Joseph Duarte, Houston Chronicle: How does an Iowa State-Tulsa matchup sound in the Fort Worth Bowl? Mr. Duarte has some projections as to where Big 12 teams will be spending the holidays.
Brian J. Pedersen, Arizona Daily Star: Buried in his Pac-10 column is this gem: Arizona State's Dirk Koetter is 0-9 in conference games played in California.
Deseret News: The staff is lined up in the shotgun formation and is ready to fire quick takes from the Mountain West.
Jim Mashek, Biloxi Sun Herald: With defense the king in the SEC, having a clutch kicker makes a world of difference.