The Spartans were on the road again this week (to visit the Maryland Terrapins) and lost their fifth game in a row; I think it is safe to say that there will be no “bowl” game in our future this year. There are only nine (9) unbeaten teams remaining in the AP top-25. The Big Ten Conference now has five (5) teams in the AP top-25 (three (3) in the top-10): Michigan [#2], Ohio State [#6], Nebraska [#7], Wisconsin [#11], and Penn State [#24].
Next up for the Spartans: at home to face the Wolverines of Michigan. Go Green!
The upsets this week included:
Ohio State (#2) losing to unranked Penn State by three (3) points.
Houston (#11) losing to unranked SMU.
Arkansas (#17) losing to Auburn (#21).
Ole Miss (#23) losing to LSU (#25).
The close calls this week (games that were won by a touchdown or less) included:
Boise State (#14) defeating BYU byh one (1) point.
Oklahoma (#16) defeating unranked Texas Tech by seven (7) points.
Utah (#19) defeating unranked UCLA by seven (7) points.
Top-25 match-ups won by the higher-ranked team included:
Alabama (#1) defeating Texas A&M (#6).