It’s down to business in College Football. We are about a month away from the unveiling of this year’s college football playoff rankings. Week 6 action got underway on Friday with an upset.
#18 Central Florida @ Cincinnati
Coach Luke Fickell had his Bearcats primed for the home crowd. Cincinnati upsets #18 Central Florida 27-24. The Bearcats held off the Knights after they rumbled down the field for a 93 drive in the closing minutes of the game. Michael Warren II led the Bearcats with 133 rushing yards. QB Desmond Ridder tossed 2 TD’s in the win. Central Florida is 4-2. Meanwhile, Cincinnati improves their record to 4-1.
Next, we head to Ann Arbor as the Wolverines get down to business.
#14 Iowa @ #19 Michigan
All eyes on the Big House as the Wolverines put on a defensive clinic downing the Hawkeyes 10-3. Most importantly, this game came down to Michigan’s defense. First, the unit showed up sacking Iowa QB Nate Stanley 8 times. And, picked off 3 passes. Freshman RB Zach Charbonnet scored the lone touchdown in the contest. Wolverine defenders Cameron McGrone, Kwity Paye, and Jordan Glasgow each recorded multiple sacks.
However, the Michigan offense continues to struggle gaining less than 300 yards in the win. In the meantime, Michigan hits the tough part of their schedule with 3 of their next 5 away from Ann Arbor. They’ll visit Illinois next Saturday. Iowa will try to get back on track at home against #12 Penn State.
Next, our matchup of the day in Gainesville as two top ten squads get down to business.
#7 Auburn @ #10 Florida
Both teams committed four turnovers but Florida prevailed beating Auburn 24-13. Lamical Perine paced Florida rushing for 133 yards, including an 88 yard score to seal the win in the 4th quarter. Wideout Freddie Swain caught 6 passes for 46 yards and 1 score. On the other hand, Auburn QB sensation Bo Nix didn’t help his team’s cause tossing 3 interceptions in the loss. Auburn travels to Arkansas for a tussel with the Razorbacks. Dan Mullen will have to play mistake free football as he heads down to the Bayou to take on #5 LSU.
Next, we’ll head to Baton Rouge and highlight the Tigers.
First, this game was about LSU QB Joe Burrow. The senior pivot tossed 5 TD’s and ran for another as the Tigers route Utah State 42-6. Next week, #5 LSU hosts #10 Florida in what sums up to be a Southeastern Conference tiebreaker. In addition, this could be Burrow’s chance to stake claim to the Heisman trophy.
Down to Business continues in the SEC as we head to Knoxville.
#3 Georgia @ Tennessee
Bulldog QB Jake Fromm was surgical sizing up the Volunteer defense in Georgia’s 43-14 win over Tennessee. Fromm went 24-29 for 288 yards and two scores. RB D’Andre Swift ran for a score and had over 140 yards of total offense. On the other side, Jeremy Pruitt’s squad continues to feel the heat. The Volunteers had two receivers go over 100 yards in a losing effort. Next up, Tennessee hosts Mississippi State. In the meantime, the 5-0 Bulldogs host South Carolina.
Other Top 25 games
#11 Texas outlasts West Virginia 42-31. The Longhorns meet up with #6 Oklahoma in Week 7 for the annual Red River Shootout in Dallas. Meanwhile, #6 Oklahoma routes Kansas 45-20. The Sooners are led by QB Jalen Hurts and his 3 total TD’s. Continuing in the Big 12, an upset in Lubbock as Texas Tech beats #21 Oklahoma State 45-35. Red Raider QB Jett Duffey tossed for 424 yards and 4 TD’s. Cowboy Wideout Tylan Wallace had 11 catches in the loss.
Over in the Big 10, Jonathon Taylor put on a clinic against Kent State as #8 Wisconsin shut out the Golden Flash 48-0. Taylor paced the Badgers for 215 yards of total offense and 5 scores. Staying in the Midwest, #9 Notre Dame shuts out Bowling Green 52-0. Notre Dame QB Ian Book tosses 5 TD’s as the Fighting Irish rebound from last week’s loss to #3 Georgia. #12 Penn State rolls past Purdue 35-7. And finally, #4 Ohio (State) beats #24 Michigan State 34-10. The Buckeyes were led by RB J.K. Dobbins and his 172 rushing yards.