Wazzu's victory total decreased in his second year—from two to one—and he needs to win at least five games for fans to believe he can rebuild the program.
PLAYERS TO WATCH (Top performers from unranked teams)
LB, UCLA, Jr.
The 6'4", 255-pound Ayers scored three TDs off turnovers last year and had 14½ tackles for loss. He's one of the leading candidates for the Butkus Award.
LB, Arizona State, Soph.
After permanently taking over the middle in the fourth game of '09, Burfict finished second on the team in tackles and was the Pac-10's top defensive freshman.