College Football Rankings: Spartan Avenue’s Week 5 Top 25

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Sep 26, 2015; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans players enter the field as a team prior to a game against the Central Michigan Chippewas at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Baylor absolutely dismantled Rice in week four in a game that just wasn’t fair for the Owls’ defense. The Bears had 793 total offensive yards in this one, including 277 yards and six touchdowns behind the arm of quarterback Seth Russell — he also completed 12-of-16 passes. Shock Linwood led the rushing attack with 158 yards and a touchdown in a 70-17 win over Rice.

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The Josh Rosen era at UCLA is officially underway as he led the Bruins to their first conference win of the young season. The true freshman quarterback had his worst game of the year a week ago and bounced back to pass for 284 yards and two touchdowns in a 56-30 thumping of Arizona on the road with College GameDay on campus. The youthful quarterback is taking the nation by storm with his calm demeanor and strong arm.

Trevone Boykin may have had his best statistical game as a member of the Horned Frogs against Texas Tech, but that was almost not even enough to lead TCU to victory. Boykin finished the game 34-for-54 with 485 yards and four touchdowns — that includes the thrilling tipped pass for a touchdown with 23 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to win it. Josh Doctson caught 18 of those passes for 267 yards and three touchdowns. Yes, 18 catches. Not a typo.

Tough to keep the Spartans at No. 2, but it was really a tough week for plenty of teams. Michigan State needed two late touchdown runs by third-string running back Gerald Holmes to spark the offense and lead the Spartans past MAC foe Central Michigan, 30-10. It was a disappointing performance for the secondary, once again, as it looks like that will be a weak point all year. Injuries are starting to pile up, though, as we are still awaiting word on star offensive tackle Jack Conklin and tight end Josiah Price.

Ohio State’s lasy non-conference game was against a potent offensive attack in Western Michigan, led by quarterback Zach Terrell and receiver Corey Davis. However, Ohio State shut that combo down and remained the strongest team in the country all while backing two-time anointed starter, Cardale Jones. The junior quarterback passed for 288 yards and two touchdowns while Ezekiel Elliott rank the ball 16 times for 124 yards and a score in a 38-12 win.

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