POSTED: Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 5:26pm
UPDATED: Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 6:43pm
Garrett Gilbert thought being at home would be easy in front of a sold out DKR Memorial Stadium, but Iowa St. had other plans. After last week's big win in Lincoln over Nebraska, Texas stumbled out of the gate, committing four turnovers in a 28-21 loss to the Cyclones. "You get beat and you get beat and you say enough is enough. We are done with losing, we are sick of it," Iowa State running back Jeff Woody said after the Cyclones danced off the field in front of stunned Longhorns fans. "I'm on a high. Just thinking the words, 'We beat Texas!' It's unbelievable," Woody said. Gleeful Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads called the program's first win over Texas and first over a ranked opponent on the road since 1990 "historic."
Taylor Martinez set a Nebraska freshman record with 323 yards passing and threw a career-high five touchdown passes and the 14th-ranked Cornhuskers knocked No. 17 Oklahoma State from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 51-41 win on Saturday.
In Auburn, Alabama, 6th ranked LSU hung tough, but ultimatelly fell to 4th ranked Auburn, 24-17. Cam Newton ran for 217 yards and Onterio McCalebb sprinted 70 yards for the go-ahead score with 5:05 left to lift No. 5 Auburn to a 24-17 victory over No. 6 LSU.
Montee Ball ran 8 yards for a touchdown with 1:06 left and Wisconsin (No. 13 BCS, No. 10 AP) rallied to beat Iowa (No. 15 BCS, No. 13 AP) 31-30 on Saturday.
Kirk Cousins threw for a season-high 331 yards and three touchdowns, and the Spartans (No. 7 BCS, No. 8 AP) rallied to beat Northwestern 35-27 and remain unbeaten on Saturday.
Terrelle Pryor threw for three scores and Dan Herron ran for two as the Buckeyes steamrolled Purdue 49-0 on Saturday, earning redemption for a stunning 26-18 upset a year ago at Purdue and for last week's 31-18 defeat at Wisconsin that toppled them from No.1.
Syracuse's defense came up big to give second-year coach Doug Marrone a signature win in a turnaround season. Ryan Nassib threw a touchdown pass, Ross Krautman kicked four field goals and Syracuse scored nine points off turnovers in shocking No. 20 West Virginia 19-14 on Saturday.