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Week Six National Recap: Wheat, Chaff Begin To Go Their Separate Ways

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Six weeks into the season, we're starting to see teams identify themselves as either pretenders or contenders. Many of the teams with questionably high rankings (Texas, Auburn, etc.) were exposed as the FRAUDS! that they are, while others put up solid showings.

And really, it's about time. It's just about half way through the season. HALF WAY! Enjoy it while it lasts.

Games of Note

(17) Florida Gators @ (1) LSU Tigers
Final Score: LSU 41- UF 11

Florida probably should have just kneeled it on every offensive play. Not like the outcome would've been much different. BREAKING NEWS: LSU is filthy.

(3) Oklahoma Sooners vs. (11) Texas Longhorns (In Dallas, TX)
Final Score: OU 55 - UT 17

This was a good old fashioned ass kicking. There's no shame in losing to a better team, but Texas didn't belong on the same field as the Sooners. I'm not sure this win means all that much for Oklahoma, who everyone will agree at this point is an excellent football team. For the Longhorns, though, it's time to go back to the drawing board.

(5) Boise St. Broncos @ Fresno St. Bulldogs
Final Score: BSU 57 - FSU 7

This game was uglier than Fresno's uniforms. Boise State may not play that many tough teams, but they smash the teams that they should.

Kansas Jayhawks @ (6) Oklahoma St. Cowboys
Final Score: OSU 70 (!) - KU 28

Someone needs to tell Okie that you don't need to shoot a corpse 500 times to make sure its dead.

California Golden Bears @ (9) Oregon Ducks
Final Score: UO 43 - Cal 15

Oregon started slowly before atomizing the Cal defense in the second half. However, the big news from this game is LaMichael James' health following this scary looking injury. (Warning: This is gross.)

To James' credit, he said after the game that he's fine and that he expects to be back soon. Nails.

Miami Hurricanes @ (21) Virginia Tech Hokies
Final Score: VT 38 - Miami 35

Quite a bounce back game for the Tech offense, who failed to score a TD at home for the first time since 1995 last week against Clemson. The Hokies won the game on a perfectly called inverted veer on 4th and one before holding on while Miami tossed up a couple arm punts. It's a tough loss for Al and the Canes, who popped off four straight touchdown drives to start the second half to get back in the game.

Pittsburgh Panthers @ Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Final Score: RU 34 - Pitt 10


Upset City

(23) Florida St. Seminoles @ Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Final Score: WF 35 - FSU 30

Florida State did not go into this game with a full deck of cards. Clint Trickett started at QB before giving way to a not 100% E.J. Manuel, and the 'Noles were basically without their entire receiving corps. But this is a loss that can't happen to a program that's trying to reassert themselves in the national picture. You have to give Wake credit though. They're 4-1, and 3-0 in conference, and actually may not be terrible this year. Looks like we may be in the up year of the 4-5 year Jim Grobe coaching cycle.

Crazy stat: Wake Forest has won four of their last six against the Seminoles.