This week in college football featured a bit of a shake-up near the top and a team in a third-and-goal situation... from their own seven-yard line. Here's who won the week and who lost it.
Winners: Oklahoma Sooners: The Sooners got revenge for last year's shellacking in Norman by handling the #2 Ohio State Buckeyes, 31-16. Baker Mayfield had a 'field' day for the Sooners, going 27 for 35 and throwing for 386 yards and three touchdowns. The Sooners defense shut down a Buckeyes' offense that had an explosive second half last week against Indiana. This win looks extremely nice on Oklahoma's playoff resume and should help them land a playoff spot if they stay the course.
Winner: Lamar Jackson: Last year's Heisman Trophy winner had six touchdowns against North Carolina. He also ran for 149 yards and three touchdowns while throwing for 393 yards, giving him over 1,000 yards of total offense in the past two weeks.
Winners: Georgia Bulldogs: It seems to be coming together for Kirby Smart's squad, as they went into South Bend and edged #24 Notre Dame, 20-19. The defense, led by Lorenzo Carter and Davin Bellamy, recovered a fumble late and limited the Fighting Irish to 266 total yards.
Losers: Louisiana Tech: How in the world do you get a third-and-goal situation from YOUR OWN SEVEN?
Losers: Rutgers: The Scarlet Knights lost to Eastern Michigan (!), 16-13. Eastern Michigan is off to a good start at 2-0, but Rutgers is in a rut once again. Why did they come to the Big Ten in the first place?
Losers: Bowling Green: First Howard, now South Dakota. The betting line wasn't as big as the Howard-UNLV game, but it doesn't help Bowling Green's case; they trailed South Dakota by a score of 21-3 at the end of the first quarter. They ended up losing to South Dakota, 35-27.
Other Winners: Josh Rosen, Tennessee, UNLV's rebound
Other Losers: Iowa barely surviving against Iowa State, Temple barely surviving against Villanova, California barely surviving against Weber State.
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