It’s already week 10 in college football and some were calling this week ‘elimination week’. Team vying for the top four spots in the first ever college football playoffs could not afford to lose this weekend. Unfortunately for one team in the top 5, they lost.

No.1 Mississippi State was down early to Arkansas but in the end intercepted a last second pass in the end zone to hold on to a 17-10 win.  Arkansas coach Bret Bielema has lost 13 SEC games, the longest streak to begin an SEC tenure.

No.2 Florida State played Thursday night and had to come back from 21 down to win over Louisville. It wasn’t until the 4th quarter, when FSU score on a 38 yard touchdown pass, that they took the lead for good. Louisville went only 1 for 11 on third down.

No.  Auburn defeated No. 4 Ole Miss 35-31. This is one of those games considered an ‘elimination’ game. With the lose, Ole Miss now has two loses and their hopes of being in the playoffs are gone. Ole Miss looked to have taken the lead with two minutes to go but a revue of the play showed the receiver fumbled the ball before going into the end zone. Auburn QB Nick Marshall threw for 254 yards and a touchdown also ran for 50 yards and two TD’s.

No. 5 Oregon finally broke through and beat Stanford. The past two years Stanford beat Oregon dashing there hope of playing in the National Championship Game.  The game was close for three quarters but the Ducks broke out in the 4th quarter.  Final score 45-16.

University of Maine was off this week getting ready to play at home against Richmond on Saturday, November 8. The Black Bears take a 3-5 record (2-3 in conference play) into the game against a Richmond team that is 7-2 (4-1 and in the CAA)

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