BCS Top 25 Football: Early Wednesday Morning One-Liners

Sean MartinCorrespondent INovember 10, 2010

EUGENE, OR - NOVEMBER 6: Quarterback Darron Thomas #1 of the Oregon Ducks looks over the defense in the second quarter of the game against the Washington Huskies at Autzen Stadium on November 6, 2010 in Eugene, Oregon. The Ducks won the game 53-16. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
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The backup quarterback position may not seem like an area of interest for anyone following No. 1 Oregon, but if you remember Dennis Dixon--his injury cost the Ducks a shot at the national title in 2007, and Dixon’s chances at the Heisman that year--then you might care about the depth chart in case Darron Thomas goes down.

One player for No. 2 Auburn is looking to correct his fumbling problem so he can contribute regularly to the Tigers’ offense.

It is looking more likely that No. 3 TCU will soon be a part of an automatic-qualifying conference.

If both No. 1 Oregon and No. 2 Auburn lose a game, could No. 4 Boise State still be on the outside-looking-in when it comes to the BCS National Championship? One man says yes.

The passing game for No. 5 LSU this year has been dreadful, yet its second-most productive game--208 yards--was more than enough to help the Tigers in defeating Alabama.

Jim Harbaugh has No. 6 Stanford in prime position for a BCS bowl, and has been named a semifinalist for the inaugural Joseph V. Paterno Award.

No. 7 Wisconsin should be favored to win its remaining three games, so how is the BCS at-large field playing out?

Part of the reason that No. 8 Nebraska had such a close game with Iowa State last Saturday was because both quarterbacks Taylor Martinez and Zach Lee were out with injuries. The two returned to practice on Monday.

No. 9 Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel was awarded today for something he did off the football field.

The award given to the nation’s best college football player could potentially go to one of two Oklahoma State Cowboys.

No. 11 Michigan State is expecting a few players to return from injury during the Spartans’ bye-week.

No. 12 Alabama is looking to regroup after its loss to No. 5 LSU, fully knowing it will most likely be watching the SEC title game from home.

There might be a rivalry brewing between No. 13 Iowa and Northwestern.

No. 14 Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham thinks TCU is “deserving of their ranking.”

Quarterback Ryan Mallett is still very much in the running to be awarded the Maxwell Award for No. 15 Arkansas.

No. 16 Oklahoma is listed as having the nation’s fourth best recruiting class for 2011 according to Scout.com.

After his least effective game ever for Missouri, quarterback Blaine Gabbert responded to reporters who thought he should have been pulled during the No. 17 Tigers’ loss to Texas Tech last Saturday.

To fix its ways, No. 18 Arizona needs to look towards altering its pass defense.

Head coach Dan Mullen on what No. 19 Mississippi State needs to do in order to beat No. 12 Alabama: “We’ve got to play a great game. Play great defense, take care of the ball, [and] make plays when we have the opportunity.”

Here is an update on No. 20 Virginia Tech wide receiver Dyrell Roberts who suffered a significant injury in the Hokies’ 28-21 win over Georgia Tech last Thursday night.

Here is a look at how No. 21 Nevada did last Saturday, and how it will play an effect when the Wolf Pack take on No. 4 Boise State in three weeks.

Even though neither is currently playing for No. 22 Florida, this big-name former Gator is making huge positive headlines, while another is making negative ones.

No. 23 South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier made significant changes to the practice schedule so that the Gamecocks could rebound from its loss to Arkansas last Saturday.

The quarterback situation for No. 24 Kansas State will come down to whether or not head coach Bill Snyder would like a better passer or a dual-threat fielding snaps.

Two Aggies were awarded Big 12 player of the week honors for their performances against Oklahoma last Saturday in No. 25 Texas A&M’s victory.