I'm still trying to comprehend what exactly happened this week. There were upsets, blowouts and crazy plays. Basically, it was another Saturday in October. Here's everything you need to know from Week 7 of college football.
The Mad Hatter Strikes Again
Les Miles is a crazy genius. This time, Miles dialed up a fake field goal that was the difference in the game against Florida. The Tigers look like a contender in the College Football Playoff.
Hearts Were Broken In Ann Arbor
It looked like Michigan had a win against Michigan State locked up, until that happened. It was a terrible break for Michigan, one that likely caused much consumption of beverages to help Wolverine fans forget what just happened. Still, the future looks bright for Michigan. As for Michigan State, this win likely saves its College Football Playoff chances. After several narrow wins, could MSU be a "team of destiny?"
Memphis Is For Real
Justin Fuente's squad announced their presence in a big way, defeating #13 Ole Miss 37-24. QB Paxton Lynch suddenly became a household name and Memphis has a chance to make a run at a College Football Playoff spot. Of course, the Tigers still have to play Houston and Temple, both of which are undefeated and oh my goodness. The American Athletic Conference has three teams that are actually pretty good. College football is nothing but chaos and I love it.
J.T. Barrett Needs To Start For OSU
This isn't a knock on Cardale Jones, but Barrett is simply a better QB for Ohio State right now. The offense is better with him in charge, and it shows. Urban Meyer needs to give Barrett control of the offense and let him make plays. Barrett a better running threat than Jones and that's where OSU is going to have the most success.
Iowa Might Go Undefeated
Ohio State and both Michigan schools have been on the receiving end of all the Big Ten love, but everyone has overlooked #17 Iowa. The Hawkeyes just thrashed Northwestern 40-10, and have a schedule that even the Little Sisters of the Poor could do well against. With five games left, the Hawkeyes play teams with a combined 2-12 record in Big Ten play. It's time we took an undefeated Iowa squad seriously, because they should be undefeated in the regular season.
Notre Dame Isn't Out Of The College Football Playoff Race Yet
Many wrote off Notre Dame after they lost QB Malik Zaire and even more did so after the Irish lost to Clemson. However, Notre Dame can still make a College Football Playoff run thanks to holding on to a 41-31 win over USC. ND has games against Temple and Pittsburgh, which will be a challenge since the two teams have just one combined loss. Wake and BC should be wins. That just leaves the season finale against Stanford, which is shaping up to be a College Football Playoff play-in game. If Notre Dame goes 11-1, is the CFP Committee going to leave them out? Probably not.Back to the NCAA Newsfeed