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Top 25 Recaps: Week 4

 

Week 4 for the Top 25 ended in college football and we will call it the week of the tested. That would be the tested quarterbacks that showed why they are the best of the best. The goal is always to win the game, but in winning the game, sometimes heroes and starts are born. Let’s take a closer look at some of the key games this past week in college football and how they panned out.

#9 Georgia 44 #6 LSU 41

In a conference that prides itself for defense, defense became a forgotten art. It has been a whirlwind of offense this season in the SEC and this game was no different. This game would see two quarterbacks showcase their passing skills.

For Aaron Murray, he has heard all the whispers about him not being a big time SEC QB. On this day, with the rest of the SEC season possibly on the line, he was simply magnificent. Murray took advantage of every opportunity given and ¬†finished 20-34 for 298 yards and four TD’s. One in particular happened with under to minutes remaining in the game. LSU, needing a stop, got confused in the secondary and gave up a 25-yards strike from Murray to Justin Scott-Wesley

On a previous drive, his counter part Zach Mettenberger hit pass after pass leading his team to a 41-37 lead late in the fourth. Mettenberger continues to improve greatly and finished 23-37 for 372 yards and three touchdowns. He is now being mentioned as a Heisman candidate.

The national title picture is the bigger implication. With the win, Georgia puts the Clemson loss behind them and moves to the forefront in the BCS title picture. If they can run the table, the Dawgz should be playing for the SEC and possibly the BCS title.

West Virginia 30 #11 Oklahoma St. 21

At one point in his college career, Mountaineer QB Clint Trickett started in place of former Florida St QB EJ Manuel. Two years later he found himself thrust into the spotlight as a third string QB. From there, he was given the nod this week against the mighty Cowboys a week after his team was drubbed by Maryland 37-0. He would do his job, throwing for a touchdown and leading his team on two late scoring drives. He would finish the game 24-50 for 309 yards in a big win for the Mountaineers.

#4 Ohio St 31 #23 Wisconsin 24

Braxton Miller got a few weeks off and the rest appears to have paid off. Miller was sharp in going 17-25 for 198 yards and a career-high four touchdowns. He would also add 83 yards on 22 carries rushing. It was the first real test for the Buckeyes in a season with national championship hopes.

His counterpart, Joel Stave threw for 295 yards and two touchdowns. The Badgers kept it close and had a chance to win it. They got the ball on their own 10 with about a minute and a half left in the game. They would come up short as the Ohio St defense held on for the win.

Other top 25 scores:

#1 Alabama 25 Ole Miss 0– Bama defense puts the shutdown in a dominant performance.

#2 Oregon 55 Cal 16- The Ducks show that even rain cannot stop their freight train from pulling through your station in a romp.

#3 Clemson 56 Wake 7- Taj Boyd throws for 311 yards and three touchdowns, including #100 of his career.

#5 Stanford 55 Washington St 17– Kevin Hogan abuses Cougars in a passing clinic for the rout.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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