1. Northern Illinois is a possible BCS buster. Jordan Lynch has Northern Illinois in position to steal a BCS spot. They are now 4-0 having beaten Purdue and Iowa. They now have to run the MAC table to have a chance at college football’s big dance.
2. Never poke the bear. It always surprises me when an up and coming team feels the need to rile up a highly ranked opponent. Going into this week Ole Miss made press by saying that they could score on Alabama and insinuated that they could knock off the top ranked Tide. While I did think that Bo Wallace and company could at least give Bama a game, Nick Saban used this as motivational material for his defense. The offense did struggle again, but Ole Miss was held without a single point.
2. Clint Trickett should have been the starter in West Virginia from day one. The Mountaineers coaching staff should be questioned after they took three losses before putting in their star transfer Clint Trickett (from FSU). He stepped in and beat Oklahoma State who was ranked 11th in the nation. He was a little rusty with two interceptions, but his leadership and 309 yds with a TD was key in the victory.
3. Iowa could be a contender in the Big Ten. The Hawkeyes are 4-1 with their only loss being to the aforementioned Norther Illinois. Running back Weisman is the next solid rusher and already have 615 yds. Iowa has some tough games and need to beat Michigan, but have a chance in a weak “legends” division.
4. LSU vs. Georgia was one of the better games of the year, but did show weaknesses on defense. Aaron Murray and Zach Mettenberger lit up the opposing defenses which could be a larger concern for both teams, but the back and forth battle made for great television. If they keep winning, the both will have their chance at winning the SEC, which likely will go through Alabama.