Saturday, October 12 2013 4:11 PM EDT2013-10-12 20:11:28 GMT
Behind 3 touchdown passes from Davis Webb, the 20th Ranked Red Raiders moved to 6-0 and became bowl eligible with a 42-35 win over Iowa State in front of a homecoming crowd of 57,367 at Jones AT&T Stadium. TheMore >>
Behind 3 touchdown passes from Davis Webb, the 20th Ranked Red Raiders moved to 6-0 and became bowl eligible with a 42-35 win over Iowa State in front of a homecoming crowd of 57,367 at Jones AT&T Stadium.More >>
(RNN) – What do the Stanford Cardinals and the Georgia Bulldawgs have in common in Week 7 – they both got behind to a conference opponent, made big mistakes in comeback efforts and were outplayed.
OK - the Bulldawgs were soundly outplayed. Stanford at least made it a contest.
This is why we love college football. You never know who's going to lose and fall out of favor – for a weekend or two.
In the most stunning loss of the weekend, the No. 5-ranked Cardinals (5-1, 3-1 Pac-12) lost on the road to Utah (4-2, 1-2 Pac-12) to give the Utes their first win over a top 5 team in the Associated Press poll era.
Stanford's loss - barring a win over the mighty Oregon Ducks next month – might keep them out of the top 5 for the rest of the season and in the middle of their own conference.
Week 7 winners
Oregon – The undefeated No. 2 Oregon Ducks (6-0, 3-0 Pac-12) are an efficient offensive machine and are no slouch on defense. In short, they are the team with the least amount of worries when it comes to conference concerns, though their biggest matchups are forthcoming – Oct. 26 vs. UCLA and Nov. 7 at Stanford.
Oh, and Oregon has beaten the Washington Huskies (4-2, 1-2 Pac-12) every year since 2003, capitalizing a decade of domination on Saturday with a score of 45-24. NEXT UP: vs. Washington State on Oct. 19.
Clemson – Boston College (3-3, 1-2 ACC) has given their last two opponents – Clemson and Florida State – a run for their money. Unlike last week, they held the No. 3 Tigers (6-0, 4-0 ACC) to a closer score, and forced quarterback Tajh Boyd to lead a fourth quarter comeback to put the Eagles away, defeating them 24-14.
Should Boyd and all of his great work this season propel him to the top of a Heisman conversation? Next week against division opponent Florida State could be that moment for him – or Jameis Winston. NEXT UP: vs. No. 6 Florida State on Oct. 19.
Texas Tech - Head coach Kliff Kingsbury is building a solid team in Lubbock this year – it's the first time since 2008 that the No. 20 Red Raiders (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) are undefeated through their first six games and made themselves bowl eligible.
Texas Tech put on quite a show in front of their homecoming crown on Saturday; freshman backup quarterback Davis Webb filled in nicely for Baker Mayfield in a 42-35 defeat of the Iowa State Cyclones (1-4, 0-2 Big 12). NEXT UP: at West Virginia on Oct. 19.
Other Top 25 winners:No. 8 Louisville defeated Rutgers 24-10 on Thursday; No. 11 UCLA beat Cal 37-10; No. 15 Baylor beat Kansas State 35-25; No. 23 Northern Illinois beat Akron 27-20; Pittsburgh fell to No. 24 Virginia Tech 19-9.
Week 7 losers
Oklahoma – This year's Red River Rivalry was an exciting game, one which Texas (4-2, 3-0 Big-12) lead by 13 at the half. Much like the Missouri-Georgia game in the SEC, the Sooners (5-1, 2-1 Big-12) could not finish their comeback.
The Longhorns had been beaten for the last two years, being outscored 70-12 in the first half of the last two meetings against OU. It was even highlighted by 295-pound Texas defensive lineman Chris Whaley making a big boy play as a big boy running for a pick-6 against Oklahoma in the first half.
Meanwhile, Mack Brown's behind has been cooled in the running waters of the Red River and a Gatorade bath – for now. NEXT UP: at Kansas on Oct. 19.
Michigan – In the most thrilling game of the weekend, it took Penn State (4-2, 1-1 Big Ten) four overtimes and a game-winning 80-yard drive with no timeouts left by Nittany Lions quarterback Christian Hackenberg to put the Devin Gardner and the Wolverines (5-1, 1-1 Big Ten) offense away, capitalized by a two-yard touchdown run by running back Bill Belton.
Easily the best game of the weekend, and the fourth win in a row for Penn State against Michigan. Who doesn't like free football? The highlights make you appreciate it more. NEXT UP: vs. Indiana on Oct. 19.
Other Top 25 losers:No. 19 Northwestern lost to unranked Wisconsin 35-6.
Week 8 game of the week: No. 6 Florida State at No. 3 Clemson, 8 p.m. ET on ABC – The top two teams in the ACC Atlantic division will put the cream of the ACC crop against one another in primetime.
The matchup should pose a huge threat to Clemson's conference championship aspirations should freshman sensation quarterback Winston have another great game against another ACC defense; Clemson presents his toughest opponent to date, but the potent Seminoles offense has had a week to prepare and could knock Clemson out of their way.
On ESPN's College Gameday, Chris Fowler got the one-on-one interview the former Southern California Trojans head coach from the crew's setup in Seattle for the Oregon vs. Washington game.
The unemployed Kiffin did not take any cheap shots at his former employer, and appeared emotional when answering Fowler's direct line of questioning. Seeing the tears in his eyes, but none falling is like seeing Steve Spurrier grabbing his visor, but not throwing it – its close, but not satisfying.
The best part of the interview – the sign right behind Kiffin in the close up shots that read, "Remember when Lane Kiffin had a job?" College kids are so clever.
Could Kiffin's next job be at ESPN? Probably, but I don't want anyone raining on David Pollack's parade.
Wednesday, December 11 2013 5:59 PM EST2013-12-11 22:59:37 GMT
(RNN) - I would start with something like, "Guess what day it is…" but that's probably getting old, and it's not original. It sounds better coming from a camel, anyway. No, my friends, there is no needMore >>
Spin the crystal balls, and break out the low-cut dresses. It's time for an awards show fit for the king of all college football conferences.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 1:35 PM EST2013-12-06 18:35:45 GMT
(RNN) - As the curtain falls on the BCS era, the college football championship picture is, as usual, a colossal mess. But change is in the wind and relief is in sight. Sort of. Next year the championshipMore >>
This will be the last year for the much-criticized Bowl Championship Series, which has produced college football national championship games since 1998. The new College Football Playoff will be just as controversial, but much, much more lucrative. Here's a look at what the future holds.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 12:18 PM EST2013-12-04 17:18:08 GMT
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One year after they were forgotten and looked down upon, Missouri and Auburn provide an intriguing matchup in the SEC Championship Game.More >>
Tuesday, December 3 2013 6:44 PM EST2013-12-03 23:44:02 GMT
Currently both versions of the Tigers are on the outside looking in at the BCS national championship. The question is if either deserves to be there after a win in Atlanta.More >>
Currently both versions of the Tigers are on the outside looking in with undefeated Florida State and Ohio State taking the top two spots in the BCS standings. The question is if either deserves to be replaced in favor of the SEC champion. More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 5:45 AM EST2013-12-12 10:45:49 GMT
Police say a man has been arrested on a criminal trespassing charge after an incident at a local tanning salon overnight. The suspect, Aaron Campbell, was booked into Metro jail just after midnight Thursday. PoliceMore >>
Police say a man has been arrested on a criminal trespassing charge after an incident at a local tanning salon overnight.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 5:23 AM EST2013-12-12 10:23:44 GMT
A pair of Nashville residents scrambled to get outside as a fire quickly ripped through the attic of their house overnight. The fire happened at a home on the 4600 block of Saunders Avenue, just northMore >>
A pair of Nashville residents scrambled to get outside as a fire quickly ripped through the attic of their house overnight.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 10:59 PM EST2013-12-12 03:59:04 GMT
Clarksville police are searching for the driver who crashed a stolen SUV, killing an Austin Peay State University student, and never stopped to help. Police say 19-year-old Danielle Hutchinson was a passengerMore >>
Clarksville police are searching for the driver who crashed a stolen SUV, killing an Austin Peay State University student, and never stopped to help.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 10:57 PM EST2013-12-12 03:57:52 GMT
Family members say they can't believe someone could be so low to vandalize the cemetery where their loved ones are laid to rest. Clarksville police say that's exactly what's happened to a cemetery thatMore >>
Family members say they can't believe someone could be so low to vandalize the cemetery where their loved ones are laid to rest.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 10:45 PM EST2013-12-12 03:45:13 GMT
Hatch Show Print has been a part of Nashville since the 1870s, and now it's up and running at a new location at the Country Music Hall of Fame. That means more opportunities for customers and fans. Hatch'sMore >>
Hatch Show Print has been a part of Nashville since the 1870s, and now it's up and running at a new location at the Country Music Hall of Fame. That means more opportunities for customers and fans.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 10:32 PM EST2013-12-12 03:32:17 GMT
Hendersonville police are asking for the public's help in catching a thief who stole a boat without anyone noticing. It happened at a storage lot on Cherry Hill Drive last week when Daniel Balsbaugh saysMore >>
Hendersonville police are asking for the public's help in catching a thief who stole a boat without anyone noticing.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 8:43 PM EST2013-12-12 01:43:28 GMT
Animal abusers could soon find themselves in a lot more trouble if they're caught in Nashville. It comes after a case that garnered plenty of attention about a year ago. Last winter, Metro Animal CareMore >>
Animal abusers could soon find themselves in a lot more trouble if they're caught in Nashville. It comes after a case that garnered plenty of attention about a year ago.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 7:42 PM EST2013-12-12 00:42:12 GMT
Another night of bitterly cold temperatures highlights an ongoing struggle in Nashville to find shelter for the city's most vulnerable residents. The Nashville Rescue Mission will once again have its so-calledMore >>
Another night of bitterly cold temperatures highlights an ongoing struggle in Nashville to find shelter for the city's most vulnerable residents.More >>