will REALLY learn about Tennessee when they play Alabama this week.
Miami 31 @ North Carolina 41
So are the Tar Heels CFP contenders?
They are still undefeated, and boast one of the best offenses in the country which is lead by Drake Maye.
The defense is much better compared to last year, and they have a very real chance to make the ACC Championship game.
Things are looking up in Chapel Hill to say the least.
The same cannot be said for Hurricanes fans.
Miami followed the unfathomable loss to Georgia Tech with another loss here.
The “Miami is back” statements will have to wait AT LEAST another year.
UCLA 24 @ Oregon State 36
Oregon State is quietly 6-1 and could cause a major shakeup in the PAC 12.
Quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei has provided steady play and the Beavers will look to keep riding the momentum.
For UCLA this is a transition year at quarterback, so they will have to regroup in the coming weeks.