The defense was holding Michigan State in check and had not given up a third-down conversion until the Spartans' final series. "He probably could have played but we felt like we couldn't risk having him out for another couple of weeks if something happened".
Saturday didn't teach us a ton about where a lot of teams stand, but we did have a great time watching all the drama unfold. You win the turnover margin, you have a very good chance to win the game.
"And I think that's the biggest issue that you face in these kinds of games".
South Florida (18th), San Diego State and North Carolina State round out the Top 20. A home game with MI followed by a tough road test at Ohio State certainly won't be easy.
Michigan State picked off three passes and recovered two fumbles in a 14-10 upset of No. 7 Michigan on Saturday night at the rain-soaked Big House. The eighth-ranked Horned Frogs have already beaten Oklahoma State but proved they were for real on Saturday by surviving No. 23 West Virginia in a back-and-forth, 31-24 win. The Wolverines wilted after that as Eddie McDoom dropped a pass and they had to back up 5 yards due to a delay-of-game penalty. They followed up a home victory against USC with a blowout victory at OR on Saturday night.
MI could not overcome many mistakes, including five turnovers and several costly penalties.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Miami running back Mark Walton's season is over, with the 11th-ranked Hurricanes saying Sunday that their leading rusher will need surgery on his right ankle later this week.
The Wolverines were failing to score touchdowns in the red zone, struggling to find a groove in the passing game and searching for consistency on the ground before losing 14-10 at home to the Spartans. He was 18 of 26 for 270 yards with a TD and an interception in last month's 28-10 win at Purdue. "We left we needed to show support".
Anthony Johnson was Drew Anderson's favorite and most reliable target in Buffalo's tough 71-68 loss to the Western Michigan Broncos in seven overtimes. "We were going to have to do better than we did last week".
A large part of Ohio State's massive 62-14 victory over Maryland was the Buckeyes' standout offensive line. I'm the kind of guy who is watching basketball at 7 PM and then watching tennis at 1 A.M.
The difference in this game wasn't bye-week rust, the last play, the refs, the nature of an in-state rivalry or the wind, rain and wrath of Mother Nature.
The losses for the teams in the AP top 25 only muddles the CFB playoff picture as a nearly-flawless record is required if a team wants to be one of the four teams to get a shot at the national title.