College Football Roundup Week 8: 5 Things That Matter, Winners, Losers, Overrated, Underrated

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College Football Roundup Week 8: 5 Things That Matter, Winners, Losers, Overrated, Underrated

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College Football Roundup Week 8: 5 Things That Matter, Winners, Losers, Overrated, Underrated

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3. The Most Overrated Thing Was …

Alabama beat Tennessee 48-17.

Not everything is a new normal in 2020.

It’s been a painfully one-sided rivalry since Bama last lost in 2006, and no one was expecting all that much considering the Vols had lost two straight in blowouts to Georgia and Kentucky, but …

It’s Alabama vs. Tennessee. It was the biggest game of the day outside of the Big Ten, and it was just so … predictable.

Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt wanted to make a slew of defensive changes after his team gave up 78 points over the previous two games, and his D did keep Bama from throwing a touchdown pass.

It allowed 417 yards through the air and five rushing touchdowns, though.

The Tide got down close to the goal line enough for three touchdown runs in the first 23 minutes, and two more touchdown runs and a defensive score make it 42-10 in the third.

The game was bad, and the season-ending injury to Alabama star WR Jaylen Waddle on the opening kickoff was even worse. He’s expected to be fine, and he’ll go on to have a great NFL career, but the injury cast a pall over the first half.

Alabama came in, cranked up 587 yards of total offense, beat Tennessee again, and now it’s on to Mississippi State, just like this was a normal day at the Saturday office.

It’s Alabama vs. Tennessee. At some point, it needs to be a big, giant deal again.

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