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EQ Top Ten (Week 8)

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Ohio Bobcats Head Coach Frank Solich.
Ohio Bobcats Head Coach Frank Solich.
Mark A. Cunningham

New this week: Kent State Flashes
Dropped Out: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

EQ Top Ten (Week 8)

  1. Ohio (7-0): The Bobcats were on a BYE week.
  2. Louisiana Tech (6-1): The Bulldogs halftime statistics would have been impressive if they were for the whole game. I hope someone gave Idaho a hug after that.
  3. Boise State (6-1): The Broncos didn't allow an offensive touchdown and held the Rebels to 71 yards passing. Boise State did have three turnovers and gave up more yards rushing than it rushed for.
  4. NIU (7-1): The Nation's longest conference winning streak was extended to 12 games as the Huskies took it to Terry Bowden's Akron Zips. NIU's Jordan Lynch surpassed 1,000 yards rushing for the season, marking the 13th time in the last 14 seasons that the Huskies have had a runner go over 1,000 yards. The NIU Huskies are one of only three teams to have won 16 or their last 17 games, Alabama and Oregon are the others.
  5. Toledo (7-1): The Rockets beat the Cincinnati Bearcats despite not scoring an offensive touchdown and being outgained in total offensive yards. Toledo's two touchdowns came on an interception return and a kickoff return.
  6. Utah State (6-2): Utah State beat New Mexico State handily as expected and doesn't appear to have a true test until the clash with Louisiana Tech on November 17.
  7. Louisiana-Monroe (5-2): The Sun Belt game of the week pitted two of last week's EQ Top Ten teams against each other and the Warhawks came away as the victors with a 2-point conversion in OT to stake a claim as the top team in the Sun Belt.
  8. Tulsa (7-1): Tulsa now has three wins by seven points or less against three conference opponents whose collective record is 3-16 against fully-fledged FBS opponents.
  9. Kent State (6-1): The Flashes have won five in a row and have the services of one of the most dangerous weapons in college football in all-everything Dri Archer.
  10. Nevada (6-2): The Wolf Pack are no longer one point from a perfect season after the Aztecs beat them in OT. Nevada was really close to losing the last two weeks, having lost the turnover battle in both of those games, and finally fell this week in a game that featured zero turnovers by both teams.

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