Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman: If Colt McCoy can get stripped of the ball, retrieve it in one motion on the run and throw downfield for a 23-yard completion, well, it just may be Texas' year.
Bob Wojnowski, Detroit News: For Michigan State, this was a disaster in every way. The Spartans' defense wasn't ready, and just as important, quarterback Brian Hoyer wasn't ready, and that's a concern.
Drew Sharp, Detroit Free Press: Progress? Michigan's loss at Penn State bore a predictable resemblance to other losses this season. The 2008 season isn’t a watershed moment for the program. It’s a woodshed moment.
Michael Hunt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin can neither stop the run nor run the ball nor do anything to the standard that once defined Badger football. Otherwise, life is good in Madison.
Sean Keeler, Des Moines Register: When someone asks you what a "complete football debacle" looks like, pull out a DVD of Nebraska 35, Iowa State 7 and pop it in the machine. Then kindly excuse yourself from the room to throw up.
Mark Bradley, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: He needs to issue an apology after misleading readers. He thought Georgia would be a great team. It isn’t.
Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: We're about to find out of if Alabama noseguard Terrence Cody is Tyrone Prothro Light.
Steve Kelley, Seattle Times: Washington coach Tyrone Willingham is going down after this season. That isn't debatable. But he didn't have to take down freshman receiver Cody Bruns with him.
Bud Withers, Seattle Times: The streak is over. After scoring in 280 consecutive games, Washington State was shut out by USC, 69-0. That was the second-longest ongoing streak (Michigan has 295) and the fourth-longest in history.
Greg Hansen, Arizona Daily Star: Arizona's ease of victory over California was a thing to behold.
David Teel, Newport News Daily Press: Virginia Tech had 68 seconds to travel 71 yards to score the winning touchdown against Boston College. For an inept attack it was impossible.