1 Texas Tech
(8-0) finally has a defense to complement its high-octane offense. The
sixth-ranked Red Raiders had high hopes of fielding their best D in Mike
Leach's nine years as coach, and in a 63-21 defeat of Kansas it didn't
disappoint, holding QB Todd Reesing to a season-low 154 passing yards. Next up:
Heisman front-runner Colt McCoy of Texas.
turnaround has been astounding. After allowing 42.7 points per game in three
early losses, the Cavaliers (5-3, 3-1 in the ACC) have won four straight
games--including two against ranked teams, North Carolina and Georgia Tech--in
which their opponents averaged a mere 12.5 points.
Seventh-ranked USC (6-1) has the nation's most dominant defense, but its
offense remains inconsistent. In a 17-10 win at Arizona, the Trojans took the
lead midway through the third quarter, then couldn't put the Wildcats
away--punting five times and missing a field goal on their last six