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  • Oregon keeps winning, and falling in BCS standings

    Oregon keeps winning, and falling in BCS standings
    Oregon can't afford to keep winning like this. A few more lopsided victories and the Ducks could finish last in the BCS and end up playing in the Toilet Bowl. On Thursday, Oregon sprinted to a 43-7, second-quarter lead on Arizona State and might have...
  • Things are heating up in college football

    Things are heating up in college football
    Here is some weekend pigskin to chew on: —How hot will it get for Texas? You thought things couldn't get worse after the Longhorns got scorched by Oklahoma last week at the State Fair of Texas. Friday, though, came word that "Big Tex," the 52-foot...
  • Half a college football season has already been full of surprises

    Half a college football season has already been full of surprises
    USC would break offensive air-speed records, Matt Barkley was a lock for the Heisman Trophy and Oregon State Coach Mike Riley needed thicker pants for the hot seat he was sitting on. Arkansas was the team to beat in the SEC West — it seems so silly...
  • Play it forward: Week ahead in college football

    Play it forward: Week ahead in college football
    Five things to watch this week in college football. 1. Oregon at Arizona State on a Thursday didn't look like much of a game two months ago with the Sun Devils coming off a 6-7 season. First-year Coach Todd Graham, however, has Arizona State at 5-1 and...
  • Handicapping the season's first BCS standings

    Handicapping the season's first BCS standings
    There is one problem in trying to project Sunday's first release of the Bowl Championships Series standings: That problem is Saturday. The games could substantially alter all pre-standings prognostications. There would be no huge controversies if the...
  • It's Louisiana Tech's turn to try to crack BCS elitism

    It's Louisiana Tech's turn to try to crack BCS elitism
    Time is running out to champion a worthwhile cause. "Death to the BCS" is settled law and "Save the WAC" didn't seem worth gumming up a car bumper. The "West Virginia Defense Fund" closed shop after the Mountaineers' offense showed that it didn't need...
  • A couple of USCs — one surprising, one not — are making noise

    A couple of USCs — one surprising, one not — are making noise
    Handshakes and helmet stickers go out to the two schools known as USC in this week's top 10 — we could not be more thrilled for the players and their families. The USC at No. 3 lost the legal right to be called USC, so it will heretofore be...
  • As USC gets it in gear, yes, title-game talk is possible

    As USC gets it in gear, yes, title-game talk is possible
    Unbuckling the mailbag: Question: Put down the Trojan Kool-Aid. Title-game hopes? Now, if you're talking about Alamo Bowl title hopes, then we're in the realm of reality. Tim Donovan Answer: For the record, I much prefer Trojan Tang because it's easier...
  • College football on TV

    College football on TV
    Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, the Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games. MORNING No. 24 Northwestern (5-0) at Penn...
  • The Times' college football rankings

    The Times' college football rankings
    Louisiana State can't afford to keep winning like this. The Tigers are 2-0 the last two weeks and are dropping faster than a first-time drinker at Mardi Gras. Oregon State is No.1 in two of the six Bowl Championship Series computers and also in the...
  • West Virginia's Geno Smith more than passes as Heisman favorite

     West Virginia's Geno Smith more than passes as Heisman favorite
    We had most of it right. This year's early Heisman Trophy favorite was correctly identified as the quarterback with "unfinished business." He returned for his senior year to lead a high-octane offense, featuring the nation's best receiver tandem, on a...