Saturday, November 5, 2011

Game of the Century? Yes, LSU knocks off Bama, 9-6 OT

In a classic gridiron duel, #1 LSU at #2 Bama was the greatest game of the 21st century. The game was a brawl between the two best defenses in the nation, but LSU created more mistakes and Bama committed more mistakes, leaving the Tigers at #1 in the nation. Bama went 2-6 on Field Goals, missing a crucial attempt in OT. LSU capitalized nd kicked their own Field Goal to leave Tuscaloosa with a huge win. Though the game wasn't an offensive showdown, the defenses definitely showed up. LSU will look to remain #1 as they're in control for another National Championship berth in New Orleans.

#3 Oklahoma State Cowboys avoid upset to #17 KSU, 52-45

With a #3 rank and a 1 and 2 match-up on the same day, Oklahoma State looked to take the 2 spot with a win against a declining and over-rated Kansa State team coming into Stillwater. But the truth is, it's college football. KSU is not over-rated and they gave OSU everything they could handle. The Pokes jumped out to an early 14 point advantage but the Wildcats leaped out to take a 10 point lead. Brandon Weeden and his Cowboys eventually regained a 10 point lead. Collin Klein led K-State to within the 3 of OSU with a couple of seconds left, but the Cats came up short of forcing OT. Oklahoma State will jump to #2 and remain as the Big 12's only undefeated team.

Top 10 match-up? No problem for the Hogs

The Gamecocks of South Carolina controlled their own destiny in the SEC East, until they set foot in Fayatteville. Bobby Petrino's #8 Razorbacks romped the #10 Gamecocks by a score of 44-28 as Georgia takes control of the SEC East. The game looked to be an offensive showdown, but Spurrier's offense was outplayed by Arkansas'. The Hogs probably won't make the Sugar Bowl like last year, but it sure feels good to deny another team that opportunity.

Iowa upsets #16 Michigan, 24-16

If you have Denard Robinson at QB, 4 tries from inside the 10 should be a forgone conclusion: a Touchdown. However, the Hawkeyes mustered up on 4 straight plays to send Michigan home with a loss. The Wolverines should have been wary of Kinnick Stadium since Iowa had their ways with them for the past few years, but this upset was avoidable. Michigan continues to show their weaknesses so they better improve if they want to make a good bowl since they have 2 losses in the Big 10.

Stanford routs Oregon State 38-13, avoid the "Giant Killers"

If you're a ranked team traveling to Reser Stadium, you need to be aware of the cold, rain, weather, and the lingering possibility of an upset. The Beavs are known as the "Giant Killers" because they knock off top-ranked PAC 10 teams, but Andrew Luck made sure the Beavers would become Stanford's 17th straight victim. After playing Stanford close for the first half, Oregon State fell behind and Stanford improved to 9-0. Stanford and Andrew Luck better prepare for the game of the year in the PAC 12 as they take on LaMichael James and Oregon next week in Palo Alto.

Wildcats stood up by Utah at Homecoming, 34-21

The Cats looked to have a fresh start after a loss to the Huskies, but the Utes of Utah had other things in mind. Utah eliminated Arizona from bowl contention with an embarrassing 34-21 romp on homecoming. The Cats got off on the wrong note after they tried a fake FG on their first drive. The Utes would then block two punts, giving them good field positions which resulted in scores. The Cats could never catch up as they fell into a 17-7 halftime deficit and eventually a 13 point loss. Now that the Kraft Fight the Hunger Bowl is out of the picture, the Cats must set their sights on one objective: beating the Sun Devils.