Wisconsin (4-2, 1-1 in the Big 10)
Melvin Gordon rushed for 175 yards of Sconnie's 401 total, and four touchdowns as the Badgers picked up their first conference win over Illinois, 38-28. He's now over the 1,000-yard mark, and bested his rushing touchdown total from last year as well. The season's not off the rails yet at all, but B5Q is asking some questions of the coaching staff.
Sam Houston State (2-3, 2-0 in the FCS Southland Conference)
Homekoming viktory for the Bearkats, who topped MkNeese State 38-22 behind 294 rushing yards. The win netted a kouple of Southland Konference Player of the Week honors for quarterbakk Jared Johnson, defensive end P.J. Hall and kikker Luc Swimberghe.
ULM (3-3, 2-1 in the Sun Belt)
The home team spotted the Warhawks a 14-3 lead, but Kentucky rattled off 45 unanswered points for a dominant 48-14 win. Three turnovers, including interceptions from Pete Thomas and Brayle Brown, set the tone. The biggest story of this game was not the game, but the INCREDIBLE SHADE being thrown at the UK press corps by a ULM beat writer.
Mississippi State (6-0, 3-0)
Bully picked up another huge day from Dak Prescott and pulled off a third consecutive huge win over Auburn, 38-23. State rushed out to a huge lead early, but survived an Auburn rally powered by four turnovers, and pulled away in the clutch. In even bigger news, the Bulldogs took over the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press poll. It's a new era y'all. Or at least that's the hope.
New Mexico State (2-5, 1-2 in the Sun Belt)
The Larry Blakeney Retirement Tour got off to a hot start as Troy racked up 571 yards of total offense in a 41-24 victory over the Aggies.
Auburn (5-1, 2-1 in SEC play)
Tough loss for the Other Tigers in StarkVegas, but College and Mag seems to at least be a little proud of the fight the team showed in trying to come back.
Florida (3-2, 2-2)
Alligator Army is lamenting the one that got away. In good news, at least Latroy Pittman appears to be in good shape.
Kentucky (5-1, 2-1)
Picked up a nice win, though A Sea of Blue is noticing some flaws. Still, Kentucky's five wins this year are more than their last two seasons combined.
Ole Miss (6-0, 3-0)
A couple of garbage time scores made the 35-20 margin look better, but make no mistake -- in a tough spot that just screamed "trap game" after a big win, Ole Miss went into College Station and took care of business against the Aggies. Bo Wallace rushed for two scores and passed for one. In an interesting bit of history, it was also the program's first win against Texas A&M ever.
Alabama (5-1, 2-1)
It was a butt-ugly win, but it was a win just the same. Arkansas made just enough mistakes to allow Alabama to sneak out of Fayetteville with a 14-13 victory. The Tide gained just 227 yards on offense, including 66 on the ground. Meanwhile, seems like somebody doesn't care for the characterization of the game as disappointing.
Arkansas (3-3, 0-3)
A missed extra point. A bad snap on the chippy field goal. An un-touched, unforced fumble on the goal line that robbed Arkansas of a touchdown. If there's a coach that doesn't want to hear about Will Muschamp's lousy luck, it's probably Bret Bielema. Oh, and there was a Penn Wager-in'.
Texas A&M (5-2, 2-2)
Kenny Hill threw for 400 yards, but had two very costly turnovers, including a big pick-six to Cody Prewitt. Good Bull Hunting is trying to take some solace in the fact that their defense at least forced a couple of punts.