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


Tennessee, Miami take big swings

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Enough talking about whether Texas is back.

Time to talk about whether Tennessee and Miami are back!

Like the Longhorns, the Volunteers and Hurricanes are programs with national championship pedigrees that have been lost in the college football wilderness for about two decades, searching for past glory and relevance.

Both are showing early season signs of being dark horse contenders in their conferences and face foes Saturday who are where they aspire to be.

The 14th-ranked Volunteers are at No. 3 Georgia and No. 7 Miami visits No. 1 Clemson.

The Vols faithful are as hopeful as they have been in years. Tennessee has won eight straight games, the longest active streak in the Southeastern Conference. That streak includes zero victories against ranked teams, but this is a program that is on its fourth coach since it last had a double-digit win season (2007).

Jeremy Pruitt’s progress has been good enough to earn 15 victories and a contract extension two games into his third season. The Volunteers look like a very different team under Pruitt than they ever did for his predecessor. Butch Jones was 13-14 in his first 27 games with the Volunteers and headed toward the first of two consecutive nine-win seasons. Pruitt is now 15-12.

Yearly games against Alabama and Georgia have been stark reminders of how far the Volunteers have to go to get back to the national championship contention days of the late 1990s. The Bulldogs have won the last three meetings 122-26.

“We’ve continued to improve over the last three years,” Pruitt said. “We’re nowhere near where we want to be.”

Miami’s last national championship was in 2001. Since then, it has won just one Atlantic Coast Conference division title, back in 2017. That surprising run to playoff contention and No. 2 in the


Jim Parsons breaks down his career from ‘Big Bang Theory’ to ‘Young Sheldon’ (video)

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The Big 12 Is All but Assured of Missing the College Football Playoff Again | Bleacher Report

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Oklahoma QB Spencer Rattler

Oklahoma QB Spencer RattlerCharlie Neibergall/Associated Press

It is, admittedly, way too early in the season to declare an entire Power Five conference eliminated from College Football Playoff contention.

But with the way Big 12 teams have played this season, it’s fair to at least start thinking about what needs to be written in that conference’s CFP obituary.

Last season provided crystal clear evidence that there is plenty of time to bounce back from a rough start.

By the end of Week 5 in 2019, every team in the Pac-12 had suffered at least one loss, and the league entered October without a single team ranked in the Associated Press Top 10. We all wrote off that conference.

Lo and behold, Oregon and Utah caught fire and appeared in the Top Eight of the initial CFP rankings in early November. They ended up blowing it when the Ducks lost to Arizona State late in the regular season and then trounced the Utes in the Pac-12 Championship Game, but that doesn’t change the fact that the Pac-12 was in the thick of the conversation until the bitter end.

It’s feasible the Big 12 could do something similar.

Oklahoma is already dead and buried with an 0-2 conference record, but Oklahoma State is 3-0 overall despite having played more than 11 of its 12 quarters without starting quarterback Spencer Sanders.

TCU lost its season opener, but it won at Texas and will host both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. It’s a similar story for Kansas State, except the Wildcats won at Oklahoma and will welcome Oklahoma State and Texas to Manhattan.

Texas has more than enough offense to beat anyone. West Virginia has the defense to do the same.

Any one of those five teams could win each of its next seven games


University in Gujarat gets Supercomputer ‘Param’; To help in AI, big data education and research

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a group of people sitting posing for the camera: At present, Marwadi University has 400 students every year taking admission in the Computer & IT Department and 60 students in Computer Applications.

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At present, Marwadi University has 400 students every year taking admission in the Computer & IT Department and 60 students in Computer Applications.

By Dr. RB Jadeja

The Gujarat Council on Science and Technology (GUJCOST) of the Gujarat Government has granted Marwadi University with supercomputer ‘Param’. With this, Marwadi University is amongst only a handful of universities in the state to have the facility of a supercomputer. This facility will be equipped with a Param Shavak system developed at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) for high-performance computing and deep learning with x86 based latest Intel processor, 98 GB RAM, 16 TB storage, Nvidia based co-processing accelerator technologies, and software development environment.

Supercomputers support computation of large datasets, terabytes, or petabytes of data, with billions and billions of mathematical operations over several times faster than a regular Laptop or Desktop. The distinguishing feature behind supercomputing with magnified speed is the parallel processing of the computing operations.

With such facilities, the students of UG/PG level will receive training and lectures on emerging topics in HPC, DL, and software development, including parallel programming, programming models, algorithms, hardware architecture, and its impact on code design choices, high-quality software development in collaborative environments, visualization, and workflow, additionally creating a research opportunity for the faculty members/ researcher.

At present, Marwadi University has 400 students every year taking admission in the Computer & IT Department and 60 students in Computer Applications. Estimated around 20% of these students undertake projects on AI/ML/DL or which some may utilize supercomputing facilities then approximately 90 students are directly involved. Besides, 100 students every year in AI & Big Data class whose projects are directly involved with such a facility. Over and above, 600 students from Electrical, Mechanical, Pharmacy, and Science streams of

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