1) The Cincinnati Bearcats have an issue
If they make the college football playoffs, the Bearcats issue will be quarterback Desmond Ridder, who has been wildly inconsistent this season. On Saturday, the Cats struggled with a 1-6 Tulane team and all season, the Bearcats have had a hard time putting together 40 solid minutes. Sure, Ridder is a terrific runner, but when it comes playoff time, he will have to be able to throw the ball. That being said, at this moment, they deserve to be in the top 4 but making it is going to depend on other teams losing when it’s all said and done.
2) The Georgia Bulldogs, great defense and an average offense
Georgia has a similar problem that Cincinnati has, and that’s inconsistent quarterback play, and they can not afford that when they get to the SEC Title game and play Alabama.
3) Michigan State is for real, and they may have the Heisman winner
The Spartans overcame a 17 point deficit to take down the Michigan Wolverines. They were led by running back Kenneth Walker scored five touchdowns and ran for close to 200 yards in the Spartans win. Michigan State is a big-time contender for the College playoffs, but they will still have to go through Ohio State to get there.
4) When Will Duke Fire Coach Cutcliffe
At one point under Coach Cutcliffe, the Blue Devils looked to be on the climb, but that was four years ago. How long does this team have to lose until Cutcliffe is let go? I know he was the quarterback coach for the Manning’s, and he’s a nice guy, but come on, the loss has to be noticed after a while, doesn’t it?
5) Caleb Williams goes off for the Sooners
Oklahoma QB Caleb Williams threw six touchdowns as the No. 4 Sooners won 52-21 over Texas Tech. He becomes the first true freshman in school history to throw for six touchdowns in a game. The Sooners are still in line for a possible CFP berth, and if Williams can be consistent, they should be in good shape.
6) Ohio State beats Penn State, but it wasn’t easy
The Buckeyes had been blowing out opponents as of late, but that all changed on Saturday night as they had to battle life and death to beat Penn State 33-24. What the game showed us was a few things. Number one, the Buckeyes may be the best team in the Big Ten, but it’s not by a lot. Number two, the Buckeyes still must deal with Michigan State, and after today that looks like an arduous chore.
7) Dan Mullen is on the hot seat in Florida
The Gators are now just 4-4, and the last couple of years have been disappointing in Gainesville. If the Gators don’t finish, strong Mullen could be looking for a job at the end of the season.
8) Oklahoma is not out of the woods yet in the Big 12
The Sooners have struggled to stay undefeated for most of the year, and the struggles are far from over. Baylor and Oklahoma State are both 7-1 and have solid offensive attacks, challenging the Sooners defense. I will say this: if Oklahoma wins out, they will deserve a spot on the College Football playoffs.
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