Robinson out for year: Mississippi State quarterback Sleepy Robinson is out for the season, doctors confirmed. Robinson must have reconstructive surgery after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in Thursday's 30-6 victory over Florida. The injury ended Robinson's college career, but he said he hopes to get a shot at playing in the CFL. Sophomore Greg Plump becomes the starter.
Tough guys: Alabama came into the weekend leading the nation in total defense (143.6 yards), rushing defense (46.5) and passing defense (96.75) and third against scoring (7.25). In its 48-7 whipping of South Carolina, the Tide gave up 43 rushing yards, 148 passing yards and 191 total yards. Incidentally, Alabama has won 15 consecutive games, the third-longest winning streak in the country, behind Miami and Washington.
Fire the um never mind: Arkansas' loss to Georgia dropped it to 1-4. It's the Hogs' worst start since they opened the 1958 season 0-6. The coach then was Frank Broyles. Good thing he wasn't the athletic director, too.
Running wild: Texas A&M beat Texas Tech 19-17 behind a ground game that gained 381 yards. Starting tailback Greg Hill had 141 yards on 32 carries before being injured in the fourth quarter. Backup Rodney Thomas, also a sophomore, had a career-high 179 yards on 24 carries. Each scored once.
Sign in, please: They should have been playing The Name Game _ the mid-'60s song by Shirley Ellis _ in College Station, Texas, as three players named Hill _ none related _ scored in the A&M-Tech game. Greg Hill scored for A&M, while fullback Bruce Hill and wide receiver Lloyd Hill scored for Tech.
No help at all: Stanford coach Bill Walsh spent the past two seasons as the color analyst on NBC's broadcast of Notre Dame games, but he said that didn't play a part in the Cardinal's upset victory. Walsh: "There was no familiarity. Being an average analyst _ which has been written and which was true _ it was all I could do to just remember home towns, hobbies and winning the fishing derby and still getting the names wrong."
Can you say "no chance'? Oklahoma has won 29 of its past 31 meetings with Iowa State after a 17-3 victory. Clemson has won 27 in a row over Southern Conference foes after dismantling Tennessee- Chattanooga 54-7.
Political football: There was a doubleheader at Rice Stadium. In the first game, Texas downed Rice 23-21. On Saturday night, Houston played Southwestern Louisiana. Houston plays its home games at the Astrodome. But the Houston Astros, who have first call on Astrodome dates, had to switch a home game to this weekend to accommodate the Republican convention in July.
Rolling along: Michigan, seeking a fifth consecutive Big Ten Conference title, have won 14 conference games in a row after beating Iwa. Michigan's last Big Ten defeat was in 1990, when Iowa beat the Wolverines 24-23 in Ann Arbor.
_ Compiled by Mike Huguenin