College football – Tennessee, Utah, TCU give us a weekend to remember

Forty names, games, teams and minutiae making news in college football, where Stanford and Marshall are winless against FBS opponents not named Notre Dame:

First Quarter

Well, That Was Fun

Fields were stormed (1) in the south, southwest and Rocky Mountains. There was a catharsis in Knoxville, a comeback in Fort Worth, cojones in Salt Lake City. Cigars were smoked, tears were shed (in victory and defeat), goal posts were topped. Three Top 10 unbeatens lost to lower-ranked opponents. A huge Saturday slate—one of the biggest ever in October—actually over-delivered. It left fans overwrought and overstimulated everywhere, packing maximum entertainment payload.


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