This weekend's slate of NCAA top ten football games gave us two games of ranked opponents and one upset. Let's take a look an what went down yesterday for the Week 5's Top 10 teams:
10. South Carolina Gamecocks(4-1): South Carolina had a chance to win their game against Auburn. With 8 seconds left, QB Steven Garcia dropped back on 4th down, scrambled for a few steps and hit an open receiver who hesitated then dove across the first down marker. On the replay it appeared that the receiver was down across the first down marker with 0:01 seconds left. However the referees did not review the play and the game was over. Auburn upset the Gamecocks in an SEC battle 16-13.
9. Oregon Ducks(3-1): Oregon had a bye week this week. They take on Cal this Thursday at 9pm in a PAC12 conference game.
8. Nebraska Cornhuskers(4-1): The blackshirts went into Camp Randall Stadium in primetime for their first ever B1G game. Talk about a welcoming. On the road in one of the more intimidating venues in the country. Nebraska kept up with Wisconsin for the first quarter and a half, but the Badgers soon buckled down and game the Huskers a true B1G welcoming.
7. Wisconsin Badgers(5-0): Wisconsin had their first test of the 2011 season when they welcomed #8 Nebraska into Camp Randall last night. And Wisconsin showed up and showed the country why they should be in the top 5. Wisconsin at times looked unbeatable beating Nebraska 48-17. QB Russell Wilson had 255 yds and 2TDs and RB Montee Ball added 151 yards and 4 TDs. Wisky's defense also dominated the high powered Husker offense and kept them to 17 points. This statement win made Wisonsin the clear cut favorite to win the B1G.
6. Stanford Cardinal(5-0): Andrew Luck and Stanford dominated from the outset last night in their game vs in conference and in state foe UCLA. Stanford has a high powered offense coupled with a stifling defense and most likely will only be challenged two more times this entire regular season: at USC on Oct 29th and home against Oregon two weeks later. Yes it's early, but watch out for the Cardinal to make a very strong push for a spot in the National Championship.
5. Oklahoma State Cowboys(4-0): The Cowboys had a bye week after a big comeback win in week four at Texas A&M. They face Kansas in week 6 continuing their Big XII conference schedule before a big game vs Texas.
4. Boise State Broncos(4-0): Boise State got revenge against the team that basically eliminated from National Championship consideration in the 2010 season. The Broncos beat Nevada 30-10 last night and did not allow Nevada to get on the scoreboard until the 4th quarter. QB Kellen Moore had a rough night compared to what we are used to seeing him do. Moore had only 142 yards passing, for 2 TDs and 2 INTs. He will need to get back into good form to keep up his hopes of a possible Heisman and National Championship consideration.
3. Alabama Crimson Tide(5-0): Alabama went into the Swamp to face #12 Florida in a SEC East rivalry game. Alabama quickly took control of the game and never looked back. Florida opened the game with a 60 yard TD pass on the first play from scrimmage, and that was just about all their offense would muster against a stout Bama defense. RB Trent Richardson had 181 yards rushing and 2 TDs, while the Alabama defense held a very good Florida team to 222 yards of total offense
2. Oklahoma Sooners(5-0): Oklahoma had a relatively easy week at home against Ball State. The Sooners put up 62 points and only allowed 6. QB Landry Jones had 425 yards passing and 5 TDs. Oklahoma gets to really make a statement this weekend playing Texas in Dallas at the Texas State Fair.
1. LSU Tigers(5-0): LSU had an easy time vs Kentucky winning 35-7. The Tiger's defense played outstanding and CB Tyrann Matheiu had a forced fumble and return for TD on the same play. LSU's Defense will carry the Tigers into late in the season. Their defense allowed less than 200 yards to Kentucky. Next week LSU hosts Florida to remain the top team in the country.
Quote of the Day:
"You don't get to the moon by climbing a tree."