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The big game of the week lived up to all the hype as #1 Alabama beat #6 Texas A & M 49-42. Neither defense played all that well but ‘Bama’s D picked off Johnny Manzeil twice, once in the end zone and once for pick-six, which was the difference in the game.

#2 Oregon continues to score at will beating Tennessee 59-14. The Ducks score most of their touchdowns in 2 minutes or less with the hurry-up offense.

#4 Ohio State started out fast against California scoring 3 TD’s in the first few minutes of the game, but the Buckeyes defense gave up 34 point in in 52-34 win.

#5 Stanford had a slow start in their game against Army, but in the second half got things rolling beating the Cadets 34-20.

#7 Louisville had trouble figuring out Kentucky’s defense scoring only 27 points but the Cardinals D was tough not giving up any points until midway through the 4th quarter.

#8 LSU had no trouble with Kent State raking up over 300 rushing yards in a 45-13 win.

#10 Florida State found themselves down 7-3 early in the game to Nevada and led by just 10 at the half. In the second half the Seminoles got on track and beat the Wolf Pack 62-7.

The big upset of the day was Arizona State beating #20 Wisconsin 32-30. The Badgers were in field goal range at the end of the game but QB Joel Stave lost two yards on what should have been the next to the last play of the game but instead of going down to end the play, he placed the ball on the field and an Arizona State player thought it was fumble and covered it. It wasn’t a loose ball but by the time the refs sorted things out and spotted the ball, time ran out on the Badgers.

University of Maine played their home opener and beat Bryant U. scoring 28 unanswered points on their way to a 35-22 win. The Black Bears are 3-0 on the season.