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Three College Football Teams to Fade The Rest of the Season

Half of the college football regular season has been accounted for. Most programs have seen the field six times. Nine teams are clinging to an undefeated record through their first six contests, while six others carry a 5-0 record.

But, there are still plenty of games left to be played that can make or break the rest of the season. Have some teams just been getting lucky? How will they look against a tougher schedule? Keep reading to find out which teams will not be as profitable as they have been. 

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Where Were They Then Vs Where Are They Now?

Current Undefeated Teams’ Midseason Records In 2021 Vs 2022

Team2022 Record2021 Record
Ohio State Buckeyes6-06-1
Georgia Bulldogs6-07-1
Alabama Crimson Tide6-07-1
Clemson Tigers6-06-1
Michigan Wolverines6-07-1
Tennessee Volunteers5-04-3
Oklahoma State Cowboys5-06-2
Ole Miss Rebels6-07-1
Penn State Nittany Lions5-02-5
UCLA Bruins6-05-2
USC Trojans6-01-6
TCU Horned Frogs5-03-5
Syracuse Orange5-02-5
James Madison Dukes5-00-0
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers6-05-2


Teams To Fade In the Second Half Of The Season

Kansas Jayhawks (5-1)

This one hurts to single out. College football fans were closely following the Kansas Jayhawks’ story and admiring their unexpected success – unless you were a TCU Horned Frogs fan, but I don’t know many of those. Kansas kicked off the year 5-0, which led the program to be ranked for the first time since 2009. Then, the Jayhawks were gifted their first College GameDay in history, hosting the Horned Frogs to steal the show away from the classic Red River Showdown.

The excitement was soon quieted as the Jayhawks were handed their first defeat of the year. But the loss of QB Jalon Daniels stung much worse. The junior suffered a shoulder injury that was reported to be season-ending. That might not be true, though it is doubtful he’ll return soon. Before his injury, Daniels was ranked first with a 94.8 QBR.

Games To Watch For

Even if Kansas still had a healthy quarterback, its second half of the season wasn’t going to be easy. Though both are looking uneasy this year, the Oklahoma Sooners and Baylor Bears host the Jayhawks in back-to-back weeks. Then, ranked teams would follow in three of the final four weeks. Not saying it would be impossible, but taking down the Oklahoma State Cowboys, Texas Longhorns and Kansas State Wildcats would be quite the feat.

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Tennessee Volunteers (5-0)

The Tennessee Volunteers have kept up with some of the best, averaging 46.8 points per game to rank second in the country between Ohio State and Alabama. Hendon Hooker has been one of the most consistent quarterbacks this season, throwing for two touchdowns and no interceptions in every matchup so far. Wagering on Tennessee lines usually pays out, with the Vols 4-1 ATS including covering a -47.5 spread a few weeks ago.

While that all sounds good, the No. 6 Vols have a hefty half of the season upcoming.

Games to Watch For

Unfortunately for the Volunteers, they are scheduled to meet No. 3 Alabama, No. 22 Kentucky and No. 1 Georgia in the next four weeks. I expect their 3-2 OVER/UNDER record to improve when Hooker meets the Crimson Tide’s Bryce Young and the Bulldogs’ Stetson Bennett, who all love to add to the scoreboard. But, it would be unrealistic to think they won’t drop one of those big matchups.

Oklahoma State Cowboys (5-0)

Yes, they’re 5-0 and put up the sixth-most points per game (42.3). But who has really tested the Oklahoma State Cowboys this season? Through Week 5, Oklahoma State hasn’t seen a ranked team. They’ve been collecting wins over teams like the AR-Pine Bluff Golden Lions and Arizona State Sun Devils. Yet, even with the easy competition, the Cowboys allow 29.3 points per game, which puts them near the bottom 100 in the nation. I mean, that’s good for the OVER/UNDER, which has them holding a 4-1 record since they can put up the points while simultaneously giving them up.

Games to Watch For

The Cowboys are in for a rude awakening in the remaining seven weeks when they see ranked teams in all but two matchups – and one of those is a visit to Oklahoma to play the should-be but not ranked Sooners. Oklahoma is 8-2 in its last 10 meetings with the Cowboys anyway. So, Oklahoma State will inevitably be handed a loss or two on its trips to meet strong competition for the first time all season.

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