Commentary

Texas better off without McCoy Heisman

Updated: October 1, 2009, 1:01 PM ET
By ESPN Stats & Information | Special to ESPN.com
1. Since the preseason poll began in 1950, this is only the third time that the AP top 10 for Week 5 has included as many as four teams with a loss. In both previous years, 1963 and 1977, there was only one team in the nation with a perfect record at the end of the regular season, and both times it was Texas.

In 1963, the Longhorns were crowned national champs and went on to beat Navy and Heisman winner Roger Staubach in the bowl game. In 1977, Texas had the Heisman winner in Earl Campbell and lost its bowl game (and the national championship) to Notre Dame. Will history repeat itself in the regular season? If so, the Horns might be better off without Colt McCoy's winning the Heisman.

2. From the "nearly impossible to believe" department: Alabama has scored more than 30 points in each of its first four games of the season for the first time since 1920. Bama coaching legend Paul "Bear" Bryant was a mere 7 years old then, and had not yet earned his famous nickname.