South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore is the most impressive freshman running back since Oklahoma's Adrian Peterson, in 2004. The 6-foot, 218-pound bruiser gashed No. 22 Georgia's defense for 182 yards and two TDs on 37 carries in a 17--6 win for the 24th-ranked Gamecocks... . UCLA installed the Pistol offense this season in hopes of energizing its woeful attack. It hasn't worked. The Bruins, who were shut out 35--0 by No. 25 Stanford, could be looking at a winless September with games against Houston and Texas up next... . Air Force is the latest quality program to emerge from the Mountain West. Led by QB Tim Jefferson(below), the Falcons' option offense racked up 409 rushing yards in a 35--14 rout of BYU, ending a six-year losing streak to the Cougars.
RUSSELL LANSFORD/ICON SMI (JEFFERSON)