Washington has been eliminated from College Football Playoff consideration after checking in at No. 18 in Tuesday's latest rankings.
The word rivalry when applied to college football might invoke thoughts of hostility, but Saturday's matchup between UCLA and No. 11 USC at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum takes on a sort of mutual admiration.
It is possible that Nebraska will not have its regular quarterback when the Cornhuskers visit No. 10 Penn State on Saturday.
It's all about the response.
Following a 31-7 loss to then fourth-ranked Penn State on Oct. 7, Northwestern sat at 2/3 and had yet to notch a conference win. Head coach Pat Fitzgerald said afterward that the team had backed "itself into a corner."
Notre Dame defensive coordinator Mike Elko used some rather profane words addressing Miami's "turnover chain" in a pregame diatribe in an attempt to fire up the Irish last week.
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