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3 CFB Week 5 Takeaways

1. Pac 12 Playoff Drought Continues- Oregon’s self-destruction late in the 4th quarter against Stanford all but ended the conference’s hopes of getting a team in the CFB for the first time since 2016, even if Arizona State or Oregon win out they won’t be chosen over a 1 loss Georgia or Alabama, the Pac 12 desperately needs USC to hire the right coach to bring the program back to national prominence

2. Sonny Dykes Underappreciated- for the second time in 3 years Dykes has SMU off to a 5-0 start, he has also for the second time brought in a Big 12 transfer at QB and resurrected their career this time former Oklahoma QB Tanner Mordecai who has thrown for 1,569 yards and 24 touchdowns in just 5 games, the Mustangs have beaten TCU twice in Fort Worth in 3 seasons and can make the case of being the third best football program in the state since 2019 behind only Texas and Texas AM

3. Top Performers

QB Bo Nix Auburn- a week after getting benched against Georgia State nix threw for 255 yards and rushed for 74 yards collecting 2 total touchdowns and rallying the team from 9 points down in the fourth quarter to beat LSU in Baton Rouge for the first time since 1999

RB Tiyon Evans Tennessee- rushed for 156 yards and 3 touchdowns on just 15 carries to propel the Vols to a 62-24 win at Missouri

LB David Ojabo Michigan- registered 2.5 sacks along with 7 total tackles and a forced fumble helping lead the Wolverines to a 38-17 victory at Wisconsin

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