West Virginia and Louisville picked the wrong day to play one of the great games of last season. The Mountaineers and Cardinals played a triple overtime classic in which West Virginia rallied for 17 points in the fourth quarter and won, 46-44. But it was the same day - Oct. 15, 2005 - that Southern California beat Notre Dame, 34-31, and grabbed all the national headlines.
Tonight, West Virginia and Louisville have the stage to themselves.
No. 3 West Virginia (plus 11â2) at No. 5 Louisville
Big East's best combine to average 79 points per game ... WEST VIRGINIA 33-30.
No. 1 Ohio State (minus 27)
Buckeyes haven't given up TD in eight quarters. ... OHIO STATE 38-10.
Ball State (plus 331â2) at No. 2 Michigan
WR Mario Manningham (knee) could be back for Wolverines ... MICHIGAN 39-3.
Oklahoma State (plus 17) at No. 4 Texas
Longhorns' shaky pass defense faces another potent passer in Bobby Reid ... TEXAS 44-24.
Arkansas State (plus 31) at No. 6 Auburn
Tigers DE Quentin Groves leads SEC with 7.5 sacks. ... AUBURN 35-6.
No. 7 Florida (minus 151â2) at Vanderbilt
Gators have won 16 straight in series but needed two OTs to win last season ... FLORIDA 27-13.
No. 14 LSU (minus 3) at No. 8 Tennessee
Tigers first visit to Neyland Stadium since 2001 ... TENNESSEE 24-21.
No. 9 USC (minus 29) at Stanford
USC back on track ... USC 38-7.
UCLA (plus 17) at No. 10 California
Home team has won last six in series ... CAL 30-14.
North Carolina (plus 271â2) at No. 11 Notre Dame
First meeting since 1975 ... NOTRE DAME 44-10.
No. 12 Arkansas (minus 21â2) at South Carolina
UA has won five of eight vs. other USC under Houston Nutt ... SOUTH CAROLINA 24-21.
No. 16 Boston College (minus 4) at No. 22 Wake Forest
Winner has inside track to ACC championship ... BOSTON COLLEGE 20-19.
Penn State (plus 7) at No. 17 Wisconsin
P.J. Hill, Big Ten's top rusher, should play ... WISCONSIN 21-17.
No. 18 Oklahoma (minus 3) at No. 21 Texas A&M;
Aggies trying to go 9-1 for first time since '98 ... OKLAHOMA 26-20.
Maryland (plus 16) at No. 19 Clemson
Terps' 11th-ranked rush defense in ACC faces league's best running team ... CLEMSON 40-17.
No. 20 Ga. Tech (minus 6) at North Carolina State
Yellow Jackets need two wins in last three ACC games to earn title-game berth ... N.C. STATE 20-17.
No. 23 Virginia Tech (minus 2) at Miami
Teams have split last six meetings in Orange Bowl ... MIAMI 23-21.
Washington (plus 13) at No. 24 Oregon
Huskies have yet another hurting quarterback ... OREGON 42-20.
Arizona (plus 16) at No. 25 Washington State
Cougars have won four straight ... WASHINGTON STATE 28-10.