October's first college football weekend produced its share of wild — and sometimes controversial — finishes. But when the dust settled, there was very little movement in the USA TODAY Sports coaches poll
LAWRENCE — Baker Mayfield’s story feels a little like something concocted by the scriptwriters of the television show “Friday Night Lights.” A state champion quarterback from the heart of Texas. Gets only a few scholarship offers from non-BCS schools. Walks on at in-state school Texas Tech.
The Big 12 finally got a signature non-conference victory and found a new conference favorite, all at the same time. OU’s 35-21 victory at Notre Dame stamped the Sooners as the Big 12′s best. Here are the conference rankings, based not on a projected finish but on how the teams have done so far:
Top-ranked Alabama passed yet another test in its campaign for a third consecutive BCS championship. But while the Crimson Tide are still No. 1 in the USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll, a couple of other schools are now getting consideration.
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With last week’s win over Kansas State, head coach Mack Brown still has hope the Longhorns can run the table and win the Big 12. That pipe dream will be shattered by early November and it seems likely that Brown will either resign or be fired at the season’s end. Let the rampant speculation as to who will patrol the sidelines for UT next season begin:
Washington State thumped Idaho 42-0 last night in what was yet another pointless NCAA football blowout, but the game in Pullman at least had some postgame fireworks—thanks to the head
Success deserves to be validated. So Texas Tech receiver Bradley Marquez raced to his iPhone when he learned the Red Raiders had landed at No. 25 in this week’s Associated Press college football rankings.
Sure enough, Marquez discovered he was a key contributor on Team Siri.
It won’t always be this easy for the Red Raiders, but games like their 20-10 victory over No. 24 TCU on Thursday night show that Texas Tech needs to be taken a little seriously this season.
At least eight former Oklahoma State football players say they received cash payments from people asso