John Rohde, Oklahoman: OK, what exactly was T. Boone Pickens doing in a men's bathroom at the stadium that bears his name, wiping up excess water around the sinks. (registration).
Ray Ratto, San Francisco Chronicle: The comprehensive, tavern-style beatdown California absorbed at Tennessee could do permanent damage to the team's psyche.
Jerry Brewer, Seattle Times: People pay $900,000 for this view, overlooking Lake Washington and the Cascades loitering from a distance. But only 52,256 made it to Husky Stadium, the least-attended home opener in a quarter century.
Jim Moore, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: On game, one loss and a quarterback controversy for Washington State.
Ron Bellany, Eugene Register-Guard: Oregon was supposed to be a year away, but after rolling Stanford, one has to wonder if the time is now for the Ducks.
Drew Sharp, Detroit Free Press: Michigan State nearly chocked on a cupcake, clipping Idaho, 27-17. It was unimpressive, and even worse, uninspiring.
Joe Posnanski, Kansas City Star: Kansas State somehow edged I-AA Illinois State in a game that featured one of the worst coaching decisions this writer has ever witnessed (registration).