Strange, but true – College football’s Week 6

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With Week 6 of college football in the books, it’s time to take a look back at the weird and wonderful. The funny and flabbergasting. The amazing but accurate. The strange, but true.

There are only 2 teams that haven’t trailed in a game all year

There are 16 teams left in the country that are undefeated. They are Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio St, LSU, Oklahoma, Florida, Wisconsin, Penn St, Boise St, Wake Forest, SMU, Baylor, Memphis, Appalachian St, and Minnesota. Of those 16 teams, only 2 have yet to trail in any game this year: LSU and Wisconsin. Even the high-flying offenses of Alabama, Ohio St, and Oklahoma have at some point been behind on the scoreboard. Ohio St leads the country in points scored with 296 points (albeit in 6 games). Hilariously, the only team that they’ve trailed was Miami (OH), when they fell behind 5-0 to the RedHawks. They then proceeded to score 76 unanswered points. Long story short: don’t piss off the Buckeyes.

The young stud QB that leads the ACC in passing is, of course, none other than Sam Howell

Just as we predicted before the season began, the young QB leading the ACC in passing is Sam Howell. *crosses fingers tightly to avoid lying* In fact, “The SHow” has exceeded Tar Heels fans’ wildest expectations. He leads the conference in passing yards with 1544 yards and passing touchdowns with 15. Strange, but true. All of this with only 3 ints. And he has a QB rating of 151.9 to boot.

Duke is the George Costanza of college football

Normally, you’d want to be the favorite in a game. That tends to mean people think you’ll win the game. Conversely, you’d want to not be the underdog in a game. That tends to mean people think you’ll lose the game. But not if you’re the Duke Blue Devils. They do the opposite of everything you’d expect. In their last 10 games as an underdog, Duke is 8-2. Their only two losses during that stretch were to Clemson and Alabama. However, in their last 17 games as a favorite, the Blue Devils have amassed a record of 4-13. That trend continued last weekend when, as a favorite, they lost 33-30 to Pittsburgh. Strange, but true.