Covid 19 is trying it’s best to halt the college football season. No campus or program is immune from it. It has reared it’s ugly head this week in particular. It was responsible for postponing or cancelling four games in the top ten. A few games were actually played. Here’s a look at the latest top ten:
1) Alabama Crimson Tide (6-0) Postponed (LSU Tigers)
Next game- vs. Kentucky Wildcats
2) Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-0) defeated Boston College Eagles 45-31
Quarterback Ian Book was superb, going 20-27 for 283 yards with three touchdowns. He also rushed for 85 yards and a touchdown. The defense struggled to contain the Eagles’ passing game but held the rushing attack in check and forced three turnovers.
Next game- at North Carolina Tarheels
3) Ohio State Buckeyes (3-0) Cancelled (Maryland Terripans)
Next game- vs. #11 Indiana Hoosiers
4) Cincinnati Bearcats (7-0) defeated East Carolina 55-17
Quarterback Desmond Ridder had an excellent game, going 24-31 for 327 yards with three touchdowns. He also added 75 rushing yards and a touchdown. The defense was suffocating, holding the Pirates to under 300 total yards and forced four turnovers.
Next game- at Central Florida Knights
5) Brigham Young Cougars (8-0) Idle
Next game- vs. North Alabama Lions
6) Clemson Tigers (7-1) Idle
Next game- at Florida State Seminoles
7) Texas A&M Aggies (5-1) Postponed (Tennessee Volunteers)
Next game- vs. Ole Miss Rebels
8) Florida Gators (5-1) defeated Arkansas Razorbacks 63-35
Quarterback Kyle Trask was phenomenal, going 23-29 for 356 yards with six touchdowns. Wide receiver Trevon Grimes had 109 receiving yards and two touchdowns. The defense gave up some big chunk plays but held the Razorbacks’ offense in check and forced a turnover.
Next game- at Vanderbilt Commodores
9) Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (7-0) Postponed (Troy Trojans)
Next game- Appalachian State Mountaineers
10) Liberty Flames (8-0) defeated Western Carolina Catamounts 58-14
Quarterback Malik Willis was spectacular, going 14-19 for 306 yards with three touchdowns. He also ran for 97 yards and a touchdown. Wide receivers Kevin Shaa (137 receiving yards/one touchdown) and CJ Daniels (96 receiving yards/two touchdowns) had big games. The defense held the Catamounts’ offense to under 300 total yards and forced three turnovers.
Next game- at NC State Wolfpack