In what could have been the biggest shake up in the Top 15 to date, week 6 gave us thrills but no upsets.
#3 Stanford survived, #5 Georgia escaped, #6 Ohio State hung on, #10 UCLA barely remained undefeated, #11 LSU needed a potent offense to put away Mississippi State, #12 Oklahoma was sluggish against TCU, and #13 South Carolina needed every inch of yardage to put away Kentucky.
The top 3 teams ( Alabama, Oregon, and Clemson ) all took care of business but the rankings could have been turned upside down had OSU, Stanford, and Georgia all lost. We all know that there is going to be an upset week coming soon – it happens every year!
Because every team won that was supposed to win over the weekend, let’s focus on the great individual performances from week 6. There were Heisman like numbers put up all over the country.
Let’s start with Alabama QB Dr. AJ McCarron as he surgically carved up Georgia State by going 15-16 for 166 yards and 4 TD’s. Oregon QB Marcus Mariota goes 16-27, 355 yards and 5 TD’s. Teddy Bridgewater, QB from Louisville, throws for 348 yards and 2 TD’s. LSU QB Zach Mettenberger goes 25-29, 340 yards, and 2 TD’s. LSU wide out and return specialist Odell Beckham torches Mississippi State for 290 all purpose yards.
Ball State QB Keith Wenning goes 23-41, 346 yards, and 2 TD’s. Penn State freshman QB Christian Hackenberg is 30-55 with 340 yards and 3 TD’s. Baker Mayfield, Texas Tech QB, goes 33-51 for 368 yards. Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah totes the rock 20 times for 225 yards and 2 scores. Speaking of running backs, Boston College RB Andre Williams carries the ball 30 times for 263 yards and 5 touchdowns! Miami QB Stephen Morris throws 17-22 for 324 yards and 3 TD’s. Clemson Heisman hopeful, QB Tajh Boyd goes off versus the ‘Cuse by going 20-27 with 455 yards and 5 TD’s. North Texas QB Derek Thompson is 29-42 with 326 yards and 2 TD’s. Ole Miss QB Bo Wallaca is 25-48, 336 yards, and 2 TD’s. Fresno State QB Derek Carr ( brother of David Carr ) is only 37-48 with 419 yards and 5 TD’s!! Cal QB Jared Goff goes 32-58, 489 yards, and 2 TD’s. Connor Halliday, QB from Washington St. throws 41-67 for 521 yards and 3 TD’s. Vandy QB Austin Carta-Samuels goes 29-41, 338 yards, and 2 TD’s. ASU QB Taylor Kelly is 33-47 for 362 yards and 3 Td passes. Baylor QB Bryce Petty is 17-25, 347 yards and 2 TD’s. ECU QB Shane Carden throws 57 times and completes 43 of them for 365 yards and 1 TD. Lastly, Washington QB Keith Price is 33-48 for 350 yards and 2 TD tosses. As great as some of the games were yesterday, these individual performances were off the chart!
TOP 5 Heisman Candidates:
Tajh Boyd - Clemson QB: Tajh Boyd is an American football quarterback for the Clemson Tigers. He took over as the Tigers starting quarterback in 2011. More
AJ McCarron - Alabama QB: Raymond Anthony “AJ” McCarron, Jr. is an American football quarterback for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide.
Marcus Mariota – Oregon QB: Marcus Ardel Taulauniu Mariota is an American football quarterback for the Oregon Ducks football team. He was named starting quarterback for the Ducks for the 2012 season over sophomore Bryan Bennett
Teddy Bridgewater - Louisville QB: Theodore “Teddy” Bridgewater is an American football quarterback for the Louisville Cardinals. He is considered to be one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Odell Beckham - LSU WR/KR: Odell Beckham Jr., is a wide receiver for the LSU Tigers. He is the son of former LSU star running back Odell Beckham Sr. who played back for the Tigers from 1989-1992. He was named the 2012 SEC Special Teams Player of the Week (vs. Ole Miss), 2011 SEC Coaches’ All-Freshman Team, 2011 SEC Freshman of the Week (vs. Miss. State).
The Heisman Trophy, one of the highest individual awards in the American college football, has been awarded 78 times since its creation in 1935, including 77 individual winners and one two-time winner. (The 2005 award was declared vacant subsequent to it having been awarded, so only 76 individuals are officially recognized as having won the award.)
The trophy is given annually to the most outstanding college football player in the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and is awarded by the Heisman Trust, successors of the awards from the Downtown Athletic Club at an annual ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in New York City.
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A To Z Top 25
- Alabama 5-0
- Oregon 5-0
- Clemson 5-0
- Stanford 5-0
- Georgia 4-1
- Ohio State 6-0
- Texas A&M 4-1
- FSU 5-0
- Louisville 5-0
- UCLA 4-0
- LSU 5-1
- Oklahoma 5-0
- South Carolina 4-1
- Miami 5-0
- Baylor 4-0
- Florida 4-1
- Texas Tech 5-0
- Michigan 5-0
- Fresno State 5-0
- Washington 4-1
- Oklahoma State 4-1
- Northwestern 4-1
- Missouri 5-0
- Oregon State 4-1
- Virginia Tech 5-1
WEEK 7 KEY GAMES:
#2 Oregon @ #20 Washington
#23 Missouri @ #5 Georgia
#7 Texas A&M @ Mississippi
Rutgers @ #9 Louisville
#16 Florida @ #11 LSU
Texas @ #12 Oklahoma
#13 South Carolina @ Arkansas
#18 Michigan @ Penn State
#22 Northwestern @ Wisconsin
Another week of key games in which a few upsets will change the Top 25 landscape. Can Florida score enough to hang with LSU? Is Missouri for real? Does Georgia have any running backs left? Can Mack Brown save his job with a win over Big Game Bob? Does Washington fall short 2 weeks in a row? Can South Carolina find a defense as they begin a brutal 3 week stretch of road games in the SEC. Stay tuned….it is really starting to get interesting all across the country!
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College Football Trivia – Longest Streaks
- A record, which might never be broken, is Prairie View College’s 80-game losing streak during the 1990s. During the 1991 season, the Panthers were outscored by an average margin of 56 – 4.
- The longest winning streak in college football history is 47 games, set by the Oklahoma Sooners between 1954 and 1957.
College Football Trivia – Worst Defeat
- The most lopsided victory in college football history is the massive butt kicking the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets laid on Cumberland University in 1916. The Yellow Jackets showed no mercy in beating Cumberland by a score of 222 – 0! Cumberland had just one play for positive yards during the game, while Georgia Tech scored an unbelievable 32 touchdowns!
College Football Trivia – Top Teams
- The University of Michigan has won more games than any other team in college football. The Wolverines have won 842 games since they started playing in 1879.
- Although Yale isn’t anywhere near a college football powerhouse now, the school has won the most National Championships, with 18. Yale’s last title was in 1927.