College Football Week 7 Review

This past weekend, six ranked teams lost, four of which were upsets. (11) Michigan was upset by (23) Michigan State, (12) Georgia Tech was upset by Virginia, (16) Illinois was upset by Ohio State, and (20) Baylor was upset by (21) Texas A&M. Also, (22) Texas lost to higher ranked (6) Oklahoma State, while (18) Arizona State lost to (9) Oregon. Also, this past Sunday the first week of the BCS Rankings came out with LSU leading the pack with the top rank.

Top Three Performances by Team or Player:

1. Alabama RB Trent Richardson- Richardson had a monstrous game for the Tide, rushing for 189 yards and four touchdowns. Overall, Richardson is having a great Junior year. He is finally getting the majority of the carries for Alabama, and is Heisman trophy candidate.

2. Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill- Tannenhill had a career day for the Aggies, passing for 415 yards and 6 touchdowns. The Texas A&M quarterback helped lead his team over Robert Griffin III and the Baylor Bears.

3. Boise State QB Kellen Moore- Moore threw for 338 yards and four touchdowns, in a blowout against Colorado State. Moore and the Broncos are still undefeated and are looking to finally make it to the BCS National Championship Game.

BCS Top 10:

1. LSU Tigers

2. Alabama Crimson Tide

3. Oklahoma Sooners

4. Oklahoma State Cowboys

5. Boise State Broncos

6. Wisconsin Badgers

7. Clemson Tigers

8. Stanford Cardinal

9. Arkansas Razorbacks

10. Oregon Ducks

Top Three Disappointments by Player or Team:

1. Florida Gators- The Gators lost to Auburn 17-10 last week, which makes it three losses and a row for the Gators. After starting the season 4-0, Florida is now just one game above .500. Everyone knows it is hard to fill Urban Meyer’s shoes down in Gainesville but Florida football is still usually one of the best.

2. Michigan Wolverines- Has this year’s October collapse begun? The Wolverines lost to their first game of the season to in state rivals Michigan State 28-14. On top of that, Michigan hasn’t looked too sharp. Quarterback Denard Robisnon has already thrown 10 interceptions this season, just one less than touchdowns he has thrown.

3. Oregon Ducks- Oregon picked up another win last week, but had to pay the price of losing starting quarterback Darron Thomas. With LaMichael James already out with a dislocated elbow, it would be bad news for the Ducks if Thomas can’t play this week.

Game of the Week: Oregon vs. Arizona State

Corso, Herbstreit, and the rest of the College Gameday crew flew out to Arizona State for this week’s Game of the Week. Home team Arizona State opened up the game with a 7-0 lead after their quarterback Brock Osweiller hooked up with Gerell Robinson for a 20 yard touchdown. Oregon would tie it up shortly after, just to allow another Arizona State touchdown. After the first quarter, the Sun Devils led 14-7. Oregon’s defense stepped up in the second quarter, and only allowed a field goal from Arizona State. Darron Thomas also threw two touchdown passes in the second quarter to give the Ducks a 21-17 lead. Despite losing Thomas, the second half was all Ducks. Kenjon Barner, who is replacing LaMichael James, rushed for over 170 yards and a touchdown. Oregon defeated Arizona State by a final score of 41-27.

Next Week’s Five Intriguing Matchups:

1. (6) Wisconsin vs. (16) Michigan State: Wisconsin is 1-0 so far this season when playing the Game of the Week, but this time they are playing away at Michigan State. Can Sparty pull another upset like they did last year to beat the Badgers?

2. (1) LSU vs. (20) Auburn: Will top ranked LSU succumb to Auburn, or will they be able to maintain their status as the best team in the country?

3. (8) Stanford vs. (25) Washington: Andrew Luck and Stanford play their first real test of the season Saturday vs. Washington. Let’s see what the Heisman frontrunner can do against real competition.

4. (22) Georgia Tech vs. Miami: Can the Yellow Jackets bounce back from a loss and beat the Hurricanes?

5. (7) Clemson vs. North Carolina: Will the Tigers remain undefeated after they square off against the Tar Heels?

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