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Morning Playbook – Kent State wins, Kiffin leaves early and Louisiana Tech players are sexy (and they know it)

Kent State 23, Buffalo 7 (AP Recap) – It was not the most MACtion-packed weeknight game we have seen but it did offer up some good moments, including a successful Hail Mary touchdown from Buffalo to close out the first half of the game. Unfortunately for the home town Bulls, Buffalo didn't have a prayer for the rest of the game with Buffalo going just 3-for-13 on third downs and giving up 239 rushing yards as Kent State took a 23-7 victory Wednesday night. Buffalo turned the football over four times as well.

Tonight's Game: BYU at No. 24 Boise State – We have a pretty interesting game setting up tonight out west. BYU dropped out of the top 25 after losing a tight one at rival Utah, and the Boise State Broncos have proven to be a tough cookie at home on the blue turf. Boise State's offense will be put to the test against another stingy defense, although perhaps not as physical as Michigan State. The Cougars have allowed just 241 yards per game after three games and they have sacked opposing quarterbacks 13 times. This game kicks off at 9 p.m.. eastern on ESPN.

More headlines from around the college football world after the jump…

We are only entering week four of the college football season, but we took a look at some of the coaches who are already on the hot seat. Speaking of, Auburn's Gene Chizik certainly could use Cam Newton right about now, no? Is Les Miles the Bane to Chizik's Batman?

How much power should a conference commissioner be given to suspend players? We discussed this topic in our latest Meeting of the Minds.

Logic and reason will only get Derek Dooley so far, according to our Bloguin friends over at Checkerboard Chatter.

One game this weekend that is really intriguing is the Big 12 match-up between Kansas State and Oklahoma. Can the Sooners avoid an upset against Bill Snyder's Wildcats? Here is our early analysis.Another game we are all keeping an eye on is the ACC bout between Florida State and Clemson. The latest Crystal Ball Run Podcast reviews this game with Bud Elliot from Tomahawk Nation.

Dan Wetzel's column on Dabo Swinney's long road to restoring Clemson's national prominence is worth a read. [Yahoo! Sports]

Penn State president Rodney Erickson gave acting athletic director Dave Joyner a vote of confidence [CBS Sports]. Penn State is also working to settle a number of lawsuits [AP via FOX Sports].

ACC commissioner John Swofford talked football status and Notre Dame with Tony Barnhart. [CBS Sports]

TCU is without leading rusher Waymon James for the rest of the season. [AP via New York Times]

Notre Dame is starting a noise campaign in hopes of creating an intimidating atmosphere. [CBS Sports] A noise campaign? Really Notre Dame? So much for wondering if we can take them seriously now. [No 2-Minute Warning]

John L. Smith has $300 in cash and just $500 in his checking account. Smile! [USA Today]

Mel Kiper thinks Alabama is a little overrated. [Al.com]

Commissioners to add another game to the playoff format? [CBS Sports]

Southern Mississippi has a black-out t-shirt available for their September 29 game against Louisville. [Conference USA]

Who are the worst college football teams of the BCS era? [Athlon Sports]

Alabama fan running back logic.

Tennessee fan gets "Power T" facial hair. [Kegs 'n Eggs]

The key to Arizona's 3-0 start? Popsicles. [Larry Brown Sports]

Utah has officially revealed their all-black uniforms and black helmets. [No 2-Minute Warning]

Video of the Day

USC head coach Lane Kiffin and the school have made it clear they will not discuss injuries with the media. So when Kiffin was asked about players' status Kiffin made a quick exit stage right so quickly you would have thought he was leaving the Tennessee job.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=cX844T-EYUw?rel=0

Bonus Video of the Day

Louisiana Tech has taken great strides recently in putting together some viral content, and this is the latest piece of evidence work art. Louisiana Tech is sexy, and they know it.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=0uuWPmxleZE?feature=player_embedded

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Kevin McGuire

About Kevin McGuire

Contributor to College Football Talk on NBCSports.com. Member of the FWAA and National Football Foundation. College Football Hall of Fame voter. Also managing Bloguin's NittanyLionsDen.com and Macho-Row.com.

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