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In today’s Fact or Fiction, I look at three big recent topics in college football and decide whether the statement is indeed FACT or if it’s FICTION.


Alabama beats Texas by 30.

Farrell’s take: FACT

It could be more. Nick Saban likes Steve Sarkisian but he also couldn’t care less if the score gets out of hand. I’m worried about Quinn Ewers staying upright and the Texas defense. This could get ugly by the second quarter.

Sep 3, 2022; Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young (9) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Utah State Aggies at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama won 55-0. Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 3, 2022; Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young (9) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Utah State Aggies at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama won 55-0.


The Gators stumble against Kentucky.

Farrell’s take: FICTION

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Nope. Kentucky is missing some talent, this is a game in The Swamp and if Anthony Richardson plays like he did against Utah I can’t see the Wildcats staying in this game. Maybe if they had Chris Rodriguez and some of their missing weapons they would win and maybe be favored but this team is depleted.

Sep 3, 2022; Gainesville, Florida, USA; Florida Gators quarterback Anthony Richardson (15) scores a touchdown against the Utah Utes during the second half at Steve Spurrier-Florida Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 3, 2022; Gainesville, Florida, USA; Florida Gators quarterback Anthony Richardson (15) scores a touchdown against the Utah Utes during the second half at Steve Spurrier-Florida Field.


The Vols beat Pitt

Farrell’s take: FACT

This will be a battle of offenses even though Pitt has a good defense. Tennessee is angry after last year’s loss, their offense could be scary this season and Pitt’s Kedon Slovis looked good against West Virginia but I think he makes a couple mistakes. The Vols win a close one on the road.

Sep 1, 2022; Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Volunteers running back Jabari Small (2) celebrates after running for a touchdown against the Ball State Cardinals during the first half at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 1, 2022; Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Volunteers running back Jabari Small (2) celebrates after running for a touchdown against the Ball State Cardinals during the first half at Neyland Stadium.