Death Valley won't be so intimidating if Tigers can't fix their offense ... SOUTH CAROLINA 17-13
No. 4 Florida (minus 7½) at Vanderbilt
Gators have won 21 straight against Commodores ... FLORIDA 17-9.
No. 5 West Virginia (minus 4½) at Texas Tech
Can Mountaineers stay focused in between trip to Texas and home game against K-State? ... TEXAS TECH 38-35.
No. 6 Kansas State (minus 6½) at Iowa State
Wildcats have won four straight in series, all by eight or less ... KANSAS STATE 28-24.
No. 17 Stanford (plus 8½) at No. 7 Notre Dame
Cardinal have won three straight against Irish ... NOTRE DAME 23-13.
No. 8 Ohio State (minus 17) at Indiana
Braxton Miller Heisman hype picking up steam ... OHIO STATE 40-17.
No. 10 Oregon State (plus 6) at BYU
QB injuries have both teams scrambling ... BYU 12-10.
No. 11 Southern California (minus 12) at Washington
Trojans are second-most penalized team in the nation at 10 per game ... USC 28-17.
Boston College (plus 28) at No. 12 Florida State
Seminoles return home in a bad mood ... FLORIDA STATE 45-14.
No. 13 Oklahoma (minus 3) vs. No. 15 Texas at Dallas
Big 12 elimination game; one group of fans is going to be really ticked off ... OKLAHOMA 28-27.
No. 18 Louisville (minus 3) at Pittsburgh
Panthers have been a hard team to decipher ... LOUISVILLE 28-24.
Tennessee (plus 3) at No. 19 Mississippi State
Huge game for Vols with Alabama, South Carolina up next ... TENNESSEE 35-31.
Syracuse (plus 7) at No. 20 Rutgers
Orange DE Brandon Sharpe had four sacks vs. Pitt last week ... RUTGERS 21-13.
Fordham (no line) at No. 21 Cincinnati
Been a long time since the Seven Blocks of Granite were playing for Fordham ... CINCINNATI 58-10.
No. 22 Texas A&M (minus 8) vs. No. 23 Louisiana Tech in Shreveport, La.
Biggest hurdle between Bulldogs and BCS bid ... TEXAS A&M 52-24.
Fresno State (plus 7) at No. 24 Boise State
Conference rivals again, Broncos have won six straight in series ... BOISE STATE 31-21.
Illinois (plus 23½) at No. 25 Michigan
Denard Robinson coming off 235-yard rushing performance against Purdue ... MICHIGAN 39-14.
Last week's record: 15-5 (straight); 11-7 (vs. points)
Season record: 101-20 (straight); 58-46 (vs. points)
Best bets: 2-4.
Upset specials: 3-3.
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