With no actual upsets in the top 25 this week, the spotlight is turned towards close calls:

UM escapes from sub-par oppenent, again!

Michigan survives UConn in a 24-21 victory. The blue and Maize found themselves down 21-7 in the middle of the third quarter before they decided to managing to take the game back. When you give up 2 fumbles and throw 2 picks you are lucky to win the game, even against UConn. I thought that deja vu was located in Ypsilanti…

Irish get by with a little help from their friends (and the refs?)

Notre Dame hosts the Spartan’s in another defensive slug-fest, like so many in the rival’s storied history. MSU was charged with four pass interference calls which helped pave the way to an unconvincing Irish victory.

Does anybody hear that? It’s the sound of two prideful programs falling in the top 25 rankings…

Bad news for Florida is worse news for Tennessee

Florida Quarterback Jeff Driskel broke his leg in the Gator’s win against Tennessee. To add insult to injury, the resulting pass was intercepted and returned for a touchdown. It didn’t seem to matter much because backup QB Tyler Murphy both threw and ran for a TD in the game.

Stanford forgot about the 4th quarter

Stanford played a fantastic 3 quarters against Arizona St, but giving up 21 points is no way to finish a game. I’m sure if coach Harbaugh was there, he wouldn’t have given up so many points in the 4th quar… oh wait, the 49ers gave up 2 touchdowns or more in the last two games they played.

Kiffin is 3-1, but nobody is happy about it

Utah State takes USC to the ropes, and then Kiffin manages a 4th quarter field goal to win the game. Being 3-1 never looked so bad for the Trojans…

Back Up QB breaks record for OSU

OSU QB Braxton Miller is out with an injury, So backup Kenny Guiton sets a school by throwing 6 TDs in their game against Florida AM. Then again, Guiton did throw an interception to Florida AM, so that kinda evens things out, right?

LSU wins in Tiger fight

The tigers beat the tigers, who’d have guess? Les Miles was happy with the way LSU jumped to a lead, but would have liked to not allow 21 second half points to Auburn.

Clemson’s Battle excuses himself from the game by throwing a mean uppercut

Clemson beats NC State, but will sit O-lineman Isaiah Battle for uppercutting a NC State defensive back because why not when get yourself ejected when your team is barely up on a NC State team that has a history of defeating top 10 opponents?

Mack Brown wins his Big 12 opener, this wouldn’t have been news 3 years ago…

Texas holds on for the win against K-State despite losing QB Ash for the game and LB Hicks for the season while Mack Brown probably holds on to his job against Longhorn nation despite “SABAN 2014 t-shirts being sold at tailgates.

 

Conference Win/Loss Records

AAC (former Big East): 18-14

ACC: 34-13

Big12: 22-11

Big Ten: 36-11

Pac-12: 32-7

SEC: 35-14