So in South Bend last night, the Only Somewhat Fighting Irish of Notre Dame lost again, this time coming from 10 points ahead to lose to a Stanford team that was coming off two straight blowout losses and was playing without its star running back, Christian McCaffrey.
This dropped the Irish to 2-5 on the season, with Miami, Navy, Virginia Tech and USC still to come.
Three-plus hours south, meanwhile, in Bloomington, Indiana fell behind No. 10 Nebraska, then made a fight of it, eventually falling 27-22 because the Cornhuskers kicked a field goal with 45 seconds to play, forcing Indiana to have to score a touchdown to catch them. An interception ended the Hoosiers' last threat.
With the loss, Indiana fell to 3-3, but looked more and more like a football team no one in the Big Ten can sleep on anymore.
Which makes you think Notre Dame is thanking Saint Knute and the rest of the football gods that Indiana -- Indiana, for cryin' out loud -- isn't on its schedule this year.
I told you it was a heretical thought.