Not that a win over Kansas will send a wave of fear throughout college football, but that's the biggest victory a Conference USA team has recorded so far.
The victors? The Rice Owls, stealing a 25-24 victory in Lawrence on Chris Boswell's 45-yard field goal with time expiring.
It was Boswell's fourth field goal, with the others coming from 47, 29 and 29 yards. The final boot also capped the Owls' rally from down 24-13 and ended an 11-loss streak on the road.
Quarterback Taylor McHargue ran 12 yards on third-and-7 to get the Owls in field-goal range. Earlier in the drive, he threw to 265-pound wide receiver Vance McDonald for 7 yards on a fourth-and-4.
The drive was set up by a Bryce Callahan interception, giving Rice the ball at the Kansas 47.
"After Boswell was 3 for 3, and Bryce intercepts that ball, Boswell is saying, 'Just get me to the 45-yard line,' " said Rice coach David Bailiff. "That's a pretty good feeling, knowing your kicker is confident that you just need to get to the 45-yard line and he'll knock a 62-yarder through."
After Marshall plays Ohio this weekend, the Thundering Herd will journey to Rice Stadium for the Sept. 22 C-USA opener for both squads.
The marquee matchup this week will be East Carolina (1-1, 0-0) at Southern Mississippi (0-1, 0-0), East Division rivals who have combined for four of the seven league titles since the C-USA went to two divisions.
Both have lost big to ranked teams, Southern Miss 59-20 to Nebraska two weeks ago and ECU 48-10 to South Carolina last week.
Both teams also have a big issue behind center. They lost quarterbacks to the NFL - Dominique Davis from ECU to the Falcons and Austin Davis from Southern Miss to the Rams - and they face dilemmas on their ultimate replacement.
At Southern Miss, junior Chris Campbell started at Nebraska, with freshman Anthony Alford relieving him. Neither was effective, going a combined 7 of 16 for 75 yards.
Alford is starting Saturday, but coach Ellis Johnson says he will replace Alford if he doesn't produce.
At ECU, junior Rio Johnson has started both games, including the Pirates' 35-13 first-week win over Appalachian State, but he is being benched this week. Sophomore Shane Carden, who went 12-of-18 for 140 yards in relief at South Carolina, will start.
The Gamecocks intercepted Johnson three times and Carden once, and recovered a fumble. The Gamecocks also had 528 total yards and converted eight of their 15 third-down attempts.
"The decision-making by the quarterbacks and taking care of the ball is something that needs to be corrected," said ECU coach Ruffin McNeil.
The teams are meeting for the 38th time, with the Golden Eagles holding a 27-10 advantage. They have played each other every year since 1983.
Tulane has set up a web page for Devon Walker, who suffered a cervical spine fracture last week in the Green Wave's 45-10 loss at Tulsa. Walker, a senior safety who walked on and earned a scholarship, collided head-to-head with a teammate, defensive tackle Julius Warmsley.