The college football scores among the top 25 started out with chaos. The afternoon college football scores saw the top 25 lose two more undefeated teams, which seemed to signal more madness at night. With Auburn and Oregon facing road tests, the October patterns seemed to signal that they could lose too. Since Michigan State and Missouri had been manhandled, the Tigers and Ducks appeared to be in road trouble as well, like so many No. 1 teams before them. Yet although the top 25 college football scores left only five unbeaten teams left, Auburn and Oregon are still among them.
The No. 1 road curse could have either befallen BCS No. 1 Auburn, human No. 1 Oregon, or both. The Tigers got an early test from Ole Miss, while the Ducks actually fell behind in the second half to USC. However, the month would end with a No. 1 team finally defending their ranking.
Both of these college football scores had the top 25 leaders pull away at the end. Auburn pulled away faster, with a 51-31 win over Ole Miss. Meanwhile, the Ducks quickly recovered from a slow second half start, for a 53-32 thumping of USC.
They turned out a lot better than Michigan State and Missouri did earlier in the day. The Spartans crumbled quickly against Iowa and never recovered, in a 37-6 reality check. Missouri also fell behind big against Nebraska, giving up 307 yards to Roy Helu Jr, though their 31-17 loss looked a little more respectable.
Nevertheless, the week’s college football scores for the top 25 have Auburn, Oregon, Boise State, TCU and Utah as the last unbeatens left. TCU and Utah’s matchup next week will reduce it to four, at the least. The Horned Frogs warmed up with a 48-6 drubbing of UNLV, while Utah held off Air Force, 28-23.
Meanwhile, one-loss teams Ohio State and Oklahoma stand to move up, after the Buckeyes slaughtered Minnesota, 52-10, and the Sooners handled Colorado, 43-10. Stanford also impressed with a 43-0 win at Washington.
The remaining college football scores among the top 25 had Miami go down to Virginia, 24-19, while Baylor continued their surprising run with a 30-22 triumph at Texas. South Carolina pulled away from Tennessee, 38-24, as Mississippi State got by Kentucky, 24-17, and Arkansas clobbered Vanderbilt, 49-14.
This week was labeled as “Roadblock Saturday” and started off as if a lot of roadblocks would be hit. Yet Michigan State and Missouri may have finally hit an inevitable wall, while Auburn and Oregon could now be ready to pull away from the BCS field.
All month, the top 25 college football scores knocked off a lot of leading contenders. However, October ended with the new leaders looking stronger than ever, as November and December near.
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