August 24, 2017

Stanford gets Uted and Mizzou Defeats Georgia

Here it is again, the Friday before another exciting weekend of college football. Last night Miami barely beat a now 1-5 North Carolina Tar Hells team. At least The U won. Stanford and Georgia cannot say that about last weekend.

The Utah Utes defeated a Stanford team that many thought would be undefeated at least until they met up with Oregon on November 7. The Utes were led by QB Travis Wilson and RB Bubba Poole. Poole had 111 yards rushing and 75 yards receiving. Stanford’s defeat sent them plunging in the polls, including the Leatherheads Top 16 where they went from #5 to #13.

The Missouri Tigers had upset in mind as well when they beat SEC powerhouse Georgia 41-26 in Athens. The Tigers are now 6-0 and are ranked #14 in the Top 16. As for the Bulldogs, they are now 4-2 and their dreams of a national championship is over. They fell from #7 to #16 in the Top 16.

A third upset took place when Texas beat Oklahoma 36-20 in the Cotton Bowl, knocking the Sooners out of the Top 16.

Games to watch this weekend include Florida State at Clemson, Texas A&M at Auburn, UCLA at Stanford and Florida at Missouri.

Here are the rankings by Leatherheads of the Gridiron after Week 7:

Rank Team Record Points Last Week
   1 Alabama (9)    6-0   144        1
   2 Oregon    6-0   134        2
   3 Clemson    6-0   122        3
   4 Ohio State    6-0   119        4
   5 Florida State    5-0   109        6
   6 Louisville    6-0     90        8
   7 LSU    6-1     86        9
   8 Texas A&M    5-1     75      11
   9 UCLA    5-0     67      12
 10 Miami    5-0     59      13
 11 Baylor    5-0     55      14
 12 South Carolina    5-1     47      15
 13 Stanford    5-1     37        5
 14 Missouri    6-0     28      NR
 15 Texas Tech    6-0     22      NR
 16 Georgia    4-2     21        7


Others receiving votes
: Oklahoma – 3, Virginia Tech – 3, Fresno State – 2, Northern Illinois – 1.

Participating voters: David Boyce, Ronnie Foreman, Chris Garbarino, Terry Keshner, Bob Lazzari, Tex Noel, Bob Swick, Joe Williams, Tony Williams.