Sam Ross Jr., Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Penn State's Joe Paterno was once again forced to the press box for Saturday's game against Purdue. The working story is that he injured his right leg in practice before the first game doing an onside kick, but Paterno muddied the waters explaining his condition in Saturday's postgame press conference. He also wore unmatched shoes and had to steady himself with the podium.
Anthony Gimino, Tucson Citizen: Have Washington players quit on coach Tyrone Willingham? Arizona players sensed the Huskies were throwing in the towel.
Steve Lowe, South Bend Tribune: Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh and his players were upset with the officials after the loss at Notre Dame, and the teams got into a postgame scuffle. "When you're at a place like Notre Dame, all the calls are going to go their way," Cardinal safety Bo McNally said.
Brian Christopherson, Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska's Bo Pelini said he would try and track down Missouri's Gary Pinkel after Tiger quarterback Chase Daniel called the Cornhuskers "one of the dirtiest teams I've played." Daniel said a Nebraska player spit on him in pregame warmups.
Austin American-Statesman: Sally Brown, the wife of Texas coach Mack Brown, fractured a wrist while hiking on the Mesa Trail above Boulder before the Longhorns' game against Colorado.
Joshua Kinder and Marshall Moore, Manhattan Mercury: No traffic problems Saturday in Manhattan, where Kansas State fans were streaming out of Bill Snyder Family Stadium early during a 58-28 loss to Texas Tech.
Evan Woodbery, Mobile Press-Register: Auburn's Tommy Tuberville says he plans no shakeup of his offensive coaching staff after the loss to Vanderbilt. Reporters were not allowed to speak with offensive coordinator Tony Franklin after the game.
Erica Perez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin officials interviewed members of the university marching band one at a time Saturday as part of their investigation into "serious hazing allegations," officials said.
Ben Koo, Koo's Corner: An Ohio State fan is reinvigorated by the Buckeyes' 20-17 victory at Wisconsin. "Chris Wells is no doubt the best running back in college football when healthy. Terelle Pryor is freaking awesome and maybe further along then [Vince Young] was in college."
Ted Lewis, Times-Picayune: Congratulations to Army, which ended the nation's longest losing streak at 10 by routing Tulane, 44-13. "I want to apologize for our poor performance, " Green Wave Coach Bob Toledo said. ... Washington now has the nation's longest skid at seven.
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