The hiring of Mike Stoops was supposed to be the tonic to prevent defensive meltdowns. But the last three games have seen the Sooners' D shredded and raised concerns about the future.
Even the bad dream Ohio State was living as Braxton Miller was carted off the field with an apparent head injury couldn't keep the Buckeyes from yet another win as it rallied to an improbable 29-22 victory over Purdue in overtime.
USC's last loss was last October in triple overtime to Stanford. But that defeat might have been the inspiration for USC's returned swagger.
Recruits say Michigan and Alabama have remarkably similar sales pitches. The key difference is pitchmen Brady Hoke and Nick Saban.
Denard Robinson returns for his third year as a starter, but his Sugar Bowl performance was a reminder of how inconsistent he can be.
Billy Donovan is working his Gators overtime to make sure they fix their free-throw problems before it costs them a winnable game.
Florida gets a career night from center Patric Young and needs every bit of it to win a critical nonconference game against visiting Arizona.
A year after defense was a laughable word during Michigan's 67-65 triple-overtime win over the Illini, it was the Michigan defense that beat Illinois.
In his keys to the game, Michael Rothstein writes of Michigan's need to stop Illinois' dynamic passing combination of Nathan Scheelhaase to A.J. Jenkins.
Led by Michigan's Denard Robinson and Nebraska's Taylor Martinez, the Big Ten is seeing mobile QBs like never before.
Georgia sits atop the SEC East with two conference games to go. Mark Richt says the Dawgs got here by focusing on the next game and not worrying about the bigger picture.
After losing a thriller to Stanford, USC hopes to get well at the expense of a 1-8 Colorado team.
There's nothing worse than a heartbreaking loss. But the week after that loss can shape the way the rest of the season goes.
After a rough final season under Pete Carroll in 2009 and an uneven performance last season, the Trojans look to be back on the right track. And the Kiffins are a big reason why.
If life was fair, there wouldn't have been a loser Saturday night. USC was saddled with that label but did a lot to excite its fans about the future.
It may come as little consolation right now, but USC's performance in its triple-overtime loss to Stanford is one to be proud of.