What happened to Wisconsin?
As we reach the halfway point of the 2019 season, the playoff picture has become a little more clear, following arguably the biggest upset of the season. This marks the second straight week, a top 10 team has fallen to an unranked team. What remains is 11 undefeated teams in what has been one of the most unpredictable seasons we have seen in years.
Here is what we learned in Week 8:
All last season, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence threw a total of four interceptions. In their contest against Louisville, Lawrence threw two, increasing his season total to seven.
Despite their win, Lawrence is having his fair share of sophomore struggles.
Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor became only the fourth player in college football history, to reach 5,000 career rushing yards before the end of his junior season. Despite this latest milestone, his fumble and their eventual defeat to an unranked Illinois, will certainly be a game he would like to forget.
Michigan's loss to Penn State represented the proverbial nail in the coffin on their playoff hopes, and may likely result in the end of the Jim Harbaugh era.
South Carolina came close to pulling off another big upset over a top ten team, until Florida scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to ruin those plans.
In a pivotal PAC-12 battle, Oregon, led by Justin Herbert's four touchdown passes, prevailed over Washington, and may have solidified their position as the best team in their conference.
Speaking of talented running backs, Boston College running backs AJ Dillon and David Bailey combined for over 400 yards and five touchdowns on the ground, on route to a big win over NC State.
Just another day at the office for LSU quarterback Joe Burrows; 25 Completions, 327 passing yards, and four touchdowns.
Minnesota's historic win against Rutgers, included an emotional moment shared by head coach Coach Fleck and 4-time cancer survivor and placeholder Casey O'Brien, who made his debut.
Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts put together yet another Heisman-worthy performance in their victory over West Virginia.
Baylor undefeated season continues after an impressive victory over Oklahoma State.
They may not be a playoff team this year, but SMU has the potential of contending for a playoff spot in the near future.
Louisiana may not be ranked, but their rushing offense is as productive as any in the nation, as two of their running backs rushed for over 100 yards in their victory over Arkansas State.
As expected, Tennessee was no match for Alabama. At this point, their rivalry is non-existent.
Week 8 Honor Roll
Brenden Knox - Running Back (Marshall) Aj Dillon - Running back (Bos.College)
Travis Etienne Jr.- Running back (Clemson) Joshua Kelley - Running Back (UCLA)
Jalen Hurts - Quarterback (Oklahoma) Isaiah Simmons - Linebacker (Clemson)
David Bell - Wide Receiver (Purdue) Reggie Roberson Jr.- Wide Receiver (SMU)
David Bailey - Running back (Bos.College) Brock Purdy - Quarterback (Iowa State)
Pooka Williams Jr.- Running back (Kansas) Nathan Rourke - Quarterback (Ohio)
Shane Buechele - Quarterback (SMU) Evan Weaver - Linebacker (California)
Chris Orr - Linebacker (Wisconsin) Anthony Gordon - Quarterback (WashState)
Chuba Hubbard - Running back (OkState) Jarrod Hewitt - Defensive Tackle (Virginia Tech)
Brady White - Quarterback (Memphis) Kenneth Gainwell - Wide Receiver (Memphis)