Michigan State has beaten Notre Dame in seven of their last nine meetings. But the Spartans might just be the perfect opponent for a struggling Irish squad.
Despite distractions, Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis hopes to keep his team focused for the home opener against Michigan State.
Notre Dame coach Tyrone Willingham says the Irish won't have a two-QB rotation.
There's no way that Nevada defensive coordinator Ken Wilson will not prepare for a banged up Colt Brennan. That's just one of the topics covered in the non-BCS notebook.
From Western Michigan shutting down Garrett Wolfe and NIU to Notre Dame getting healthy for UCLA, the non-BCS and independents are covered here.
Adam Rittenberg takes a look at the best and worst of the I-A Independents, MAC, Mountain West, Sun Belt, WAC and C-USA so far.
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.
Take a midseason look at the C-USA, MAC, Mountain West, Sun Belt, WAC and the Independents.
Notre Dame hopes to start a new winning streak against former coach Ty Willingham and Washington.
Gary Patterson is trying to manage expectations after TCU's upset win at Oklahoma.
A league that had never sent more than two squads to the postseason reaped five bowl bids this year.
In the last two weeks the MAC standings have been shuffled more than a poker deck at the Bellagio.
Akron's remarkable comeback devastated Marshall and spun the MAC East Division into a tizzy.
The Thundering Herd will make a major contribution to the draft, but they'll be distributing defenders this time around.
Last Saturday's games showed that quarterbacks from the frigid Midwest can pass the ball as well as anyone in the country.
Northern Illinois' Garrett Wolfe was overlooked by several schools, but is finally earning some recognition.