Alabama rolled, eventually, looked like they let off the gas some or are just a bit tired from 3 games in a row against Top 10 ranked opponents. At one point TAMU was leading 14-13 before Bama turned it on. Their defense is scary when they start pinning their ears back and flying around.
Auburn flat embarrassed Arkansas, more than 500 yards rushing.......guess Auburn won't be looking for a coach soon! They finally have found a recipe that works. Run the ball with authority!
LSU eventually rolled up Ole Piss, Fournette went off! Experts are saying that LSU could still make the Playoff.......it's possible but they get Bama after an off week. Problem is, Bama is off this week too........
WV stays on top of the Big12 and on a collision course with Baylor at the end of the season. Both still have to get past OU though.
Speaking of OU, their shootout with Texas Tech was unreal. 1700 yards of offense, a new NCAA record. 7 TDS passes by Mayfield was an OU record. TT QB had 734 passing yards, tying an NCAA record. 2nd most combined points.
Nebraska eventually knocked off Purdue but it wasn't pretty. Utah did the same at UCLA.
The surprise was Ohio St falling at Penn St. Few saw that coming, PSU hadn't shown much in the way of an upset brewing. OSU just never looked right, a hangover from the slobber knocker with Wisconsin?
This week, the Battle of Michigan for the Paul Bunyan Trophy is up. Michigan heads to MSU. The Cocktail Party has lost some luster as UGA has lost a few games, lost to Vanda last time out, while Florida rolls in ranked.
#4 Washington goes to #14 Utah.
#7 Nebraska goes to #11 Wisconsin
#3 Clemson goes to #12 Florida St
The MSU Michigan is going to be a War according to a cousin of mine that has a daughter that goes to Michigan on a Scholarship. OSU they have always had a weak defense and if you make them a one threat team aka take away the run from them then you can beat them. Also what really helped Penn State was getting back all their Starting LB's back from injury for that game. They had all their Starters back for the first time all year. Bama is going to have a problem with Auburn at the end of the Season in the Iron Bowl. Sorry I do not see them beating them in that game. Why Auburn is going to want to kick them in the teeth and ram them down their throat.
The orignal Ironeagle2006 Yes I am BACK.
MSU playing at home helps........but Michigan has looked good all year thus far. I haven't seen warning signs or down games from them yet. Obviously anything can happen but Michigan is running the ball very well and Speight is doing a fantastic job at QB. Haven't watched their D much, but MSU is struggling to run the ball. MSU isn't going to win a track meet here, the Michigan D has only given up 28 points once, to a ranked PAC10 leader, Colorado. They are averaging giving up 10 points a game while MSU has gone from ranked 8th to losing 5 straight........
OSU had that game wrapped up at State College. Up 21-7 and looking like they were going to run away. Their D didn't cost them Saturday night, they were on it pretty good. That blocked FG returned for a TD completely stunned them. They started pushing on offense, Barrett started pressing like they were way behind vs down 3.
Auburn isn't great yet. They get Ole Piss this week, the Rebel D is OK but they have problems stopping the run as LSU showed. In Auburn's 2 losses, they couldn't get on track running the ball like they are now. Unfortunately we won't better understand how Auburn will match up until the Iron Bowl! It IS setting up for a possible repeat of the Miracle on the Plains. Auburn is starting to find themselves and get some confidence, momentum going heading into it. Their schedule sets up nice the rest of the way with "softer, easier" games leading in where they could rest guys and work reps on offense. Bama is lethal though, if Auburn has some bruiser backs, that Bama D won't be pinning their ears back. TAMU showed that a big back, a Corp of them is what would be best. Auburn has at least 2 and they have speed too. If they can stay out of long 2nd and 3rd downs, they have a chance. You do not want your QB having to pass in predictable situations against them. Stay ahead of the chains.
Michigan wins, the score doesn't reflect the beatdown MSU took. I watched a bunch of this game, Peppers is unreal on both sides of the ball. So much energy from him! MSU could not do a thing until Harbaugh let off the gas, got interesting at the end though, nice fight by MSU there.
OSU wins but it didn't look pretty at all. Big question marks now, 3 ugly games in a row, 2 of which they did JUST enough to eke out a win. Northwestern popped them right back in the mouth.
Ok, Auburn impressed me in the 2nd half. Chad Kelly threw for more than 300 yards in the 1st half! He finished with 465. The Auburn D really tightened up. Pettway went off on the offensive side running the ball, again.
Washington also impressed me on the road at Utah. They threw their best knockout punch early but Utah hung in and ultimately had the lead late before giving up the winning score on a punt return. Utah still had a chance, poor play to end it, tossed up a Hail Mary on 4th down instead of simply getting a first down with a rub route or something else creative. Still had time with a simple first down to then take a few shots at the end zone from a bit closer.
The Big12 title may have just fell into OU's hands. Baylor and WV go down on the same day.
Nebraska came up short in Camp Randall in OT, excellent game I watched. Is Nebraska back, obviously, not quite, but positive signs are showing under Mike Riley. Wisconsin finally got a big win at home over a Top 10 team.
The Cocktail Party, meh, Florida won, completely lacked any good buildup. Florida though is sitting in the drivers seat in the SEC East. Could they win out and spring a crushing upset in Atlanta? Coach M seems to have built a nice little team in Gainesville. They aren't a powerhouse but if some bounces go their way, could see them pulling the upset over Bama or Auburn.
This week's highlight games:
Bama goes to LSU
Nebraska goes to OSU
Keep an eye on the FSU at NC State game. State tends to get up for this game.
Syracuse travels to Clemson, let down game? Cuse played a solid game against Louisville earlier this season. They attempted to match the Lamar Jackson track meet and we're pretty successful, unfortunately they were already down 30 some points.
Missed the Clemson FSU game, but saw it was pretty good too, Clemson rolls on still.
What a shakeup that nearly happened.
LSU held their own before falling 10-0 to Bama. The Bama D won that game, LSU was anemic on offense, 65 total yards?
OSU completely annihilated Nebraska.......nice touch by the Shoe crowd who cheered injured Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong as he jogged to the sidelines in street clothes after appearing to be knocked out and left on a backboard.
FSU nearly got upset at NC State.
Clemson and Michigan had easy games.
Baylor lost again.
Florida got upset at Arkansas in a laugher.
Highly overrated TAMU got embarrassed at lowly Miss St, the score looked closer than it actually was and yet they barely fall in the rankings.........
This week's highlight games:
Baylor visits OU
WV visits Texas
LSU visits Arkansas
TAMU hosts Ole Miss who is without their QB the rest of the year
Washington hosts USC
Bad week to be in the Top 25, especially the Top 10!
OU stomped Baylor
WV survived Texas, but Strong may not survive to the end of the season in Austin
LSU rolled over Arkansas
Ole Miss upset TAMU in a little bit of a shocker
USC upset the apple cart in the PAC12 North by knocking off Washington. The Apple Cup is looming larger as the winner may be the winner of the North
Clemson fell at home to unranked Pitt but barely fell in the polls. Does the committee keep them high up tonight?
Michigan lost on the road at unranked Iowa, they also barely fell in the polls.
Louisville escaped an upset by blowing out Wake Forest in the last 7 minutes with 4 TDs. In fact they trailed most of the game before rolling off 44 straight points.
Auburn lost to UGA which takes some buildup off the Iron Bowl in an ugly offensive display.
Louisville travels to Houston Thursday in what should be Louisville's last hurdle before a possible ACC title game. High scoring game is very possible!
Ohio St goes to Michigan St for the start of their Michigan fight. Can Sparty show the same fight they did against Michigan and pull an upset?
Utah looks to continue the Oregon beatdown tour, everyone in the PAC12 is lighting the Ducks up this year, payback for years past?
Washington St and Mike Leach look to stay atop the PAC12 North against South leader Colorado. Yes, the Buffs have a 1 game lead in the South in what could be a precursor to a rematch in a few weeks if both win out.
Western Michigan looks to stay perfect and in the hunt for a possible BCS game against Buffalo. They need some help but the pollsters are not giving them any favors. They've already beaten Big10 teams, Illinois and Northwestern.
OU heads to the home of Country Roads Take Me Home! The outright lead of the Big12 is at stake in Morgantown.
USC goes across town in the battle of LA against UCLA at the Rose Bowl. USC needs a Colorado loss to throw the PAC12 South into chaos. 3 team tie is possible and right now nobody holds a tiebreaker over the other.