Scott Siepker returns after one week in ESPN exile and tackles clock stoppage after first downs, the pointless two-minute warning and fantasy football. And it wouldn't be complete without a shot at the Bugeaters.
Malia Wollan, New York Times: Fresno State loves its Bulldogs, but so does a violent gang, which at its height was responsible for 70% of the city's shootings. Three of four inmates in the Fresno County jail are members of the Bulldogs. Things have gotten so out of hand that school officials once considered dropping the Bulldog logo. "My advice was absolutely not. Do not touch the logo ... If you change it, the gang wins," Jerry Dyer, Fresno’s police chief, said.
Matt Trogdon, Streaking The Lawn: Mike London might be close to losing his job, but is the Virginia coach to blame for a 2-8 record? There's evidence suggesting that the problems extend beyond the players and staff and into the athletic department, where an over-eager administrator has been making decisions that are out of his depth.
Keith Sargeant, Asbury Park Press: Rutgers announced a hike in ticket prices for next season, but an analysis of ticket distribution revealed complimentary tickets accounted for an average of more than 20% of the stadium capacity last season, even ballooning to one third of the announced attendance for one game.
Associated Press: Colorful comments by Evan Spencer suggesting that Ohio State would "wipe the field" with Alabama or Florida State have been twisted. Read his full exchange with a reporter by clicking here.
Geoff Liesik, Deseret News: Ute tribal officials and University of Utah administrators are scheduled to meet Nov. 22 to negotiate the conditions for the school's future use of the Ute name and the drum and feather logo worn by its sports teams.
Josh Shaw (6) and Demetrius Wright celebrate a USC touchdown during the Trojans' 62-28 rout of California on Saturday at Berkeley. The win by the fast-improving Trojans is no reason to boast because it came against the 1-9 Golden Bears, but it did set up a showdown this Saturday against Stanford.
Boston College at New Mexico State? Yes, it actually happened. In one of the most unusual matchups of the 2013 season, the Eagles traveled Saturday to Las Cruces and came away with a 48-34 victory, the team's first road win in two seasons. (B.C. beat Miami, 24-17, on 11-25-11.)
Tailback Andre Williams ran for a team-record 295 yards to put Boston College within a victory of becoming eligible for a bowl.
Wiz correspondent Greg Laughlin, taking in his second game in two days in the Land of Enchantment, had his camera in hand. There are more photos after the jump.
Some guys have all the luck. Wiz correspondent Greg Laughlin took in Friday night's Air Force-New Mexico game in Albuquerque and had the opportunity to meet Kathleen Danzer, the reigning Miss New Mexico.
Oh, that reminds us. They did play a game. The Lobos beat the Falcons, 45-37, despite completing only one pass. But that completion did go for a 28-yard touchdown. New Mexico did nearly all of its damage with the run game, which totaled 451 yards.