College Football's best and worst of week 9.

College Football's best and worst of week 9.

This past week surely effected the BCS standings. Here are the best games of week 9:

1. Stanford 56 Southern California 48 3OT

Heisman  Candidate Andrew Luck threw for 330 yards and 3 touchdowns.

This was an offensive shootout the whole way through. But it was a forced fumble by the Cardinal defense in triple overtime that sealed the victory for Stanford. It was a close one but Stanford remains unbeaten and is still a contender for the national championship. Next up for Stanford is the lonely Oregon State Beavers. But after that they play Oregon for the Pac-12 North Division title, and then Notre Dame.

2. Georgia Tech 31 Stanford 17

Tevin Washington led all rushers in this game with 27 carries and 176 yards. He also scored a rushing touchdown.

This was a huge bounce back victory for the Yellow Jackets. After losing two in a row it looked like Tech was going to squander their season. But they were able to regroup on offense, improve on defense, and the end result was giving Clemson their first loss of the season and ruining their national championship hopes. They also cut Virginia Tech's lead in the ACC's Coastal Division to one game. Georgia Tech is already bowl eligible, but now they look to find a way into the ACC Championship Game in December.

3. Houston 73 Rice 34

Houston's Case Keenum set an NCAA single game record with 9 touchdown passes.

Cougars Quarterback Case Keenum put on a passing clinic on Thursday night. He completed 24 of 37 passes for 534 yards and 9 touchdowns. He also averaged 14 yards per completion. And because of this performance, he is now the all-time leader in touchdown passes in NCAA Division 1-A {FBS}. The Owls defense was unable to put pressure on Keenum, nor were they able to cover the Houston receivers down field. Might I also add that Houston is still undefeated, Houston should be in the BCS top 10 but unfortunately the BCS doesn't work that way.

Honorable Mention: Northwestern 59 Indiana 38

Even though he is no longer a Heisman candidate, Dan Persa still had a good game. He went 16-20 for 261 yards and 3 touchdowns.

It was good to see the struggling Wildcats get their first conference victory of the 2011 season. The Cardiac Cats just need three more wins to become bowl eligible.

Now for the 3 worst games of week 9:

1. Ohio State 33 Wisconsin 29

The Buckeyes celebrate their game winning touchdown.

For the second straight week Wisconsin loses on a hail mary pass in the final seconds. Enough said.....

2. Iowa State 41 Texas Tech 7

{Forgive me, this was the only picture I could find.} The Cyclones defense held Red Raiders Quarterback Seth Doege to 171 yards passing, no touchdowns, and 2 interceptions.

After upsetting Oklahoma last week and taking away their national title hopes, the Red Raider offense apparently took a nap this week. The defense also didn't help much as they gave up 512 total yards which led to ISU's 41 points. Tech now falls to 2-3 in Big 12 play, their conference championship hopes are fading away.

3. Washington 42 Arizona 31

Huskies Running Back Chris Polk scores 1 of his 4 rushing touchdowns.

It seemed like the Wildcats were going to end the season on a positive note. After the destruction of UCLA, it seemed that the Wildcats were finally turning the curve. But then Arizona gave up a 10 point 4th quarter lead, and allowed Chris Polk to run wild and ultimately lost the game. Arizona now falls to 2-6 on the season.

Honorable Mention: Oklahoma 58 Kansas State 17

Kansas State also fell from the ranks of the unbeaten. They just did not have the speed, strength, or talent to keep up with the Sooners.


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