Week 11 Roundup: 5 Things That Matter, Winners, Losers, Overrated, Underrated

Week 11 Roundup: 5 Things That Matter, Winners, Losers, Overrated, Underrated

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Week 11 Roundup: 5 Things That Matter, Winners, Losers, Overrated, Underrated

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4. The Really Big Thing Was …

LSU beat Alabama, and looked great doing it.

For the next several weeks, the college football world will be locked down in a deep debate about whether or not Alabama is one of the four best teams in college football.

Does it deserve a spot … is the schedule good enough … did it just get exposed … ? More on all of that in the No. 1 slot in this.

This was the second time in 2019 that the Alabama program with the once-impenetrable defense got annihilated by a team with NFL offensive talent.

Trevor Lawrence and company did a tap dance in Santa Clara in Clemson’s 44-16 win for the national championship, and now LSU took things to another level as it further cemented that it’s absolutely and totally for real.

Ripping apart the Texas defense on the road was impressive, and beating the Florida and Auburn Ds full of NFL talent was amazing, but winning at Alabama is winning at Alabama.


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LSU got up fast, answered every challenge, and got out to a 33-13 halftime lead. Alabama is just that good, made it a fight, and the Tigers again did everything needed to get out with the 46-41 win.

It’s not just that Joe Burrow locked down the Heisman with his 31-of-39, 393-yard, three-touchdown, no interception, 64-rushing yard day. It’s not just that Clyde Edwards-Helaire gave the Tide D fits with 103 yards and three scores. It’s not that the O put up 559 yards of total offense and looked unstoppable.

It’s that Alabama on offense was Alabama on offense, and LSU still won.

Tua Tagovailoa was less than 100% on his bum ankle, and he still threw for 418 yards. Najee Harris looked like a top five NFL running back on a field full of pro talent – by the way, some estimated that as much as 10% of the 2020 NFL Draft will come from those two teams – and the Bama receivers were AMAZING …

And LSU still won.

Now, all the Tigers have to do is win three of their final four games against Ole Miss, Arkansas, Texas A&M, and then – if all of that goes well – most likely Georgia in the SEC Championship. Do that, and they’re in the College Football Playoff.

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