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Without further delay, ALW presents College Game Day in Pictures…Week 4!
Mississippi State 34 vs. (9) LSU 29
The upset of Week 4 came at the hands of the Bulldogs and wow did Mississippi State ended some serious bad karma playing LSU. The Tigers were undefeated against the Bulldogs since 1999 and since 1995 at home. However, the Bulldogs jumped on LSU early and often jumping to a quick 7 point lead. The Bulldogs never lost their early lead, thanks to a first-quarter goal-line stand in which they stopped four straight LSU runs from the 2. It was all downhill from there for the Tigers as Mississippi State piled up 507 yards, the most against any Miles coached LSU team.
Indiana 31 vs. (18) Missouri 27
In regards to losses that Missouri has had since joining the Southeastern Conference, only the home defeat to Syracuse in 2012 ranks this high. In fact, this loss probably outranks the Syracuse loss by a mile according to some fans. Not only did Indiana win, but it came from behind on a fourth quarter drive to seal the victory. That final drive was a six-play, 75-yard drive in the final minutes, capped by D’Angelo Roberts’ 3-yard touchdown run with 22 seconds remaining that gave Indiana the victory. Indiana hopes this provides a boost for an up and coming program. Ohh, did we mention it was the 175th birth day of the University of Missouri. Oiy….
Miami 31 vs. (21) Nebraska 41
I wonder if Coach Osborn rolls over in his grave when he looks at scores like this? Although not one of the top ranked games of the day, these two storied programs played in one of the greatest venues ever created on earth. There truely is few places on earth as a home game in Nebraska. Abdullah rushed for 229 yards and two touchdowns on 35 carries and showed why he belongs in the thick of the Heisman Trophy discussion. It was a great back and forth game that ultimately came out for the home team in front of a 90,000 plus capacity crowd. Shade of the 1994 Orange Bowl past were present to watch a wonderful football game.
(4) Oklahoma 45 v. West Virginia 33
Listen up folks, West Virginia belongs in the top tier of teams. The entire game pivoted on an interception by West Virginia in the third quarter…and then (amazingly) West Viriginia gave the ball immediately back to the Sooners. The shift in momentum was such that West Virginia could not recover. The story of the game was freshman Samaje Perine who had three TDs in the second half. The freshman’s banner game allowed the Sooners to pull away from a 24-24 halftime tie.
Georgia Tech 27 vs. Virginia Tech 24
The unbeaten team you never heard of is….Georgia Tech. The Yellowjackets kicked a 24-yard field goal with no time remaining and rallied from an early deficit, remaining unbeaten with a 27-24 victory against Virginia Tech. Let’s not get too excited yet because some would argue that the Hokies beat themselves by throwing three interceptions and commiting 12 penalties. Tech’s upset win over Ohio State is all but forgotten with the loss to Georgia Tech. Love the Hokie Stormtrooper however!