College Football Takeaways Week 8

Biggest Takeaway in the SEC

Jason- Each week a different LSU team shows up. We never know.

Dan- Good bounce back win for Auburn, but with 2 top 3 teams left on the schedule they will finish 8-4.

Zach- Is Butch Jones STILL the Tennessee Head Coach?


Biggest Takeaway in the Pac-12

Jason- Darnold commits way too many turnovers to keep USC competitive.

Dan- One of the most overlooked surprises this year has to be Arizona. They were hoping for maybe 2 or 3 wins in conference and are now looking at a 5-2 record. Washington State needs to watch out next week.

Zach- Either Darnold is way overrated or the USC coaching staff is horrific. Whichever it is, USC needs to play better in order to still have a chance to win the Pac-12.


Biggest Takeaway in the ACC + ND

Jason- Jimbo Fisher needs to commit to the run… you have super-freshman Cam Akers and solid Jacques Patrick. USE THEM.

Dan- Keep doubting Miami. They will find a way to win.

Zach- Notre Dame should be ranked no lower than 7, and you can make an argument they should be higher. They have the best resume of any 1-loss team. If they win out, they are in the CFP. Coach Brian Kelly, right now, should be the favorite for Coach of the Year. Also, Josh Adams is a legitimate heisman contender. A few impressive facts: All of ND’s wins are by 20+ points. Also, ND has 28 rushing touchdowns, while ND’s defense has only allowed 1.


Biggest Takeaway in the Big 12

Jason- Oklahoma and Oklahoma State have MUCH more talent than TCU yet TCU shows up every week.

Dan- The Big 12 might have screwed up by having a conference championship. What if TCU beats Oklahoma then loses to them in the Big 12 Championship? No one gets in.

Zach- Iowa State has been underrated this entire year and they finally got the respect they deserve by being ranked #25.


Biggest Takeaway in the Big 10

Jason- Michigan State keeps finding ways to win… I promise they will play better football. Their best is yet to come.

Dan- Penn State and Ohio State will be the regular season game of the year in terms of implications.

Zach- Once again, Indiana could not get over the hump and get a marquee win.


Bold Prediction for the Season

Dan: Notre Dame’s program gets turned around after finishing 10-2 and finally getting a major bowl win.

Jason: Georgia goes undefeated before the playoffs.

Zach: Notre Dame wins out and gets into the College Football Playoff.


Player of the Week

Dan: Saquon Barkley

Jason: Josh Adams

Zach: Josh Adams (check out last week before the games happened)


Surprise Player of the Week

Dan: Khalid Kareem

Jason: Josh Jackson

Zach: Drew Lock


Heisman Prediction

Dan: Saquon Barkley

Jason: Saquon Barkley

Zach: Saquon Barkley


College Football Playoff Bracket


  1. Alabama
  2. Penn State
  3. TCU
  4. Georgia

First Two Out:  Miami and Wisconsin




  1. Alabama
  2. Penn State
  3. Georgia
  4. Clemson

First Two Out: Wisconsin and Miami




  1. Alabama
  2. Penn State
  3. Georgia
  4. Notre Dame

First Two Out: Clemson and Oklahoma



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