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Week 6 of College Football was yet again CHAOS!!

The 2021 College Football has already seen its fair share of Chaos. Clemson had 2 losses in September, Ohio State was upset by Oregon and then in the purest of Pac 12 fashion it ate itself again as Stanford beat the Pac 12’s only legitimate contender for the playoff that same Oregon team.

But after everything we’ve seen so far this season, Week 6 had even more in store. It all started with the Red River Rivalry between Oklahoma and Texas, and while a lot of the experts were predicting an unlikely Texas win, The Longhorns were humbled yet again by an underwhelming Oklahoma side so far this season. But after Spencer Rattler was benched for new Quarter back Caleb Williams, the Sooners offense started to click, and they had a great comeback a snagged a great victory. It’s left a lot of Oklahoma fans assuming that Caleb Williams will be the starter moving forward. What’s more amazing is that yet again when Texas were in the position to prove they were back and in contention for the Playoff, they stumbled. But for Oklahoma it was them announcing they are a legit Playoff contender.

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We then saw Iowa stand up in a big game on the big stage and beat an undefeated Penn St team to maintain their unbeaten status. When I first saw the fans storming the Kinnick stadium field. But the more I think about it, I understand why they would do it. This is probably the biggest win in the schools most recent history. Not to mention the 10 points to ) scored in the 4th quarter to secure a historic 4th quarter comeback. While not a huge amount of chaos in this one, it was a big result that almost eliminates Penn St from the Big 10 playoff, although, the way the season has panned out that could all change next weekend.

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Of the power 5 teams who have an outside chance of making the playoffs, only one stamped their authority on the matter.  Cincinnati beat down Temple to maintain their unbeaten season but the other major contender for the Power 5 was BYU, but they went down to Boise State at home which ends their chances. Unsurprisingly Cinci are now ranked in the top 4 of the AP Poll and they are sitting at number 3 in the rankings.

But the biggest result of the weekend was at Kyle Field where an underwhelming Texas A&M side who’ve been unimpressive this season knocked off the Number 1 ranked and defending National Champions Alabama Crimson Tide. After loosing last week to an unfancied Mississippi State side last week, no one was expecting A&M to put up much of a fight. But they have been the only team to match Bama on both Offense and Defence this season and actually grab the win. A 4th quarter field goal from Kicker Seth Small was enough to see A&M pull off the upset of the season, And had they not lost to Arkansas or Miss St they would’ve been well in the conversation for the playoff…like they were expected to be. Nevertheless, the win has shaken up the playoff landscape and thrown Georgia into number 1 and opened up an avenue for Cincinnati to become the first power 5 team to make the playoff.

Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports

I have been a fan of college football for about 10 years now, and while there have been some amazing seasons in the past, I can’t remember there being this much chaos and excitement surrounding a season since 2007. I’d love to say we know how the playoff committee will be looking at this landscape, but one thing is for sure, we haven’t seen the last of Chaos this season.

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