Ron Higgins, Memphis Commercial Appeal: New Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen learned a simple lesson on Saturday. When it's third down and six inches from the touchdown that could give your team its first victory over a top 10 opponent since 2000, you don't call a jump pass thrown by a 5-11 quarterback who has already had several passes batted down during the game.
Shannon Shelton, Detroit Free Press: Michigan State gives the appearance of a team in some state of disarray, continually tinkering with the starting lineup in an effort to find some combination that works. The quarterback situation, once a source of positive anticipation, looks more and more like a source of confusion. No running back has proven consistent enough to be the main ballcarrier.
Drew Sharp, Detroit Free Press: Are you ready for Michigan-Michigan State week? Pardon Sharp while he yawns.
Cam Inman, Oakland Tribune: Looming on the possible horizon for California: a snowball that resembles the 2007 avalanche that sent the Bears from a possible No. 1 ranking to six losses in their final seven regular-season games.