Fans were treated to another thrilling week of football action.
Last week’s games provided many compelling stories as the meat of the season approaches.
Here’s a look at some of the interesting action from this past weekend.
Alabama 58 Tennessee 21
The Crimson Tide is putting the rest of college football on notice.
They’re going to be almost impossible to beat.
The Volunteers found out when they surrender 58 points, the most ever in the annual series.
Powered by phenom quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama’s offense has become unstoppable.
In the past, the Tide won with pedestrian offense and lights out defense.
Now they just pile on touchdowns.
Alabama scored 40+ points in the first half for the fifth time this season.
Tagovailoa has yet to play in the fourth quarter of any game.
Washington State 34 Oregon 20
The turnaround is near complete.
Head coach Mike Leach took over a dying program and built them back up.
Now the 6-1 Cougars have cracked the top 15 in the polls.
Meanwhile, the Ducks are trending in the other direction.
After a heartbreaking defeat against Stanford and this lose to Washington State, their PAC-12 Championship dreams are all but over.
If the Cougars defeat Stanford, their showdown with Washington in the Apple Cup will determine the PAC-12 North winner.
Purdue 49 Ohio State 20
The #2 Ohio State Buckeyes lost in one of the most shocking upsets in college football history.
Not only did they lose, they got completely blown out.
The Boilermakers got inspiration from Tyler Trent, a huge fan battling cancer.
Trent hoped to see his team pull off the upset.
He got his wish.
It was pandemonium in West Lafayette as the fans rushed the field to celebrate the epic win:
— Brent Scales (@Boiler40) October 21, 2018
Houston 20 Jacksonville 7
After a Cinderella season that saw them a hair away from the Super Bowl, the Jaguars have turned back into a pumpkin.
Jacksonville now falls to 3-4 with several issues to solve.
The offense was held scoreless in the first half for the third straight game (all losses).
And the vaunted defense does not look like the same shutdown unit.
The schedule toughens up, so the Jaguars better come up with answers fast.
Carolina 21 Philadelphia 17
The defending Super Bowl champions continue with their rocky title defense.
After seizing control with a 17-0 lead at home, the Eagles were outscored 21-0 in the fourth quarter.
The Eagles now fall to 3-4, and starting running back Jay Ajayi is out for the year.
But nobody feels sorry for the champs.
They have a big target on their backs.
The loss drops the Eagles two losses behind the Redskins for the division lead.
Washington 20 Dallas 17
Speaking of the Redskins, a dramatic win over their most hated rival has them sitting along atop the NFC East.
Washington controlled the game and held onto a 10-point lead late in the game.
But the Cowboys and Redskins always play nail-biters.
One team usually goes home with heartache.
This time it was Dallas’ turn.
Needing a field goal to tie and send the game into overtime, the Cowboys committed a false start.
The penalty made the field goal a 52-yard attempt.
Needless to say, the extra five yards made a big difference:
— Next Man Up (@spottingboard) October 21, 2018