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College Football 2018 Week Eight – No 2 Ranked Ohio State lose

College Football 2018 Week Eight – No 2 Ranked Ohio State lose

Week Eights results were less turbulent than last weeks, however, it did include a major upset as Ohio State were routed by Purdue in their Big 10 clash. Six of the AP top 25 were not playing and only Cincinnati lost to unranked opposition.  The results panned out as follows:

1 Alabama – won at Tennessee 58-21

2 Ohio State – lost at Purdue 49-20

3 Clemson – beat No 16 North Carolina State 41-7

4 Notre Dame – didn’t play

5 LSU – beat No 22 Miss State 19-3

6 Michigan – won at No 22 Michigan State 21-7

7 Texas – didn’t play

8 Georgia – didn’t play

9 Oklahoma – won 52-27 at TCU

10 UCF – won 37-10 at East Carolina

11 Florida – didn’t play

12 Oregon – Lost at No 25 Washington State 34-20

13 West Virginia – didn’t play

14 Kentucky – Beat Vanderbilt 14-7

15 Washington – Beat Colorado 27-13

16 NC State – Lost to Clemson

17 Texas A&M – didn’t play

18 Penn State – won at Indiana 33-28

19 Iowa – beat Maryland 23-0

20 Cincinnati – lost at Temple 24-17 in OT

21 South Florida – beat UConn 38-30

22 Mississippi State – Lost to LSU

23 Wisconsin – Beat Illinois 49-20

24 Michigan State – Lost to Michigan

25 Washington State – Beat Oregon

This means that the PAC-12’s slim playoff hopes now rest with Washington State, while UCF has 20 consecutive wins, however, beating East Carolina won’t do too much for their standing and they have a long way to go to beat Oklahoma’s record of 47. The Big 10 clash Michigan against Ohio State on 24th November also just got a whole lot more interesting.

Other games worth a mention include:

Racking them up

Boise State 56, Colorado State 28 – Boise ran up a 35-0 lead in the 2nd Quarter and won ease despite having fewer yards of Offense and fewer 1st Downs. Winning the turnover battle 3-0 did help.

Is it Basketball?

This weeks award goes to Missouri 65, Memphis 33 who managed to rack up 44 points between them in the 2nd Quarter. Over 1000 yards of offense and 55 first downs kept the 52,917 crowd entertained as the game was only briefly close. This result sadly shows why UCF won’t be figuring in the playoffs this season even if they win out given they struggled big time against Memphis – who were then taken apart by a middling SEC team.

Game of the day

Old Dominion 37, Western Kentucky 34. Just for the sheer craziness, this was our game of the day. You couldn’t make the ending up as OD first tie things up with 9 seconds left then win the game with a field goal on an untimed down, following what can best be described as a “comedy of errors”, including a twice missed field goal by WK and a facemask penalty to keep the game alive and give OD the win.


Performance of the day

Nebraska 53, Minnesota 28 Scott Frost finally has a win and got it is some style.

Getting your Money’s Worth

Two games went to double overtime

Army 31, Miami-Ohio 30 – could have been 3 but Miami tried and failed on a 2pt conversion.
Syracuse 40, UNC 37 – Syracuse scored a late TD to take it to OT and then won it with another after UNC had to settle for a FG.

Looking Good

Buffalo 31 Toledo 17 – The Bulls go to 7-1 and should be heading for the MAC Conference Title game. They should also be knocking on the door for a top 25 ranking.

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