The other college football top 25: A beating USC hadn’t seen since Whittier Reform School
18. NO, THE PLAY OF THE YEAR SO FAR. In life, when you’re standing at the back of the end zone, and life is hurling at you some whirring 53-yard field-goal attempt, just try to hold steady, catch it and start running, as did Houston captain Brandon Wilson. You never know where you’ll end up.
3. THE HOUSTON CULTURE. It has congealed into something ferocious under second-year Coach Tom Herman, and it’s hard to congeal something when residing in a city that’s actually a gigantic steam room.