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September 15, 2008

The envelope, please: Dienhart's awards

Rivals.com senior national writer Tom Dienhart gives us a quick look at what he liked and what he didn't like from Week 3:

Photo of the week
Georgia dodged a bullet when South Carolina's Mike Davis fumbled late in the game just as it looked like he would go in for the tying touchdown.

COACHES

Wish I were him: Pete Carroll, USC
Glad I'm not him: Greg Robinson, Syracuse
Lucky guy: Rich Brooks, Kentucky
Poor guy: Joe Tiller, Purdue
Desperately seeking a clue: Jim Tressel, Ohio State
Desperately seeking a P.R. man: Bret Bielema, Wisconsin
Desperately seeking sunglasses and a fake beard: Rick Neuheisel, UCLA
Desperately seeking ... anything: Rich Rodriguez, Michigan

TEAMS

Thought you'd kick butt, and you did: Missouri
Thought you'd kick butt, you didn't: Arizona State
Thought you'd get your butt kicked, you did: Washington
Thought you'd get your butt kicked, you didn't: Maryland
Man, they're good: LSU
Man, they're bad: Virginia
You ain't fooling anybody (in a bad way): Notre Dame
You're fooling everybody (in a good way): Iowa
Did the season start? South Carolina
Can the season end? Rutgers
Can the season never end? Baylor

GAMES

Play this again: Oregon 32, Purdue 26 (2OTs)
Never play this again: Missouri 69, Nevada 17
What? BYU 59, UCLA 0
Huh? Maryland 35, California 27
You kidding me? UNLV 23, Arizona State 20
Told you so: New Mexico 36, Arizona 28

PLAYERS

Strike the pose: BYU QB Max Hall's seven TD passes for 272 yards passing vs. UCLA.
Did you see that? Michigan State RB Javon Ringer's 43 carries for 282 yards and two TDs vs. Florida Atlantic.
That hurts: Oregon QB Justin Roper's knee injury at Purdue.
Isn't that special: Trindon Holliday's 92-yard punt return vs. North Texas.

NEXT WEEK

Ticket to die for: LSU at Auburn
Best non-BCS matchup: Boise State at Oregon
Upset alert: Arkansas over Alabama in Fayetteville
Must win: Tennessee over Florida in Knoxville
Great game no one is talking about: Wake Forest at Florida State
Intriguing coaching matchup: Georgia's Mark Richt vs. Arizona State's Dennis Erickson
Who's bringing the body bags? USF at Florida International
Why are they playing? Massachusetts at Texas Tech
Plenty of good seats remaining: Northeastern at Syracuse
Mercy rule, anyone? Rice at Texas

Tom Dienhart is a national senior writer for Rivals.com. He can be reached at dienhart@yahoo-inc.com.



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