|The Bears offense finally cracked the 300-yard barrier this season when they erupted for 388 yards in a 17-16 loss to the Chargers in yet another game when they missed a field goal on the final play of the game. It’s back to the drawing board for Chicago. |
From Dan Wolken of the USA TODAY: As soon as Oklahoma fell behind by 25 points on Saturday at Kansas State, you could practically hear the clickety-clack of keyboards all over America declaring the Sooners dead in the College Football Playoff race. But have we learned nothing over the last half-decade? Though Oklahoma’s eventual 48-41 loss was undoubtedly the most significant result of Week 9 and puts the Big 12 in a less favorable position going into November, it would be ridiculous at this juncture to start eliminating one-loss teams who can still win their league. Remember, since the Playoff began, only one outright conference champion with one loss has missed the playoff: Ohio State last season … If a football division could be an animal from ancient iconography, the ACC Coastal would be the ouroboros a serpent that is forever eating its own tail. As we sit here in the middle of the conference schedule, all seven teams in the Coastal have either two or three losses and many of them have beaten each other …
From this week’s Playbook Football Newsletter: The Utah State Aggies are being outgained a whopping -229 YPG since October while BYU has won the stats an average +46 YPG over the same time frame. Yet the Cougars are an avenging underdog this Saturday. Hmm.