Bill Snyder finally got the better of his former pupil Bob Stoops. Photo by Sue Ogrocki/AP

The Good
Kansas State: The importance of this win for K-State cannot be understated. They avenged a Sooner blowout at home from last season. plus they got the upset on a national stage. Wildcat QB Colin Klein had ‘just’ 228 yards of offense, but showed mettle in leading his team to victory, proving he is one of the most underrated players in the country. It’s also another big win for Bill Snyder, a coach who doesn’t get the kind of respect or national acclaim he so rightly deserves.

Florida State: This was as big a statement win as the Noles could get. Beating a fellow ACC contender makes it clear that FSU is ready to compete for a national title. They overcame a 14 point deficit early in the 3rd and piled up 35 points to outgun the explosive Clemson offense. Nole QB EJ Manuel had the biggest night, throwing for 380 yards and 2 TDs as well as adding just over 100 yards on the ground.

The Bad
UCLA: On second thought, maybe the Bruins aren’t ready for the hype of their fast start. They got upset by an Oregon State who are starting to make a habit of of upsetting ranked teams. The UCLA offense was held well under its yards per game average, the nation’s leading rusher, Jonathan Franklin, didn’t even break the 50 yard mark, and the team will most certainly fall out of the Top 25.

Georgia Tech: A very uneven game for the Yellow Jackets. They fell behind Miami 19-0 by the end of the first quarter, then ripped off 36 straight points to go up 36-19 in the third. However, they just couldn’t hold on and gave up 23 point to the Canes, including the game winning TD run in OT. The worst part came in the 1st when Tech’s Orwin Smith fielded a kickoff, put a hand down just outside the endzone, then moved back to take a knee. Only thing was that’s technically a safety. Oops.

The Ugly
Missouri: Are they having second thoughts about joining the SEC yet? South Carolina QB Connor Shaw shredded the Mizzou defense and they couldn’t stop Marcus Lattimore. The offense’s only TD came late in the 4th when the game was well out of hand. This doesn’t bode well with Alabama and Florida still on the schedule.

Michigan: Man that was an ugly game. Denard was throwing INTs left and right and the Wolverine offense could just not get going at all. They had a chance when Golson was doing just as bad at QB for the Irish. ND’s best offense at that time was when Denard had the ball. The Irish really shone and if Manto Te’o doesn’t win the Nagurski and Bednarik then something is obviously wrong.

Awards
The ‘Charlie Weis Ate My Cheeseburger’ Award for Defense: Oregon is well known for its offense and they were facing an Arizona team led by spread master RichRod, that some were hyping as a possible upset pick. It wasn’t even close in a 49-0 blowout that included the Duck defense forcing 5 turnovers, 2 of which were INTs returned for TDs, and shutting down the Arizona ground game.

The ‘Surely You Must Be Joking? No I’m Not And Stop Calling Me Shirley’ Offensive Performance Of The Week: Taylor Heinicke, Old Dominion. Yes this is an FCS team, but OD will be joining Conference USA next year. The Monarchs’ QB threw for 730 yards in a 64-61 win over New Hampshire. That breaks the D1 record for most passing yards in a game. He was also 55-79 in pass attempts, which were both school records.

The ‘These Are Not The Droids You’re Looking For’ Mystery Of The Week: What’s the deal with Brian Kelly? Remember last season when he’s get really mad and yell at the refs, players or anyone for that matter? There were times during the game against Michigan where he could’ve blown a gasket, but he was oddly calm. Maybe he took up Zen meditation in the offseason?