If he played basketball, Adrian Peterson (who had 225 yards in a 12--0 win over Texas) would be toiling for some hapless lottery team. Instead, the most gifted freshman running back since Herschel Walker is playing in the same backfield as a Heisman-winning QB.
Next game: Saturday at Kansas State
The receiving corps is decimated, and the secondary is struggling. But if USC was able to survive Cal QB Aaron Rodgers, it should be able to survive just about anyone.
Next game: Saturday vs. Arizona State
The Tigers may be the SEC's last remaining national championship hope. It won't be easy, as Auburn finishes the season with Georgia, Alabama (in Tuscaloosa) and the SEC title game.
Next game: Saturday vs. Arkansas