College football Week 7 winners and losers: Who are a many unsatisfactory teams of 2020 so far?

KNOXVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 17: Jarrett Guarantano #2 of a Tennessee Volunteers looks to make a pass opposite a Kentucky Wildcats during Neyland Stadium on Oct 17, 2020 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andrew Ferguson/Collegiate Images/Getty Images)KNOXVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 17: Jarrett Guarantano #2 of a Tennessee Volunteers looks to make a pass opposite a Kentucky Wildcats during Neyland Stadium on Oct 17, 2020 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andrew Ferguson/Collegiate Images/Getty Images)

Texas (2-2): Texas starting 2-2 in Tom Herman’s fourth deteriorate as conduct manager is flattering formidable for UT fans to accept. That’s generally loyal with a approach a Longhorns have been losing. Herman has had a time to build a register and 16 starters were behind in a overlay from a 2019 organisation that played flattering good late in a year. Instead of personification like an gifted group, UT has been tormented by turnovers, penalties, bad rebellious and special teams issues. Worse, position groups like far-reaching receiver and descent line continue to be diseased spots for a program. The Longhorns had a bye this week, so maybe we’ll see a some-more trained organisation when they subsequent lapse to a field. 

UCF (2-2): How do we determine putting adult 798 yards of offense and still losing? UCF is faced with that doubt this week after Saturday’s 50-49 detriment to Memphis, a detriment that forsaken a Knights to 2-2 on a year. UCF had second-half leads of 35-22 and 43-29, nonetheless still authorised Memphis to come behind and win. Memphis scored dual touchdowns in a game’s final 4 mins to overcome a 12-point deficit. Both of UCF’s waste underline blown leads. Two weeks ago, UCF led Tulsa 23-5 late in a initial half, nonetheless finished adult losing, 34-26. The UCF invulnerability has been an issue, no doubt, nonetheless a Knights have also been a most-penalized organisation in a country. Whether a Knights can get behind into a AAC competition stays to be seen.

— Sam Cooper

Here are this week’s winners and losers:

Winners

Clemson: The No. 1 Tigers couldn’t stop scoring opposite Georgia Tech. Clemson flog a Yellow Jackets 73-7 on Saturday as 10 opposite Clemson players had a lift and 16 opposite Clemson players had a catch. Trevor Lawrence threw for a career-high 404 yards and 5 touchdowns — 391 of those yards came in a initial half — as Clemson incited a 7-7 diversion in a initial entertain into a 52-7 halftime lead. The win changed a Tigers to 5-0 on a deteriorate and Clemson has now won a 4 ACC games by an normal of 33 points. 

Arkansas: The Razorbacks forced 7 turnovers in a 33-21 win over Ole Miss. Six of those were interceptions of Ole Miss QB Matt Corral as Arkansas defenders were intrepid in jumping in front of Ole Miss receivers when reading Corral’s eyes. The win pushes Arkansas to 2-2 nonetheless Hogs fans will gladly tell we that Arkansas should be 3-1 after a SEC’s officiating fumble cost a Razorbacks a win during Auburn a week ago. Additionally, Arkansas’ amicable media dialect gets a large scream out for this tweet.

Kentucky: Kentucky flog Tennessee during Neyland Stadium for a initial time given 1984 on Saturday, and did so in blowout fashion. The Wildcats invulnerability forced 4 turnovers, including returning dual interceptions for touchdowns in a 34-7 win. It was an considerable opening for a Wildcats, generally when we cruise Tennessee’s prevalence in a series. Kentucky manager Mark Stoops was going to soak it all in. This quote says it all. 

BYU: The impetus toward New Year’s Six care continued on Friday night for No. 14 BYU. The Cougars trailed 26-14 to Houston in a third entertain nonetheless reeled off 29 uninterrupted points for a 43-26 win. Zach Wilson was 25-of-35 flitting for 400 yards and 4 touchdowns and also led a organisation with 40 yards rushing. Wilson’s execution commission of 71.4 was his lowest of a deteriorate as he keeps display how he could be a intensity first-round collect in a 2021 NFL draft. 

Virginia Tech: The No. 23 Hokies got blown out a week ago during North Carolina and bounced behind easily with a gentle 40-14 win over Boston College. Virginia Tech was widespread on a belligerent as QB Hendon Hooker had 18 carries for 164 yards and star Kansas send Khalil Herbert had 18 carries for 143 yards. Hooker ran for 3 touchdowns and total another by a atmosphere as VT scored a final 23 points of a diversion to spin a tighten one into a rout. 

Coastal Carolina using behind CJ Marable (1) and quarterback Grayson McCall (10) applaud after Marable scored a touchdown during a initial half of an NCAA football diversion opposite Louisiana-Lafayette in Lafayette, La., Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Kieu)Coastal Carolina using behind CJ Marable (1) and quarterback Grayson McCall (10) applaud after Marable scored a touchdown during a initial half of an NCAA football diversion opposite Louisiana-Lafayette in Lafayette, La., Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Kieu)

Coastal Carolina: It’s time for Coastal Carolina to be ranked in a Top 25. The Chanticleers went on a highway and dissapoint No. 21 Louisiana 30-27 on Wednesday night and are now sitting flattering as a sole undefeated organisation remaining in a Sun Belt during 4-0. Coastal Carolina pulled out a win around a 40-yard margin idea by Massimo Biscardi in a final seconds. It outlines a initial win over a ranked competition in module history. CCU is in a fourth deteriorate during a FBS spin and had usually a total 13-23 (6-18 Sun Belt) record in a initial 3 years. Now it is one of a favorites to win a Sun Belt title. 

Memphis: What a quip for a Tigers. Memphis outscored UCF 21-6 over a final 12:40 to win 50-49 and snap a 13-game losing strain opposite a Knights. The go-ahead TD came when Calvin Austin III held a four-yard TD pass from Brady White with 1:08 left. UCF afterwards missed a intensity game-winning margin idea with 19 seconds left. The dual teams total for an absurd 1,501 yards of offense as UCF had 798 and Memphis had 703. White was 34-of-50 flitting for 486 yards and 6 TDs while UCF’s Dillon Gabriel was 35-of-49 for 601 yards and 5 touchdowns. 

SMU: The Mustangs are a usually 5-0 organisation in a AAC after a 37-34 overtime win opposite Tulane on Friday night. Tulane got a round to start overtime nonetheless Brandon Crossley intercepted Michael Pratt. SMU simply played for a margin idea and Chris Naggar strike a 34-yard flog for a win. It’s a second true deteriorate SMU has started 5-0 and now heads into a outrageous AAC diversion opposite No. 8 Cincinnati on Oct. 24. 

Losers

Georgia QB Stetson Bennett: The man who took over as Georgia’s starting quarterback during a initial diversion of a deteriorate looked like a actor who started a deteriorate as a backup. Bennett threw 3 interceptions in No. 3 Georgia’s 41-24 detriment to Alabama and his final dual interceptions led directly to 14 Alabama points in a second half. The Crimson Tide scored 21 uninterrupted points in a final 30 mins to spin a 24-20 necessity into a 17-point win as Bennett was usually 18-of-40 flitting for 269 yards. While Georgia’s recipe of good invulnerability and decent flitting diversion is adequate to win many games, it’s not adequate to hang with teams like Alabama.

North Carolina: So most for a dream of an undefeated unchanging deteriorate for a No. 5 Tar Heels. UNC was down 31-7 to Florida State before ascent a intrepid comeback. That quip wasn’t enough, however, and UNC mislaid 31-28. The offense did a part; Sam Howell threw for 374 yards and UNC rushed for 184. But Florida State gained 241 rushing yards on 36 caries as both La’Damian Webb and Jordan Travis rushed for over 100 yards apiece. 

Auburn QB Bo Nix: Interceptions thrown by Bo Nix directly led to 21 of a 30 points South Carolina scored in a 30-22 win over Auburn. Nix threw 3 interceptions and all 3 of them gave South Carolina’s offense a brief field, ensuing in touchdown drives of 29, 49 and 8 yards. Nix’s third interception came late in a third entertain and authorised a Gamecocks to extend their lead from 20-19 to 27-19. Nix’s issues didn’t finish with interceptions. He missed copiousness of throws and done bad decisions, invariably holding onto a round for distant too long. It happened on a final play of a game, a fourth-down play when Auburn indispensable a touchdown to keep a hopes alive. Instead, Nix did this. 

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Notre Dame’s flitting game: If we didn’t watch Notre Dame’s win over Louisville we didn’t skip most during all. The No. 4 Fighting Irish won 12-7 in a diversion where 13 of a 19 points were scored on back-to-back drives in a third quarter. Louisville’s invulnerability entered a diversion permitting scarcely 390 yards per competition nonetheless Notre Dame couldn’t unequivocally take advantage. Ian Book was usually 11-of-19 flitting for 107 yards. The Irish did, however, continue to be one fo a best rushing teams in college football. Notre Dame ran 49 times for 232 yards and finished a diversion with a 14-play, 57 yard expostulate that took a final 7:55 off a clock. 

Pitt conduct manager Pat Narduzzi: Pat Narduzzi once sent his margin idea section out on fourth-and-goal from a 1-yard line with underneath 5 mins left in law when his organisation trailed a opposition by a touchdown. So it shouldn’t have been startling when he opted for a margin idea on fourth-and-3 from a Miami 12-yard line when his organisation trailed 28-16 with 31 seconds left in a third entertain on Saturday. 

Instead of perplexing to cut a two-score necessity to a one-score deficit, Narduzzi instead wanted to cut Miami’s lead to usually nine, 28-19. Predictably, Pitt’s offense would not even enter Miami domain a rest of a approach in an contingent 31-19 loss. Narduzzi’s reason after a diversion did not make most sense, either. He also claimed a preference came “early” or in “the middle” of a third quarter, when it indeed came in a final notation of a quarter. 

“You wish to go for it on one hand, nonetheless we wish to take points,” Narduzzi said. “It’s still early in a third entertain or center of a third quarter, we think. There’s still copiousness of time left and we consider we got to take a points.”

Pittsburgh conduct manager Pat Narduzzi yells to his organisation as they play opposite North Carolina State during a initial half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Pittsburgh. North Carolina State won 30-29. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)Pittsburgh conduct manager Pat Narduzzi yells to his organisation as they play opposite North Carolina State during a initial half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Pittsburgh. North Carolina State won 30-29. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Ole Miss QB Matt Corral: Saturday was a severe day for several SEC quarterbacks, nonetheless nobody had a worse day than Ole Miss’ Matt Corral. Corral had been extensive by a Rebels’ initial 3 games, mixing for 1,080 yards, 9 touchdowns and usually one interception on 76.1 percent throwing. Corral’s stats looked most opposite in Saturday’s 33-21 detriment to Arkansas: 20-of-38 for 200 yards, dual TDs and 6 interceptions. Yes, 6 interceptions. On a heels of such a stellar opening opposite Alabama, Corral had a misfortune diversion of his career opposite a Razorbacks. 

Syracuse: Things are not going good in 2020 for Syracuse. The Orange forsaken to 1-4 on Saturday with nonetheless another loss, and this one came in a team’s sole non-conference diversion of a year: a 38-21 improved during a hands of Liberty. It was an nauseous loss, too. The Orange invulnerability authorised a Flames to benefit 338 yards and 4 TDs rushing, including 170 yards and dual scores on usually 10 carries from Shedro Louis, a sophomore whose prior career high was 57 yards. 

Yes, Syracuse played this diversion yet starting QB Tommy DeVito, nonetheless a games he has played have not left most better. It’s satisfactory to start wondering about a instruction of a module underneath Dino Babers. Syracuse went 10-3 in 2018, nonetheless that year is starting to demeanour like a poignant outlier. Syracuse is 14-27 in Babers’ 4 other seasons. 

South Florida: USF took a 31-20 lead late in a third entertain during Temple on Saturday, nonetheless finished adult floating that lead in a 39-37 loss. Temple scored 3 touchdowns, including a dip and measure off a USF turnover, to flip that 31-20 necessity to a 39-31 lead. USF had a possibility to tie a game, though, after scoring a touchdown with 1:03 to play. All that USF indispensable was a two-point acclimatisation play, nonetheless a play call unsuccessful miserably and USF fell to 1-4.

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Western Kentucky: What’s happened to a Hilltoppers? WKU mislaid 37-14 during UAB on Saturday to tumble to 1-4 on a season. A once-powerful offense struggled again as a organisation rushed for usually 88 yards on 32 carries and Kevaris Thomas threw for usually 162 yards on 35 pass attempts. WKU’s usually win came over untimely Middle Tennessee State and while a gimme diversion opposite Chattanooga is on a report next, WKU’s subsequent dual FBS opponents are No. 14 BYU and Florida Atlantic.

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