Alabama Football: Studs and duds during NCAAF Week 11

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With Alabama football sidelined, who thrived this Saturday?

Without almost every top team in the country playing football, fans had to settle for a weak slate of lackluster games. Alabama football, Clemson, Auburn, Ohio State and Georgia all sat out this week. Some were due to bye weeks, but others were due to COVID-19 outbreaks.

However, we still learned a decent bit this weekend. Here is a brief list of the studs and duds from this week of college football.

Stud: Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Notre Dame is coming off of one of the biggest wins in college football this season. They beat the Clemson Tigers in overtime, and they now completely control their own destiny. They weren’t perfect, but they avoided a letdown against Boston College following an emotional victory. It was great for the Fighting Irish to maintain their composure, even though Alabama football fans were rooting for Boston College.

Dud: Penn State Nittany Lions

Penn State entered the season as one of the top teams in the country, but they failed to live up to that standard. It started with an upset loss, but they have turned into an absolute dumpster fire. Nebraska beat them this Saturday, and they are tail-spinning. There is a chance that head coach James Franklin will be fired before the end of the season if he can’t turn this ship around.

Dud: college football fans

This one is obvious. The college football world is at its best when its best teams are playing. Fans usually only have one or two top teams out each week, but this was awful. Alabama football fans had to settle for watching Indiana play Michigan State at the beginning of the day. Some likely gave up college football altogether this weekend. If this keeps happening, this season will be one of the worst in history.

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As of right now, Alabama football fans need to simply hope that everything trends upward next week. At this point, fans will settle for a game against any team in the country as long as their beloved football team is on the television screen.