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Saturday, NC State dealt the Seminoles a big upset and decimated their national title hopes. Let's go back through the game-thread comments from our Florida State blog and re-live their pain.
The numbers that mattered in Week 6 of the 2012 college football season.
Week 6 in college football taught us to always follow Gus Malzahn wherever he goes, accept whatever Texas is willing to give you, and listen to wise Appalachian medical advice whenever it may arrive.
TWIS collects the dumbest, funniest, most frightening things said on the internet about college football. This week: Broken Seminoles! Don't underrate Duke! Texas fans sleeping on the couch! Clownshoes! Sleepless in East Hartford! Torches! Pitchforks! Kickball! Duke! SERIOUSLY DUKE.
Which college football coaches are rallying, and whose terms are on death's door? Also, Bud Elliott offers a look at the recruiting considerations for some of the country's hottest seats.
Alabama's grasp of No. 1 in the BlogPoll, viselike in previous weeks, is slipping. And it's a couple of SEC East schools making their charge at the throne.
How did this weekend's college football results impact recruiting?
Nuke Hopkins followed up a touchdown catch from Tajh Boyd with a little turnabout on the two-point conversion, but not without getting Georgia Tech's defense turned in pretty much every direction.
Ranking FBS' 16 remaining undefeated teams, from UTSA to Alabama.
The world's only college football show is also the world's saddest show of any kind after Florida State fell against a completely surprising (no) opponent. Elsewhere, an insane and possibly vegan Gator takes home the week's highest honor, Georgia's lawns will be cut insanely short and this is all Bud Selig's fault.
Geno Smith threw four more touchdowns to lead the West Virgina Mountaineers to a 48-45 victory over David Ash and the Texas Longhorns.
South Carolina rolled Georgia 35-7. Connor Shaw threw for 162 yards on only ten passes and rushed for over 70 yards as well, scoring three touchdowns in the process.
The Ohio State Buckeyes scored nine touchdowns in a 63-38 victory over the Nebraska Cornhuskers, with Braxton Miller piling up over 180 yards on the ground, Carlos Hyde adding 140 yards and four touchdowns, and the defense picking off Taylor Martinez four times.
The Florida Gators rallied with a two touchdown second half behind a huge Matt Elam fumble and steady doses of Mike Gillislee to beat the LSU Tigers 14-6.
Three of the top five and five of the top 15 college football teams lost in Week 7, meaning full-blown rankings haywire is on the way a week ahead of the year's first BCS standings. The AP and Coaches polls are coming out right here.
Mike Glennon of the N.C. State Wolfpack completed three fourth down conversions on the final drive, including one that was the game-winning touchdown to Bryan Underwood to upset third-ranked Florida State.
Will Oregon ever lose another game? Washington put up a fight on Saturday, but were overpowered by the Ducks, 52-21.
No. 25 UCLA looked like easy favorites in their match-up against the 1-4 Cal Bears. Nobody told Cal that information and they went on to trounce the Bruins 43-17.
That is one big, happy N.C. State fan all right. Elsewhere in FAN OF THE WEEK, West Virginia overalls man.
The No. 12 Ohio State Buckeyes knocked off the No. 21 Nebraska Cornhuskers 63-38 at Ohio Stadium.
The Memphis Tigers earned their first win under Justin Fuente, upsetting Rice in their C-USA opener on Saturday night.
The previously-unbeaten No. 3 Florida State Seminoles were upset by N.C. State on Saturday, after leading 16-0 at halftime.
The Wolfpack are seconds away from completely fouling up the national championship picture, ruining the ACC's title hopes and taking over the top headline on a day that saw three top-10 teams fall. Not bad.
The No. 9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish destroyed the Miami Hurricanes 41-3 at Soldier Field on Saturday night. With the win, the Fighting Irish have moved to 5-0 on the season.
The Vanderbilt Commodores were able to come back to beat the Missouri Tigers, 19-15, on the road at Faurot Field on Saturday
The West Virginia Mountaineers outlasted the Texas Longhorns, 48-45, in Austin on Saturday.
Cincinnati scored early and often as they easily beat Miami (OH) on Saturday.
West Virginia football, circa the Dana Holgorsen era, in a single image.
The Aggies overcame six turnovers to defeat the Rebels 30-27.
South Carolina pounced on Georgia early, scoring 21 first-quarter points en route to a 35-7 blowout victory.
Texas' Alex Okafor is pretty good at racking up stats of his own.
This 72-yard run by Braxton Miller set up Ohio State's first offensive touchdown of the night against Nebraska. It also made an entire stadium look silly.
You're probably watching a more important game right now (South Carolina's clobbering Georgia, Texas is up on West Virginia, and Ohio State's closing in on Nebraska!), so here's a reminder that Notre Dame really did dress like that.
The 14th-ranked Beavers ground out a home win to remain undefeated.
This isn't really the fault of Memphis fans, but my goodness is that an unflattering photograph.
Marquise Goodwin followed a 48-yard punt return with a catch-and-run that led to him getting momentarily knocked out of the game.
West Virginia, you have a Faceblock friend request!
Ace Sanders is a walking punt return touchdown, and by "walking" I mean "roaring past you at incredible speeds."
The North Carolina Tar Heels ran all over Virginia Tech Saturday afternoon, compiling 339 rushing yards and four touchdowns on the ground in their 48-34 victor over the Hokies.
It seemed like this one might be extremely tight at first with each team putting 14 points on the board in the first 15 minutes. But the Hokies would have to settle for field goals in the second quarter which allowed North Carolina to pull ahead with rushing touchdowns from Giovani Bernard (62 yards) and A.J. Blue (one yard).
The third quarter wasn't much fun for Virginia Tech either with the Hokies coughing up a fumble, throwing a pick and turning over of the ball on downs in three of their four drives. Virginia Tech's kick returner Demitri Knowles did manage to bring a kickoff back 93 yards for a touchdown but for the third straight quarter, UNC put up double digit points.
Things would get interesting in the final frame though with the Hokies moving 90 yards in five plays thanks to a 66-yard Logan Thomas to Corey Fuller touchdown connection. Thomas would find Fuller again for the two point conversion to cut the lead to 11 but UNC extended it back to 14 with a 40-yard Casey Barth field goal on the following drive.
That cushion would hold until the clock hit 0:00 with Thomas being sacked by LB Kevin Reddick and DT Sylvester Williams on fourth down of their final drive. After getting the ball back, Bernard would successfully run the remaining 2:48 off the clock to give the Tar Heels a big divisional win.
Box Score Hero: A.J. Blue had two rushing touchdowns but Giovani Bernard stole the show with 23 carries for 262 yards and a score.
Rankings Ramifications: Virginia Tech already dropped out of the USA Today Poll last week so this surely won't help. UNC could receive some votes if the AP takes note of their third straight dominating win.
But Did They Cover? North Carolina more than did their job as 1.5-point favorites.
Next Week's Schedule: The Hokies head back home to take on North Carolina's rival: the Duke Blue Devils. As for the Tar Heels, UNC will be beginning a two-game road trip as they head to Miami to face the Hurricanes.
The No. 4 LSU Tigers were toppled Saturday afternoon with RB Mike Gillislee and the Florida Gators pulling off a 14-6 upset at home.
The Michigan Wolverines dominated the Purdue Boilermakers in a 44-13 win on Saturday.
The Maryland Terrapins escaped with a 19-14 win over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in a game marred by sloppy play, three missed field goals, a missed extra point and five turnovers.
Oklahoma was too much for Texas Tech, winning 41-20.
Montee Ball took some time to get going, but he ended up scoring a pair of touchdowns as the Badgers defeated the Illini 31-14.
The Duke Blue Devils remain undefeated in ACC play with a 42-17 win over the Virginia Cavaliers.
The Northern Illinois Huskies bested the Ball State Cardinals on Saturday, winning 35-23.
Trailing by seven, Georgia Tech ran a play wide and deep in its own end zone and was stuffed for a safety.
Florida safety Matt Elam has played a tremendous game against LSU. His latest big play was to strip the ball from LSU's Odell Beckham Jr. to erase a 52 yard pass.
Two LSU linebackers left the game with injuries, which allowed Florida to score its first points of the game.
Matt Elam delivered quite a shot on this punt return. After the hit, he suggested LSU's return man take a nap.
Bowling Green trailed 10-0 at halftime but outscored the Zips 24-0 in the second half to improve to 3-3.
In an effort to attract more fans to the game, Georgia State dropped $10,000 in vouchers for a lucky number of students to collect.
Have we just witnessed the last jump pass in the long and storied history of LSU-Florida jump pass touchdowns?
Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase really just wanted a high five from the back judge. The back judge was having no part of it.
(via our friend Tom Fornelli)
LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger completes a pass to Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd on the Florida sideline. Floyd, emphatically, has a first down.
The North Carolina Tar Heels won their third straight game Saturday afternoon defeating the Virginia Tech Hokies 48-34 in a pivotal ACC Coastal division battle.
Matt Elam will hit you if you are friend or foe.
The Ohio Bobcats became the nation's first team to become bowl eligible today. The Bobcats improved to 6-0 on the season with a closer-than-expected 38-31 win over Buffalo. The game was tied 24-24 heading into the fourth quarter before Ryan Botkin added touchdown runs of 2 and 51 yards to put the Bobcats up for good. A late Buffalo touchdown closed the margin to seven, but the game was already decided.
With teams from the major conferences struggling pretty much nationwide, the unbeaten Bobcats will likely begin receiving more attention in the polls. Should they run the table, that opening weekend win over Penn State will look better and better and could be enough to make them a potential BCS team.
The Kent State Golden Flashes dominated the Eastern Michigan Eagles from the start, winning in blowout fashion 41-14.
The Army Black Knights have their first win of the season, and an upset over a BCS conference foe, after they beat Boston College, 34-31.
Why is Les Miles wearing a jacket on the sidelines in sunny, 79 degree weather? Just making sure his blood stays red, citizen.
Broncos use defense and opportunistic offense to blow out the Golden Eagles on their home field
Michigan State went down by 17 early on Saturday, but came back to win 31-27 over Indiana.
Mississippi St. improved to 5-0 on Saturday, defeating the Kentucky Wildcats, 27-14.
The Temple Owls put up a bevy of points in the second half and held off South Florida by blocking a late field goal attempt to win 37-28.
The Penn State Nittany Lions scored 22 unanswered points in the fourth quarter and knocked off the previously undefeated Northwestern Wildcats 39-28.
The No. 7 Kansas State Wildcats pulled away from Kansas by forcing four turnovers and putting up 28 points in the third quarter.
The Arkansas Razorbacks ended their four-game losing streak Saturday with a 24-7 victory over Auburn on the Tigers' home turf.
Penn State's about to put together a four-game winning streak and knock off the Big Ten's only unbeaten postseason-eligible team, thanks in large part to quarterback Matt McGloin.
The best part of Navy's win over Air Force? Easily the GIFs
Navy pulled off an upset on Saturday, defeating the Air Force Falcons, 28-21 in overtime.
Because college football head coaches make sure every detail is taken care of...
A ranked Rutgers team improved to 5-0 in a defensive struggle on Saturday, beating UConn 19-3.
Safety-conscious Dyrell Roberts halted Virginia Tech-North Carolina, thereby avoiding a little unintended arts and crafts time.
According to a report from NBC, Tommy Rees will start at quarterback over Everett Golson when the Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday night at Soldier Field.
The Mountaineers are in Texas, readying for their first-ever Big 12 road game, and the Mountaineer himself is just trying not to trample everything.
Jerry Springer, please help us parse your billboard hat. It sounds delicious, whatever it is!
Dan Mullen thought the Mississippi State defense was pretty good in the first half ... except for those pesky brain farts.
The Solid Verbal will be live on SB Nation at 7 p.m. ET, meaning you should have your laptop open while you settle in for Georgia-South Carolina and West Virginia-Texas.
Tackle of the day? Kansas brought down 6'5 powerhouse Collin Klein at the line, ruining a potential K-State scoring drive.
Clint Moseley is taking over as Auburn's quarterback, as the Tigers look to climb out of a 10-0 hole in the second half against the Arkansas Razorbacks.
An official calling the Northwestern-Penn State game collapsed after suffering a quad injury.
To be fair, the form displayed by Willie Wildcat was just about textbook.
In a battle for the SEC West cellar, Arkansas leads Auburn heading into halftime. One Tigers fans reaction sums the whole thing up.
Michigan State seems really upset today. Losing 17-7 to the lowly Hoosiers could have something to do with that.
Virginia Tech hadn't allowed a kick return for a touchdown since you were in like elementary school, probably.
Air Force's special uniforms for the Navy game pay tribute to the USAF's stealth aircraft. They also mean really big guys are wearing the names of really fast airplanes.
When College GameDay uses live animals, the result is always hilarious.
Last week Desmond Howard declared that he wasn't quite a believer in the Oregon State Beavers. Unfortunately, he chose to do so by declaring that he wasn't ready to drink "the Beaver Juice". Well, on College Gameday this morning, everything went crazy as David Pollack wore an In-N-Out Burger hat, delivered In-N-Out burgers to everyone on the set, and made a special delivery of "Beaver Juice" to poor Desmond.
Lyle McCombs was arrested Friday night, and is reportedly expected to sit out the first quarter against No. 22 Rutgers as a result.
Rutgers is wearing special jerseys today in keeping with their planned blackout for UConn, which kicks off at noon. Instead of the last names on the jerseys, Rutgers opted for "FAMILY" with periods to make it appear as an acronym. Looks like they forgot a period. (It stands for "Forget About Me, I Love You.")
South Carolina faces Georgia today. That doesn't mean South Carolina fans are going to pass up an opportunity to mock Clemson and the previous disciplinary run-ins by their talented wide receiver Sammy Watkins.
California Bears fans are suffering through another disappointing beginning to the college football season. To ease the pain, they're resorting to humor. Check out the clever re-working of the Cal script into "LOL".
Via our friend John Breech.
The No. 11 Texas Longhorns will be without starting linebacker Jordan Hicks at least when they host the No. 8 West Virginia Mountaineers in a huge Big 12 clash Saturday afternoon. The Longhorns announced that Hicks would be out when they released their injury report Friday. Also not playing will be running back Malcolm Brown , junior kicker Anthony Vera and defensive tackle Brandon Moore (the last of which missed last week's game against Oklahoma State) probable.
The injuries on the defensive side of the ball are cause for concern amongst Longhorns fans, who by now have heard all about the guy West Virginia has at quarterback. Geno Smith has been the best player in the country for the first five weeks of the season, and last week threw for more touchdowns — eight — than incompletions (six).
Here's what SB Nation's Texas blog, Burnt Orange Nation, had to say about the injury situation:
Moore's presence should help the interior of the line by reducing the number of snaps everyone has to play, the absence of Hicks should compel (defensive coordinator) Manny Diaz to play a base dime defense, and Fera's listing of questionable suggests Texas won't take the chance on him suffering a setback with his groin injury.
For the most part, Georgia's defense handled the Tennessee offense in Athens last week. But glitches, both on passing downs and in the field position battle, not only let the Vols off the mat but almost handed them the game. Can Georgia repair its glitches in South Carolina?
LSU, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida: which two of you are going to take a tumble in the BCS standings this week?
The SEC and Big 12 dominate the day, while the Big Ten and Pac-12 also have games of interest. Get ready for a much better Saturday than last week's.
Saturday's best game in Week 6: Georgia-South Carolina, West Virginia-Texas or LSU-Florida? I have no idea. The complete TV schedule for FBS and FCS is below.
A terrible Week 5 (6-11, -$610) brings a nice season record into the red at 33-34 (-$430). But like a true degenerate, I press on.
Slowing down the West Virginia offense comes down to an age-old question: What did Maryland do? (And is four the semi-magic number?)
Brent Pease's reputation as a sterling play-caller has begun to pay off for the Florida offense. But are quarterback Jeff Driskel and the Gators ready to square off against the swarming LSU defense?
The world's only college football show previews LSU-Florida, West Virginia-Texas and Georgia-South Carolina the only way it knows how: by bringing in a genuine* Cajun expert* to explain Tigers culture!
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