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A lot of good college football will be played today, the early games kicked it off in fine fashion. We had a huge upset, a blowout between two top 10 teams, and Clemson showed that they have returned to last season's form. With an abundance of quality games still left to be played on today's schedule, this was just the beginning of a great college football Saturday. Let's rewind and take a look at the three best games so far today...
North Dakota State VS 13 Iowa:
Iowa was an easy pick for many to reach the college football playoff, not because of the skill their team posses, but rather that they have one of the easiest schedules of any team in the country. Their toughest games on the season which come against Wisconsin, Michigan, and Nebraska will all be on their home turf, so they had every advantage possible scheduling wise to land them back in the CFB playoff. They played a Division 1A team in North Dakota State, a team that should've been no problem, just another easy win on the schedule. Boy did they have their hands full today, ND State exposed Iowa for the B- team they are, they also did the voters a justice by taking Iowa out of the playoff conversation now, even if they were to win out which they won't, but if they were to do so I still don't think it'd be enough to mask this horrible loss. North Dakota state went for 2pt conversion to take lead late in the 4th quarter and failed. At that point it seemed like all odds of the improbable comeback were over, but Iowa couldn't finish the game on offense by running out the clock, and gave North Dakota another chance to drive down the field and score. That's exactly what they did, it was also with no resistance whatsoever, if a division 1A football team drives down the field easily on your power conference team, you're just not that good. Sorry Iowa you got exposed today and that's why you lost in the final seconds on a field goal to an irrelevant team.
South Carolina State VS 5 Clemson:
The Clemson Tigers redeemed themselves today after a very unimpressive showing their first two times out this season. They dismantled a South Carolina team that clearly lacked talent at a lot of important positions. Clemson did what they had to do, they wanted regain some respect after almost losing to Troy last week, so their only option was sending a message to the college football world today. They embarrassed a conference opponent in a good ole fashion 59-0 beatdown. Deshaun Watson was incredibly efficient and proved his name will be right back in that heisman debate again this year after posting three touchdowns through the air, completing all but three passes, and passed for 150 yards before being pulled early since they were blowing out South Carolina. This Clemson defense looks like one of the best in the country, they shutout South Carolina, I don't care how bad the team is, holding a team to 0 points is an impressive feat. Clemson is back to being one of the teams to beat as they prove they're just as dominant as ever.
2 Florida State VS 10 Louisville:
Lamar Jackson showed the entire country today that he is the new face of college football and that the Heisman trophy is his to lose. This kid puts the entire university on his back and has no problem carrying them, from the first snap of this game you could tell Louisville was going to whoop FSU's ass. Lamar Jackson is Mike Vick 2.0, he's the fastest quarterback I've seen since Vick, and his elusive moves to shake defenders are down right scary. This kid is truly one of the best athlete's I've ever seen play the quarterback position, they made the #2 defense in the country look like a Pop Warner squad. Every drive summary would end up looking like this, 6 plays, 70 yards, and a touchdown. Lamar Jackson has more TD's himself than any other ranked team has as a unit. Louisville proved today that they are a serious team, the defense shutdown FSU and made their Cam look alike QB look like someone who has never played the position before. I'm sure Jimbo Fisher wants to crawl into a corner and cry tonight after being embarrassed so badly, that's what's going to happen when you give Bobby Petrino a bunch of talent, he's a great coach he's going to get the most out of his players. This game was all Louisville for 60 minutes as they destroyed the #2 team in the country 63-20, how embarrassing for FSU.