College football has nine undefeated teams, and seven of them play away from home Saturday, so odds are there wont be nine undefeated teams Sunday.No. 4 Washington?and No. 7 Nebraska?play their toughest opponents yet. No. 3 Clemson?plays at No. 12 Florida State, where the Tigers havent won in a decade.We havent had a crazy weekend yet, the kind of Saturday where one upset trumps another from early games to late. Why not this one? Time for crazy.1. Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson may be more passer than runner these days, but his competitive fire remains his best asset. Coach Dabo Swinney reminded everyone that after Watson threw the first pick-six of his life against NC State, he completed his next 14 throws (actually, it was 12 of his next 14 throws). Then Swinney noted the third-quarter play when Clemson wideout Mike Williams fumbled at the Wolfpack 4-yard line and NC States?Shawn Boone returned it 70 yards. Tight end Jordan Leggett made the tackle because Watson threw himself into two blockers. Deshaun has all of that other stuff, Swinney said, but that right there, you cant coach that. That comes from the inside.2. Its a long way from Clemson to South Carolina?these days, and a long way from 1-7 UMass, against whom 18-year-old Gamecocks freshman quarterback Jake Bentley threw for 201 yards and two touchdowns last week in his debut, to No. 18 Tennessee?coming off a bye week. While Bentley is the third quarterback the Gamecocks have started this season, he energized an offense that averaged only 14 points per game in its first six games. What made coach Will Muschamp feel good about Bentley was not what he did Saturday. It was Monday. I asked him today on the field, How much film did you get in yesterday, Muschamp said Tuesday, and he said, About two-and-a-half hours. Thats what you want your quarterback to do.3. When Penn State?blocked the kick that rocked Ohio States?world, the Nittany Lions scored their first special-teams touchdown in four years. The Nittany Lions had been the only Power 5 team not to score a touchdown in the kicking game in that time. I drew a direct connection from that failure to the Penn State roster depleted by NCAA-mandated scholarship reductions -- lack of depth, etc. But USC, which had similar reductions from 2012-14, scored 10 special-teams touchdowns -- five punt returns, three kickoff returns and two blocked kick returns -- in those three seasons. Either Penn State didnt get it done, USC did, or both.4. Nuggets unearthed while combing through USA Todays annual survey of head-coaching salaries?released Wednesday: The SEC and the Big Ten each have five of the top 14 highest-paid coaches. But the SEC has the next four. The first Pac-12 coach on the list, David Shaw of Stanford, is 19th ($4.06 million annually). The top Mountain West coach, Tim DeRuyter of Fresno State?($1.51 million) was fired Sunday. The lowest-paid coach ranked in the top 10 listed in the database -- salary information for Baylor is not available -- is Mike Riley of No. 7 Nebraska (42nd at $2.8 million). Three of the top-10 salaries are paid to African-Americans -- Charlie Strong, Kevin Sumlin and James Franklin -- a reminder of the progress already made.5. Speaking of Strong, nowhere is the disparity among the Big 12 membership more starkly illustrated than in head coaches salaries. Bob Stoops of Oklahoma?($5.55 million) and Strong of Texas?($5.2 million) have the fourth- and sixth-biggest paychecks in the game, respectively. The next-highest Big 12 salary, Gary Patterson of TCU, is 20th ($4.01 million). The lowest-paid head coach among the Power 5 conferences, and the only one who isnt paid a seven-figure salary, is David Beaty of Kansas, 1-18 in his attempt to resurrect the Jayhawks. Beaty makes $801,169 per year. The next-lowest paid Power 5 head coach, first-year man Tracy Claeys of Minnesota, makes $1.4 million.6. How about the tumultuous turnover at the top in the Pac-12? The league says that when Stanford dropped out of the AP poll two weeks ago, it was the first time since 1999 that neither Stanford, USC nor Oregon?was?ranked. Its not merely that the Cardinal and the Ducks, the only teams to win the North in the five-year history of the Pac-12, are fourth and sixth, respectively, in the division; its that the only two South teams that have yet to appear in the championship game, Utah?and Colorado, are tied for first in their division. They play on Thanksgiving Saturday; No. 4 Washington and Washington State, both undefeated and atop the North, play the Apple Cup the day before. This could be fun.7. Speaking of the Ducks, if Oregon loses at home Saturday to Arizona State, the Ducks losing streak would reach six games for the first time since they lost the last six games of the 1991 season (and the first two of 1992). Coach Mark Helfrich has begun to look to the future by giving the offense to freshman Justin Herbert. Hes the first Oregon native to start at quarterback since Kellen Clemens in 2005. Thats a reminder that Oregon must find its players outside the state. The Oregonian earlier this year named the top 20 prep quarterbacks in Oregon since the 80s. The only one of recent vintage, Brett Smith, started at Wyoming while the Ducks played Darron Thomas and Marcus Mariota.Custom Packers T-shirts . -- Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Alrdridge were again the go-to duo for the Trail Blazers against the Kings. 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Thirty-eight miles away, Clayton Kershaw was looking dominant in his first minor league rehab start.The Dodgers rotation might suddenly be off life support.Hill pitched six strong innings, Yasmani Grandal hit a three-run homer and Los Angeles beat the San Diego Padres 5-1 Saturday night. The NL West-leading Dodgers stayed two games in front of San Francisco, which edged the Cubs 3-2 earlier in the day.Its just very encouraging, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.He was talking about Hill, but he could have said the same about Kershaw.The Dodgers ace tossed three innings at Class A Rancho Cucamonga, allowing only an infield single, with five strikeouts and no walks. The left-hander threw 23 pitches and finished with another 11 in the bullpen. Afterward, Kershaw said he would be pitching for the Dodgers in four days.Roberts demurred on that one, but Kershaw certainly appears ready to rejoin his team after being sidelined for over two months with a herniated disk in his back.Hill (11-3) allowed one hit, struck out eight and walked two in his second start since the Dodgers acquired him from Oakland at the Aug. 1 trade deadline. The left-hander was scratched at Colorado last week due to a combination of weather and a finger blister.The biggest thing was staying in the moment, he said, and focusing on each pitch and having it come out of your hand the way you wanted it.Hill remains unbeaten in his last 10 starts since May 7 with a career-best eight-game winning streak, going 8-0 in that span with a 1.61 ERA.Theres passion and conviction behind every pitch, Padres manager Andy Green said. Hes attacking, and you can feel that on the other side. His curveball is one of the most effective pitches in the game. We really dont match up well with that pitch. He drops it in the zone on 2-0 counts. Those types of things are almost unfair at times.Kenley Jansen struck out the side in the ninth for his 41st save in 47 chances.Luis Perdomo (7-8) allowed five runs and nine hits in six innings, struck out five and walked none.ddddddddddddThe right-hander tossed a complete game against Miami in his previous start. He came into the game owning a 60 percent ground-ball rate, tops in the National League among pitchers with at least 100 innings.The Dodgers undid that in a hurry in the fourth.They needed just seven pitches in their first four at-bats to break open the scoreless game. Corey Seager singled on the first pitch, Justin Turner singled on a 1-2 offering and Adrian Gonzalez singled on the first pitch, scoring Seager. Grandal came up next and hit his career-high 22nd homer on the first pitch, extending the lead to 4-0.Perdomo had given up just one earned run in 16 innings in his two previous starts.Josh Reddick made it 5-0 in the sixth with his first homer in his 27th game for the Dodgers since being acquired in the Hill deal last month.The Padres lone run came on Wil Myers single in the eighth for his team-leading 76th RBI.TRAINERS ROOMPadres: RHP Tyson Ross played long toss in a pregame workout. The Padres hope to get him on a mound soon to progress him to pitch an inning at some point. They have no plans to start Ross.Dodgers: X-rays on the index and middle fingers of LHP Julio Urias left hand were negative. Roberts said the team wont shut down the 20-year-old rookie because of an innings limit.SNAPPING THE SKIDSeager snapped a 0-for-19 skid with a single in the first inning, and finished the game going 2 for 3. It was the rookies team-leading 48th multihit game of the season.UP NEXTPadres: LHP Christian Friedrich (4-10, 4.84 ERA) makes his 19th start coming off his only relief appearance, a one-inning scoreless stint Tuesday at Atlanta. Friedrich is 0-8 with a 5.96 ERA over his 10 starts since June 29.Dodgers: RHP Jose De Leon makes his major league debut. The 24-year-old finished up his Triple-A season with Oklahoma City with 7 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out 13 without a walk, in a division-clinching win. ' ' '