Week one is in the books and there were several changes since the Pre-Season BlogPoll that came out last Monday.
In this weekend's marquee matchup, Alabama jumped to the top after thrashing Michigan in primetime on Saturday night, much to most Buckeye fans' delight, dropping USC down a spot and dropping Michigan out of the top-20.
So, it wasn't much of a marquee matchup after all.
|11||Tajh Boyd helped Clemson take down Auburn in Atlanta. Clemson RB Andre Ellington had 231 yards rushing in the Chick-Fil-A opener.||--|
|12||In Urban Meyer's opener, the Buckeyes were slow to start, actually down 3-0 at the start of the 2nd quarter. Once the offense started clicking, thanks to a Devin Smith one-handed, highlight reel grab, the rest was history. Braxton Miller broke an OSU QB rushing record with 161 yards and a score. Buckeye fans seem pretty excited about the future in Columbus.||--|
|13||Head Coach Mark Dantonio showed flashes of mentor Jim Tressel with RB Le'Veon Bell carrying the ball 44 times for 210 yards and two TDs. Pesky Boise State was finally defeated in a big time season opener.||--|
|14||The Hokies don't play until tonight, in primetime, against conference rival Georgia Tech. It should be a good one.||--|
|15||The Cowboys are back to their old ways running up the score, but unlike in their past, they played solid defense, beating poor Savannah State 84-0. Touchdowns were not hard to come by this weekend for OK State.||--|
|16||Not sure what to make of Texas—the Longhorns were down 9-7 after one, but managed to push through to win 37-17.||--|
|17||QB Danny O'Brien had his first start since pulling a Russell Wilson and transferring from Maryland in an ugly Wisky 26-21 win over Northern Iowa. Montee Ball had 120 yards on 32 carries in a different look Wisconsin team that probably isn't nearly as good as last year's.||--|
|18||Star RB Rex Burkhead was carted off the field early but QB Taylor Martinez passed for five touchdowns against So. Miss in a 49-20 win.||--|
|19||K-State used a 35-point fourth quarter to pull away from Missouri State in Manhattan (Kansas, that is).||--|
|20||Notre Dame put up 50 points against Navy in Dublin. Yes, that's correct. Notre Dame scored 50 points and only allowed 10.||--|
|21||Refer to #1 up top: Michigan got pounded by Alabama, which was actually embarrassing at some points. Denard Robinson looked mostly suspect and then tried to fill up the defensive box with a tackle of his own which backfired, forcing him to be helped off the field. Alabama, though, is very good. Michigan may not be as good as the media originally thought.||--|
|22||TCU has a bye until next week when they play Grambling State.||--|
|23||Stanford didn't wow anyone, but I guess that's what happens when your star QB goes #1 overall in the NFL Draft. The Cardinal barely won, beating San Jose State 20-17.||--|
|24||In another "Urban Meyer Bowl", Florida did not take care of MAC opponent Bowling Green like many had thought they would, winning just 27-14 in the "Swamp".||--|
|25||The pride of the Big East battled in-state rival UK and came out on top winning 32-14 behind RB Jeremy Wright's three TDs.||--|
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