Four Observations From Week Seven Of College Football

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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Another weekend of college football is behind us, and it was one for the books.

Here are my four biggest observations from the weekend.

1) College football is in complete chaos.

Clemson and Washington both fell, and the playoff race is wide open. The only team I’m fairly confident will make the playoff is Alabama. I don’t see any team in the SEC challenging them. As for everybody else at the top of the polls, they all have games on their schedules they could lose.

2) Texas A&M might actually not be too bad.

There was lots of speculation before the season started that head coach Kevin Sumlin might not be around for too much longer. That talk has really toned down since the Aggies got out to a 5-2 start. They had a great win Saturday against Florida, and Sumlin’s job security seems fine for the time being.

3) Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor should be a Heisman finalist.

Taylor is putting together one of the most impressive seasons in recent memory, and he’s not getting a ton of national recognition. The freshman running back has 986 rushing yards and ten touchdowns through the Badgers first six games. That puts him at sixth in the country for yards and touchdowns. He keeps this up and there’s no doubt he’ll be among the Heisman finalists at the end of the year.

4) Ohio State looks back on track.

The Buckeyes absolutely throttled Nebraska 56-14. It looks like the team has bounced back nicely since its loss to Oklahoma.

Gambling Picks:

We went 2-3 over the weekend, with only Alabama and TCU covering. The picks are now at 17-18 for the year. Plenty of time to get over .500.

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