There weren't any major upsets to note like the past two weeks. However, that doesn't mean that there were noteworthy stories in college football. Here's who won the week and who lost it.
Winner: Montana Tech Orediggers: The NAIA team scored 93 points on 932 yards of offense in a 93-19 rout of MSU-Northern on Saturday. Jed Fike rushed for 247 yards in the first half while rushing for four touchdowns. Dion Williams caught eight passes for 141 yards and a touchdown, making him one of eleven Orediggers with a catch for the day. Both the 93 points and 932 yards are school records.
Winner: Bolu Olorunfunmi: Check out this ridiculous vault that the UCLA running back did on a hapless Oregon defender.
Winner: Notre Dame Fighting Irish: Is it a good time to start the playoff watch for the Fighting Irish? #13 Notre Dame dominated #11 USC from start to finish, 49-14, behind a strong running game from Josh Adams (19 carries, 191 yards, three touchdowns) and a defense that forced three turnovers. If Notre Dame can capitalize on feasting on ranked competition, don't discount them from the playoff discussion.
Loser: USC Trojans: On the other side, the Trojans saw their playoff hopes go up in smoke with the rout. USC's loss also hurts the Pac-12's chances of getting a playoff team in this year.
Loser: Michigan Wolverines: Like the Trojans, the #19 Wolverines saw their playoff hopes disappear with an embarrassing 42-13 loss to #2 Penn State. The 'vaunted' Wolverines defense allowed 506 total yards and let Saquon Barkley run all over the Maize and Blue. Barkley ran for 108 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns, both of which came in the first quarter.
Loser: Butch Jones: Just fire him already. Geez.
Other Winners: Iowa State, Texas's defensive efforts, Auburn
Other Losers: Texas's offensive efforts, Oklahoma's defense, West Virginia
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