Kyle Ringo, Boulder Daily Camera: Colorado's Dan Hawkins is being criticized after passing up two opportunities for field goals in a 58-0 loss at Missouri. The Buffaloes had gone 242 consecutive games without being blanked.
Scott Bordow, East Valley Tribune: There’s no way Arizona State should lose by 34 at home to Oregon. Either the players have quit on Dennis Erickson or there’s a divide in the locker room that’s tearing the team apart.
John Adams, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Tennessee is 3-5, but the Volunteers' biggest loss occurred in the offseason when David Cutcliffe left for Duke.
Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune: The bowl folks are already schmoozing and salivating over Notre Dame’s re-entry into the bowl sweepstakes after a year of non-Shreveport purgatory.
Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: After Penn State beat Ohio State, USC is looking down a path to the national title game that may require the football equivalent of drawing an inside straight in poker.
Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Florida's Urban Meyer is still hot over Georgia's end zone celebration last year. He should take a lesson from Steve Spurrier, who went 11-1 against the Bulldogs, and keep his team loose.
Tim Stephens, Orlando Sentinel: Vanderbilt, which started 5-0, is suddenly no lock to end a bowl drought that dates to 1982.
Angelique S. Chengelis, Detroit News: Members of the Louisiana State student body somehow got a hold of the cellphone number for Georgia's Knowshon Moreno last week. Moreno eventually had to deactivate the number. Then he punished the Tigers by rushing for 163 yards in the Bulldogs' 52-38 victory.
Get The Picture: Breaking down the Southeastern Conference as teams head for the stretch run.
Marc Morehouse, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Iowa fans are planning a "Greene Out" for the Hawkeyes' Nov. 8 game against Penn State to honor running back Shonn Greene.