Twenty-five teams remain undefeated heading into the fifth week of the college football season. While teams such as Alabama, Ohio State and Boise State continue to dominate the national headlines, others are lurking just outside of the Top 25. Will one of these unbeaten dark horses creep into BCS Bowl contention? Which squad has the best chance to be this year's Cincinnati? Here's a look at the contenders.
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Kansas State running back
The rest of Boise State's season might not be such a cake-walk after all. Following a 52-31 pasting of Cal on Sept. 17, Nevada steamrolled BYU with a dominating 27-13 performance last Saturday. If the Wolf Pack can keep afloat at Hawaii and Fresno State, they could host Boise on Nov. 26 for a shot at the WAC title. Spearheading Nevada's success is the two-headed rushing tandem of quarterback
After waxing Miami (Ohio) 51-13 last Saturday, Missouri heads into a bye sporting a noteworthy 4-0 record. The Tigers face very winnable games in their next two contests (versus Colorado, at Texas A&M), which could make Missouri a surprising 6-0 heading into late October. That's when
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Defense wins championships. That's what Texas A&M is banking on. The Aggies have held opponents to a meager 255 yards per game during their three opening victories. The competition -- Stephen F. Austin, Louisiana Tech and Florida International -- has been weak, though. The Aggies will need preseason All-Big 12 quarterback
The Hoosiers are 3-0 to start a season for the first time since, well, last year. Indiana rolled to three straight wins in 2009 before dropping seven of its last eight to finish last in the Big Ten. The Hoosiers will try to avoid a similar fate this season, beginning with a brutal two-game stretch against Michigan and Ohio State starting this Saturday. Look for quarterback