Randy’s College Football Wrap UP, Week 12
It’s already week 12 in college football and the upsets keep coming meaning the BCS standing will be juggled around again this week. It’s a year when you say ‘wow, they played so good last week, what happened this week?’
#1 Alabama beat Mississippi State 20-7 but didn’t look like the #1 team in the nation as they have the past few weeks. ‘Bama had four turnovers in the game that kept things close.
#2 Florida State looked like #2, even a #1 as the crushed Syracuse 59-3. FSU’s QB completed over 90% of his passes going 19-21. He only played the first half.
#3 Ohio State beat Illinois 60-35 but the game was close until late when the Buckeyes went up 53-35. Ohio State hasn’t lost a game since the beginning of last season and has an FBS high of 192 first quarter points.
Here’s a game that makes you scratch your head. Last week Stanford beat then #3 Oregon and moved into the #4 spot. This week they played an unranked Southern Cal team and lost 20-17. The winning field goal came with 19 seconds to play.
#5 Baylor used a balanced attack to beat Texas Tech 63-34. The rushed for 340 yards and passed for 355 yards.
#5 Oregon bounced back from their loss last week and beat Utah 44-21. The Ducks used five different running backs in the game.
#7 Auburn needed a miracle to beat #25 Georgia and they got it. With :25 seconds left on a 4th and 18, they completed a hail Mary pass that bounced off of two Georgia players right into the hands of an Auburn player. This came right after Georgia scored the go ahead touchdown on a 4th and 11with about a minute and a half to go.
On Thursday night #8 Clemson beat Georgia Tech 55-31. As the score would indicate there was a lot of offence in the game. The two teams combined for 991 yards.
#10 South Carolina beat SEC rival Florida 19-14 as the Gators only had 107 yards passing in the game while the Gamecocks ran for almost that amount of yards with 102.
The Maine Black Bears keep rolling along with their best season in school history beating Rhode Island 41-0. UMaine improved to 10-1 this season and have won seven in a row. The win earned them an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship Subdivision playoffs. Their final game of the season is November 23rd at New Hampshire and they have a good chance of getting a first round bye and a home field playoff game on December 7th.