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CFB HEADLINES: WEEK 7

Catch up on the new & noteworthy of the past weekend

We had a brief travel related hiatus for Headlines last week but we’re back at it today.

BIG 12

With four Big 12 teams on bye, the conference slate was a little light this week

(6) Oklahoma 34, (11) Texas 27

Did you know that every single player in the stadium can be flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct well before a game begins, meaning any additional unsportsmanlike penalty leads to immediate disqualification? Welcome to Big 12 officiating! Pre-game shenanigans aside, Oklahoma never surrendered a Longhorn lead despite UT holding the Sooners to a season low 511 yards of offense (pause for scoffing). CeeDee Lamb had 171 yards receiving, Ehlinger was sacked 9 times, and we don’t have to worry about playing Oklahoma again.

Iowa State 38, West Virginia 14

Neal Brown is having a rough one for his inaugural season in Morgantown. The ‘Eers were held to 190 yards of offense on Saturday after losing starting QB Austin Kendall to an injury in the first series. The Cyclones, meanwhile, may finally have a feature RB to replace David Montgomery in freshman Breece Hall, whom Iowa State hopes will lessen the load from current leading rusher Brock Purdy (never good when the QB has the most carries 6 games into the season). The Cyclones head to Lubbock this weekend.

NATIONAL

THE LSU OFFENSE: STILL REAL!

It’s looking like the Bayou Bengal offensive renaissance is no mirage after #5 LSU put up 42 on a stout Florida secondary. Joe Burrow had 3 TD’s and only 3 incompletions. Not bad!

BADGERS BADGERS BADGERS

Low-key one of the most impressive teams this season is #6 Wisconsin, which has four (4) shutouts so far this season, which includes the 38-0 victory over Michigan State this past weekend. They have played 6 games. One of life’s simple pleasures is watching Badger running backs, and goodness if they don’t have one this year in Jonathan Taylor.

HORNS AND THEIR HAND SIGNS

Listen, if UT is so worried about offensive hand gestures is it too much to ask that they be flagged every placekick for this filth?

WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE

The top 7 teams in the nation are all undefeated, but they aren’t the only ones in the nation with perfect records. The other teams are Boise State, Baylor (no comment), SMU(?), Minnesota(??) and Appalachian State (!)

RANKINGS

LSU makes a big leap, Georgia takes a tumble, and the forgotten undefeateds get their due

  1. Alabama (-)
  2. LSU (⇑3)
  3. Clemson (⇓1)
  4. Ohio State (-)
  5. Oklahoma (⇑1)
  6. Wisconsin (⇑2)
  7. Penn State (⇑3)
  8. Notre Dame (⇑1)
  9. Florida (⇓2)
  10. Georgia (⇓3)
  11. Auburn (⇑1)
  12. Oregon (⇑1)
  13. Utah (⇑2)
  14. Boise State (-)
  15. Texas (⇓4)
  16. Michigan (-)
  17. Arizona State (⇑1)
  18. Baylor (⇑4)
  19. SMU (⇑2)
  20. Minnesota (NR)
  21. Cincinnati (⇑4)
  22. Missouri (NR)
  23. Iowa (⇓6)
  24. Appalachian State (NR)
  25. Washington (NR)
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