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Other than the Oklahoma Sooners falling from the unseated ranks, there were no real surprises this weekend. There was some big movement within the top ten because head to head results actually matter. Here’s a look at the most recent top ten:
1. Georgia Bulldogs (10-0) defeated Tennessee Volunteers 41-17
The Bulldogs pulled away from the Volunteers to get the win. Quarterback Stetson Bennett went 17-29 for 213 yards and a touchdown. Running back James Cook ran for 104 yards and two touchdowns. The defense showed some chinks in the armor but forced two turnovers and had six sacks.
Next game- vs. Charleston Southern Buccaneers
2. Alabama Crimson Tide (9-1) defeated New Mexico State Aggies 59-3
The Crimson Tide demolished the Aggies to earn the easy victory. Quarterback Bryce Young was on target, going 21-23 for 270 yards and five touchdowns. Running back Brian Robinson Jr. rushed for 99 yards and two touchdowns. Wide receiver Jameson Williams had 158 receiving yards and three touchdowns. The defense held New Mexico State to 138 total yards, forced a turnover and had seven sacks.
Next game- vs. Arkansas Razorbacks
3. Cincinnati Bearcats (10-0) defeated USF Bulls 45-28
The Bearcats jumped out to a big halftime lead over the Bulls and cruised to a win. Quarterback Desmond Ridder was sharp, going 31-39 for 304 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. The defense looked vulnerable but forced four turnovers and had three sacks.
Next game- vs. SMU Mustangs
4. Oregon Ducks (9-1) defeated Washington State Cougars 38-24
The Ducks used the ground attack to down the Cougars for the victory. Quarterback Anthony Brown Jr. went 17-22 for 135 yards and a touchdown. He also added 125 rushing yards and a touchdown. Running back Byron Caldwell ran for 98 yards and two touchdowns. The defense contained Washington State’s Air Raid attack and forced three turnovers.
Next game- at Utah Utes
5. Ohio State Buckeyes (9-1) defeated Purdue Boilermakers 59-31
The Buckeyes used a big scoring first half to get the win over the Boilermakers. Quarterback C.J. Stroud was outstanding, going 31-38 for 361 yards and five touchdowns. Running backs Miyan Williams (117 rushing yards) and Treveyon Henderson (98 rushing yards/two touchdowns) led the ground and pound part of the offense. Wide receivers Jaxon Smith-Njigba (139 receiving yards/one touchdown) and Garrett Wilson (126 receiving yards/three touchdowns) led the air assault. The defense made enough plays early and forced two turnovers.
Next game- vs. #6 Michigan State Spartans
6. Michigan State Spartans (9-1) defeated Maryland Terrapins 40-21
The Spartans rebounded from last week’s loss to get the win against the Terrapins. Quarterback Payton Thorne went 23-30 for 287 yards with four touchdowns and an interception. Running back Kenneth Walker III ran for 143 yards and two touchdowns. Wide receiver Jayden Reed had 114 receiving yards and two touchdowns. The defense gave up some yards but made enough plays and forced a turnover.
Next game- at #5 Ohio State Buckeyes
7. Michigan Wolverines (9-1) defeated Penn State Nittany Lions 21-17
The Wolverines survived the Nittany Lions to get the victory. Quarterback Cade McNamara went 19-29 for 217 yards and three touchdowns. Running back Hassan Haskins ran for 156 yards. The defense came up big at the end of the game, had seven sacks and forced a turnover.
Next game- vs. #5 Ohio State Buckeyes
8. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9-1) defeated Virginia Cavaliers 28-3
The Fighting Irish controlled the game and got the win over the Cavaliers. Quarterback Jack Coan went 15-20 for 132 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. The defense held Virginia under 300 total yards and forced two turnovers.
Next game- vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
9. Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-1) defeated TCU Horned Frogs 63-17
The Cowboys destroyed the Horned Frogs for the win. Quarterback Spencer Sanders went 17-22 for 235 yards and a touchdown. Running backs Dominic Richardson (134 rushing yards/two touchdowns) and Jayden Warren (113 rushing yards/three touchdowns) controlled the game’s tempo. The defense held TCU under 300 total yards:
Next game- at Texas Tech Red Raiders
10. UTSA (10-0) defeated Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles 27-17
The Roadrunners survived some sloppy play against the Golden Eagles to get the win. Quarterback Frank Harris went 17-30 for 227 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Running back Sincere McCormick ran for 90 yards and a touchdown. Wide receiver Joshua Cepheus had 106 receiving yards and a touchdown. The defense held Southern Mississippi under 200 total yards and forced three turnovers.
Next game- vs. UAB Blazers