This weekend was eerily void of marquee matchups. The only matchups between a pair of top-25 teams were No. 16 Nebraska vs. No. 22 UCLA and Oklahoma State hosting Arizona.
UCLA and Arizona have been rewarded for their risk-taking with rankings in the Top 25 while Nebraska and Oklahoma State were exposed.
One of the cringe worthy comedies in recent memory was 2010's Dinner With Schmucks starring Paul Rudd as an ambitious exec who takes part in an office competition to bring the most half-witted guest to the boss' dinner.
That harebrained plot defined the weekend in college football. Besides LSU, and the aforementioned program most of this week's matchups involved overmatched David's against Goliaths.
Although, this philosophy blew up in Arkansas' face, the award for best guest belongs to Florida State, which replaced West Virginia (who was off after a "rivalry" match against Marshall in Week 1) with FCS cellar dweller Savannah State, who has been outscored 139-0 through six quarters of football.
UCLA May Have Best Freshman QB In The Nation In Brett Hundley
While USC continues to fall from their No. 2-ranking, No. 22-ranked UCLA's trajectory have leapt into the Top 25 for the first time since 2008.
Through his first two games, Hundley looks to be the best freshman signal caller in the nation. From his very first college snap, a 72-yard touchdown to the final seconds of his 21-of-33, 322-yard, four touchdown performance the 19-year old has looked he's been playing college football since Troy Aikman was tossing touchdowns in Westwood.
It's hard not to fantasize about the possibilities for UCLA's 6-foot-3, 223 pound, dual threat and the future of Jim Mora's Bruins.
Johnathan Franklin Enters Heisman Convo
Keeping with the UCLA theme, not since Maurice Drew was tearing up the Rose Bowl turf has a Bruins running back been uttered in the same sentence as the Heisman Trophy. Recently, a billboard promoting Matt Barkley's Heisman candidacy was placed and quickly blacked out over UCLA's campus. However, fresh off Franklin's second consecutive 200-plus yard rushing performance voters have been on notice.
Montee Ball faltered, De'Anthony Thomas was outshined by starter Kenjon Barner and Le'Veon Bell cooled down against Central Michigan. Conversely, Franklin blazed through Nebraska's vaunted defense for 276 yards, including 217 by ground.
Anti-Heisman Award: Taylor Martinez
Such is the circle of life. When one Heisman candidacy is born, another is destroyed. Taylor Martinez's purported evolution as a passer was the misleading promise since Dr. Dre's annual Detox release date announcement. One week after a marvelous passing performance, Martinez reverted back into the one-dimensional scrambler that's held Nebraska's offense. Let's face it, Martinez will never develop a Troy Smith or Aaron Murray-type skillset. He's simply Eric Crouch without the mad genius offensive coordinators and minus game breaking ball carriers.