With another crazy Saturday of college football in the books, we're still digesting what happened. Looking at you, Michigan State-Michigan. The late night games still need to finish, but we do know that these four teams had the most impressive performances so far.
Entering the game against Iowa, Northwestern had given up 20 points just once, last week against Michigan. Then the Hawkeyes rolled into town and dropped 40. Iowa improved to 7-0, in large part to picking up 294 yards on 51 carries. The Hawkeyes recorded 492 yards of offense, while limiting Northwestern to 198. Iowa has flown under the radar for much of the season, but that needs to change. Iowa has five games left, against teams with a combined 2-13 record in Big Ten play. There is a good chance Iowa will go undefeated during the regular season.
While most expected Oklahoma to win, not many expected a 55-0 blowout of Kansas State. It was surprising, given that Oklahoma was coming off an upset at the hands of Texas, while Kansas State nearly upset TCU the week before. The Sooners dominated in every facet of the game. OU recorded five times as many yards as Kansas State. The Wildcats completed only five of their 22 passes, while OU QB Baker Mayfield completed 20 of 27 for 282 yards and 5 TDs. Maybe it wasn't the most impressive performance this week, but it was the most dominant.
Alabama Crimson Tide
The Crimson Tide ran all over Texas A&M, en route to a 41-23 win. A&M had no answer for Derrick Henry, who racked up 236 yards and two TDs in the game. Alabama never trailed in the game, and although Texas A&M tired to rally several times, it felt like Alabama's game the entire time. The Alabama defense picked off A&M four times, and this performance was nothing short of dominant.
The easiest choice for this list. Memphis pulled the biggest upset of the day, knocking off #13 Ole Miss. It wasn't even that close, as Memphis won 37-24. QB Paxton Lynch led the way, completing 39 of 53 passes for 384 yards and 3 TDs. Memphis wasn't ranked entering the game, but they have to be next week.Back to the NCAA Newsfeed