Week 7 was quite a treat, here are the best games of week 7:
1. Clemson 56 Maryland 45
Both teams combined for 101 points and 1,044 offensive yards.
Clemson overcame a 18 point 3rd quarter deficit to win this offensive showdown. The Terrapins pass defense completely collapsed in the 2nd half. 3 of Tajh Boyd's 4 touchdown passes for the Tigers came in the 2nd half. Maryland tried to battle back late in the game.... But everytime Maryland scored, so did Clemson to stay one step ahead. The Tigers remain undefeated as they now prepare for North Carolina. Maryland on the other hand falls to 2-4 and now has to travel to Tallahassee to take on Florida State.
2. Michigan State 28 Michigan 14
The Spartans held Denard Robinson to just 165 total yards and 2 touchdowns.
After outstanding performances against Northwestern and Minnesota, Denard Robinson ran into a brick wall that was the Michigan State defense. He only completed 9 of 24 passes, he threw an interception, and missed the 2nd quarter with an injury. As a team the Wolverines only gained 250 yards on offense, and suffered it's first loss of the season. The Wolverines hope to bounce back against the 3-3 Purdue Boliermakers this week. Michigan State hopes to continue their winning streak against the undefeated Wisconsin Badgers.
3. Louisiana State 38 Tennessee 7
The Tigers celebrate as they remain the #1 team in the land.
LSU continues to dominate in every aspect of the game. The duel quarterback system of Jarrett Lee and Jordan Jefferson worked to perfection. The offense is clicking on all cylinders, and the defense is bringing the house down. Tennessee continues to struggle as they remain winless in conference play. Up next for the Bayou Bengals is the #20 Auburn Tigers.
Honorable Mention: San Jose State 28 Hawaii 27
Despite Bryant Moniz completing 27 of 46 passes for 303 yards and 2 touchdowns, it wasn't enough for Hawaii to get their 4th win of the season.
This game came down to the wire, but in the end San Jose's defense made just enough stops to pick up the victory. SJSU travels east to Louisiana Tech this week, Hawaii gets to enjoy the comforts of home as they host New Mexico State.
Now for the worst games of week 7:
1. Texas A&M 55 and Baylor 28
Despite putting up 480 yards of total offense, Baylor just could not withstand the Aggies onslaught.
The Bears scored their lowest points of the season against A&M. The Aggie defense was able to stop Baylor's offense when it counted, the A&M defense also made Robert Griffith III a one man show for Baylor. RG3 had 430 of Baylor's 480 yards but it wasn't enough to keep Baylor in the game. This was only Baylor's 2nd loss of the season, but with Oklahoma State next on the schedule after the bye week there's a good chance the Bears can fall to 4-3.
2. Auburn 17 Florida 6
Florida's offense has not been the same since the injury to Johnathan Brantley.
The Gators have now lost 3 in a row since Johnathan Brantley suffered a foot injury a few weeks ago. During this 3 game losing streak the Gators offense has only scored a total of 27 points compared to the 161 total points they scored in their first 4 games which they won. Their chances of winning the SEC east are very slim at this point, especially since Georgia awaits them in Jacksonville on October 29th. The Gators will make good use of their bye week this week.
3. Oklahoma State 38 Texas 26
The Longhorns have now lost 2 in row.
For the second straight season, the Longhorns have lost to both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State in the same season. And during this seasons sweep, Texas has been outscored 93-43. The Longhorns have a bye week this week but then have a chance to snap this losing streak against Kansas next week. Oklahoma State looks to stay unbeaten against Missouri.
Honorable Mention: Western Kentucky 20 Florida Atlantic 0
FAU remains winless this season.
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