Another exciting week of football is in the books.
Last week’s action provided many interesting storylines, and this week didn’t disappoint.
Here’s a look at some of the newsworthy action from this past weekend.
LSU 36 Georgia 16
The Tigers rebounded from a tough loss against the Florida Gators with a resounding blowout over the Bulldogs.
Georgia came into the game ranked #2, but left Baton Rouge with a big loss.
Head coach Kirby Smart now has at least one 20-point loss in his first three seasons.
But Smart’s team rebounded last year to reach the national championship game.
As for LSU, their impressive win sets them up for an epic showdown with division rival Alabama.
Michigan State 21 Penn State 17
The Nittany Lions followed a heartbreaking loss to Ohio State with yet another one.
After the loss to the Buckeyes, Penn State head coach James Franklin vowed that his team was done not being great.
But talk is cheap.
For the second week in a row, Penn State blew the game in the 4th quarter.
According to analytics, Penn State’s chance of winning both games in the 4th quarter was greater than 92%.
Meanwhile, the Spartans rebounded for a much-needed win after a shaky start to the season.
Northwestern 34 Nebraska 31
Nebraska head coach Scott Frost’s homecoming was short-lived.
The Cornhusker great who won a national championship on the 1997 team was supposed to return the storied program to prominence.
That still may happen, but his maiden season is already a disaster.
For the first time in program history, Nebraska is off to an 0-6 start.
Frost also ruffled feathers in his post-game press conference when he said, “I don’t call the defense.”
That type of scapegoating is a troubling sign.
The historic loss also came in the most frustrating fashion possible.
With a chance to convert a 4th & 1 in overtime, this happened:
One play that describes the CornHuskers season… Nebraska and Scott Frost start off 0-6 for the first time in school history pic.twitter.com/Ui0tx8HyQs
— Second Deck Sports (@2nddecksports) October 13, 2018
Philadelphia 34 N.Y. Giants 13
The Super Bowl champs claimed a much-needed victory against their division rival.
The NFC East is shaping up to a terribly mediocre division, so every win will go a long way to claiming the automatic playoff bid.
Despite being loaded at the skill positions, the Giants find themselves tied for the worst record in football.
The team’s constant offensive struggle proves that quarterback Eli Manning is well past his prime.
New England 43 Kansas City 40
After the Patriots’ impressive win over the Chiefs, the Rams sit alone atop the NFL standings as the only undefeated team.
Lights-out second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes got off to a slow start but continued to dazzle with four touchdown passes.
Beating a Bill Belichick defense in New England at night is a tall order, but Mahomes and the Chiefs still stand to be a big threat in the AFC.
As for the Patriots, the win shows they won’t go quietly into the night.
Tom Brady at 41-years-old still has some gas left in the tank.
L.A. Chargers 38 Cleveland 14
A Chargers’ blowout of the Cleveland Browns is not eye-raising.
Though the Browns have a pulse with top pick Baker Mayfield in the fold, the team still has a long way to go.
But this game was marred by one of the worst officiating oversights in history.
The Chargers were gifted a touchdown after the referees missed the most blatant false start in history.
The NFL faced backlash for the new roughing the passer rules.
But now they aren’t even calling the most obvious of penalties.
Tyrell Williams with another TD! Missed false start on Okung? Chargers up 21-3 pic.twitter.com/vpcTE5WIdQ
— uSTADIUM (@uSTADIUM) October 14, 2018