Georgia tops LSU in a thriller [Week 5 Recap]
(9) Georgia 44, (6) LSU 41 After 943 total yards of offense combined, it was a defensive stop in the final minute that won this one for Georgia (3-1, 2-0). After taking a 44-41 lead with 1:47 to play, the Bulldogs opened LSU's last chance drive with a sack, pushing the Tigers (4-1, 1-1) back. LSU got a first down from there, but four straight incompletions ended a wild game. The lead changed hands three times in the fourth quarter alone. Both quarterbacks were brilliant, Zach Mettenberger (23/37, 372 yards, 3 TD) for LSU, and Aaron Murray (20/34, 298, 4 TD, 1 INT) for Georgia. Both teams have coverage issues to deal with, but both showed they'll be in the SEC and national title pictures for a while.
(1) Alabama 25, (21) Ole Miss 0 OK, maybe one SEC team can still play some defense. Alabama (4-0, 2-0) allowed just 205 yards of offense and just 1.8 yards per rush. Ole Miss (3-1, 1-1) did not help their cause by going 4-14 on third downs and committing two turnovers. My guess is Nick Saban spent about a minute being pleased by this one before moving on to Georgia State next Saturday. Yes, Georgia State.
(4) Ohio State 31, (23) Wisconsin 24 Braxton Miller returned and threw for 4 touchdowns. Ohio State (5-0, 1-0) led 31-14 after three quarters before Wisconsin (3-2, 1-1) made a last ditch comeback attempt. The Badgers got to within a touchdown with 2:33 left, but their last drive went nowhere in the final 90 seconds.
(14) Oklahoma 35, (22) Notre Dame 21 The game started with an Oklahoma pick-six, followed by another interception by Tommy Rees that resulted in a Sooner touchdown. Disaster day for Notre Dame? Well, not quite. The Irish (3-2) were able to comeback and get within six early in the fourth quarter. However, Oklahoma (4-0) responded with a 54 yard TD pass to Sterling Shepard and an ensuring two point conversion. The rest of the Notre Dame's drives went nowhere.
(10) Texas A&M 45, Arkansas 33 Today in Johnny Football: 23/30, 261 yards, 2 TD, 9 carries, 59 yards. Today in the Texas A&M (4-1, 1-1) defense: The 33 points scored by Arkansas (3-2, 0-1) are the second most they've put up this year, and the first was Louisiana Lafayette.
(5) Stanford 55, Washington State 17 The outcome was expected, thus all everyone wants to talk about is Washington State popcorn guy.
(8) Florida State 48, Boston College 34 The Seminoles (4-0, 2-0) got off to a slow start, actually trailing Boston College (2-2, 1-1) 17-3 in the second quarter. Three quick touchdowns, including a 55 yarder as the half ended restored order. Jameis Winston was 17/27 for 330 yards, 4 touchdowns, and a pick.
Rest of the Top 25
(2) Oregon 55, California 16
(3) Clemson 56, Wake Forest 7
(16) Washington 31, Arizona 13
(20) Florida 24, Kentucky 7
Other Games of Note
Arizona State 62, USC 41 (Congrats on Lane Kiffin fired, Sun Devils)
Oregon State 44, Colorado 17
Iowa 23, Minnesota 7
Buffalo 41, Connecticut 12 (Ouch)
Idaho 26, Temple 24 (The AAC is one terrible conference)
What are your thoughts on Week 5 of the college football season?