Five things to watch this week in college football.
1: USC plays at Oregon State in the Friday night time slot usually reserved for Boise State. No one has to remind Trojans fans of the 2008 loss in Corvallis that ended up costing them a shot at the national title. The good news is Jacquizz Rodgers is now in the NFL.
2: There's a good reason Florida State decided to honor Bobby Bowden last weekend against North Carolina State instead of this weekend against Miami. Bowden had a losing record against the Hurricanes and he joked his tombstone might read "He played Miami."
3: This year's "cocktail party" between Georgia and Florida in Jacksonville, Fla., was supposed to be a showdown of national title contenders from the Southeastern Conference East. Instead it features two injury-riddled, three-loss teams trying to catch Missouri.