Monday, October 22, 2012

Top 25 Overview....Week 8

The World Wide Leader....(ESPN)...does a nice job recapping the top 25 teams' weekend results.

From week 8:

 
No. 1 Alabama 44 (7-0) , Tennessee 13 (3-4) Recap »
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Robert Lester intercepted Tennessee QB Tyler Bray late in the third quarter. Alabama scored the next 14 points to put the game away.Amari Cooper. The Crimson Tide freshman receiver had seven receptions for 162 yards and two touchdowns in the Bama victory.539. This was the third time in the past four weeks that Alabama compiled more than 500 total yards of offense.
Up Next: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 11 Mississippi State (Oct. 27), Tennessee at No. 13 South Carolina (Oct. 27)
No. 2 Florida 44 (7-0) , No. 7 South Carolina 11 (6-2) Recap »
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Florida forced a three-and-out and followed with a TD in the third quarter to put the game out of hand. Jeff Driskel. The defense was superb but Driskel's 4 TD passes and game management led the way for the Gators.4. South Carolina fumbled four times and lost three, two of which led directly to Florida touchdowns.
Up Next: No. 7 South Carolina vs. Tennessee (Oct. 27), No. 2 Florida vs. No. 10 Georgia (Oct. 27 - AT JACKSONVILLE FL)
No. 3 Oregon 43 (7-0) , Arizona State 21 (5-2) Recap »
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ASU QB Taylor Kelly was intercepted on the first play of the second quarter. Three plays later, Kenjon Barner scored to put the Ducks ahead 29-7. Barner. The Oregon running back rushed for 143 yards on 16 carries with three touchdowns -- including a 71-yard touchdown run for the Ducks' first score.1. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota had quite a night with one passing touchdown, one rushing touchdown and one receiving touchdown.
Up Next: No. 3 Oregon vs. Colorado (Oct. 27), Arizona State vs. UCLA (Oct. 27)
No. 4 Kansas State 55 (7-0) , No. 13 West Virginia 14 (5-2) Recap »
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KSU's Collin Klein scored three second quarter touchdowns to go up 31-7 at the half.Klein. The senior QB accounted for seven touchdowns, four rushing and three passing.1 and 2. West Virginia QB Geno Smith threw his first two interceptions of the season.
Up Next: No. 4 Kansas State vs. No. 14 Texas Tech (Oct. 27), No. 13 West Virginia vs. TCU (Nov. 3)
No. 5 Notre Dame 17 (7-0) , Brigham Young 14 (4-4) Recap »
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Danny Spond intercepted Riley Nelson's desperation heave to seal the Irish's comeback win. Theo Riddick and Cierre Wood. Neither scored but they combined for 257 yards rushing.66. Notre Dame allowed just 66 yards rushing and has yet to allow a rushing TD this season.
Up Next: Brigham Young at Georgia Tech (Oct. 27), No. 5 Notre Dame at No. 8 Oklahoma (Oct. 27)
No. 6 LSU 24 (7-1) , No. 18 Texas A&M 19 (5-2) Recap »
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Jeremy Hill's 47-yard TD with 3:12 left in the fourth quarter gave LSU the cushion it needed to hold on for the win. LSU's defense. The Tigers gave up 410 yards, but they forced five turnovers that proved to be the Aggies' undoing.27. The Tigers held Aggies' QB Johnny Manziel, who was leading the SEC in rushing, to just 27 yards.
Up Next: No. 6 LSU vs. No. 1 Alabama (Nov. 3), No. 18 Texas A&M at Auburn (Oct. 27)
No. 8 Oregon State 21 (6-0) , Utah 7 (2-5) Recap »
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The Beavers converted both of Utah's first-quarter turnovers into touchdowns, giving Oregon State a quick 14-0 lead at home that would be enough.Storm Woods. Give some credit to OSU QB Cody Vaz, who didn't have a turnover in his second start filling in for Sean Mannion. Woods' three rushing TDs carried the day for the Beavers.68. Oregon State held Utah running back John White to only 68 yards on 20 carries in Week 8.
Up Next: Utah vs. California (Oct. 27), No. 8 Oregon State at Washington (Oct. 27)
No. 9 Oklahoma 52 (5-1) , Kansas 7 (1-6) Recap »
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Kansas stepped off the bus, as Oklahoma ripped off 38 first-half points.Landry Jones. The much-maligned QB threw for 291 yards and three touchdowns.14-0. Bob Stoops is now 14-0 in games that immediately follow the Sooners' game with Texas.
Up Next: Kansas vs. No. 23 Texas (Oct. 27), No. 9 Oklahoma vs. No. 5 Notre Dame (Oct. 27)
No. 10 USC 50 (6-1) , Colorado 6 (1-6) Recap »
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The ball was kicked off. USC scored three touchdowns in the game's first six minutes. Colorado never had a chance to get back in the game.Matt Barkley. His 95 percent completion percentage set a Pac-12 record, and his 102nd career TD broke the USC all-time record previously held by Matt Leinart.220. USC wide receiver Robert Woods finished the game with 220 career receptions, making him the Trojans' all-time leader.
Up Next: Colorado at No. 4 Oregon (Oct. 27), No. 10 USC at Arizona (Oct. 27)
No. 11 Georgia 29 (6-1) , Kentucky 24 (1-7) Recap »
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Ken Malcome picked up a first down late in the fourth quarter, forcing Kentucky to burn its final timeout. Georgia ran the clock out from there.Aaron Murray. The Georgia QB had a career-high 30 completions (30-for-38) for 427 yards and four touchdowns in UGA's five-point victory.188. Georgia receiver Tavarres King finished with 188 yards receiving -- 17 shy of the single-game school record he set last year -- and two touchdowns.
Up Next: No. 11 Georgia vs. No. 2 Florida (Oct. 27 - AT JACKSONVILLE FL), Kentucky at Missouri (Oct. 27)
No. 12 Mississippi State 45 (7-0) , Middle Tennessee 3 (4-3) Recap »
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Mississippi State RB LaDarius Perkins scored on a 64-yard run in the third quarter to give the Bulldogs a 17-3 lead.Tyler Russell. The Mississippi State QB completed 17 of 21 passes for 191 yards and three touchdowns.2. Perkins is one of only two FBS running backs to have a rushing touchdown in every game this season.
Up Next: Middle Tennessee vs. North Texas (Oct. 27), No. 12 Mississippi State at No. 1 Alabama (Oct. 27)
No. 14 Florida State 33 (7-1) , Miami (FL) 20 (4-4) Recap »
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Devonta Freeman capped off a seven-play drive with a TD run early in the fourth quarter. That gave FSU a 23-13 lead that it'd never relinquish.Dustin Hopkins. The Florida State kicker put an early miss behind him and made four field goals down the stretch, giving the Seminoles a scoring boost.121. Florida State racked up 121 yards in penalties on the road and had to overcome some unfavorable calls to beat the Hurricanes.
Up Next: No. 14 Florida State vs. Duke (Oct. 27), Miami (FL) vs. Virginia Tech (Nov. 1)
No. 15 Rutgers 35 (7-0) , Temple 10 (3-3) Recap »
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Rutgers' defense found its footing at halftime, blanking Temple after the break after allowing 10 first-half points. Jawan Jamison, who rushed for 114 yards on 19 carries and caught five passes for 81 yards, including a 32-yard TD. 271. Held to just 110 yards in the first half, the Scarlet Knights exploded in the second, racking up 271 yards.
Up Next: No. 15 Rutgers vs. Kent State (Oct. 27), Temple at Pittsburgh (Oct. 27)
No. 16 Louisville 27 (7-0) , South Florida 25 (2-5) Recap »
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Adrian Bushell intercepted B.J. Daniels as USF was driving to get into field goal range. Teddy Bridgewater. He passed for 256 yards and engineered the Cardinals' game-winning drive. 1-9. The Bulls have lost four straight and have won just once in their past 10 Big East games.
Up Next: South Florida vs. Syracuse (Oct. 27), No. 16 Louisville vs. Cincinnati (Oct. 26)
No. 17 Texas Tech 56 (6-1) , No. 23 TCU 53 (5-2) (3 )Recap »
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Seth Doege found Alex Torres for an 8-yard TD after TCU could muster only a field goal. Doege. He passed for 318 yards and seven touchdowns, including three in OT. 0. Despite running 69 plays through three overtimes, Tech didn't turn the ball over.
Up Next: No. 17 Texas Tech at No. 3 Kansas State (Oct. 27), No. 23 TCU at Oklahoma State (Oct. 27)
No. 19 Clemson 38 (6-1) , Virginia Tech 17 (4-4) Recap »
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Xavier Brewer picked off Marcus Davis in the fourth quarter to set up Clemson's final score. Clemson's defense, which allowed a season-low in points to an FBS team and had three INTs.1992. The Hokies have four losses before the end of October for the first time since 1992.
Up Next: Virginia Tech at Miami (FL) (Nov. 1), No. 19 Clemson at Wake Forest (Oct. 25)
No. 20 Stanford 21 (5-2) , California 3 (3-5) Recap »
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Isi Sofele was stuffed on 4th down in the fourth quarter, ending any Cal comeback. The Cardinal's defense, which allowed just 217 yards while forcing three turnovers.3. Stanford's defense allowed just three rushing yards on 28 Cal carries.
Up Next: No. 20 Stanford vs. Washington State (Oct. 27), California at Utah (Oct. 27)
Toledo 29 (7-1) , No. 21 Cincinnati 23 (5-1) Recap »
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Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux was intercepted on the final play of the game. The loss was the Bearcats' first of the season.David Fluellen. The Toledo running back provided a consistent attack for the Rockets, rushing for 161 yards on 25 carries in the victory.15. Toledo kicker Jeremiah Detmer accounted for 15 points -- more than half of his team's scoring -- Saturday against the Bearcats.
Up Next: No. 21 Cincinnati at No. 16 Louisville (Oct. 26), Toledo at Buffalo (Oct. 27)
No. 22 Boise State 32 (6-1) , UNLV 7 (1-7) Recap »
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The MWC's best defensive team versus its worst unit was always going to be a mismatch. Boise State's defense, which allowed just 210 yards and forced three turnovers.47. The Broncos have won 47 straight in the month of October, a streak dating back to 2001.
Up Next: UNLV at San Diego State (Oct. 27), No. 22 Boise State at Wyoming (Oct. 27)
Oklahoma State 31 (4-2) , No. 24 Iowa State 10 (4-3) Recap »
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OSU knows no lead is safe vs. Iowa State. The Pokes avoided a repeat of last season's disaster. Joseph Randle, who rushed for 151 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 24 carries. 63. With the win, Mike Gundy became Oklahoma State's all-time winningest coach.
Up Next: No. 24 Iowa State vs. Baylor (Oct. 27), Oklahoma State vs. TCU (Oct. 27)
No. 25 Texas 56 (5-2) , Baylor 50 (3-3) Recap »
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Texas turned a fumble recovery into a touchdown to make it a two-score game late in the third quarter. Baylor couldn't dig out of that hole.Joe Bergeron. The Longhorns' running back scored touchdowns on runs of 15, 2, 9, 4 and 8 yards, finishing with 117 total rushing yards to go along with his five TDs.1,065. Texas has allowed 1,065 rushing yards in its past four games, including 255 to Baylor on Saturday. That's stunning for a team that was supposed to rely on its defense.
Up Next: Baylor at Iowa State (Oct. 27), No. 25 Texas at Kansas (Oct. 27)

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