Michigan State was on the road this week traveling to Columbus to face the Buckeyes of Ohio State and they played without their star quarterback, Connor Cook (major bummer). The Spartans played their best defensive game of the season and came away with the victory by kicking the winning field goal as time expired! Woohoo! What a game. Only two of the top-25 teams remain unbeaten (Clemson and Iowa). The Big Ten Conference currently has six team in the College Football Playoff poll (three in the top-10): Ohio State (#3), Iowa (#5), Michigan State (#9), Michigan (#12), Northwestern (#20), and Wisconsin (#25), though these rankings will most probably change tomorrow.
Next up for the Spartans: their final home game of the Big Ten Conference season hosting the Nittany Lions of Penn State. Go Green!
The upsets this week included:
Ohio State (#3) losing to Michigan State (#9) by three (3) points as time expired.
Oklahoma State (#6) losing to Baylor (#10).
Utah (#13) losing to unranked UCLA.
LSU (#15) losing to Ole Miss (#22).
Houston (#19) losing to unranked Connecticut by three (3) points.
Memphis (#21) losing to unranked Temple.
The close calls this week (games that were won by a touchdown or less) included:
Notre Dame (#4) defeating unranked Boston College by only three (3) points.
Florida (#8) defeating unranked Florida Atlantic by six (6) points in overtime.
North Carolina (#12) defeating unranked Virginia Tech by three (3) points in overtime.
Top-25 match-ups won by the higher-ranked team included:
Oklahoma (#7) defeating TCU (#18) by only one (1) point.
Oregon (#23) defeating USC (#24).
Northwestern (#20) defeating Wisconsin (#25) by six (6) points.