College Football's best and worst of week 6.

College Football's best and worst of week 6.

Wow I can't believe it's gonna be week 7 already. Here are the best games of week 6:

1. Nebraska 34 Ohio State 27

This game lived up to all of the hype.

This was a nice and much needed bounce back victory for the Cornhuskers. After getting dominated at Wisconsin last week in the conference opener, it was very important for the 14th ranked Huskers to defend their home turf to prove that they can play in the Big Ten Conference. As a result, the Buckeyes have lost 2 in a row. The schedule only gets tougher for The Ohio State University as they play #16 Illinois this week.

Nebraska should have no problem winning their 2nd Big Ten game as they play Minnesota this weekend.

2. Oregon 43 California 15

Oregon Running Back LaMichael James sustained a serious elbow injury during the game.

Despite the injury to LaMichael James, the 9th ranked Ducks had no problem with the Golden Bears from Berkley. Before James was injured he managed to gain 239 rushing yards {Both a career and school record}, and scored a touchdown on 30 carries {also a record}. The passing game also chipped in as Derron Thomas completed 13 of 25 passes, accumulating 198 yards and 3 of those 13 completions were touchdowns.

Credit must also be given to the Ducks defense. Despite giving up 465 yards to the Golden Bears offense, they held them to just 15 points. Oregon has had a monster of a season after losing to Louisiana State in the season opener. Regardless if LaMichael James is in the lineup or not this Saturday, Oregon will face their first major challenge since the LSU game as the #18 Arizona State Sun Devils make their way to the Pacific Northwest.

Cal will have another tough task this week as they take on Southern California.

3. Notre Dame 59 Air Force 33

Michael Floyd (3) stiff arms an Air Force defender.

Notre Dame has now won 4 in a row, they have made a huge turn around since losing the first 2 games, and the offense has been putting up some dynamic numbers. During this winning streak Tommy Rees has thrown for 892 yards and 8 touchdowns. Cierre Wood has rushed for 412 yards and 4 touchdowns. Michael Floyd has caught 28 passes for 326 yards and 2 touchdowns.

The Fighting Irish defense has also done a solid job. And this winning streak is huge for Golden Domers heading into the bye week. Because once they get back to work, Southern Cal, and Navy {Notre Dame's biggest rivals} are up next on the 2011 schedule.

Honorable Mention: Wake Forest 35 Florida State 30

After being ranked in the top 10 at the beginning of the season, FSU has now fallen to 2-3.

Despite the above headline, Wake Forest has been a surprise in the ACC this year. They are off to their first 4-1 start since 2008 {They finished 7-5 that year and won the Eagle Bank Bowl}. They are 2nd place in the ACC's Atlantic Division behind the undefeated Clemson Tigers, and at this point are hoping get a shot at their first Atlantic Coast Conference title since 2006.

Saturday's victory was the 4th time the Demon Deacons beat the Seminoles since 2006.

Now for the worst games of week 6:

1. Oklahoma 55 Texas 17

Texas has lost the last 2 editions of the Red River Shootout.

On paper Texas should have been more competitive. But give credit to the Sooners defense. They only gave up 259 total offensive yards, only 36 of those were rushing yards. The 2 quarterback system just did not work for the Longhorns as Case McCoy and David Ash went a combined 20-36 for 223 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception.

While Oklahoma QB Landry Jones surpassed them both by going 31-50 for 367 yards and 3 touchdowns, with no turnovers. And it doesn't get any easier as Justin Blackmon and the Oklahoma State Cowboys are next on tap for the Longhorns.

2. Louisiana State 41 Florida 11

The Tigers gained 453 yards on offense against the Gators.

The Gators have now lost 2 in a row and have been on a downhill slide since Johnathan Brantley went down with an ankle injury against Alabama almost 2 weeks ago. Since Brantley's injury, the Gators have only managed to gain 117 yards passing between inexperienced backups Trey Burton and Jacoby Brissett. And the running game has only managed 128 yards in the last 2 games with a combined 8 ball carriers.

Brantley was without a doubt the heart and soul of this Gator offense. Granted they did play the 2 best teams in the SEC's West Division {Also the top 2 teams in the whole conference} these last 2 weeks, but after winning the first 4 games they had a lot of momentum heading into the Alabama game. All national championship hopes are most likely gone, but they can still win the SEC east if they can get by Georgia and South Carolina within the next few weeks.

3. Michigan 42 Northwestern 24

Although it was a loss, Dan Persa finally started his first game of the 2011 season.

Dan Persa's first start of the season was an unwelcome one as the Wildcats lost their 3rd straight game with the loss to the Wolverines. Northwestern's offense wasn't so bad, in his return Persa went 32-44 for 331 yards and an interception. All of the Cardiac Cats points were scored on the ground and with field goals. But it was the Northwestern defense that blew this one.

They just could not contain Michigan QB Denard Robinson who put up outstanding numbers. Robinson had been in a funk the previous 2 games, but here were his numbers against Northwestern: Passing: 17-26 337 yards 2 touchdowns 3 interceptions. Rushing: 25 carries 117 yards and 2 touchdowns. Michigan is still undefeated and next up is the mid-season rival Michigan State Spartans.

Northwestern travels to Iowa to take on the Hawkeyes, who are coming off a poor performance against Penn State.

Honorable Mention: Florida Atlantic, New Mexico, and Alabama-Birmingham. They are the only winless teams in the FCS this season.

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