Monday, October 25, 2010

College Football: Week 8 Results

Shakin’ and bakin’ continues in the Top 25 as several teams lost to those of a lower rank. (See #s 3, 20, and 22.) The number of undefeated has decreased as well. (Oklahoma, LSU, and Oklahoma State all lost their first of the year.)

[The three numbers for the rankings are from the AP Top 25, The Harris Coaches’ Poll, and An “NR” means that that particular poll did Not Rank the team.]

1/1/1 Oregon (7-0) The Ducks put on a show Thursday night against the UCLA Bruins (3-4). The final? 60-13. LaMichael James finished with 123 yards and two TDs on the ground for the Ducks despite spending part of the first quarter on the sideline with an apparent knee injury and then coming out early when Oregon got way ahead. Reserve Remene Alston ran for 75 yards on 8 carries for three scores.

2/2/2 Boise State (6-0) The Broncos will face the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (3-4) on Tuesday, the 26th.

3/3/4 Oklahoma (6-1) The Sooners left the realm of the undefeated when they played in Columbia, MO and the #18 Missouri Tigers (7-0). The Tigers took them down 36-27. Let’s see how much the BCS computers love Oklahoma now.

4/4/3 TCU (8-0) The Horned Frogs hopped all over the Air Force Falcons (5-3) 38-7.

5/5/5 Auburn (8-0) The Tigers downed the #6 LSU Tigers (7-1) 24-17 behind Cam Newton’s 28 runs for 217.

6/6/7 LSU (7-1) See above.

7/7/6 Alabama (7-1) The Tide struggled in the first half, but into then took out the Tennessee Volunteers (2-5) 41-10.

8/8/8 Michigan State (8-0) The Spartans had to come from behind and scored 21 points in the fourth quarter on the road to defeat the Northwestern Wildcats (5-2) 35-27.

9/9/9 Utah (7-0) The Utes remain undefeated as they routed the Colorado State Rams (2-6) 59-6.

10/11/10 Wisconsin (7-1) The Badgers eked out a win over the #13 Iowa Hawkeyes (5-2) 31-30.

11/10/11 Ohio State (7-1) The Buckeyes had no problem this week against the Purdue Boilermakers (4-3) as they rolled to a 49-0 victory.

12/14/13 Stanford (6-1) The Cardinal topped the Washington State Cougars (1-7) 38-28.

13/12/16 Iowa (5-2) The Hawkeyes lost a close one to the #10 Wisconsin Badgers (7-1) 31-30.

14/13/14 Nebraska (6-1) The Cornhuskers knocked the #17 Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-1) from the ranks of the unbeaten 51-41.

15/18/15 Arizona (6-1) The Wildcats had an easy time with the Washington Huskies (3-4) as they scored early and often on their way to a 44-14 victory.

16/17/18 Florida State (6-1) The Seminoles are idle this week.

17/15/12 Oklahoma State (6-1) The Cowboys fell to the #14 Nebraska Cornhuskers (6-1) 51-41.

18/16/17 Missouri (7-0) The Tigers knocked off the #3 Oklahoma Sooners (6-1) 36-27.

19/20/22 South Carolina (5-2) The Gamecocks improved their record at the expense of the Vanderbilt Commodores (3-5) with a 21-7 victory.

20/19/21 West Virginia (5-2) The Mountaineers found the Syracuse Orange (5-2) a bit unsqueezable and the ‘Cuse defense yielded but did not break after the first quarter and they got four FG from Ross Krautman. Syracuse came out on top: 19-14

21/21/20 Arkansas (5-2) The Razorbacks held on to defeat the Mississippi Rebels (3-4) 38-24.

22/22/19 Texas (4-3) The Longhorns got swept away by the Iowa State Cyclones (4-4) 28-21.

23/23/23 Virginia Tech (6-2) The Hoakies had no difficulty with the Duke Blue Devils (1-6) 44-7.

24/24/25 Mississippi State (6-2) The Bulldogs eked out a victory over the UAB Blazers (2-5) 29-24.

25/25/24 Miami (Fla.) (5-2) The Hurricanes blew over the North Carolina Tar Heels (4-3) 33-10.

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