Week 9 Recap

Things have piled up this week, and some technical difficulties set us back a bit. So we’ll be posting the scores from last weeks games of note, along with a few others, with a little nugget on each game. But please make sure to check out the results page for all the scores!

Games of Note and Predictions

#15 Iowa State 30 – Kansas State 15

Scott- Iowa State 30-14

Gavin- Kansas State 27-24

Cyclones keep pace in the Big XII with an impressive defensive showing.

#5 Penn State 30 – #25 Indiana 0

Scott- Penn State 36-28

Gavin- Penn State 42-14

Penn State rebounds with a dominant showing, trying to remain in the playoff conversation.

#1 Ohio State 31 – #13 Nebraska 0

Scott- Ohio State 49-20

Gavin- Ohio State 52-24

Ohio State continues to impress, shutting down Nebraska’s high-flying offense and giving the Huskers their first loss.

#12 Notre Dame 44 – Duke 28

Scott- Notre Dame 35-7

Gavin- Notre Dame 24-17

Duke misses a golden upset opportunity, and ND sneakily comes away with one of their best wins of the season.

Florida State 28 – Pittsburgh 14

Scott- Florida State 29-23

Gavin- Florida State 30-21

The Noles clinch a bowl berth in between two solid teams. Pitt needed this one badly, trying to catch up in the Coastal race.

#10 Florida 19 – #7 Georgia 10

Scott- Georgia 27-24

Gavin- Georgia 24-20

In one of the biggest games and rivalries of the season, UF snaps a three game losing streak in the series and has the inside track to win the SEC East. A playoff bid is a very real possibility for the Gators.

#22 Texas 44 – #17 Baylor 26

Scott- Texas 38-27

Gavin- Texas 42-32

Texas continues their scorching hot streak by manhandling the rival Bears.

#11 Oregon 42 – Arizona 23

Scott- Oregon 44-22

Gavin- Oregon 54-21

Arizona continues to freefall, while Oregon sneakily just keeps on winning.

Upset Picks

Northwestern 18 – Purdue 15

Scott- Purdue 32-24

NU leans on its defense yet again, to earn a bowl bid after missing out last year.

Tennessee 40 – Arkansas 14

Gavin- Arkansas 28-24

In a matchup of bottom-feeders, Vol fans are probably wondering where this Tennessee team has been all season.

Our Pick Results

Scott 7-2 (44-18 overall)

Gavin 6-3 (38-24 overall)

Scott picks up one more game in the lead, now leading by six with four full weeks to go.

Other Games of Note

Cincinnati 42 – #20 Memphis 26

Memphis goes down as a ranked team yet again, as the Bearcats finally might be starting to put things together like last year’s squad.

UL-Monroe 23 – Appalachian State 18

A huge upset in the Sun Belt, as the Warhawks pull off one of the biggest wins in the program’s history by knocking off perennial favorite App State. The Mountaineers are almost certainly eliminated from being the Group of 5 rep now.

#9 Oklahoma 35 – TCU 24

The Sooners survive a major scare in Fort Worth, as the Frogs went for 2 and the win late before being ultimately stopped. OU is clinging to their playoff lives.

California 46 – Washington 34

Cal bounces back after a disappointing loss to take care of a team who they have seem to have their number as of late. Another bowl appearance for the Golden Bears.

Check back next week as we enter the final month of the regular season!

-Scott

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