It was Thanksgiving weekend which meant rivalry games and a few were played. We saw history made as Vandy ladies soccer goalie Sarah Fuller became the first woman to play in a P5 game. The Dores inept offense limited her to a kickoff only, but good for her. Buffalo RB Jaret Patterson rushed for over 400 yds and 8 TDs in a win over Kent St.
A few of you were on Dabo for his comments about FSU last week. Turns out FSU allowed Virginia to travel to Tallahassee before cancelling again. This is poor management of the problem as the game could have been called before the Wahoos left Charlottesville. We know it cost Virginia $300,000 to make the trip for nothing. FSU coach Mike Norvell clearly wants the season over and for good reason.
Nick Saban good COVID for real this time and did not coach the Iron Bowl. no problem as the Tide rolled Auburn 42-13. The Bama defense is looking good which spells trouble for everyone in their path. Notre Dame may be better than I thought as they won a tough game at NC 31-17. Their style of using TEs and good defense is proving effective. Clemson welcomed Trevor Lawrence back and easily beat Pitt (up 31-0 in 1st Q). Florida started slow but pulled away from Kentucky (they were 16 players down but played) 34-10. Kyle Pitts returned for the first time in 3 weeks and caught 3 TDs. The Gators may be a top 4 team in ability but they have to win out and beat Bama (not seeing it at present time) to make the playoff. Texas A&M survived a bad performance by Kellen Mond to down LSU in a boring 20-7 win.
As for the other outside contenders that played, Northwestern lost to Mich St thus leaving Ohio St as the only Big 10 playoff hopeful. The slim Pac 12 hopeful Oregon lost to Oregon St late.
Noting that QBs Kyle Trask, Mac Jones, Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields are the leading Heisman contenders. Also noting that Lawrence and Fields are likely the first two picks in the draft. That being said, Alabama WR Devonta Smith and Florida TE Kyle Pitts are the best two players in CFB this season. Defenses have no answer for either player as they score at record paces.
As always in this dreadful year, we will see which games are played next week.