In a week, which none of the AP top 3 teams were in action, the objective for many looking outside the top 5, was to move up in the polls. As we reach the tail end of the 2019 season, the next few weeks are crucial for teams with playoff aspirations.
Here is what we learned in Week 10:
Georgia may have played themselves back into the playoff discussion, after an impressive win over Florida.
Jarren Williams' 56-yard touchdown pass to Dee Wiggins, was what Miami needed to defeat their rivals, Florida State. Overall, it was not a close game as the Hurricanes blitz the Seminoles for nine sacks on defense.
Though the game was closer than it should have been, Baylor remains undefeated after slipping past West Virginia.
Boston College's ground attack was in full force, as they gashed the Syracuse defense with 496 total rushing yards. Both AJ Dillon and David Bailey combined for 414 rushing yards.
For Appalachian State, their undefeated record was ruined by Georgia Southern, and may have lost their top 25 status in the process.
From beginning to end, Michigan dominated Maryland and rolled to a convincing 38-7 victory. How this win will affect their standings in the polls remains to be seen.
Notre Dame avoided a near-disaster, getting by Virginia Tech by only a point. At this point, their playoff hopes are fading fast.
Mississippi State may not be a playoff team anytime soon, but they have the most talented players in all of college football with Kylin Hill.
Liberty quarterback Stephen Calvert threw for 441 yards in the first half against UMass. For the Minutemen, this has been the type of season they would like to forget.
North Texas quarterback Mason Fine is a name that does not get enough attention; however, that may change after he accounted for seven touchdowns against UTEP, and showed up at his post-game conference wearing a giant inflatable T-Rex costume.
Justin Herbert and the Oregon Ducks remain the kings of the PAC-12 conference, following
their victory over USC.
SMU saw their undefeated status erased after losing to Memphis in an offensive battle.
Week 10 Honor Roll:
Stephen Calvert - Quarterback (Liberty) AJ Dillon - Running back (Boston College)
Kylin Hill - Running back (Mississippi State) Darius Stills - Defensive Line (West Virginia)
David Bailey - Running back (Boston College) Isaiah Spiller - Running back (Texas A&M)
Travis Etienne - Running back (Clemson) Josh Uche - Linebacker (Michigan)
Gregory Rousseau - Defensive Line (Miami) Jaret Patterson - Running back (Buffalo)
Wesley Kennedy III - Running back (GA South) Chuba Hubbard - Running back (Ok State)
Joe Tryon - Linebacker (Washington) Mason Fine - Quarterback (North Texas)
Shane Buechele - Quarterback (SMU) Dyami Brown - Wide Receiver (N. Carolina)
Jarren Williams - Quarterback (Miami) James Proche - Wide Receiver (SMU)
Brady White - Quarterback (Memphis) Hamilcar Rashed Jr. - Linebacker (Ore. State)