Ultimate 2010 College Football Road Trip: Week 5

Trevor ReplogleContributor ISeptember 30, 2010

Landry Jones, Oklahoma
Landry Jones, OklahomaAndy Lyons/Getty Images

In last week's GOW, a game that featured powerful offenses, Auburn's defense came through in the second half to open the door for a Tiger upset.  The Auburn defense forced four turnovers in the fourth quarter to give the Tiger offense an opportunity to win the game in front of a raucous home crowd.

Auburn scored two TDs in the fourth quarter to pull off the a big 35-28 win over rival South Carolina. Cam Newton showed why he is one of the top QBs in the country by throwing for two TDs and running for three more to have a hand in all five of Auburn's touchdowns on the afternoon.

This week we travel to Dallas for the annual Red River Rivalry between No. 21 Texas and No. 8 Oklahoma.  Texas enters the game looking for redemption after losing at home to UCLA, 34-12. Oklahoma had struggles of their own, but came out on top 31-29 at Cincinnati.  

Oklahoma is led by sophomore QB Landry Jones who has thrown for over 1200 yards this season, including nine TDs.  His main target is junior Ryan Broyles who has 41 receptions and 4 TDs.  

Texas, on the other hand, has been led by their defense who has given up only 18 points per game on the season.  Mack Brown and his coaching staff will have their hands full as they try to contain the high powered Sooner offense in the Cotton Bowl on Saturday.

Tune in to either ABC or ESPN at 3:30 to see this week's game of the week.


Other key games this week:

Navy at Air Force:  2:30 Versus

Ricky Dobbs and the Navy offense will try to hold on to the Commander-in-Chief's trophy as they look to defeat Air Force for the eighth straight year.  Air Force is favored at home against the Mids.

No. 11 Wisconsin at No. 24 Michigan State:  3:30 ABC

Two undefeated Big Ten schools battle it out to stay even with Ohio State at the top of the standings.

No. 7 Florida at No. 1 Alabama:  8:00 CBS

This game features two of the best teams in the SEC, two of the better teams in the country, and two of the best coaches in the game in Nick Saban and Urban Meyer.  The interesting fact of the game - the top two running backs for each team are averaging at least 6.0 yards per carry.. 

No. 9 Stanford at No. 4 Oregon:  8:00 ABC

Stanford will be looking to keep this game close after losing their last four match-ups to Oregon by an average of over 26 points.  Look for an offensive explosion Saturday with Oregon averaging 555 yards per game and Stanford averaging 457.5.

No. 22 Penn State at No. 17 Iowa:  8:05 ESPN

Penn State will be looking to break the stronghold that the Hawkeyes have had over them the past several years.  To do that they'll have to contain Iowa signal caller Ricky Stanzi.


Past results:

Week 1:  Boise State 33, Virginia Tech 30

Week 2:  Alabama 24, Penn State 3

Week 3:  Arkansas 31, Georgia 24

Week 4:  Auburn 35, South Carolina 27