Podcast: Week 5 Preview
Mississippi State 44 LSU 34
Mississippi States HC Mike Leach and QB K.J. Costello debuts in SEC play and knocked off #6 LSU 44-34. Costello, who was a Stanford transfer, set an SEC record with 623 passing yards and five touchdowns. Costello had 10 different receivers He threw a 75-yard pass to Kylin Hill for a touchdown that allowed the team to take the lead near the end of the 3rd quarter, 27-24. Costello would connect with Osirus Mitchell in a 24-yard touchdown pass to seal the victory 44-34.
For LSU, they become the first defending national champions to lose their opening game since Michigan in 1998 lost at Notre Dame. QB Myles Brennan played well in his debut as a starter. He threw 27-of-46 for 345 yards and three touchdowns. He did throw 2 interceptions. LSU played without their star, All-American Derek Stingly, who was hospitalized Friday falling ill (not COVID related).
Kansas State 38 Oklahoma 35
Kansas State, after losing to Arkansas State, shocks the College Football Community with a 38-35 win. The Wildcats had a depleted roster due to COVID-19. Skylar Thompson went 18-of-25, 334 passing yards and had four total touchdowns (rushed three).
Oklahoma's QB Spencer Rattler who was a Heisman hopeful, threw three interceptions in the game. He went 30-of-41 for 387 passing yards and 4 TD passes.
Texas 63 Texas State 56 OT
Texas led the half 31-21. Texas Tech scored a touchdown at the end of the 3rd quarter to take the lead for the first time 42-38. However, the shootout resulted into overtime with either team having an answer to stop the offense. Ehlinger's pass to Joshua Moore in overtime put them 63-56. The Red Raiders would have a chance to tie the game but QB Alan Bowman threw a wild pass that resulted in an interception by DB Caden Sterns for a Longhorns win.
Cincinnati 24 Army 10
Army started the game with a TD-Fumble within 57 seconds into the game to make it 7-0. However, the Bearcats QB Desmond Ridder threw two touchdown passes and RB Jerome Ford scored a rushing TD for the win. CIN HC Luke Fickell said, "It was tough sledding in there. They have big, physical strong guys. I don't know that we ever felt comfortable that we could establish the running game."
Auburn 29 Kentucky 13
Auburn had the lead at the half 8-7. Kentucky missed a 2pt conversion to tie the game in the third 15-13. The Auburn Tigers led by Bo Nix passed two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to win the game. College News Update
1. Ohio State All-American candidates CB Shaun Wade and OL Wyatt Davis return after opting out. 2. FSU HC Mike Norvell returns to practice after being sidelined due to COVID-19 positive testing. 3. GA QB JT Daniels cleared and expected to play Saturday vs. Auburn. Daniels is a transfer from USC and will replace struggling D'Wan Mathis. Stetson Bennett looked sharp but is expected to remain as a back up QB. 4. University of Houston had five scheduled opponents resulting five postponement/cancelations. Next scheduled game Oct 8 vs Tulane.
- | Lousisiana Tech | BYU
- Texas A&M|Alabama
- North Carolina | Boston College
- Memphis | SMU
- Texas Tech | Kansas State
- Virginia | Clemson
- Oklahoma | Iowa State
- East Carolina | Georgia State
- Ole Miss | Kentucky
- Western Kentucky | Middle Tennessee