Probably the only game standing between Notre Dame and a BCS bowl is Saturday in Tallahassee, where FSU (the alma mater of Ned Racine from Body Heat) is a ten-point favorite. The Big-10 showcases two BCS elimination games, as Penn State travels to the Horseshoe to play the Buckeyes, and Michigan hosts Iowa. Oregon hosts USC in Eugene for the third straight year (it has to do with the decision made a few years ago to not compel the SoCal schools to bypass the NoCal schools in the rotation, as would have happened this year). Unbeaten Georgia goes to Lexington to take on the Pillsbury Throwboy; Lorenzen's principal competition for the Heisman, Ken Dorsey, leads Miami into West Virginia to take on another candidate for that award, Avon Cobourne.
Correction: Today's game will mark the fourth time in five years USC has played in Eugene; the teams played at the Coliseum in 2000.