Before we get beyond Christmas to the playoff, there will be plenty of action worth watching, including Fresno State's Marcus McMaryion against Arizona State and a Wisconsin-Miami matchup in which both teams have a lot to prove.
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D'Andre Ferby scored a pair of touchdowns and Western Kentucky jumped on Louisiana Tech early and made it hold up for a 30-15 win on Saturday.
Steven Anderson ran for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to give Southern Mississippi a 21-20 edge over Louisiana Tech on Saturday.
J'Mar Smith passed for 314 yards and a touchdown and Jaqwis Dancy ran for 80 yards and three TDs to help Louisiana Tech pull away in the second half for a 28-13 victory over Rice on Saturday night.
Nick Fitzgerald threw for 243 yards and four touchdowns and No. 21 Mississippi State beat Louisiana Tech 45-3 on Saturday night.
J'Mar Smith threw for 217 yards and a touchdown and Louisiana Tech beat Florida Atlantic 21-13 on Friday night to snap the Owls' 10-game home winning streak.
J'Mar Smith threw for 309 yards and a touchdown and Louisiana Tech beat UTSA 31-3 on Saturday night.
Amik Robertson blocked a 46-yard field goal attempt with 33 seconds left to help Louisiana Tech beat previously unbeaten North Texas, 29-27, in a Conference USA opener on Saturday night.
Nick Brossette scored three touchdowns, Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed for a career-high 136 yards and two TDs, and No. 6 LSU beat Louisiana Tech 38-21 on Saturday night in a game infused with far more tension than expected.