Arkansas State beat the Mean Green for the eighth consecutive time on Saturday, 37-19. North Texas sits at 3-6 on the year, so they are technically still bowl-eligible, but games with Western Kentucky and ULM remain on the schedule. Denton Record-Chronicle beat guy Brett Vito is wondering if there are some cracks in the team.
Ugly win for the Huskies versus Cal last Friday, with Bishop "no, my parents didn't name me after a character from The Wire" Sankey rumbling for 189 yards. Still, Washington fans are wondering exactly what to think of year four of the Steve Sarkisian regime.
It should shock nobody that firing Robb Akey was not the magic potion to reverse the Vandals' fortunes. San Jose State throttled them 42-19 in Moscow, with Spartans QB David Fales throwing for more than 300 yards and four touchdowns.
Just the second win of the season for the Auburn Tigers, 42-7 over New Mexico State on Saturday. Jonathan Wallace threw for 164 yards with a touchdown and a pick -- hardly the kind of numbers you write home about, but more than Kiehl Frazier or Clint Moseley have shown this season. As for the rumors surrounding the almost-certain-to-be-coming shakeup at the Athletic Director and Head Coach positions? Let's call them...interesting.
The FCS Tigers picked up a win over traditional FCS power Delaware for the first time in head coach Rob Ambrose's short career Saturday.
You know what we always say, no moral victories and no moral losses. Gator fans learned about that on Saturday as they watched their team sleepwalk past Mizzou, 14-7. Curiously, frustration seems to be mounting with offensive coordinator Brent Pease, though Andy Hutchins doesn't buy the rumors that he'd be interested in the officially open Kentucky head job.
The Gamecocks had a bye week and watched as Georgia all but clinched the SEC East versus Ole Miss, but at least Garnet & Black Attack seemed to enjoy one conference game this weekend.
The Aggies took a step towards firmly cementing themselves as third in the SEC West pecking order by slicing straight through Mississippi State, with 693 yards of total offense.
Anybody care? I don't.
Want proof that success spoils success? Mississippi State fans are calling for a staff shakeup on a 7-2 football team. Granted, the Bulldogs are reeling, with back-to-back blowout losses following their big 7-0 start, but still y'all. This is still progress in Starkville. Although the folks at For Whom the Cowbell Tolls are very aware of their history with LSU. Hopefully, LSU players aren't too aware of this history.
The boys at Red Cup Rebellion learned one of my chief axioms: even in a game that seems like a blowout, a few plays can radically change things. That doesn't necessarily mean that the Rebs' 37-10 loss to Georgia was necessarily closer, but a few small things can make a big difference. Meanwhile, Vanderbilt comes to Oxford, with both teams at 5-4 and trying to secure bowl eligibility.
The Shreveport dream is still alive. Arkansas found a way to get by Tulsa for win number four in this lost season, with road trips to South Carolina and State still left before LSU goes to Fayetteville after Thanksgiving.