It's been a long recovery for the Green Wave, but Saturday they welcome SMU to Tulane's first home game in nearly two years.
Despite distractions, Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis hopes to keep his team focused for the home opener against Michigan State.
Eight Conference USA teams currently rank among the nation's top 53 offenses in yards per game.
Louisville is alone at the top while Southern Miss endured its worst home loss in 13 years.
Last Saturday's games showed that quarterbacks from the frigid Midwest can pass the ball as well as anyone in the country.
UConn isn't counting on it, but the Huskies believe they should be in a bowl.
Navy is out to make sure the Notre Dame loss doesn't cost them another game this week.
While Ty Willingham thought about lifting Brady Quinn against FSU, he's sticking with him this week.
After struggling last season against Northern Illinois, Josh Harris made a statement on national television.
With College GameDay rolling into town for the big Bowling Green-NIU showdown, the MAC is again in the spotlight