With another crazy Saturday of college football in the books, we're still digesting the massive upsets and close calls (and have no clue what we just saw, to be honest), but what we do know is that these next four teams were the most impressive of all on this bonkers day around the nation:
The Utes beat Cal 30-24 late Saturday night in a game that wasn't as close as the score indicated. Utah showed their prowess in all phases of the game against the Golden Bears as their stout defense forced six turnovers and running back Devontae Booker powered the offense with 222 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Utah is one of the only teams in the country that have looked really good all year, already posting big wins over Michigan, Oregon, and now Cal. They're now the favorite to win the Pac-12, and they should shoot up even higher from their No. 5 ranking.
There is no denying it -- the #18 Michigan Wolverines are a full-fledged Big Ten (and dark horse College Football Playoff) contender. They showed as much in a 38-0 beatdown of the formerly-undefeated #13 Northwestern Wildcats at the Big House on Saturday behind the play of their historically great defense. Michigan is the first team to shut out three consecutive opponents since the 1995 Kansas State Wildcats. They've outscored their last five opponents by a combined count of 150-14. Jim Harbaugh has Michigan back to playing the bullies and not the bullied. That could very well carry over all the way to a Big Ten title (or even more).
We had #3 Baylor putting 70 on Kansas today, but a 66-7 win will do just the same. The Bears amassed 644 yards of total offense against the Jayhawks, including 363 combined passing yards and five touchdowns (with no interceptions) by QBs Seth Russell and Jarrett Stidham. With OU's horrible day at the Cotton Bowl and TCU's struggles against Kansas State, Baylor appears to be the class of the Big 12 and maybe the nation.
Leonard Fournette had an off day. Well, at least relatively. Fournette finished with a season-low 158 yards on 20 carries in three quarters. Let that sink in for a moment. The Heisman Trophy candidate is now the fastest to 1,000 yards in a season at LSU -- a school that has been playing college football since 1893. That's insane, but he's just the shining star on a LSU squad which is now 5-0 after a 45-24 defeat of South Carolina and playing as well as any team in the nation.Back to the NCAA Newsfeed