The tenth week of college football is in the books and this year was a thrill. Fake field goals, a hidden ball trick, and some close games took place this past weekend.
Following are how I feel some of the games should be categorized.
Best of the Best
#2 Florida State over #25 Louisville 42-31
#3 Auburn over #4 Ole Miss 35-31
#7 TCU over #20 West Virginia 31-30
#14 Arizona State over #17 Utah 19-16 (OT)
These four games were four quality games that were toe-to-toe until basically the end of the final quarter. The ‘Noles struggled early, but pulled out a victory, while Auburn squeaked out a nice win over Ole Miss to keep them alive for a spot in the playoffs.
Meanwhile, TCU topped the Mountaineers in the final minutes and the Sun Devils went to work in overtime to defeat Utah.
#24 Duke over Pittsburgh 51-48 (2OT)
Tennessee over South Carolina 45-42 (OT)
A pair of games that took longer than four quarters are this week’s toss-up contests. Realistically, either one of these games could have been won by the other team, had they worked just a little more in either the regulation, or overtime, periods.
Who Saw That Coming?
Florida over #11 Georgia 38-20
#22 UCLA over #12 Arizona 17-7
Let’s be honest. Who actually saw the Gators, who haven’t been all too impressive, defeating Georgia by 18 points? And how about UCLA stunning Arizona with a 10 point victory?
It just goes to show that you need to play the game and college football is unpredictable.
George Harvey is a contributor to FBSchedules.com.