A couple of close games early, but no particularly well-played ones. The ACC Raycom game saw UVA lose to their first quality opponent, Maryland. The only surprise was the shootout score – 45-33. Virginia Tech cruised in Morgantown in the only other early ACC action (unless you count Duke/Navy, which I don’t).
Of most national importance was Michigan State/Michigan. Both teams played terribly in the second half, but the Wolverines made their FG in OT, while the Spartan kicker shanked another (he earlier missed a 21-yarder). Michigan had a chance to win in regulation (0:53), but Rivas pushed a chip shot. Michigan State would have had a long FG try at the end, but lined up with 6 men on the line of scrimmage to nullify a long pass play.
To nobody’s surprise, the undefeated runs of Baylor and Indiana came to an end, in College Station and Madison, respectively. Baylor put up a very good fight, and would have won in a walk if not for terrible performance in the Aggie red zone. It’s looking more and more like Texas A&M simply isn’t good at all.