Week 7 Top 25 Team Performances
|K||TEAM||PLACE||FOE||OFF RUSH||OFF PASS||OFF PTS||DEF RUSH||DEF PASS||DEF PTS||GM Grade|
|5||BOISE ST||AT||San Jose St||206||323||48||0||93||0||102.0|
|8||OKLAHOMA ST||AT||Texas Tech||227||356||34||169||223||17||96.0|
|14||VIRGINIA TECH||Wake Forest||291||314||52||254||92||21||91.3|
|18||BOSTON COLL||AT||Florida St||170||95||19||139||171||24||86.6|
1. Matt Barkley threw for 252 yds and a school record tying 5 TD’s. USC flat out dominated Cal with 32-10 FD and 602-245 yd edges. In fact, they led 45-0 before Cal got a couple of garbage TD’s. USC’s D had given up 69 pts the previous 2 games but had a 372-65 yd edge at the half with a 20-3 FD edge in their dominating win.
2. The Sooners were much sharper after a bye week and put forth one of their best performances of the season as they had an incredible 41-10 FD and 667-192 yd edges as they rolled Iowa St 52-0 and are ranked #1 in the first BCS poll.
3. Georgia dominated Vanderbilt just as the 43-0 score indicates. They just missed the largest MOV in series history which had been 45-0 in 1976. UGA missed a 31 yd FG with 10:54 left which would have given them that margin. The Bulldogs also had 2 TD’s overturned by replay. UGA finished with 22-8 FD and 547-140 yd edges.
4. Wisconsin got their first victory over a #1 team since 1981 with an impressive 31-18 win over Ohio St and RB Clay became the first RB to top 100 yds against the Buckeyes defense in 29 games.
5. Boise St continues to dominate teams as they try to impress the voters each and every week. On Saturday they rolled up a 529-93 yd edge in the 48-0 win over San Jose St.
6. Michigan St was playing their 3rd big game in 3 weeks after having knocked off Top 10 Wisconsin and undefeated 5-0 Michigan but Illinois was also on their 2nd straight road game after pulling a road upset vs Penn St. Illinois led 6-3 at the half but UI was int’d to open the 3Q and MSU lost 1 yd and got a 34 yd FG but MSU then went 77/4pl for a TD, 68/10pl for a 32 yd FG, 45/9pl for an 18 yd FG then after an int, 53/8pl for a TD to wrap it up, 26-6.
7. Texas led 17-3 at the half with a 175-107 yd edge. It was 20-3 when backup Lee led Nebraska 83/16pl for a 28 yd FG to make it 20-6. Lee led NU on a 12pl drive and they had a likely TD pass dropped at the 4 on 4&18. NU got a 95 yd PR TD on a pooch punt to make it 20-13 and UT rec’d the onside kick at the NU42, got 2 FD’s and ran out the clock. UT came in unranked for the first time since 2000 and NU was #5 in the country but UT allowed QB Gilbert to run the ball and he had 72 yards rushing.
8. Oklahoma St got their first victory in Lubbock since 1944, a span of 66 years. OSU WR Justin Blackmon had a career high 207 yards rec. OSU led 14-0 and TT did not get their first FD until their fourth drive. OSU finished with 30-20 FD and 581-401 yd edges.
9. Missouri dominated Texas A&M much like the score indicates. While A&M had 9 TO’s the previous 2 games, they did not have any and the offense was inept in the 1H with just 113 yards as Missouri had a 267-113 yd edge. Missouri led 16-0 at the half and extended it to 30-3 before A&M got a TD with 8:37 left. A&M gained 58 yds on 10pl before being SOD at the MO13 with 3:22 left. It was the first time since 1967 that MO held a conf foe scoreless for 6 straight quarters.
10. In the 1H TCU had a 223-13 yd edge but it was just 3-0 with 2:00 left 1H. TCU, after a 17 yd PR went 46/2pl for a TD with 1:35 left and then after an int, went 38/3pl for a TD with :26 left to lead 17-0. BYU was SOD at their own 47 but then on their third 3Q poss went 70/14pl when they got a 27 yd FG it meant BYU’s streak of 201 straight away games with scoring (dates back to the 70’s) was kept in tact. It also ended TCU’s shutout streak at 174:00. TCU got a TD with 1:03 left then after a 26 yd punt went 51/9pl and on 4&3 got a 21 yd TD pass with 4:24 left and they ended the game at the BYU27.