NCAAF Week 10 Recap

Florida State takes care of business in quiet week [NCAAF Week 10 Recap]

11/3/13 in NCAAF   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - NCAAF Week 10 RecapIt looked like a quiet week for college football, and for the most part that's what happened. Florida State took care of business in the biggest game of the week. Many of the other top teams were off, and the others that played had easy games. With significant exceptions in South Bend and Lincoln

(3) Florida State 41, (7) Miami 14 The offense and Jameis Winston get most of the attention for Florida State, but it was the defense that starred for the Seminoles (8-0, 6-0) as they took care of Miami (7-1, 3-1). Florida State kept the Hurricanes off the scoreboard in the second half and gave up just 120 yards, with two interceptions to boot. Miami's points in the first half both came of Winston interceptions. Making things worse for Miami, star running back Duke Johnson suffered a season ending injury. This was the last real test for the Seminoles until the ACC title game, which could be a rematch with these Hurricanes.

(25) Notre Dame 38, Navy 34 This back-and-forth affair ended up the game of the day. There were eight lead changes in all, the last with 3:47 to play when Notre Dame's Tarean Folston ran it in from one yard. 3:47 is plenty of time for Navy's option offense though, and thanks to a good return, got as close as the Notre Dame 31. The Irish (7-2) defense held though, stopping Navy (4-4) on downs.

(22) Michigan State 29, (21) Michigan 6 Michigan State (8-1, 5-0) continues to show that they might have the best defense in the country. The Spartans held Michigan (6-2, 2-2) to a video game like -48 rushing yards. They sacked Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner seven times. Michigan State can struggle to score, but that defense could make a potential Big Ten title game with Ohio State very interesting.

(18) Oklahoma State 52, (15) Texas Tech 34 Oklahoma State (7-1, 4-1) raced out to a 21-3 lead in the first quarter. Texas Tech (7-2, 4-2) used its high octane offense to get within four at the half, but the Cowboys scored three touchdown in the third to put it away. With the win, Oklahoma State stays in the Big 12 title race. For Texas Tech, that 7-0 start is looking more and more like a mirage.

Georgia 23, Florida 20 The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party looked over when Georgia raced out to a 17-0 lead in the first quarter and a 23-3 lead at the half. Florida came back though, finally scoring a touchdown in the third, getting a safety, and scoring early in the fourth. Suddenly, Georgia only led 23-20. The Bulldogs (5-3, 4-2) defense held on from there, while the offense took it to Florida (4-4, 3-3), running out the remaining 8:17 of clock on one drive. Georgia running back Todd Gurley had a huge game, running for 100 yards and a score on just 17 carries, and catching and running for a 73 touchdown pass.

Nebraska 27, Northwestern 24 This 49 yard Hail Mary tipped and caught by Jordan Westerkamp gave Nebraska (6-2, 3-1) the win. Northwestern (4-5, 0-5) appeared to win the game with a field goal with 1:20 to go and the defense stalling the Cornhuskers to the point of desperation. Thought to be a contender in whatever division their in, the Wildcats lost that tough game to Ohio State and have collapsed since, losing 5 straight.

Rest of the Top 25

(4) Ohio State 56, Purdue 0
(8) Clemson 59, Virginia 10
(9) Missouri 31, Tennessee 3 (How did Tennessee beat South Carolina again?)
(11) Auburn 35, Arkansas 17
(12) Texas A&M 57, UTEP 7
(14) South Carolina 34, Mississippi State 16
(16) Fresno State 41, Nevada 23
(17) Northern Illinois 63, Massachusetts 19
(20) UCLA 45, Colorado 23
(24) Wisconsin 28, Iowa 9

Other Games of Note

Boston College 34, Virginia Tech 27 (2nd straight loss for the Hokies)
Penn State 24, Illinois 17 (F/OT) (Illinois's last Big 10 win was over 2 years ago)
Minnesota 42, Indiana 39 (The Gophers clinched the win by recovering a fumble with 25 seconds left)
Texas 35, Kansas 13 (Texas is 5-0 in the Big 12. Just saying.)

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