Following another less than stellar offensive performance last week against Rutgers, the Spartans dropped to #7 in the AP Poll. This week though, a huge game on the road at Michigan where the Spartans were able to pull out the victory in a most extraordinary fashion as the clock expired. Despite being down by two points with just :10 seconds remaining, the Spartans found a way to win by returning a muffed/fumbled snap on a punt thirty-eight yards for the winning score! Woohoo! As of this weekend, only twelve of the top-25 teams remain unbeaten. Ohio State was able to maintain their rank atop the top twenty-five and the Big Ten still has five teams represented (Ohio State [#1], Michigan State [#7], Michigan [#12], Iowa [#17]), and Northwestern [#20], but this may change following losses by both Michigan and Northwestern yesterday.
Next up for the Spartans: a home game against the Indiana Hoosiers. Go Green!
The upsets this week included:
Texas A&M (#9) losing to Alabama (#10).
Ole Miss (#13) losing to unranked Memphis.
Boise State (#21) losing to unranked Utah State.
The close calls this week (games that were won by a touchdown or less) included:
LSU (#6) defeating Florida (#8) by seven (7) points.
Michigan State (#7) defeating Michigan (#12) by four (4) points.
Top-25 match-ups won by the higher-ranked team included:
Florida (#8) losing to LSU (#6) by seven (7) points.
Michigan (#12) losing to Michigan State (#7) by four (4) points on a scoop and score in the closing seconds.
UCLA (#18) losing to Stanford (#15).
Northwestern (#20) losing to Iowa (#17).