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College GameDay Final's Trev Alberts, Mark May and Rece Davis weigh in with their biggest impressions from Saturday's action.
Texas realized last year that it had to get tougher in order to beat Oklahoma. Mack Brown brought in new defensive coaches. He started having more contact in practices. He started feeding the ball to Cedric Benson and running his offense between the tackles. Texas came into the game as the top rushing team in the nation, but in the end, Oklahoma ran for 301 yards, and Texas ran for 154. Texas did get tougher, but they're still not tough enough to beat OU.
When Bill Callahan came to Nebraska and installed the West Coast offense, most people knew the program might have to take a step back before it could go forward again. But what happened against Texas Tech was an absolute embarrassment to all the players and coaches who once made Nebraska a national power. What I saw was not progress. Frank Solich may not be Tom Osborne, but his teams would have never given an effort like that.
Pete Carroll reintroduced defense to the Pac-10 a few years ago, and you can see the trend is catching on. Despite all the great athletes USC has, Cal was the team with the better defense on Saturday, and Arizona State will bring another pretty good defense to the Coliseum this week. Some people may call me crazy, but I think you can make a case for the Pac-10 as the best conference in college football this season, and solid defense is the reason why.