Big Red Rising In Polls

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Nebraska moved up three spots in The Associated Press College Football Poll and five places in the USA Today poll released on Sunday.

The now 18th-ranked (AP) and 16th-ranked (USA Today) Huskers (7-2, 4-1 Big Ten) erased a double-digit, second-half lead for the third time this season to win 28-24 at Michigan State on Saturday. The Huskers took their first lead when Taylor Martinez threw a 5-yard scoring pass to Jamal Turner with :06 left.

According to STATS LLC, the Huskers are the only Football Bowl Subdivision team to have won three games this season after trailing by 10 or more points in the second half.

Nebraska hosts Penn State (6-3, 4-1) this Saturday. If the Huskers win their remaining three games, they'll play in the Big Ten championship game on December 1st.

After being tested for the first time this season, Alabama and Oregon held their spots at the top of The Associated Press poll. A thrilling Saturday produced some great finishes, but no upsets and few changes among the highest ranked teams.

Alabama, which scored late to beat LSU 21-17, is No. 1 for the 10th straight week. Oregon beat Southern California 62-51 and is No. 2 for the seventh consecutive week.

Kansas State remains at No. 3 after beating Oklahoma State 44-30 and Notre Dame stays at No. 4 after rallying to beat Pittsburgh 29-26 in triple overtime. Ohio State and Georgia are tied for fifth.

No. 19 Texas and No. 24 Rutgers moved back into the rankings and No. 23 Toledo is ranked for the first time since 2001.

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