LSU: First off, as I stated in another thread, big emotional win for LSU. Was supposed to be a home game for the Tigers, but they had to travel to Tempe, a very tough place to win. They didn’t quit when a lot of team would’ve, and got the victory.
Notre Dame: Charlie Weis has had the best two weeks of any new coach in college football, and it’s not far fetched to believe they have a legit shot at beating USC in a couple weeks. They should be able to put up some points in that one at home, it’s just a question of if the D can force some turnovers and if the offense helps keep Leinart, Bush and Co. off the field
Texas: Gotta hand it to much-maligned Mac Brown and his troops. They go into a very hostile environment and get a come from behind victory. Vince Young is for real, for those who don’t already know. They have solidified themselves as top challenger to USC.
Clemson: Whitehurst and Merriweather lead them to a win over Maryland, in what was a classic let down/sandwich game after the big win over Texas A & M, and with Miami coming up next week.
btw, I’m gonna give Michigan a pass, as they got beat by a team that I see as being “at their level”. Not a huge upset, in my opinion.
Oklahoma: They pulled away from a mediocore Tulsa team in the 4th quarter, but Stoops realizes this QB situation is troublesome. So bad infact, that they didn’t throw the ball at all in the second half. It may not be a bad time to bring the Barry Switzer option back to Norman.
Pittsburgh: Wannstedt and Cavanaugh have officially wrecked that program and Tyler Palko in the process. No matter how badly they were spanked by Notre Dame the previous week, no excuse for losing this one versus an inferior opponent. Happy to see Frank Solich get a big victory for the Ohio U program, though.
TCU: This is a young team off a HUGE upset, so I can’t be too upset with them. But, definitely a disappointment losing to SMU. Maybe TCU really isn’t very good, judging by OU’s woes. Patterson is an excellent coach, and they’ll rebound.