Sunday, September 28, 2008

Week 5 recap

This weekend was upsets galore. The team that proved the most this week had to have been Alabama going into the blacked out Sanford Stadium and hanging 31 in the first half over Georgia. Alabama rose all the way up to #2 in the Associated Press and many are now picking them to play for the national title. Don't speak too soon, Tide fans. The Florida Gators also went down losing to Ole Miss after giving up their first three turnovers of the season. Once again, an SEC team won on the road in a hostile environment.

The main upset this week was #1 USC. Once again, they go into Corvallis and once again lose to the Beavers of Oregon State. Maybe unfairly, but because of their soft schedule, USC may have left their national title chances at Reser Stadium on Thursday night.

Wisconsin found a way to lose at the Big House again. They were up 19-0 at halftime, managing mostly field goals in that game. Michigan may not be the same Michigan as in the past, but it is still tough to win Big Ten games with only field goals.

What has happened to East Carolina??? After beating Virginia Tech and walloping West Virginia, they lose in overtime to NC State and do not even show up against Houston. The media darlings, the fighting Skip Holtzes have quit fighting for some reason.

Clemson found a way to be Clemson again. Just when you think Clemson has righted the ship, they found a way to lose to a somewhat disappointed Maryland team. That is the second win in a row against a Top 25 team after losing to Middle Tennessee in the second week of the season.

Next week should be exciting as well. Preview coming Wednesday. Also, look forward to the VinSane bowl projections, coming after next week's games.

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