College Football Anniversary 13 - 6 Top 25 Teams Agitated on the Road, Bloom Comes Off of the ACC Appellation Game

Six AP Top 25 teams can affirm what a affliction in the base alley amateur are - all were agitated during academy football's 13th anniversary of play, and 2 of the 6 will be adverse off in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship bold this week.

The six teams with targets on their aback included 7th-ranked Georgia Tech, 15th-ranked Clemson, 8th-ranked Pittsburgh, 11th-ranked Oklahoma State, 20th-ranked Mississippi and 23rd-ranked North Carolina. All but Pittsburgh were not aloof on-the-road, but additionally arrest an in-state rival.

Georgia (7-5) exhausted the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (10-2), 30-24, as the Bulldogs' Washaun Ealey rushed 20 times for 183 yards (9.15 yards per carry) and Caleb King rushed 18 times for 166 yards (9.22 ypc)-349 yards amid them. Ealey and King complete like a ball aggregation but the Georgia Tech players were too active sucking Louisiana pond baptize to laugh.

Georgia and its drillmaster Mark Richt accept taken their chastening this year with losses to Oklahoma State, LSU, Tennessee, Florida and Kentucky, but few can bout Richt's 9-year almanac adjoin in-state battling Georgia Tech. Richt is 8-1 adjoin his prime rival, a actuality that may save him his job aback his 5 losses this year are the best he has had in any year at Georgia.

South Carolina (7-5) agitated the Clemson Tigers (8-4), 34-17, as the Gamecocks' Stephen Garcia threw 3 touchdown passes. Clemson started able-bodied aback C. J. Spiller opened the bold with an 88-yard alpha acknowledgment for a TD, an NCAA record-setting 7th of his career, but that was about all the Tigers could accompany to the table.

South Carolina's 24th ranked scoring aegis captivated Clemson's 24th ranked scoring breach in check-defense afresh trumping breach in an according face off.

The abruptness losses by Georgia Tech and Clemson put a absolute damper on the Atlantic Coast Conference championship bold the two will ball this Saturday; the champ will covet a atom in a BCS bold and acquire a big payday.

West Virginia (8-3) handed Pittsburgh (9-2) its additional accident of the season, 19-16, aback Mountaineer redshirt apprentice Tyler Bitancurt concluded the anniversary Backyard Brawl by auspiciously blame a 43-yard acreage ambition as time expired. It was Bitancurt's 4th acreage ambition of the night so he alone accounted for 63% of West Virginia's 19 points. West Virginia's aegis stood tall, befitting the Panthers out of the end area on 5 Pittsburgh drives central the Mountaineers' 30-yard line.

Oklahoma (7-5) took time out from its banal division to admonish Oklahoma State (9-3) who absolutely rules the Big 12 in Oklahoma by shutting out the Cowboys, 27-0. The Sooners' DeMarco Murray denticulate two TDs and Ryan Broyles alternate a punt 88 yards for addition score. The defeat was boxy to absorb for Oklahoma State aback the Cowboys were gluttonous their aboriginal anytime BCS basin appearance.

Mississippi State (now 5-7) not alone agitated Mississippi (8-4), but formed Ole Miss, 41-27, in shocker. A advancement quarterback-Chris Relf-accounted for 3 touchdowns and Anthony Dixon rushed for 133 yards and addition TD as the Mississippi Rebels looked on in disbelief. Known as the anniversary Egg Bowl, Mississippi absolutely laid one.

The 41 credibility denticulate by Mississippi State was the best by the Bulldogs in the 106-year alternation aback a 41-14 achievement in 1917, and the best Ole Absence has accustomed up this season.

North Carolina State (5-7) agitated North Carolina (8-4), 28-27, as the Wolfpack's Russell Wilson affiliated with Owen Spencer on a 38-yard, ambitious TD canyon two plays into the 4th quarter. Wilson threw 4 TD passes in the bold and Alan-Michael Cash blocked a acreage ambition attack with about 5 account larboard to allowance the Tar Heels attempted comback. The win was the Wolfpack's 3rd beeline adjoin the in-state battling North Carolina Tar Heels.

Four added Top 25 teams didn't absence a exhausted while assault in-state rivals in abroad games.

No. 2-ranked Alabama (12-0) remained best by sliding by Auburn (7-5), 26-21. No. 3-ranked Texas (12-0) remained best by outlasting Texas A&M (6-6), 49-39. No. 14-ranked Virginia Tech (9-3) airtight Virginia (3-9), 42-13; and No. 19th-ranked Miami Florida (9-3) put bottomward South Florida (7-4), 31-10.

Eight added Top 25 teams won home games, and 4 of the 8 won adjoin in-state rivals as well-Florida, Brigham Young, Southern California and Houston.

No. 1-ranked Florida (12-0) remained best by anguish Florida State (6-6), 37-10, as the Gators' Tim Tebow threw for 3 touchdowns and ran for 2 more. The victories by best Florida and Alabama sets up a affray for the SEC appellation bold this Saturday, and the champ earns the appropriate to ball in the final season-ending bold for the National Championship.

No. 18-ranked Brigham Young (10-2) angry aback No. 22-ranked Utah (now 9-3), 26-23, as chief quarterback Max Hall begin Andrew George with a 25-yard TD canyon in overtime. The win by the Cougars was their 3rd in 4 years over the above Utah Utes, who intercepted Hall 5 times aftermost year in a 48-24 blast on their home field.

Max Hall approved animus and redemption, and created abundant accurately allocution afterwards BYU's win to ample a account lath in Utah's Salt Lake City locker room. Here is Mad Max on the Utah Utes

I don't like Utah. In fact, I abhorrence them. I abhorrence aggregate about them. I abhorrence their program, their fans. I abhorrence everything. It acquainted absolute acceptable to accelerate those guys home. I anticipate the accomplished university and their admirers and the alignment is classless. They threw beer on my ancestors and being aftermost year and did a accomplished agglomeration of awful things. I don't account them and they adapted to lose.

Well, thanks, Max, for absolution us apperceive how you feel.