College football top 25 scores, overreactions, Week 6: The SEC has become the Big 12 as offenses run wild

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The Big 12’s chicken or the egg conundrum has fully engulfed SEC country: Are the offenses really that good or are the defenses really that bad?

Just a fair warning, SEC: it’s a tired debate that goes in circles. The Big 12 spent years fighting the notion that its teams didn’t play defense. In some respects, it’s still fighting it. But like most answers, the reality was/is somewhere in the middle. Big 12 defenses always should have been graded on a curve given how good the offenses were. 

Much of the same can be said for the SEC and the ACC exiting Week 6 with overs on totals hitting in 13 of the 14 games played. Are the offenses that good, or are the defenses that bad? In short: yes. 

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How could you not look at No. 2 Alabama’s 63-48 win over Ole Miss and not be blown away by the offenses? The 1,370 total yards of offense between the two were the most in the history of a regulation SEC game. There’s first-round talent up and down Alabama’s offense, but Lane Kiffin has Ole Miss’ Xs and Os dialed up for maximum point scoring. There was some truly great football being played. 

At the same time, Alabama’s defense is clearly not what it used to be. The Tide have allowed at least 42 points three times in the last eight games. Before that, Alabama had allowed at least 42 in three of its previous 65 games, per CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd. And Ole Miss’ defense? Somehow even worse. 

Let’s switch to No. 21 Texas A&M’s 41-38 win over No. 4 Florida. Was that


College football scores, NCAA top 25 rankings, Week 6: No. 5 Notre Dame, No. 8 UNC hold off feisty opponents

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Though No. 1 Clemson’s game against No. 7 Miami was the national headliner on Saturday, a pair of other top-10 ACC teams were in action, and both overcame tests before holding on to win as No. 5 Notre Dame beat Florida State 42-26 and No. 8 North Carolina outlasted No. 19 Virginia Tech 56-45. Both the Fighting Irish and Tar Heels will be candidates to move up in the polls after No. 4 Florida lost to No. 21 Texas A&M.

After two weeks off due to a game wiped out by a COVID-19 outbreak followed by a scheduled bye, Notre Dame hoped to pick up where it left off in a 52-0 throttling of South Florida on Sept. 19. But a Florida State team starting its third quarterback of the season in Jordan Travis provided some resistance. Ultimately, Notre Dame’s offense was too much for the Seminoles as the Fighting Irish racked up 554 yards, including 353 on the ground. 

The Tar Heels also found their stride offensively as they finished with 656 total yards, including 399 on the ground. It remains to be seen whether either team can hang with Clemson, but the Fighting Irish and Tar Heels are now alone with the Tigers as the last unbeaten teams in the ACC after another wild day of college football.

CBS Sports was with you all day on Saturday taking you through the Week 6 action. You can view all the scores, highlights and updates below. 

College football scores, schedule — Week 6

Oklahoma 53, No. 22 Texas 45 — Recap, takeaways
No. 21 Texas A&M 41, No. 4 Florida 38 — Recap, takeaways
No. 8 North Carolina 56, No. 19 Virginia Tech 45 — Box score
Missouri 45, No. 17 LSU 41 — Box score
No. 3 Georgia 44,


College football Week 6 scores, Top 25 analysis and must-see moments

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Welcome to Week 6 of the college football season. We’re just two weeks out from the Big Ten joining the mix.

This week, there’s a big test with No. 7 Miami visiting No. 1 Clemson, just the fifth ACC game featuring two top-10 teams since 2014, when the College Football Playoff era began. What Miami is up against: Clemson’s 24-game home winning streak, the longest active streak in the FBS.

Tennessee has its own streak to break. The Vols have lost 33 straight games to AP top-10 teams heading into the afternoon game at No. 3 Georgia.

Texas and Oklahoma will meet at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, which will be odd without the State Fair of Texas going on outside. They’re also both coming off a loss for just the ninth time in the 116 years this game has been played. Still, the pure vicious disdain these two have for each other will flow through the stadium.

We’ll be here all day to keep you updated.

Top 25 games

All times Eastern. Lines courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook

Missouri 45, No. 17 LSU 41

LSU didn’t exactly come into the season expected to replicate last year’s championship team, but with an opening three-game schedule of Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and Missouri, a 1-2 record didn’t figure to be in the cards to start the year, either. After a horrific defense showing in a 45-41 loss to Missouri, though, that’s where the Tigers are. Even with several high-profile departures for various reasons, losing defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, who left to become the head coach at Baylor, is the most glaring. –Kyle Bonagura

No. 8 North Carolina 56, No. 19 Virginia Tech 45

Headed into Saturday’s game, Mack Brown had to answer questions about why the Tar Heels offense was not making as


Florida vs. Texas A&M score: Live game updates, college football scores, NCAA highlights, full coverage

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As expected, No. 4 Florida and No. 21 Texas A&M brought plenty of offense into their meeting Saturday at Kyle Field as the Gators take a 21-17 lead into halftime. The teams combined for just six possessions in the first half, all six resulting in points. Both teams had touchdown drives of 7 minutes or longer, and the only reason there wasn’t more scoring was because both teams appeared to deliberately slow the pace of the game by running the play clock down instead of going no-huddle.

Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond surpassed Jerrod Johnson as the Aggies’ all-time leader in passing yards during a great first half in which Mond completed 16-of-22 passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns. Mond’s favorite target in the half was Caleb Chapman, who matched his career total with six receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown. Not to be outdone, Florida quarterback Kyle Trask completed 13-of-18 passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns. His first scoring strike of the game went to tight end Kyle Pitts for Pitts’ seventh touchdown catch of the season.

CBS Sports will be with you the entire way updating this story with the latest from Florida at Texas A&M on Saturday afternoon. Keep it locked here for live updates, highlights and more throughout the game.


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College football scores, NCAA top 25 rankings, schedule, games today: LSU, North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech on

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Five of the seven top-10 teams in action on Saturday will be battling ranked foes as the college football season rolls on with some crucial conference matchups dotting the Week 6 slate. In total, 16 of the 19 ranked teams who have started their seasons will be in action during what figures to be another hectic day in the sport. The headliners are No. 1 Miami hosting No. 7 Clemson in the evening and No. 3 Georgia hosting No. 14 Tennessee for the SEC on CBS Game of the Week in the afternoon. 

But the morning wave of games is loaded, too. No. 4 Florida plays at No. 21 Texas A&M in a critical game for a pair of third-year coaches looking to make a mark on the national scene. The ACC will also have a pair of ranked teams dueling in the early time slot as No. 8 North Carolina hosts No. 19 Virginia Tech in the toughest test yet for both teams.

There’s a lot to cover with those games and everything in between. CBS Sports will be here every step of the way to update you with the latest scores, highlights and storylines throughout the day. All times Eastern

College football scores, schedule — Week 6

Oklahoma vs. No. 22 Texas — Noon on FOX — Preview, predictions
No. 4 Florida at No. 21 Texas A&M — Noon on ESPN — Preview, predictions
No. 19 Virginia Tech at No. 8 North Carolina — Noon on ABC
No. 17 LSU at Missouri — Noon on SEC Network
No. 14 Tennessee at No. 3 Georgia — 3:30 p.m. on CBS — Preview, predictions
Arkansas at No. 13 Auburn — 4 p.m. on SEC Network
Alabama at No. 2 Ole Miss — 7:30 p.m. on ESPN — Preview, predictions

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