College Football 2016, Week Three!

block_sWoohoo!  This week the Spartans traveled to Notre Dame where they were the prohibitive underdogs yet they still managed to find a way to win!  Congratulations Sparty on an excellent victory!  Here it is only the third week of the season and there are already three teams in the top-25 who have two losses (Oklahoma, Ole Miss, and Notre Dame — all three have lost all of their games to currently ranked opponents).  The Big Ten Conference has five teams in the AP top-25 rankings (three in the top-10):   Ohio State [#3], Michigan [#4], Wisconsin [#9],  Michigan State [#12], and Iowa [#13].

Next up for the Spartans: at home against the Wisconsin Badgers (#9).   Go Green!

The upsets this week included:
Florida State (#2) losing to Louisville (#10).
Texas (#11) losing to unranked California.
Iowa (#13) losing to unranked North Dakota State by two (2) points.
Oregon (#22) losing to unranked Nebraska by three (3) points.

The close calls this week (games that were won by a touchdown or less) included:
Alabama (#1) defeating Ole Miss (#19) by five (5) points.
Wisconsin (#9) defeating unranked Georgia State by only six (6) points.
Georgia (#16) defeating  unranked Missouri by one (1) point.
LSU (#20) defeating unranked Mississippi State by three (3) points.

Top-25 match-ups won by the higher-ranked team included:
Alabama (#1) defeating Ole Miss (#19) by five (5) points.
Ohio State (#3) defeating Oklahoma (#14).
Michigan State (#12) defeating Notre Dame (#18).

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