Sunday, October 12, 2008

Week 7 Results

Several big upsets this week: Oklahoma fell, as did Missouri and LSU. That means the poll positions will be shuffled again.

(Poll numbers are those of the teams entering Week 7 after their wins/losses in Week 6. The pre-Week 6 rankings are after the team’s name. Rankings are from the AP Writers’ Poll/the Coaches Poll/ in that order. NR= Not Ranked)

1/1/1 Oklahoma A High Noon showdown/shootout with undefeated #5 Texas, indeed! I said, “With the way these two can score at will, defense will be the deciding factor.” The Longhorns managed to “hold” the Sooners to a mere 35 points and that was enough as Texas came away with a 45-35 victory.

2/4/2 Alabama was idle.

3/2/3 Missouri The 5-0 Tigers squared off against the 5-0 #17 Oklahoma State Cowboys Saturday night and the Cowboys came away with the upset win at 28-23. By far, the biggest upset of the weekend.

4/3/4 LSU The 4-0 Tigers got swamped by the #11 Florida Gators 51-21 to fall from the undefeated ranks.

5/5/5 Texas The Longhorns improved their record to 6-0 while dealing the Oklahoma Sooners their first defeat, 45-35.

6/6/6 Penn State The Nittany Lions are now 7-0 after skinning the Wisconsin Badgers 48-7.

7/7/9 Texas Tech The Red Raiders needed to go into overtime to defeat the Nebraska Cornhuskers 37-31. The Raiders are now 6-0.

8/9/8 Southern California USC pitched a shutout against the Arizona State Sun Devils 28-0.

9/8/7 Brigham Young The BYU Cougars beat New Mexico 21-3 and are now 6-0 for the season.

10/10/11 Georgia The Bulldogs beat the Tennessee Volunteers by a score of 26-14.

11/12/12 Florida The Gators drubbed the #4 LSU Tigers 51-21 in the Swamp on Saturday night.

12/11/10 Ohio State The Buckeyes defeated the Purdue Boilermakers 16-3 and are now 6-1.

13/14/14 Vanderbilt The Commodores carried their 5-0 record on the road to Mississippi State and came away with a 5-1 record as Mississippi State got the upset, 17-14.

14/13/13 Utah The Utah Utes are now 7-0 as they beat Wyoming like a drum, 40-7.

15/16/16 Boise State The Broncos improved to 5-0 by manhandling Southern Miss 24-7.

16/15/15 Kansas The Jayhawks beat Colorado 30-14 to improve to 5-1.

17/17/18 Oklahoma State I said, “The Cowboys are 5-0 but that and a buck-fifty will get you a cup of coffee in the Big 12. This week’s challenge will be #3 Missouri. GULP! Looks like the range will be fenced in by the Sooners. It’s tough to win them all.” OOPS! The Cowboys like the open range and are now 6-0 with a 28-23 victory over the Missouri Tigers.

18/18/17 Virginia Tech The 5-1 Hokies were idle this week.

19/20/19 South Florida The 5-1 Bulls were also idle this week.

20/23/20 Auburn Another one I got wrong as the Arkansas Razorbacks took it to the Auburn Tigers 25-22.

21/21/23 Wake Forest The Demon Deacons hosted the unranked Clemson Tigers on Thursday night and managed to avoid the Thursday Night jinx with a 12-7 victory.

22/NR/21 North Carolina The Tar Heels knocked off Notre Dame 29-24 when the defense came out to pressure Clausen in the second half.

23/19/24 Michigan State The Spartans have now won 6 in a row after dropping Northwestern from the realm of the undefeated, 37-20.

24/NR/22 Pittsburgh The Panthers had the week off to prepare for the rush attack of Navy.

25/NR/NR Ball State The Cardinals are now 7-0 after beating the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 24-7.

NR/22/25 Northwestern The Wildcats got tamed by #23 Michigan State 37-20.

NR/24/NR Wisconsin After starting 3-0, the Badgers lost to Michigan and Ohio State. This week they hosted Penn State and got schooled, 48-7.

NR/25/NR California The 4-1 Golden Bears were idle this.

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