How do you think Bo Pelini would feel about his Nebraska Cornhuskers throwing two interceptions in the first half of Friday's loss to Iowa? He would be happy about it? Seriously. Quint Kessenich of ESPN is on the receiving end of this one.
Howie Kussoy, New York Post: Auburn has been a nice story, but the Tigers' strength is its running game. Alabama's strength is its run defense. In a battle of power vs. power, it will be no match. This game fails to live up to the hype. Roll with the Tide.
Double D, Boston Herald: Ohio State, coming off lackluster efforts against Illinois and Indiana, is a 16-point favorite at Michigan. But don't expect the Buckeyes to struggle for a third consecutive week. Lay the points.
Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Michigan State has already secured a spot in the Big Ten title game, but that doesn't mean the Spartans are going to take their foot off the pedal. Take the Spartans and give the points against Minnesota.
Matt Youmans, Las Vegas Review-Journal: Florida State is a 27-point favorite over Florida, but that's a gimme. The bigger story remains the status of quarterback Jameis Winston.
Reno Gazette-Journal: The handicappers are rolling with Clemson, over on the Texas A&M-Missouri game and Michigan.
Bruce Feldman, CBS Sports.com: Look for Fresno State to win a shootout against San Jose State and Clemson to hold off South Carolina.
Tom Fornelli, CBS Sports.com: Man vs. Woman vs. Machine: Although Fornelli has a losing 63-64-1 record, he leads woman and machine in the standings.
Jon Wilner, College Hotline: His Pacific 12 picks of the week include Washington State, Notre Dame and USC.
Phil Steele, New York Post: Steele is 12-13-1 on the season. He will lay it on the line with Ohio State and Missouri.
Wiz correspondent Greg Laughlin spent Tuesday night in frigid Dekalb, home of the Northern Illinois Huskies, who were playing host to Western Michigan. Northern Illinois completed an undefeated regular season with a 33-14 victory and advanced to the Mid-American Conference title game on Dec. 6 at Ford Field in Detroit.
Not all has gone smoothly in the relationship between ESPNU and Scott Siepker. This video on Carl Pelini's resignation was given the thumbs down by the network. It did air several weeks later on WHO-TV in Des Moines.