Mississippi State was idle this week, but remains atop the new polls. There was plenty of action behind them as Florida State squeaked by Notre Dame, Baylor lost to West Virginia, TCU stomped Oklahoma State, and Kansas State now leads the Big 12... What's going on?
The Wildcats went on the road and Beat OU in Norman. Special Teams mishaps defined the day for the Sooners. OU Kicker Michael Hunnicutt had two missed field goals, and a point after attempt blocked which ended up deciding the game. K-State QB Jake Waters played great throwing for 225 yards, 2TD's, and no interceptions in the enormous win.
Purple really was the theme of the day, as TCU downed Oklahoma State 42-9. TCU poured it on early, jumping out to a 21-3 lead and OSU couldn't recover. I would put some stats here, but they are NSFW. If your boss came by there won't be blood and guts all over your screen. You're Welcome. Seriously though, TCU is for real and OSU has a lot to fix moving forward.
West Virginia shocked Baylor this week, 41-27. The Mountaineers finished with 14 unanswered points, and looked really good in the win. Clint Trickett threw for 322 yards, 3TDs, and 1 INT. The riot gear came out in Morgantown to protect the coaches all around the state. In all seriousness though, those 11:00 AM kicks in Morgantown are deadly. It's THE place for an upset to occur.
Trending Upwards (AP):
Alabama (Up 3)
Oregon (Up 3)
Trending Downwards (AP):
Oklahoma State (Down 12)
Baylor (Down 8)
Trending Upwards (Coaches):
Alabama (Up 3)
Kansas State (Up 3)
Trending Downwards (Coaches):
Oklahoma State (Down 11)
Here are the Polls:
|1||Mississippi State||Mississippi State||Ole Miss|
|2||Florida State||Florida State||Alabama|
|3||Ole Miss||Ole Miss||Auburn|
|5||Auburn||Michigan State||Florida State|
|8||Michigan State||Notre Dame||TCU|
|11||Kansas State||Kansas State||Notre Dame|
|14||Arizona State||Arizona State||Clemson|
|17||Oklahoma||East Carolina||Texas A&M|
|18||East Carolina||Oklahoma||Ohio State|