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2022 College Football Week Three Round Up – Penn State On The Up

2022 College Football Week Three Round Up – Penn State On The Up

Week three of the 2022 college football season was a whole lot less eventful than last week with only one ranked team succumbing to an unranked opponent. Even here it was not a huge upset given Washington who beat no 11 Michigan State is now 3-0. They are likely to replace the Spartans in the rankings this week.

Only three ranked teams lost in total and although the higher ranked team lost in the other two games they were on the road. Oregon looked pretty beating BYU by three TDs and led 38-7 going into the 4th quarter. The Ducks might actually be quite a good team which speaks volumes for Georgia.

In the other all-ranked game Texas A&M got back on track, hanging n to beat a disappointing Miami 17-9. The Hurricanes were missing their No1 WR and sadly the supporting cast proceeded to drop a number of key passes.

Making A Statement

Penn State was surprisingly overlooked (not by us of course) pre-season but now at 3-0, they will be pushing towards the top 10 thanks to a mighty impressive road win at Auburn. The Nittany Lions ran for 245 yards and forced four turnovers while holding Auburn’s highly regarded RB Tank Bigsby to only 39 yards! They didn’t do as well against the pass but this Penn State team might actually be a threat in the B10 East.

Not Too Impressive

Florida & Wake Forest both won but struggled against opposition they were expected to manhandle. Liberty could have won the game but a failed 2pt conversion gave Wake Forest a win they barely deserved. It was a great game for the neutral though being back and forward with plenty of lead changes and turnovers! The Deamon Deacons will have to play a whole lot better if they are to repeat last season’s heroics.

Florida similarly had to rely on their opponents to secure the win. It took a late fourth-quarter TD for the Gators to regain the lead and only a botched field goal attempt prevented the game from going to OT. This was not the bounce-back win Florida was hoping for after last week’s painful loss to Kentucky.

The rest of the week’s top 25 games pretty much followed the script with Georgia continuing to look impressive.  They lost 15 players in the draft but might actually be even better than last year.


AP Top 25 Results For Week Three

No.1 Georgia 48 @ South Carolina 7

UL Monroe 7 @ No.2 Alabama 63

Toledo 21 @ No.3 Ohio State 77

UConn 0 @ No.4 Michigan 59

Louisiana Tech 20 @ No.5 Clemson 48

No.6 Oklahoma 49 @ Nebraska 14

Fresno State 17 @ No.7 USC 45

Arkansas-Pine Bluff 7 @ No.8 Oklahoma State 63

Youngstown State 0 @ No.9 Kentucky 31

Missouri State 27 @ No.10 Arkansas 38

No.11 Michigan State 28 @ Washington 39

No.12 BYU 20 @ No.25 Oregon 41

No.13 Miami 9 @ No.24 Texas A&M 17

San Diego State 7 @ No.14 Utah 35

Akron 6 @ No.15 Tennessee 63

Texas Tech 14 @ No.16 NC State 27

Texas State 7 @ No.17 Baylor 42

South Florida 28 @ No.18 Florida 31

Liberty 36 @ No.19 Wake Forest 37

No.20 Ole Miss 42 @ Georgia Tech 0

UTSA 20 @ No.21 Texas 41

No.22 Penn State 41 @ Auburn 12

No. 23 Pittsburgh 34 @ Western Michigan 13


Entertaining Game of the Week

Plenty to choose from but for us, the honours go to…

Troy 28 @ Appalachian State 32

A good hard-fought encounter with plenty of offense and a whacky ending that clinched it for us…


Honourable mention goes to Florida State who moved to 3-0 with a nice win at Louisville. Plenty of 4th quarter action and an excellent performance in defeat from Cardinals QB Malik Cunningham. He led the stats in passing and rushing ending up with 370 combined yards and 3 TDs—Shades of Lamar Jackson on show.


Performance of the Week

Once again we are doffing our cap to an FCS programme. This week the award goes to Southern Illinois for their excellent road win against Big Ten Northwestern. This is the first FSC win over a Power 5 team this season and was well deserved. A late TD by the Wildcats made the score slightly less embarrassing and South Illinois also missed two Field goals.

Honourable mention goes to Bowling Green who brought Marshall crashing back down to earth with a 34-31 OT win. marshall was their own worst enemy in this one. They put up 170 more yards of offense but lost the turnover battle 3-0.

One You Might Have Missed

Kansas 48 @ Houston 30 

As we mentioned Kansas hadn’t started a season 2-0 since 2011 and now low and behold they are 3-0 thanks to an excellent win at Houston, who big things were expected of pre-season. The Jayhawks have not won this many games since 2009 and haven’t been to a bowl game since 2008. They are already halfway to eligibility.

So thats week three in the bag and it will be interesting to see how the voters react to the big wins by Penn State & Washington.

Check out our other 2022 Weekly Round Ups here


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