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2020 College Football Week 13 Summary

Things are about to get serious in the upcoming weeks.

As we reach the final stretch of the 2020 college football season, the importance of each game heightens, as teams look to establish a Bowl game or a spot in the College Football playoffs. Regardless of the latest playoff rankings that was released earlier this week, what matters is winning games.

This week featured history being made in a major way by Vanderbilt, and some of the most impressive individual performances by running backs, led by Buffalo's

Jaret Patterson.


What Did We Learn In Week 13?

  • Despite their loss to Missouri, Vanderbilt broke down barriers in a huge way, as 21 year old soccer player Sarah Fuller, became the first female to play in a Power 5 football game. To say the moment was historic is an understatement.

  • Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence was back for the first time in five weeks, and judging by his performance against Pittsburgh, it seemed like he was never gone. Barring a disaster, Clemson should be one of the teams competing in this year's College Football playoffs. Clemson 8-1, Pittsburgh 5-5

  • After watching Alabama dominate Auburn, the biggest lesson we learned was simple, not all Top 25 teams are created equal. Auburn showed they not equipped to even compete against a team with Alabama's firepower. Alabama 8-0, Auburn 5-3

  • Kyle Pitts' return could have not come at a better time for Florida, as he accounted for three receiving touchdowns, as they dominated Kentucky in a game that seemed competitive in the first half. As for Florida quarterback Kyle Trask, he continues to make a strong case for the Heisman Trophy. Florida 7-1, Kentucky 3-6

  • Oregon State had not beaten an AP top 10 team since 2014. Yet in their contest against #9 Oregon, not even the fog would keep star running back Jermar Jefferson from running all over the Oregon defense. This was arguably their biggest win in over a decade. Oregon 3-1, Oregon State 2-2

  • With all due respect to Northwestern, there was nothing about them team that justified their AP Top 10 ranking. As Michigan State exposed in their victory, it takes more than defense and mediocre offensive production, to be considered a top 10 team. Northwestern 5-1, Michigan State 2-3

  • Texas' loss to Iowa State was a microcosm of their season; plenty of promise at the beginning, only to end in disappointment. For Iowa State, not only was it their first win in Texas since 2010, they are a step closer to punching their ticket to this year's Big 12 Championship. Quarterback Sam Ehlinger did all he could to help his team win, only to come up short in the end. Texas 6-3, Iowa State 7-2

  • If there is any consolation for North Carolina, they were very competitive in the first half against Notre Dame. Yet, as the saying goes; "there are levels to this". No matter what the current Playoff ranking displays, Notre Dame should be the no.1 team in college football; no offense to Alabama. Notre Dame 9-0, North Carolina 6-3

  • Though we should focus on Penn State getting their first win of the season, the real story involves the status of Michigan under head coach Jim Harbaugh after this embarrassing loss. Whether the team is not talented enough or if they have given up on him, this Michigan team has serious issues. Penn State 1-5, Michigan 2-6

  • When you didn't think Buffalo running back Jaret Patterson could replicate his 300-yard performance from last week, he took it to a different hemisphere. In addition to tying the FBS record for rushing touchdowns with 8, he broke the single-game record for rushing yards with 409. Regardless of the opposition he has faced, Patterson has proven why he is the best running back in the nation. Buffalo 4-0, Kent State 3-1

  • Oklahoma State found a real gem in junior running back Dezmon Jackson. Even without Chuba Hubbard and LD Brown, Jackson took over and ran all over the Texas Tech defense. On the other side, Alan Bowman was equally as productive, throwing for over 380 yards and three touchdowns. All in all, it was the type of game that defined Big 12 Conference football; all offense, little to no defense. Texas Tech 3-6, Oklahoma State 6-2


Week 13 Honor Roll

Offense ->

Jaret Patterson - Buffalo

Jermar Jefferson - Oregon State

Jalen Tolbert - South Alabama

Alan Bowman - Texas Tech

Erik Ezukanma - Texas Tech

Jordan McCloud - South Florida

Trevor Lawrence - Clemson

Demetric Felton - UCLA

Dillon Gabriel - UCF

Kyle Pitts - Florida

Trey Smith - Wyoming

Mac Jones - Alabama

Devonta Smith - Alabama

Dezmon Jackson - Oklahoma State

Defense ->

Tarron Jackson - Coastal Carolina

Adetokunbo Ogundeji - Notre Dame

Drew Beesley - Michigan State

Landon Woodson - UCF

Nick Heninger - Utah State

Chad Muma - Wyoming

Latrell Bankston - Iowa State

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