College Football Recap

Stats of the Day:

  • 6-1 – Record of the higher seed of the 7 games played that pitted two ranked teams.
  • 17 – Number of touchdowns caught by Texas Tech’s Michael Crabtree, catching three more in the Red Raiders’ 42-17 victory over Iowa St. Just six games into the season, Crabtree broke the freshman record of 14 TD catches held by three players. He already tied the Big 12 season record set by Rashaun Woods of Oklahoma State (2002) and is currently on pace to shatter the Division I record of 27 TDs. He is halfway through the season, but Texas Tech plays three of their last six games against ranked opponents. I’ll keep a Crabtree Watch every week for this.
  • 35 – Streak of consecutive home games won by USC snapped after they were upset by Stanford, 24-23. The 41-point underdogs intercepted Booty 4 times, returning one back, and held the Trojan backs to under 100 yards for the first time this season. (USC’s previous season-low was 207 rushing yards.)

Upset of the Day: #2 USC (4-1) 23 – 24 Stanford (2-3)
It seems like analysts are quick to call every new upset the worst upset in college football history. Opening weekend held Michigan on a pedestal and now, it’s USC’s turn. Hopefully, people can finally return to Earth after this talk of this year’s USC team being possibly one of the greatest ever.
Scare of the Day: #6 South Florida (5-0) 35 – 23 Florida Atlantic (3-3)
The Bulls almost gave this game away, turning the ball over four times, before closing it out in the final minutes. South Florida survived to put a Big East team in the Top 5.
Surprise of the Day: Notre Dame (1-5) 20 – 6 UCLA (4-2)
Who would’ve guessed the Fighting Irish were going to win their first game of the season in their sixth week? And to do so in a mini-upset over UCLA goes to show how much of a down season it’s been for ND. Tough luck but Notre Dame’s next two games are against #4 BC and #10 USC.

Top Five in the AP Poll:

  1. LSU (6-0, SEC)
  2. California (5-0, Pac-10)
  3. Ohio State (6-0, Big Ten)
  4. Boston College (6-0, ACC)
  5. South Florida (5-0, Big East)

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