Even though there weren't high-profile college football matchups on Saturday afternoon, there were still plenty of exciting games and unexpected results. Here are the three teams that were the most impressive today:
Clemson handed Miami their worst loss in program history, blowing them out 58-0 in Miami - really impressive considering this Miami team nearly beat Florida State two weeks ago.
The Tigers have flown somewhat under the radar all season playing in the ACC, but the No. 6 team in the country has shown all of the ingredients you would expect from a championship team. They have an explosive offense led by a superstar QB, and they now have the powerful, aggressive, playmaking defense to complement them. Their biggest victory came in a sloppy two-point home victory over Notre Dame, but they've handled their business in specatular fashion in every other contest. This team is for real.
How do you rebound from losing to a struggling Texas team? By beating Kansas State 55-0 and blowing out a good Texas Tech team 63-27 today. Their offense has gotten back on track after putting up a measly 17 points against the Longhorns and they finally got their running game going for the first time to take some pressure off of quarterback Baker Mayfield. Samaje Perine racked up 201 yards and four touchdowns while backup Joe Mixon chipped in another 154 yards and two more scores.
If Oklahoma can continue to find that level of balance on offense, they'll be a real threat to TCU and Baylor at the top of the Big 12.
Duke Blue Devils
Don't look now, but Duke is 6-1 (the fourth straight year they've qualified for a bowl game), undefeated in the ACC, and are poised to crack the top 20 when the new rankings come out on Sunday. Head coach David Cutcliffe's squad outlasted a tough Virginia Tech team in Blacksburg in four overtimes, using a stout defensive effort and strong running game to control the tempo throughout. The Blue Devils may not have the blue chip recruits you see everywhere else, but it's clear that Duke will be playing meaningful football in late November and early December.Back to the NCAA Newsfeed
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