The Aggies will be celebrating their huge win for some time. Photo from US Presswire.

The Good
Texas A&M: A stunning upset could have only have an improbable end. A neutral zone infraction against Bama gave the ball back to A&M and essentially ended the game with under a minute to go. It came down to the wire as it was expected to and is a gigantic win for an Aggie program in their first year in the SEC. The win throws the National Title picture into disarray, depending on how the undefeated teams play out.

Oregon: The usual offensive showcase now has the Ducks ranked #1 in the AP poll. I was in attendance at Berkeley for this game and it certainly was enjoyable despite the unrelenting cold. Cal kept it competitive in the first half, but the Ducks pulled away after halftime, led by Marcus Mariota’s 6 TD passes. The Duck was very entertaining, even mocking whatever the hell Cal has for a mascot.

The Bad
West Virginia: The slide continues for the Mountaineers and what made this loss hurt is that they got beat at their own game. Oklahoma State beat them in an offensive showcase 55-34. Though Geno Smith had a good game, the defense as usual couldn’t stop anything, even Cowboy QB Clint Chelf who was making his first career start.

Mississippi State: The Bulldogs were putting on quite the show early in the season, but have been exposed in the last few weeks after losses to Bama, Texas A&M and now LSU. Beating on the lower tier SEC teams and a soft non-conference schedule will pad your win total, but it won’t help you when you face stiffer competition.

The Ugly
Louisville: It wasn’t so much the fact that they got upset by Syracuse but the way in which it happened. During the second quarter the Orange jumped out to a massive lead and stayed way out front the rest of the way. The defense allowed massive amount of yards and Teddy Bridgewater, while statistically having a good game, couldn’t do it by himself. They’re no longer undefeated but are still in the hunt for the Big East title.

Indiana: I feel obligated to mention this after IU was the feature ‘Good’ last week. So much for that momentum. It just got ugly early and often on the way to a 62-14 thrashing by Wisconsin. Any hope IU fans had of an upset were quickly dashed. The Badgers were running the ball at will and nothing the Hoosiers tried ever worked.

Awards
The ‘Charlie Weis Ate My Cheeseburger’ Award for Defense: Georgia. You’d think with Auburn’s talent that they would put up a better fight, but the Jarvis Jones led Bulldog defense had other ideas. Jones had two sacks, Bacarri Rambo had an INT and the defense held Auburn to just 57 yards rushing on the way to a 38-0 shutout. More importantly, Georgia clinched the SEC East and is on a roll.

The ‘Surely You Must Be Joking?’ Offensive Performance Of The Week:  Ka’Deem Carey. Though it came against lowly Colorado, Carey rushed for a Pac-12 records 366 yards, while also scoring 5 rush TDs which tied a conference record. Montee Ball’s 196 yard 2 TD effort is also noteworthy because it moved him into 2nd place on the all time TD list.

An SEC team may not be hoisting this trophy at season’s end

The ‘These Are Not The Droids You’re Looking For’ Mystery Of The Week:  So now that Bama lost, what does that do to the National Title picture? Assuming K-State, Oregon and ND all win out, there will be alot of discussion about which of the 3 gets to go to Miami. Each of them still have significant obstacles, but now a wrench has been thrown into the Bama vs anyone else narrative that’s been hyped all season long.