Weekend Football News And Notes

Plenty of mayhem across the board in the college football ranks this weekend, while the pro favorites have held relative form in the early NFL games. Eleven ranked college football teams lost which will certainly result in the reshuffling of the Top 25.

Let’s get to it.

#1 Alabama and #4 LSU had off this week for their byes before they meet up next weekend in a SEC powerhouse match-up. Meanwhile #2 Clemson and #3 Notre Dame took care of business in their games.

Upsets in NCAA Division I football included the primetime #6 Texas versus unranked Oklahoma State game where the Cowboys upended the Longhorns by a field goal 38-35 and tempers flared on the sidelines.

Other ranked teams losing included #9 Florida losing to #7 Georgia 36-17, #14 Washington State coming back to beat #24 Stanford late 41-38, unranked California defeating #15 Washington 12-10, Mississippi State knocking off #16 Texas A&M 28-13, #17 Penn State winning at home against #18 Iowa 30-24, unranked Arizona crushing #19 Oregon 44-15, Northwestern surprising #20 Wisconsin 31-17, #21 South Florida getting their first loss of the season against Houston 57-36 and #22 NC State losing their second game in a row to Syracuse 51-41.

Meanwhile in the NFL today, the early games have just about all of the favorites winning. The Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles took care of business against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London winning 24-18, the Cincinnati Bengals held off a late comeback from the Tampa Bay Bucs and won 37-34, and the Kansas City Chiefs kept rolling against divisional nemesis Denver Broncos 30-23.

Other scores include:

Chicago Bears 24 – New York Jets 10

Seattle Seahawks 28 – Detroit Lions 14

Washington Redskins 20 – New York Giants 13

Pittsburgh Steelers 33 – Cleveland Browns 18

Carolina Panthers 36 – Baltimore Ravens 21

The Sunday late games include the Green Bay Packers at the Los Angeles Rams, the Indianapolis Colts at the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers at the Arizona Cardinals.

Tonight’s Sunday Night Football matchup is the New Orleans Saints vs. the Minnesota Vikings.

Tomorrow night’s Monday Night game is the New England Patriots at the Buffalo Bills.

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