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A LOOK INTO CFB 2020-2021

By Marc Lawrence — PLAYBOOK Expert Joe “The KIDD” Greble continues with this third report on the 2020 college football card noting that Utah is coming off of a tremendous season going 11-3 overall last season and 8-1 in the PAC-12 Conference. For a while Utah looked like one of the 4 teams headed to the college football playoffs. Utah was built on defense and a strong running game. The Utes were 11-1 at one point but losing the PAC-12 Championship to Oregon and the Alamo Bowl to Texas was an anticlimactic and disappointing end to the season. Headed in the 2020 season Utah loses just 3 starters on offense. However the losses are key players in QB Tyler Huntley, RB Zack Moss and LT Darrin Paulo. Meanwhile, BYU was up and down last year going 7-6 including a 38-24 loss to Hawaii in the Hawaii Bowl. The Cougars lose only a handful of seniors and should be better than they were a year ago, returning QB Zach Wilson who has a ton of talent. When he is on he is good, really good, but he also can be mediocre for long stretches and turnover prone. One reason I am high on Wilson is that BYU brings back all 5 starters along the offensive line. BYU rushed for 4.4 yards a carry last season and with a bunch of rotational running backs back in the fold I think that number improves. With a good run game and protection, Wilson could really become the QB I think he can become. Read more from the KIDD Report here.
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From the 2020 PLAYBOOK Football Preview Guide magazine: The Kansas State Wildcats lose every single one of its starts from last year’s offensive line and 159 career starts overall. No line in the country is dealing with more losses.
Hold Your Horses
Due to the pandemic, the Preakness is looking for a new date. The Maryland Jockey Club and Stronach Group announced Friday that whenever the Preakness is run in 2020, it will go on without the infield activities that had been one of the race’s biggest traditions. The Preakness was scheduled for May 16 in Baltimore. The Kentucky Derby was postponed from May 2 to Sept. 5. No decision has yet been made on the Belmont Stakes, which is scheduled for June 6 at Belmont Park in New York. Stay tuned.
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