Winners and Losers


Brady Hoke: The first year coach in Ann Arbor got his first big win on Saturday over Notre Dame in very exciting fashion during the Big House's first night game. It doesn't hurt when you have a superstar like Denard "shoelace" Robinson in the backfield to carry the team.

Auburn: The Tigers hushed many of their doubters after beating #16 Mississippi St this weekend. Auburn struggled mightily last weekend against Utah St but Michael Dyer came alive and so did the rest of the Tigers.

Oklahoma: The Sooners were ranked atop the AP Poll for a record 100th time this weekend.

Michigan St Defense: The Spartans D gave up just one first down in their blowout 44-0 win over Florida Atlantic.

Big 12: It looks good for the conference's future and present. Word from Pac-12 conference head makes it seem that they have no interest in expanding while the conference is now 14-1 through the first two weeks.


The Golden Dome: The Irish suffered another loss and start out with a 0-2 record for the first time since the dreaded '07 season. Turnovers killed them once again and Brian Kelly face was as red as a cherry in their loss while their BCS hopes have been practically thrown out the window.

Spirit the Eagle: The "War Eagle" that flies around before every home Auburn game flew into a luxury box window but rebounded and landed down at midfield like always.

Refs in LA: Several hours after USC's first Pac-12 win over Utah the score was changed to 23-14 because a blocked field goal as time expired. The zebras called it no touchdown but it was officially changed later.

BC offense: The Golden Eagles offense was practically non existent in their embarrassing 3-30 loss to UCF. They gained a measly 141 total yards throughout the game and only 7 total first downs in the loss.


Top Players from Week 2

Player of the Week

Melvin Ingram, South Carolina: The 6'2, 280 pound DE became only the third player since 2006 to score a touchdown on both offense and defense. He started his big night off by scampering 68 yards after a fake punt and then finished off his night in the forth quarter after picking up a fumble and heading in for six.


Bray looks to lead the Vol's back
to the top of the SEC East
Case Keenum, Houston: Case is back to his old ways down in Houston as he helped lead the Cougars to a big 48-23 win over North Texas. Case put up more godly numbers while throwing for 458 yards and 5 touchdowns in the win.

Tyler Bray, Tennessee: The sophomore played very well in his first test for the 2011 season. Cincinnati came to town and Bray played almost perfect. He went 34-41 while throwing for 405 yards and 4 touchdowns in a big 45-23 win for the Vols.

Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina: The Heisman candidate in Columbia always comes to play. Lattimore carried the Gamecocks to a huge win on the road over Georgia with his 27 carry, 176 yard and one touchdown performance. When they needed yards they handed the ball off to their workhorse.

Taylor Martinez, Nebraska: The Cornhuskers usually stout "blackshirts" defense struggled throughout the night against Fresno St but Martinez and the offense carried them to a come from behind 42-29 win. Martinez finished the night with 385 total yards (219 passing and 166 rushing) along with three touchdowns(1 pass and 2 rush).

Paul Richardson, Colorado: Richardson had a humongous day on the outside vs Cal. The 6'1 sophomore finished the night with 11 catches for 284 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Pac-12 secondaries better be looking out for the stud from Boulder.

Hilton is averaging over 23 yards
 a catch through the first two games
Denard Robinson, Michigan: The speedy quarterback did more with his arm in the Wolverine's huge comeback thriller under the lights in Ann Arbor. "Shoelace" and the Wolverines trailed 7-24 heading into the 4th quarter but rallied to score 28 of the last 35 points and to get the upset win over the Irish. Robinson ended the game with 338 passing yards, 4 touchdowns, 108 rushing yards, a rushing touchdown. His great night was capitalized by the game winning TD pass with 2 seconds left.

T.Y Hilton, Florida International: I do not think the Louisville secondary got the memo that Hilton was a stud. He ended the night with 201 receiving yards and two touchdowns of 74 and 83 yards along with having 67 yards on two kickoff returns. Hilton currently leads the nation in receiving yards with 333.

Ryan Smith, Auburn: The backup safety for the Tigers helped preserve their 17 game win streak. Chris Relf had the Mississippi St Bulldogs driving and was looking at the promise land before Smith came out of no where and upended Relf just inches short of the goal line as time expired.


AP Poll for Week 3

AP Top 25
1Oklahoma (32)1-014411
2Alabama (9)2-014223
3LSU (17)2-014162
4Boise State (2)1-013094
5Florida State2-011945
8Oklahoma State2-010349
9Texas A&M1-010237
11South Carolina2-088812
13Virginia Tech2-083011
15Michigan State2-059817
17Ohio State2-046115
18West Virginia2-041919
20South Florida2-034722
22Arizona State2-0306NR
25Mississippi State1-112816
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