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Notre Dame Showing Why They are the Fighting Irish Tops a Great Weekend in College Football Action

I think I've said this the last few weeks, but I couldn't have meant it more than I do this week--what a weekend in college football action!

This weekend had it all. The defending national champs were pushed to their limit before barley escaping Baton Rouge with a win. Kansas State easily controlled the Oklahoma State Cowboys, but lost Colin 'Optimus' Klein to an injury; it is unknown how bad and whether he'll play next week against TCU. Kinks in Oregon's armor were made apparent by Matt Barkley and the Trojans, but the Ducks were still able to waddle away with a win.

The game of the week has to be the one between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Pitt Panthers. You would think that the No. 3 team in the nation would be able to handle a ho-hum Pitt team, but the Panthers are not half bad and really  took it to the Fighting Irish. Credit has to go to Everett Golson for being able to rally the guys late in order to tie the game.

Much like the Stanford game a few weeks earlier, this one had to go to overtime. Rather than try to tell you about (because I can't do it justice) why don't you just watch the video (***overtime starts around the 5:06 mark):

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Lucky for fans, the action is only going to get better next week. LSU showed that Alabama can be beat; Texas A&M could have the talent to do it. Florida appeared to still be hung over after the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party last week. Low and behold--the Indiana Hoosiers have a shot at a BCS game?

For all that and so much more all you need to do is check out the gallery!

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