This week’s college top games got off to an early start with the number 3 Oregon Ducks meeting (5) Stanford on Thursday night.
Since we are going to highlight that affair, why not just take a look at how numbers 1 through 5 fared, minus (4) Ohio State who took the week off.
I apologize in advance for perhaps wasting your time documenting the Seminoles dismantling of the lowly Demon Deacons, but it does illustrate how good this team
from Tallahassee can be.
Florida State 59, Wake Forest 3
62-7, 54-6, 59-3 = 175-16. Those are the combined scores in 3 of Florida States wins against unranked opponents.
63-0, 51-14, 41-14 = 155-28. Those are the combined scores of 3 Seminole victories versus ranked foes.
And I didn’t even include the 41-13 season opening triumph against Pittsburgh who beat Notre Dame Saturday night. Do you see a trend here?
While the QB wearing jersey number 5, freshman Jameis Winston did nothing to hurt his chances as a Heisman hopeful,
the Florida State defense did more than its part contributing to this “W”.
Six interceptions, one returned for a TD and another TD on a fumble recovery that occurred on the next play from
scrimmage, sealed the deal early in the second quarter for Florida State.
There was also a 97 yard kickoff return by Levonte Whitfield (#7) just to be sure special teams didn’t feel left out.
The win all but insures a trip to the ACC Championship game for the Seminoles and a likely matchup against Alabama
(Winston’s home state) for the national crown.
Alabama 38, LSU 17
This game essentially came down to one play. With the score tied at 17-17 early in the 3rd quarter, Nick Saban called for a fake punt with the ball at the Crimson tide 41 yard line. It changed the flow of the game and catapulted (1) Alabama to a 38-17 victory against (13) LSU.
A.J. McCarron remained in the Heisman picture too, with number 10 throwing 3 TD passes.
T.J. Yeldon (#4) ran for 133 yards and 2 touchdowns accounting for the rest of the TD total.
GAME OF THE WEEK
Stanford 26, Oregon 20
The weekend got off to a flying start with (3) Oregon meeting (5) Stanford in a nationally televised affair. This one even
gave the NFL’s Thursday Night matchup a run for its ratings.
The Cardinals 26-20 victory, found the weekend ending with Stanford at number 4 and the Oregon Ducks falling to 6 in the national rankings.
It also saw Stanford take a half game lead over Oregon in the Pac-12 North, while both teams now have an overall mark of
This game was the story of two quarterbacks, both wearing jersey number 8.
Kevin Hogan wore the red one and was methodical leading the home team Cardinals to a 23-0 advantage entering the
The other 8 was an emerald green against white worn by the Ducks Marcus Mariota who was virtually shut down by Stanford’s defense before a 4th quarter rally, in which he threw for 2 touchdowns, came up short.
Oregon ultimately ran out of time after failing to cover an onside kick which essentially ended the game as Stanford ran
out the clock.
The football season will be winding down in the coming weeks. You can always support your college team by wearing a football jersey or T-shirt.
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