I wrote on Friday that we shouldn’t have expected anything crazy this weekend. There was only a couple of good games, and only one of them lived up to the hype.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers were coming off a an impressive win of the Iowa Hawkeyes, and that win gave them the No.25 spot in the Playoff rankings.
The Gophers fell behind early, and things weren’t looking up for Minnesota at halftime. Both teams had a strong day running the ball, as expected. The Gophers ran for 281 yards, with 110 of them from QB Mitch Leidner.
Nebraska, with the hot start, also ran for a decent amount. Ameer Abdullah had 98 yards and a TD, which came early in the game.
The 2nd quarter was a odd one. Nebraska had scored with 10:57 left, putting them up 14-7. The next Gopher drive was a great one, only they couldn’t get into the end zone, then had their field goal attempt blocked, and returned 85 yards for a TD.
Minnesota rallied furiously, and came out of halftime hot, and scored just like that, making it a 21-14 game. Their star running back David Cobb was injured on that play, he being the one to score on a run. He never returned.
Nebraska then scored a field goal on the next drive, and neither team was giving up. This game was back&forth the entire way. It was all Minnesota the rest of the game, though.
Towards the end of the 3rd, Minnesota cut the lead to 24-21, with a 19 yard TD run. At this point, it was a ballgame. With one quarter left, one team or the other had to do something.
That team wasn’t Nebraska, even though the Gophers didn’t score the game-winner until there was 3:25 left in the 4th. In a great Gopher drive, which took up 5:09, Mitch Leidner ran in a TD, which ended up sealing the upset win.
The loss puts Nebraska out of any BIG 10 title hopes, and definitely drops them out of a New Years Six game. The huge win for the Gophers sets them up for a showdown with Wisconsin, and that will decide who plays Ohio State in the BIG 10 title game.
I’m feeling Ohio State now. They’ve looked really good, but I don’t think their playoff worthy, yet.
This next upset, I don’t have much to say, BESIDES THAT I CALLED IT FRIDAY!
YEA. YOU HEARD ME.
Anyways, what a disaster for Ole Miss. Total disaster. Not only were they dominated, but they didn’t even score! 30-0 was the final score! I said Friday that if Arkansas got Bad Bo Wallace, they would be in bad shape. Not only did the Razorbacks get two interceptions off of him, but forced SIX Rebels turnovers. SIX. Three picks and three fumbles!
I mean good lord Ole Miss! I’m not sure anyone has had a worst past couple weeks then them. They falling, a lot. Be prepared.
Arkansas isn’t great, but they’re a spoiler. They will ruin you’ll weekend. They’ve pulled big time upsets before, but this didn’t only do them good, but it really trashed Ole Miss.
3. Mississippi State
4. Florida State
5. Ohio State
1. Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin
2. Dak Prescott, Mississippi State
3. Marcus Mariota, Oregon
4. Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska
5. Amari Cooper, Alabama
Yep, short column. Again, there wasn’t a whole lot this weekend.