Sports Brew Top 25 Week 4

Nick Saban and Johnny Manziel meet after their epic encounter from Saturday

Nick Saban and Johnny Manziel meet after their epic encounter from Saturday

#1 Alabama (2-0) Won 49-42 vs #8 Texas A&M, this week vs Colorado State

#2 Oregon (3-0) Won 59-14 vs Tennessee, this week IDLE

#3 Ohio State (3-0) Won 52-34 at Cal, this week vs Florida A&M

#4 Stanford (2-0) Won 34-20 at Army, this week vs #18 Arizona State

#5 Clemson (2-0) IDLE, this week AT N.C. State

#6 LSU (3-0) Won 45-13 vs Kent St., this week vs Auburn

#7 Florida State (2-0) Won 62-7 vs Nevada, this week vs Bethune Cookman

#8 Texas A&M (2-1) Lost 49-42 vs #1 Alabama, this week vs SMU

#9 Georgia (1-1) IDLE, this week vs North Texas

#10 South Carolina (2-1) Won 35-25 vs Vanderbilt, this week IDLE

#11 Louisville (3-0) Won 27-13 at Kentucky, this week vs Florida Intl

#12 Michigan (3-0) Won 28-24 vs Akron, this week at Connecticut

#13 Oklahoma State (3-0) Won 59-3 vs Lamar, this week IDLE

#14 Ole Miss (3-0) Won 44-23 at Texas, this week IDLE

#15 UCLA (2-0) Won 41-21 at Nebraska, this week vs New Mexico State

#16 Oklahoma (3-0) Won 51-20 vs Tulsa, this week IDLE

#17 Miami, FL (2-0) IDLE, this week vs Savannah State

#18 Arizona State (2-0) Won 32-20 vs Wisconsin, this week AT #4 Stanford

#19 Florida (1-1) IDLE, this week vs Tennessee

#20 Northwestern (3-0) Won 38-17 vs Western Michigan, this week vs Maine

#21 Northern Illinois (2-0) Won 45-35 at Idaho, this week vs Eastern Illinois

#22 Baylor (2-0) IDLE, this week vs Louisiana Monroe

#23 Washington (2-0) Won 34-24 at Illinois, this week vs Idaho State

#24 Texas Tech (3-0) Won 20-10 vs TCU, this week vs Texas State

#25 Michigan State (3-0) Won 55-17 vs Youngstown St, this week at Notre Dame

Dropped Out From Previous Week:

Nebraska, Wisconsin

GAME OF THE YEAR

The Alabama and Texas A&M game was so much fun to watch. More importantly, it lived up to and surpassed the hype.  Alabama starting QB A.J. McCarron was outstanding and really rose to the occasion with 334 yards and four touchdowns on 20/29 passing…oh and zero sacks and turnovers.  Johnny Manziel was 28/39 for 464 yards, 5 touchdowns, 2 interceptions and had 98 yards rushing. One of Manziel’s interceptions was returned 73 yards for a TD and was the difference in the game. Going forward, what is the fall out from this game?  Both quarterbacks are still Heisman candidates, T.J. Yeldon (149 rushing yards and a TD) is there with them. Texas A&M is not out of the national championship picture. There is a slim chance that we could see act 3 of these two teams in January.  It may seem that this notion is far fetched, but let me ask, did you see a final score of 49-42 coming? The Aggies and Crimson Tide put on a show that left viewers wanting more. This game was the highest rated afternoon football game for CBS in 23 years and if given the chance, the BCS would like to cash in on it too. I’m not saying it’s going to happen, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility.

Game To Watch This Week

#18 Arizona State at #4 Stanford

This weekend is relatively weak when it comes to big games, but this Pac-12 game (7:00 pm on Fox) should be fun to watch.

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