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News from the weekend!

Notre Dame v North Carolina State Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images

In a nutshell, here's what happened over the weekend in college football:

  • Notre Dame is 2-4

The Fighting Irish dropped to 2-4 after a 10 – 3 loss against North Carolina State. The game was played in a hurricane, hurricane Matthew. It was by far the funnest game to watch on Saturday, and there is an article below that has several bloopers in it you should look at to get an idea of what the game was like.

  • Navy over Houston

Navy basically took Houston out of the college football playoffs. Probably destroyed Greg Ward's Heisman campaign at the same time, which was under the assumption that it was still alive in the first place.

  • Oklahoma - Texas

Oklahoma didn't just beat Texas, but they probably ended Charlie Strong's era. Strong had demoted his defensive coordinator before this game and Texas ended up giving up 672 yards to the Sooners.

This is not a formula for success or longevity.

  • Tennessee ran out of luck

Tennessee lost against Texas A&M in double overtime and because of that loss, along with a couple others ahead of Nebraska, the Huskers should be in the top 10 today.

  • Michigan State loss to BYU

The Spartans have lost three straight games after their loss to BYU on Saturday. That hasn't happened since 2009 and it was due to another lackluster performance on offense. One might wonder if changes are in store in East Lansing and I'm not talking about Mark Dantonio.

  • PURDUE WINS A CONFERENCE GAME

The Boilermakers won a conference game, 34 – 31, over Illinois. Everybody got laid.

  • Washington mashed Oregon

The Huskies crushed Oregon 70 – 21, taking out their years of frustration of losing against the Ducks. Washington is clearly not just a favorite in the Pac-12, but has clearly established themselves as a team that will make the college football playoff unless something disastrous happens to them.

  • Indiana - scrappy, but Ohio State ran over them

I have looked at several articles that say that Ohio State had a "lackluster" performance, especially on offense. In watching this game I thought that Indiana's defense played reasonably well at times, but the buckeyes easily ran over them in the second half. Indiana wasn't given much credit for performing decently and if you're worried about them against Nebraska, you should be.

  • Arkansas, Stanford, annihilated

Arkansas got destroyed by Alabama while Stanford was mauled by Washington State. The first one is not so shocking, but Stanford is accustomed to beating up on teams like Washington State so you have to wonder if the state of Washington has taken over the Pac-12.

  • Miami loses another one to FSU

This was another great game and in the end it came down to a missed PAT. I'd have to say I don't really feel sorry for Miami, but I wouldn't have minded it if FSU would've fallen again.

  • Michigan 78-0 Over Rutgers

Horrifying. Absolutely horrifying.

NEWS

McKewon: Last seven games will show if Huskers really belong; NU still in running for Big Ten title, playoff berth | Football | omaha.com

When pundits pick Indiana to upset the Huskers on Saturday — and count on some pundit doing that — is that a commentary on the game itself, or Nebraska’s standing in the world of pundits who have zero effect on wins and losses? Those worries are especially big in a bye week when Nebraska’s “best win” — Oregon — loses 70-21 at home to Washington.

IU gaining, but is it ready to deliver against Nebraska - Indiana University - News-Sentinel.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Indiana has no time for moral football victories, gets no satisfaction in pushing good teams to the limit with a win. In other words, beat Nebraska.

Huskers Drop 3-0 Decision at No. 17 Minnesota - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

The Nebraska soccer team (9-5-1, 3-3-1 Big Ten) fell to No. 17 Minnesota, 3-0, at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Big Ten

Rutgers invited hundreds of recruits to watch its 78-point loss to Michigan - SBNation.com

When crootin’ goes terribly, terribly wrong.

15 outrageous stats from Michigan's 78-0 disembowelment of Rutgers - SBNation.com

Michigan put a legendary destruction on Rutgers. Let's assess the damage.

MMQB: How Will The Rest of Penn State’s 2016 Football Season Play Out? - Black Shoe Diaries

We’re halfway through the season. Will the good guys finish strong?

Maryland football lost its first game at Penn State, looks to rebound against Minnesota - Testudo Times

Our weekly outlook on the Maryland football program.

Rutgers is so much worse than Michigan, it's gonna cost the Ann Arbor Ruth's Chris a whole bunch of money - SBNation.com

The moral of the story: Don't offer a discount based on Michigan's score right before a game against Rutgers.

Purdue 34, Illinois 31 OT - Hammer and Rails

I’m in disbelief. Purdue was without their best linebacker (Bentley), their best running back (Jones), a top WR (Domo Young) got injured during the game, and the replacement running back...

THE DAY AFTER: Minnesota - Black Heart Gold Pants

What went right and what went wrong against the Golden Gophers?

Elsewhere

Why Charlie Strong is finished at Texas | FOX Sports

Strong needs a miracle or mercy to see a fourth year.

Shooting From the End: OU 45, Texas 40 - Barking Carnival

Welp. We laid out the defensive bar that Charlie had to clear to keep hope alive for 2017, win lose or draw. Not only did Texas not clear that bar, but they called up Harry Stamper’s crew from Armageddon, tunneled under that bar to a depth of 800 feet and set off a nuke that blew the Strong Era into a million pieces.

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly: FSU Edition - State of The U

Breaking down what went right, what went wrong, and everything in between Vs the Noles. Plus team grades.

USF Football Attendance Is In Crisis - The Daily Stampede

For the first time in school history, the team is better than the fans. Which is a horrible place to be.

3 Things We Can Take Away From Notre Dame’s 10-3 Loss To N.C. State (Harry Potter Edition) - One Foot Down

"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." -Albus Dumbledore

Ranking the 9 best bloopers from the Notre Dame-NC State hurricane game - SBNation.com

Splash!

Kyle Whittingham calls out Arizona’s defense in postgame interview - Arizona Desert Swarm

What’s really going on with the Wildcats’ defensive line?

Navy's coach just wants to frolic in celebration, but he's wrangled by the headset guy - SBNation.com

May we all get to be this happy about something in our lives.

Navy stuns Houston in 46-40 upset - Underdog Dynasty

Midshipmen down No. 6 Cougars in biggest Navy win in 32 years

WHY FLORIDA DID WHAT IT WANTED - Every Day Should Be Saturday

BECAUSE: FLORIDA

Updated 2016 bowl projections, with clear paths to the College Football Playoff - SBNation.com

Your weekly look at predictions for all 40 college football bowl games, freshened up after Week 6.

Then There's This

Meet the incredible cosplayers of New York Comic Con | The Verge

One reason to go to any sort of convention is to take in the craftsmanship of the costumers who flock to the event, portraying their favorite characters. Some work for months to assemble their...

The Galaxy Note 7 is doomed and Samsung needs to act fast | Recode Daily: October 10, 2016 - Recode

The company’s reputation is at stake.