Eric Boynton, Spartanburg Herald-Journal: The NCAA says Clemson cornerback Ray Ray McElrathbey will be allowed to receive help in raising his 11-year-old brother.
A.J. Carr, Raleigh News & Observer: The ACC says game over, even though a photo appeared to show that Akron failed to score on the last play of the game against North Carolina State (registration).
Marlon W. Morgan, Commercial Appeal: Mississippi is one of six teams ranked 100th or lower in offense and defense.
Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: How did college football exist for so long without overtimes to settle ties? (subscription, so story is in comments).
Andy Staples, Tampa Tribune: Ten things you need to know about the Florida-Tennessee rivalry.
Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News: What you might have missed from the second week of the season.
Chip Scoggins, Minneapolis Star Tribune: No decision has been made regarding the Oct. 7 Penn State-Minnesota game, which might have to be moved to Oct. 5 or Nov. 25.
George Schroeder, Oklahoman: Nike founder Phil Knight helped build Oregon athletics to a level Oklahoma State hopes to pass (registration).
Jerry Hill, Waco Tribune: The Big 12 is in for a rough weekend. Several league teams face stern tests on the road.
Suzanne Halliburton, Austin American-Statesman: Texas is trying to figure out what went wrong against Ohio State (registration).
Jeff McDonald, San Antonio Express-News: Two Texas players who were suspended have been reinstated to the team.
Scott Wolf, L.A. Daily News: A former USC player and current administrative advisor has moved into an apartment complex where several players live to make sure there are no problems this season.
Scripps Howard News Service: How about this? New Hampshire, which beat Northwestern, is ranked sixth in this week's Matthews/Scripps Howard computer rankings.