Wow, did week six of the college football season deliver some interesting scores.
In Evanston, THE Ohio State Buckeyes remained unbeaten under Urban Meyer with a thrilling 40-30 victory over Northwestern. Twenty fourth-quarter points kept OSU perfect.
On the flip-side of that, Florida State steam-rolled over Maryland in a Top-25 battle, posting a 63-0 win. Yes, 63 points on a fellow ranked team….just incredible.
And, as always, Oregon and Baylor scored, and scored, and scored in bunches.
So, here’s a look back at what we saw from this past week in another edition of The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.
There were a handful of exciting, close finishes throughout the U.S., but none as crazy or interesting as Georgia-Tennessee.
Coming off a “Game of the Year” win vs. LSU, the Bulldogs were minus their top two running backs, several receivers and other starters.
That didn’t stop Aaron Murray and UGA from rallying for an OT victory over the Vols.
Murray and company looked dead to rites before a thrilling last-minute drive resulted in a TD and the extra session. Georgia still looked in trouble as Tennessee scored, but the ruling was reversed and called a fumble, giving the Bulldogs a score-and-win chance they didn’t let slip by.
Stanford scored a late-night three-point win over Washington that most probably missed because it ended late past midnight, while Notre Dame claimed a three-point decision vs. Arizona State.
A much-needed victory for Brian Kelly and the Irish, as they could ill-afford another loss to a ranked team.
The state of Mississippi has two tradition-rich programs in Mississippi and Mississippi State.
Unfortunately, if you take this past Saturday or the last few years in general, you wouldn’t know it.
Ole Miss failed to show up on the road, falling to Auburn and falling out of the Top-25. The in-state rival did the same vs. LSU, allowing 28 points in the fourth and losing by 33.
So much talent on both these teams t hat it is just incredible that they are not better than 5-5 overall and 1-4 in the SEC.
I know the conference is elite and great, but come on. One win in five games? That’s unacceptable.
Plain and simple, Maryland.
Florida State looked good and like a national title contender, but the Terps failed to deliver – or even show up for that matter.
What looked like a tremendous offense through September, was more like the 2012 version of Maryland that we saw when a backup linebacker was directing the offense.
The Terps weren’t the only ugly team last Saturday. Colorado couldn’t do anything vs. Oregon, allowing 29 first-quarter points.
West Virginia was just as bad, allowing 73 to Baylor.
I understand the Bears are good, but if you are a BCS school, there is no reason you should be allowing 56 first half points. No reason whatsoever.
I watched the Texas-Iowa State game from last Thursday and could not believe how outraged people were over some calls.
If you know anything about the game, you shouldn’t have been upset.
Replay is there to get things right. If you can’t see enough evidence to overturn a call, you can’t overturn it. Plain and simple.
The late fumble was a call that you could not overturn. There just wasn’t enough video evidence. Plain and simple.
The pass interference call? Really? Come on, the Cyclone defender practically knocked the receiver over in the end zone.
Again, plain and simple call.