16. Wisconsin – Jonathan Taylor scored three touchdowns and had 221 of the 370 rushing yards for the Badgers in the 41-24 win over winless Nebraska. Wisconsin allowed more than 400 yards through the air to freshman Adrian Martinez, which is highly concerning with Shea Patterson and Michigan on the schedule next week. No reason to panic, however, as the game dictated Nebraska abandon the run game, but still, something to monitor.
17. Miami – The Canes fell down 27-7 with only five minutes left in the third quarter to Florida State before ripping off three unanswered touchdowns. All scores came via the arm of quarterback N’Kosi Perry who connected with three different receivers to steal the win from their rivals. It didn’t start pretty, but Mark Richt looks like a genius for turning the keys to the offense over to him.
18. Oregon – The Ducks were off this week as they rest and prepare to host Washington next weekend. This is a must-win game for Oregon if they hope to stay in contention for the Pac-12 North division title.
19. Texas – Texas is back! The Longhorns scored 48 points vs. Oklahoma, the most in rivalry history, behind five touchdowns from Sam Ehlinger. Is Texas suddenly the team to beat in the Big 12? Yes, I think they are.
20. Michigan State – Sparty might have been one of the most overrated teams entering this season. A preseason Top 15 team, Michigan State now has two losses after squandering a 19-14 lead to Northwestern that saw them shutout in the fourth quarter. They’ll be unranked next week and any shot of winning the Big Ten is over.