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LeGarrette Blount has rushed for 132 yards and two touchdowns in each of Oregon's past two games.
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Here are 10 things I'm buzzing about at the outset of Week 4:

1. Am I the only person who thinks Florida is going to march into Knoxville and comfortably beat Tennessee? Yes, every game in the SEC is challenging -- especially on the road -- but I expect the Gators to win their fourth straight game against the Vols in convincing fashion. Florida may not prevail by 39 points (like in last season's 59-20) drubbing), but the Gators will put sizeable sum on the board while containing Arian Foster and Montario Hardesty.

2. I have a huge man crush on LeGarrette Blount and I want the world to know it. For a guy who stands 6-foot-2, 240 pounds, Blount can move. And once he gets to that second level of the defense, watch out! The Ducks are yet again unsettled at quarterback, so expect a heavy dose of Blount and Jeremiah Johnson against upside-minded Boise State.

3. Can't say I watched too much of LSU's beatdowns of Appalachian State and North Texas, so I don't know how to gauge the emergence of Charles Scott (23 carries, 262 yards, four TDs). Insert Auburn's imposing defense. Loaded with speed and NFL talent, the Tigers' D is the ultimate test for any running back. If Scott can gain 100 yards against Sen'Derrick Marks & Co., he's definitely for real.

4. Notre Dame's in for a rude awakening at Michigan State. I won't go as far as saying Javon Ringer will single-handedly outgain the Irish ... but it could be close.

5. Iowa at Pitt -- Kirk Ferentz vs. Dave Wannstedt. Which fan base will be cursing their head man's name by day's end? Looks like the folks at FireDaveWannstedt.com have lost their passion for the cause -- the domain's on the market for the bargain price of $1,000.

6. I still don't understand what Mike Sherman is trying to do with Jorvorskie Lane. Lane piled up 44 rushing touchdowns in his first three years, but he's only carried the ball seven times in Texas A&M's first two games. Who cares if he's a fullback nowadays -- A&M must ride the "J-Train," a.k.a. "The Round Mound of Touchdown," a.k.a. "The Lufkin Muffin."

7. Georgia barely got by South Carolina last week and some folks really let 'em have it. Don't be the least bit surprised if the Dawgs make a statement against the Sun Devils. Since 2000, Arizona State is just 2-10 against ranked teams in Sun Devil Stadium.

8. Same old Rutgers? A loss at Navy would drop the Scarlet Knights to 0-3, and that's definitely not out of the question. Rutgers struggled to stop the run in its first two games, and Navy leads the country with 370 rushing yards per game.

9. North Carolina's D looked pretty mediocre in Week 1, giving up 391 yards of offense to McNeese State. But the Heels completely stifled Rutgers last week. Which version will show up in a huge game against Virginia Tech today?

10. I think it's safe to say Houston QB Case Keenum has taken to new coordinator Dana Holgorsen's offense. As C-USA Freshman of the Year last season, Keenum threw 14 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions. Through three games in the offense Holgorsen brought over from Texas Tech, Keenum boasts a beautiful 13-to-1 touchdown-to-interception rate. Not too mention he's pretty fleet-footed. Colorado State's D will definitely have its hands full.

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