Michigan-Ohio State, West Virginia-Pittsburgh, Auburn-Alabama, Florida-Florida State, South Carolina-Clemson. It's rivalry week in college football.
The slate of games starts Tuesday with Temple at Miami (Ohio). The Owls are 6.5-point favorites at the time of this post.
On Thursday, Texas A&M and Texas square off in Austin. The Aggies are favored by 3.
There are 14 games Friday, highlighted by Auburn at Alabama. The Crimson Tide opened as 3-point favorites, but the line is up to 5 at several sportsbooks. Other games of note: West Virginia at Pittsburgh (-2.5); Ohio (-3.5) at Kent State; Colorado at Nebraska (opened at -24, has dropped to -17.5); Arizona at Oregon (-19.5) and Boise State (-14) at Nevada.
Saturday's games of note: Michigan at Ohio State (-17); South Florida at Miami (-11.5); Mississippi State (-2.5) at Mississippi; Florida at Florida State (-2.5); South Carolina (-3) at Clemson; Cincinnati at Connecticut (-1.5); North Carolina State (-2.5) at Maryland; Virginia at Virginia Tech (-23.5); Georgia Tech at Georgia (-13); Michigan State (-1) at Penn State; Oklahoma at Oklahoma State (-2.5); Brigham Young at Utah (-9.5); Louisiana State at Arkansas (-3.5) and Notre Dame at USC (-4).
Watch Texas A&M defensive lineman Tony Jerod-Eddie grab the junk of Nebraska tight end Ben Cotton after Cotton recovered a Cornhusker fumble in the first quarter.
Cotton, who started kicking Jerod-Eddie after the Aggie defender started giving him the business, was penalized 15 yards for a personal foul. Moments later, he got flagged again for unsportsmanlike conduct, putting Nebraska in a third-and-44 situation.
Cornhusker fans are in a rage over the officiating in Saturday night's game. Nebraska was penalized 16 times for 145 yards. Texas A&M, which entered the game among the most penalized teams in Division I-A, was flagged only twice for 10 yards.
The site TexAgs has posted this video showing Nebraska defensive coordinator Carl Pelini after Saturday night's loss to Texas A&M. It's unclear what exactly happened, but the implication is that Pelini, who is the brother of coach Bo Pelini, attacked the person behind the camera.
Nebraska fans are saying it's nonsense. One explanation has Cornhusker tight end Kyler Reed getting tangled in the camera cord and the person behind the lens yelling an inappropriate comment to Reed. Pelini then jumped in and told Reed to get to the locker room.
But it's no secret that Pelini has a temper. He displayed it last December after Nebraska's controversial loss to Texas in the Big 12 title game. While walking up the tunnel at Cowboys Stadium, he twice turned to the field and screamed, "You should be ashamed to accept that trophy."
There were also rumors early this year, which were tracked by the site Better Off Red, of "some sort of marital indiscretion" involving Pelini and the wife of a booster.
There will be no drama at the top when the Bowl Championship Series standings are released Sunday night, according to the BCS Guru. Oregon, Auburn and Texas Christian, which each had the week off, are expected to retain the top three spots.
However, No. 4 Boise State, winner of 24 consecutive games, will close the gap on the Horned Frogs. The Broncos made a strong case Friday night with a 51-0 victory over Fresno State.
If Boise State doesn't overtake TCU this week, it likely will happen next week. The Broncos play at Nevada, a top 25 team, while the Horned Frogs finish their regular season at lowly New Mexico.
Boise State also has another game to make an impression. It closes the regular season at home against Utah State on Dec. 4.
The No. 3 spot is key because should either Oregon or Auburn lose one of their last two games, the Broncos would likely earn a spot in the BCS title game on Jan. 10 at Glendale, Ariz.
Here are the remaining games for the top four teams:
Oregon: Arizona (Friday), at Oregon State (Dec. 4). Auburn: at Alabama (Friday), South Carolina (Dec. 4, SEC title game in Atlanta). TCU: at New Mexico (Saturday). Boise State: at Nevada (Friday), Utah State (Dec. 4).
Joe Paterno got another victory this week, but this one won't show on his record.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution to honor the Penn State coach for his 400th victory. However, the vote was not unanimous.
Three representatives — Louise Slaughter (D-New York), Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) voted against the resolution, which passed 417-3.
So what gives? Why vote no?
The site Penn State Clips contacted the offices of the representatives to get an answer. Each had their reason, which centered on beliefs that the House has more important matters to tackle.
However, that stance is not consistent with past votes. Last year, Slaughter and Chaffetz voted to approve a similar resolution honoring the New York Yankees for winning the World Series, while DeFazio voted "present."
In other words, it's business as usual in Washington.