10. Oregon 56, Arizona 31
Oregon entered the Pac 12 season on a high note picking apart the Wildcats. LaMichael James ran all over the place for 288 yards and 2 touchdowns. This game was an absolute shootout with a combined 996 yards of total offense. Oregon takes Saturday off and prepares to host California in Thursday night battle.
9. Nebraska 38, Wyoming 14
Just when the Cowboys had the Nebraska offense controlled with Taylor Martinez, Rex Burkhead took over. Burkhead ran for 170 yards and 2 touchdowns. This week is the Cornhuskers introduction to the Big Ten, as they head to Camp Randall to battle Wisconsin in prime time.
7. Oklahoma State 30, 8. Texas A&M 29
This Big 12 battle lived up to expectations and came right down to the wire. The Aggies got the scoring started when Ryan Tannehill scored from 65 yards out and dominated the Cowboys to a 20-3 lead at the half. Brandon Weeden’s 438 yards and 2 touchdowns helped lead the Cowboys back as Oklahoma State outscored them 27-9 in the second half. Texas A&M has another test this week in Dallas against Arkansas and Oklahoma State has the weekend off to prepare for Kansas.
6. Wisconsin 59, South Dakota 10
Russell Wilson continues to shred secondaries as he threw for 345 yards and 3 touchdowns in a rout of South Dakota. The Badgers also demolished the Coyotes on the ground, with Montee Ball and James White running for 183 yards and 3 touchdowns. Wisconsin hosts Nebraska in a huge Big Ten battle Saturday night.
4. Boise St 41, Tulsa 21
Kellen Moore has found a new weapon to replace Young and Pettis, and his name is Tyler Shoemaker. He had 102 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns helping Kellen Moore throw for 279 yards and 4 touchdowns. The Broncos host Nevada this week on the smurf turf.
3. Alabama 38, Arkansas 14
The Trent Richardson Show had a special guest this week, his quarterback, A.J. McCarron. He threw for 200 yards and 2 touchdowns in a battle that the Crimson Tide “rolled” in. Richardson was solid running for 126 yards but never found the end zone. The Tide head to the Swamp for a crucial SEC battle Saturday night.
2. LSU 47, West Virginia 21
The crowd in Morgantown saw close to 900 yards of total offense, in a game the Mountaineers were competitive in for three quarters. West Virginia crept within a touchdown late in the third with a 1-yard run, but quickly allowed a 99-yard kickoff return to put the Tigers right back in the driver’s seat. Jarrett Lee only threw for 180 yards compared to Geno Smith’s 463, but found the end zone three times. Its get easier for LSU this week as they host Kentucky.
1. Oklahoma 38, Missouri 28
The score did not indicate how much the Sooners dominated the Tigers. Oklahoma had a commanding 31-14 lead through three quarters behind Landry Jones’s 448 yards and 3 touchdowns. Missouri scored twice in the fourth quarter behind 532 yards of total offense but still lost by ten. The Sooners will keep rolling this week as they host Ball State.