Stats of the Day:
- 13 – The longest current winning streak in the nation snapped by Kentucky’s 3OT win over LSU, 43-37.
- 11 – The number of years since the last time the top 2 seeds in the AP Poll both lost on the same day. No. 2 California lost to Oregon State, 31-28.
- 0 – Number of touchdowns caught by Texas Tech’s Michael Crabtree in the Red Raiders’ 35-7 victory over Texas A&M, keeping him at 17 for the season. He did pack on another 170 yards on 8 catches, leading the nation in those three categories and scoring. Next week, the newly-ranked Red Raiders, at No. 22, play at No. 15 Missouri.
Upset of the Day: #2 California (5-1) 28 – 31 Oregon State (4-3)
For the second straight week, the No. 2 seed in the AP Poll falls, both being a Pac-10 team. DeSean Jackson had a very disappointing day with 4 receptions on 5 yards, and backup freshman Kevin Riley made a huge mental mistake to try and run rather than throw the ball away with 14 seconds left. What should have been an easy 29-yard game-tying field goal never managed to occur, as time ran out for the Bears. Cal dropped to No. 10 in the AP Poll.
Scare of the Day: #10 USC (5-1) 20 – 13 Arizona (2-5)
Arizona led in the second half and forced Mission Viejo star Mark Sanchez, who received his first career nod at USC in lieu of John David Booty, to engineer a fourth quarter comeback, as he looked off all game and threw two picks. Despite the win, USC dropped to No. 13, which is good for fourth in their own conference behind No. 7 Oregon, No. 10 California and No. 12 Arizona State.
Surprise of the Day: #14 Arizona State (7-0) 44 – 20 Washington (2-4)
It wasn’t the good win that was surprising. It was the reasoning behind one AP Poll voter who thought the win was so impressive, he gave currently 12th-ranked ASU a top vote in the nation, that was so surprising. No doubt the Sun Devils are off to a hot start, but I can’t help but to think this person is somehow affiliated with the school. After a bye next week, they will put their undefeated record on the line for a month of solid opposition, beginning with No. 10 California.
Top Five in the BCS Standings:
- Ohio State (7-0, Big Ten)
- South Florida (6-0, Big East)
- Boston College (7-0, ACC)
- LSU (6-1, SEC)
- Oklahoma (6-1, Big 12)