College Football – Alabama & Florida Barely Win, 12 Others Put on Muscle Shirts & Strut Their Stuff
There was just one actual upset in college football’s 8th week of drama as 12 of those 20 top-ranked teams set on their muscle tops and revealed what they’ve, a certain indication that clubs have started to stabilize due to their past 4 matches.
Just 21st-ranked Texas Tech was captured flat-footed in the home by unranked Texas A&M, 52-30. The Red Raiders (currently 5-3) were preferred by 22 and dropped by 22, a 44-point unfavorable swing which delivered Texas Tech reeling. The Texas A&M Aggies supposed business, piling up a 38-22 lead after 3 quarters, then outscoring the Red Raiders 14-8 at the 4th quarter.
Texas A&M has been trounced 62-14 final week by Kansas State and chose to carry it out on Texas Tech. The score wasn’t any surprise; the two teams arrived as scoring machines-Tech was ranked 2nd nationally at 41 ppg, also A&M was 19th in 33 ppg. A&M piled up 559 yards of crime and Tech 520; the competition was rigorously offensive using a joint 1,079 yards of crime. Interesting, but not superior soccer.
1 other upset occurred when unranked Clemson suspended in and hung for a 40-37 overtime upset of 8th-ranked Miami (FL) about the Hurricanes’ home area. Miami (currently 5-2) was preferred 5. Kyle Parker threw a 26-yard scoring attack to Jacoby Ford to win the match. This was big deal for Clemson since the Tigers were toothless for a while.
Here are the 7 of 12 teams which place on their muscle tops Searching for more BCS survey support by controlling their opponents in off matches:
Three other off game successes by rated teams were dominating.
No. 2-ranked Florida (7-0) headed Mississippi State 16-13 following 3 quarters and then outscored the Bulldogs 13-6 in the last quarter to acquire 29-19. The success has been Florida’s 17th directly, the country’s longest winning streak.
No. 7-ranked Iowa (8-0) utilized a previous play 7-yard TD pass by Ricky Stanzi into Marvin McNutt into come-from-behind against Michigan State 15-13. The Spartans had defended 3 reverses and directed 13-9 prior to the previous play. Iowa has won 12 straight dating back to last year, the second-longest series in the country.
The Hawkeyes are getting a larger deal nationwide since they’ve won more close games than the usual bunch of termites in a wood feast. Seven of the 8 successes have been by 11 or fewer points, such as 1, 2 and 3-point successes over Northern Iowa, Michigan and Arkansas. The Hawkeye defense has 15 interceptions this past year and 9 fumble recoveries.
No. 14-ranked Oregon (6-1) got a great deal of assistance from Washington in its own 43-19 success, which may have seemed more control than it really was. The Huskies managed to allow a rusher go untouched on a punt attempt that has been blocked and caused a loose ball in the end zone which Oregon recovered for a TD. While Washington was hurrying to get into place for the additional stage, the holder conducted it for a 2-point conversion.
Another Husky driveway that has to have been a touchdown turned into a field goal, and yet another Husky drive stopped at 2nd-and-goal and Washington couldn’t get it as Jake Locker threw an interception on 4th down and the Huskies came away without a Oregon would hurry for 259 yards and Washington couldn’t stop them.
Here are the 5 of 12 teams which place in their muscle tops Searching for more BCS survey support by controlling their opponents in house games:
Five additional house game successes by rated teams were dominating.
Least notable was 1st-ranked Alabama’s cube of a 44-yard field goal on the final play of the match from the Tide’s 350-pound nose shield Terrence Cody to maintain a 12-10 lead and success within the unranked 3-4 Tennessee Volunteers. The Crimson Tide (currently 8-0) came into the match ranked No. 1 in total defense; Alabama’s offense, which averaged 34 points a game coming in, obtained all its points on 4 field goals by Leigh Tiffin, such as a 49-yarder along with a 50-yarder.
No. 4-ranked Southern California was blessed to acquire by the unranked 4-3 Oregon State Beavers. A 63-yard punt return by Damian Williams from the 4th quarter along with also a late push that bailed from the USC defense saved the day since the Trojans outlasted that the Beavers, 42-36. Southern Cal was ranked 9th in the country in total defense, but its own scoring defense was ranked 41st (that the Trojans were giving up 30 points per game). Now you understand why USC is outside blessed to be rated No. 4 in the nation. Consider it, the Trojans gave up 36 points into a 4-3 Oregon State team. The Beavers were the only team to beat USC this past year, and they did it in home 27-21.
This really isn’t the exact same Utah team that went 13-0 final year as the only undefeated team in the country, then took down Alabama 31-17 from the BCS Sugar Bowl.
No. 22-ranked West Virginia (6-1) had a 56-yard touchdown run by Noel Devine at the final minutes to become from Connecticut, 28-24, and 23rd-ranked South Carolina (6-2) maintain a feeble 2-6 Vanderbilt staff at bay long enough to acquire 14-10. The 15th-ranked Virginia Tech Hokies were idle this past week.
Here are just two unranked teams on the transfer and expecting to get rated. Central Michigan (currently 7-1 and becoming more striking weekly ) beat Bowling Green 24-10, and Navy (6-2) beat Wake Forest 13-10.
Nebraska, that I openly recognized as a fraud in a week’s wrap-up, dropped again, this time into Iowa State 9-7 in what seemed like a scrum match. The Idaho Vandals, who was flying high in 6-1, got crushed by a 4-3 Nevada group, 70-45. Ouch, that has been a crash landing; nonetheless, the Vandals remain 6-2 and bowl eligible.
Inform Rudy to crank up this typesetting machine, this wrap-up is completed (only for the record, you need to be at least 65 years old to utilize the noun typesetting within a post like this; we do it mostly to confuse younger individuals between downing shots of Jameson).
(Editor’s Note: The positions in this article are in the AP Top 25 Poll of sportswriters and sportscasters, and some other evaluations are out of Jeff Sagarin.)
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