The college football season is here, and it’s a great time to look ahead to the future of the sport.
It’s shaping up to be the most exciting and competitive of all time.
Here are five things to know about the game changering powers of the College Football Playoff.
The College Football Playoffs will take a lot of heat 2.
There will be plenty of noise from the teams The College Bowl is a popular game to watch in the fall, and there’s a lot to like about the bowls, which is a good thing.
However, some teams aren’t going to go unnoticed.
Let’s take a look at some of the noise that the bowl game is bringing.
1) The Florida Gators and Tennessee Volunteers are the only teams to win the national title in each of the last two seasons.
However that hasn’t stopped them from getting the buzz going this season.
In fact, Tennessee’s offense and quarterback Justin Fuente have been so dominant, that even the No. 4 ranking in the country is starting to slip.
But the defense is starting off the season well with an impressive 2-0 start to the season.
2) Florida will be without four starters on defense.
The Gators lost defensive end Cam Robinson, linebacker Anthony Barr, and cornerback Dominique Alexander.
However Florida has also lost safety Marcus Lattimore, cornerback J.T. Thomas, and defensive tackle Darnell Jackson.
3) Quarterback Jalen Hurts has started every game since Week 1.
That’s more than any other quarterback in the nation has started in any one season.
Hurts is the first quarterback in school history to have a perfect passer rating on the season, and he’s only one of seven players in school lore to have one.
He’s also the only one to have two 300-yard passing games.
Hurst is the only player in history to throw for 400 yards and rush for 200.
Hurting has averaged 5.4 yards per attempt in his last two games.
4) Florida has already beaten Tennessee three times.
The two teams split two games in Knoxville in 2016, and they will face each other again this season on the road in Jacksonville.
The Vols won that game 27-24.
However this season, the Gators have won four straight at home.
The only other teams to have five wins in their last six games is Alabama, which also had five in their previous six.
The most recent time Florida won five straight was in 2014, when the Gators beat LSU 31-14.
5) Florida is going to have to throw a lot.
The SEC is a division that has been in flux for years.
In the last four years, five of the SEC’s six teams have been ranked in the top 10 of the polls.
However in the last six years, only one SEC team has had a winning record.
Florida is one of those teams.
However they haven’t played the same offense since the 2015 season.
The Volunteers have been loaded with talent in the secondary, running back Travaris Robinson, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, and tight end DeAndre Goolsby.
The defense has also been bolstered by the return of defensive lineman Malik Hooker and safety Tre’ Jackson.
But it’s also going to be a new offense for coach Will Muschamp.
He took over for Urban Meyer after he was fired by Florida in 2016.
The transition is going well, but Muschamps and his staff need to improve the team’s passing game.
In a perfect world, the offense should be as good as the defense.
However if they can’t find the right balance of talent and playmaking, they might find themselves on the losing end of a playoff game.
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