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The USC Trojans have looked more like an all star team than a football team for the better part of two years and it caught up to them again in a stunning loss to 41 point under dog, Stanford.

John David Boooooo-ty was booed off the field as his 4 interceptions in the second half allowed the Cardinal to shock the world under first year coach Jim Harbaugh. Harbaugh denied any interest in the Notre Dame job. Pete Carroll denied that he was on the hot seat after yet another conference loss.

The Trojan coaching is under suspicion for not establishing an identity and for not running the ball enough. Troy could over power teams running the ball and win with their defense but they insist on the putting the game in the incapable hands of the worst Heisman candidate since Ron Powlus.

"This just isn't ‘Trojan Football' that we're seeing," groused Trojan booster and Real Estate magnate Farnsworth "Figgie" Figglebottom IV. "Music at practices, soft recruits and too damn much throwing of the ball. Carroll better straighten this mess out fast. This isn't what we paid for."

The Notre Dame formerly Fighting Irish woke up the echoes of Knute Rockne as they won at the Rose Bowl in their first trip since the legendary Rockne beat Stanford there.

The mercurial Bruins were in another down side of their bipolar existence and they crashed and burned under the weight of yet another injury to Ben "Mrs." Olsen, the fragile Bruin QB. Led by their walk on quarterback, who has a bunch of hyphenated names, UCLA hoped to duplicate their big win over the Huskies, but instead handed the winless Irish the game on a silver platter of turnovers.

National columnists who were so enamored with comparing Weis to Willingham now have more grist for the mill as Chuck cuts Ty's win lead in half and now only trails 2-1 after doing what the Huskies couldn't.

This Saturday night of football in LA may not compare to fires or earthquakes but football fans now know what the big one of disasters feels like in football. The WSU Cougars led by record setting quarterback Alex Brink lost to ASU in Dennis Erickson's return to the Palouse.

Erickson was asked how it felt to be back in Pullman.

"I coached here? Whoa, that was a lot of brain cells ago, dude. How did I do?"

Next up for the Sun Devils is a visit from the Washington Huskies. Asked how it felt to be coaching against a team from Seattle where he once coached, Erickson said,

"I coached in Seattle? Whoa, that was a lot of brain cells ago, dude. I think I might be on probation up there for some stuff."

ASU is 6-0 and can get bowl eligible with a win over the Huskies.

ASU – 42 UW – 20
Oregon State routed Arizona as the wrong Stoops continues to struggle to put anything together. At least brother Bob had a good day in leading Oklahoma over Texas.

Cal is next for the Beavers and Oregon welcomes WSU to Eugene in a homecoming for Alex Brink, the record setting quarterback.

Cal assumes the mantle of Pac 10 front runner but they better beware of the eager Beavers. The Ducks should roll the reeling Cougars.

LSU came from ten points down to beat Urban Legend and the Florida Gators. South Carolina knocked off Rich Brooks Kentucky Wildcats as Kenny Wheaton was unable to score.

Gary Pinkel's Missouri Tigers crushed the former Nebraska Cornhuskers 41-6. Next up for Mizzou is Oklahoma. Show me.

Butch Davis led North Carolina to a shocker over his former Canes of Miami. Ron Zook led Illinois to a shocker over #5 Wisconsin. The road looks wide open for the Buckeyes who routed Purdue.

It was just another week of college football where you expect the unexpected. Stay tuned for more exciting action this week. We'll be there to recap all the action for you.

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