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What happened this past weekend, and other news...

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The biggest loser this weekend was the Big 12.

Both of their remaining undefeated teams lost; Texas got their act together long enough to do everyone a huge favor by knocking off Baylor, and Oklahoma State took down West Virginia in easier fashion than anticipated. I thought the Cowboys would have a much harder time with the Mountaineer defense. Apparently not.

The Big 12 took another hit when it was revealed that Baylor coach Art Briles knew more about the sexual assaults in Waco than it was thought. This should slam the door on Briles coaching anywhere soon and Briles apologists can now shut up for good.

Boise State lost to Wyoming, a team that no longer plays the part of pushover and now looks like one of Nebraska's better wins on the season. It was Wyoming's first win ever against Boise State, and knocked them from the ranks of non-Power Five teams that might (however slim) have a chance at a playoff berth.

It looked like Florida State was going to ruin Clemson's undefeated season but the Tigers pulled it out late, and then made an excellent defensive stand to keep the 'Noles anywhere close to scoring when they got the ball back with two minutes left.

Washington took care of business against Utah. I've seen that being stated as the Huskies "first real test of the season", but nobody foresaw the train wreck that Stanford would become.

Florida's win over Georgia, combined with South Carolina's surprise win over Tennessee left the Gators in first place in the SEC East. The Alabama robots lead the West, obviously, and if the Gators win out I don't see them knocking off the Crimson Tide in any way; Florida just doesn't have the offense to do it.

Right now it’s Alabama, Michigan, Clemson, and Washington as the top four teams in the country. All four are undefeated. It’s hard to imagine any of them being beaten by the remaining teams on the schedule, but we all know that’s not how it works.

November is coming, and November is full of crazy.

NEWS

10 Photos Show Why Huskers Still Worthy of Top 10 - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

If you're like me, you woke up Sunday morning disappointed but not disillusioned. Yes, there's an element of sadness to see Nebraska lose to Wisconsin, 23-17, in overtime after the Huskers outscored

Bump, Set, Spike: B1G Volleyball Towers Over The Rest - Off Tackle Empire

In the nation's premier volleyball conference, who will win the Big Ten?

President Obama mask, noose worn by fan at Wisconsin game | SI.com

Police and the university said the fan was just exercising his right to free speech.

Big Ten

Indiana 42, Maryland 36: New-look Hoosier offense runs wild over Maryland - The Crimson Quarry

Zander Diamont, Tyler Natee and Devine Redding all ran for 100 yards as the Hoosiers racked up 650 yards of offense.

Player grades from Northwestern’s 24-20 loss to Ohio State - Inside NU

Missed tackling marred an otherwise strong performance

Brian Lewerke Has Broken Leg, Out For Season - The Only Colors

A brutal addition to an already horrible season

Elsewhere

Clemson vs. FSU: Tigers Come Out of Tallahassee With Exciting Win - Shakin The Southland

Tigers pull out the win with a late defensive stand against the Seminoles.

Cavaliers Fall to Louisville Late, 32-25 - Streaking The Lawn

The Hoos made it interesting, but come up just short. Turnovers and scoreless possessions haunt offense.

Lamar Jackson had Heisman numbers and highlights. Here’s his Heisman moment - SBNation.com

Louisville’s star had done everything but engineer a game-winning drive with tons on the line. Check that off the list.

Lessons learned from the FSU defense’s performance against Clemson - Tomahawk Nation

Secondary depth tested yet again.

FSU’s Jimbo Fisher fined for complaints about ACC officiating - Tomahawk Nation

Jimbo Fisher will be sending some money to North Carolina.

Furious Jimbo Fisher calls crucial penalty ‘cowardly garbage.’ Here’s the play and rule - SBNation.com

Florida State’s head coach was livid. See what you think.

WSU vs. OSU final score: Cougs rally against upstart Beavers, 35-31 - CougCenter

OSU ran out to a 21-0 first half lead before the Cougars woke up and put together a third quarter for the ages to pull ahead and — after briefly falling behind again in the fourth quarter thanks to #SpecialForces — eventually close out a 35-31 victory.

Final in Austin: Texas Stuns Baylor 35-34 - Our Daily Bears

A late field goal gives the Longhorns their biggest win in years over the Baylor Bears.

Washington vs Utah: Huskies' win keeps playoff hopes alive | SI.com

One of the most important games in the Pac-12 this season ended with the conference’s College Football Playoff hopes intact. No. 4 Washington beat No. 17 Utah, 31–24, on Saturday to move to 8–0 and cement its status as a top contender for the national semifinals days away from the release of the first rankings of 2016 from the playoff selection committee.

WSJ -- Baylor Details ‘Horrifying’ Alleged Sexual Assaults by Football Players - Our Daily Bears

If you wanted more information about the run-up to Baylor’s firing of Art Briles, you’re getting it.