College Football 2015, Week Eleven!

127Michigan State was home this week hosting the Terrapins of Maryland.  The Spartans offense was sluggish (especially after MSU QB Connor Cook left the game with an injury), but the defense forced several turnovers and the Spartans came away with the victory.  At the end of the games this week only five of the top-25 teams remain unbeaten (Clemson, Ohio State, Iowa, Oklahoma State, and Houston).  The Big Ten still has six (6) teams represented in the College Football Playoff standings (Ohio State [#3], Iowa [#5], Michigan State [#13], Michigan [#14], Northwestern [#18], and Wisconsin [#25].   And with all of the upsets this week, the standings should shake up a bit.

Next up for the Spartans: on the road to face the Buckeyes of Ohio State — huge game.  Go Green!

The upsets this week included:
Baylor (#6) losing to Oklahoma (#12).
Stanford (#7) losing to unranked Oregon by two (2) points.
LSU (#9) losing to unranked Arkansas.
Utah (#10) losing to unranked Arizona by seven (7) points in double overtime.
UCLA (#19) losing to unranked Washington State by four (4) points.
Memphis (#21) losing to Houston (#24) by one (1) point.
Temple (#22) losing to unranked South Florida.

The close calls this week (games that were won by a touchdown or less) included:
Iowa (#5) defeating unranked Minnesota by five (5) points.
Oklahoma State (#8) defeating unranked Iowa State by four (4) points.
Michigan (#14) defeating unranked Indiana by seven (7) points in double overtime.
TCU (#15) defeating unranked Kansas by only six (6) points.
Northwestern (#18) defeating unranked Purdue by seven (7) points.

Top-25 match-ups won by the higher-ranked team included:
Alabama (#2) defeating Mississippi State (#17).

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