Sunday, November 09, 2014

College Football: Week 11 Results

Well, another big weekend is over and with #3 Auburn losing and a couple of other upsets further down the line along with some less than impressive showings by higher ranked teams, we’re bound to see plenty of movement in the rankings when they come out later this week.

I’ve added the Selection Committee’s rankings to this week’s list and given them the “important” position on the left since their Top Four will eventually be playing for the National Championship.

Ranks on the left are those of the Selection Committee/AP/Coaches Top 25/CBSSPORTS.COM 128 Polls as reported by NR = Not Ranked.

1/1/1/1 Mississippi State (9-0) The Bulldogs beat an FCS school UT Martin Skyhawks (5-6) 45-16. Dak Perescott threw for 206 yards and two TDs and rushed for a third.

2/2/2/2 Florida State (9-0) The Seminoles overcame some early difficulties with the Virginia Cavaliers (4-6) to come away with a 34-20 victory. Neither team was sharp early on with Florida State’s Jameis Winston throwing two interceptions in the first half and the Cavaliers had three turnovers of their own. Each turnover (all five of them!) eventually resulted in touchdowns. Winston would end the day with one passing TD and one rushing score while Karlos Williams had two rushing TDs for the Seminoles. Greyson Lambert threw for 220 yards and three TDs for the Cavaliers.

3/3/3/4 Auburn (7-3) The Tigers got upset by the Aggies of Texas A&M (7-3) 41-38. Freshman Quarterback Kyle Allen threw for 277 yards and four TDs (all in the first half) for the Aggies who also returned a blocked field goal for a TD (65-yards by Deshazor Everett). Cameron-Artis Payne rushed 30 times for 221 yards and two TDs for the Tigers. Nick Marshall ran for 67 yards and two scores and threw for 219 yards and a score for the Tigers who lost the ball inside the five yard line going in late in the fourth quarter…twice.

4/5/5/3 Oregon (9-1) The Ducks started slowly but then turned on the juice to defeat the #17 Utah Utes (6-3) 51-27. Marcus Mariota threw for 239 yards and three TDs and ran for 114 yards and a fourth score. Joe Walker returned a fumble 100 yards for a TD.

5/4/4/5 Alabama (8-1) The Tide escaped from Baton Rouge and the #16 LSU Tigers (7-3) 20-13…in overtime. This had “Upset!” written all over it.  LSU took a 13-10 lead with 50 seconds left. But the ensuing kickoff went out of bounds giving Alabama the ball on the 35 yard line. ‘Bama marched down the field giving Adam Griffith a chance at a 27-yard field goal as time ran out to tie it. He made it. Then DeAndrew White scored on a 6-yard pass from Blake Sims to put the Tide ahead 20-13 in overtime, and the defense stopped LSU on a four and out to win for the Tide.

6/6/7/6 TCU (8-1) The Horned Frogs beat the #7 Kansas State Wildcats (7-2) 41-20. Trevon Boykin threw one TD pass and ran for 123 yards and three scores. Aaron Green ran for 171 yards giving the Horned Frogs two hundred yard rushers for the second time this year. Jake Waters threw for 291 yards and two TDs for the Wildcats who looked out of sorts all game

7/9/9/8 Kansas State (7-2) The Wildcats fell to the #6 TCU Horned Frogs (8-1) 41-20. More above.

8/7/6/7 Michigan State (7-2) The Spartans fell to the #14 Ohio State Buckeyes (8-1). Connor Cool threw for 358 yards and two TDs and Jeremy Langford rushed for 137 yards and three TDs for the Spartans. But J.T. Barrett threw for 300 yards and three TDS and ran for 86 yards and two TDs while teammate Ezekiel Elliot ran for 154 yards and two scores for the Buckeyes

9/11/12/13 Arizona State (8-1) The Sun Devils toyed with the #10 Fighting Irish of Notre Dame (7-2) 55-31. The Sun Devils jumped out to a 34-3 lead in the second quarter thanks to Notre Dame turnovers (Damarious Randall returned an interception 59 yards for one touchdown). Then ND ran off 28 unanswered points thanks to two Cam McDaniel TD runs and two Everett Golson TD passes. Finally Arizona State put an exclamation point—or 21 of them—on the board in a burst that included a 58-yard interception return by Lloyd Carrington.

10/8/8/9 Notre Dame (7-2) The Fighting Irish fell to the #9 Arizona State Sun Devils (8-1) 55-31. Golson and the Irish turned the ball over five (5!) times with two interceptions returned for TDs by the Sun Devils. More above

11/12/13/10 Ole Miss (8-2) The Rebels routed the FCS Presbyterian Blue Hose (5-5) 48-0. Mark Dodson rushed for 128 yards and two TDs on just three carries. His scores came on runs of 65 and 62 yards. Bo Wallace, in a short day, completed 11 of 15 attempts for 140 yards and two TDs to Vince Sanders on plays of 66 and 25 yards.

12/10/10/11 Baylor (8-1) Once past the first quarter, the Bears little trouble toppling the #15 Oklahoma Sooners (6-3) 48-14. The Bears trailed 14-3 after 15 minutes due to two TD passes by Trevor Knight, but the Baylor defense stepped up and shut the Sooners down while the offense exploded. Corey Coleman ran for one TD and rushed for one. He finished the day with 15 catches for 224 yards. Devin Chafin ran for two scores and Shock Linwood also ran for two.

13/15/14/14 Nebraska (8-1) The Cornhuskers were idle this week.

14/13/11/12 Ohio State (8-1) The Buckeyes beat the #8 Michigan State Spartans (7-2) 49-37. More above.

15/16/16/15 Oklahoma (6-3) The Sooners fell to the #12 Baylor Bears (8-1) 48-14. See above for more.

16/14/15/17 LSU (7-3) The Tigers lost in overtime to the #5 Crimson Tide of Alabama (8-1) 20-13. See above for more.

17/20/22/23 Utah (6-3) The Utes fell to the #4 Oregon Ducks (9-1) 51-27. See above for more.

18/18/18/20 UCLA (8-2) The Bruins defeated the Washington Huskies (6-4) 44-30. Brett Hundley threw for two TDs and ran for two more to lead the Bruins onslaught. Josh Ross had a 100-yard kick return for a score for the Huskies to spark some hope of a comeback but that proved too little too late.

19/21/21/NR Arizona (7-2) The Wildcats beat Colorado Buffaloes (2-8) 38-20. Colorado played the Wildcats tough in the first half trailing just 21-17 at the break but four turnovers and no take-aways hurt. Anu Solomon threw four TDs and Tra’Mayne Bondurant returned a fumble 22 yards for a TD to lead Arizona to victory.

20/17/17/16 Georgia (7-2) The Bulldogs routed the Kentucky Wildcats (5-5) 63-31. Isaiah McKenzie ran the opening kickoff back 90 yards for a TD and later ran a punt back 59 yards for another score. Hutson Mason threw four TD passes and Nick Chubb ran for 170 yards and a TD for the Bulldogs who dominated the Wildcats…except for the second quarter when Kentucky posted 24 points.

21/19/19/21 Clemson (7-2) The Tigers started slowly against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (2-7) who managed to stay even at 17 at halftime Thursday night. Clemson came on strongly in the second half, however, to come away with a 34-20 win. Cole Stoudt threw for 282 yards and three TDs—two to Artavis Scott who had 8 catches for 122 yards.

22/22/20/19 Duke (8-1) The Blue Devils beat the Syracuse Orange (3-7) 27-10.  Jamison Crowder had a 52-yard punt return for a Duke score.

23/24/25/NR West Virginia (6-4) The Mountaineers got upset by the Texas Longhorns (5-5) 33-16. Johnathon Gray rushed for 101 yards and three TDs for the Longhorns. Kevin White had 16 catches for 132 yards for the Mountaineers but never found the endzone.

24/NR/NR/NR Georgia Tech (8-2) The Yellow Jackets beat up on the North Carolina State Wolfpack (5-5) 56-23. Georgia Tech got a score on a 38-yard interception return by D.J. White and a 43-yard fumble return by Quayshawn Nealy. Synjyn Days had 157 yards and one TD rushing on 19 carries.

25/25/24/24 Wisconsin (7-2) The Badgers had little trouble defeating the Purdue Boilermakers (3-7) 34-16. Melvin Gordon rushed for 205 yards and a TD and had 44 yards and a TD receiving. Joel Stave threw for two TDs for the Badgers. The Badgers’ defense limited Purdue to just 26 rushing yards. Paul Griggs connected on field goals of 40, 53 and 52 yards for the Boilermakers becoming the first kicker in school history to have two field goals of more than 50 yards.

NR/23/22/18 Marshall (9-0) The Thundering Herd rolled over the Golden Eagles of Southern Miss (3-7) 63-17. The Herd spotted the Golden Eagles 14 points on two short runs by Ito Smith and trailed 14-7 after the first quarter. Then the Herd kicked it into gear behind the running of Remi Watson (four TDs), Steward Butler (5 carries for 118 yards and two TDs), and Rakeem Cato (9 carries for 92 yards and a TD). Cato also threw for 186 yards and two TDs.

NR/NR/NR/25 Colorado State (9-1) The Rams rolled over the Rainbow Warriors of Hawaii (2-8) 49-22. Garrett Grayson threw for 278 yards and four TDs. Dee Hart had 115 yards rushing and one TD and Treyous Jarrells rushed for a pair of TDs for the Rams who amassed 580 yards net offense.

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