There were few surprises in week 5 of the 2011 NCAA Football season and the top three teams all cemented their positions with good wins. Top ranked LSU had a comfortable 35-7 win over Kentucky, holding them to only 66 yards passing, while No 2 (Our No1) Oklahoma thrashed MAC West leaders Ball State 62-6 with Landry Jones throwing 5 TDs to 4 different receivers.
Result of the day though had to go to Alabama who despite trailing 10-3 early steam rollered the Gators scoring five unanswered TDs four from running plays and one from a returned interception. Their defense also completely shut down Florida’s running game holding them to 15 total yards or 0.5 yards per attempt. This was an extremely impressive performance against a good Florida side and now everything is building nicely towards the Nov 5th showdown with LSU when we expect some real fireworks on the pitch.
Boisie State moved to 4-0 in the MWC however they have played no conference games yet, and given their easy schedule its difficult to really gauge if they are a genuine No 4 team. It is hard to see them losing a game given their opposition, however the pressure is on them as they know any loss will clobber their ranking.
Clemson continue to improve and look under rated to us following their third consecutive big win, this time against Virginia Tech, while Wisconsin continue to quietly get the job done making light work of their first real test. Their FSB rankings are overall one of the best and they seem to be strong both sides of the Ball. We think they are now deserved No 4.
Game of the day for the neutral anyway was Arkansas v Texas A&M, 1209 yards of combined offense 10 TDs and a superb second Half comeback win from Arkansaus. Tremendous credit to both teams for producing such a feast of attacking football with the Aggies running in 5 1st half TDs before Bobby Petrino worked his half time magic to ensure the Razorbacks won it. The Aggies might just find life a little tough in the SEC next season.