An A-plus slate of
games is dominated by nonconference matchups of capable, upset-minded squads
playing on the road against teams thinking national championship. None are
better than this showdown between the ACC-favorite Hokies, who have a nasty
defense and irresistible running back Branden Ore, and the team to beat in the
TCU at TEXAS
Frogs' plan to crash BCS requires an upset in Austin.
MIAMI at OKLAHOMA
First meeting between traditional powers since 1987 Orange Bowl.
OREGON at MICHIGAN
Wolverines have lost five of last six to Pac-10 teams.
NOTRE DAME at PENN
STATE Irish visit State College for first time since losing to Nittany Lions
35-13 in 1991.
The arrival of the
railroad in Nebraska wasn't met with as much anticipation as this game will be,
but who will Bill Callahan start at QB for the underdog Cornhuskers: junior Joe
Ganz or senior transfer Sam Keller? The last time Keller faced a USC defense,
with Arizona State in 2005, he threw five interceptions.
TEXAS A&M at