Days 8-9 recap
Nathaniel closed out his dominant season with two more wins, as his offense continues to hum along with no issues. Cal is rolling into the postseason with a 3-1 mark in his previous four games, as he boosted his winning streak to three games with a 45-27 thumping of Andrew. That kept Cal alive for the top seed, but Nathaniel ended those hopes by ending Andrew’s comeback attempt, winning 30-20. Three field goals from Rodrigo Blankenship and another great performance from Joe Burrow were enough to clinch the first seed. The season finale between Nathaniel and Cal had little on the line, but Nathaniel wasn’t going to halt his momentum. He built up a 31-0 lead, on a pair of touchdowns each from AJ Dillon and Colby Parkinson. He held on to win 31-15 with relative ease. And thus, our Dream League regular season ended, and the postseason stage looms bright.
We are into the Dream League Playoffs! It’s been a wild ride, and the season will culminate this weekend with the crowning of a champion. The overwhelming favorite will be top-seeded Nathaniel Lapoint, who is 7-1 and the clear best team in the league at this moment. He is 6-0 with League MVP Joe Burrow under center, and his offense has been nearly unstoppable. It doesn’t help that he has the 2019 Georgia Defense, the best defense in program history, along with Rodrigo Blankenship, who has been nearly automatic in the kicking game.
Cal, the preseason favorite, can’t be discounted yet, as he was the only team to take down Nathaniel, and despite a 4-4 record, he has an extremely talented roster. Powered by Jonathan Taylor, who finished second in the League MVP race, along with Trevor Lawrence, Cal is not out of it by any stretch, but he will have to win a home playoff game first.
Andrew, who won the NCAA College Basketball Dream League with ease, piling up a 9-3 record, has had no such success in the NCAA Football league. After a seemingly convincing 40-21 win to open his season, Andrew went on to lose seven straight contests. He decided to pick the LSU championship defense, but the Tigers, when faced with Dream League offenses, have completely wilted. Andrew did push Nathaniel to the brink twice, coming within a possession in the fourth quarter in his last two games, but to even get to the championship, he’ll have to take down Cal on the road. Be sure to stay tuned for the playoffs.