The Buckeyes let Troy stick around for three and a half quarters but displayed an impressive performance in freshman pass-run quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who made his first start replacing Todd Boeckman. After needing overtime last week, Oregon falls to Boise St, knocking the third Pac-10 team out of the Top 25 in the past two weeks and making USC the only ranked team in the conference. And what a show in Auburn!
Upset of the Day: #15 East Carolina (3-1) 24 – 30 North Carolina St (2-2) OT
East Carolina couldn’t handle the pressure of being ranked, losing in overtime after a shaky win over Tulane the week before. Game ball goes to freshman quarterback Russell Wilson, who threw for 210 yards and three touchdowns and added 26 rushing yards and threw the game-tying touchdown pass with 1:12 left in regulation, as the Wolfpack defeat the Pirates for the second straight year.
Scare of the Day: #12 South Florida (4-0) 17 – 9 Florida International (0-3)
The Bulls led 17-0 until late in the fourth quarter but struggled offensively against a team that has now lost 25 of its last 26 games, just a week after upsetting a strong Kansas Jayhawks program.
Game of the Day: #6 LSU (3-0) 26 – 21 #10 Auburn (3-1)
In a back-and-forth fourth quarter, LSU scored the game-winner with 1:03 left. Charles Scott, who had 21 carries for 132 yards, couldn’t find the endzone for the first time this season, but it was okay, thanks to three touchdown passes. The defending champs can’t celebrate for long, as they head to Florida in two weeks to face the Gators.
How the Top Five Fared
- (2-0) – Idle
- (3-0) – Idle
- (4-0) – def. Arizona St (2-2) 27-10
- (3-0) – def. Tennessee (1-2) 30-6
- (4-0) – def. Buffalo (2-2) 42-21
Chase Daniel, QB, Missouri – This week: 36/43, 439 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT, 4 car, 16 yards
Season: 101/133, 1,412 yards, 12 TD, 1 INT, 13 car, 62 yards
Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma – This week: Idle
Season: 64/81, 882 yards, 12 TD, 2 INT
Mark Sanchez, QB, USC – This week: Idle
Season: 43/63, 510 yards, 7 TD, 2 INT
Tim Tebow, QB, Florida – This week: 8/15, 96 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT, 12 car, 26 yards
Season: 38/64, 489 yards, 5 TD, 0 INT, 34 car, 118 yards
GOTW Preview: #8 Alabama (4-0) @ #3 Georgia (4-0), 4:45p PT on ESPN
SEC conference play is well under way now, and look no further than that conference to provide at least one match up of powerhouses butting heads. The preseason No. 1 Bulldogs will be at home against Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide, which have looked unbeatable in four games this season.
Junior back Glen Coffee will try to set the tone, who last week against Arkansas, had just 10 carries for a career-high 162 yards and 2 touchdowns. Not to be outdone is Georgia back Knowshon Moreno, who had 23 carries for 149 yards and 2 touchdowns against Arizona State. The Bulldogs defense better step up as advertised, as their offense has only produced 41 points in the last two games. Look for them to take care of business at home in what should be a hard-fought contest in Athens.