Ducks react to wild weather
As if the college football Gods could feel how boring last week was, Week 6 was full of ups, downs, and a monsoon. The Top 10 got shaken up, there was a major upset in the Top 25, and a headline-making firing of USC head coach, Lane Kiffin.
No.1 Alabama handled Ole Miss, 25-0, dropping the Rebels down to No.24. Oregon stayed at No.2 with another demolishing win against Cal, 55-16. This game marked a record breaking four consecutive games the Ducks have scored over 50 points. No.3 Clemson crushed Wake Forest, 56-7. No.4 Ohio State came out on top over a close battle with Wisconsin, 31-24, sending the Badgers out of the Top 25. Stanford kept the No.5 spot after a victory over Washington State that was never close, 55-17.
Georgia came out on top over LSU, climbing to No.6 in this week’s Poll. The Bulldogs beat the Tigers at home, 44-41, sending LSU to No.10.
The big upset of the week came from Oklahoma State and unranked West Virginia. West Virginia shocked the Cowboys in a 30-21 victory. Special team errors contributed to the loss that sunk Oklahoma State from No.11 to No. 21.
In the Coaches’ Poll, No.1 Alabama holds 59 first place votes. This week, Oregon has two, losing one vote from last week to No.4 Clemson.
Pac-12 News: Arizona State makes an appearance at No.22 this week after handling USC, 62-41. USC’s loss was the breaking point for head coach, Lane Kiffin, he was fired in the airport upon returning home. No.12 UCLA rose one spot after a bye week. No. 15 Washington also gained one spot after defeating Arizona, 31-13. Oregon State handled Colorado, 44-17, but it wasn’t enough to land them a spot in the Top 25.
Here is this week’s Top 10:
- Alabama (1,495)
- Oregon (1,422)
- Clemson (1,354)
- Ohio State (1,305)
- Stanford (1,280)
- Georgia (1,171)
- Louisville (1,091)
- Florida State (1,069)
- Texas A&M (1,012)
- LSU (979)
A Deeper Look at Oregon V. Cal:
- The game was played in a strong storm with downpour rain and high winds
- Ducks received season-best 5 first place votes in AP Top 25
- Bralon Addison had a stand out game, with 2 punt return TDs totaling 142 yards
- Addison’s averaging 36.5 yards on punt returns for the year.
- De’Anthony Thomas injured his ankle during the first play of the game, severity TBD after treatment today.
- Oregon’s defense wasn’t tested by Cal’s passing offense as hoped, but scooped up 5 turnovers.
Oregon will travel to Colorado Saturday, October 5th, kickoff at 3 PM.