With a somewhat extended break, I have returned with the answer to all your College Football who to support questions (I know, specific right?). We return to continue finding that one special team who will take over your Saturdays and set you up for a weekend of Football. We decided last week that a win condition would be put onto some of the teams with two caveats, the matchup had to contain two teams in the running for our team to support and the state with the most losses would be eliminated too, which in itself is a huge chance for us to lose one of the big ones.
We received 10 matchups to go through, meaning at least 10 teams would leave the competition with more to come if they could not fly the flag for their respective states.
The matchups ended as follows:
UTEP Miners 20:13 New Mexico State Aggies
Pittsburgh Panthers 51:7 UMass Minutemen
Mississippi State Bulldogs 35:34 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Texas Longhorns 38:18 Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns
USC Trojans 30:7 San Jose State Spartans
Texas State Bobcats 20:29 Baylor Bears
Houston Cougars 21:38 Texas Tech Red Raiders
UCLA Bruins 38:27 LSU Tigers
California Golden Bears 17:22 Nevada Wolf Pack
Arizona Wildcats 16:24 BYU Cougars
Wins and losses in the books, giving eliminations to New Mexico State, Massachusetts, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana, San Jose State, Texas State, Houston, Louisiana State, California and Arizona. We lose these 10 teams, along with one state due to their own record. The state losing their place this week is Louisiana, who could not buy a win and went 0-3, the only state to take three losses. Losing their places with the elimination of Louisiana is Tulane and Louisiana Monroe.
Stealing a catchphrase from the superstar that is former NFL player and Professional Wrestler Goldberg, Who’s Next? Well known for his undefeated streak, The teams how to keep up a certain level of excellence. Nobody wants to support a perennial loser, therefore win streaks are the next parameter to be judged in choosing the team. Not everybody will be undefeated at this stage of the season, and to eliminate based on one loss feels callous. Therefore as long as a team has managed a winning streak they can stay in the competition.
These eliminations will come thick and fast and what remains will face another test until we find our team!
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