College Football Recap Week 3

By BJ

Chris Wells (and the Buckeyes) were a no-show at the Coliseum in a game that provided absolutely no drama. That could be found elsewhere, as there were several matchups that pitted Top-25 programs this weekend. East Carolina rewarded with the 14th seed has to squeak by Tulane while the Pac-10 replaced the ACC as this week’s awful-looking conference with upsets to No. 15 Arizona St and No. 23 California (and UCLA’s worst loss in 79 years) and No. 16 Oregon needing overtime to win their ballgame.

Upset of the Day: #15 Arizona St (2-1) 20 – 23 UNLV (2-1) OT
UNLV scored 13 unanswered points to finish the game, including the game-tying touchdown with 18 seconds left in regulation. The Wildcats then had their game-tying field goal blocked in overtime in an untimely loss, as they have a tough four-game stretch ahead in No. 2 Georgia, No. 23 California, No. 1 USC and No. 16 Oregon.
Scare of the Day: #2 Georgia (3-0) 14 – 7 South Carolina (1-2)
The Bulldogs continued with their penalty-filled ways, this time being tagged with 11 penalties for 112 yards. Their defense won the game, holding the Gamecocks scoreless for the last two and a half quarters, including an interception at their three-yard line with 13 seconds remaining. They’re sure to drop in the polls from this unimpressive showing.
Game of the Day: #13 Kansas (2-1) 34 – 37 # 19 South Florida (3-0)
South Florida is looking to remain a dominant force in the college football nation after their collapse last season, and a win over the solid Jayhawks solidifies them as a legimitate threat this season and helps Missouri out in the Big 12. A highly offensive game (8 touchdowns and 892 yards of total offense between the two teams) saw Matt Grothe match his junior counterpart Todd Reesing with 338 yards, 2 passing TDs and 1 rushing TD, as the Bulls kicked the game-winning field goal with no time left.

How the Top Five Fared

  1. (2-0) – def. #5 Ohio St (2-1) 35-3
  2. (3-0) – def. South Carolina (1-2) 14-7
  3. (3-0) – def. Washington (0-3) 55-14
  4. (2-0) – Idle
  5. (2-1) – lost to #1 USC (2-0) 35-3

Heisman Watch

Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma – This week: 18/21, 304 yards, 5 TD, 0 INT
Season: 64/81, 882 yards, 12 TD, 2 INT
Chase Daniel, QB, Missouri – This week: 23/28, 405 yards, 4 TD, 0 INT
Season: 65/90, 973 yards, 10 TD, 1 INT, 9 car, 46 yards
Mark Sanchez, QB, USC – This week: 17/28, 172 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT
Season: 43/63, 510 yards, 7 TD, 2 INT
Tim Tebow, QB, Florida – This week: Idle
Season: 30/49, 393 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT, 22 car, 92 yards

GOTW Preview: #7 LSU (2-0) @ #9 Auburn (3-0), 4:45p PT on ESPN
Auburn just got by Mississippi St in their SEC opener this week by a baseball score of 3-2 but get to host the defending champs in their SEC opener in what should be a defensive struggle, as the two teams have combined to allow just 31 points in five games. Look for LSU to take this one in an all-Tigers duel led by junior running back Charles Scott, who has 23 carries for 262 yards and 4 touchdowns on the season.

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One response to “College Football Recap Week 3

  1. It was not a good weekend for the ACC and Pac-10.

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