Johnny Football vs. Bama started with a 14 point lead, then two picks later A&M at a 42-21 deficit, and, finally, ended with a near 4th quarter W only to lose 49-42. The question remains, can Manziel win a second Heisman after losing to No. 1?
Brett Hundley put himself in that trophy pose conversation by leading UCLA to a win after trailing at half for the second week in a row. Hundley is the Bruins’ quarterback, in case you are wondering, and pitching 3 TDs in the 3rd Q at Nebraska should keep him topic worthy.
Michigan almost handed Akron an early Groundhog Day present thanks to a timely goal line stand from their own 2 to save the Wolverines the scrutiny of a Appalachian State sequel, and securing Brady Hoke’s perfect Big House record.
The Ohio State didn’t need the services of Braxton Miller to thump Cal 52-34 in the revamped Memorial Stadium. Despite surrendering 608 total yards, Cal’s frosh QB Jared Goff put up 371 yards to the tune of 59% and 3 TDs, which should help to ease the pain.