Winners and losers from Week 6 in college football


The sixth weekend of the college football season brought with it more than its share of heroes and goats. College Football 24/7 takes a look at who had a Week 6 to remember, and who needs to turn the page.


Dalvin Cook:Deuces were wild for Florida State's star sophomore running back. Cook ran 22 times for 222 yards and two touchdowns (he scored on a reception, too). Outcome: The Seminoles survived rival Miami, 29-24, and Cook pushed his average per carry to a whopping 9 yards.*

Charlie Strong: There were zero reasons to think the worst-starting Longhorns team in over five decades would knock off the No. 10 team in the country and rival Oklahoma. In a 1-4 start to the season, the Texas coach's worries spread from the field to the locker room. But somehow on a neutral field in Dallas, Strong's team played inspired football .

Reggie Ragland: The Alabama linebacker had a huge performance against Arkansas in his kind of game -- against the smash-em-up ground attack of the Razorbacks. Ragland, who received a second-round NFL draft grade as a junior last year, led Alabama with eight tackles (seven solo), a sack, a forced fumble, a pass breakup and two quarterback hurries. Scouts from five NFL clubs took notice.

Leonte Carroo: In his first game back from a suspension, the Rutgers star receiver pulled in seven catches for 134 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-24 loss to Michigan State.

Sony Michel: In replacing injured Georgia running back Nick Chubb, Michel showed he can more than handle himself for as long as he'll be needed as the Bulldogs' primary rusher. He was actually recruited more heavily than Chubb, and showed why in rushing 22 times for 145 yards. Georgia's depth at running back is an endless wellspring.

LSU's hospitality: With South Carolina unable to host the Tigers because of the flooding around Columbia, S.C., LSU hosted a 45-24 win over the Gamecocks on just three days of notice. But instead of a road venue known as one of the most hostile in the nation, the Gamecocks arrived to a much more welcoming atmosphere, and the smallest LSU crowd (42,058) since 1957. Oh, and credit star Tigers RB Leonard Fournette for being a good guy.

Jalen Ramsey: Florida State's most talented defender didn't have to make any big plays against Miami on Saturday for this compliment. It certainly sounds like he'll be a big winner in due time.

Michigan's defense: With another shutout in a 38-0 win over Northwestern, Michigan's stop unit authored its third shutout in a row for the first time in 35 years. The Wolverines haven't given up more than seven points for five games in a row. Next week, they'll try to feed the football to rival Michigan State's offense.


Reggie Davis:The Georgia wide receiver caught three passes for 101 yards and a touchdown, but the one he'll remember will be a drop rather than a catch. On a beautifully thrown deep pass by Greyson Lambert in the closing minutes, Davis dropped a would-be touchdown pass that hit him in both hands. If he had caught the pass, the game would've been tied with a PAT. The Bulldogs, instead, lost 38-31.

Bob Stoops: If Charlie Strong deserves a place among the winners, the Oklahoma coach certainly belongs here. The Sooners' 24-17 loss wasn't stunning because Oklahoma is so good -- we don't yet really know what OU is made of. It was stunning because Texas has been so horrifically bad.

Jared Goff: Cal's star quarterback had his first setback of the season, and it was a big one. The junior tossed five interceptions in a 30-24 loss to Utah, including four in the first half. As always, Goff sprinkled in some spectacular throws, but this is one game film Goff would rather not have NFL scouts see.

Dan McCarney: The North Texas head coach lost his job after absorbing a 66-7 hammering at the hands of FCS foe Portland State.

Hunter Henry: The Arkansas tight end, one of the nation's best at his position, was absent from the Razorbacks' offense Saturday in a 27-14 loss to Alabama. He caught only one pass for 18 yards, and it came in the fourth quarter with the outcome already determined.

Norries Wilson: The interim Rutgers coach took the blame for the Scarlet Knights' final play in a 31-24 loss to Michigan State after QB Chris Laviano spiked the ball on fourth down with Rutgers trying to tie the score at the end of the game. Laviano "did what he was told to do," Wilson said.

Jordan Jenkins: The Georgia linebacker, through no fault of his own, missed a chance to impress scouts from six NFL clubs in a 38-31 loss to Tennessee on Saturday. Jenkins was limited by an injury, and did not record a tackle Saturday in a game that exposed the Bulldogs' defense.

Oregon's defense: Does it exist? Has anyone seen it? Did one of the Ducks' alt uniforms render it incapable of tackling? In starting the season 3-3, including Saturday's 45-38 loss to Washington State, here are the point totals for Oregon's opponents this year: 42, 31, 28, 62, 24, 45. And two of those games were against FCS schools.

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