The ongoing 2020 college football season is shaping up to be unlike any other so far. The next couple of months are going to show us a different side of college football, as we’re witnessing games among only 76 teams, instead of the regular 130. Similarly, we cannot expect the stadium euphoria we’re so used to, as audience attendance has been reduced or eliminated completely.
The fall 2020 season officially started a few weeks back with the three out of the five Power 5 conferences — Big 12, SEC, ACC, while the other two, Big Ten and Pac-12, were sidelined for a potential season in 2020/2021 winter or spring, but it sounds like the Big 10 is coming back in October and maybe the Pac-12 will return as well.
Other than a few tweaks in the 2020 season, there aren’t plenty of other differences. We can still expect to see some fantastic matches during this season with a traditional College Football Playoff and national champion.
There are many speculations and predictions about this season’s winner, potential dark horse, and disappointments, all of which you can read about in the article and make wagers at sites such as comeonbetting.com.
Potential 2020 Champions
If you were to put your money on one team to win the entire championship, it should be the Clemson Tigers. The team appeared in the last four playoffs and went home with two national championships. Overall, the Tigers have three national championships under their belt — 1981, 2016, 2018.
Experts rely on Travis Etienne, a talented running back, and Trevor Lawrence, an experienced quarterback with two undefeated seasons back to back. The team is working with a dominant defensive line, so there aren’t a lot of teams that could stand up to the Tigers. One team that could potentially cause a stir up for Clemson is Notre Dame, so mark November 7 on your calendar for a rollercoaster match between the two.
Be Aware of the Dark Horse
There are a few under-the-radar teams that could surprise viewers in the 2020 season. First off, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is a definite playoff contender. Maybe not a dark horse per se, but the Irish are a team to pay close attention to.
On the other hand, if the Oklahoma State Cowboys can leave the turmoil summer season behind them, we can expect big things. The Cowboys might have the most talented running back and wide receiver in Chuba Hubbard and Tylan Wallace, so it might just turn out to be a great year for them.
Who Could Disappoint
A different Tigers team, the Louisiana State University Fighting Tigers, might be the team to disappoint this year even though they have a 15–0 record from last year and the national title. It might sound odd that a team that has been on a winning streak is a team to disappoint this year, but the LSU Tigers are in a rebuilding mode.
This year has not been kind to the LSU Tigers, as they lost an unbelievable 17 starters off the squad that has brought them the championship the previous year. Among them is probably the best quarterback LSU has ever seen — Joe Burrow. After four players pulled out and several more transferred, we’re left to see what the season will bring for LSU.