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Stopping Fresno State's Isaiah Burse (Modesto Christian) is possible if a historic flood devastates Boulder.
Fresno State-Colorado is postponed, possibly until Dec. 7. More time for the Bulldogs to prepare for Boise State next Friday night.
Burse returned two punts for touchdowns against Cal Poly. ESPN almost ran them on a continuous loop this week.
Burse did everything that night except choose the uniforms. ... Wait a minute, he was a game captain and did choose the Bulldogs' white helmets, red jersies and white pants.
He got fashion help from defensive lineman Andy Jennings (Pitman High).
Nevada's quarterback today is a game-day decision, which means the choice might be backup Devin Combs (Oakdale, Modesto Junior College).
Combs, the replacement for the injured Cody Fajardo, may receive his first start against a bully five-touchdown favorite Florida State at home in muggy Tallahassee.
Two months away but already anticipated: The Harvest Bowl between powerhouses Turlock and Pitman on Nov. 8.
MJC rattled off a school-record 104 plays on offense last week at Merced. I got tired just reading about it.
Good genes: Pirates offensive lineman Joe Vargas is the grandson of the late Tom Moore, the power source of the Modesto Relays for decades.
A message to Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy: You're a man! You're 40! And your program is dirty!
USC Athletic Director Pat Haden said Lane Kiffin wasn't on the hotseat before the season. Then why are his pants on fire?
Fans chanted "Fire Kiffin" during the loss to Washington State. There were unconfirmed reports that even Traveler quit.
Three distinct no-no's if you're the Texas Longhorns: Do not lose to Oklahoma, do not slouch when the band plays "The Eyes of Texas," and never give up 550 yards on the ground to BYU.
Texas coach Mack Brown is running out of assistants to fire.
Replacing Texas defensive coordinator Manny Diaz was Greg Robinson (ex-Pacific assistant).
Yes, Katy Perry fans, Pacific played football back in the day.
The NFL waffled before fining the Packers' Clay Matthews for his felony assault against Colin Kaepernick. Matthews might have skated if he had not called himself "awesome."
No one ever has called Kaepernick "corny" until he inspired a corn maze near Patterson.
The 49ers attained Anquan Boldin for a sixth-round draft pick. On the street, this is cause for an arrest.
Happy 84th, Arnold Palmer.
Twelve NFL games last week were decided by seven or fewer points. Did Roger Goodell outfit his teams with restrictor plates?
If the Athletics win the AL West, they must extend a sincere thank-you to the Pirates (swept the Rangers this week).
The Dodgers might clinch the NL West against the Giants this weekend. Methinks the angst comes more from the Giants fans than the players.
Cal football in a nutshell: The Bears had the team but not the quarterback the last six years. Today, they have the QB (Jared Goff) but not the team.
Burse carried the Crusaders to a 2009 state title. Former coach Pat Hill threw him into the Fresno State lineup without a redshirt year.
Why? Because he envisioned those pass catches and punt returns.
Bee staff writer Ron Agostini can be reached at email@example.com or (209) 578-2302. Follow Ron via Twitter, @modbeesports.