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There was Wide Right I, Wide Right II and Wide Right III.There was the 1987 classic between Florida State and Miami, when 10 future NFL first-round draft picks took the field at Doak Campbell Stadium for a "Game of the Century" that actually lived up to its lofty billing. The Hurricanes took the lead on a memorable touchdown by Michael Irvin, then knocked down FSU's two-point conversion pass in the closing minute of a 26-25 victory.
Michael Irvin helped Miami own the 1980s, when the Hurricanes captured three national titles.
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Florida State quarterback Chris Weinke led the Seminoles to their second national title in 1999.
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Bobby Bowden has won two national championships and 12 ACC titles in his time at Florida State.
1. Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame
It's never too early to put a Notre Dame quarterback in the Heisman Trophy discussion, right? Clausen completed 15 of 18 passes for 315 yards with four touchdowns in a 35-0 rout of Nevada.
2. Max Hall, BYU
Hall threw for 329 yards and two touchdowns in a 14-13 upset of No. 3 Oklahoma, throwing the winning score with 3:03 to play.
3. Jerrod Johnson, Texas A&M
Johnson gives the Aggies hope in coach Mike Sherman's second season. He completed 31 of 41 passes for 349 yards with two touchdowns in a 41-6 blowout of New Mexico.
4. Blaine Gabbert, Missouri
Chase Daniel's replacement didn't show many jitters in a surprisingly easy 37-9 victory over Illinois. Gabbert threw for 319 yards with three touchdowns and ran for another score.
5. Case Keenum, Houston
One of the country's most underrated players, Keenum went 23-for-30 for 359 yards with four touchdowns in a 55-7 rout of FCS opponent Northwestern (La.) State.
This wasn't the kind of start these teams (or leagues) had in mind.
One league team beat an FBS opponent -- Clemson defeated Middle Tennessee 37-14. But ACC teams went 0-2 against Colonial Athletic Association schools, with Virginia falling to William & Mary and Duke losing to Richmond.
4. New Mexico
The state's two FBS schools both kicked off new coaching eras with losses. New Mexico was drilled by Texas A&M, and New Mexico State lost 21-6 to Idaho.
5. Chip Kelly, Oregon
Few coaching changes have been worse in an opener. The Ducks had 152 yards of offense in a 19-8 loss at Boise State, then lost star tailback LeGarrette Blount for the season because of his infamous punch.
These playmakers carried their teams on Saturday.
1. Ralph Bolden, Purdue
The sophomore ran 21 times for 234 yards with two touchdowns in a 52-31 win over Toledo. It was the third-highest single-game rushing total in Purdue history.
2. Mark Ingram, Alabama
Ingram helped the Crimson Tide wear down Virginia Tech's defense in the second half of a 34-24 victory, running for 150 yards and one touchdown on 26 carries. He also caught a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
3. Jahvid Best, California
If a tailback is going to win the Heisman Trophy this season, it might very well be Best, who ran for 137 yards and two touchdowns in a 52-13 rout of Maryland.
5. Eric Decker, Minnesota
The All-American candidate hauled in nine catches for 183 yards in the Gophers' 23-20 victory in overtime at Syracuse.
These coaches' back sides are heating up after only one game.
1. Al Groh, Virginia
The Cavaliers' new spread offense produced seven turnovers and 12 first downs in the inexcusable loss to William & Mary.
3. Mark Snyder, Marshall
The Thundering Herd trailed FCS opponent Southern Illinois 14-7 at the half, before rallying for a 31-28 victory at home.
4. Steve Kragthorpe, Louisville
The Cardinals trailed Indiana State, one of the worst FCS programs in the country, by a 7-3 score at the end of the first quarter. Louisville won the game, 30-10.
5. Mike Price, UTEP
In what might be a make-or-break season for Price, the Miners committed 12 penalties in a 23-17 loss to Buffalo.