Dabo Swinney and Clemson were among the biggest winners in College Football Week 10, while Notre Dame and Oklahoma were the big losers.
College Football Week 10 proved to be just as consequential as we expected it to be. There were two incredible shootouts between Heisman contenders.
Washington football knocked off USC on the road and kept its playoff hopes intact. Michigan and Ohio State won with relative ease, as did Penn State, setting up a showdown in Happy Valley next week between the Wolverines and Nittany Lions. Georgia also got a signature win over Missouri.
Alabama stopped Jayden Daniels enough to get revenge from last season’s loss, while taking another step toward an SEC title matchup with Georgia, even though college football fans were asking if Nick Saban’s run was over not that long ago.
Many people thought Clemson football had moved past its prime under Dabo Swinney. Swinney was even called out on a talk radio show by a fan, who said he was making too much money.
All the Tigers did was respond by upsetting 15th-ranked Notre Dame football. Here are the biggest winners and losers from College Football Week 10.
Winner: Dabo Swinney and Clemson football
Swinney said that people should buy stock in Clemson football after the 31-23 win over Notre Dame on Saturday. Sam Hartman was intercepted twice, while Cade Klubnik did just enough for the Tigers to get the win. But he only threw for 109 yards and will need to improve if Clemson is really going to get much better soon.
Phil Mafah was stellar though and his 186 yards and two touchdowns helped spearhead an upset, as did a defense that held Sam Hartman to 13-of-30 completions. Hartman didn’t have a touchdown pass and at the very least the Tigers showed they are still relevant in today’s college football.