NCAA Football Week 5/6
October 16, 2012Owensville High School
NCAA Football Week 5/6
By week 6, America is becoming aware of the teams that are dangerous in the landscape of college football. Some of the teams were in the polls at the start of the season, while others had to work their way up but have ran through the gauntlet. Even though you are at the top now, does not mean that you cannot fall, maybe somebody should have informed some of these teams.
After surviving a tough road test at South Florida in week five, Florida State would face North Carolina State, expecting to defeat the unranked Wolfpack. The Seminoles were ranked third heading into this game, not the ideal matchup for an upset to happen. An upset is what would happen, though, on a cool night in Raleigh. Florida State lead for most of the game, but North Carolina State would make their case. Staging a late fourth-quarter rally, the Wolfpack would score on a Mike Glennon touchdown pass with just 16 seconds left in the game, upsetting the Seminoles 17-16. This proved that no team is immortal in the crazy world of college football.
In week five, one of the craziest, highest-scoring games you will ever see took place between West Virginia and Baylor. West Virginia would come out on top of that one by a score of 70-63 in a game in which West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith threw for over 600 yards and had eight touchdowns. After their Big 12 debut, the Mountaineers would have no easy task for the second week in a row. This week, they would have to face the number eleven Texas Longhorns. Texas would want to make this game a scoring fest like Baylor attempted to, but you would think that they would have learned by now that West Virginia can score with the best of them. The game would be back and forth, but it seemed as if the Mountaineers had control until the end. The Longhorns would miss a late field goal, causing them to lose the game by three points, 48-45. Once again, Smith and his West Virginia Mountaineers would win, keeping them undefeated.
More undefeated teams include Oregon and Alabama, who most people could have guessed would be undefeated, joined by the likes of Oregon State, Notre Dame and Florida, among others. Notre Dame has impressed many this year by blowing out quality opponents, but their real test will come in week seven against Stanford. Florida capped off week six by defeating last year’s SEC champion LSU Tigers. More than ten teams are still undefeated, and that number will decline slowly in the coming weeks, however, there may be more than two at the end of the season--all the more reason to keep watching.