CFB Football Week 10
“Andrews top 4”
1. Georgia (10–0)
Last game: beat Tennessee 41–17
Next game: vs. Charleston Southern
The Volunteers scored a touchdown on their first possession and 10 points in the first quarter, and some folks get quite twitchy in pronouncing that the Bulldogs’ defense had been defrocked by finally facing a potent offense. Then Tennessee didn’t score again for the next 43 minutes. By then Georgia led by 31 points, on its way to yet another remorseless beatdown of an SEC opponent—oh, and that’s with several players dealing with effects from the flu. (And dealing with it far better than Florida did last week in being pasted by South Carolina.) Stetson Bennett IV just keeps performing, throwing for 213 yards and a touchdown and running for 40 and another score while directing a turnover-free offense. The only concern: some key defensive injuries, the severity of which are unknown for now. Looks like a good week to play Charleston Southern and rest some banged up players.
2. Alabama (9-1)
Last game: Beat New Mexico State 59-3
Next game: Home against Arkansas
There’s not much to gain from beating New Mexico State like a drum, but that’s exactly what Alabama did in the 59-3 win. Let’s
be honest, this could have been an 80- or 90-point game.
Alabama is riding on one game this season if they want to make the CFB and that is beating Georgia in the SEC game in Atlanta. A loss in this game will drop Alabama out of the CFB discussion and sadly leave this spot open to a shitty team like Cincinnati…
I think I speak for a lot of people when I say we will all be screaming Roll Tide come December 2nd for the SEC championship game
3. Oregon (9–1)
Last game: Beat Washington State 38–24
Next game: at Utah on Saturday
The Ducks jumped to a 14–0 lead on the Cougars, found themselves in a 14–14 tie at halftime, reasserted themselves in the third quarter and then failed to put the game away when quarterback Anthony Brown was ruled to have fumbled at the goal line. Washington State turned that into a field goal that left it a one-score game until an ensuing Oregon drive put the game away. Brown had the biggest running game of his career, going over 120 yards, and also passing efficiently. Oregon just keeps passing tests, and this one earns it no worse than a tie for the Pac-12 North title. But that trip to Salt Lake City this week could be the biggest remaining test.
4. Ohio State (9–1)
Last game: beat Purdue 59–31
Next game: vs. Michigan State
Any chance of a third massive Purdue upset this season was extinguished quickly. After two weeks of Red Zone struggles and a fitful running game, the Buckeyes got back to blowing up the scoreboard against the Boilermakers. They hammered out 263 rushing yards, their most since mid-September, and quarterback CJ Stroud threw for 361 yards and five touchdowns. Garrett Wilson returned after missing the Nebraska game, contributing 177 yards from scrimmage and four TDs, underscoring the fact that Ohio State has the best receiving corps in the nation by a considerable margin. The Buckeyes roll into their big Mitten Double (Michigan State Saturday, Michigan Nov. 27) in good form.