I'll admit it. I didn't think it would be remotely possible for Missouri to replicate its rapid-fire offense of the past two years following the departure of stars
Daniel's replacement, sophomore
While the Illini offense looked helpless after losing star receiver
Gabbert was one of several high-profile QBs who put together rousing debuts Saturday:
• Michigan's ballyhooed freshmen,
It's too soon to judge just how improved the Wolverines (3-9 last year) may be, but consider that the last time they faced a MAC team, last Oct. 11, their QBs passed for a combined 120 yards and three picks in a 13-10 loss to Toledo. And while the Rockets went 3-9 last year, Western Michigan went 9-4.
• After a slow start by USC -- the Trojans' first five possessions ended in three punts and two lost fumbles --
Mind you, USC relied far more heavily on its running game (the Trojans ran for 340 yards, highlighted by