Happy Gameday Eve. Nothing fuels the anticipation more than a cool, clear and crisp six pack. Check out these six college football stories from around the country.
Matt Barkley passed for 303 yards and three touchdowns, including an 83-yarder to Marqise Lee in the fourth quarter and No. 13 Southern California came back from a two-touchdown deficit to beat Utah 38-28 on Thursday night.
A superstitious Zach Mettenberger chose to shave his mustache after the LSU offense struggled in last week's win.
So, this is what football has become? A game of offense, with defenders the perfect foil? Not so fast. Dennis Dodd finds a few coaches with some perspective, like Nick Saban and Tommy Tuberville. But they're realists, too.
Quincy McDuffie had a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and added another 64-yard touchdown reception to help Central Florida beat East Carolina 40-20 on Thursday night.
The Florida Gator equipment Twitter account, @GatorEquipment, is keeping Florida Gator and LSU Tiger fans guessing on what color uniforms UF will wear this weekend in the upcoming match up.
At 4-0 heading into Saturday's home game against UNLV, the Bulldogs are knocking on the door of the top 25 and averaging 52.0 points, making an early case to be a BCS-buster out of the Western Athletic Conference. Better yet, their start includes victories at Illinois (52-24) and Virginia (44-38), games for which Louisiana Tech got paid a combined $1.6 million.
Though it's too soon to pencil the Bulldogs in for the Fiesta Bowl – an Oct. 13 game in Shreveport, La., against Texas A&M looms large – there is an unprecedented buzz about their program, which will move to Conference USA next season.
"If you want people to respect you, just win with consistency," said third-year head coach Sonny Dykes. "We've done that to an extent, but we've got to keep progressing. And if we can somehow figure out a way to win this week, Texas A&M would be a game that would get a lot of people's attention on a big stage, and we'll find out if we're ready."