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Week 6: The 5 Teams That Impressed Us The Most This Saturday

Iowa State plants flag at Oklahoma after win.

These five teams impressed us the most.

Week 6 of the college football season is in the books, and it was an eventful one. We saw some rivalry games go down to the wire, and one monumental top-5 upset.

Let’s take a look at the five teams the teams that impressed us the most this Saturday, listed in alphabetical order:

Iowa State

An easy choice for this list. The Cyclones went into Norman and stunned the third-ranked Sooners, 38-31. As if that wasn't enough, they made some headlines after the game ended. Jake Lanning's double-duty at quarterback and linebacker was one of the most impressive performances of the 2017 season so far, and Kyle Kempt (343 passing yards, three touchdowns) connected with Allen Lazard for an incredible game-winner. Don't look now, but ISU could push for a bowl bid this season.


One week after being embarrassed at home by Troy, the Tigers went into Gainesville and knocked off the No. 21 Gators, 17-16. Led by a balanced rushing attack (216 yards and a touchdown on 48 attempts by six different players), LSU jumped out to a 17-3 lead. A missed extra point was the final margin of victory. After the win, running back Derrius Guice and some other LSU players had some fun at the expense of Florida head coach Jim McElwain.

Miami (Fla.)

The streak is dead. Miami went into Tallahassee and beat Florida State for the first time since 2009, doing so in thrilling fashion. Sure, Florida State is struggling in a major way right now, but kudos to the Hurricanes for winning in hostile territory and earning bragging rights over their in-state rivals. Quarterback Malik Rosier (19-of-44, 254 yards, three touchdowns and one interception) wasn't always great, but he was great when he had to be.

Michigan State

Speaking of rivalries, Sparty has now won eight of 10 against Michigan. Tonight's victory had to be one of the more satisfying ones. Few expected MSU to go into Ann Arbor and hand the No. 7 Wolverines their first loss, but that's just what they did. Michigan State took a 14-3 lead in the second quarter and held on through a torrential downpour to win 14-10. Quarterback Brian Lewerke produced both touchdowns, one rushing and one passing. Everyone expected Michigan to potentially push Ohio State and Penn State in the Big Ten East, but maybe the Spartans will instead.

Ohio State

Talk about dominating inferior opponents. One week after blasting Rutgers 56-0, Ohio State whupped up on Maryland, 62-14. The beating was worse than the score indicated, as the Buckeyes held the Terrapins to 66 yards of total offense and six first downs. For good measure, five different players scored rushing touchdowns for OSU, and J.T. Barrett threw for 261 yards and three more touchdowns. Nebraska is next up for Ohio State.