NCAA FootballIn a fantastic finish with a great goal line stand, The Seventh Ranked Fighting Irish of Notre Dame hosted #17 Stanford Cardinals at home in a game in the rain at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.  The game got off to a slow start with Stanford leading at half time 10 to 3. Notre Dame went into the game with a 7.5 point edge according to the Las Vegas linemakers.  Stanford made a mighty effort in the closing moments near the goal line but the Fighting Irish prevailed and go to 6-0.

The #15 Texas Longhorns should have felt at home in the Cotton Bowl to play long time divisional rival Oklahoma.  After all, they were playing in Dallas. The #13 ranked Sooners went into the game as 3.5 point favorites over the Longhorns.  Oklahoma racked up 36 points in the first half while Texas could manage only a safety. It was 46-8 at the end of 3 and the Sooners were on a roll!  They won 63-21!

Heisman Trophy contender, Quarterback Geno Smith took his #5 West Virginia Mountaineers to Lubbock, Texas to take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium.  Speculation abounded before the game that the contest would be a “track meet” from the get go. WVU went in as 4.5 point favorites but the Red Raiders took off to an early lead, scoring first and never relinquishing the lead.  The game ended as one of the big upsets of the day with the Red Raiders of Texas Tech victorious over favored West Virginia 49-14.

#6 Kansas State beat unranked Iowa State by only 6 points.  It was 17-14 at half time but the Wildcats came through in the second half at Ames, Iowa, coming away with a 27 to 21 victory over the Cyclones. The Wildcat offense is at its best when quarterback Collin Klein has the ball in his hands as much as possible. Klein ran for 105 yards and three touchdowns and sixth-ranked Kansas State held off Iowa State 27-21 for its fifth straight win over the Cyclones.

Nationally ranked at #10, Oregon State took on BYU with the Beavers backup quarterback Cody Vaz taking the reins for Oregon State for the first time this season because of an injury to first string quarterback Sean Mannion.  Because of that quarterback change, BYU went in to the game as 2.5 point favorites but it turned out that the back-up guy for the Beavers, Cody Vaz, was up to the task after all.  Final OSU 42-BYU 24.