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Weekly Recap: Week 8

 
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LSU stayed in the championship discussion with a key win over Texas A&M in Week 8.
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Kristina Taylor | Staff Writer
www.orangebowl.org

After weeks six and seven featured a number of top five, the standings held strong this weekend as there was only slight jockeying for position among the top-ranked teams. There are a dozen undefeated teams left past the midway point of the 2012 college football season, with Notre Dame, Oregon State and Rutgers are among them.

No. 5 Notre Dame 17, BYU 14

Notre Dame’s win over BYU may have not had the excitement and drama of the goal-line stand against Stanford or exhilaration of its last-minute win over Purdue. However, the Fighting Irish found a way to win another close game defeating Brigham Young 17-14. The Fighting Irish (7-0) continues its best start in a decade.

No. 6 LSU 24, No. 18 Texas A&M 19

After a sleepy start because of an 11:00 a.m. kickoff, LSU shook off the cobwebs and woke up late in the second quarter. Trailing 12-0, the Tigers found their groove by forcing five turnovers while providing just enough offense to defeat the Aggies 24-19 at Kyle Field. A 47-yard TD run from Jeremy Hill gave the Bayou Bengals just enough breathing room for their second consecutive win against a ranked opponent.

No. 17 Texas Tech 56, No. 23 TCU (3OT) 53

Texas Tech silenced all the doubters this weekend. A week after the impressive five-touchdown victory over then-No. 5 West Virginia, the Red Raiders overcame an early 10-point deficit to take down TCU in triple overtime, 56-53. After blowing a 10-point lead late in regulation, Seth Doege stepped up and threw a touchdown in each period in overtime and finished with a career-best seven TDs.

Duke 33, North Carolina 30

Duke is the overwhelming story of the ACC weekend, having become bowl-eligible for the first time since 1994 after its thrilling 33-30 win over arch rival North Carolina. With 13 seconds remaining, Sean Renfree threw a 5-yard TD pass to Jamison Crowder on fourth down to lift the Blue Devils past the Tar Heels. Renfree converted on three third-and-longs during that game-winning 87-yard drive.

With eight weeks in the books, quarterbacks such as Kansas State’s Collin Klein became a household name, while No. 1 Alabama still looks like the team to beat. The Crimson Tide have not been tested yet in their quest to win back-to-back national championships, but this may be the test when the Tide take on No. 11 Mississippi State in Tuscaloosa.

Another game to keep your eye on is No. 8 Oklahoma hosting No. 5 Notre Dame. The Irish defense will be put to the test against Landry Jones and a potent Oklahoma offense. No. 2 Florida and No. 10 Georgia will face off in the annual “cocktail party” in Jacksonville. A trip to the SEC Championship Game could be on the line when the Gators and Bulldogs square off.


 

 

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Sahrial  |  EjOkMBOmmyrMxaIDxm, TN  |  11/1/2012 05:08 AM
 

  Last time we went to Disneyland we decided to do some other thgins besides the whole Disney and Universal Park stuff. We went to the Long Beach Aquarium and Huntington Beach....it was awesome! We also drove to Laguna Beach one day and just hung out on the beach eating grapes. We had such a great time!! I can't wait to do it again!