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2020 College Football Week 10 Summary - The PAC-12 Edition

The triumphant return of both the Pac-12 and MAC conference to the 2020 college football season, was in full effect on week 10. Now with each conference in play, things should get interesting from this point till the end of the season.


What Did We Learn In Week 10?

- PAC-12 Results -

  • It is amazing how a game can turn around in just a matter of minutes. Nearing the later portions of the fourth quarter, USC seemed to be down and out. Yet the Arizona State defense made the mistake of giving Trojans quarterback Kedon Slovis extra chances. Last year's freshman sensation along with rising star Drake London, made plays when it mattered, as they narrowly escaped an upset. USC 1-0, Arizona State 0-1

  • One of the notable stars in the Pac 12 conference is UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson. It is almost certain that he is destined to have a bright future in the NFL someday. Against Colorado, he accounted for 412 total yards and five touchdowns. Yet the Buffaloes ground attack led by running back Jarek Broussard, who had his chance to shine. Colorado 1-0, UCLA 0-1

  • Replacing someone like Justin Herbert will likely be impossible to do. Yet their first game of the season seemed promising, as junior running back CJ Verdell led a ground attack that rushed for 269 total yards. The Ducks are looking solid as many expect them to be this season. Oregon 1-0, Stanford 0-1

  • Despite the loss, Oregon State should take solace that they have running back Jermar Jefferson. By all observations, he could help that that team to the next level. As for Washington State, they were well balanced on both sides of the ball, effectively defeated Oregon State on this night. Washington State 1-0, Oregon State 0-1


- The Rest Of Conferences -

  • The Notre Dame versus Clemson contest was a classic. What we witnessed were two teams who are not just mere playoff contenders, it may have seen a preview of this year's National Championship game. For Clemson, their first half was very much a reminder of last week against Boston College. Yet in the second half, quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei led them back and at one point took the lead. Eventually, overtime was needed to decide the outcome. Both teams exchanged touchdowns in the first overtime; in the second overtime, Notre Dame's defense came big when it mattered and won the contest. Could the outcome have been different with Trevor Lawrence? We may find out soon enough. In the end, Notre Dame did something that no other team has been able to do for 1,117 days; beat Clemson in the regular season. Notre Dame 7-0, Clemson 7-1

  • Oklahoma State has proven to be one of the few Big 12 teams, with a reliable defensive unit. Though they have not scored as much as they did last season, they're winning tough games with a defensive unit that sometimes bends, but does not break. Oklahoma State 5-1, Kansas State 4-3

  • Kellen Mond and his Texas A&M Aggies continue to roll in the SEC. Yet even with this victory and their impressive record, their status of a potential playoff team is still uncertain. All they can do is continue to win games and let the chips fall where they may. South Carolina 2-4, Texas A&M 5-1

  • Producing consistent offense, has proven to be Georgia's Achilles heel this season. Despite having one of the nation's top defensive units, their inability to score points has kept them from beating top AP teams. On this day, Florida quarterback Kyle Trask and his Florida Gators produced too much offense for Georgia's defense to handle. It is too bad that Jamie Newman decided to opt out for the season. Georgia 4-2, Florida 4-1

  • It is becoming clear that Michigan is not the team we have all expected them to be. Yet was it becoming apparent is that under Jim Harbaugh, this year's Wolverine's team may not achieve much. With all this noted, Indiana is better than most people think and deserve a little more attention. Michigan 1-2, Indiana 3-0

  • Sam Ehlinger and his Texas Longhorns hung in tough against West Virginia. After an incredible performance last week against Oklahoma State, linebacker Joseph Ossai had a rather pedestrian game. Yet it was a collective effort on both sides that led to their success. West Virginia 4-3, Texas 5-2

  • Quarterback D'Eriq King was back to doing what he does best, making plays and making an impact for his Miami Hurricanes. King has becoming the force multiplier that many believed he could be during his time with Houston. NC State stood toe-to-toe in this thrilling ACC matchup. In this end, King single-handedly carried the Hurricanes to victory. Miami 6-1, NC State 4-3

  • Zach Wilson's NFL Draft stock continues to increase with every game he plays, as he continues to set new standards in efficient. His latest victims, the Boise State Broncos, did not have a chance in this contest. Watch out for BYU. BYU 8-0, Boise State 2-1

  • We should all acknowledge that Liberty's ground offense is one of the best in college football. Though they needed a little bit of luck to beat Virginia Tech, it is no fluke that the Flames are undefeated. If one were to view their remaining schedule, there is a good chance they remain this way. Liberty 7-0, Virginia Tech 4-3


Week 10 Honor Roll

- Offense -

D'Eriq King - Miami

Dorian Thompson - Robinson - UCLA

Justin Fields - Ohio State

Desmond Ridder - Cincinnati

D.J. Uiagalelei - Clemson

Kedon Slovis - USC

Ian Book - Notre Dame

Javonte Williams - North Carolina

Kyle Trask - Florida

Michael Penix Jr. - Indiana

Jarek Broussard - Colorado

Mohamed Ibrahim - Minnesota

Romeo Doubs - Nevada

Cornell Powell - Clemson

Gerrid Doaks - Cincinnati

Mike Harley - Miami

- Defense -

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah - Notre Dame

Patrick Johnson - Tulane

Ochaun Mathis - TCU

Nik Bonitto - Oklahoma

Troy Hairston - Central Michigan

Jacoby Windmon - UNLV

Anthony Ekpe - Ball State

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