Week 3 College Football Roundup


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Caulin Avery, Contributor

After Week 3 in college football, the top ten have solidified themselves thus far. With teams such as Georgia, Alabama and Michigan taking care of business, there were more teams outside of the top 10 that collapsed.

Here is a rundown of what happened across the country in College Football.


Top 10 Teams Handle Business

Each top 10 team won by double digits this past weekend. Every one of these squads flexed their muscles and played to their standards.

The top ranked Georgia Bulldogs arguably had the best performance in Week 3. They completely dominated their SEC opener against South Carolina, routing the Gamecocks 48-7 at Williams Brice Stadium.


Struggles on the Road

The No. 11, 12, and 13 all traveled on the road in Week 3 and all lost. The No. 11 Michigan State Spartans visited the west coast for a matchup with the Washington Huskies.

The Huskies led No. 11 ranked Spartans all game while they also outgained the Spartans in yards with 503 compared to 365. Michigan State also turned the ball over early in the 4th quarter.

The No. 12 ranked BYU Cougars headed to Eugene to take on No. 25 Oregon Ducks. After the humiliating loss to top-ranked Georgia, Oregon has bounced back with two straight impressive wins.

Ducks quarterback Bo Nix threw five total touchdowns while the defense held the BYU offense to only three touchdowns. Nix was the first Oregon QB to rush for three touchdowns and pass for two touchdowns since Marcus Mariota did so back in 2014. The 25th ranked Ducks won 41-20.

The No. 13 ranked Miami Hurricanes traveled to the Home of the 12th man, No. 24 Texas A&M for a cross-conference battle. Even though the Miami offense outgained Texas A&M, it wasn’t nearly enough to beat them. While the Aggies offense only scored 17 points, their defense held Miami to only nine points. Texas A&M bounced back after an embarrassing loss to Appalachian State last week.


New AP Poll

There weren’t many changes to the Week 4 AP Poll. The big changes come from the losses of No’s. 11, 12, 13.

After the loss to Washington, the Michigan State Spartans drop out of the Top 25, and Washington debuts at No.18.

BYU drops to No. 19 while the Oregon Ducks continue to rise. The Ducks enter Week 4 ranked No. 15.

Texas A&M moves up one spot entering Week 4 at No. 24 as the Miami Hurricanes fall right behind them at No. 25.

With a dominant win at Auburn, Penn State moved up into the Top 15, coming in at No. 14.


Upcoming Games To Look For

The No. 5 ranked Clemson Tigers heads over to play ACC rival No. 21 Wake Forest, which could be a very competitive game and test Clemson’s offense early in the year.

Two other games that should be entertaining will be No. 10 Arkansas versus No. 23 Texas A&M and No. 11 Tennessee against No. 20 Florida.