College Football 2015, Week Four!

127This week the Spartans hosted the Chippewas of Central Michigan.  Michigan State was able to survive a sluggish start (by scoring two touchdowns in the fourth quarter) to defeat the Chippewas, but they lost another key defensive player (Jack Conklin) to an injury.   There were a couple of top-twenty-five upsets this weekend and 3 more teams in the top twenty-five were given their first losses of the season as the march to the playoff continues. 19 of the top-25 teams remain unbeaten.  In last week’s AP poll the Big Ten Conference had four (4) teams listed in the top twenty-five: Ohio State (#1), Michigan State (#2), Northwestern (#17), and Wisconsin (#22); this week there are five: Ohio State (#1), Michigan State (#2), Northwestern (#16), Wisconsin (#19), and Michigan (#22).

Next up for the Spartans: the Boilermakers of Purdue University.  Go Green!

The upsets this week included:
Oregon (#13) losing to Utah (#18).
Georgia Tech (#20) losing to unranked Duke.
BYU (#22) losing to unranked Michigan.
Missouri (#25) losing to unranked Kentucky.

The close calls this week (games that were won by a touchdown or less) included:
TCU (#3) defeating unranked Texas Tech by only three (3) points.
Mississippi (#3) defeating unranked Vanderbilt by four (4) points.
Texas A&M (#14) defeating unranked Arkansas by seven (7) points in overtime.
Northwestern (#17) defeating unranked Ball State by five (5) points.
Oklahoma State (#24) defeating unranked Texas by only three (3) points.

Top-25 match-ups won by the higher-ranked team included:
UCLA (#9) defeating Arizona (#16).

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