College Football Scores: Biggest Winners and Losers From Week 3

Todd KaufmannSenior Writer ISeptember 19, 2010

College Football Scores: Biggest Winners and Losers From Week 3

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    With Week 3 of the college football season almost in the books, it's time to take a look back at the winners and losers of this week.

    We'll give you five winners and five losers and break down where they went wrong. It can be coaches, players, or a team that came out on either side of the argument.

    There were plenty of games to talk about, plenty of teams that came close to being upset, again, but were able to sneak away with a victory.

    So, without further ado, here are your winners and losers from Week 3.

Winner: Oregon Ducks

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    For three straight weeks, the Oregon Ducks have left no question who the better team was.

    New Mexico: 72-0

    Tennessee: 48-13

    Portland State: 69-0

    Any questions?

Loser: Jeff Tedford

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    The Cal Golden Bears traveled to Reno, Nev., and met one of the more underrated quarterbacks in the nation, Colin Kaepernick.

    Not only did the Bears lose, they got it handed to them.

    How's that hot seat, Coach Tedford?

Winner: Ronnie Hillman

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    Last Wednesday, when I posted by prediction for this week, I had a feeling about San Diego State against 25th-ranked Missouri.

    Aztec running back Ronnie Hillman had himself a game against the Tigers. He rushed for 216 yards on 19 carries and two touchdowns.

    Have yourself a game, why don't you?!

Loser: Jeremiah Masoli

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    Ole Miss just can't seem to catch a break, and quarterback Jeremiah Masoli isn't helping matters.

    In a 28-14 loss to Vanderbilt in Oxford, Masoli threw for just 194 yards and was intercepted twice.

Winner: Taylor Martinez

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    Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez had himself a day this afternoon against Washington.

    Martinez completed seven of 11 passes for 150 yards and a touchdown. He added 139 rushing yards and three more touchdowns.

Loser: Taylor Potts

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    I'll say this. Don't be surprised if the quarterback job reopens come Monday at practice in Lubbock.

    I kept expecting to see Steven Sheffield take over, but Tommy Tuberville continued to run Potts out there, and it may have cost the Red Raiders the game.

Winner: Texas Tech Defense

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    The Texas Tech defense has forced four turnovers tonight, including an interception returned for a touchdown, and has held Texas to 300 total yards and 5-of-16 on third down.

    They were solid all night long and gave their offense every opportunity to take control of this game.

Loser: Texas A&M

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    Texas A&M faced off against Florida International and, by all rights, should have come out with a loss.

    If it wasn't for 21 fourth-quarter points, we would be talking about an Aggie loss.

    Their quarterback, Jerrod Johnson, was intercepted four times and fumbled once. Five total turnovers. They were lucky to come out with a win.

Winner: Colin Kaepernick

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    Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick is quietly putting together quite a Heisman campaign so far this season.

    Against Cal, he added to that campaign.

    He completed 10-of-15 passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns, adding 148 rushing yards and three more touchdowns. He finished with 329 total yards and five touchdowns.

Loser: Turner Gill

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    How do you lose to North Dakota State, knock off a top 25 team in Georgia Tech and then turn right back around and get blasted 31-16 by Southern Miss?