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Texas has been outscored by 97 points in its last 3 games. How long can this go on?

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Crying eyes of Texas. Texas got blown out by Notre Dame 38-3, in a performance that can only adequately be described as terribleBurnt Orange Nation asks whether we can still say that Texas is making "progress" under Charlie Strong, especially after the Texas youth movement got off to such a shaky start.

After three straight blowout losses (48-10 to TCU in November, 31-7 to Arkansas in December), things need to change for Texas, which ranks dead last in 2015 total offense.

Playoff bound? You might not want to admit it, but Notre Dame is really, really good. The Irish got some bad news Sunday, though: Star running back Tarean Folston is out for the year with a torn MCL.

Oh, you want to fire Mike Leach? Washington State hit a new low in its loss to FCS Portland State, and it's worth wondering whether the Cougars can ever catch up in the Pac-12 arms race. Just in case you were wondering, here's a look at Leach's contract and buyout.

A Star Trek fan explains why it's hard to believe the K-State band's spaceship wasn't an NSFW Jayhawk, but here's the Wildcat band perspective.


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Weekend reaction podcast. The Solid Verbal "overreacts properly" to the opening weekend.

Penn State disaster. Penn State's 27-10 loss to Temple was bad, but even worse was how inept the offense looked, as quarterback Christian Hackenberg was sacked 10 times. How on earth is the coaching that badThings are going to get worse before they get better.

Tonight, No. 1 Ohio State has to make it out of Blacksburg. Why Cardale Jones is the Buckeyes' best option against Virginia Tech.

Dominant Wildcats. Northwestern showed in its 16-6 demolition of Stanford that the young talent on defense is starting to show its potential. So, after two straight years of missed bowl games, how do the Wildcats adjust their expectations?

Confident Cardinals. Louisville had a brutal first half in its loss to Auburn, but there is still a lot for the Cardinals to be excited for after the near-comeback and the emergence of Lamar Jackson.

New-look FSU. Here's what we learned about Florida State's new QB and his offense after the Seminoles' victory over Texas State.

Opening of the new Vols era. Tennessee has a good offense, as the Volunteers proved in their win over Bowling Green, but the secondary might be a major concern.

Bad Boilers. There was one game on Sunday and it featured Purdue looking pretty competent! But the Boilers threw two pick-sixes, one on their potential game-winning drive, falling to Marshall 41-31. Though quarterback Austin Appleby did throw a touchdown while stiff-arming a defender!

The case for Mason. Vanderbilt has been awful so far under Derek Mason, but withhold judgement for now.

Week 2 odds! Week 2 betting lines are out, with Tennessee and Mississippi State early home underdogs and Oregon-Michigan State opening even.