There is so much football happening that it is hard to know where to begin. So I’ll just start. I’m only going through the most news worthy games.
UCLA vs. Nebraska, 36-30
This is shocking because UCLA hasn’t even been ranked since 2007. Since upsetting No. 17 Nebraska, UCLA has earned a spot at No. 22 on the AP list. For UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley passed for 305 yards and four touchdowns in his first home game. The game was tied 24-24 after the first half but UCLA’s defense came back strong allowing just 106 yards after halftime. So this could be change in the fortune of UCLA.
Arkansas vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 34-31
So we all knew this was going to be a rough season for Arkansas after losing coach Bobby Petrino after his extra material motorcycle affair. But I don’t think anyone predicted it would be this bad. Saturday night Arkansas managed to blow a 21-point lead in the second half to loose in overtime. Part of LM success came from their quarterback Kolton Browning who had 481 yards and four touchdowns. Not only that but Arkansas lost their quarterback Tyler Wilson during the game to what is being called an “above the shoulder” injury. And it it unlikely he will be returning next week for their match against Alabama. Now Arkansas has fallen in most polls from the top 10 to more than 20.
USC vs. Syracuse, 42-29
The game almost didn’t finish because of delays due to lightning and looming thunderstorms. There was a delay after the first half for over an hour, which was tough a new thing for the Southern California players. The rest actually helped USC resurge in the second half. USC’s quarterback Matt Barkley matched his own school record with six touchdown passes and threw for only 187 yards. The big mistake for Syracuse was the decision to punt the ball in the 4th quarter. Syracuse was at the 49th-line and decided to punt the ball. The ball ended up in USC wide receiver Robert Woods hands who took it back to the 4 yard line and set up a touchdown which pretty much ended the game for Syracuse.
Alabama vs. Western Kentucky 35-0
Alabama is still ranked number one and had no trouble defeating Western Kentucky. Alabama’s quarterback racked up some good numbers easily. AJ McCarron completed 14-of-19 passes for 218 yards and had 4 touchdowns. Western Kentucky fumbled away any chance they could have had to score in this game.
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