10 College Football Powerhouses in Danger of Losing a Game in September

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10 College Football Powerhouses in Danger of Losing a Game in September
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Any college football coach will tell you that a team doesn't win a national championship in September. But a team can certainly lose a championship before the calendar shifts to Month 2 of the college football season.

Any loss to a team in September can be a near-fatal blow to championship aspirations. An early loss means a team usually will need a little help along the way, while simultaneously avoiding any further stumbles themselves.

That might be why so many powerhouse teams load up on cupcakes early in the season. But try as they might to avoid them, the championship dreams of these programs are in mortal danger—and we're only talking about the early games.

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