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    3 Up 3 Down (College Week 5)

    By John Ewing, Director of Research and Analytics, @johnewing
    A review of the week that was with a look at three college football teams that stood out for good reasons and three whose weekends did not turn out as successfully as anticipated.

    Three Up

    Missouri Tigers
    2014 Record: Straight-Up 4-1, Against-the-Spread 3-2

    Mizzou shocked South Carolina rallying for a 21-20 victory a week after an embarrassing home loss to Indiana. Trailing the Gamecock 20-7 with less than eight minutes to play, the Tigers had just a 6 percent chance to win.

    Missouri's win propels the Tigers to the top of the SEC East. Mizzou now has a seven game road winning streak in the SEC.

    South Carolina's loss snaps an FBS best 11 game winning streak over teams with a winning record. The Gamecocks had not lost at home when leading at halftime in 31 games.

    Next Up: Georgia

    Georgia is 1-5-1 against-the-spread in its last seven games on the road.
    The total has gone under in 5 of Missouri's last 7 games at home.

    Texas A&M Aggies
    2014 Record: Straight-Up 5-0, Against-the-Spread 3-2

    The Aggies trailed 28-14 after three quarters, Texas A&M had a 14 percent chance to win entering the fourth quarter. Kenny Hill threw for over 200 yards and three touchdowns in the fourth quarter and overtime as A&M rallied to defeat Arkansas 35-28.

    Texas A&M allowed 285 rushing yards in the game, but on fourth and 1 in overtime the Aggies defense stuffed Arkansas running back Alex Collins for the win.

    Arkansas's loss extended its conference losing streak to 14 straight SEC games dating back to 2012.

    Next Up: Mississippi State

    Texas A&M is 2-4 against-the-spread in its last six games on the road.
    The total has gone under in 8 of Mississippi State's last 12 games.

    Milestone Victories

    Maryland won its first Big Ten game defeating Indiana 37-15 in Bloomington, IN. The Terps in its debut Big Ten season now lead the East division.

    Kentucky won its first SEC game in 17 tries. The Wildcats at 3-1 are off to the team's best start since 2010.

    After going winless against FBS teams in 2013, California is now 3-1 and earned its first Pac-12 victory in 15 tries. The Golden Bears defeated Colorado 59-56.

    It had been more than six years since Akron beat a team from a Power Five conference. On Saturday, as 20.5 point underdogs on the road, the Zips upset Pittsburgh 21-10.

    Three Down

    Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles
    2014 Record: Straight-Up 1-3, Against-the-Spread N/A

    The Golden Eagles dropped to 1-3 on the season with a 50-7 loss at the hands of Northern Iowa. Losing is not uncommon for Tech's Head Coach. Watson Brown is now the first coach in NCAA history to lose 200 games.

    Brown, the older brother of former Texas coach Mac Brown, has the most coaching losses in NCAA history. Brown was tied with Amos Alonzo Stagg for the most losses but Stagg accumulated his defeats over 57 years while Brown has only been a head coach for 29 seasons.

    Penn State Nittany Lions
    2014 Record: Straight-Up 4-1, Against-the-Spread 3-2

    Penn State entered Saturday's game as one of just two undefeated Big Ten teams. The Nittany Lions had high hopes this year with its postseason ban lifted, but an ugly 29-6 loss to Northwestern has tempered Big Ten Championship aspirations.

    Northwestern spent over 80 percent of the game as the projected favorite. Penn State's 23-point loss was the most the Nittany Lions had been beaten by at home since 2001.

    Next Up: Michigan

    Penn State is 4-9 straight-up in its last 13 games when playing Michigan.
    Michigan is 2-4 straight-up in its last six games at home.

    Michigan Wolverines
    2014 Record: Straight-Up 2-3, Against-the-Spread 1-4

    The Wolverines lost (again) at home (again) to Minnesota in a 30-14 rout. Michigan now has three losses in a season by the end of September for the first time in its 135 year history (per ESPN Stats & Info).

    Michigan has only beat one FBS team since November 2013. The Wolverines lost to Minnesota for just the second time since 1986.

    With Michigan State and Ohio State still on the schedule, Head Coach Brady Hoke is on the hot seat with some assuming he is gone by season's end or sooner. Good news for Michigan fans, many speculate that Jim Harbaugh will be the Wolverines next coach.

    Next Up: Penn State

    Penn State is 5-1 straight-up in its last six games.
    Michigan is 1-4 against-the-spread this season.

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