Could someone please tell the college football season to slow down? We're already through Week 10 and within the next month the regular season will be over and conference championships will have been decided. After that, 145 bowls (give or take) are the only things separating us from a long offseason.
But since there is still season to be played, that means we can do another installment of "Maybe Tulane's Loss Wasn't That Bad (Seriously, It Was. How Do You Only Score Three Points): Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Tolerate Bad Football (Probably Because I Hate Myself).
So without further ado, here we go!
Best Win: Navy over Memphis
In the week after the first College Football Playoff rankings came out, there was talk about how the Tigers could sneak their way into the championship rounds if the cards fell in their favor. Well, whoever dealt the previous hands called the pit bosses – also known as the Midshipmen – and they punched Memphis' teeth down its throat.
The Tigers led 10-7 after the first quarter, but that would be the last time they were within shouting distance of Navy as the visitor left them in its wake. The Midshipmen outscored Memphis 38-10 the rest of the way and used a "boring" offense to compile 374 rushing yards.
If there is anything the Tigers can hang their hats on, it's this: They kept Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds out of the end zone and weren't the answer to a future trivia question. Three other Midshipmen did find the end zone last Saturday, including three from one man (Chris Swain).
Honorable Mention: Houston over Cincinnati
Worst Loss: North Carolina over Duke
It's amazing what one tough break can do to a team's psyche.
One moment, the Blue Devils are flying high with an opportunity to keep pace in the ACC Coastal Division.
Then the next, Duke gets jobbed out of a win against Miami (Fla.) and loses all of its mojo.
One week later, the Blue Devils go to Chapel Hill and get stomped by the Tar Heels 66-31.
North Carolina led 38-10 at half, 59-17 at one point in the third quarter and rolled up 704 yards of total offense in the rout. Marquise Williams, the quarterback for the Tar Heels, threw for 494 yards and four touchdowns.
Duke was 6-1 before this recent slide and is staring down the business end of a two-game losing streak.
Honorable Mention: Air Force over Army
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