College football week 5 is in the books. After every week fans can take away things from what happened on the field. Here are five things learned from college football week 5.
1. Oklahoma State is the Big 12’s Last Hope
The Big 12 has had a really tough start to the season. Things got worse this weekend. After Oklahoma lost to Kansas State, they lost this week to Iowa State, who lost to Louisiana in their season-opener. Oklahoma was the Big 12’s highest-ranked team to start the season.
To go along with Oklahoma’s second loss of the season, Texas lost their first game of the season to TCU. It is possible for a one-loss Big 12 team to make the CFP, but it isn’t easy, especially with schedules mostly consisting of conference games. Oklahoma State remains as the Big 12’s best hope to make the CFP. The Cowboys are 2-0, but struggled against Tulsa in the opener.
2. Mac Jones is Alabama’s Quarterback
Although he came into the season as the starter, Mac Jones has solidified his spot as Alabama’s quarterback. In the Crimson Tide’s second game of the season, Jones went 20/27 for 435 yards and four touchdowns. His play helped show that Alabama is the class of the SEC and has a high-powered offense.
Alabama always recruits well and with Bryce Young, a very talented dual-threat quarterback, some figured Young would take the job from Jones. With his play so far this season, Jones has earned the right to be the Alabama quarterback this season. He has made nice throws, won games and has plenty of potential to continue developing.
3. Stetson Bennett can get the Job Done
Georgia struggled in the first half of their first game against Arkansas. Then Stetson Bennett came in and led the team to victory. He got his first big start against Auburn this weekend and delivered again. Bennett went 17/28 for 240 yards and a touchdown in Georgia’s big win over Auburn.
The Bulldogs came into the season thinking Jamie Newman was their starter. Then when he opted out, J.T. Daniels figured to step in, but he wasn’t cleared medically from his torn ACL. D’Wan Mathis got the first start for Georgia, but Bennett came in and has been hot ever since. The Bulldogs can still compete for the SEC East with Bennett at quarterback.
4. Mississippi State Needs Some Work
Mississippi State got a huge win over LSU to start the season. It seemed like it was a big win, even with LSU being without a lot of players from last year’s National Championship team. While it will still be a solid win, the Bulldogs did not follow it up with a good performance.
In a game against Arkansas, Mississippi State couldn’t get things going. They scored just 14 points and lost to a team that has struggled in the SEC over the last few seasons. Winning against LSU was a good sign, but the loss to Arkansas shows that Mississippi State needs some more work.
5. Florida has a Great Offense
In the past few seasons, people have raved about Florida’s defense. This year they have an offense that is worth talking about. They scored 51 points in their season-opener against Ole Miss. The Gators followed that up this weekend by beating South Carolina 38-24. That is 38 points against a secondary that has future pros in it.
The impressive part for Florida is their star players. Quarterback Kyle Trask has improved in his first year as a starter. He has 10 touchdowns and one interception in two games played. His tight end, Kyle Pitts, is a matchup nightmare who has 227 receiving yards and six touchdown catches. Kadarius Toney is a big-play threat, who has two touchdowns on the year. With all of these players doing well, Florida will have one of the best offenses in the country.
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