What a wild week of college football.
First off, the latest edition of the Red River Rivalry lived up to its name once again. Texas upset Oklahoma in a Saturday afternoon thriller. Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger played great, rushing for three touchdowns and throwing for two more. As a result, Oklahoma found themselves down by 21 midway through the fourth quarter. They somehow fought their way back and tied up the game, sparked by numerous big plays from Kyler Murray, Trey Sermon, and Marquise Brown. Unfazed, Texas marched back down the field and kicked the game-winning field goal with nine seconds left.
As exciting as that game was, we also had a few letdowns as well. Later that afternoon, Miami wide receiver Ahmmon Richards surprisingly announced his retirement from football due to a disabling neck injury. The talented pass catcher battled numerous soft tissue and ligament injuries over the last few years, but this latest ailment surprised many, including me. Richards’ on-field talent was right up there with the top receivers of the loaded 2019 class. Fortunately, Richards said he plans to continue working towards his degree at the University of Miami. I wish him the best.
You can find the final results of each week six game here.
Some of the top performers of the week
Dwayne Haskins, QB Ohio State (455 yards passing, 6 TDs, 2 INTs, 7 yards rushing)
I am becoming more and more impressed with Dwayne Haskins with each passing week. His 455 yards against Indiana last Saturday was a career high. He and Tua Tagovailoa remain near the top of the Heisman race for now.