We are halfway through the Dream League season, and a clear favorite has emerged. Nobody has touched Nathaniel’s air-raid offense yet, as Joe Burrow has been absolutely dominant, and Nathaniel’s bevy of playmakers are getting things done. Meanwhile, the Georgia defense, which was the best in program history in 2019, is coming up big. It’s hard to engage in a shootout with the Georgia defense, and it’s hard to limit Joe Burrow, but Nathaniel is forcing his opponents to figure out how to do just so.
Day 4 saw Cal pick up his first victory. The preseason favorite struggled in his first two games, but he put on a dominant performance, thrashing Andrew’s 2Peaters 34-7. Justin Jefferson caught six passes for 134 yards, Jonathan Taylor churned out 110 yards on the ground, and Cal’s Ohio State defense intercepted Jalen Hurts twice in the statement victory.
However, Day 5 belonged to Nathaniel, who took on both Cal and Andrew on the day. Nathaniel improved to an impressive 4-0, including 2-0 on the road. He started the day out with a road victory, 34-21 over Andrew. Andrew kept pace in the first half, but he was unable to score until garbage time of the second half, as Nathaniel broke off a 20-0 run, with Burrow throwing for 309 yards.
In his second contest of the game, the game was over almost before it started. On the strength of an incredible 31-point second quarter, Nathaniel bullied Cal out of town, taking his fourth straight win to start the year. Burrow tossed five touchdowns and 447 yards, with Jerry Jeudy snaring two of Burrow’s TD passes, while Richard Laconte Jr. of the Georgia defense intercepted Trevor Lawrence two times. Rodrigo Blankenship also kicked three field goals, improving to 7-8 in four games, and Nathaniel rolled, 58-28. Andrew and Cal will play tomorrow for sole possession of second place.