Welcome to the playoff era of college football. While it’s been widely debated whether the new playoff system will help or hurt college football, one thing is sure: this week was action packed!
It began on Thursday night, when the BYU Cougars lost their quarterback to a season-ending injury and the unranked Arizona Wildcats beat the second-ranked Oregon Ducks.
Then, on Saturday, all heck really broke loose.
The top-ranked Florida State Seminoles held serve with a big win, but four of the top six teams (and five of the top eight) lost, and no. 16 USC lost to unranked Arizona State on a hail mary. No. 25 TCU took down no. 4 Oklahoma in a nail-biter, 5th ranked Auburn pounded 15th ranked LSU, and in one of the day’s bigger shockers, no. 16 Mississippi State dropped 48 points on no.6 Texas A&M! Meanwhile, Ole Miss took down the third ranked Alabama Crimson Tide, making Saturday one of the biggest days in Mississippi sports in recent memory. Stars rose, injuries abounded, and the Top 25 shuffled like a deck of cards after the dealer’s had three cups of coffee.
As if all that wasn’t crazy enough, the California Golden Bears beat the Washington State Cougars 60-59—and the Cougars’ quarterback, Connor Halliday, threw for 734 yards. Go back and read that again, because it’s not a typo.
Going into Week 7, we have some great college football matchups to look forward to. On Saturday, 2nd ranked Auburn faces Mississippi State, who’s risen to third in the nation. Washington State plays no. 25 Stanford, and no. 13 Georgia plays at no. 23 Missouri. The standings are wide open, the rankings are topsy-turvy, and everyone’s on upset alert. Check in with FanCheer for this week’s featured game, ( ). Last but not least, check out @BracketHead on Twitter to join in the fan chatter and for the chance to win FanCheer prizes!
May the brackets bust in your favor,
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