Saturday gave us seven video games between ranked groups, making this arguably the very best slate all season.
But how a lot enjoyable was Week 10? Are we speaking enjoyable like youngsters going to Disney World for the primary time enjoyable? Or enjoyable as in mother and father taking their youngsters to Disney World for the primary time?
There was pleasure and distress for prime groups — delight for Oklahoma, catastrophe for Ohio State and Penn State. Strange issues appeared to occur in surprising locations. (Have you ever seen a quarterback ejected for concentrating on?) We even had our first Lane Kiffin controversy in fairly a while.
Who scored highest and lowest on the fun-o-meter Week 10? Let’s begin with the great things.
Les Miles palm-clapping enjoyable
You know SEC commissioner Greg Sankey is exhaling a giant sigh of aid proper now. In what has been a really mediocre 12 months for SEC soccer, he has the No. 1 and No. 2 groups within the nation — lipstick on the SEC’s pig.
The prime 5 groups within the College Football Playoff rankings all received, so there’s not a lot motion on this week’s predictions. But there’s nonetheless some disagreement on who belongs after Alabama, Georgia and Notre Dame.
There’s even a reliable opponent for Alabama within the SEC title sport with the emergence of Georgia. (Sorry, Auburn and Mississippi State, you are not catching Bama this 12 months.) Not for the reason that Bulldogs actually got here inside 5 yards of knocking off the Crimson Tide and enjoying for a nationwide championship in 2012 has Alabama had any kind of competitors in Atlanta.
Finally, the East is not sending a sacrificial lamb to Atlanta! This is a welcome change for the SEC and Sankey, who is not answerable for the very best soccer convention this 12 months, however may get two groups within the College Football Playoff.
Bart Simpson on the chalkboard enjoyable
If you are not following Lane Kiffin on Twitter, then rethink your priorities. As he is been guiding Florida Atlantic (5-Zero in Conference USA and bowl eligible), he is additionally been troll, troll, trolling his boat throughout Twitter. He took on his outdated boss Nick Saban over his “rat poison” feedback.
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) November 2, 2017
On Friday, Kiffin poked Saban once more, this time together with Las Vegas. During the Owls’ win over Marshall, whereas main 30-23 with lower than 10 seconds remaining, Kiffin made the precise name by having his punter run into the tip zone for a security. It was dropped at his consideration that by successful 30-25, Florida Atlantic didn’t cowl the purpose unfold.
Naturally, Kiffin responded.
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) November four, 2017
Power 5 athletic administrators: One of you should rent him after this season.
Sad Urban Meyer consuming pizza enjoyable
You had one job, Ohio State and Penn State. Yet, right here we’re, waving goodbye to the Big Ten’s playoff hopes earlier than Thanksgiving.
Penn State endured a prolonged climate delay in East Lansing, earlier than dropping 27-24 to Michigan State and Ohio State was blown out by Iowa, 55-24. Every week in the past, Ohio State was again within the playoff race and Earth was again on its axis. Now, Iowa seems to have a high-octane, Pac-12-style offense.
The Big Ten’s playoff hopes now relaxation with No. 9 Wisconsin, which is undefeated however registers a couple of three within the schedule respect column.
Congratulations Iowa, you sabotaged your personal convention!
Gotta snort to maintain from crying enjoyable
Florida took step one in pulling the plug on an already misplaced season when the varsity and Jim McElwain mutually determined to half methods, however sadly for everybody concerned, the Gators nonetheless have a season to complete. Florida misplaced to Missouri 45-16 and is now Three-5 with 4 straight losses (all with out scoring 20 factors). The Gators completely rolled over and made a Mizzou staff with zero SEC wins seem like Alabama, so linebacker David Reese known as his staff out for quitting.
“It’s sometimes disappointing when everybody doesn’t want to come together and just play for each other,” Reese mentioned. “That’s sad to see. We’ve still got a lot to play for. Me personally and our defense, we want to play for those guys. We can’t have appearances like we just had today. That’s unacceptable.”
Tennessee beat Southern Miss 24-10, however was up 10-Three at halftime and needed to burn quarterback Will McBride’s redshirt within the course of. He went 1 of eight pbading.
Butch Jones’ seat in Knoxville has disintegrated from the warmth, however I am positive the Vols will probably be champions of one thing after a win that retains them alive for the postseason.
Vols followers must be thrilled.
Don’t hit ship enjoyable Arkansas soccer
Look, Arkansas coach Bret Bielema wanted a win over Coastal Carolina, but it surely is not look when it’s a must to come again and beat a member of Ryan McGee’s esteemed Bottom 10 at dwelling. The Razorbacks survived 39-38, however ought to have misplaced. That’s why, when Arkansas despatched out a tweet confirming that the Razorbacks did actually survive utter catastrophe, naturally, Arkansas followers took offense to the varsity publicizing such an unsightly win.
We truly recommend you learn the feedback.
Got the W.
— Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) November four, 2017
What cannot Baker Mayfield do? He overcame two interceptions to throw for a school-record 598 yards and had six whole touchdowns in No. 5 Oklahoma’s wild 62-52 win over No. 11 Oklahoma State.
This is how Webster’s dictionary defines “bedlam”: “a place, scene, or state of uproar and confusion.” That’s precisely what it was in Stillwater.
The Sooners and Cowboys mixed for 114 factors and hit the over/underneath (76) at halftime. There have been 1,446 yards, 62 first downs and 5 turnovers on this sport.
These groups mixed for 52 factors and 540 yards within the second quarter alone, whereas Mayfield threw for a school-record 387 yards within the first half. His receiver, Marquise Brown, caught 9 pbades for a school-record 265 yards, and he had touchdowns of 84 and 77 yards.
“It was like a 15-rounder,” OU coach Lincoln Riley mentioned. “It was a heavyweight battle. Both teams laid it all on the line.”
Fifteen-rounder? This was a hurricane locked in a coat closet.
The crotchety, get-off-my-lawn school soccer fanatic most likely hated this sport, but when you did not have enjoyable watching these two groups carve up opposing air all day, then I am positive your 56Ok modem can dial up the Alabama-LSU BCS title sport from the 2011 season.
Barney Stinson high-fiving enjoyable
People laughed at Jimbo Fisher when he mentioned that the ACC was the nation’s finest convention, but it surely’s not as loopy because it sounded on the time.
The ACC joined the Pac-12 as the one conferences to have two video games by which each groups have been ranked on Saturday. No. four Clemson slipped by No. 20 NC State 38-31 and No. 10 Miami topped No. 13 Virginia Tech 28-10. By the time Tuesday’s playoff rankings come out, the ACC ought to be a part of the SEC and Big 12 with two groups within the prime 10.
And you thought this convention was doomed after Florida State become a soup sandwich.
Good job, good effort enjoyable
It’s not every single day quarterback is ejected for concentrating on. They’re often those getting peeled off the turf from such hits. Not at Northern Arizona.
No, they train their QBs to hit.
We name good block the place we’re from… ? pic.twitter.com/KtdNHQ2jka
— NAU Football (@NAU_Football) November four, 2017
The better part, nonetheless, was Case Cookus’ response to his ejection.