Week 5 Games: Top 25 Recaps (In 2 sentences or less)

  1. #21 Ole Miss (3-1, 1-1 SEC) vs #1 Alabama: (4-0, 2-0 SEC):  Alabama wins 25-0 with 254 rushing yards and 38:29 Time of Possession (vs just 21 minutes for Ole Miss).
  2. Cal (1-3, 0-2 Pac-12) vs #2 Oregon (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12):  Oregon wins 55-16.  Statistically they didn’t overwhelm, but they recovered 5 turnovers and Bralon Addison had 2 punt returns for touchdowns.
  3. Wake Forest (2-3, 0-2 ACC) vs #3 Clemson (4-0, 0-2 ACC):  Clemson wins 56-7; their quarterbacks combined for 407 yards and 4 touchdowns.
  4. #23 Wisconsin (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten) vs #4 Ohio State (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten): Ohio State wins 31-24 despite Wisconsin winning on paper.  QB Braxton Miller returned and had 83 of OSU’s 192 yards rushing.  They held Wisconsin to just 104 yards on the ground.
  5. #6 LSU (4-1, 1-1 SEC) vs #9 Georgia (3-1, 2-0 SEC):  Georgia wins 44-41.  Teams were statistically similar and combined for 943 yards of offense.  Georgia won the ground game with 196 yards rushing, even though they only had their starter Todd Gurley for the 1st half after he sustained an ankle injury.
  6. #5 Stanford (4-0, 2-0 Pac-12) vs Washington State (3-2, 1-1 Pac-12):  Stanford wins 55-17 with 238 yards rushing.  Both teams had 322 yards passing, but Washington State was held to just 51 yards on the ground.
  7. #8 Florida State (4-0, 2-0 ACC) vs Boston College (2-2, 1-1 ACC): Florida State wins 48-34.  FSU had been down by 14 points, but QB Jameis Winston passed for 17-27, 330 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT and led the team in rushing with 67 yards.
  8. #10 Texas A&M (4-1, 1-1 SEC) vs Arkansas (3-2, 0-1 SEC): Texas A&M wins 45-33.  There was over 1,000 yards of offense in this game as both teams rushed and passed well.  A&M didn’t have a single turnover, but Arkansas had 2.
  9. #11 Oklahoma State (3-1, 0-1 Big 12) vs West Virginia (3-2, 1-1 Big 12):  West Virginia wins 30-21; In a game with a lot of penalties, turnovers and incomplete passes, Oklahoma State suffered the most with almost 100 yards lost to penalties.   West Virginia backup QB Clint Tricket passed for 24-50, 309 yards, TD, 2 INT.
  10. #12 South Carolina (3-1, 1-1 SEC) vs UCF (3-1, 1-1 AAC): South Carolina wins 28-25 thanks to 167 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns from Mike Davis; otherwise the teams were pretty even statistically and both suffered 4 turnovers and a lot of penalties.
  11. #14 Oklahoma (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) vs #22 Notre Dame (3-2):  Oklahoma wins 35-21 thanks to a defense that held Notre Dame quarterbacks to completing just 36% (9-25) of their passes for 104 yards.  ND had 3 turnovers (which led to 21 points for the Sooners), while Oklahoma’s offense had none.
  12. #15 Miami (FL) (4-0, 1-0 ACC) vs South Florida (0-4, 0-3 AAC): Miami wins 49-21 with 375 passing yards (despite 7 penalties and 4 turnovers).
  13. Arizona (3-1, 0-1 Pac-12) vs #16 Washington (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12):  Washington wins 31-13 thanks to 40 rushes for 161 yards from RB Bishop Sankey.  This was a heavily penalized game with 7 penalties for each team.
  14. #20 Florida (3-1, 2-0 SEC) vs Kentucky (1-3, 0-1 SEC):  Florida wins 24-7 with 246 yards rushing, while holding UK to a total of just 173 yards.  Florida also possessed the ball for 38 minutes compared to just 21 minutes for Kentucky.
  15. #25 Fresno (4-0) vs Hawaii (0-4): Fresno wins 42-37 with 530 yards of total offense.

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