With the month of October having arrived, the race toward the College Football Playoff can now begin to heat up starting with the Week 6 action that we had on Saturday. The day got started with a wild upset in the Red River Shootout that saw No. 7 Oklahoma come back from a 21-point fourth quarter deficit, only to fall to No. 19 Texas on a late field goal. No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Clemson cruised, and No. 15 Michigan stayed hot by doubling up on Maryland.
Alabama didn’t provide much intrigue, but the SEC was wild in the afternoon and evening. No. 22 Florida won a slugfest over No. 5 LSU, Mississippi State throttled No. 8 Auburn and No. 13 Kentucky fell in overtime to Texas AM in College Station.
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Week 6 college football schedule, scores
All times Eastern
No. 19 Texas 48, No. 7 Oklahoma 45 —
No. 1 Alabama 65, Arkansas 31 — Box score
No. 15 Michigan 42, Maryland 21 — Box score
No. 4 Clemson 63, Wake Forest 3 — Box score
No. 17 Miami 28, Florida State 27 —
No. 22 Florida 27, No. 5 LSU 19 —
No. 3 Ohio State 49, Indiana 26 — Box score
Texas AM 20, No. 13 Kentucky 14 —
Mississippi State 23, No. 8 Auburn 9 —
No. 6 Notre Dame 45, No. 24 Virginia Tech 23 —
Utah 40, No. 14 Stanford 21 — Box score
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Auburn’s offense sputters, Fitzgerald eclipses Tebow
To say that the Tigers have struggled to put points on the board this season would be an understatement. That trend has continued against Mississippi State, where the Tigers managed just 304 yards in a 23-9 loss. Offense wasn’t a problem for Bulldogs quarterback Nick Fitzgerald, though. He rushed for 195 yards and two touchdowns, which brings his career rushing mark to 2,999 yards. That makes gives him the SEC record for career rushing yards by a quarterback, breaking the record held by former Florida star Tim Tebow (2,947).
Bryce Love misses Utah loss
Stanford was without star running back Bryce Love for Saturday’s game against Utah. Love suffered an ankle injury in Week 5 against Notre Dame and was considered day-to-day. This marks the second game that Love has already missed this season. Love was initially banged up with an unspecified injury vs. USC and missed the following game against UC Davis.
Kentucky’s dream season ends
No. 13 Kentucky fell in overtime to Texas AM 20-14 in College Station — the first loss of the year for the Wildcats. After dominating on the ground throughout the season, running back Benny Snell was held to just 60 yards and had a long of 11 in the loss. The dominating Texas AM defense — which came in as the SEC’s best run defense — didn’t allow Kentucky to run a single play in Aggie territory in regulation.
Ohio State cleans out the cobwebs vs. Indiana
Call it a post-Penn State hangover, but it took a quarter or so for Ohio State to get it together against Indiana. However, the Buckeyes rallied and post a more comfortable 49-26 win over the Hoosiers. Quarterback Dwayne Haskins is likely to earn Big Ten Player of the Week accolades with six touchdown passes, but the Buckeyes defense had struggled some getting the Hoosiers off the field. It brings to mind Ohio State’s game against IU last year when the Buckeyes needed the second half to pull away for good.
Kansas State sliding after Baylor loss
Things have gone from bad to worse for Kansas State following a 37-34 loss to Baylor. This was a battle of which team tried harder to lose. The Bears’ special teams woes left a bunch of points on the board, but kicker Connor Martin did hit the go-ahead field goal with eight seconds remaining. The Snydercats drop to 2-4, and still haven’t won a Big 12 game. Other than a game against Kansas in in November, K-State isn’t likely to be favored in any game moving forward. Bowl eligibility is in serious jeopardy.
Trevor Lawrence looks sharp at Wake Forest
In Trevor Lawrence’s first career start, he was knocked out of the game before halftime. At halftime of the true freshman’s first road start, Lawrence is looked sharp and the Tigers led Wake Forest 28-0. The Tigers would roll on to a 63-3 victory over the Demon Deacons on the road.
Pitt tops Syracuse in overtime thriller
Syracuse was just a few plays away from knocking off Clemson a week ago, and this week it was just a few plays more that separated the Orange from moving into the top of the ACC Atlantic Standings. Syracuse jumped out to a 14-0 lead, but then Pitt charged back behind a huge day from running back Qadree Ollison, who totaled 192 rushing yards and jump-started the comeback with a 69-yard touchdown run.
The high-octane back-and-forth was knotted at 37 at the end of regulation, and after scoring first, Pitt got a walk-off interception in the end zone to win the game 44-37.
Michigan pulls away from Maryland late
The Wolverines rattled off 24 straight points after trailing Maryland in the first half, pulling away for a 42-21 win. The game was delayed because of inclement weather, and after a slow start Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson went on to throw for a season-high 282 yards and three touchdowns. Falling behind early is becoming a trend for this Michigan team, now 5-1 heading into next week’s cross-division matchup with Wisconsin, but in every game but the season opener against Notre Dame they’ve been able to rebound.
Texas holds off Oklahoma comeback
It looked as if Texas was back, but then it got back to not being back by blowing a 21-point lead in the fourth quarter. Not to fear, however, as freshman kicker Cameron Dicker drilled a 40-yard field goal to win the game for the Longhorns.
Will Grier sloppy, but WVU wins anyway
It wasn’t a great day for Will Grier or his Heisman candidacy, but he’ll just have to hope West Virginia’s 38-22 win over Kansas helps voters forget about the three interceptions he threw in this game. The four touchdown passes won’t hurt, either.
Alabama did what Alabama does
The only negative thing you can say about Alabama at this point is that it has failed to cover the spread in its last two games. That seems to be the Tide’s only weakness, as it put up 65 points against Arkansas on Saturday. Of course, it also allowed 31 points to Arkansas. What do you think Nick Saban will be talking about after the game?
Northwestern knocks off Michigan State
Northwestern entered its game vs. the No. 20 Spartans as double-digit underdogs, but it didn’t play like it. Northwestern blew another second-half lead, but this time it rallied to get the lead back and it finished off Michigan State 29-19. A home loss for Michigan State can’t be good for a Spartans team that still has to play Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State this year.
Baker Mayfield is ready for Oklahoma-Texas
For the first time in six years, both Oklahoma and Texas are ranked in the AP Top 25. Still, this rivalry always matters to both sides and perhaps no player embodies that hatred more than former Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield. The Heisman winner and No. 1 overall pick had his “Horns Down” ready for the game in the Cotton Bowl.