Archive for October 13th, 2013

College Football 2013, Week Seven!

October 13, 2013

127My apologies for the recent drought regarding the college football season weekly recaps — I’ve been on vacation and traveling and have not had internet access as regularly as I would have hoped (to be able to check all of the scores).  But, regardless, the Michigan State Spartans (5-1) continue to find ways to win and had an impressive offensive output today in their victory over the Hoosiers of Indiana.  The Spartans remain unbeaten in the Big Ten (tied with Nebraska for the lead of the Legends Division) and will host the Boilermakers of Purdue next week. Go Green! The Big Ten currently has three teams  ranked among the top-25: Ohio State (#4), Michigan (#18), and Northwestern (#19) [but both Michigan and Northwestern lost this week].

The upsets this week included:
Stanford (#5) losing to unranked Utah.
Georgia (#7) losing to Missouri (#25).
Oklahoma (#12) losing to unranked Texas.
Michigan (#18) losing to unranked Penn State in quadruple overtime.
Northwestern (#19) losing to unranked Wisconsin.

The close calls this week (games that were won by a touchdown or less) included:
Texas A&M (#9) defeating Mississippi by only three points.
Texas Tech (#20) defeating Iowa State by only seven points.
Northern Illinois (#23)  defeating unranked Akron by only seven points.

Top-25 matchups won by the higher-ranked team included:
Oregon (#2) defeating Washington (#16).
LSU (#10) defeating Florida (#17).