Wolverines enter State in unfamiliar territory
Elsewhere, Southern Cal finds itself in the sandwich this week, facing its toughest opponent, Arizona State. The Trojans are ripe for upset having just won an emotional game at Oregon with another big one coming up against Notre Dame (Oct. 15). The Sun Devils could be the best team in the Pac-10 this year and this spot could be USC's Waterloo.
Tennessee +6½ over LSU: This is a game Tennessee has to win and probably will. As pointed out last week, the Vols' road record in the last few years is tremendous -- they've won 16 of their last 19 road games outright. Last time out, the Vols' defense outplayed Florida and they were unlucky to lose. The extra days due to Hurricane Rita has given Tennessee time to heal. Starting Erik Ainge at quarterback is a good move in light of the 461 yards LSU gave up to Arizona State in the opener.