2019 Midseason College Football Biggest Surprises

2019 Midseason College Football Biggest Surprises

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2019 Midseason College Football Biggest Surprises



Joe Burrow and the LSU offense
The LSU offense was supposed to be okay, but it was going to be mostly along for the ride with Joe Burrow and a slew of no-name guys – at least nationally – while the defense stepped up and dominated. Instead, Burrow has thrown 25 touchdown passes, the Tigers are No. 1 in the nation in scoring, and No. 2 in total offense.

The final 2:17 of Auburn vs. Oregon
Oregon was dominating … just not on the scoreboard. The Ducks were faster, sharper, and looking far better and stronger than Auburn, but it was only up 21-20 after drive after drive stalled. AU freshman QB Bo Nix was struggling, but in the final two minutes he led the O on the game-winning drive, connecting with Seth Williams for a 26-yard touchdown in the final seconds when a field goal would’ve gotten the job done. Considering how good Oregon has been since, it was a potential College Football Playoff-changing throw.

South Carolina 20, Georgia 17 OT
Georgia had been scuffling a bit and wanted to make a big early statement with South Carolina coming to town. Instead, the offense couldn’t get moving, the Gamecock D was solid, and the even with starting QB Ryan Hilinski out, USC pulled off the biggest stunner of the college football season so far.

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