Looking back at Week 5 action

There was a Top 10 showdown that didn’t get much publicity as Clemson-Louisville and it wasn’t the surprising blowout of Washington over Stanford, but it was a typical matchup that you get in the Big 10.  Wisconsin was heading into the “Big House” in Ann Arbor to prove that the win against LSU in Week 1 and the win in East Lansing last week was not a fluke.  They showed some true Big 10 grit, which we all knew they had.  They are a blue collar type of team under 2nd year Head Coach Paul Chryst.  Especially on defense with a bend but don’t break type of mentality.

The Wolverines averaged 52 points per game before Saturday, and the Badgers held them to only 14.  The game winner for lack of a term was a 46 yarder to Amara Darboh from Wilton Speight.  If the Badgers could get a better passing game going they might’ve had a chance.  But you have to give credit to the Wolverine defense.  They seem to have more receptions than the Badgers receivers.

If Tennessee is able to get through the rest of their season unscaved or at least one lost (most likely to Alabama); they will look back on the last two games against Florida and Georgia has the difference to their season being flipped upside down.

Not to get too far ahead, but Auburn in 2013 had two games that were miracles they won to pole vaulted them to the BCS title game.

An 18 point halftime deficit they came back to win against Florida last week, and an answered Hail Mary prayer on the road in Athens against Georgia to give them sole leadership in the SEC East.

While the jury is still out on who will win the ACC (Atlantic) between Clemson and Louisville.  You can be sure that the theory of a three way tie in the division is long gone with Florida State being knocked out of the running thanks to the leg of North Carolina kicker Nick Weiler when you broke the hears of FSU fans in Tallahassee with a 54 yard game winning field goal.  North Carolina Head Coach Larry Fedora wasn’t sure what he could do in a game situation.  He mentioned that Nick has made them in practice, so he put him out there to give it a try, and Nick squeezed in the upright.

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