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									Game of the Week                                                                                                                Quick Facts
                          No. 3 Oklahoma (4-0) vs. No. 11 Texas (4-0)
                                                                                                                             Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
The 106 edition of the Red River Rivalry should be an exciting game as two top-15                                                 January 2, 2012
and undefeated schools battle for Big 12 supremacy. Last year was a bitter
                                                                                                                                  6:30 p.m. MST
disappointment for Texas, falling to the Sooners 28-20 amidst a 5-7 year. This season,
however, the Longhorns are 4-0 and look to stymie Sooner quarterback and Heisman                                            University of Phoenix Stadium
Trophy hopeful Landry Jones and make their case for the national championship. This                                                Glendale, AZ
game will have a major impact on who wins the Big 12 conference, and could play an                                                73,000 capacity
important role in who lands up in Glendale, Arizona on January 2nd.
                                                 Saturday, October 8
                                                                                                                             Big 12 Champion vs. BCS
                                                     Cotton Bowl
                                                 9:00 a.m. MST • ABC
                                                                                                                                  Insight Bowl
                                                                                                                               December 30, 2011
 USA Today Poll (Coaches)                                                                                                         8:00 p.m. MST
                                                                                                                                  Sun Devil Stadium
   1. Oklahoma               6. Boise St.          11. Michigan            16. Illinois           21. Kansas St.                     Tempe, AZ
                                                                                                                            56,000 Insight Bowl capacity
   2. LSU                    7. Oklahoma St.       12. Arkansas            17. Virginia Tech      22. Florida St.
   2. Alabama                8. Clemson            13. Georgia Tech        18. Florida            23. Auburn
                                                                                                                                   Big 12 No. 3
   4. Stanford               9. Oregon             14. South Carolina 19. West Virginia           24. Arizona St.
   5. Wisconsin              10. Texas             15. Nebraska            20. Michigan St.       25. Texas A&M
                                                                                                                                  Big Ten No. 3
 AP Poll (Media)
                                                                                                                             Countdown to kickoff
   1. LSU                    6. Oklahoma St.       11. Texas               16. West Virginia      21. Virginia Tech

   2. Alabama                7. Stanford           12. Michigan            17. Florida            22. Arizona St.                 Insight Bowl
   3. Oklahoma               8. Clemson            13. Georgia Tech        18. South Carolina 23. Florida St.                         84 days

   4. Wisconsin              9. Oregon             14. Nebraska            19. Illinois           24. Texas A&M
                                                                                                                             Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
   5. Boise St.              10. Arkansas          15. Auburn              20. Kansas St.         25. Baylor
                                                                                                                                      87 days

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                                                                 Here’s a look at some notes from the Big Ten and Big 12
                                                                      The Big Ten is only one of three conferences that have at
                                                                      least five teams ranked in this weeks USA TODAY poll.
                                                                      The Big 12 leads all conferences with five undefeated
                                                                      The Big 12 completed its non-conference slate with a 27-3
                                                                      Since 2006, Oklahoma and Texas have both been ranked
                                                                      coming into the Red River Rivalry.

Television Schedule
 All Times MST
 Thursday, October 6
 Western Kentucky at Middle Tennessee, 4:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
                                                                 This Week in History
 California at Oregon, 6:00 p.m. (ESPN)
                                                                  Here’s a look back at some of those unforgettable moments in
 Friday, October 7                                                college football history for the week of Oct. 3rd - Oct. 9th:
 Boise State at Fresno State, 6:00 p.m. (ESPN)

                                                                      Oct 4, 1969 — College Football Hall of Famer Archie Manning
 Saturday, October 8
                                                                      became the first player in college football history to throw for
 Oklahoma vs. Texas (Dallas, Texas), 9:00 a.m. (ABC)
                                                                      300 yards and rush for 100 yards in the same game as Ole Miss
 UConn at West Virginia, 9:00 a.m. (Big East)                         faced No. 15 Alabama in Birmingham, Ala. Manning threw for
 Minnesota at Purdue, 9:00 a.m. (ESPN)                                436 yards and two touchdowns while adding 104 rushing yards
 Louisville at North Carolina, 9:00 a.m. (ESPN2)                      and three additional scores. Alabama, however, won the game
 Maryland at Georgia Tech, 9:00 a.m. (ESPNU)                          33-32, capped by a 15-yard touchdown pass on fourth down
 Mississippi State at UAB, 9:00 a.m. (SportSouth)                     with 3:42 remaining from quarterback Scott Hunter to wide
 Kentucky at South Carolina, 9:21 a.m. (SEC)                          receiver George Ranager.
 Florida State at Wake Forest, 9:30 a.m. (ACC)                        Oct 5, 1985 — College Football Hall of Fame coach Fisher
 Memphis at Rice, 9:30 a.m. (CSS)                                     DeBerry led No. 15 Air Force past Notre Dame for the second
 Illinois at Indiana, 11:30 a.m. (Big Ten)                            consecutive season, topping the Fighting Irish 21-15 in Colorado
 Boston College at Clemson, 12:00 p.m. (RSN)                          Springs, Colo. The win marked Air Force's fourth-straight
 Iowa at Penn State, 12:30 p.m. (ABC)                                 triumph over Notre Dame. The Falcons climbed as high as No.
 Miami (Fla.) at Virginia Tech, 12:30 p.m. (ABC)                      4 in the Associated Press poll and their eventual 12-1 season
 Missouri at Kansas State, 12:30 p.m. (ABC)                           remains the only top 10 finish in school history
 Florida at LSU, 12:30 p.m. (CBS)                                     Oct. 8, 1949 — Brown made college football history by
 Southern Miss at Navy, 12:30 p.m. (CBSSN)                            becoming the first and only team to intercept 11 passes in a
 Maine at James Madison, 12:30 p.m. (CSNNE)                           single game as the Bears faced Rhode Island in Providence, R.I.
 Pittsburgh at Rutgers, 12:30 p.m. (ESPNU)                            Walt Pastuszak led the Bears with five picks, becoming the se-
 Arizona at Oregon State, 12:30 p.m. (FCS)                            cond defender in college football history to snare five intercep-
                                                                      tions in a game. Pastuszak's feat has only been equaled twice
 Arizona State at Utah, 12:30 p.m. (FSN)
                                                                      since that day. Brown won the game 46-0 en route to an 8-1
 Air Force at Notre Dame, 12:30 p.m. (NBC)
 Michigan at Northwestern, 4:00 p.m. (Big Ten)
 East Carolina at Houston, 4:00 p.m. (CBSSN)                          Oct. 9, 1976 — No. 12 USC, led by College Football Hall of
 UNLV at Nevada, 4:00 p.m. (CST)                                      Fame coach John Robinson in his first year at the school, met
 Auburn at Arkansas, 4:00 p.m. (ESPN)                                 Washington State in the first college football game ever staged
 Georgia at Tennessee, 4:00 p.m. (ESPN2)                              at Seattle's brand-new Kingdome. Trojans tailback and future
 Vanderbilt at Alabama, 4:00 p.m. (ESPNU)
                                                                      College Football Hall of Famer Ricky Bell carried the day,
                                                                      setting Pac-8 records with 51 rushes for 346 yards. USC
 Iowa State at Baylor, 4:00 p.m. (FSN)
                                                                      believed Bell had set the NCAA single-game rushing record, but
 Texas A&M at Texas Tech, 4:00 p.m. (FX)                              an adding error left the runner four yards short of Michigan
 Florida Atlantic at North Texas, 4:30 p.m. (Sun Belt)
                                                                      State's Eric Allen.
 Colorado at Stanford, 4:30 p.m. (Versus)
 Ohio State at Nebraska, 5:00 p.m. (ABC)
 San Jose State at BYU, 7:15 p.m. (ESPNU)
 TCU at San Diego State, 7:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
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Trivia                                                                               Top 10 Individual Performers
                                                                                     Rushing Leaders                              YPG

     Who holds the longest home winning streak in                                    1.    LaMichael James       Oregon           153.25

               college football history?                                             2.    Ronnie Hillman        San Diego St.    151.50
                                                                                     3.    Ray Graham            Pittsburgh       146.80

            Find the answer in next week’s College Football Insider                  4.    Denard Robinson       Michigan         139.25
                                                                                     5.    Marcus Lattimore      South Carolina   135.40
                                                                                     6.    Henry Josey           Missouri         133.25
 Last week’s Question: Who are the only players to win the Heisman,
                                                                                     7.    David Wilson          Virginia Tech    127.80
  the Maxwell, the O'Brein and become the first overall pick in the NFL
                                Draft?                                               8.    Lamar Miller          Miami (FL)       127.75
                                                                                     9.    Trent Richardson      Alabama          124.40
                                                                                     10. Chris Polk              Washington       122.20
        Answer: Cam Newton (2010) and Vinny Testaverde (1986)
                                                                                     Receiving Leaders                            YPG
                                                                                     1.    Kendall Wright        Baylor           155.25
                                                                                     2.    Nick Harwell          Miami (OH)       150.00
Bye Week                                                                             3.    Robert Woods          USC              149.40
                                                                                     4.    Marquess Wilson       Washington St.   137.50
The college football season is long and grueling, so a week off can be a great way   5.    Jordan White          WMU              137.25
to recover. Here are the teams not scheduled to play this week:
                                                                                     6.    A.J. Jenkins          Illinois         126.60
                                                                                     7.    Chris Givens          Wake Forest      124.50

                  Cincinnati                                                         7.    Keenan Allen          California       124.50
                 Colorado St.                      South Florida                     9.    Quinton Patton        Louisiana Tech   120.20
                    Duke                               Tulsa                         10. Jarius Wright           Arkansas         119.50
                   Hawaii                              USC
                 Michigan St.                                                        Passing Leaders                              YPG
                 New Mexico                          Virginia                        1.    Case Keenum           Houston          401.00
                New Mexico St.                      Washington                       2.    Brandon Weeden        Oklahoma St.     398.00
                  Ole Miss                          Wisconsin
                                                                                     3.    Nick Foles            Arizona          375.45
                                                                                     4.    Landry Jones          Oklahoma         361.75
                                                                                     5.    Geno Smith            West Virginia    341.80
Bowl Predictions                                                                     6.    Marshall Lobbestael   Washington St.   333.75
                                                                                     7.    Corey Robinson        Troy             332.00
                                                                                     7.    Tyler Bray            Tennessee        332.00
                               Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
                                                                                     9.    Seth Doege            Texas Tech       328.75
                       CBS (Palm) - Oklahoma St. vs. Michigan
                                                                                     10.   Robert Griffin III    Baylor           327.00
      - Oklahoma St. vs. Oregon
                   ESPN (Edwards) - Oklahoma St. vs. Stanford
                   ESPN (Schlabach) - Oklahoma St. vs. Stanford
                                   Insight Bowl
                           CBS (Palm) - Illinois vs. Baylor
         - Illinois vs. Missouri
                  ESPN (Edwards) - Michigan St. vs. Texas Tech
                       ESPN (Schlabach) - Nebraska vs. Baylor
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Must See TV                                                                                                                      Standings
                                                                                                                                 Big Ten Conference
Tune in for this week’s games you won’t want to miss (All times MST)                                                  Legends
                                                                                                                      Division           Conf      Overall
No. 17 Florida at No. 1 LSU                             No. 12 Michigan at Northwestern
                                                                                                                      Michigan                         5-0
Sat., Oct. 8, 12:30 p.m. (CBS)                          Sat., Oct. 8, 4:00 p.m.. (Big Ten Network)
After a tough loss to Alabama, No. 17 Florida           Michigan is fresh off a 58-0 win over Minnesota,              Michigan St.        1-0          4-1
heads into Death Valley to take on the No. 1            as Heisman Trophy hopeful Denard Robinson
LSU Tigers. Led by its tenacious defense, LSU           contributed to a 38-0 halftime lead. Northwest-               Iowa                0-0          3-1
has defeated three ranked-teams so far this             ern looks to bounce back after a devastating loss
                                                                                                                      Nebraska            0-1          4-1
season and looks to add Florida to its                  last week against Illinois, when it allowed the
impressive resume. The Gators will be                   game-winning TD with six seconds left.                        Northwestern        0-1          2-2
without quarterback John Brantley, who
injured his shoulder in the loss last week.                                                                           Minnesota           0-1          1-4

                                                                                                                      Division           Conf      Overall
No. 15 Auburn at No. 10 Arkansas                        No. 24 Texas A&M at Texas Tech
                                                                                                                      Illinois            1-0          5-0
Sat., Oct. 8, 4:00 p.m. (ESPN)                          Sat., Oct. 8, 4:00 p.m. (FX)
Last year, quarterback Cam Newton led the               Coming off two extremely disappointing second-                Wisconsin           1-0          5-0
Tigers on an array of scoring drives as they            half collapses, Texas A&M looks to rebound
beat Arkansas 65-43 on their way to the                 against Texas Tech. Tech is 4-0 this season, includ-          Penn St.            1-0          4-1

national championship. Newton is gone, but              ing a conference win against Kansas last week.
                                                                                                                      Purdue              0-0          2-2
Auburn has started strong with a 4-1 record,            Last year, Aggie quarterback Ryan Tannehill made
including an upset of No. 10 South Carolina             his first career start against the Red Raiders,               Ohio St.            0-1          3-2
last week. The Razorbacks, led by                       throwing for 449 yards and four touchdowns in
quarterback Tyler Wilson, staged an                     the victory. Texas Tech is led by quarterback Seth            Indiana             0-1          1-4
impressive fourth quarter comeback against              Doege, who ranks ninth in the country in passing
No. 14 Texas A&M, as they outdueled the                 yard per game.                                                             Big 12 Conference

Aggies 42-38 with Wilson throwing for over                                                                            Team              Conf      Overall
500 yards in the victory. This SEC clash                                                                              Oklahoma
                                                                                                                                         1-0           4-0
could have major BCS ramifications.
                                                                                                                      Oklahoma           1-0           4-0

                                                                                                                      Kansas St.         1-0           4-0
Fiesta Bowl Team of the Week                                                                                          Texas              1-0           4-0

Earning a dramatic 40-33 overtime win over arch TCU rival to improve to 4-1 for the first time in a generation, the   Texas Tech         1-0           4-0
SMU Mustangs (4-1) are the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week for games of the weekend of Oct.            Baylor             0-1           3-1
1.The win is SMU's first over a ranked opponent in six seasons as the Mustangs are
off to their best start since going 5-1 to open the 1986 season. In the process, SMU                                  Iowa St.           0-1           3-1
ended TCU's 22-game home winning streak that dated back to the 2007 season.
                                                                                                                      Kansas             0-1           2-2
SMU also notched its first non-conference road win since 1998. "I'm really excited
for the kids, the seniors in particular who have battled through so many things,"                                     Missouri           0-1           2-2
SMU head coach June Jones said after the game.
                                                                                                                      Texas A&M          0-1           2-2

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