Of course we all know how Kentucky’s game against the No. 9 Florida Gators went, who now moved up to the No. 7 spot with a 48-14 thumping over the Wildcats. It was a rough game for Kentucky in large part because the ‘Cats defense fell apart against an ‘inept’ Gators offense that proved plenty of people wrong. Kentucky has a chance to bounce back against Ole Miss this Saturday in a game that could go a long way to a winning, bowl appearance season that would put them at (4-1) (1-1) on the year before heading back to Commonwealth Stadium for three straight home games.
Here’s a look at the rest of the nation’s Top-25 after Week 4 and a breakdown of the country’s Top-5 teams:
Alabama-The Crimson Tide took care of business Saturday by beating SEC West rival and the No. 10 team in the country in Arkansas. Running back Mark Ingram ran for 157 yards on 24 carries and two touchdowns leading Alabama to a 24-20 come from behind win.
Ohio State-The Buckeyes rolled Eastern Michigan to the tune of 73-20 to go (4-0) on the season. Quarterback Tyrelle Pryor led the Buckeyes with a bevy of stats: 224 passing yards and four touchdowns, 104 rushing yards and one touchdown, as well as one reception for 20 yards and another touchdown. Saturday’s game vaulted him into the top spot for early Heisman favorite
Boise State-The Broncos had a tough matchup against Oregon State during Saturday’s primetime game, but quarterback Kellen Moore went for 288 yards passing and three touchdowns to put the Beavers away late. Many believe that this game was the game for Boise State to make it to National Championship game, but a late season contest with Nevada could spell trouble in November.
Oregon-The Ducks jumped up a spot by beating Arizona State 42-31 Saturday night in the nation’s ‘late-game.’ It was an all-around effort by Oregon who took advantage of the Sun Devils seven turnovers. Running back LaMichael James had 114 yards rushing and one touchdown.
TCU-The Horned Frogs dropped a spot due to the play of Oregon, but didn’t disappoint with a solid 41-24 beat down of SMU. Quarterback Andy Dalton had two interceptions for TCU, but a third quarter touchdown pass put TCU ahead for good.
Stay tuned next week for another installment of Examiner's NCAA College Football Top-25.