No top-25 matchups? No problem!
Despite a dull slate of games this Saturday, college football brought the drama.
Missouri upset Kansas State on a last-second, 61-yard field goal, Ohio — not Ohio State! — stunned Iowa State and South Alabama — not Alabama! — won at Oklahoma State. Duke, Wake Forest, Rutgers, Washington State, Oregon State and Kansas are all 3-0 (who knew?).
Georgia (South Carolina), Texas (Wyoming) and Colorado (CSU) needed second-half rallies to win, and in Brian Ferentz Watch, Iowa cracked the 25-point mark for the first time this season (his contract calls for the Hawkeyes to average at least 25 points this season for him to be retained).
BYU won at Arkansas (on this absurd touchdown catch) to continue the SEC’s woeful non-conference performance. The league drops to 5-7 in Power Five non-conference games this year. Stanford coach Troy Taylor lost to his old team, Sacramento State (the first FCS-over-Power Five result of the season), and Michigan completed its Jim Harbaugh-less opening three games unbeaten.
But maybe the biggest eye-popper for a second consecutive Saturday was Alabama. South Florida further exposed more of the Tide’s problems. Nick Saban and offensive coordinator Tommy Rees have plenty to fix before Ole Miss visits Tuscaloosa. The Tide has problems at two of the most important parts of a football team: quarterback and offensive line.
Bama played two more quarterbacks Saturday in the 17-3 win, Notre Dame transfer Tyler Buchner and redshirt freshman Ty Simpson, after benching last week’s starter, Jalen Milroe. In an indictment of the Tide’s O-line, USF finished with its most sacks in a game (five) since playing UConn in 2019.
Enough about the Tide’s issues. Let’s get to our new Top 10.
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