There were only 3 games in the SEC on Saturday because of 4 postponements related to COVID-19, and that’s a sad story in itself.

So it’s a depleted roster of possibilities for our snark this week, but we’ll do the best we can.

Florida’s Kyle Trask went (sorry) hog wild against Arkansas, shredding a Razorbacks defense that had looked decent lately and reminding at least one observer about an appropriate nature scene:

But at least the Razorbacks got torched for 63 points by a genuine Heisman Trophy candidate. South Carolina fans had no such consolation after their team gave up 708 yards and 59 points in a loss to Ole Miss:

Elsewhere around the country, Michigan made a bit of history in their home game against Wisconsin, but not in a good way. The Wolverines trailed 28-0 at halftime, leading to this stat:

It never got any better in a 49-11 loss for Michigan, one that even the cardboard cutout of the guy who helped inspire #SurrenderCobra could not stand:

Yep, it was a forgettable day in front of family and friends at The Big House:

Those cardboard cutouts were joined at Stanford by some live fans … or at least some live trees:

A season of frustration continued for Florida State. Despite this season’s lack of NCAA bowl eligibility requirements, one would think that this will be twice in 3 years that FSU will sit out bowl season. Maybe?

Fans of ACC rival North Carolina found a bit of holiday cheer, even if Santa beards are replaced by masks in oh-so-2020 fashion:

Now is the time to end the snark and give a shout-out to 2 programs playing — and winning — with heavy hearts on Saturday. Kentucky offensive line coach John Schlarman passed away just days before the Wildcats’ game against Vanderbilt. The Wildcats paid tribute to their coach on the first play, then defeated the Commodores as the offensive line played a big role:

Finally, a tribute to the 75 members of the Marshall football family, including players, coaches and others associated with the program, who lost their lives in a plane crash 50 years ago Saturday. The Thundering Herd, playing at home on Saturday, came out wearing black uniforms and stickers bearing the number 75 on their helmets. Then they paid another type of tribute by remaining undefeated with a 42-14 victory over Middle Tennessee.

This was a tough week in college football for a lot of reasons. But sometimes the inspiration that the game can provide is way more important than being unhappy about game results.