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In a wild ending to mark the Big Ten’s opening weekend, Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr.’s sprawling two-point overtime conversion helped the Hoosiers clinch a victory exciting, 36-35, vs Penn State, eighth, Saturday, program’s first win over a Top 10 opponent since 1987

The Nittany Lions were the only Top 10 to go down in Week 8 College football playoff favorites Clemson, Alabama and Ohio State each beat unranked opponents in double digits, although the Tigers coach , Dabo Swinney, is not satisfied with the interrogation after his team’s victory over Syracuse

“We won the game by almost four touchdowns,” Swinney said. “It was a sloppy win but I’d rather have a sloppy win than a lousy loss any day of the week. not easy to win I know a lot of people think we are supposed to come and win It’s not easy to win I’m proud of our team for dealing with adversity We didn’t have much so this ‘was good to see « 

Michigan’s nationally-ranked matchup against Minnesota was one of Saturday’s prime-time contests and is sure to have an impact on Sunday’s new poll The Wolverines have played in a game of spotlight for the team by Jim Harbaugh

Word: How far will Iowa State go after a 3-point loss to Stillwater? The Oklahoma state defense has proven once again to be one of the best units in the country after keeping Cyclones quarterback Brock Purdy in check while Marshall went undefeated with a 11-point win over FAU as Coastal Carolina, playing for the first time in the Top 25, held off Georgia Southern with two fourth quarter TDs

Word: Kansas State won its fourth straight game on Saturday, knocking out Kansas in a game that has never been competitive The Wildcats travel to West Virginia next week with the opportunity to play potentially undefeated Oklahoma State in a battle for the first at home in the Big 12 in November 7 The next two weeks are the most important of the Chris Klieman era at this point

Word: With the state of Ohio looming next week, it’s hard to imagine the Nittany Lions considering playing the Buckeyes after a loss to Indiana to open the season For a team playing without Micah Parsons, Journey Brown and others this fall, Penn State fought to tie the game in the fourth quarter and was a two-point conversion stoppage of winning the game twice, but quarterback. Hoosiers back Michael Penix Jr had other plans

« We haven’t played well In really six years at Penn State and 10 years as head football coach, we haven’t been a team to get penalties, » Franklin said. « And we weren’t a team to get any turnovers And tonight we had both We had 10 penalties for 100 yards which is very unusual of us And we had triple digits ‘business A lot of different situations have arisen through this game, a lot of different games We finally picked up the pace in the second half but you can’t play well on the road in the Big 10 against good opponents, and we don’t did not do it very early »

The word: Hello Indiana! The Hoosiers shocked college football with Saturday’s biggest win, leading all round against Penn State before a wild fourth quarterback led to a thrilling overtime victory Indiana coach Tom Allen threw the dice with his quarterback and Penix called his own number, diving for the pylon with the nose of the ball for a one-point win The Hoosiers will enter the Top 25 in Week 9 and are expected to be ranked ahead of the previously ranked eighth-ranked Nittany Lions

Word: Thanks to a record-breaking performance in his first career as Graham Mertz, the Badgers rolled into Illinois to kick off the Big Ten Mertz opening weekend was almost perfect Friday night, throwing a record five touchdown passes to lead a powerful attack in Wisconsin

Word: Last week’s loss to Florida State was a wake-up call for the Tar Heels, who took out their frustrations with their rival in the State and State-ranked NC. nationwide at Chapel Hill North Carolina edged the Wolfpack by 302 rushing yards and never lagged behind during the run at Kenan Stadium

Word: The Pac-12 leader this season, the Ducks will have just six chances to impress the selection committee ahead of the league title game – if they get there Oregon should have the best defense, in terms of talent, in the Pac-12 and CJ Verdell returns as playmaker in the backfield

Word: Another Group of 5 team hanging on to an unbeaten six-game record, BYU’s early showdown against Boise State will knock one of those teams out of the New Year’s Six contention

Word: It’ll be interesting to see where voters place the Hurricanes after Saturday’s relentless victory over Virginia D’Eriq King threw for 322 yards and a touchdown to keep Miami in the Top 10 and on pace in a tie for second place in the ACC after six games

The word: In one of Saturday’s most impressive performances, Michigan took Minnesota behind the stake on the road and handled the previously ranked 21st Golden Gophers The Wolverines exploded for 35 points in the first half in Joe Milton’s first start as a quarterback and never looked back when Jim Harbaugh’s side made a statement in their first start this season

Word: Due to COVID-19 postponements and their opening week, the Gators have not played since their loss to Texas A&M earlier this month That being said, Florida is at back in the Top 10 with all her goals of the season ahead of her despite a check mark in the loss column

Word: Bearcats coach Luke Fickell said ahead of Saturday’s nationally-standings game in Dallas that he was eager to see how his team reacted to the test Cincinnati did it with flying colors, dominating the previously undefeated Mustangs to maintain their stint at the top of the AAC Next stop is Memphis, which is set to enter the Top 25 on Sunday

The word: just win, baby It’s Texas A&M’s motto for the rest of the time since the Aggies split their two toughest games – Alabama and Florida There’s one outside shot this team could hit the playoffs as a non-4 seed if Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State all end up unbeaten and the Big 12 champion has a flaw It would get very interesting at this point for a serial Aggies team But it’s a long time from now

Word: Georgia knows there’s no margin for error the rest of the way in their route to Atlanta and a potential playoff bid after losing to Alabama last week Quarterback Questions -back aside following the mistakes of Stetson Bennett in the second half, the Bulldogs’ bread is buttered in defense and they will ride this unit in the extension There is a chance that Ohio State, after beating Nebraska, will lead Georgia in Sunday’s new ranking and Oklahoma State as well

The word: The last unbeaten of the Big 12, the Cowboys weathered Iowa State’s upset mood with a strong performance on both sides of the ball at home Spencer Sanders saw his first extended action in the quarterback since Game 1, enjoying Oklahoma State’s first game in several weeks Expect Mike Gundy’s side to move up in Sunday’s poll

Word: For a half, the Buckeyes were on the ropes against Nebraska in their season opener at Ohio Stadium – then Justin Fields and the Ohio State defense took over From midway through the second quarter, Ohio State dominated the Huskers, 38-3, including a crafty touchdown from Jaxon Smith-Njigba in the final quarter that was Fields’ second touchdown pass of the game. Candidate Heisman also added a touchdown rush

The word: the Irish seemed to take personal national disrespect to Pitt, towering over the Panthers from start to finish on the road

The word: It was a dominating win for the Crimson Tide in Knoxville once again, but Alabama’s fifth win came at a price – Jaylen Waddle was lost for the season on kickoff after sustaining a serious ankle injury It’s a blow to the country’s best offense, which once again opened a box on the opposing defense in Week 8

The Word: Clemson was sleepwalking for most of his win over the Orange As a 46-favored 5-point, the Tigers were leading by six points at the end of the third quarter before Andrew escaped 21-yard return Booth opens it up a bit and gives the top-ranked team in the country a bit of a break Dabo Swinney said that after match media treated the press conference as if his team lost the match, but there is certainly a lot to work on to move the ACC favorite forward.

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