OSU redshirt freshman quarterback Spencer Sanders was 22 for 37 for 290 passing yards and two touchdowns, but he committed five turnovers with three interceptions and two fumbles. Sophomore running back Chuba Hubbard was one of the few bright spots in the game for the Cowboys (4-2, 1-2 Big 12) with 156 rushing yards and three scores to put him at 1,094 yards as the nation’s top rusher.
The Cowboys have their first of two bye weeks this Saturday before returning to action against Baylor (5-0, 2-0) on Oct. 19 on homecoming. The Bears host Texas Tech (3-1, 1-1) this week.
The top six in the poll remained the same from the previous week with Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, LSU and Oklahoma. Georgia and Ohio State tied for No. 3. Florida moved up three spots to No. 7 after its win over previous No. 7-ranked Auburn. Wisconsin and Notre Dame stayed the same at Nos. 8 and 9, respectively. Penn State moved into the top 10 at No. 10 with its win over Purdue and Auburn’s slide down to No. 12.
Texas holds down the No. 11 spot and Baylor enters the rankings at No. 22. Iowa State received five voting points. Memphis and Cincinnati also entered the top 25.
3. Ohio State
9. Notre Dame
10. Penn State
14. Boise State
18. Arizona State
19. Wake Forest
24. Texas A&M
Other receiving votes: Missouri (64), Appalachian State (61), Washington (54), Tulane (25), California (20), Michigan State (17), Arizona (11), UCF (9), USC and Iowa State (5), Pittsburgh (2)