1. MARK CUSANO
For the second straight year the Southern Cal linebacker, who was shunned by Notre Dame recruiters as a schoolboy, made the key defensive play to beat the Irish. His interception set up Adam Abrams's game-winning field goal.
2. OLE MISS
The Rebels defeated a ranked LSU team for only the second time in 26 years, and in the process they resurrected one of the best rivalries in the SEC.
3. FLORIDA STATE'S DEFENSE
In their second shutout in three games, the Seminoles didn't allow Georgia Tech past Florida State's 39-yard line.
1. THE LIBERTY BOWL
The Big East most likely won't qualify a fourth team for a bowl, so the organizers hoped to get a 7-5 or even a 6-6 Notre Dame. Don't hold your breath. The Irish fell to 2-5.
2. PHIL DAWSON
Texas's All-America kicker, reportedly hobbled by hip, hamstring and groin injuries, missed two field goals and two extra points as the hapless Longhorns lost—by two field goals and two extra points—to Missouri.
3. FLORIDA STATE'S OFFENSE
The Seminoles, who led 31-zip, threw four passes on a late drive and got a rub-it-in touchdown. Hey, it's not as if the running game couldn't use some work.