Publish Date: 10/18/2021
Fact checked by: Mark Lewis
1) Georgia’s defense is on the verge of historic
The Bulldogs completely throttled an undefeated Kentucky Wildcats team and allowed less than 7 points per game. It’s not often that a college defense is remembered like the 76 Steelers or the 85 Bears, but Georgia seems headed into that stratosphere. The schedule is pretty easy outside of a matchup with the Florida Gators until a possible SEC Championship game matchup with the Alabama Crimson Tide.
2) The Cincinnati Bearcats are a top 4 team but will get snubbed come playoff time
Cincinnati manhandled a solid Central Florida team and beat Notre Dame and Indiana on the road, and neither of those games was close. If you use the old Bearcats won’t draw a crowd like an Oklahoma. I don’t buy that, and if you don’t believe me ask Notre Dame Fans. The Bearcats took over a large part of Notre Dame’s stadium. The Bearcats, if they run the table, deserve a shot. The Cats have an outstanding defense, and on offense, they can beat you running or throwing, and Luke Fickell is as good as there is in the country outside of Nick Saban. We all know in the end that the power conferences are never going to let a non-power school in and share in some of the millions those playoff schools and their conferences get.
3) Iowa is highly overrated
Face the facts with the Hawkeyes. Wins over Indiana and Iowa State don’t look as good as they once did as neither of those teams has performed as expected, and the Penn State win doesn’t happen if the Nittany Lions starting quarterback Sean Clifford doesn’t get injured. Furthermore, the Hawkeyes are a quarterback away from a possible elite team; they don’t have that quarterback on the roster. So a top 20 team should not have a problem with Purdue.
4) The Sooners are a National Championship contender
Caleb Williams is the reason they are back in the hunt. Williams looked incredible in Oklahoma’s 52-31 win over TCU, throwing for 295 yards and four touchdowns on 18/23 passing. Williams also rushed for 66 yards and a touchdown. The Sooners defense is better than in past years, but that’s not saying much. But the door to a title creeps farther and farther open every time you see Caleb Williams at the helm.
5) Bedlam is coming
The Sooners look like they are getting ready to run away with the Big 12. But as Lee Corso says, “not so fast,” the Oklahoma State Cowboys are still undefeated and rolling right now. Sure some of the wins have been ugly, but the Head coach, Mike Gundy’s crew, should not be overlooked. Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma could very well be for a playoff spot.
6) I can’t wait for the SEC Championship game
Georgia vs. Alabama could be a game for the ages and could very well be a matchup you see in a National title game after they get done beating each other up to claim an SEC title. The game would be a toss-up, and the most exciting thing would be to see if Georgia could shut down the Bama offense?