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[lead align=”default”]College football week 4 marked the end of contention for some, and the beginning for others.[/lead]

Conference play begun in earnest, and the haves and have-nots started to separate.  A few made big statements and there is much to which to look forward.  Others, well, you’ll see what we learned this week.

College Football Week 4: We Learned USC Is Not As Good As We Thought

[alert heading=”Utah 31, USC 27″ type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]USC stunned by late Ute heroics[/alert]

USC led in the final minute of the game, with multiple opportunities to stop the Utes from scoring the game-winning touchdown.  They did not, and in the process, they lost their third game against a ranked team this season.

One is a fluke, two is a coincidence, but three is a trend.  The Trojans do not get it done against better teams and they are going nowhere at 1-3.  How they got schtupped by Alabama should have been our first clue.

As for Utah, things are great.  This team has moxie, and they are well-coached.  That is perhaps more than Trojans fans can say.

College Football Week 4: We Learned The Real Tennessee Is Standing Up

[alert heading=”Tennessee 38, Florida 28″ type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]Vols erase big deficit to chomp Gators for first time since 2004[/alert]

Tennessee trailed 21-0 in the second quarter, but then rattled off 38 unanswered to beat Florida.  This puts the rest of the SEC East on notice: with Georgia losing terribly today, the Vols are the strong favorites in the division.  Unquestionably, they are the best team, proving it on the field against one of their top competitors.

This is the Tennessee all expected to see when the season began.  App State gave them a scare, but for the most part, the Volunteers are better now than in Week 1.  Florida sucker punched them to start, but Tennessee finished in a big way.  They deserve to rocket up the poll next week.

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