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College Football season is nearly upon us and several programs across the nation are facing various kinds of pressure. With Michigan the picture seems to be clear. Where is the bar Jim Harbaugh and his staff need to clear in 2021 to remain in place moving forward? There is a different kind of pressure that doesn't include anything related to job security at UGA, but it's pressure nonetheless. Will Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs finally bring home a national title? Meanwhile at USC Clay Helton is in the unique position of feeling job security pressure despite an appearance in the Pac-12 Championship game just last season. With the Trojans entering this season ranked inside the top 20 could a 9+ win campaign quiet the noise?

 

Cal Tackles Washington States Playoff Hopes in Upset

The Cal Golden Bears upset the number 8 ranked Washington State Cougars in a game that started off with a kickoff return for a touchdown for Cal, that was call back for holding. Not only was this a sweet victory for Cal knocking off a ranked team this was also special because Cal was destroyed last season by Washington State, with the Bears scoring 21 to the Cougars 56.

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Syracuse Orange Dino Babers Celebrates Upset Win Over Clemson Tigers

Each Syracuse player on the field swung his arm like a Tomahawk. Each one of the 42,475 fans left in the Carrier Dome remained on their feet. They needed Eric Dungey's rush toward the finish of a third-and-eight run to be a first down, and it did. When the chains moved and the video confirmed the spot the Syracuse Orange were victorious and they had knocked of the reigning national champions of college football, the Clemson Tigers!

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Running with the Bulls - The South Florida Bulls are now 4-0

University of South Florida Head Coach Charlie Strong is now 4-0 and ranked in the top 25 after leaving the University of Texas, while on the other hand, the University of Texas Longhorns are 1-2 and unranked with Strong's replacement Head Coach Tom Herman at the helm. To top that, the South Florida Bulls haven't lost since falling to Temple last October, in a game that cost them a berth in the AAC title game but are now on track to make a run for the College Football Playoff.

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Tom Herman Texas Longhorns Football

The 2017 class revealed little about Tom Herman’s plan to recruit at Texas. His staff had two months to put together a group after a 5-7 season and the results weren’t great. The Longhorns missed out on in-state and out-of-state targets down the stretch and limped into national signing day with the worst-ranked class signed by Texas since the launch of recruiting services.

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NCAAF Standings

ACC Standings

Atlantic Rank Conf W-L Pct GB Overall W-L Home Road Streak
NC State 19 6-2 0.750 -- 9-3 7-0 2-3 W2
Clemson 9 6-2 0.750 -- 9-3 6-0 3-2 W6
Wake Forest 21 7-3 0.700 -- 10-3 6-0 4-2 W1
Louisville 43 4-4 0.500 2.0 6-6 4-3 2-2 L2
Florida St 53 4-4 0.500 2.0 5-7 3-4 2-3 L1
Boston Col 73 2-6 0.250 4.0 6-6 3-3 3-3 L2
Syracuse 77 2-6 0.250 4.0 5-7 3-4 2-3 L3
Coastal Rank Conf W-L Pct GB Overall W-L Home Road Streak
Pittsburgh 15 8-1 0.889 -- 11-2 5-2 5-0 L1
Miami (FL) 32 5-3 0.625 2.5 7-5 5-2 2-2 W2
VA Tech 72 4-4 0.500 3.5 6-6 4-3 2-3 L1
Virginia 49 4-4 0.500 3.5 6-6 4-3 2-3 L4
N Carolina 42 4-5 0.444 4.0 6-6 6-1 0-4 L2
GA Tech 88 2-6 0.250 5.5 3-9 1-5 1-4 L6
Duke 116 0-8 0.000 7.5 3-9 3-4 0-5 L8
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