The 2020 college football season is humming along about as well as could be expected in the midst of a pandemic. Sure, we've had to postpone and move some games around, but all-in-all, we'll take what we get and like it.
There have been a couple of surprise outcomes so far, and with the SEC — the nation's premier college football conference — about to kick off — things are only going to get more outrageous in 2020.
Here's look a four OUTRAGEOUS* predictions for Week 4 of the 2020 college football season
Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 4 of the 2020 Season
Army upsets Cincinnati
The Bearcats have high hopes for the season, and so far they look the part. That said, preparing for what Army does — both from a physical and schematic standpoint — is not easy. It's a little different than having a whole summer to get ready for Austin Peay. The Black Knights are a talented team. They've won their first two games — both against FBS opponents — by a combined score of 79-7. They've had an extra week to prepare for Cincinnati and will be ready to make a statement to the nation as nearly two-touchdown underdogs.
Iowa State starts 0-2
For some reason, the Cyclones are favored to beat TCU this weekend. They've had two weeks to lick their wounds after getting upset at home by Louisiana. Now Iowa State is the season opener for a TCU team that can't wait to get on the field. The Horned Frogs have much more talent to a man than what Iowa State saw from the Ragin' Cajuns two weeks ago. This one could get ugly, and what was thought to be a possible dream season in Ames by many (including myself) will be derailed before October.
Kentucky upsets Auburn
Mark Stoops has something big brewing in Lexington. His Kentucky Wildcats return 15 total starters on offense and defense from a team that won eight games a season ago. His offensive line is stacked and ready to take on the finest defensive fronts the SEC has to offer — starting with Auburn. Bo Nix returns under center for the Tigers, but he'll have limited experience with him in the huddle and limited attendance backing him up in the stands. Look for Kentucky to set the tone for the 2020 season send a message to the rest of the SEC East that the 'Cats are serious contenders for the division crown.
Ole Miss takes down Florida
There are few teams in the nation garnering the kind of hype and expectations that the Florida Gators are heading into the 2020 campaign. They'll open the season on the road in Oxford, Mississippi, facing Mr. Hype himself — Lane Kiffin. Kiffin is a dangerous coach when he has a wealth of talent to work with, and that's exactly what he has at the offensive skill positions and the back seven of the defense. Look for the Rebels to steal the win from the Gators and end Florida's College Football Playoff hopes on kickoff weekend in the SEC.
*Remember, "outrageous" can be defined as "wildly exaggerated or improbable," and "very bold, unusual, and startling." These are "outrageous" predictions and should be treated as such.
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— Written by J.P. Scott, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. His work has appeared on SI.com, FoxSports.com, Yahoo!, SBNation, USA Today and Bleacher Report. He is a three-time FWAA writing contest award winner. Follow him on Twitter @TheJPScott.
(Top photo courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics)