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2020 College Football Week 14 Summary - The Elite Edition

With only a week left till the end of the 2020 college football season, one would get the impression that 15 weeks is not enough, considering what this season has endured during this pandemic. Even with the latest College Football Playoff rankings showing the same top four teams, nothing is yet written in stone. For the teams slightly below the top four, there still exists that possibility to change the committee's mind with strong performances going forward.


What Did We Learn In Week 14?

  • Western Carolina's contest against North Carolina went exactly as expected; a complete domination by quarterback Sam Howell and his crew. In all, there as not much to learn about this game, except that North Carolina needed this type of win after last week. Western Carolina 0-4, North Carolina 7-3

  • Not only did Florida punch their ticket to this year's SEC Championship game with this win over Tennessee, quarterback Kyle Trask may have sealed up his Heisman Trophy in the process. Florida 8-1, Tennessee 2-6

  • For anyone hoping to see a repeat of last season's LSU versus Alabama epic, was in for a serious disappointment this year. Before halftime, Alabama and already scored 45 points and Jones had accounted for four touchdowns. To make a long story short, Alabama has booked their spot in the SEC championship game against Florida, a game that should prove to be epic. Alabama 9-0, LSU 3-5

  • In the first half, the Virginia Tech was in upset mode. Clemson could barely score and Virginia Tech defense was forcing turnovers on quarterback Trevor Lawrence. The thought of the biggest upset of the season was exciting, until Clemson woke up in the second half. For what it is worth, Virginia Tech may have succeeded in exposing their many weaknesses. Clemson 9-1, Virginia Tech 4-6

  • Let us talk about Coastal Carolina's win over BYU. All season, Coastal Carolina has been among the top schools in the nation, despite not being from a Power five conference. On this day, they faced a BYU team that was starving for real competition all season. Well, BYU got more than they bargained for, as Coastal Carolina's defense gave quarterback Zack Wilson very little space and time. This has been a banner year for a program that has only been in existence since 2003. As for BYU, they can forget about the playoffs this season. BYU 9-1, Costal Carolina 10-0.

  • Speaking of dominant performances, quarterback Justin Fields and his Ohio State showed why they are a playoff team, making quick work of Michigan State. Simply, Ohio State is playing on a different level than any team in the Big Ten Conference. Ohio State 5-0, Michigan State 2-4

  • TCU's Max Duggan seems to have success with Oklahoma teams. Earlier this season, he engineered an upset win over Oklahoma. On this day, he accounted for 367 total yards and three touchdowns, as they pulled an upset over Oklahoma State. For Oklahoma State, any hopes of a spot in the Big 12 Conference Championship, may have evaporated with this loss. TCU 5-4, Oklahoma State 6-3

  • One of the most intriguing teams out of the playoff picture is Texas A&M.Currently ranked as the no. 5 team in the nation, they put together a gutsy victory of Auburn. As they continue their winning ways, what has been put into question is the quality of their wins; perhaps this is why they have yet to be considered a playoff team. Texas A&M 7-1, Auburn 5-4

  • Much respect to Syracuse for putting up a good fight against Notre Dame. The reality is that Syracuse was playing arguably the best, overall team in college football. If there is any team that has a great chance of winning this year's National Championship, it would be this team. Notre Dame 10-0, Syracuse 1-10

  • Is Indiana a playoff team? Not this year. Yet their performances bodes well for the future, as they are truly a program on the rise. Their win against Wisconsin was ugly, but it showed them win games in any manner. Wisconsin 2-2, Indiana 6-1


Week 14 Honor Roll

- Offense -

Dennis Grosel - Boston College Treylon Burks - Arkansas

Devonta Smith - Alabama Jarek Broussard - Colorado

Corey Rucker - Arkansas State Zay Flowers - Boston College

Israel Tucker - Louisiana Tech Bijan Robinson - Texas

Kyle Trask - Florida Larry Rountree III - Purdue

Mac Jones - Alabama Trelon Smith - Arkansas

Max Duggan - TCU Layne Hatcher - Arkansas State

D'Eriq King - Miami Roschon Johnson - Texas

Najee Harris - Alabama Javon McKinley - Notre Dame

Kyle Pitts - Florida Carson Strong - Nevada

-Defense -

Michael Fletcher - Michigan State Bubba Arslanian - Akron

Zakoby McClain - Auburn Tyler Johnson - Arizona State

Jaquize Cross - Akron Troy Brown - Central Michigan

Carson Wells - Colorado Colin Schooler - Texas Tech

Krishon Merriweather - Texas Tech Geoff Cantin-Arku - Syracuse

Michael Fletcher - Michigan State Dyontae Johnson - Toledo

Micah McFadden - Indiana Avery Roberts - Oregon State

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