Ron Higgins, Memphis Commercial Appeal: No complicated explanation why South Florida hammered Memphis. It was a team with BCS-quality speed and strength against a non-BCS league team that was not as fast and not as strong.
Greg Hansen, Arizona Daily Star: Arizona ended a decade lost in a football wilderness with a victory over Brigham Young in Las Vegas.
Sarah Rothschild, Susan Miller Degnan and Manny Navarro, Miami Herald: Three more Miami players were suspended for the Emerald Bowl, bringing the total to four, including quarterback Robert Marve, who discussed possibly transferring with his high school coach.
Camille Powell, Washington Post: Despite the loss to Wake Forest, Navy's senior class will rank among the most successful in program history.
Kelly Lyell, Coloradoan: Colorado State's Gartrell Johnson saved his best game for his last game, bowling over Fresno State defenders in leading the Rams to victory.
Kyle Tucker, Virginian-Pilot: Virginia Tech could be without three starters when it plays Cincinnati in the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Day, coach Frank Beamer said.
Drew Edwards, Knoxville News-Sentinel: According to Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin, his father’s contract includes a clause that would prohibit him from leaving for another NFL team or any college team that wasn’t coached by his son.
Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Iowa State basically traded its head coach to Auburn for the Tigers’ defensive coordinator. Won’t it be rich if the Cyclones get the better of that deal?
Joseph Person, Columbia State: South Carolina is having trouble selling its allotment of tickets to the Outback Bowl.
Associated Press: Duke has given David Cutcliffe a two-year contract extension. His deal now runs through 2015.
Kevin Donahue, FanBlogs: ESPN is pushing to get Miami-Florida State game back on Labor Day weekend.
Scott Wright, Oklahoman: The Holiday Bowl matchup between Oklahoma State and Oregon could threaten the bowl's record for points — 91