1. What It All Means: Week 6
Forget about everything you thought you knew about all the teams currently playing college football in 2020, because almost none of it makes sense.
Clemson has been who we all thought it would be, and no one’s shocked that Alabama and Georgia are unbeaten as they go into their showdown this week.
Six months ago, did you ever think Stetson Bennett was going to be the Georgia quarterback over Jamie Newman, D’Wan Mathis, and eventually, JT Daniels?
Did you ever think Alabama would give up 647 yards of total offense, 48 points, and look as helpless defensively as it did against Ole Miss? Against a Clemson or a 2019 LSU, maybe, but the Rebels?
LSU is 1-2 and can’t play a lick of D.
Oklahoma and Texas might as well be Georgia Tech and Tulane – they all have the same 2-2 record – in terms of relevance, UTEP and UTSA each have 3 wins, and the three independent teams currently playing – BYU, Liberty and Army – are a combined 12-1.
If you don’t want to acknowledge Notre Dame as a true ACC team, the independents are 15-1.
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Florida State is awful at college football, Arkansas is pretty good, and the Sun Belt is 3-0 vs. the Big 12.
The Coastal Carolina vs. Louisiana game on Wednesday night is sort of a big deal, the LSU vs. Florida game sort of isn’t, UCF vs. Memphis is going to be for mere survival in the American Athletic Conference, and then there’s this …
The point total for Ole Miss vs. Arkansas on Saturday is 77, and that doesn’t seem the least bit crazy.
The SEC can’t play a lick of defense – sorry, Georgia, you’re excused – Mississippi State scored 44 points at LSU and a combined 16 at Arkansas and Kentucky, and …
All the research, all the analysis, all of the interviews, studying, and time logged in trying to figure out each team is all thrown out the window.
After a rough start and with things still not seeming quite right during a global pandemic, the fun factor of college football keeps going up because of its wild unpredictability.
By the way, the Big Ten starts on October 24th.