With Miami having the week off, and both Texas and Oklahoma getting a particularly soft opponent, it was a relatively uneventful weekend for college football. As referenced below, two of the three most exciting games involved SEC schools: Florida holding off the Hefty Lefty and Kentucky, and Auburn coming from way back to edge Syracuse. The other game was probably a little too exciting for fans of the Iowa Hawkeyes, blowing a 22 point lead in the final eight minutes, only to beat Penn State in overtime, 41-35 (JoePa looked to be in fine form for a man his age chasing after the officials when the game ended).
Illinois is officially the disappointment of the college season so far, getting blown out at home by Michigan, 45-28. USC may be a legit Rose Bowl contender, spanking OSU, 22-0. And CAL lost its second straight, collapsing in the second half against WSU and "injured" QB Jason Gesser, 48-38. Perhaps the biggest surprise was the total collapse of Nebraska, getting totally outclassed by Heisman candidate (front-runner?) Seneca Wallace and Iowa State, 36-14. Super Saturday arrives in two weeks, with Miami hosting Florida State and Oklahoma playing Texas at the Cotton Bowl.