EARLY UPSETS: Four of the nation's top 13 teams lost over the weekend, including No. 1 Miami. Brigham Young quarterback Ty Detmer passed for 406 yards and three touchdowns Saturday night in Provo, Utah, as the No. 16 Cougars defeated the Hurricanes, 28-21. It was the Hurricanes' third loss in their last 55 regular season games.

"Ty Detmer is unbelievable," Miami Coach Dennis Erickson said. "He's a great, great quarterback and he showed it tonight."

Other highly ranked losers were No. 9 Clemson, which lost to Virginia, 20-7; No. 11 Illinois, which fell to Arizona, 28-16, and No. 13 Alabama, which was shocked by Southern Mississippi, 27-24.

An idle team -- Notre Dame -- was the weekend's big winner. The Irish are sure to be back as No. 1 in this week's poll.

HOME SWEET FRESNO: Tailback Aaron Craver rushed for 175 yards and two touchdowns Saturday night to lead Fresno State to a 24-17 victory over New Mexico. Quarterback Mark Barsotti had a career-high 301 yards passing, completing 27 of 38 attempts as Fresno State had 518 yards in total offense and extended its home winning streak to 18 games.

FABULOUS FINISH: With eight seconds remaining and the scored tied at 29, Utah defensive tackle Greg Reynolds blocked a 28-yard field goal attempt. Lavon Edwards picked it up and went 91 yards to score as the Utes (2-0) defeated Minnesota, 35-29. "It was a fitting end to a crazy game," said Minnesota Coach John Gutekunst.

NO BOUNCE PASSES: Brad Johnson, a 6-foot-5 basketball player turned quarterback, threw three touchdown passes and Edgar Bennett scored three times as No. 3 Florida State defeated East Carolina, 45-24. Bennett caught two short scoring passes and added a 10-yard touchdown run to extend major college football's longest winning streak to 11 games.

LIKE OLD TIMES: After a slow start, redshirt junior David Klinger, replacing departed Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware, threw for 426 yards and five touchdowns as No. 24 Houston defeated UNLV, 37-9, in the debut of Coach John Jenkins. "It was over at the half," Jenkins said. "{Running back Chuck {Weatherspoon} dropped a pass right off the bat, then David was a little bit tense, it looked like. Then it was just like old times. We went down the field -- bang, bang, bang, touchdown."

Cougars wide receiver Manny Hazard, who set an NCAA record with 142 catches last season, dislocated his elbow in the second quarter and did not return. He'll miss three weeks.

TIDE TROUBLES: Siran Stacy, Alabama's leading rusher and an All-Southeastern Conference pick in 1989, suffered a season-ending knee injury in the Crimson Tide's loss to Southern Mississippi. His backup also was hurt, which could leave Coach Gene Stallings with a gaping hole at tailback.

Stacy suffered a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the third quarter and backup Derrick Lassic suffered a pulled left hamstring muscle.

THIS WEEK: Maryland, coming off its big 14-10 win over West Virginia at Morgantown, returns home Saturday, sort of. The Terrapins play revenge-minded Clemson at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. Navy travels to Charlottesville to play the cause of Clemson's grief: Virginia. Among other locals, Georgetown plays at Gallaudet, Catholic hosts Randolph-Macon and Bowie State is on the road for a third straight week, playing Morgan State.