Lawrence-less Tigers fall to the Irish
By Matt Haddad (TheLorian)
After this week, the top five rankings in college football will look a little different to say the least. The No. 1 Clemson Tigers made the haul to South Bend to take on No. 4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish. It was a game that definitely will have an impact on the college football world. With Clemson’s starting Quarterback Trevor Lawrence still out due to contacting COVID-19, it was 2 string QB D.J. Uiagalelei time to step up. Uiagalelei went 29/44 throwing for 439 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed 13 times for only two yards. The Tigers’ star running back Travis Etienne, who is a top running back in college football, had hard time showing that against the Irish. Etienne had 18 carries for only 28 yards and one touchdown. He averaged 1.6 yards a carry. The Irish did an amazing job keeping Etienne from having a great night. The Tigers’ Amari Rodgers had 8 catches for 134 yards and no touchdowns. Ian Book on the other hand went 22/39 for the Irish throwing 310 yards and one touchdown. Kyren Williams rushed 23 times for 140 yards and three touchdowns. Javon Mckinley caught five passes for 102 yards to help the Irish beat the No. 1 team in double overtime to win the game 40-47. What a crazy game in sought bend. Irish will more than likely jump to number three while Alabama will be the No. 1 team and Ohio St. will get the No. 2 spot.
Staying in the ACC, the No. 11 Miami Hurricanes took on North Carolina St. The Hurricanes D’Eriq King went 31/41 throwing for 430 yards and five touchdowns. King also rushed for 15 times for 105 yards. His longest run was 42 yards. Mike Harley caught eight passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns. The Wolfpack put up a good fight against the No. 11 team in the country. Bailey Hockman went 19/28 for 248 yards and two touchdowns, while also throwing one interception. Rickey Person Jr. had 12 carries for 79 yards, he longest rush was 40 yards. The Wolfpacks top receiver, Emeka Emezie caught four passes for 95 yards. This was a great game for both teams. The Hurricanes win this one 44-41. Even though NC stat lost, it sends a good message about their program that they can hang with a top team.
Finally, PAC-12 football is back! Arizona St. Sun Devils traveled to the Coliseum to take on No. 20 USC Trojans. The Sun Devils have arguably one of the best QB’s in the PAC-12 in Jayden Daniels. Daniels went 11/23 for 134 yards throwing only one touchdown. Daniels did much better in the running game, rushing 11 times for 111 yards. Rachaad White caught three passes for 70 yards and one touchdown. The Trojans have a QB who can throw the ball. Kedon Slovis went 40/55 for 381 yards for two touchdowns and one interception. One of those two touchdowns went to Drake London. London caught eight passes for 125 yards and one touchdown. Arizona State played hard fought game against a good USC team. The Trojans come out winning 27-28.
No. 23 Michigan Wolverines took on No.13 ranked Indiana Hoosiers. Joe Miltion went 18/34 for 344 yards throwing three touchdowns and two interceptions for the Wolverines. Michigan did not do well in the run game against the Hoosiers. Hassan Haskins carried the ball six times for 19 yards. However, Ronnie Bell caught six passes for 149 yards and one touchdown. The Indiana Hoosiers have quite the QB. Michael Penix Jr. Penix went 30/50 for 342 yards and three touchdowns. The Hoosiers Stevie Scott III rushed 24 times for 97 yards and two touchdowns. Ty Fryfogie caught seven passes for 142 yards and one touchdown. What a team the Hoosiers have, they look great and are undefeated. Michigan on the other hand looks not so good. They need to get it together for the sake of the program. I said it last week, and I’ll say it this week, Jim Harbaugh needs to be fired. Hoosiers win this one 21-38.
The annual Florida-Georgia game took place this weekend in Jacksonville Florida. As usual there’s always a lot at stake in this game. No. 8 Florida had a great game against No. 5 Georgia. Florida’s QB who is in the running for the Heisman Kyle Trask went 30/43 throwing for 474 yards and four touchdowns, while also throwing one interception. Dameon Pierce had 15 rushes for 52 yards and one touchdown for the Gators. Malik Davis helped Trask and the Gator’s catching five passes for 100 yards. Georgia had a hard time keeping up Florida and it showed starting with the QB’s. Stenson Bennett went 5/16 for only 78 yards. After Bennett suffered a separated shoulder, D’Wan Mathis came into the Game for the Bulldogs. Mahis went 4/13 for 34 yards throwing one touchdown and two interceptions. Between the two quarterbacks, they threw for a total of 112 yards Zamir White was leading rusher this game for the Bulldogs. White carried the ball seven times for 107 yards and one touchdown. The Florida Gators come out of Jacksonville victories beating the Georgia Bulldogs 44-28. Its starting to look like the SEC Champion ship will be Alabama Crimson Tide against the Florida Gators in Atlanta on December 12.
Wow! What an insane week in college football. The rankings will definitely look a lot different heading into next week. Have a great week, and go Duhawks!