School football’s eighth week saw the lesser lights among the AP Top 25 alternate getting beat up while the country’s main 6 groups remain precisely something very similar with unbeaten Texas, Alabama and Penn State 1-2-3 followed by once-beaten Oklahoma, Florida and Southern Cal.
Getting it done as regular was No. 1 Texas at home over No. 11 Missouri 56-31, No. 2 Alabama at home over unranked Mississippi 24-20, No. 3 Penn State at home over unranked Michigan 46-17, No. 4 Oklahoma at home over No. 16 Kansas 45-31, No. 5 Florida was inactive, and No. 6 Southern Cal out and about over unranked Washington State 69-0.
Texas got off to a 35-0 lead by scoring scores on its initial 5 assets of the main half as quarterback Colt McCoy had a lifelong evening, passing for 337 yards and 2 scores, running for 2 more TDs, and establishing a school standard with 17 sequential fulfillments. Texas sure resembles a group that could play in the BCS public title game as the Longhorns ruled on the two sides of the ball.
Alabama drove Mississippi 20-3 at the half and it really was ideal in light of the fact that the Old Miss Rebels won the second half 17-0. The Crimson Tide required a late cautious stand and got it to hold off a Mississippi upset.
Michigan was feeling a great deal buff in the wake of leaping out to a 10-0 lead and a 17-7 lead, yet Penn State returned with 39 unanswered focuses to defeat the Wolverines and break a 9-game losing streak against Michigan. Joe Paterno and his Nittany Lions figure it is their year, so you better move.
Kansas scored in each quarter however Oklahoma just continued coming and won as quarterback Sam Bradford passed for a Sooner school-record 468 yards while adding 3 TD passes.
Southern Cal took no leniency in visiting Washington State by wrecking the Cougars 69-zip, moving up 625 yards of all out offense, บาคาร่า เว็บไหนดี remembering 28 first downs and 402 yards for the main half. The Washington State shutout misfortune was its first since 1984, 24 years and 280 games back.
On paper, the Cougars are not the most exceedingly terrible group in the country essentially on the grounds that they played and dominated a match against 1-AA Portland State. Their adversaries, the Washington Huskies, keep on being winless in 6 excursions so they have acquired the qualification. Indeed, even winless North Texas at 0-7 doesn’t get beat as awful as the Cougars and Huskies.
Other Top 25 champs this week incorporated No. 7 Texas Tech out and about over unranked Texas A&M 43-25, No. 8 Oklahoma State at home over unranked Baylor 34-6, No. 10 Georgia at home over No. 22 Vanderbilt 24-14, No. 12 Ohio State out and about over No. 20 Michigan State 45-7, No. 13 LSU out and about over unranked South Carolina 24-17, No. 14 Utah at home over unranked Colorado State 49-16, No. 15 Boise State at home over unranked Hawaii 27-7, No. 19 South Florida at home over Syracuse 45-13, and No. 23 Pittsburgh out and about over Navy 42-21.
So 14 of the 23 AP Top 25 groups won (61%) while 9 of the 23 lost (39%) as 4 of the 9 washouts ran head in into positioned groups. No. 24 Ball State, alongside Florida, was inactive.
No. 9 Brigham Young failed miserably as an unbeaten group by making a trip to unranked Texas Christian and getting a mud opening stepped in them 32-7, so much for unbeaten groups playing cupcake plans. Entering the game, BYU’s Sagarin plan strength positioned 121st among 119 Division 1-A groups.
No. 17 Virginia Tech made a trip to unranked Boston College and figured out how to lose 28-23. No. 18 North Carolina ventured out to unranked Virginia and lost to the Cavaliers in additional time 16-13. No. 21 Wake Forest ventured out to unranked Maryland and got skunked 26-0. No. 25 California went to unranked Arizona and was vexed 42-27. There is by all accounts an example here-Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Wake Forest and California all had away games against unranked groups and lost, demonstrating it is perilous to travel.
The misfortunes by Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Wake Forest and California all skiped them directly out of the Top 25 rankings. Misfortunes by Vanderbilt and Michigan State bobbed them out too.
New to the rankings this week are Georgia Tech (6-1) at No. 21, Tulsa (7-0 with a timetable strength of 141st going into the week) at No. 22, Boston College (5-1) at No. 23, and Minnesota (6-1) at No. 25. Getting back to the Top 25 for the second time this season was Texas Christian (7-1) at No. 15 and Florida State (5-1) at No. 24.
The 9 leftover unbeaten groups incorporate Texas, Alabama, Penn State, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Utah, Boise State, Ball State and Tulsa.
In any event 1 of the 9 unbeatens will lose this Saturday (10-25-08) as No. 7 Oklahoma State (7-0) goes to No. 1 Texas (7-0). Two other in-your-face games discover No. 8 Texas Tech (7-0) at No. 19 Kansas (5-2), and No. 3 Penn State (8-0) at Ohio State (7-1).