It was a jaw dropping Saturday.

First, we saw No. 2 LSU (8-0) once again show its mantle in overcoming a game No.9 Auburn team, 23-20. Trailing 13-10 in the third quarter, the game turned on quarterback Joe Burrow’s arm and legs. He is the front runner for the Heisman because he continues to make big plays at the most important moments. The win sets up the monster showdown against No. 1 Alabama (8-0) in two weeks. The Tide took care of business against Arkansas, 48-7, without their starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

The big upset happened in Manhattan, Kansas where K-State defeated No. 5 Oklahoma, 48-41. The Wildcats completely outplayed the Sooners and lead 48-23 in the fourth quarter. Oklahoma closed to within seven and then appeared to recover an onside kick with less than two minutes to play. But after about a ten-minute review, the call was reversed because an Oklahoma player had illegally touched the ball just prior to it going ten yards and the crowd celebrated by storming the field. Is anybody taking about that improved Sooner defense now? The Sooners will fall but still have hopes at a CFP berth.

No. 8 Notre Dame’s (6-2) drought to win a national championship (haven’t win 31 years) will have to wait at least another year as they were humiliated by No. 19 Michigan (6-2) 45-14. The Irish simply didn’t show up playing an uninspired game. This great rivalry was supposed to end but it was announced the teams will play a home and home for two years—-in 2033! What a joke! Wait fourteen years. The alumni for both schools should demand this game be played every year. It’s good for college football.

I’m sure you all stayed up to watch a phenomenal ending to the Washington State (4-4)/Oregon (7-1) game? It ended at 2:11 am! But what a game. Coach Mike Leach has had the Ducks’ number winning the last four, and this Wazzou team competed on both sides of the ball. They went ahead 35-34 after a dramatic fourth and three touchdowns with less than a minute left. But Oregon wasn’t finished as they drove from their 39-yard line to the Cougar’s 8 and won it on a walk-off 25-yard field goal. A back and forth rock’em, sock’em game. Then again, who saw it? The PAC 12 has no idea what they’re doing when it comes to game-time decisions. Sure, play a game at 8 pm Pacific time but not this one. The Arizona State/UCLA game was played four hours earlier and it meant nothing but here you have your top ranked team with Heisman candidate Justin Herbert at quarterback and from New York to Miami to Chicago to Dallas, everybody is either still out or sleeping.

No. 17 Minnesota (8-0) just won’t go away, defeating a horrible Maryland team, 52-10. They still must play Penn State (8-0) which beat Michigan State (4-4) 28-7, in two weeks, plus Iowa and Wisconsin. They may be 8-0 but their best victory was against Nebraska.

Who’s been telling you No. 15 Texas was never “back”. They were fortunate last week against lowly Kansas, escaping 50-48 but were thoroughly outplayed at TCU, losing 37-27.

Finally, there’s No. 3 Ohio State (8-0) which continues to roll, pounding No. 13 Wisconsin, 38-7. The Buckeyes started off slow but after Wisconsin closed to 10-7 early third quarter, it was lights out.

First four in: LSU, Ohio State, Alabama, Penn State. First four out: Clemson, Georgia, Florida, Oregon.


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