Surprises from September

After 3-0 starts, Arizona State and Michigan State find themselves 3-2 with tough opponents on Saturday. Both programs better turn things around in a hurry before their seasons become unglued, Kirk Herbstreit writes.

Updated: October 6, 2006, 2:43 PM ET
By Kirk Herbstreit | Special to
Now that the first month of the season is behind us, three story lines emerged heading into the first weekend of October.

Kirk Herbstreit

College Football analyst
Kirk Herbstreit has been an ESPN college football studio analyst since August 1996. Herbstreit, who joined ESPN in September 1995 as a college football sideline analyst for ESPN2, is also a game analyst for ESPN's Thursday night college football telecasts.