During Alabama football’s bye week, how is the rest of the country doing?
Alabama football got to sit at home this Saturday, but many teams around the country played. While the Tide did not play, we still learned a lot about the rest of the college football landscape. Let’s do another round of studs and duds around the SEC and beyond.
With two top-ten matchups, we knew that this weekend would be filled with plenty of both studs and duds. Let’s start with some studs.
Stud: Kyle Trask
Kyle Trask could easily win the Heisman Trophy. He threw for 474 passing yards and 4 touchdowns against the Georgia Bulldogs. The Florida Gators now have an easy path to the SEC Championship, where they will likely face off against Alabama football. Trask played a great game, and it was when his team needed him most.
Stud: Taulia Tagovailoa
Alabama football doesn’t need Taulia, but it is certainly strange to watch him thrive for another team. After a loss to start the season, Tagovailoa has led Maryland at quarterback. He carried his team to victory with an early start against the Penn State Nittany Lions. He threw for three touchdowns in the upset victory.
The Michigan Wolverines have been disappointing all season. They lost to Indiana in this game, which adds insult to injury. At some point, you have to wonder when the Wolverines will give up on the Jim Harbaugh experiment. It’s not working, and they have no reason to believe that things will change.
Stud: Zach Wilson
BYU has one of the best quarterbacks in college football, and he flexed in their game this week. Wilson will likely be drafted early in the 2021 NFL Draft after his excellent season in college.
Dud: Georgia’s quarterback situation
Georgia fans thought that they would compete for a national championship with a star quarterback. Even when Jamie Newman opted out, they believed that Daniels would be the guy as soon as he was healthy. Well, the Bulldogs have settled for Stetson Bennett and D’Wan Mathis, and both struggled against the Gators. Georgia is one of many teams in shambles around the SEC.
The thought that Daniels is worse than both Bennett and Mathis is baffling. Outside of health, there is no reason why he should not get a chance to play. However, he dresses out for every game. There is something that we do not know.
While there were plenty of studs and duds around college football, it will be nice to have Alabama back on the screen this Saturday.