College Football never fails to provide drama and great finishes, and this week was no different. We finally saw Bad Bo Wallace, and we saw what could be the rise of Kentucky football in a year or two. Ah, but most importantly we saw the final meltdown of the team in Stillwater.
In the Big 12 however there was some good games, as TCU outscored its basketball team and Texas Tech looked just like its basketball team. Oklahoma State's scoring record of 84 stood tall, but TCU broke the record for most points in a conference game. Trevone Boykin threw for 7TDs and no INTs, as he catapults himself into the Heisman conversation. TCU outscored Tech 58-10 after the first quarter. That's really all you need to know.
West Virginia spoiled homecoming for Oklahoma State with a 34-10 road victory that was more of a 20-10 win. The entire game was largely uneventful, minus Kevin White being held to less than 100 yards, and the global realization that Daxx was never the answer at QB. The Cowboys need one more win for bowl eligibility, and that possibility is really in question. As for West Virginia, it looks like Dana has got them trending in the right direction.
Kansas State blanked Texas 23-0 on Saturday, and the game was never really in doubt. Texas held tough, but with 6 minutes to go in the half the Wildcats expanded their lead from 6-0, to 13-0. That was all she wrote for Texas. I really think Charlie Strong has the ability to get the Burnt Orange Machine going again but will need a few years to do so. I don't think Kansas State will win the Big 12, as their schedule gets tough at the end, but they are a legit good team, and they never get the credit they deserve.
Oklahoma and Baylor enjoyed a nice week off as the rest of college football continued to cannibalize itself.
Trending Upwards (AP):
#16 LSU (Up 8)
#20 West Virginia, #24 Duke (Up 2)
Trending Downwards (AP):
#7 Ole Miss (Down 4)
#21 ECU (Down 3)
Trending Upwards (Coaches):
#17 LSU (Up 6)
#22 West Virginia, #24 Duke, #25 UCLA (Up 3)
Trending Downwards (Coaches):
#9 Ole Miss (Down 6)
#20 Oklahoma, #19 ECU (Down 2)
|1||Mississippi State||Mississippi State||Alabama|
|2||Florida State||Florida State||Ole Miss|
|5||Michigan State||Oregon||Florida State|
|7||Notre Dame||Ole Miss||Oregon|
|9||Ole Miss||Georgia||Kansas State|
|11||Kansas State||Kansas State||Michigan State|
|13||Ohio State||Ohio State||Arizona State|
|15||Arizona||Arizona State||Notre Dame|
|19||East Carolina||Oklahoma||West Virginia|
|21||Clemson||East Carolina||Ohio State|