And if rivalries aren't your thing, you can stay up late to watch Southern California face one of its final tests when Fresno State comes to town. The Bulldogs have one loss — by three points at Oregon — and have a recent tradition of toppling some big schools, including Colorado, Wisconsin, Virginia, Kansas State, UCLA and Oregon State. It is not a good time for USC to be looking ahead to its finale against UCLA.
No. 1 Southern California vs. No. 16 Fresno State, 10:15 p.m.
UCLA may still be left on the Trojans schedule. Fresno State, however, will be their toughest opponent. This would be the ultimate prize for giant-killer Pat Hill and the Bulldogs. They could make SC fans and the BCS sweat for most of this game. Southern California 40, Fresno State 23.
The boys at CSTV should be taking some notes from Erik Smith. Amsinger? Curtis? Who knows maybe they could be right and Fresno State does get blown out of the water. If that did happen it would be a surprise not the norm and most experts agree.