Four Top 25 CSJ Sagarin match-ups highlighted Week 9. The game of the week was #10 Houston at #2 USF and it did not disappoint. Houston rallied in the game’s final moments to pull off the upset of the previously undefeated Bulls in Tampa. #9 Colorado State also succumbed to an upset at #22 Air Force.
But both #3 Boise State’s and #5 Memphis’ match-ups both went as scripted with the Broncos thumping at #22 Utah State and the Tigers thrashing at #24 Tulane.
#1 UCF won in a blow-out win over FCS Austin Peay to remain the only undefeated team now in the Group of Five.
#4 Fresno State, fresh off its upset win at San Diego State last week, themselves succumbed to an upset themselves in losing at home to UNLV.
#6 Toledo remained in contention for the New Year’s Six Bowl bid with its blowout at Ball State, while #8 San Diego State did the same with its win at Hawai’i. #7 Navy was on a bye week.
Below are some video highlights of these CSJ Sagarin Top 10 ranked teams’ games.
#1 UCF 73 Austin Peay 33 (ORLANDO, Fla.)
#10 Houston #2 USF 24 (TAMPA, Fla.)
#3 Boise State 41 #22 Utah State 14 (LOGAN, Utah)
UNLV 26 #4 Fresno State 16 (FRESNO, Calif.)
HIGHLIGHTS: Rebels come away with big 26-16 win over the Bulldogs in Fresno tonight! #UsNowLV pic.twitter.com/y4NecoKs0I
— UNLV Athletics (@UNLVathletics) October 29, 2017
#5 Memphis 56 # 24 Tulane 26 (NEW ORLEANS, La.) (Friday)
#6 Toledo 58 Ball State 17 (MUNCIE, Ind.)
.@ToledoFB scored 5️⃣8️⃣ points last night in the win over Ball State. Let's take a look at each TD scored by the Rockets! #LiftOff #MACtion pic.twitter.com/xcHCnQZA9t
— #MACtion (@MACSports) October 27, 2017
#8 San Diego State 28 Hawai’i 7 (HALAWA, Haw.)
#22 Air Force 45 Colorado State 28 (COLORADO SPRINGS, Col.)
.@aroc210 with a rushing TD in his sixth straight game for @AFFootball! Falcons extend their lead up 45-28. 3:12 left at @CSUFootball #mwfb pic.twitter.com/v7lFJ8mib8
— Mountain West (@MountainWest) October 28, 2017
The Falcons take flight. @AFFootball connects on a 56-yard pass play to extend their lead here in the 4th. pic.twitter.com/W9WO4kW6lQ
— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) October 28, 2017
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