College Football Big Game Reaction: Purdue, LSU, Georgia, OU & More

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College Football Big Game Reaction: Purdue, LSU, Georgia, OU & More

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College Football Big Game Reaction: Purdue, LSU, Georgia, OU & More

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Cincinnati 56, UCF 21 Reaction

It’s going to be hard for Cincinnati to receive unquestioned national respect with its mediocre schedule – beating Indiana isn’t that big a deal and one win over Notre Dame isn’t enough …

Whatever. the team is more than fine.

You can control only what you can control – I think I read that in a fortune cookie.

What Cincinnati can’t control is the rest of college football, and that’s melting down fast with the ACC and Pac-12 very, very close to being out of the CFP mix, Iowa losing, and with the likelihood of no more than three viable Power Five champions – one-loss or unbeaten champs – that will need spots.

Oh yeah, and it helps to power-slam everyone along the way, like in a 56-21 win over UCF that wasn’t even that close.

The Knights were without injured star QB Dillon Gabriel, but he doesn’t play defense. Cincinnati’s ground attack ripped up eight yards per carry, helped by a monster 189-yard, four-score day from Jerome Ford. The O line took over the game right away.

QB Desmond Ridder wasn’t amazing, but he didn’t need to be – his stats and performance in this only matters in the Heisman race. He was good, the team was great, and the machine isn’t stopping.

In a year when everyone but Georgia appears to be having issues, keep winning, keep doing it in impressive fashion, and it’ll all work out just fine.

Week 7 Big Game Reactions
LSU 49, Florida 42
Oklahoma State 32, Texas 24
Ole Miss 31, Tennessee 26
Michigan State 20, Indiana 15
Oklahoma 52, TCU 31
Purdue 24, Iowa 7
Georgia 30, Kentucky 13

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