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David Bell, Purdue Boilermakers. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

College football Week 10 winner: Purdue against top-5 teams

Call them the Spoilermakers because, whenever Purdue is up against a top-five team in the country, Jeff Brohm is going to have his team ready to pull off the upset. Iowa already learned that lesson this season and, on Saturday, the Boilermakers taught the same to Michigan State with an emphatic win that, as mentioned, handed Sparty their first loss of the season.

Purdue is an imperfect team but, with good defense and an explosive playmaker like David Bell, they’re dangerous to any team that isn’t ready for their best shot. And lo and behold, look who’s on the schedule next week for the Boilermakers: An Ohio State

College football Week 10 loser: Alabama and Ohio State’s claims to playoff spots

Alabama getting put at No. 2 in the College Football Playoff rankings was wild in itself and it looked even wilder on Saturday night against LSU. With an opportunity to make a statement saying the Crimson Tide were deserving of that spot, they got pushed to the brink by the Tigers with a lame-duck head coach in Tuscaloosa. Not exactly a ringing endorsement that they’re the second-best team in the country.

And while Ohio State was left out of the top four, the Michigan State loss opened the door for their spot in there. Now, they’ll probably get in, if we’re being honest. But does anyone really feel good about that after they almost lost to Nebraska? The answer should be no and, frankly, if some other team makes a strong move, that could be a notch against the Buckeyes.

College football Week 10 loser: Dan Mullen

By all accounts, the biggest win for Dan Mullen on Saturday was that the Florida athletic department allowed him to fly back to Gainesville from Columbia.

Already likely on the hot seat, Mullen didn’t do himself any favors this week by shirking reporters when they tried to bring up his lack of recruiting prowess. But on top of that, he then went to play a pretty bad South Carolina team and watched his Gators get run off the field in a 20+ point loss.

Florida deserves better than what Mullen is delivering right now and the coach legitimately looks as if his team might be quitting on him. The big question is if we get to the end of the season before the Gators announce that they’re making a change.

College football Week 10 winner: Arizona and UNLV

Around the middle of Saturday while there were ranked teams in action, there was another big moment as the Arizona Wildcats snapped the longest losing streak in college football with a victory over an admittedly very short-handed Cal team. That victory left UNLV as the new owners of the longest losing streak in the country.

But wait — the Rebels later in the day then got the best of New Mexico, giving UNLV the program’s first win since 2019!

After those two wins, there are now no teams remaining in the FBS level of college football without a win. If that’s not the literal definition of a winner, I’m not sure what we’re doing here.

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Jimmy Lake, Washington Huskies. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Breaking down college football’s winners and losers from an upset and scare-filled Week 10 with Alabama and Ohio State surviving and Michigan State falling.

How crazy is it that we’re now one week into the final month of the regular season in college football? It truly doesn’t feel like all that long ago that we were hyping up Georgia-Clemson to open the season. But now, the stakes are higher, the lights are brighter and it’s time for the contenders and pretenders to truly separate themselves.

We saw a bit of that on Saturday in Week 10. Georgia affirmed that it’s the best team in college football with another dominant victory. On the opposite end of the spectrum, though, we saw undefeated Michigan State and Wake Forest take their first loss of the year while Alabama, Ohio State, Cincinnati and more all struggled against inferior opponents.

And that’s just the 50,000-foot view of what happened this week. So to break it down even more, we’re handing out some winner and loser labels for Week 10 of the college football season.

College football Week 10 loser: Jimmy Lake

Honestly, Washington was going to be a complete afterthought for this column but Jimmy Lake wholly earned his spot as a loser of the week and, frankly, someone who should lose his job.

It does often feel weird to say that about someone because, simply, these are people and we’re talking about their livelihoods. But this isn’t about his senseless comments about recruiting for the Huskies or even the fact that his team is sub-.500 and underperforming.

In the matchup against Oregon, Lake claimed he was breaking up a skirmish between his players and the Ducks. However, the video shows a different story as he clearly struck one of his own players in the facemask and then pushed him in the back when he turned away.

That behavior from a head coach at any level of football can’t stand. Washington’s AD has already said they’re looking into the matter, which seems like the beginning of the end for Lake. And after the incident with his player, it damn well should be. Get that intolerable behavior out of this great sport.

College football Week 10 winner: Oklahoma Sooners

Lincoln Riley and the Sooners had to be sitting at home on Saturday reclining and enjoying the sights. Undefeated Oklahoma came in at a surprising No. 8 in the first College Football Playoff rankings but there is a clear path to the CFP for them still. And some of that unfolded on Saturday.

With Michigan State losing, Ohio State looking suspect, and Cincinnati not winning anyone over, Oklahoma is now in a much more favorable position. Of course, the next step is furthering that point during a brutal closing stretch against Baylor, Iowa State and Oklahoma State but, if they take care of business, their path to the top four just became much more apparent.

College football Week 10 loser: The Unexpected Undefeateds

Coming into the 2021 season, Wake Forest had an over/under win total of 7.0. Michigan State was even lower at 4.5. Both teams had passed that, handily in the case of the Spartans, coming into Week 10 as they were among the few undefeated teams left in the sport. Unfortunately, that streak without a loss came to a halt for both programs on Saturday.

Michigan State met up with the David of college football, Purdue (and also David Bell), and crumbled like Goliath. Meanwhile, Wake Forest was an even tougher pill to swallow as they had North Carolina at arm’s length but choked away a lead late to give the Tar Heels the win.

The good news for the Spartans is that they are still alive in the CFP mix. The good news for the Deacs is that they are still undefeated in the ACC as this was a non-conference matchup on the schedule. But even still, it’s a bit sad to see two remarkable unbeaten runs come to a close for these teams.

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College football winners, losers Week 10

David Bell, Purdue Boilermakers. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

College football Week 10 winner: Purdue against top-5 teams

Call them the Spoilermakers because, whenever Purdue is up against a top-five team in the country, Jeff Brohm is going to have his team ready to pull off the upset. Iowa already learned that lesson this season and, on Saturday, the Boilermakers taught the same to Michigan State with an emphatic win that, as mentioned, handed Sparty their first loss of the season.

Purdue is an imperfect team but, with good defense and an explosive playmaker like David Bell, they’re dangerous to any team that isn’t ready for their best shot. And lo and behold, look who’s on the schedule next week for the Boilermakers: An Ohio State

College football Week 10 loser: Alabama and Ohio State’s claims to playoff spots

Alabama getting put at No. 2 in the College Football Playoff rankings was wild in itself and it looked even wilder on Saturday night against LSU. With an opportunity to make a statement saying the Crimson Tide were deserving of that spot, they got pushed to the brink by the Tigers with a lame-duck head coach in Tuscaloosa. Not exactly a ringing endorsement that they’re the second-best team in the country.

And while Ohio State was left out of the top four, the Michigan State loss opened the door for their spot in there. Now, they’ll probably get in, if we’re being honest. But does anyone really feel good about that after they almost lost to Nebraska? The answer should be no and, frankly, if some other team makes a strong move, that could be a notch against the Buckeyes.

College football Week 10 loser: Dan Mullen

By all accounts, the biggest win for Dan Mullen on Saturday was that the Florida athletic department allowed him to fly back to Gainesville from Columbia.

Already likely on the hot seat, Mullen didn’t do himself any favors this week by shirking reporters when they tried to bring up his lack of recruiting prowess. But on top of that, he then went to play a pretty bad South Carolina team and watched his Gators get run off the field in a 20+ point loss.

Florida deserves better than what Mullen is delivering right now and the coach legitimately looks as if his team might be quitting on him. The big question is if we get to the end of the season before the Gators announce that they’re making a change.

College football Week 10 winner: Arizona and UNLV

Around the middle of Saturday while there were ranked teams in action, there was another big moment as the Arizona Wildcats snapped the longest losing streak in college football with a victory over an admittedly very short-handed Cal team. That victory left UNLV as the new owners of the longest losing streak in the country.

But wait — the Rebels later in the day then got the best of New Mexico, giving UNLV the program’s first win since 2019!

After those two wins, there are now no teams remaining in the FBS level of college football without a win. If that’s not the literal definition of a winner, I’m not sure what we’re doing here.

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College football winners losers Week 10

Cincinnati Bearcats. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

College football Week 10 loser: Cincinnati’s hopes of a CFB Playoff spot

If there was anything that we learned about the Cincinnati Bearcats in the first College Football Playoff, it’s that just winning isn’t good enough. They’ve been winning as one of six undefeated teams entering Week 10 and they were still No. 6 in the initial rankings. Thus, they needed style points.

Luke Fickell’s team earned exactly none of those as they did everything in their power to let Tulsa hand them their first loss of the season. They won again but, if they were trying to make a case to jump ahead of Ohio State or anyone else, the Bearcats leave this week with the mission unaccomplished.

College football Week 10 winner: Texas A&M now and in the future

Just in terms of the action in a game, Texas A&M made a statement with a convincing win over Auburn as the Aggies defense was dominant. They made Bo Nix look like the pedestrian playmaker we’ve come to know over the years and Zach Calzada was an absolute warrior to lead Jimbo Fisher’s team to a crucial SEC West win that keeps them loosely alive for the conference championship game.

Not only that, though, Jimbo also landed the biggest fish in the recruiting pond earlier in the day, earning a commitment from the No. 2 recruit in the country, Walter Nolen. Texas A&M already is on the rise to becoming a bonafide threat to compete for College Football Playoff spots — though likely not this year — but the recruiting trail is solidifying that’s not going to stop.

College football Week 10 winner: The CFB wildlife sanctuary

On Friday night, we got a moose on the loose running through the South Dakota State football stadium:

Then, on Saturday night with a little Pac-12 After Dark action, a fox stopped the Arizona State-USC game for a few minutes as it ran onto the field, into the stands, then back onto the field:

It’s good to see college football really embracing the wildlife and allowing them to roam freely through stadiums. This season has been so good, it’s only right that we let other species get in on the enjoyment of it.

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