It was a fantastic, brilliant 10 weeks for the No. 2-positioned Texas Tech Red Raiders, complete with an undefeated 10-0 record and tremendous triumphs over Nebraska, Texas A&M, Texas and Oklahoma State. They looked brilliant, relentless and set out toward the BCS National Championship Game.
Then, at that point something interesting happened when they went on an outing to No. 5-positioned Oklahoma, which had lost to Texas 5 weeks prior. Possibly somebody had neglected to tell the Red Raiders, or they had neglected to tune in, that Oklahoma drove the country with 23 sequential home triumphs.
Nobody needed to remind the Sooners, they recalled fine and dandy, clubbing the Red Raiders close by the head with a 2×4 in a staggering 65-21 drubbing. Sooner Quarterback Sam Bradford tossed for 300+ yards and 4 scores, and DeMarco Murray and Chris Brown ran for 5 additional scores.
The two groups came in with hazardous offenses. การพนันบอล pantip Both were 2 of the 3 top groups in the nation in passing offense and scoring offense, averaging a consolidated 788 yards and 98 focuses a game. Genuinely, the two groups were equivalent in surging safeguard and scoring protection. Both were equivalent in passing guard and both of their passing safeguard details were poor.
What ought to have been an energizing, incredible scoring game turned into an extraordinary game for Oklahoma. Texas Tech wound up sucking lake water in Louisiana.
Three other positioned groups lost to other positioned rivals. No. 16 Brigham Young lost headed for No. 8 Utah, 48-24. No. 17 Michigan State lost headed for No. 7 Penn State, 49-18. No. 20 Pittsburgh lost headed for No. 19 Cincinnati, 28-21.
Four other positioned groups lost to unranked adversaries, never a smart thought assuming you need to acquire favor with individuals associated with the public week after week rankings. These sort of misfortunes can cost groups a huge number of dollars in lost bowl income by being passed by the forces to be at bowls with richer payouts.
The failures incorporated the No. 18 LSU Tigers who lost on their home turf to Mississippi, 31-13. The No. 22 Maryland Terrapins who got slapped around at home by Florida State, 37-3 (I know, little, consumable turtles. No telling how long some Maryland homer spent concocting this epithet for a football crew, yet I speculate it must be hours in the wake of depleting each sensible name). The No. 23 Miami (FL) Hurricanes who lost at home to Georgia Tech, 41-23. The No. 25 North Carolina Tar Heels who got slapped around at home by the chief adversary North Carolina State Wolfpack, 41-10.
So 8 of 18 AP Top 25 Poll groups lost for this present week (44%), and 4 of the 8 lost to unranked groups. On the more splendid side, 10 of the 18 highest level groups (56%) won and kept on walking forward, 6 of them furiously. The 5 fanny kickers other than Oklahoma included:
No. 3 Florida (10-1) which pounded 1-AA The Citadel 70-19, scoring on its initial 7 belongings, piling up 512 yards of offense in the primary half alone, and turning into the main Southeast Conference (SEC) group to score something like 42 focuses in 6 sequential games. I like Florida yet it is so inappropriate to play 1-AA groups, even right off the bat in the season substantially less late.
No. 7 Penn State at home over No. 17 Michigan State 49-18. The Nittany Lions showed that the Spartans (however 9-3) are truly not prepared to play and beat extraordinary groups at this point. Penn State’s Daryll Clark tossed for a vocation high 341 yards and 4 scores and the Nittany Lion safeguard held Spartan Javon Ringer to a season-low 42 yards (that is not Ringer, that is a clumsy Michigan State hostile line being constrained by Penn State).
No. 8 Utah at home over No. 16 Brigham Young 48-24. This success was gigantic for the Utes, who have an unbeaten 12-0 season, a Mountain West Conference title, a date in the BCS Bowl Series, and a triumph throughout BYU without precedent for a very long time.
No. 10 Ohio State at home over most outstanding adversary Michigan 42-7. The Buckeyes completely embarrassed a now useless Wolverine group drove by first-year mentor Rich Rodriquez, giving Michigan its most noticeably terrible misfortune to Ohio State in 40 years. Michigan is 3-9 on the year and a ruins of what was once a glad, fruitful program. Rodriguez, who fabricated huge accomplishment at West Virginia, has a ton of work to do.
No. 15 Texas Christian (TCU) at home over Air Force 44-10. Andy Dalton tossed 2 TD passes and ran for 2 additional scores as the Horned Frogs (what a name for a group) piled up 10-win season. The 4 different champs were:
No. 9 Boise State out and about at Nevada 41-34. The Broncos were fortunate to escape this game unbeaten as Nevada won the subsequent half, 31-17. At the point when you surrender 34 focuses to a 6-5 group, you are not close to the same as your record says.
No. 14 Ball State out and about at Central Michigan 31-24. Focal Michigan came into this game at 8-2 and the Cardinals required a fourth quarter score to win this one.
No. 19 Cincinnati at home over Pittsburgh 28-21, denoting its first success over the Panthers in quite a while. Regardless of a wrecked arm, Tony Pike tossed for 3 score passes, and you thought Pittsburgh was extreme.
No. 21 Oregon State out and about over Arizona, 19-17, on a last play 24-yard field objective by sophomore kicker Justin Kahut. It was sweet reclamation for Kahut, who missed an additional point endeavor that would have tied the game late in the fourth quarter.
Should the Oregon State Beavers beat their main adversary the Oregon Ducks-in their last game, they would meet all requirements for the Rose Bowl interestingly since 1965. That is on the grounds that the Beavers figured out how to agitate visiting Southern California prior in the season.