November 28, 2022

Week 9 Analysis: The Film Doesn’t Lie

Week 13 Superlatives

The last Saturday of October didn’t disappoint and left College Football fanatics across the country satisfied with several great games. Washington State proved to be a force to be reckoned with in the PAC-12 and kept the conference chances of making the Playoff alive with its’ win. Notre Dame looks scary good on offense. Texas lost its’ first conference game of the season, while Oklahoma climbed back in the Playoff race with a blowout win. Clemson continues to be the team to beat in the ACC and Iowa State is on a roll with its’ new quarterback. Now November approaches and that’s when championship teams are born. Should be a interesting month heartaches and milestone wins.

Notre Dame: The Fighting Irish came out on fire on both sides of the ball and led 27-0 at halftime. Notre Dame’s offense racked up 584 total yards and scored 44 points to remain undefeated on the season at 8-0. Sophomore quarterback Ian Book threw for 330 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Senior running back Dexter Williams rushed for 142 yards and three scores.

ACC

Boston College: The Eagles’ offense racked up 433 total yards to get the team’s third conference win of the season. Sophomore quarterback Anthony Brown threw for 152 yards, a touchdown and an interception. True sophomore running back rushed for 149 yards and a score. Boston College’s defense held Miami’s offense scoreless in the second half and forced two turnovers.

Clemson: The Tigers’ offense steamrolled Florida State’s defense for 524 total yards and scored 59 points to remain unblemished on the season. True freshman signal-caller Trevor Lawrence threw for 314 yards and four touchdowns. Sophomore wideout Amari Rodgers hauled in six passes for 156 yards and two scores. Clemson’s defense forced two turnovers and held Florida State’s offense scoreless in the first half.

Duke: The Blue Devils’ offense finished with 619 total yards but it wasn’t enough and the team fell to 1-3 in conference play. Junior quarterback Daniel Jones threw for 396 yards and four touchdowns. Sophomore running back Deon Jackson rushed for 162 yards and senior wide receiver Jonathan Lloyd hauled in seven passes for 136 yards and a touchdown.

Florida State: The Seminoles 49-point loss to the Tigers was their one of their largest margins of defeat in school history. Florida State’s offense finished with 247 total yards, including only 21 on the ground. Junior quarterback Deondre Francois threw for 180 yards and an interception. Freshman receiver Keyshawn Helton caught three passes for 100 yards and a touchdown.

Georgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets’ offense racked up 465 total yards and scored 49 points and the team has won three of their last four games. Georgia Tech didn’t even need to complete a pass. Freshman quarterback Tobias Oliver rushed for 215 yards and three touchdowns.

Louisville: The Cardinals’ offense racked up 532 yards and scored 35 points, but the team lost their fifth-straight conference game to remain winless in the ACC. Sophomore quarterback Jawon Pass threw for 358 yards and a touchdown. Junior running back Trey Smith finished with three rushing scores. Receivers Chatarius Atwell and Jaylen Smith combined for 16 catches for 239 yards.

Miami: The Hurricanes struggled on offense, scored only 14 points and lost their second-straight conference game. Senior signal-caller Malik Rosier threw for 150 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. Miami couldn’t get on the scoreboard in the second half and suffered a double-digit loss on the road.

NC State: The Wolfpack’s offense racked up 541 total yards and scored 41 points, but it wasn’t enough and the team lost their second-straight conference game. Senior quarterback Ryan Finley threw for 473 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Junior receiver Kelvin Harmon hauled in 11 passes for 247 yards and two scores.

North Carolina: The Tar Heels’ offense struggled to run the ball and managed only 66 yards on the ground. Junior quarterback Nathan Elliott threw for 271 yards and two touchdowns. North Carolina has lost four-straight conference games.

Pittsburgh: The Panthers’ offense racked up 634 total yards and scored 54 points to improve to 3-1 in conference play. Sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett threw for 150 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Qadree Ollison and defensive back V’Lique Carter combined for 286 yards on the ground and three scores. Junior wide receiver Maurice Ffrench finished with 144 total yards and two touchdowns.

Syracuse: The Orange’s offense finished with 561 total yards and scored 51 point for their second-straight conference win. Senior signal-caller Eric Dungey threw for 411 yards and three touchdowns. Receivers Sean Riley and Nykeim Johnson combined for 17 receptions, 300 yards and a score.

Virginia: The Cavaliers racked up 425 yards of total offense and scored 31 points and the team got their fourth conference win of the season. Junior quarterback Bryce Perkins threw for 217 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. He also added 112 yards on the ground and a rushing score. Senior wideout Olamide Zaccheaus caught 10 balls for 100 yards.

Virginia Tech: The Hokies’ offense struggled to get any consistency and the team lost their first conference game of the season. Junior quarterback Ryan Willis threw for 201 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Receivers Damon Hazelton and Tre Turner combined for eight catches, 143 yards and two scores.

Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons’ offense finished with 591 total yards and scored 56 points on the road to snap a two-game conference losing streak. True freshman quarterback Sam Hartman threw for 223 yards and two touchdowns. Senior running back Matt Colburn rushed for 243 yards and three scores and sophomore receiver Greg Dortch hauled in eight passes for 135 yards.

Big 10

Indiana: The Hoosiers’ offense finished with 385 total yards, but couldn’t overcome three costly turnovers and lost their fourth-straight conference game. Sophomore quarterback Peyton Ramsey threw for 232 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Indiana’s defense forced four turnovers.

Illinois: The Fighting Illini’s offense finished with 493 total yards and scored 33 points, but it wasn’t enough and the team fell to 1-4 in conference play. Senior quarterback AJ Bush threw for 216 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Junior running back Reggie Corbin rushed for 155 yards and a score. Sophomore receiver Dominic Stampley hauled in four passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns.

Iowa: The Hawkeyes’ offense finished with 350 total yards and the team nearly pulled off the upset on the road, but came up short. Junior quarterback Nate Stanley threw for 205 yards and two interceptions. Iowa’s offense was held scoreless in the third quarter.

Maryland: The Terrapins’ offense racked up 712 total yards and scored 63 points to earn their third conference win of the season. Freshman signal-caller Kasim Hill threw for 265 yards and three touchdowns. Sophomore running back Javon Leake rushed for 140 yards and three scores.

Michigan: The Wolverines had a bye-week.

Michigan State: The Spartans’ defense dominated from the start and held Purdue’s offense to 339 total yards and forced three turnovers to earn their third conference win of the season. Michigan State’s offense finished with 426 total yards. Freshman signal-caller Rocky Lombardi threw for 318 yards and two touchdowns.

Minnesota: The Golden Gophers’ offense overcame four turnovers and finished with 482 total yards to earn their first conference win of the season. Freshman quarterback Tanner Morgan threw for 302 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Senior running back Shannon Brooks rushed for 154 yards and a score. Receivers Rashod Bateman and Tyler Johnson combined for nine receptions, 210 yards and three touchdowns.

Nebraska: The Huskers’ offense racked up 468 yards of total offense and scored 45 points to get their second-straight win. True freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez threw for 213 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Senior running back Devine Ozigbo rushed for 110 yards and a score and senior receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. had two reception touchdowns. The Blackshirts forced three turnovers and held Bethune-Cookman’s offense scoreless in the second and third quarter.

Northwestern: The Wildcats’ offense finished with just 349 total yards and overcame three turnovers to with their fourth-straight conference game. Senior quarterback Clayton Thorson threw 167 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions. He also had two rushing scores. True freshman running back Isaiah Bowser rushed for 117 yards and a touchdown. Northwestern’s defense forced three turnovers and held Wisconsin’s offense scoreless in the third quarter.

Ohio State: The Buckeyes had a bye-week.

Penn State: The Nittany Lions struggled on offense and overcame two turnover to earn their third conference win of the season. Senior quarterback Trace McSorley threw for 167 yards, a touchdown and an interception. He also 63 yards on the ground and a rushing score. Penn State’s defense forced two turnovers, including a game-clinching interception late in the fourth quarter.

Purdue: The Boilermakers’ high-flying offense finished with just 339 total yards, was held scoreless in the fourth quarter and the team lost their second conference game of the season. Senior quarterback David Blough threw for 277 yards and three interceptions.

Rutgers: The Scarlet Knights had a bye-week.

Wisconsin: The Badgers’ offense struggled mightily without their starting quarterback Alex Hornibrook and finished with 323 total yards and scored only 17 points for their second conference loss of the season. Sophomore signal-caller Jack Coan threw for 158 yards and a touchdown. True sophomore running back Jonathan Taylor failed to hit the century mark in rushing and finished with just 46 yards on the ground and no touchdowns.

Big 12

Baylor: The Bears struggled on offense, scored only 14 points, finished with 287 total yards and lost their second-straight conference game. Senior quarterback Jalan McCledon threw for 183 yards and the offense couldn’t overcome four turnovers.

Iowa State: The Cyclones’ offense racked up 422 total yards and scored 40 points to get the team their third-straight conference win. True freshman quarterback Brock Purdy threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns. Junior David Montgomery rushed for 125 yards and two scores. Junior receiver Hakeem Butler hauled in four passes for 148 yards and a touchdown.

Kansas: The Jayhawks’ offense struggled to run the ball and ended up with 58 yards on the ground. Still, Kansas snapped a four-game losing streak and won its’ first conference game of the season. Senior quarterback Peyton Bender threw for 249 yards and two touchdowns. True freshman running back Pooka Williams Jr. caught seven balls for 102 yards and two scores.

Kansas State: The Wildcats struggled on offense, scored only 14 points and finished with 245 total yards as the team fell to 1-4 in conference play. Sophomore Skylar Thompson threw for 108 yards and added 54 on the ground a rushing score.

Oklahoma: The Sooners’ offense racked up 702 total yards, scored 51 points and the team improved to 4-1 in conference play. Junior quarterback Kyler Murray threw for 352 yards and three touchdowns. Freshman running back Kennedy Brooks had two rushing touchdowns and true sophomore receiver CeeDee Lamb hauled in four passes for 162 yards and two scores. Oklahoma’s defense held Kansas State’s offense scoreless in the first and third quarter.

Oklahoma State: The Cowboys’ offense finished with 502 total yards, scored 38 points and the team won their second conference game of the season. Senior quarterback Taylor Cornelius threw for 321 yards and three touchdowns. Sophomore wideout Tylan Wallace hauled in 10 passes for 222 yards and two scores.

TCU: The Horned Frogs’ offense finished with 504 total yards, but it wasn’t enough and the team lost their third-straight conference game. Sophomore quarterback Michael Collins threw for 351 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Sophomore receiver Jalen Reagor caught eight balls for 177 yards and a score.

Texas: The Longhorns racked up 402 yards of total offense, but lost their first conference game of the season. True sophomore signal-caller Sam Ehlinger threw for 283 yards and two touchdowns. Texas running game struggled on offense and finished with 119 yards on the ground.

Texas Tech: The Red Raiders’ offense struggled and finished with 363 total yards and the team lost their second conference game of the season. Freshman quarterback Alan Bowman threw for 323 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions. Junior receiver Antoine Wesley caught eight balls for 119 yards and a score.

West Virginia: The Mountaineers rebounded from their conference loss, finished with 568 total yards on offense and scored 58 points to improve to 4-1 in Big 12 play. Senior signal-caller Will Grier threw for 353 yards and three touchdowns. Receivers David Sills and Gary Jennings combined for eight catches, 239 yards and four scores. West Virginia’s defense forced four turnovers and held Baylor’s offense scoreless in the first half and fourth quarter.

PAC-12

Arizona: The Wildcats finished with 465 yards of total offense and scored 44 points to earn their third conference win of the season. Junior signal-caller Khalil Tate threw for 189 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Sophomore running back J.J. Taylor rushed for 212 yards and two scores. Senior receivers Shun Brown and Shawn Poindetxter combined for 12 catches 126 yards and three touchdowns.

Arizona State: The Sun Devils’ offense racked up 449 total yards and scored 38 points on the road to improve to 2-3 in conference play. Senior quarterback Manny Wilkins threw for 166 yards and a touchdown. Sophomore running back Eno Benjamin rushed for 185 yards and two scores. Junior receiver N’Keal Harry caught four balls for 95 yards and a touchdown.

California: The Golden Bears’ defense forced two turnovers and held the Huskies to 91 yards on the ground to improve to 2-3 in conference play. Freshman quarterback Chase Garbers threw for 153 yards. Junior linebacker Evan Weaver and sophomore cornerback Camryn Bynum each had an interception.

Colorado: The Buffaloes finished with 536 yards of total offense, but came up short in overtime and lost their third-straight conference game. Junior quarterback Steven Montez threw for 319 yards and two touchdowns. Senior running back Travon McMillan rushed for 132 yards and a score. Sophomore receiver K.D. Nixon caught 13 balls for 198 yards and two touchdowns.

Oregon: The Ducks struggled on offense, turned the ball over three times and finished with 270 total yards. Oregon scored a season-low 15 points and lost its’ second-straight conference game. Junior quarterback Justin Herbert threw 186 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

Oregon State: The Beavers racked up 459 yards of total offense and scored 41 points to snap a five-game losing streak and earned their first conference win of the season in overtime. Senior quarterback Jake Luton threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns. True freshman running back Jermar Jefferson rushed for 135 yards and sophomore Isaiah Hodgins caught 11 balls for 146 yards and two touchdowns.

Stanford: The Cardinal’s offense finished with 443 total yards, but it wasn’t enough and the team has lost two of their last three conference games. Sophomore quarterback K.J. Costello threw for 323 yards and three touchdowns. Sophomore tight end Kaden Smith caught nine balls for 112 yards and a score. Junior wideout JJ Arcega-Whiteside hauled in 10 passes for 111 yards and two touchdowns.

UCLA: The Bruins struggled on offense and finished with 291 total yards and suffered their third conference loss of the season. Senior quarterback Wilton Speight threw for 164 yards and two interceptions. UCLA’s offenes turned the ball over three times and scored only 10 points.

USC: The Trojans’ offense finished with 420 total yards, but it wasn’t enough and the team lost their second-straight conference game. Freshman quarterback Jack Sears threw for 235 yards and two touchdowns. Junior receiver Michael Pittman Jr. caught six passes for 90 yards and two scores.

Utah: The Utes finished with 470 yards of total offense and scored 41 points to improve 4-2 in conference play. Junior quarterback Tyler Huntley threw for 138 yards and an interception. Junior running back Zack Moss rushed for 211 yards and three touchdowns. Utah’s defense held UCLA’s offense scoreless in the second and fourth quarter.

Washington: The Huskies struggled on offense, finished with 250 total yards, couldn’t overcome two costly interceptions and lost their second conference game in the last three weeks. Senior quarterback Jake Browning threw for 148 yards, a touchdown and an interception.

Washington State: The Cougars’ offense racked up 497 total yards and scored 41 points to improve to 4-1 in conference play. Senior quarterback Gardner Minshew threw for 438 yards and three touchdowns. Receivers Jamire Calvin and Dezmon Patmon combined for 13 receptions and 229 yards.

SEC

Alabama: The Crimson Tide had a bye-week.

Arkansas: The Razorbacks racked up 447 yards of total offense, but couldn’t overcome two costly turnovers and remain winless in conference play. Junior quarterback Ty Storey threw for 240 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Sophomore running back Rakeem Boyd rushed for 113 yards and a score.

Auburn: The Tigers had a bye-week.

Florida: The Gators couldn’t find any consistency on offense, finished with 275 total yards and lost their second conference game of the season. Sophomore quarterback Feleipe Franks threw for 105 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Florida turned the ball over three times on offense.

Georgia: The Bulldogs racked up 429 yards of total offense, scored 36 points and won their fifth conference game of the season. True freshman quarterback Jake Fromm threw for 240 yards and three touchdowns. Sophomore running back D’Andre Swift rushed for 104 yards and a score. Georgia’s defense forced three turnovers.

Kentucky: The Wildcats finished with 385 yards of total offense in a defensive battle, but it was enough to improve to 5-1 in conference play. Sophomore Terry Wilson threw for 267 yards, an interception and the game-winning touchdown. Sophomore receiver Lynn Bowden Jr. caught 13 balls for 166 yards. Kentucky’s defense held Missouri’s offense scoreless in the first quarter and second half.

LSU: The Bayou Bengals had a bye-week.

Mississippi State: The Bulldogs finished with 384 yards of total offense and improved to 2-3 in conference play. Senior signal-caller Nick Fitzgerald threw for 241 yards and two touchdowns. He also added 88 yards on the ground and two rushing scores. Junior receiver Stephen Guidry caught three balls for 130 yards and a touchdown. Mississippi State’s defense held Texas A&M’s offense scoreless in the first and fourth quarter.

Missouri: The Tigers’ offense struggled and finished with 249 total yards, scored 14 points in the first half, but couldn’t manage a first-down in the second half and remain winless in SEC play. Senior quarterback Drew Lock threw for 165 yards

Ole Miss: The Rebels had a bye-week.

South Carolina: The Gamecocks finished with 376 yards of total offense and won their third conference game of the season. Junior quarterback Jake Bentley threw for 152 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Junior running back Rico Dowdle rushed for 140 yards and a score. South Carolina’s defense held Tennessee’s offense scoreless in the fourth quarter.

Tennessee: The Vols struggled to find any consistency on offense and finished with 351 total yards and fell to 1-4 in conference play. Sophomore quarterback Jarrett Guarantano threw for 207 yards and two touchdowns. Junior receiver Marquez Callaway hauled in nine passes for 86 yards.

Texas A&M: The Aggies struggled on offense and finished with only 61 yards on the ground and the team lost their second conference game of the season. True sophomore quarterback Kellen Mond threw for 232 yards, a touchdown and an interception.

Vanderbilt: The Commodores racked up 442 yards of total offense and scored 45 points to earn their first conference win of the season. Senior signal-caller Kyle Shurmur threw for 192 yards and two touchdowns. Junior running back Ke’Shawn Vaughn rushed for 172 yards and three scores. Junior tight end Jared Pinkney hauled in five passes for 93 yards and two touchdowns.