Baylor, Arizona State and Ohio State all took big steps forward in The Associated Press college football poll after big wins, while UCLA moved up four spots to No. 14.
Slowing down UCLA’s Brett Hundley was going to be a difficult task for Washington even with dismissed cornerback Marcus Peters and star pass rusher Hau’oli Kikaha in the lineup.
When UCLA visits Washington on Saturday, the Bruins will face three freshmen and a sophomore starter in the Huskies’ secondary.
Auburn has three Heisman Trophy winners in school history. Quarterback Nick Marshall is a rising candidate in this year’s race, and signature moments in November could end up naming him the fourth Auburn player as the Heisman Trophy winner.
At some point this Saturday, Washington’s Shaq Thompson will almost assuredly take a handoff, get through the pileup at the line of scrimmage and run headlong into UCLA’s Myles Jack.
Our expectations before the start of the season can quickly be tarnished in a flash. But no matter what happens, November will always find a way to set the stage for a championship race like no other month can.
With No. 25 UCLA’s season getting grimmer by the week, Brett Hundley and coach Jim Mora just couldn’t bring themselves to embrace the usual football clichΘs about No. 14 Arizona’s visit to the Rose Bowl.
TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin has been the face of a dynamic offense taking the Big 12 by storm, catapulting the Horned Frogs into the thick of the College Football Playoff mix.
Southern California has held a narrow lead in the final moments of a conference game four times this season.
Southern California has no seniors, just three juniors and two eligible transfers in coach Andy Enfield’s second season.
Four starters lost, including three to the NBA draft. A slew of newcomers. There’s some instability at UCLA.
As far as numbers go, Rakeem Cato is a very good player, but to make a run to New York, he will have to go on a tear in the second half of the season.
Is there is a bias toward the SEC that continues to have an impact on the polls? The thought has been around for some time now, but at some point even the most skeptical of college football fans probably needs to come to the realization that the best teams just happen to play in the SEC.
Southern California left tackle Chad Wheeler will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his right knee.
Although Cody Kessler holds one of the highest-profile jobs in college football, his solid season as Southern California’s starting quarterback attracted surprisingly little attention until he threw seven touchdown passes last weekend.