Beat SMU, 60-40
Holy hell, Temple! The Owls bounced back in a big way after the tough loss to Notre Dame by hanging 60 on SMU's thing resembling a defense. Sure, the Mustangs put up some points – their head coach is an offensive genius, after all – but still, 60 points! P.J. Walker had five total touchdowns, Jahad Thomas and Jager Gardner both rushed for one, Sean Chandler had a pick six, and Austin Jones knocked in a field goal. Sixty points! My god. Good for you, Temple.
Up Next: @ South Florida (5-4)
Beat Kent State, 18-17
Kent State isn't great, but Buffalo keeps finding ways to win. This time, it was behind outscoring the Golden Flashes 12-0 in the fourth quarter. Nobody circles the wagons like the Buffalo B
Up Next: Northern Illinois (6-3)
Lost to Michigan, 49-16
Rutgers may never win another game again. Or they're just, maybe, the worst team in the Big Ten. It's a toss up between those two things. Anyway, the Scarlet Knights aren't especially good, and the Wolverines are. That is why Khaki God had his guys hang nearly half a hundred on RU.
Up Next: Nebraska (4-6)
San Diego State (6-3)
The Aztecs decided to take a week off and listen to Modern Baseball's "You're Gonna Miss It All" a time or two. Join them.
Up Next: Wyoming (4-5)
Lost to Air Force, 20-3
Air Force is really, really good. Army is really, really bad. As is law, the team that ran for more yards won, but Air Force throttled Army through the air, as Falcons QB Karson Roberts went 7-for-10 with 156 yards and two touchdowns, while Black Knights QB Ahmad Bradshaw went 2-for-8 for 45 yards. Guess that's why they call 'em AIR Force, amirite.
Up Next: vs. Tulane (2-7)
Lost to Iowa, 35-27
Like Frankie Valli, Indiana was so close and yet so far. Sure, I know what the scoreboard says, and I know IU was winning in the fourth quarter, but I don't think anyone actually thought the Hoosiers, which are now 0-5 in Big Ten play, were going to take down the Hawkeyes. It's a shame, because Indiana has some talent, that talent just isn't converting to wins.
Up Next: Michigan (7-2)
Ohio State (9-0)
Beat Minnesota, 28-14
As it turns out, Urban Meyer is able to win games when he needs to replace J.T. Barrett with Cardale Jones. Who knew?
/gets a zillion angry emails from Alabama fans
Up Next: @ Illinois (5-4)
Lost to Wisconsin, 31-24
Wisconsin is looking like it's starting to put stuff together, which kind of sucks, because I would love to see how Iowa would match up against an in-form Wisconsin squad. Neither here nor there. The Terps switched QBs (Perry Hills started but Caleb Rowe came in), both threw for a TD and a pick, and Will Likely was their leading rusher. It's kind of like what happened with Indiana – the scoreboard said it was close, but you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who thought the Terrapins were going to beat the Badgers.
Up Next: @ Michigan State (8-1)
Beat Purdue, 48-14
Need a morale boost after getting blown out? Well good news! Purdue is still in the Big Ten, and no matter what happens, you can count on them as a team you can beat up on if you need to bounce back after a loss*. Good for Illinois, and remember: Tim Beckman is a bad person.
* -- this offer does not apply to Nebraska
Up Next: Ohio State (9-0)
I don't want to talk about it