Here we are in the second week of the season, and the Spartans already have their bye week. Wow, not exceptionally good planning (or perhaps they did not have a choice). Of course this does give them extra rest and practice prior to the Notre Dame game next week.
The Big Ten Conference has five teams in the latest AP rankings (three in the top-10): Ohio State [#4], Michigan [#5], Wisconsin [#10], Michigan State [#12], and Iowa [#16].
Next up for the Spartans: on the road to visit the Notre Dame Fighting Irish! Go Green!
The upsets this week included:
Notre Dame (#10) losing to unranked Texas by six (6) points in double overtime.
TCU (#15) losing to unranked Arkansas by three (3) points in double overtime.
Oklahoma State (#22) losing to unranked Central Michigan by three (3) points.
The close calls this week (games that were won by a touchdown or less) included:
Clemson (#2) defeating unranked Troy by six (6) points.
Georgia (#9) defeating unranked Nicholls State by two (2) points.
Top-25 match-ups won by the higher-ranked team included:
Florida State (#4) defeating Ole Miss (#11).