Designated Read: Move over, Baby Mangino
• Baby Mangino, you had a hell of a run. You achieved internet glory and are surely a robust and take-no-prisoners schoolchild by now. We wish you all the best, and must now pass your mantle to another:
Best Halloween costume ever #ThrowbackThursday #kstate twitpic.com/b59y5x
— D. Scott Fritchen (@DScottFritchen) October 18, 2012
• No. 2 Oregon 43, Arizona State 21. Stewart Mandel took in last night's carnage in Tempe:
For exactly three plays Thursday, No. 2 Oregon looked mortal. On second down of the Ducks' first possession, the quarterback fumbled. One play later, Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly threw a 28-yard touchdown.
"I don't know if there can be a worst start," said Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti. "And then we decided that maybe, possibly we wanted to play today."
• SMU 72, Houston 42. Oh, just SMU scoring 31 points in a single quarter, that's all. This entire football season is beginning to fill us with a vague horror.
• Schedule matters. Vanderbilt broke a date with Northwestern without so much as a phone call, the rakes! Northwestern announced this morning that the Wildcats will replace the Commodores on their schedule with Western Michigan. Vandy has also canceled a meeting with Ohio State, so let's all join in wishing the 'Dores the very best of luck against this murderers' row of non-con opponents. In other value-added news, Maryland and Wisconsin have scheduled a two-year home-and-home series for 2020 and 2021.
Kentucky has the hardest schedule in the conference because it does not get to play Kentucky.• Goods and services. Texas edition! Let Burnt Orange Nation instruct you in the meatly arts. Preferably while wearing this here T-shirt ... Jerry Kill graciously offers to fight his doubters ... savor some West Virginnyan pickin' and singin'.
— Jason Lieser (@PBPjasonlieser) October 18, 2012