College football recap

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We have just passed the halfway point in the college football season and there was more chaos throughout the weekend from thrilling finishes to huge shake-ups in the college football playoff picture and the landscape.

On Wednesday, Louisiana defeated Marshal 23 to 13. Louisiana was down 7-3 at halftime, and scored 20 unanswered points until about 7 minutes left in the fourth quarter to take home the victory on the road.

Later on Thursday night, Baylor and West Virginia was a showdown between the two, and it came down until the end when West Virginia’s kicker, Casey Legg, kicked a 22-yard field goal with 33 seconds remaining to win the game 43 to 40, as UCF showed its dominance against Temple, winning 70 to 13.

On Friday night two 2-3 teams in SMU and Navy played in a close game SMU would take the win 40-34 after leading through the whole game, although Navy pushed the issue late in the game. UTSA later beat FIU on the road 30 to 10 with a strong second quarter push in which they scored 17 points before the half.

All the weekday games setup for an amazing Saturday for college football. Starting off with number five Michigan as it flexed its muscles against number ten Penn State in the big house as Michigan scored 25 points in the 2nd half to separate themselves from Penn State. Number 9 Ole Miss defeated Auburn by 14 to stay undefeated. After three losses in a row for Oklahoma, they get back in the win column as they defeat number 19 Kansas 52 to 10. Number 22 Texas escapes a narrow victory against Iowa State winning by 3 points in a 24 to 21 win.

Later in the day, number 1 Georgia showed their dominance against Vanderbilt winning 55 to 0 as they head into their bye week. Number 6 Tennessee defeated number 3 Alabama 52 to 49 in a thriller. Tennessee has opened the door wide open for the SEC West and has possibly set up a battle for the SEC East against UGA on November 5th. Number 13 TCU stays undefeated as they defeat number 8 Oklaoma State at home in a double overtime thriller. Syracuse beat North Carolina State 24 to 9, this win makes Syracuse 6-0 for the first time since 1987. Georgia Southern upset number 25 James Madison, winning 45 to 38. 

Number 4 Clemson defeated Florida State on the road 34 to 28 at Doak Campbell Stadium to stay undefeated. Kentucky was able to pull off the victory against ranked opponents Mississippi State. To end the weekend recap, number 20 Utah was able to defeat number 7 USC at home as they made a huge tribute to former players Ty Jordan and Aaron Lowe. All of theses games, including several others set up an amazing weekend to eventually set up for a chaotic end for the rest of the regular season.