College Football Saturday: USC Business To Remain Unfinished

A whole bunch of blowouts and Pitt's upset of No. 13 Virginia Tech led to a crowded round of Saturday night headliners, where Stanford, Notre Dame and Florida prevailed. Here's your complete Week 3 TV schedule.

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Snap Judgments: Stanford, Notre Dame Among Stars Of Get Back Saturday

Stanford, Florida, Florida State, and Notre Dame all looked like teams that earned their programs past glory on Saturday. USC? Not so much.

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Chuckie Keeton In A Losing Effort

I do not care that the Utah State kicker missed the game-winning field goal. This was still awesome.

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Josh Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Borrowing from our Syracuse blog, let's all watch Josh Nunes ... juke? In slow motion?

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And we'll go ahead and follow that up with Zach Ertz following in Nunes' footsteps.

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Derek Dooley Is Unimpressed

There have been some fun moments in Florida-Tennesssee. This, by far, is my absolute favorite. It needs to be hung on a wall in a museum.

Derek Dooley is unimpressed. With everything.

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Hey! Pitt Won A Game!

Let's check in with the fans...

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Perfect,

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Marqise Lee, Robert Woods Are Loggers

You see, they're playing Stanford.

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Robert Woods is wise. Always use the chainsaw.

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Oh No, UAB

If you look at the box score, this is what you'll see:

Jonathan Perry rush, fumbled, recovered by SCaro D.J. Swearinger at the SCaro 35, D.J. Swearinger for 65 yards, to the UAB 0 for a TOUCHDOWN. Adam Yates extra point GOOD.

But no. No that doesn't quite describe it.

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Yep, that's all sorts of derpy.

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Furman Vs. Clemson Final Score: Tigers Quick Strike Offense Overwhelms Paladins 41-7

Clemson put on an offense clinic Saturday against Furman, racking up 498 total yards while only holding the ball for 21:41minutes of play in their 41-7 victory over the Paladins.

Running back Andre Ellington put the Tigers on the board first with a rushing touchdown from 10 yards out in the middle of the first. From there, Clemson would score 10 more unanswered points including a 59-yard run from WR Sammy Watkins off a sweep in which he showed off his speed.

Furman would get their only touchdown of the day off a 37-yard pass from QB Reese Hannon to freshman WR Jordan Snellings shortly after but from there it was all about the Tigers.

Clemson would go on to score 24 straight points without a rebuttal from Furman when QB Tajh Boyd began to air it out more. Both of Boyd's touchdown passes on the day came on second-half touchdowns of 30-plus to TE Brandon Ford and WR Martavis Bryant.

On defense, the Tigers' tackling wasn't the sharpest today but it didn't matter much when their potent offense had four touchdown drives of two minutes or less.

Box Score Hero: WR Sammy Watkins finished only 1 yard shy of leading the Tigers despite getting only one attempt thanks to his 58-yard, second-quarter TD sprint. Not only was it the longest run of his career but it was also his first rushing touchdown. He also chipped in four receptions for 58 yards.

Rankings Ramifications: Clemson is probably locked into their No. 11 spot unless a team ranked above them is knocked off later this evening. Their real chance at catapulting up the top 25 will be next week when they visit No. 5 Florida State.

But Did They Cover? The Tigers offense may have put up some eye-popping numbers but they still came up short of fulfilling their 40-point favorite status.

For More On This Game: For additional Clemson football coverage, head on over to Shakin the Southland.

Next Week's Schedule: The Tigers now head South next Saturday for an ACC battle with a Florida State team who has turned in two consecutive 50-plus shutouts. Furman visits Presbyterian as they continue their search for that elusive first win.

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Bo Pelini Leaves Nebraska Game In Ambulance, According To Report

Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini, who'd been suffering from some sort of ailment earlier in his team's game against Arkansas State on Saturday afternoon, has reportedly left the stadium in an ambulance, according to ESPN. There's no word yet as to just what sort of illness or injury he's undergoing, but we'll hopefully find out good news soon.

He had remained in the locker room after the Huskers came out for the second half, saying, "Not feeling real good," as he headed in at the break. He appeared to be presenting his condition in a positive light.

Pelini, 44 years old, had also had his pulse checked on the sideline during the first half. He had to sit down for a moment as well.

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Watch A Replay Of This Week's 'The Solid Verbal' Live

The Solid Verbal is live on SB Nation Saturday evening, with Dan Rubenstein and Ty Hildenbrandt recapping Week 3's big games and previewing the huge Notre Dame-Michigan State game.

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Notre Dame Vs. Michigan State Will Be Won On Big Passing Plays

Despite Michigan State's Top 10 ranking, this game (8 p.m. ET, ABC) is rather even on paper. Will home field advantage carry the Spartans to a 3-0 record against young Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson? Or will defense keep the Irish in the game long enough to connect on a couple of big plays?

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Rootability, Week 3: Cheer For The Ultimate Underdog

College Football Rootability attempts to sort out the most likable teams in the weekend's given matchups so that the uninvested fan can clearly stake claim on one team or the other in whatever they happen to be watching. It makes little sense and is entirely unscientific, but so is college football. Enjoy.

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Control Your Remote: Michigan State, Notre Dame In Week 3's Must-See Clash

Michigan State's showdown with Notre Dame is one of the best choices on the docket for Week 3 of the 2012 college football schedule.

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BCS Impact Games, Week 3: USC-Stanford Showdown Has Millions At Stake

USC's trip to Stanford could have a major impact on the college football Top 25 and alter the national title race. But, with TV in play, it could be even bigger than that.

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College Football Betting Picks, Week 3: Tennessee Stops The Florida Streak

College football betting picks for Week 3 as Florida travels to Tennessee, USC trips to Stanford, and Arkansas hosts Alabama. Can Tennessee take down Florida? Will USC roll Stanford?

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Watch 'Shutdown Fullback' Preview Week 3 Of College Football

Having perfected the art of the college football preview, the world's only college football show journeys through Heaven and Hell in search of Week 3 truths.

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