Some Key Top 25 Results from College Football Week 7
There was some exciting action in the top 25 of NCAAF yesterday and we will recap a few of the most important. There is still a lot of football to be played in the season but Alabama is hanging on tight to the #1 spot and looks like they are going to be hard to beat. Let’s see who did what in week 7.
#13 Oklahoma beats #15 Texas 63-21 – This one was never close as Oklahoma couldn’t be stopped by the Longhorns. Texas was also unable to move the ball effectively against the Sooners. Big game for Damien Williams of Oklahoma with 167 yards on 22 carries. Solid game for Landry Jones with 321 yards passing and 2 TD’s. Texas was able to manage only 289 total yards of offense. This was a big statement for the Sooners who looked to make up some ground they lost in the polls after dropping the game to Kansas St. a couple of weeks ago.
#1 Alabama overpowers Missouri 42-10 – The Tide continued to roll with another dominant performance, this time over the Missouri Tigers. Eddy Lacy and T.J. Yeldon combined for over 300 yards on Saturday with Lacy rushing for 177 on 18 Rushes and Yeldon going for 144 on 18. QB A.J. McCarron isn’t flashy but continues to have solid performances without making mistakes. The Crimson Tide defense also dominated again holding the Tigers to just 129 total yards. Alabama still has stiff competition in the SEC to make it through but they are showing us each week that they are going to be very hard to topple.
#7 Notre Dame beats #17 Stanford 30-13 in OT- The fighting Irish had a tough one Saturday to stay undefeated. The Irish needed a big goal line stop of Stepfan Taylor in overtime to seal the win and keep dreams alive for contending for the BCS championship. Both quarterbacks Everett Golson and Tommy Reeves were instrumental in Notre Dame’s win. Rees came in for Golson in the 4th quarter after he had a hit to the head. Rees was a perfect 4 for 4 passing in OT including the game winning toss for a touchdown. The Irish still have tough games against Brigham Young, Oklahoma and USC, with the latter 2 on the road.
#5 West Virginia loses big to Texas Tech 49-14 – This was a shocker! Not so much that Texas Tech beat West Virginia but they did it easily without a struggle from the Mountaineers. It was a huge day for a QB and not Geno Smith, as most fans would expect. Red Raiders QB Seth Doege had 499 yards passing and 6 touchdowns for a QB rating of 218.4 while Smith was 29 of 55 for 275 yards and only 1 TD. Tech, who was #18 in the AP poll, should see a significant move up in the rankings this week. Look for West Virginia to make a major tumble.
#9 LSU outlast #3 South Carolina 23-21 – RB Jeremy Hill led the Tigers in this win with 124 yards on 17 rushes and 2 TDs. Much needed as Zach Mettenberger struggled again passing for only 12 of 25 for 148 yards and a big pick that set up South Carolina’s first TD of the game. He did come up with some big passes when necessary to keep the Tigers’ scoring drives going. LSU’s defense was stout late in the game keeping South Carolina from doing anything with one last shot they got by getting the ball with 35 seconds left. Very good win for LSU but Mettenberger is going to have to play better if the Tigers want to get another shot at the BCS championship.
These were just a few of what was a really good lineup of games in week 7. It will be very interesting to see how things shake out and where teams will end up when the new rankings come out this week.
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