T.J. Simers, Los Angeles Times: UCLA's Rick Neuheisel is running out of time and excuses.
Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle: Stanford needed a lot of Luck if it was going to beat Oregon. It didn't get it and now the quarterback has lost his grip on the Heisman.
Cedric Golden, Austin American-Statesman: In one afternoon in Columbia, Mo., Texas went from stud to dud.
Gil LeBreton, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: In Boise, they were already taking votes for who they wanted Boise State to play in the Bowl Chanpionship Series title game. Then Texas Christian came to town.
Berry Tramel, Oklahoman: Oklahoma State did what great teams do: Smash an inferior opponent's hopes early and often.
Rick Cleveland, Clarion Ledger: The question was how much of a hangover would Alabama have from its bruising loss to Louisiana State? Mississippi State found out that it wasn't nearly enough of one.
Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: It was the defining game for Iowa and the Hawkeyes defined themselves as also-rans.
Steve Kelley, Seattle Times: Washington's season suddenly appears to be regressing, not progressing.
David Jones, Harrisburg Patriot-News: At Penn State, football is still the means to a far-off end.
Tom Shatel, Omaha World-Herald: There is a reason for being and a reason for playing the Nebraska-Penn State game.
Rick Bozich, Louisville Courier-Journal: A 38-8 smack in the molars from Vanderbilt is certain to jar the faith of even the dwindling number of believers in Kentucky coach Joker Phillips.
Chuck Landon, Huntington Herald-Dispatch: Tulsa fans weren't the only ones who didn't show up at Chapman Stadium. Neither did fans of the hometown Marshall Thundering Herd.