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Below we're keeping track of each top-25 game's impact

both before and after final scores, mostly paying attention to CFP committee business, not highlights and stuff.Remember the things the committee has mostly demonstrated http://www.falconsauthorizedshops.com/a … ley-jersey  it rewards: wins over final top-25 teams, wins over bowl teams, road wins, dominant wins, weirdly excusable losses, being Alabama, and not being a mid-major. It does not care what your opponent's ranking was at kickoff.All times ET. All days Saturday, unless noted. Final scores in bold.Probably importantGames in which the winning team should have a high-quality victory by season's end or games that will decide a Power 5 division race. Or: really meaningful upsets.No. 3 Notre Dame 36, No. 12 Syracuse 3: Notre Dame's now 60 minutes away from the Playoff, adding a really nice performance against a good offense today.Oklahoma State 45, No. 9 West Virginia 41: The Big 12's down to just one Playoff contender.No. 10 Ohio State 52, Maryland 51 in overtime: Up here because of the hideous final score, which is actually kind to the Buckeyes. This game should be held against them by the committee.No. 15 Texas 24, No. 16 Iowa State 10: The Horns just need to beat Kansas next week in order to clinch a Big 12 title shot, likely a Red River rematch.Maybe importantGames in which the winner should have something to show for it, such as at least a win over a decent bowl team.No. 2 Clemson 35, Duke 6: A nice win for Clemson. That's fine.No. 8 Washington State 69 Calvin Ridley Jersey , Arizona 28: Zona's a potential bowl team, this is a nice win, and the Cougs should probably move up a spot or so. But the Pac-12 North championship Apple Cup next week is all that really matters.No. 17 Kentucky 34, Middle Tennessee 23: UK's almost certainly out of the NY6 race, but a bid to a nice game like the Citrus Bowl is still up for grabs. Keep the win-loss record shiny.No. 19 Utah 30, Colorado 7: Thanks to this and Oregon beating Arizona State, the wounded Utes are your Pac-12 South champs for the first time.Florida State 22, No. 20 Boston College 21: FSU's nation-leading bowl streak ain't dead yet.No. 22 Northwestern 24, Minnesota 14: The Big Ten should root for Northwestern to show up at the conference title game with a top-20 ranking, which still isn't exactly guaranteed.Pitt 34, Wake Forest 13: Pitt just won the ACC Coastal lol.Important for the Group of 5 raceSince the committee's showed for years that non-power teams have a REALLY long path to the Playoff, let's have a separate section for the race to be the top-ranked mid-major champ. No. 11 UCF 38, No. 24 Cincinnati 13: UCF wins the AAC East and will remain favored to make the NY6 again. Also, if UCF doesn't jump Ohio State in this week's rankings, it's time to hop back on the UCF Is Being Screwed wagon, a wagon I haven't been on since last season. It's a very specific wagon.No. 23 Utah State 29, Colorado State 24: A narrow survival against a bad team won't impress the committee, but the MWC isn't out of the NY6 race just yet.No. 25 Boise State 45, New Mexico 14: Good on the committee for ranking a two-loss non-power. Boise-Utah State will decide the division.Ohio 52, Buffalo 17: The MAC's now out of one-loss teams Authentic Terrell McClain Jersey , FWIW.Houston 48, Tulane 17: Thanks to Memphis, Houston now has the outright AAC West lead, but ...Memphis 28, SMU 18: ... Memphis hosts Houston next week for the division title.Texas A&M 41, UAB 20: The #RankUAB train ends, and Conference USA is out of one-loss teams. It doesn't matter much.Probably not importantThe committee tries not to care much about your wins over FCS teams or teams that finish with bad records, though you can get some credit for winning on the road or really laying it to folks. So for the ranked teams here: just don't lose!No. 1 Alabama 50, The Citadel 17: A dream result for Nick Saban: he gets to scream at his team all week about that unbelievably bad first half.No. 4 Michigan 31, Indiana 20: Closer than you'd like, but that's what happens when you play Indiana as a top-five team.No. 5 Georgia 66, UMass 27No. 6 Oklahoma 55, Kansas 40: Hi, 40 is a lot of points to give up to Kansas.No. 7 LSU 42, Rice 10No. 13 Florida 63, Idaho 10No. 14 Penn State 20, Rutgers 7: Yuck! And it should've been even yuckier, if Rutgers hadn't dropped a sure TD.No. 18 Washington 42, Oregon State 23No. 21 Mississippi State 52, Arkansas 6 The man who very well might finish as high as third in Heisman voting behind Tua Tagovailoa and Kyler Murray was nearly third on the Alabama depth chart behind Tagovailoa this season. Gardner Minshew was a regarded enough grad transfer that Alabama had just about locked him up before Mike Leach gave him a phone call about the spot in Pullman.The Tide had offered the East Carolina departee an eventual spot as a grad assistant Youth Takkarist McKinley Jersey , presumably looking for backup insurance in the event of Jalen Hurts transferring. Leach offered him the chance to lead the nation in passing yardage. Minshew has done that, currently throwing for 48 more yards per game than anybody else and on pace for FBS' first 5,000-yard season since Patrick Mahomes. In a year when Leach's Cougars were losing QB Luke Falk, three starting OL, two top wideouts, DC Alex Grinch, and defensive star Hercules Mata'afa, no one thought too much of Washington State's chances. Indeed the Cougars were close to a total rebuild when Tennessee's AD was trying to hire Leach. Instead they patched in Minshew and are 9-1 with a good shot at a Pac-12 title and an outside shot at a playoff berth. The QB's best known nationally for his look, which has included planting a Minshew-style mustache on Leach during a victory celebration ...... but more importantly, Minshew might be the best passer Leach has coached in Pullman.Back when Michael Lewis was writing features on Leach in the New York Times, the air raid co-founder had been rotating different 4,000-yard passers in every season at Texas Tech. After starting Kliff Kingsbury for three years, Leach plugged in four different QBs in four years, a parade of a fifth-year seniors in 2003 (B.J. Symons), 2004 (Sonny Cumbie), and 2005 (Cody Hodges) before another youngster in 2006 (Graham Harrell).Crucially, starters regularly got redshirts and backup seasons before taking over. It was normal for a starting Leach QB to have taken literally thousands of practice reps in each air raid concept. They were finely tuned cogs in a machine.Minshew didn't arrive in Pullman until August, yet he's executing the Leach air raid at a higher level than Falk did with three years of experience. Part of the reason is that Minshew has the equivalent of nearly three years of starting experience within the system between his year at Northwest Community College and two years of sporadic duties at ECU. Minshew also spent the spring working with Hal Mumme, Leach's fellow chief air raid innovator. Then there were the three years he spent as the starting QB for Brandon High School near Jackson, Mississippi. And now Minshew could have the highest passer rating of any Leach QB since Harrell.Minshew was always an accurate passer with great feel and tight mechanics for throwing the ball on time http://www.falconsauthorizedshops.com/a … sco-jersey , as you can see from his JUCO highlights ...... and he's always had a knack for executing this style of offense, but simply didn't have the platform to be well known around the country. But spending year after year in the system and concepts that Leach made into best practices for programs around the country gave him something close to a redshirt and thousands of practice reps.Now that Minshew is at WSU, the Cougars are operating the air raid at a much higher level than expected in what has turned out to be a down year for the league. Minshew has proved highly accurate in throwing to different parts of the field and quickly scanning through progressions.The Cougs' season opened against one of the best defenses on the schedule, the Wyoming Cowboys, and Minshew led a 41-19 road victory, throwing for 319 yards and three TDs with a single INT against constantly shifting looks.On this pass, he beat the deep safety on a post route with perfect placement to Dezmon Patmon, a 6'4, 220-pound junior who's emerged in a big way. First, Minshew eyes the deep safety and keeps him off the route, then he quickly sets and hits his big receiver in stride and outside the hash with time to collect the ball before the hit comes.Minshew is also fantastic at getting the ball out quickly in Leach's classic, fast-hitting schemes like mesh ...... and shallow cross.It's hard to convert in the red zone in this style of offense unless the QB is precise with his timing and accuracy to hit the briefly open windows that can be found when bodies start to pack in tight.Finally, he's good at extending plays with his legs, when the finely tuned machine doesn't create a clean look. He doesn't show off his athleticism all that often, but enough to get the job done. He also allows the Cougars to use some zone-read that makes it easier to run the ball from four-receiver sets. When a really effective pocket passer adds any degree of mobility (and he's 220 pounds), it's generally the final piece to the puzzle for a spread offense. When an air raid QB can distribute quickly and create opportunities even if you do cover all five receivers, things get truly dicey for defenses. That's more or less why Mahomes is dominating the NFL.It's amazing that Leach was able to find a fitting talent of this caliber with this level of experience, all outside of his own program.

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