Monday, October 10, 2011

College Football 2011, Week 6 results

Week 6 is over and the results are in. Only one ranked team lost to a lower/unranked team this week. As a result, there shouldn’t be many changes at the top of the polls when they come out prior to week 7. Only the margin in some of the games was surprising.
(Polls are the AP, Coaches’ and CBSSports. NR= Not Ranked)

1/2/6 LSU (6-0) The Tigers trounced the #17 Florida Gators (4-2) 41-11. LSU scored on its second play from scrimmage and went up 24-0 before Florida finally got on the board.

2/3/1 Alabama (6-0) The Crimson Tide shut out the Vanderbilt Commodores (3-2). Tide keeps rollin’ 34-0.

3/1/7 Oklahoma (5-0) The Sooners romped over the #11 Texas Longhorns (4-1) 55-17. Landry Jones completed 31 of 50 passes for 367 yards and 3 TDs for the Sooners but it the defense scored just as many points with an interception return (55 yards by Demontre Hurst) and two fumble returns (19 yards by David King and 56 yards by Jamell Fleming) as seven different Sooners scored TDs.

4/5/12 Wisconsin (5-0) The Badgers have the week off.

5/6/3 Boise State (5-0) The Broncos were on the road to play the Fresno State Bulldogs (2-4) on Friday night. Home, away, these are meaningless terms to the Broncos. Kellen Moore had a so-so evening as he was “just” 23 of 31 for 254 yards and 3 TDs. Geraldo Boldewijn, in his first game back from suspension caught two of those. Just what the Broncos need: another big play maker.

6/7/2 Oklahoma State (5-0) The Cowboys demolished the Kansas Jayhawks (2-3) 70-28. Cowboys scored 35 in the first and another 21 in the second quarter for a 56-7 half time lead helped along by 4 turnovers. Brandon Weeden threw for 288 yards and five touchdowns before being removed—in the second quarter. Back-up Clint Chelf completed 14 of 21 for 206 yards and two TDs.

7/4/8 Stanford (5-0) The Cardinal feasted on the Colorado Buffaloes (1-5). Max Bergen blocked a field goal and returned it 75 yards for the first Cardinal score and Andrew Luck completed 26 of 33 attempts for a season high 370 yards and three TDs.

8/8/9 Clemson (6-0) The Tigers rolled over the Boston College Eagles (1-5) 36-14. The Tigers are now 3-0 in the ACC. Tajh Boyd completed 16 of 26 attempts for 283 yards and a TD. He also ran for a TD from 14 yards out before a hard hit to his hop ended his day early. Clemson’s Chandler Catanzaro had five field goals or 38, 42, 18, 20 and 47 yards in addition to three extra points for a total of 18 points.

9/9/NR Oregon (4-1) The Ducks beat the California Bruins (3-2) badly on Thursday night. Trailing 15-14 at the half, the Ducks proceeded to shut out the Golden Bears in the second half while scoring 22 points in the third and another 7 in the fourth. Star running back LaMichael James suffered a dislocated elbow, however and that could prove costly.

10/12/NR Arkansas (5-1) The Razorbacks beat the #15 Auburn Tigers (4-2) 38-14. The Tigers lead 14-7 after one quarter but that was all the Razorbacks would allow.

11/10/5 Texas (4-1) The Longhorns got dominated 55-17 by the #3 Oklahoma Sooners (5-0). See above for details.

12/11/4 Michigan (6-0) The Wolverines came back in the second half to defeat the Northwestern Wildcats (2-3). With Denard Robinsons throwing three interceptions in the first half and the Wildcats ahead 24-14 at that point, you might be excused to think there was an upset in the making. But the Michigan defense shut down the Wildcats and the offense scored 28 unanswered points in the second half. Robinson finished with 14 completions (to his teammates) on 23 attempts for 290 yards and 2 TDs. He also ran for two.

13/13/10 Georgia Tech (6-0) The Yellow Jackets jumped out to a 21-3 lead at the end of three quarters and then had to hold off the surging Maryland Terps (2-3) to earn a 21-16 victory.

14/15/17 Nebraska (5-1) The Cornhuskers host the Buckeyes of Ohio State (3-3). Trailing 27-6 in the third quarter, Nebraska was in danger of losing its second Big 10 game on national TV. That’s when they steeled themselves. The defense shut down the Buckeyes and the offense finally got untracked as the ‘Huskers scored 28 unanswered points on their way to a 34-27 victory.

15/23/16 Auburn (4-2) The Tigers fell to the #10Arkansas Razorbacks (5-1) 38-14.

16/19/25 West Virginia (5-1) The Mountaineers scored 23 points in the third quarter on their way to routing the Connecticut Huskies (2-4) 43-16. The Mountaineers held a slim one-point lead at the half, 10-9 but that swiftly ended when WVA scored 23 points in a 7: 35 span in the third. Geno Smith threw for 450 yards and four touchdowns. Paul Millard replaced Smith in the fourth quarter and promptly threw an interception that the Huskies’ Ty-Meer Brown returned 48 yards for a score. It was the only TD UConn scored.

17/18/21 Florida (4-2) The Gators got ripped by the #1 LSU Tigers (6-0) 41-11.

18/14/14 South Carolina (5-1) The Gamecocks routed the Kentucky Wildcats (2-4) Saturday. Craig McIntosh kicked a 28 yard field goal in the first period to give Kentucky a 3-0 lead over the Gamecocks. Those would be the only points scored by Kentucky, however, as South Carolina had 639 yards in net offense and scored 51 unanswered points to win 51-3. USC will try a new QB this week. He should have an easy time against Kentucky. Conner Shaw got the start over a somewhat erratic fifth-year senior Stephen Garcia. Shaw tossed four touchdowns, going 26 of 39 for 311 yards.

19/16/11 Illinois (6-0) The Fighting Illini beat the Indiana Hoosiers (1-5) 41-20 in a game rife with big plays. Indiana’s true freshman Shane Wynn returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for a TD. Nathan Scheelhaase hooked up with A.J. Jenkins on TD passes of 77 yards and 67 yards and Tavon Wilson returned a fumble 66 yards for the Illini.

20/21/15 Kansas State (5-0) The Wildcats remain undefeated with a win over the Missouri Tigers (2-3) 24-17.

21/17/24 Virginia Tech (5-1) The Hokies eked out a victory over the Hurricane of Miami (Fla.) (2-3) 38-35. Miami scored three times in the fourth quarter and even took the lead 35-31. Logan Thomas would have none of it, however. Having already scored one TD on the ground and thrown for three more, Thomas would lead the Hokies on a final drive that would culminate in his 19 yard TD run putting VT up at the end.

22/24/NR Arizona State (5-1) The Sun Devils beat the Utah Utes (2-3) 35-14. It was close until the turnovers finally caught up to the Utes. (Utah committed five of them for the second consecutive week.)

23/22/NR Florida State (2-3) The Seminoles suffered the only real upset of the week as they lost to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-1) 35-30. Wake Forest is now 3-0 in the ACC.

24/25/NR Texas A&M (3-2) The Aggies held on in the fourth quarter to defeat the Texas Tech Red Raiders (4-1) 45-40.

25/NR/NR Baylor (4-1) The Bears beat the Iowa State Cyclones (3-2) 49-26 despite trailing 7-0 after the first quarter. Terrance Ganaway rushed 23 times gaining 200 yards and three TDs for the Bears.

NR/NR/13 Houston (6-0) the Cougars trounced the East Carolina Pirates (1-4) 56-3. Case Keenum completed 30 of 37 attempts for 304 yards and three TDs. With 15,895 yards he is now second on the all time list for passing yards. And his 124 TD tosses are third. Man is slipping though. His incompletes this year now outnumber his TD passes.

NR/NR/18 Notre Dame (3-3) The Fighting Irish beat up the Falcons of Air Force (3-2) 59-33. Tommy Rees completed 23 of 32 for 261 yards and four TDs to four different receivers. All together 7 different Irish found the end zone. The Falcons had 565 yards in net offense to ND’s 560.

NR/NR/19 North Carolina (5-1) The Tarheels edged the Louisville Cardinals (2-3) 14-7. Nothing terrible exciting about his one.

NR/NR/22 South Florida (4-1) The Bulls have the week off.

NR/NR/23 Washington (4-1) The Huskies have the weekend off.

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