Louisville 42, Pittsburgh 20
Louisville's offense just rolls along, this time netting four field goals to cover for some Pitt defensive stops on lengthy drives.
South Florida 45, Rutgers 31
The Bulls love playing the spoiler, don't they?
North Carolina 16, Boston College 14
The 'Heels are a resilient group, holding at 4-4 through a pretty murderous schedule so far. As usual, Boston College is starting to fold late.
Northwestern 28, Iowa 27
Thanks to luck and some late-game dramatics, Northwestern came back for the win. This is the first time I've seen them down so big early and rebound from the deficit. Perhaps they're a little more resilient than even I give them credit for.
Purdue 28, Michigan State 21
El Foldo is complete for the Spartans. I don't know whether to praise Purdue for finally getting a Big Ten win, or to scold them for playing even worse than I thought they'd play this year.
South Carolina 14, Arkansas 10
It wasn't pretty, but the 'Cocks are bowl eligible now. Arkansas has basically settled on a frosh quarterback and sneaky Darren McFadden for their backfield. If Houston Nutt's fired, his replacement will be pretty happy with the offensive talent left behind.
Texas 62, Baylor 0
Props for the shutout. It's just too easy right now for the 'Horns.
Auburn 49, Kentucky 27
A bit of an "excuse-me" performance for the Auburn defense, but their offense is improving as the running back situation has settled.
Kansas 40, Nebraska 15
Well, that drought's over. Yes, Virginia, Nebraska is that bad.
Georgia Tech 30, Wake Forest 17
Don't look now, but Tech's 6-2.
Notre Dame 41, Tennessee 21
Irish roared out early, let the Vols back in, then swiftly slammed the door again. Cruel.
North Carolina State 20, Florida State 15
FSU=paper tigers. Nice save job by NC State coach Chuck Amato.
Alabama 17, Mississippi State 0
Props for the shutout, but what the hell?
Penn State 35, Wisconsin 14
The Nittany Lions sure look like the Big Ten's best. A very surprising performance this year. The offense is junk, but they find ways to score and that's more than can be said for Alabama.
Oregon 27, California 20 (OT)
If you're a road favorite, never play for OT. It's bad. Surprising effort from Oregon. They need serious help at quarterback, but their only loss right now is to USC.
Ohio State 40, Illinois 2
Arizona 52, UCLA 14
Never saw this coming. Give me some points for letting you in on Willie Tuitama a few weeks before the national press though! Anyway, I should have known better, with all the classic collapse jobs UCLA's performed throughout their history.
Texas Tech 56, Texas A&M 17
Yeah...Texas is going to roll through the remaining schedule.
Florida 49, Vanderbilt 42 (2 OT)
The offense comes alive! The defense almost completely collapses late! Fits and starts for the first-year coach.
Miami 27, Virginia Tech 7
Didn't see this one coming, either. Tech has a resilient offense but Vick went into Zabransky mode and never gave his teammates a shot against a very shaky Miami offensive unit. Where has that kind of effort been from Miami the last 2-3 years? I don't think we'll see it again for another 2-3.
LSU 24, Appalachian State 0
Ladies and gentlemen, the nation's #6 team, according to the polls.
Fresno State 45, San Jose State 7
Gearing up for the USC game in two weeks.
USC 51, Stanford 21
As impressive as Texas was, this thing was 44-7 at half. Stanford starters beat the USC second and third string 14-7 in the second half. Anyone catch that Reggie Bush touchdown run? Dude is so fast. Or that Dwayne Jarrett touchdown? He deserves the Biletnikoff award (65 rec, 964 yards, 14.8 avg, 14 TD with three regular season games to go).