This week of college football featured the exciting games that many fans have looked for the whole season. Here's who won the week and who lost it.
Winners: Texas Longhorns: Although the Longhorns lost in double overtime to #4 USC, Texas gave the Trojans fits on the defensive side of the game. Deshon Elliott picked off Sam Darnold twice and the defensive line was lively and swarming. If Texas had somewhat of a pretty good offensive performance, they would have pulled off a big shocker akin to the 2006 Rose Bowl. Chalk this up as a moral victory for the 'Horns.
Winner: Dante Pettis: Washington's Dante Pettis took another punt return to the house against Fresno State, making it eight for his career. That ties the record set by Antonio Perkins (Oklahoma) and Wes Welker (Texas Tech). The Huskies can get back to the college football playoff if Pettis continues to perform at a high level.
Winners: Mississippi State Bulldogs: The Dawgs put on a convincing romp of #12 LSU, routing the Tigers, 37-7. Aeris Williams had 23 carries for 146 yards for Mississippi State.
Winner: The Florida/Tennessee Game: What a thriller of a game. Speaking of which...
Losers: Tennesse Volunteers: PRACTICE THE DRILL MORE!!
Losers: UCLA Bruins: In what can be equated to a 'trap game', the Bruins fell victim to the Memphis Tigers, 48-45. Josh Rosen had a questionable day, throwing two picks in the game (One of them was a pick-six). There wasn't much in the line of pass defense from either side as well.
Loser: Michigan's Inability to Finish Drives: The Wolverines had many opportunities to blow the game wide open against Air Force. However, their pass attack looked lost and Wilton Speight's throws were painful to watch. If Michigan wants to compete in the Big Ten East, they'll have to make some adjustments to their passing game.
Other Winners: Penn State, Clemson's handling of Lamar Jackson, Vanderbilt
Other Losers: Stanford, Defense in SMU-TCU, Nebraska
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